September 10, 2011 at 7:00 pm in INFORUM
My wife woke me up a couple of hours early on Sept. 11, 2001. Continue Reading
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Bin Laden once said “you leave us alone, we’ll leave you alone. Sounds reasonable to but just not our style. “We justifiably swept into Afghanistan” Ross nelson. “9-11 was not an unprovoked attck” Ron Paul.
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Just when I thought a day of remembrance could pass in reverence, along come 3 people to tarnish the very image of it. You 3 should be ashamed to call yourselves Americans.
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Let me guess Nelson is a Ron Paul fan? More of the same crap that this guy writes on a weekly basis…
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On 9/11 we must never forget–Fahrenheit 9/11.
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Fahrenheit 9/11 was a horrible movie…
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“Just when I thought a day of remembrance could pass in reverence, along come 3 people to tarnish the very image of it. You 3 should be ashamed to call yourselves Americans.”
I find it rather amusing that the terms “patriotism” and “fanaticism” are often confused. Calling oneself an American is not patriotism. One can be American and not even live in the United States, let alone believe in the doctrine of the country. Being patriotic means supporting one’s country, not refusing to ever admit that something the leaders of the country chose to do was wrong. Our attack of multiple Middle Eastern countries WAS unwarranted, unprovoked, and unnecessary. Not to say that punishing Al Qaeda wasn’t a valid goal, but to inflame several wars in separate countries using little fact and much supposition was not.
Mr. Nelson, I found your article to be stimulating and accurate. I’m very grateful to the friend of mine who sent it to me.
On this day of “remembrance”, I find it particularly relevant to mention that blinding oneself to the horrors caused by anyone, anywhere in the world to be a far harsher way to “tarnish” this day. We killed, they killed, and everyone suffered. Who cares who started it? Who cares why? The fact is, people, lives, families, were lost due to the hatred and anger of people in this world.
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Who are you lecturing?
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Would have thought that was fairly obvious based upon the user whom I quoted. I was responding to a somewhat argumentative comment by Ray Martin about patriotism.
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I am a ten year Marine Corps veteran. I served from 2000 until 2010. I served in both wars and I must say, I heavily agree with the author. What he is saying is not necessarily bashing America. He is saying that the government needs changing. I think we can all agree with that. Just take a look at where our beloved country is headed. We have very little true freedom. On top of that, we seem to be systematically caving in on ourselves. A good friend once told me that great nations aren’t defeated, they commit suicide. I happen to agree and I believe we are in the opening stages of or suicide.
As a young Marine, I was all about patriotism and defending my country. I still am. Had I not gotten my back broken, I would still be in the fight. The thing is, I don’t think either of the wars are justifiable. While we can debate that all day, I would rather not. I am just stating my educated opinion on the subject. On top of two wars, we are aiding other Middle East countries in order for them to obtain their freedom. Countries that never want us near until they need us. Why should we help when we almost defaulted as a nation? Would you let your kids starve and not let them go to school so that a foreign child could? If course not but that is the mentality we have in the U.S.
I love America and hate what I have been seeing lately. While we may have meddled with Bin Laden, that was no excuse for what his organization did. The war in Afghanistan and Iraq now are a joke. We are mostly fighting locals who simply want us out of the country. Almost all the terrorists have relocated to Pakistan. We spend millions fighting the wrong people for the wrong reasons. I have seen it first had and if you think any progress is being made in either country, you are sadly mistaken.
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