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Not shocked

August 15, 2006

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To the editor:

The idea that we Americans are "shocked" that the Islamic terrorists are trying to kill as many of us as they can on or before the Sept. 11 anniversary is nonsense. They may be brain-dead in Washington, D.C., but the American public is not. This latest apparent attempt is exactly what we have expected. It's certainly past time for the politicians in Washington, Democrats included, to wake up and realize we are in a fight to preserve our American way of life. Many of us are expecting and preparing for the next inevitable 9-11-type of incident.

This may or may not be World War III. However, it certainly has that potential. The ridiculous idea that we do not need to look closer at people coming here who have obvious ties to the Middle East and Islamic backgrounds for fear of being "politically incorrect" has to go.

For example, have they considered that the 10 Egyptians on student visas may just have been a "dry run" probing our defenses? Maybe they were just a scouting party? Also, I would suggest looking into any sudden influx of money in the accounts of people in American embassies and consulates in the Middle East that approve visas for travelers to the United States from these oil-rich nations.

E.G. Hickam,

Lawrence

Comments

xenophonschild 8 years, 4 months ago

It may be too late. Radical Muslims inclined to champion our destruction are already in-country - in Dearborn, Michigan, among other places.

American prisons are rarely thought of as repositories of anti-American sentiment; however, even in rural Kansas, there are Muslim converts in Lansing, El Dorado, and Hutchinson who practice an ideology of hatred and revenge against "white" America and the secular West.

A cynic would note that Kansas taxpayers foot the bill for these groups to exist in state prisons - even pay for the radical propaganda shown regularly on closed-circuit TV to each institution's Islamic and "Moorish Science" inmates.

Joy to the world.

Speakout 8 years, 4 months ago

Xeno, you are totally wrong. There are no Muslims who want the destruction of America, they want only for ISRAEL to get out of the West Bank and America to get out of IRAQ. PERIOD.

All of the wars that are fought are fought for that very reason - no other. If we were smart, and we are not, we would do just that and get done with this. We are afraid that Israel will be in trouble if Arab countries are strong and have a good government.

Israel in the West Bank violates several UN Resolutions but they ignore the resolutions unless it agrees with their imperialism. Get them out and let the Middle East be peaceful.

Linda Endicott 8 years, 4 months ago

There are no Muslims who want the destruction of America??

Have I been misreading my newpapers for the last five years or so? Were my eyes deceiving me when I saw video on TV of all the Muslims cheering the 9/11 attacks?

There are apparently many Muslims who would like nothing better than the destruction of America, simply because it's America. Just as they want the destruction of Israel, just because it's Israel.

xenophonschild 8 years, 4 months ago

Speakout:

It is not possible for you to be any more wrong. There are - ostensibly American, for they were born and raised here - native Americans who pray for America to be attacked, harmed, destroyed.

I cracked one of them in the teeth - spent sixty-one days in solitary - in September of 2001 when he opined that Osama bin Laden was an alright guy who had a perfect right to do what he did. He was/is a "Moor," a member of a bizarre sub-cult in American prisons that teaches hatred of whites in particular and America in general.

And there are tens of thousands of them in American prisons.

It is not possible for you to be more wrong.

Fatty_McButterpants 8 years, 4 months ago

speakout: How did you come to get your facts so distorted? The middle east has never been peaceful! The proposition that Muslims only hate the U.S. because of Iraq and Israel being in the West Bank is nonsense. Before Iraq there was the Ayatollah Khomeini. Perhaps you are too young to remember all of the hijackings that occurred in the 70's and 80's by, surprise surprise, middle eastern men? They practice a religion that refers to us as the 'infidels' who need to be destroyed. 'Nuff said.

As far as Israel and the West Bank goes, I have this to say. If the Arabs had just left the Israeli's alone back in the 60's then the Palestinians would have their state. In fact, they had one back then, just as the Israeli's did, but they didn't like that so they, along with several other Arab states, attacked Israel to try and eliminate them (apparently they were disappointed that Hitler wasn't allowed to finish the job). Unfortunately for the Arabs - especially the Palestinians - the Israeli's whupped all their behinds rather handily. The Arabs have been cryin' in their cous-cous ever since.

Jamesaust 8 years, 4 months ago

(Some) Muslims only want the U.S. out of Iraq and Israel out of the western bank of the Jordan River. Then (oh happy day) there'll be peace.

More accurately, there'll be "piece" - as in a piece of what these groups clearly -- but apparently not clearly enough for some -- state as their claim.

Yesterday marked the anniversary of the end of World War II, which is a perfect reminder that when crazed persons tell you exactly what they intend to do, sometimes its an intelligent thing to believe that they just might do it.

Jamesaust 8 years, 4 months ago

Interestingly, the ur-pundit of conservatism, George Will, writes of the Bush emphasis on militarism as the "War on Unreality" and speaks favorably of Kerry's emphasis on intelligence and law enforcement and only occasionally resorting to force. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/08/14/AR2006081401163.html

While one might ask "was Kerry right?," the better question would be: "will the 2008 GOP nominee adopt a similiar Kerryesque(?) approach" (and just call it by another name)?

Moderateguy 8 years, 4 months ago

I read a really great article in TIME a couple of years ago regarding the Barbary coast pirates and the formation of the U.S. Marines. As I remember, Thomas Jefferson created the U.S. Navy as a direct response to Muslim pirates kidnapping sailors into slavery and claiming it was justified because they were "infidels." The Marine anthem line "To the shores of Tripoli" is a direct result of the U.S. action against the Muslim terrorists of the day.

Fatty McButterpants is correct, but speakout needs to look quite a bit further back than the 1960's.

I'll say it again, Islam is a screwed up religion. The peace loving followers of Mohammed need to take back their faith. The task of dealing with radical Islam should not fall on us. By they way, I'm NOT a Christian.

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