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RE: Yes it's off topic but who cares right now.
From: "Borchers, Mark" <mborchers () splitrock net>
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2001 09:20:00 -0500

I certainly agree that our country has an obligation to the
victims and to the cause of justice to take some sort of action.
However, I hope that in the event that more innocent lives are
lost in the course of our response, that Americans will not
revel and celebrate the way that we saw some Middle Easterners
doing.  I do not think the people we saw dancing in the streets
on the news were typical Arab citizens.  The typical observant
Muslim is a monotheist with a high sense of ethics and considers
terrorists to be.....terrorists.  The better classes of Muslims
are remarkably similar to the better classes of Americans.  
Unfortunately, we too have our share of bums who will be cheering
on their barstools and consider it to be entertainment should
the conflict spill over to impact innocents....as the terrorists
very likely hope that it does.

Ralph Los wrote:

Ladies and gentlemen, I've been lurking around reading all 
these 'love the
planet' emails, and I have to agree...killing is surely not 
the answer - but
if you gave me an unlimited supply of rockets, and a lot of 
killing power,
I'd point it at Afganistan and say....'Kill 'em all, let God 
sort 'em out
later".......just my two cents...I had a friend who left his 
wife a message
seconds before he died up there in south tower..."Honey, I'm 
on the 92nd
floor and am not going to make it back to your arms alive - 
remember I will
always love you" -then the line went dead....those words ring 
through my
head over and over and over - I could have been there, so could you.

      True, there is no taking back what happened, but if GW 
issued an act
of war, and did some re-arranging of the middle-east and the like, and
places like Afganistan, Iraq, and the Palestinian militant states
DISAPPEARED forever - no one, especially this blue-blooded 
American would
shed a tear...and I as one...would see all the 
psycho-terrorists to hell.

Otherwise known as,
  Dr. Blackfelt

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