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World War III??

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Jeremy_C, Aug 3, 2004.

  1. Jeremy_C

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    Not sure how accurate this is, got this in an email and throught I would share.


    Not very long, but very informative. You have to read the
    > catalogue
    > of events in this brief piece. Then, ask yourself how anyone can take the
    > position that all we have to do is bring our troops home from Iraq, sit
    > back, re-set the snooze alarm, go back to sleep, and no one will ever
    > bother
    > us again. In case you missed it, World War III began in November 1979...
    > that alarm has been ringing for years.
    >
    > U.S. Navy Captain Ouimette is the Executive Officer at Naval Air
    > Station, Pensacola, Florida. Here is a copy of the speech he gave last
    > month. It is an accurate account of why we are in so much trouble today
    > and
    > why this action is so necessary.
    >
    > AMERICA NEEDS TO WAKE UP!
    > That's what we think we heard on the 11th of September 2001 (When
    > more than 3,000 Americans were killed) and maybe it was, but I think it
    > should have been "Get Out of Bed!" In fact, I think the alarm clock has
    > been
    > buzzing since 1979 and we have continued to hit the snooze button and
    > roll
    > over for a few more minutes of peaceful sleep since then.
    >
    > It was a cool fall day in November 1979 in a country going
    > through a
    > religious and political upheaval when a group of Iranian students
    > attacked
    > and seized the American Embassy in Tehran. This seizure was an outright
    > attack on American soil; it was an attack that held the world's most
    > powerful country hostage and paralyzed a Presidency. The attack on this
    > sovereign U. S. embassy set the stage for events to follow for the next
    > 23
    > years.
    >
    > America was still reeling from the aftermath of the Vietnam
    > experience and had a serious threat from the Soviet Union when then,
    > President Carter, had to do something. He chose to conduct a clandestine
    > raid in the desert. The ill-fated mission ended in ruin, but stood as a
    > symbol of America's inability to deal with terrorism.
    >
    > America's military had been decimated and downsized/right sized
    > since the end of the Vietnam War. A poorly trained, poorly equipped and
    > poorly organized military was called on to execute a complex mission that
    > was doomed from the start.
    >
    > Shortly after the Tehran experience, Americans began to be
    > kidnapped
    > and killed throughout the Middle East. America could do little to protect
    > her citizens living and working abroad. The attacks against US soil
    > continued.
    >
    > In April of 1983 a large vehicle packed with high explosives was
    > driven into the US Embassy compound in Beirut. When it explodes, it kills
    > 63
    > people.
    >
    > The alarm went off again and America hit the Snooze Button once
    > more.
    >
    > Then just six short months later a large truck heavily laden down
    > with over 2500 pounds of TNT smashed through the main gate of the US
    > Marine
    > Corps headquarters in Beirut and 241 US servicemen are killed. America
    > mourns her dead and hit the Snooze Button once more.
    >
    > Two months later in December 1983, another truck loaded with
    > explosives is driven into the US Embassy in Kuwait, and America continues
    > he
    > r slumber.
    >
    > The following year, in September 1984, another van was driven
    > into
    > the gate of the US Embassy in Beirut and America slept.
    >
    > Soon the terrorism spreads to Europe. In April 1985 a bomb
    > explodes
    > in a restaurant frequented by US soldiers in Madrid.
    >
    > Then in August a Volkswagen loaded with explosives is driven into
    > the main gate of the US Air Force Base at Rhein-Main, 22 are killed and
    > the
    > snooze alarm is buzzing louder and louder as US interests are continually
    > attacked.
    >
    > Fifty-nine days later a cruise ship, the Achille Lauro is
    > hijacked
    > and we watched as an American in a wheelchair is singled out of the
    > passenger list and executed.
    >
    > The terrorists then shift their tactics to bombing civilian
    > airliners when they bomb TWA Flight 840 in April of 1986 that killed 4
    > and
    > the most tragic bombing, Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland in
    > 1988,
    > killing 259.
    >
    > Clinton treated these terrorist acts as crimes; in fact we are
    > still
    > trying to bring these people to trial. These are acts of war.
    >
    > The wake up alarm is getting louder and louder.
    >
    > The terrorists decide to bring the fight to America. In January
    > 1993, two CIA agents are shot and killed as they enter CIA headquarters
    > in
    > Langley, Virginia.
    >
    > The following month, February 1993, a group of terrorists are
    > arrested after a rented van packed with explosives is driven into the
    > underground parking garage of the World Trade Center in New York City.
    > Six
    > people are killed and over 1000 are injured. Still this is a crime and
    > not
    > an act of war?
    >
    > The Snooze alarm is depressed again.
    >
    > Then in November 1995 a car bomb explodes at a US military
    > complex
    > in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia killing seven service men and women.
    >
    > A few months later in June of 1996, another truck bomb explodes
    > only
    > 35 yards from the US military compound in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. It
    > destroys
    > the Khobar Towers, a US Air Force barracks, killing 19 and injuring over
    > 500. The terrorists are getting braver and smarter as they see that
    > America
    > does not respond decisively.
    >
    > They move to coordinate their attacks in a simultaneous attack on
    > two US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. These attacks were planned with
    > precision.
    >
    > They kill 224. America responds with cruise missile attacks and
    > goes
    > back to sleep.
    >
    > The USS Cole was docked in the port of Aden, Yemen for refueling
    > on
    > 12 October 2000, when a small craft pulled along side the ship and
    > exploded
    > killing 17 US Navy Sailors. Attacking a US War Ship is an act of war, but
    > we
    > sent the FBI to investigate the crime and went back to sleep.
    >
    > And of course you know the events of 11 September 2001. Most
    > Americans think this was the first attack against US soil or in America.
    > How
    > wrong they are. America has been under a constant attack since 1979 and
    > we
    > chose to hit the snooze alarm and roll over and go back to sleep.
    >
    > In the news lately we have seen lots of finger pointing from
    > every
    > high officials in government over what they knew and what they didn't
    > know.
    > But if you've read the papers and paid a little attention I think you can
    > see exactly what they knew. You don't have to be in the FBI or CIA or on
    > the
    > National Security Council to see the pattern that has been developing
    > since
    > 1979.
    >
    > The President is right on when he says we are engaged in a war. I
    > think we have been in a war for the past 23 years and it will continue
    > until
    > we as a people decide enough is enough.
    >
    > America needs to "Get out of Bed" and act decisively now. America
    > has been changed forever. We have to be ready to pay the price and make
    > the
    > sacrifice to ensure our way of life continues. We cannot afford to keep
    > hitting the snooze button again and again and roll over and go back to
    > sleep.
    >
    > After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Admiral Yamamoto said "...it
    > seems
    > all we have done is awakened a sleeping giant." This is the message we
    > need
    > to disseminate to terrorists around the world.
    >
    > This is not a political thing to be hashed over in an election
    > year
    > this is an AMERICAN thing. This is about our Freedom and the Freedom of
    > our
    > children in years to come.
    >
    > Please forward this to as many people as you can especially to
    > the
    > young people and all those who dozed off in history class and who seem so
    > quick to protest such a necessary military action.
    > Time to wake up !!
     
  2. tomseviltwin

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    Sounds accurate to me. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gifThanks for posting this /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  3. doctor4x4

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    Great post !!!!!!
    i hope it get's pinned
    I think every one need's 2 be reminded of this
    Keep up the good work /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
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  4. duece21

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    [darn] Yeah!, I get so tired of celebrities pushing their ignorant opinions about how bush is screwing up america and Kerry is the god sent savior. They get on T.V. and use their popularity to voice their opinions when they live in such a sureal world. They create their own *Fake* reality where people idolize and worship them and they never see what realy happens in the world. I think they should take every one of them to visit the carnage the these terrorist A$$holes have created and destroyed the lives of so many wonderful americans. I think their attitudes would change! They think if we pull all of our troops back home and leave everyone alone the these religeous zelots will quit murdering innocent people /forums/images/graemlins/screwy.gif. Where not fighting an individual country we are fighting terrorist cells spread throughout the world. Sorry just my rant.. Good article thought /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    One thing I hate about the Democrats is they have too many angry, nazi feminists in pant suits.
     
  6. gjk5

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    Nice. That's the best I've seen those sentiments expressed yet. I've already cut and pasted it to an e-mail for friends.
     
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    One of my favorite quotes,
    I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones. -Albert Einstein
     

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