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Date Posted: 11:24:35 03/27/02 Wed
Author: David McGrath
In reply to: Willis Newton 's message, "Re: TERRORIST ATTACK TO THE U.S." on 14:41:13 01/04/02 Fri

>The Brits started it all in Palestine: blame them.
>Whoever wrote this seems to be unable to find any
>difference between the words "provoke" and "deserve."
>US (and for that matter, UN UK and NATO) policy might
>have PROVOKED and attack, but the United States in no
>way DESERVED to be attacked, just as NO INNOCENT
>Afghan, Palistinian, or other person DESREVES to die.
>I cannot believe that this person, whoever it may be,
>was able to post this message only two days after this
>tragedy. No matter what you think, there are some
>times when it is no only polite, but also respectful
>to keep your damn mouth shut. Everybody in the world
>has a problem with the US, and they decend into the
>streets to burn the American flag. But where were
>these people when women were being horribly mistreated
>in Afghanistan? Just as it is irrational to protest
>globalisation while wearing Nike shoes and drinking
>Coke, it is hipocritical to criticize ONLY American
>and never any other country. The Taliban WAS NOT
>wanted in Afghanistan, save by a few groups, and after
>their departure from Kabul, the citizens rejoiced.
>They are now allowed to shave, walk unmolested through
>the streets, play football, watch TV, and be educated
>like the REST OF THE WORLD. Just because you disagree
>with US foreign policy does not mean you can sit back
>and watch Afghanistan slip into a new dark ages where
>only religiuos figures can read and write, and
>therefore dictate what "God" wants people to do; where
>people live in fear of war, pestilance, famine,
>disease; where more children die than live. The US is
>not perfect, nor is its foreign policy, but do not be
>so quick to judge. It is NOT a dictatorship (no matter
>what you may think, the President of the US does NOT
>have as much power as people say. He can only send
>troops out for 90 days, and after that it is the
>SENATE who declares war. There are 100 Senators--two
>from each state--and if you ask me, that's a fairly
>well spread out base of power. Perhaps you should read
>more about the US gov) and most Americans do NOT spend
>their time trying to "dominate" the rest of the world,
>contrary to how Americans are portrayed in Europe.
>It is too easy to criticize the US, because the US's
>actions are always on the front page of the newspaper,
>but let's take a good look at the rest of the world
>before judging the US so harshly.

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  • Re: TERRORIST ATTACK TO THE U.S. -- David McGrath, 11:26:57 03/27/02 Wed
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