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Re: NFC: Fw: I WILL NOT FORGET
This message is about native fishes. I see. Since we
are off topic, did not the Reagan government give much
equipment to today's terrorists? It is too much like
the novel 1984. One day (country A) is our enemy.
Tomorrow (country A) is our best friend.
I have a fish remark. The holiday darter has been bred
by the people at CFI in Knoxville TN, I remember. But
it is in trouble in the wild, so we should leave all
these fish where they are.
Boo Radley, Saraland, Alabama
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> Date: Saturday, July 27, 2002 09:45:24 AM
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> Subject: I WILL NOT FORGET
> Subject: I will not forget I WILL NOT
> I sat in a movie theater watching "Schindler's
> List," asked myself, "Why
> didn't the Jews fight back?" Now I know why.
> I sat in a movie theater, watching "Pearl Harbor and
> asked myself, "Why
> weren't we prepared?" Now I know why.
> Civilized people cannot fathom, much less predict,
> the actions of evil
> On September 11, dozens of capable airplane
> passengers allowed
> themselves to be overpowered by a handful of poorly
> armed terrorists
> because they did not comprehend the depth of hatred
> that motivated their
> On September 11, thousands of innocent people were
> murdered because too
> many Americans naively reject the reality that some
> nations are dedicated to
> dominance of others.
> Many political pundits, pacifists and media
> personnel want us to forget the
> They say we must focus on the bravery of the
> rescuers and ignore the
> cowardice of the killers.
> They implore us to understand the motivation of the
> perpetrators. Major
> television stations
> have announced they will assist the healing process
> by not replaying
> footage of the planes crashing into the Twin Towers.
> I will not be manipulated. I will not pretend to
> understand. I will not
> forget. I will
> not forget the liberal media who abused freedom of
> the press to kick our
> country when it was vulnerable and hurting.
> I will not forget that CBS anchor Dan Rather
> preceded President Bush's
> address to the nation with the snide remark, "No
> matter how you feel about
> him, he is still our president."
> I will not forget that ABC TV anchor Peter Jennings
> questioned President
> Bush's motives for not returning immediately to
> Washington, DC and
> "We're all pretty skeptical and cynical about
> And I will not forget that ABC's Mark Halperin
> warned if reporters weren't
> informed of every little detail of this war, they
> aren't "likely -- nor
> should they be expected -- to show deference."
> I will not isolate myself from my fellow Americans
> by pretending an attack
> On the USS Cole in Yemen was not an attack on the
> United States of America.
> I will not forget the Clinton administration
> equipped Islamic terrorists
> And their supporters with the world's most
> sophisticated telecommunications
> equipment and encryption technology, thereby
> compromising America's ability
> to trace terrorist radio, cell phone, land lines,
> faxes and modem
> I will not be appeased with pointless, quick
> retaliatory strikes like those
> perfected by the previous administration.
> I will not be comforted by "feel good, do nothing"
> regulations like the
> Silly "Have your bags been under your control?"
> question at the airport.
> I will not be influenced by so called, "antiwar
> demonstrators" who exploit
> the right of statement to chant anti American
> I will not forget the moral victory handed the North
> Vietnamese by American
> war protesters who reviled and spat upon the
> returning soldiers, airmen,
> sailors and Marines.
> I will not be softened by the wishful thinking of
> pacifists who chose
> reassurance over reality.
> I will embrace the wise words of Prime Minister Tony
> Blair who told Labor
> Party conference, "They have no moral inhibition on
> the slaughter of the
> innocent. If they could have murdered not 7,000 but
> 70,000, does anyone
> doubt they would have done so and rejoiced in it?
> There is no compromise possible with such people, no
> meeting of minds, no
> point of understanding with such terror. Just a
> choice: defeat it or be
> defeated by it.
> And defeat it we must!"
> I will force myself to:
> hear the weeping
> feel the helplessness
> imagine the terror
> sense the panic
> smell the burning flesh
> experience the loss
> remember the hatred.
> I sat in a movie theater, watching "Private Ryan"
> and asked myself, "Where
> did they find the courage?"
> Now I know. We have no choice! Living without
> liberty is not living!
> Ed Evans, MGySgt., USMC (Ret.) Not as lean, Not as
> mean, But still a
> Also Warren D Coon USN MM/2C Not as lean or mean
> but still Navy
> Please forward to every American who still believes
> in freedom and that we
> are NOT helpless in the fight against terrorism.
> This is a very powerful passage and should not be
> ignored. Either you are
> with us or you are against us -
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