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    This is a article written my a brittish reporter, it strongly emphizes some points, its a good thing for anyone to read:

    One year ago, the world witnessed a unique kind of broadcasting -- the
    mass
    murder of thousands, live on television. As a lesson in the pitiless
    cruelty of the human race, September 11 was up there with Pol Pot's
    Mountain
    of Skulls in Cambodia, or the skeletal bodies stacked like garbage in
    the
    Nazi concentration camps.

    An unspeakable act so cruel, so calculated and so utterly merciless
    that
    surely the world could agree on one thing - nobody deserves this fate.
    Surely there could be consensus: The victims were truly innocent, the
    perpetrators truly evil.

    but to the world's eternal shame, 9/11 is increasingly seen as
    America's
    comeuppance. Incredibly, anti-Americanism has increased over the last
    year.

    There has always been a simmering resentment to the USA in this
    country;
    too loud, too rich, too full of themselves, and so much happier than
    Europeans - but it has become an epidemic. And it seems incredible to
    me.
    More than that, it turns my stomach.

    America is this country's greatest friend and our staunchest ally. We
    are
    bonded to the US by culture, language and blood. A little over half a
    century ago, around half a million Americans died for our freedoms, as
    well
    as their own. Have we forgotten so soon? And exactly a year ago,
    thousands
    of ordinary men, women and ! children - not just Americans, but from
    dozens
    of countries, were butchered by a small group of religious fanatics.
    Are
    we
    so quick to betray them?

    What touched the heart about those who died in the Twin Towers and on
    the
    planes, was that we recognized them. Young fathers and mothers,
    somebody's
    son and somebody's daughter, husbands, wives, and children, some
    unborn.

    And these people brought it on themselves? Their nation is to blame
    for
    their meticulously planned slaughter?

    These days you don't have to be some dust-encrusted nut job in Kabul
    or
    Karachi or Finsbury Park to see America as the Great Satan. The
    anti-American alliance is made up of self-loathing liberals who blame
    the
    Americans for every ill in the Third World, and conservatives
    suffering
    from
    power-envy, bitter that the world's only superpower can do what it
    likes
    without having to ask permission.

    The truth is that America has behaved with enormous restraint since
    September 11.

    Remember, remember -

    Remember the gut-wrenching tapes of weeping men phoning their wives
    to
    say,
    "I love you," before they were burned alive.

    Remember those people leaping to their deaths from the top of burning
    skyscrapers.

    Remember the hundreds of firemen buried alive.

    Remember the smiling face of that beautiful little girl who was on one
    of
    the planes with her mum.

    Remember, remember -

    And realize that America has never retaliated for 9/11 in anything
    like
    the
    way it could have.

    So a few al-Qaeda tourists got locked up without a trial in Camp
    X-ray?
    Pass
    the Kleenex . . .

    So some Afghan wedding receptions were shot up after they merrily
    fired
    their semi-automatics in a sky full of American planes? A shame, but
    maybe
    next time they should stick to confetti.

    AMERICA could have turned a large chunk of the world into a parking
    lot.
    That it didn't is a sign of strength. American voices are already
    being
    raised against attacking Ira'q - that's what a democracy is for. How
    many
    in
    the Islamic world will have a minute's silence for the slaughtered
    innocents
    of 9/11? How many Islamic leaders will have the guts to say that the
    mass
    murder of 9/11 was an abomination?

    When the news of 9/11 broke on the West Bank, those freedom-loving
    Palestinians were dancing in the street. America watched all of
    that -
    and
    didn't push the button. We should thank the stars that America is the
    most
    powerful nation in the world. I still find it incredible that 9/11
    did
    not
    provoke all-out war. Not a "war on terrorism." A real war.

    The fundamentalist dudes are talking about "opening the gates of
    hell,"
    if
    America attacks Iraq. Well, America could have opened the gates of
    hell
    like
    you wouldn't believe.

    The US is the most militarily powerful nation that ever strode the
    face
    of
    the earth. The campaign in Afghanistan may have been less than
    perfect
    and
    the planned war on Iraq may be misconceived.

    But don't blame America for not bringing peace and light to these
    wretched
    countries. How many democracies are there in the Middle East, or in
    the
    Muslim world? You can count them on the fingers of one hand -assuming
    you
    haven't had any chopped off for minor shoplifting.

    I love America, yet America is hated. I guess that makes me Bush's
    poodle.

    But I would rather be a dog in New York City than a Prince in Riyadh.
    Above all, America is hated because it is what every country wants to
    be -
    rich, free, strong, open, optimistic. Not ground down by the past, or
    religion, or some caste system. America is the best friend this
    country
    ever
    had and we should start remembering that.

    Or do you really think the USA is the root of all evil? Tell it to
    the
    loved ones of the men and women who leaped to their death from the
    burning
    towers.

    Tell it to the nursing mothers whose husbands died on one of the
    hijacked
    planes, or were ripped apart in a collapsing skyscraper. And tell it
    to
    the
    hundreds of young widows whose husbands worked for the New York Fire
    Department.

    To our shame, George Bush gets a worse press than Saddam Hussein.
    Once
    we
    were told that Saddam gassed the Kurds, tortured his own people and
    set
    up
    rape-camps in Kuwait. Now we are told he likes Quality Street. Save
    me
    the
    orange center, Oh Mighty One!

    Remember, remember, September 11 -

    One of the greatest atrocities in human history was committed against
    America.
    No, do more than remember. Never forget.[Edited by VikemanX84 on 03/17/03 10:27 PM]
    When it s all said and done, you ll have to admit we re number 1!

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