[meteorite-list] First Blood----Way off topic

From: Mike Farmer <farmerm_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:48:57 2004
Message-ID: <3B9EB948.4E4135A8_at_concentric.net>

It is time to make them pay, the terrorists have been hiding in Palastine, Libya, Afganistan etc. We have been with
our hands tied for years, ASKING our European allies for permission to fight back, getting negative responces from
France among other nations. Let them face our damage and death today, I say no asking permission, no condemnation,
no resolutions, nothing but bombs, level the cities, kill the terrorists and the governments who harbor them. I am
from a military background, the ARMY section of the Pentagon was destroyed today, I likely know some of the people
there, as I know some of my officers went to the Pentagon after I left. This is war, nothing less, time to make it
so, bring them what they seek. America stood together after Pearl Harbor, the Arizona was destroyed, I see the bell
at the university here often, now so many more have died. Non military, non combatants.
I am so full of hatred right now, I am scared of myself! Will our friends the French, whom so many Americans died
for in WWII try to stop our response this time like so often in the past?
Not trying to pick on anyone, just absolutely furious right now at what I have seen today.
The time for action is here, no more words......................
Mike Farmer
Guess I wont be going back to the Sahara any more.

Rob and Colleen wrote:

> In reading the numerous posts to the list regarding the recent attack on
> The US, the response from many is that words can not describe the events
> of the day. I've got a few. Sickening, malignant, craven, malevolent,
> inhuman, and finally, a mistake. An attack of this nature represents
> years of planning, training pilots, memorizing flight plans, millions of
> dollars and flawless choreography. A full understanding of the American
> Machine at work, how our media reacts, our economic processes. Nothing
> less than an act of war. Where they have failed, however, is in knowing
> that despite the high profile, outspoken nature of people regarding our
> government, our indecision in selecting a leader this year, the crime
> and the controversy, we are ONE NATION. In a time so bleak, we will not
> scatter like ants trying to save ourselves. We will, as we have in the
> past, unite as a unified republic and swiftly rain Hell on the
> perpetrators of this. We will suffer for years to come but fires will
> cool, the fortresses will be rebuilt, and we will go on, perhaps
> stronger.
> Now I don't find myself to be an excessively patriotic person, I didn't
> serve in the military, I don't even own a flag. But when something like
> this happens I, like all other Americans, feel an absolute visceral
> certainty. My life has been devoted to medicine, I will not even kill a
> spider living in my house, but I WOULD NEVER GROW TIRED OF MAKING THOSE
> Today and the next few weeks will be remembered by the gods of history.
> Thanks for letting me vent. Glad we as a group are intact.
> Rob Wesel
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