From: "Pedro Martori"
Subject: SHAME ON YOU AMERICAN-HATING LIBERALS
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Date: Sat, 9 Nov 2002 08:35:14 -0500
NNTP-Posting-Date: Sat, 09 Nov 2002 08:40:38 EST
Organization: Bell Sympatico
The anti-American alliance is made up of self-loathing liberals who
blame the Americans for every ill in the Third World
I think this is such a striking editorial. Please take time to read.
For ANYONE to think America brought this on themselves is CLUELESS.
this editorial is from a Socialist in London!!!
>If you aren't familiar with the UK's Daily Mirror, it is an old and
>notoriously Socialist, left-wing, anti-American daily in London. I
this, completely unexpected, editorial (by Socialist
>Party, Tony Parsons, no less) worth a second look. - Bane Ashley
>SHAME ON YOU AMERICAN-HATING LIBERALS
>Tony Parsons, Daily Mirror, September 11, 2002
>ONE year ago, the world witnessed a unique kind of broadcasting - the
mass murder of thousands, live on television. As a lesson in the
>cruelty of the human race, September 11 was up there with Pol Pot's
mountain of skulls in Cambodia, or the
>skeletal bodies stacked like garbage in the Nazi concentration camps.
>An unspeakable act so cruel, so calculated and so utterly merciless
>surely the world could agree on one thing - nobody deserves this fate.
>Surely there could be consensus: the victims were truly innocent, the
>perpetrators truly evil. But to the world's eternal shame, 9/11 is
>increasingly seen as America's comeuppance. Incredibly,
>has actually increased over the last year.
>There has always been a simmering resentment to the USA in this
- >too loud, too rich, too full of themselves and so much happier than
>Europeans - but it has now become an epidemic. And it seems
to >me. More than that, it turns my stomach.
>America is this country's greatest friend and our staunchest ally. We
are bonded to the US by culture, language and blood. >A little over
century ago, around half a million Americans died on
>our battlefields for our freedoms, as well as their own. Have we
forgotten so soon?
>And exactly a year ago, thousands of ordinary men, women and children
not just Americans, but from dozens of countries - were butchered by a
>group of religious fanatics. Are we so quick to betray them?
>What touched the heart about those who died in the twin towers and on
the >planes was that we recognised them. Young fathers and mothers,
somebody's son and somebody's daughter, husbands and wives, and
>And these people brought it on themselves? And their nation is to
for >their meticulously planned slaughter? These days you don't have
some >dust-encrusted nut job in Kabul or Karachi or Finsbury Park to
America >as the Great Satan.
>The anti-American alliance is made up of self-loathing liberals who
blame the Americans for every ill in the Third World, and conservatives
suffering from power-envy, bitter that the world's only superpower can
>what it likes, without having to ask permission.
>The truth is that America has behaved with enormous restraint since
>Remember the gut-wrenching tapes of weeping men phoning their wives to
say, "I love you," before they were burned alive.
Remember those people leaping to their deaths from the top of burning
>Remember the hundreds of firemen and policemen buried alive.
Remember The smiling face of that beautiful little girl who was on one
with her mum.
Remember, remember - and realise that America has never retaliated
>for 9/11 in anything like the way it could have.
Pass the Kleenex.
>So some Afghan wedding reception was shot up after they merrily fired
their semi-automatics in a sky full of American planes? A shame, but
next time they should stick to confetti.
>AMERICA could have, and probably should have, instantly turned a large
chunk of the world into a smoldering radio-active parking lot. That it
is a sign of strength.
>Liberal American voices are already being raised against attacking
- but that's what a democracy is for. How many in the Islamic world
have a minute's silence for the slaughtered innocents of 9/11? How
Islamic leaders will have the guts to say that the mass murder of 9/11
>When the news of 9/11 broke on the West Bank, those freedom-loving
Palestinians were dancing in the street. America watched all of that -
and didn't push the button. We should thank the stars that America is
most powerful nation in the world. I still find it incredible that
not provoke all-out war. Not a "war on terrorism". A real war.
>The fundamentalist dudes are talking about "opening the gates of
if America attacks Iraq. Well, America could have opened the gates of
>like you wouldn't believe. The US is the most militarily powerful
that ever strode the face of the earth.
>The campaign in Afghanistan may have been less than perfect and the
planned war on Iraq may be misconceived. Every military operation
>beginning of time has been the same. But don't blame America for not
peace and light to these wretched countries.
How many democracies are there in the Middle East, or in the
>Muslim world? You can count them on the fingers of one Muslim hand -
>assuming all of your fingers have been chopped off for minor
>None! Not one!
>I love America now, I respected it before, yet America is hated. I
guess that makes me Bush's poodle. But I would rather be a dog in New
City than a Prince in Riyadh. Above all, America is hated because it
>every country wants to be - rich, free, strong, open, optimistic.
>Not ground down by the cave-dweller past, or fanatic religion, or some
>stone-age caste system. America is the best friend this country ever
had and we should start remembering that.
>Or do you really think the USA is the root of all evil? Tell it to
>loved ones of the men and women who leaped to their death from the
>Tell it to the nursing mothers whose husbands died on one of the
hijacked planes, or were ripped apart in a collapsing skyscraper.
>And tell it to the hundreds of young widows whose husbands worked for
the New York Fire Department.
To our shame, George Bush gets a worse English and European press
than Saddam Hussein. It's a fact! We saw that Saddam gassed the
tortured his own people, murdered his own relatives and set up
in Kuwait. Now we are told he likes Quality Street.
Save me the orange centre, oh mighty one!
>Remember, remember, September 11.
>One of the greatest atrocities in human history was committed against
>No, do more than remember. Never forget.
>September 11, 2002
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