BenzofBend - 9/12/2005 6:06 PM
We are safer.
Perhaps the French may throw cheese, the Germans desire to invade France, and the Brits talk shit behind our backs while they help us, but how many planes do you see flying into buildings? Do you think that it is "just the terrorists plans" to wait ten years between attacks?
Islamofacists aren't Bill Clinton. They are aware that you don't hit an enemy and then let him recover to hit him again. You kick them in the ribs while they are down. Yet we are left alone. The WORLD may be pissed as hell that we won't let them all have a voice, but perhaps when they are attacked they can decide to get everyone's opinion before reacting. Right now, if the attacks were to come frequently enough, I do believe that we would bomb Mecca into a parking lot. I feel that the a-holes of the world know it too, and know that we have a President willing to order strikes by any means necessary to put an end to it. Look at Iran. They flaunted their hostages in Carter's cabinet's faces, and Regan's ellection resulted in their immediate release. Do you think that they are concerned with GW any less?
mzsmbs - 9/12/2005 5:10 PM
might want to read up a bit on your history.. terror bombings didn't begin on 9/11 neither have they subsided.
BenzofBend - 9/12/2005 5:19 PM
On our soil, when was the last attack?
Against a significant American target?
Not to put words/intentions, in someone else's mouth/mind, but I do think that <b><u>mzsmbs</u></b> was responding to a direct quote of yours <b>"The WORLD may be pissed as hell that we won't let them all have a voice, but perhaps when they are attacked they can decide to get everyone's opinion before reacting. "</b>
Bringing your attention on the fact that the rest of the world, more precisely western Europe, has known terrorism attacks in the 70s, 80s, and 90s. None attained the body counts of 9/11/01, but they were more frequent and certainly devastating (Check Orly bombing, jewish school bombed by Arafat in Belgium, numerous attacks in the UK, Germany, red terrorism in DE, Italy, etc...)
What was our involvment and/or position? One of compassion and distance. The European community, after 9/11, had a tremendous amount of compassion and good will for our nation. We had an asset in intl diplomacy then, we squandered it!
But of course, let <b>"the French throw cheese, the Germans invade France, and the Brits talk shit behind our backs"</b>, we are the mighty after all, and God bless America, while he pisses on the rest of his creation!