What can we expect from Americans?
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Some media says "we are not like them" but I am curious how
Americans will feel when the bombing starts and civilians, mainly women
and children from the country that has lead the world in refugees for 19
years. Yesterday, the US demanded Pakistan cut off supplies to
Afghanistan which will kill the weak. The UN estimates 1,000,000 people
are on the verge of starvation.
So Americans, what will hear from you? Since they killed our
civilians we are justified in the killing their women and children?
Here are some recent quotes. Ask yourself -are these civilized
"There is only one way to begin to deal with people like this,
and that is you have to kill some of them even if they are not
immediately directly involved in this thing."
--former Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger (CNN, 9/11/01)
"The response to this unimaginable 21st-century Pearl Harbor
should be as simple as it is swift-- kill the bastards. A gunshot
between the eyes, blow them to smithereens, poison them if you have
to.?As for cities or countries that host these worms, bomb them into
--Steve Dunleavy (New York Post, 9/12/01)
"America roused to a righteous anger has always been a force for
good. States that have been supporting if not Osama bin Laden, people
like him need to feel pain. If we flatten part of Damascus or Tehran or
whatever it takes, that is part of the solution."
--Rich Lowry, National Review editor, to Howard Kurtz (Washington
"TIME TO TAKE NAMES AND NUKE AFGHANISTAN."
--Caption to cartoon by Gary Brookins (Richmond Times -Dispatch,
"At a bare minimum, tactical nuclear capabilites should be used
against the bin Laden camps in the desert of Afghanistan. To do less
would be rightly seen by the poisoned minds that orchestrated these
attacks as cowardice on the part of the United States and the current
--Former Defense Intelligence Agency officer Thomas Woodrow,
"Time to Use the Nuclear Option" (Washington Times, 9/14/01)
Bill O'Reilly: "If the Taliban government of Afghanistan does
not cooperate, then we will damage that government with air power,
probably. All right? We will blast them, because..."
Sam Husseini, Institute for Public Accuracy: "Who will you kill
in the process?"
O'Reilly: "Doesn't make any difference."
--("The O'Reilly Factor," Fox News Channel, 9/13/01)
"This is no time to be precious about locating the exact
individuals directly involved in this particular terrorist attack.... We
should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to
Christianity. We weren't punctilious about locating and punishing only
Hitler and his top officers. We carpet-bombed German cities; we killed
civilians. That's war. And this is war."
--Syndicated columnist Ann Coulter (New York Daily News, 9/12/01)