Matt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 43 Posted (14 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 881 times:
I’m sorry, but it’s time to clean house, so to speak. If it is determined that these bombings are the result of some planning from another country (specifically the Middle East), then President Bush should have no recourse but to annihilate that country at nothing short of a holocaust level. It’s time that someone spoke the truth for what it is. All of these countries: Iran, Iraq, Syria, Palestine, Afghanistan, etc. all HATE the US and sponsor anti US activities. We all saw the images of the people over there: people rejoicing in the streets. And half of them were women and children. You can scream about the barbarism of slaughtering all of these “innocent” people, but the reality is that they hate the US and the West. They always have. And they always will. They are taught that in their culture. Unless you nip that bud right at the source, you mark my words: it is only a matter of time before an attack like yesterday happens again. Not if, but when. And next time, it will be the West Coast (namely LA) that gets hit. Forget about international “rules” and “guidelines” involving the US targeting (and sniping) individual persons. In times like this, when the other country has fired the first shot, all bets are off. All “rules” of diplomacy are out the window. Basically, it’s time to colloquially “kick some serious ass” any way we can. Send the snipers. Send the B-1’s and B52’s. And if push really comes to shove, maybe another nuclear weapon of the Hiroshima or Nagasaki variety will be what we need to use to send a wake up call to the rest of the world.
Sadly though, many innocent people will be killed in such an attack. But any way you look at it, innocent people are going to be killed. So it basically boils down to them or us. Well I vote us. All opposed?
The “I’s” have it.
These nations and these people have no value for human life. They have no respect for our country. It’s time to do something about it once and for all. We need to send a message to the rest of the world that we will not tolerate these atrocities any further.
We need to end the fear and the paranoia that rules over our country.
And let’s talk about airport security and call it for what it is: a joke. The politically incorrect truth of the matter that no one dares speak, lest they be labeled racist is that these security people are those that have no work ethic. They are lazy, uneducated, and probably couldn’t get jobs flipping hamburgers at McDonalds. For them, getting paid $7 an hour represents one step above sitting home, watching Jerry Springer and collecting welfare. Most of these people were put there to fulfill some local political quota agendas. Our security processes are fine. Our equipment is fine. The Achilles Heel in this process is the people that are operating them. Security processes are only a tool, and only as competent (and effective) as the people using them. Like your computer, you put garbage in, you get garbage out. And that’s exactly what airport security has been for over 20 years. It’s high time we send these losers walking, and bring some competent airport people in. This will serve a dual purpose. First, we’ll have effective security. And second, we won’t have to resort to Orwellian procedures of paranoia that I’m afraid will be the end result. Again, our country is taking a reactive, rather than proactive approach to the problem. And no, limiting gate access to “ticketed passengers only” is nothing but a cosmetic approach that will do little, if anything to provide genuine security. I think the fact that not one, not two, not three, but FOUR hijackings yesterday are enough to blow a big hole in that argument.
Once the person(s), group, or nation responsible for this act is known, the US should send an ultimatum to the country responsible. Those countries MUST extradite those responsible to the US. Otherwise, we will destroy that nation. We will have no other options. This cycle of terrorism MUST be stopped. It MUST be stopped at the source. We shouldn’t have to respond to these events on a case by case basis, leading to measures that ultimately WE will have to bear the burden for.
It’s time to take action. And we must take action as soon as those at fault are known.
WN700Driver From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 739 times:
AMEN! I say we ditch these do-nothing peace-nicks & just solve this problem already. We have the mightiest military on earth, I say its time we use it. But, as I said in another post, we need to wait. Just long enough so that reconstruction is well under way. That way, these cowards will die knowing that America can not be stopped or altered by lowlife foriegn trouble makers.
JetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (14 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 707 times:
I do think America should take this opportunity to not only punish those responsible for the disgusting attack, but to attack the entire institution of terrorism. All countries that notoriously harbor, protect and bankroll these radical groups, should be targeted and severely dealt with. Now is the time while the support of the American citizens and the world is there. This is no time for political correctness and passiveness. That would gaurantee similar attacks in the future. Terrorism is said to be difficult to combat, because it does not have a head. I disagree. All of these Middle East countries are the head of terrorism. In the past, it would not be popular to do what is necessary to defeat it. After yesterday, it would be popular and supported. The scope and severity of the attack, IMO, has given President Bush a lot of options. He needs to take advantage of that and cut the throat of terrorism. Hopefully collateral damage to innocent Arabs will be minimal, but they will be inevitable. This must not discourage anyone from doing or supporting what needs to be done. For the sake of ALL innocent lives around the world, now is the time for a viciously destructive campaign on terrorism and its enablers.