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No separate peace [We need to take Osama & Co seriously] ^ | July 11, 2005 | Michael Goodwin

Posted on 07/11/2005 5:16:15 AM PDT by Tolik

...Yes, we must go on with our lives, but we must not become so stoic that we forget the nature of terrorism and what must be done about it. This evil will not go away just because we go back to work.  

…These are madmen. They are not subject to the civilities of mutual understanding. They must be wiped out, before they wipe us out.  

…To the terrorists, 50 or 100 or 500 victims, all that matters is bigger is better. Or have we forgotten the video where Osama Bin Laden laughed as he described the twin towers' collapse? Have we forgotten that each attack is, in his sick mind, a mere warmup to the Big One?  

…In 1998, he issued a statement titled "The Nuclear Bomb of Islam." In it, he said that "it is the duty of Muslims to prepare as much force as possible to terrorize the enemies of G-d."  

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TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: jihad; jihadists; michaelgoodwin; osama; waronterror; wot; wwiv

1 posted on 07/11/2005 5:16:16 AM PDT by Tolik
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To: Lando Lincoln; quidnunc; .cnI redruM; Valin; yonif; SJackson; dennisw; monkeyshine; Alouette; ...

... [Osama Bin Laden’s] call to duty defines the essence of our duty — that we must be of two minds about terrorism. We must go about our lives as though nothing has changed, while simultaneously remembering that everything could change in an instant more horrible than we can imagine.  

Above all, we must not confuse or combine the two ideas. We must not let our courage in everyday life morph into the mistaken belief that terrorists are inevitable or that mutual coexistence is an option. As Secretary of State Rice said Thursday, in a slap at the appeasement lobby, "There can be no separate peace."  

...But as the barbarism in London proved, there can be no retreat or compromise in the war on terror. And what Bush said about Bin Laden is even more true now: "We need to take him seriously."

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2 posted on 07/11/2005 5:19:28 AM PDT by Tolik
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To: Tolik

The radical Muslims are like wild animals. You treat them well and take them into your country and then they turn around and bite you. Britian has still not awakened to this fact.

3 posted on 07/11/2005 5:22:48 AM PDT by Piquaboy (22 year veteran of the Army, Air Force and Navy, Pray for all our military .)
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To: Tolik

14 centuries of mass murder and counting.

4 posted on 07/11/2005 5:26:42 AM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: ncountylee
>"14 centuries of mass murder and counting."

God willing the counting will end soon.
We have the tools, and tech, we are acquiring the will to do the terrible things necessary to end eyeslime forever!

Kill A Commie For Mommie
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5 posted on 07/11/2005 6:11:31 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("If it's brown, drink it down. If it's black send it back." Homer's guide to drinking in Springfield)
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To: Tolik
Infinite ink and goodwill are expended on decrying the evils of terrorism, Islam (yes, all Islam) and liberal double talk.

We are in a war of religions. Our current conflict is between those who know this fact and those who fight to prove otherwise.

The will of Islam evaporates when the facts are known about its beginings. But this can't happen since the MSM, the Supreme court, the US Senate (Trent Lott- 33rd degree mason) and most Europeans "know" that Christianiy is no better a religion that islam or hinduism and is most likely a fairy tale for simple minded, uneducated, low income trouble makers.

The things we know for certain are the most dangerous ideas of all.

6 posted on 07/11/2005 7:09:35 AM PDT by Podkayne (Hear no evil, See no evil, speak no evil begets more evil)
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