Good Read:


#1

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 -AD) 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 her slumber. The following year, in
September 1984, another van was driven into the gates 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. Support Our Troops 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.


#2

sorry but i dont have the mental capacity to read all that right now. :cliff


#3

america, with all its freedomistic ideals, has to go kill people :dunno


#4

Re: RE: Good Read:

Are you kidding me? Did you even read the post?


#5

bad read. i dont like death. i just enjoy my life being stupid.


#6

Re: RE: Good Read:

Are you kidding me? Did you even read the post?[/quote]

no :smiley:


edit: now i did, and i still dont see any need for change :dunno


edit 2: well, maybe a little bit … :

america, after being attacked at many different locations around the glove, needs to wake up and kill people :smiley: