Are we REALLY that innocent??  

rm_bluegenes51 56M
115 posts
4/24/2005 11:59 am

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Are we REALLY that innocent??

Please do not read between the lines or comment without reading the entire piece. This is not about sex; I have read people complaining about blogs that do not have much to do with sex. If you are not interested, go to another blog.

I am almost never serious when writing or commenting on a blog, but I am being serious in this one. 911 will forever be remembered as the second, tho perhaps more infamous "day of infamy"

A few points to remember:

1)Twenty years ago, if anyone in the US had spoken of Osama Bin Laden, he would have been called a "freedom fighter" . We (United States) sent him and his cohorts arms and money becuse he was fighting against the Russians.

2) We(United States) have a long history of supporting brutal dictatorships if it is "good for business"

3) We (United States) bombed civilian targets in Viet Nam

4) We (United States) ignored, if not directly encouraged our own terrorist group right here in the US for over a century. What terrorist group? The Ku Klux Klan. I can understand ( not support) terrorists who only can fight a much more powerful enemy using terrorist tactics, but not a more pwewrful group using terrorist tactics to "fight" a less powerful group.

5) The US was founded by people who would have been called terrorists in their day, if there had been such a word. The Revolutionary War was the first in modern history where "guerilla" tactics were used. Previous to then, armies faced each other in long straight lines and fired away. There was no way the Revolutionary Army could defeat the British that way, so they hid behind rocks and trees ( makes sense now)

__Huntress__ 55M/57F

4/24/2005 4:26 pm

It's a brave man who says what others may think but won't verbalize ... bravo to you !

wanderlust1176 41F

4/24/2005 6:43 pm

I have felt, since 911, that there has not been nearly enough said about the WHY and HOW this came about. Not to mention that it happens all over the world every day. It is not a topic that makes me feel patriotic in the least, unlike the majority of this country. Nausiating in fact.
P.s. not everyone is opposed to serious topics

mi_mwpm 51M

4/24/2005 8:30 pm

I'll give you credit for 4 out of the 5. Have to disagree that the founders were terrorists though. Yes, they fought unconventionally, but they didn't attack innocents (that I'm aware of anyway). Terrorists are basically cowards who target civilians in order to cause fear.

wyvernrose 38F
3895 posts
4/24/2005 8:47 pm

Australia, is one of the few nations in this world which formed its government, without civil war....rather through consensus.

Except for the Eureka Stockade Australia has not ever been touched by Civil War....

Only once in Australia's History has Australian Soil ever been touched by War during WWII and the Bombing of Darwin....

Australia has served in the liberation and protection of other Nations throughout its history, participating in WWI, WWII, Vietnam, Solomons, East Timor, Afghanistan, Sudan, Iraq etc, as shown by their conduct at home and overseas, Australian Defence Forces Personel are amongst the worlds Best Peace Keepers....

Personnally I would rather our record.....


rm_bluegenes51 56M
245 posts
4/25/2005 6:22 am

MWPM.. not saying that they were terrorists... am saying that they would have been called terrorists. Are not attacks on troops in Iraq called terrorist attacks?

rm_bluegenes51 56M
245 posts
4/25/2005 6:29 am

Huntress... Thanks. I was not sure how this would be received. I am encouraged that at least four people agree with the idea of questioning what is going on.

rm_bluegenes51 56M
245 posts
4/25/2005 6:30 am

Wanderlust.. Yes.. it infuriates me no end when "W" spouts, "They hate us because we are free"

rm_bluegenes51 56M
245 posts
4/25/2005 6:33 am

Wyvernrose.. I would prefer your record, as well. I have a couple of friends in Oz. One even came to visit for a couple of weeks.

Apolybear 54M

4/26/2005 6:28 am

One person's terrorist is another person's freedom fighter. It's all about perception. Some people will do whatever it takes to accomplish their objectives. It's human nature.

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