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#138369 - 09/13/01 12:31 AM From a friend!!!!
rickcheri Offline
This was sent to me from a friend who is german.. Hope you all like it... Rick

I'm speechless, angry and sad!!!! This 90 minutes will change the whole world.. I'm German, but I feel with your Nation.. This was not an act against American, this is against the whole society of human being.. Very well I remember the time terrorism going on in Germany... Yesterday I'm talking for hours with friends all over the world.. Everyone agreed that freedom is in danger.. The whole society of human being has to come down and reorganize the value of life. How we can explain this to our children, what adults are doing??? Hug your families...
I think this is only the beginning of a very, very difficult time not only for America... but for the world....
Let's stay together, pray together, and fight for freedom...

God bless you all!!!! Bernd

[This message has been edited by rickcheri (edited 09-12-2001).]

#138370 - 09/13/01 10:16 AM Re: From a friend!!!!
my sister, who has friends who SAW this event with their own eyes, sent me this. it is long, but worth a read:



America: The Good Neighbor.
Widespread but only partial news coverage was given to a remarkable
editorial broadcast from Toronto by Gordon Sinclair, a Canadian television
commentator. What follows is the full text of his trenchant remarks as
printed in the Congressional Record:

"This Canadian thinks it is time to speak up for the Americans as the most
generous and possibly the least appreciated people on all the earth.

Germany, Japan and, to a lesser extent, Britain and Italy were lifted out of
the debris of war by the Americans who poured in billions of dollars and
forgave other billions in debts. None of these countries is today paying
even the interest on its remaining debts to the United States.

When France was in danger of collapsing in 1956, it was the Americans who
propped it up, and their reward was to be insulted and swindled on the
streets of Paris. I was there. I saw it.

When earthquakes hit distant cities, it is the United States that hurries in
to help. This spring, 59 American communities were flattened by tornadoes.
Nobody helped.

The Marshall Plan and the Truman Policy pumped billions of dollars into
discouraged countries. Now newspapers in those countries are writing about
the decadent, warmongering Americans.

I'd like to see just one of those countries that is gloating over the
erosion of the United States dollar build its own airplane. Does any other
country in the world have a plane to equal the Boeing Jumbo Jet, the
Lockheed Tri-Star, or the Douglas DC10? If so, why don't they fly them?
Why do all the International lines except Russia fly American Planes?

Why does no other land on earth even consider putting a man or woman on the

You talk about Japanese technocracy, and you get radios.
You talk about German technocracy, and you get automobiles.
You talk about American technocracy, and you find men on the moon- not once,
but several times-and safely home again.
You talk about scandals, and the Americans put theirs right in the store
window for everybody to look at.

Even their draft-dodgers are not pursued and hounded. They are here on our
streets, and most of them, unless they are breaking Canadian laws, are
getting American dollars from ma and pa at home to spend here.

When the railways of France, Germany and India were breaking down through
age, it was the Americans who rebuilt them. When the Pennsylvania Railroad
and the New York Central went broke, nobody loaned them an old caboose.
Both are still broke.

I can name you 5,000 times when the Americans raced to the help of other
people in trouble. Can you name me even one time when someone else raced to
the Americans in trouble? I don't think there was outside help even during
the San Francisco earthquake.

Our neighbors have faced it alone, and I'm one Canadian who is damned tired
of hearing them get kicked around.

They will come out of this thing with their flag high. And when they do,
they are entitled to thumb their nose at the lands that are gloating over
their present troubles. I hope Canada is not one of those."

Stand proud, America!

[This message has been edited by janeinPA (edited 09-13-2001).]

#138371 - 09/13/01 01:55 PM Re: From a friend!!!!
c'mon. isn't anyone here today?

#138372 - 09/13/01 02:32 PM Re: From a friend!!!!
seashell Offline
You know, Gordon Sinclair was a great man, some would say. But he wrote that editorial well over 15 years ago. He died in 1984. It certainly contains some truths and a great sentiment. However, it also contains some untruths and posting it as a recently written article undermines efforts made by Canadians and other nations in the intervening years.

I do not say any of this to lessen my support. We are all in this together. We are as one.
A fish and a bird can fall in love, but where will they build their nest?

#138373 - 09/13/01 03:18 PM Re: From a friend!!!!
Sandcrab Offline
As a Canadian proud to have a neighbour to the south such as that generous, freedom-loving country, The United States Of America, I want to take this time to say God Bless you all.

Thank you Jane for twigging my memory for I was privileged to hear the original broadcast by Gordon Sinclair of "The Americans" at 11:45 am on June 5, 1973. It was how I felt then, and it is how I feel today.

The hell with what Canadians might have done since. It is the spirit of the broadcast that you cannot replace with the politically correct ....

This broadcast is an example of how many, many Canadians feel at this moment of the great loss of many of our neighbours to the south. I think you wonderful friends would be interested to not only read the actual original broadcast, but to hear Gordon Sinclair deliver it. "Sinc" as we used to refer to him then, had a way of delivering a message, and it was that delivery of his that kept me listening, even as a teenager to this stand-up outspoken man, until many years later when he died in 1984. I think you will get out of it what Gordon Sinclair put into it, love and spirit. Click on the link below if you wish to hear it.

Once again, thank you for being my good neighbour and friend. God Bless.

Jim Pennington

[This message has been edited by Sandcrab (edited 09-13-2001).]

#138374 - 09/13/01 04:53 PM Re: From a friend!!!!

Thank you for your insight and kind words for us "Southerners".

Uncharacteristically I've been at a loss for words since 7:45 (EST) Tuesday morning. There is an anger that I find actually find difficult to to let surface.

My personal feelings are, that at this time, we cannot even imagine the human life magnitude of this tragedy, and we further cannot imagine the necessary response that I personally feel it deserves. This is not some "religious" cum political posturing on the part of those whom have chosen to attack the United States. This is very, very real, evidenced by those who found it necessary to leap to their deaths from a 100 stories two days ago.

The responsible parties, for whatever reasons, felt it "cleansing" to turn innocent persons into cruise missles, had decided to make their point in the most evil of fashion. The price that their supporters and harborers should have to pay for all of their actions will hopefully be very dear.

At the onset of the Gulf War several years ago, I hung my WWII veteran father's coffin flag across the front porch of our home. For those who don't know, a coffin flag is very large (8' x 5'). The following morning it had been stolen. The fact that someone would steal an American flag from the porch of our house was beyond comprehension. I went to American Legion Headquarters, purchased another, and stayed on the porch all night long for 8 straight days, waiting for a personal "moment of opportunity". I could never bring myself to tell my mother what had happened

This country, and the world in general, now has a moment of "opportunity" to send a long overdue message to those, who would behind a mask of cowardice, that in the Free World, and even in the not so free world, these unspeakable evil actions will not be tolerated.

Shit, I think I'll go have a blue drink ( and check the ammo locker)

Bombs away.

God Bless every one of us.


#138375 - 09/13/01 05:23 PM Re: From a friend!!!!
Sandcrab Offline
Choochoo, Well said. Kick ass and give 'em hell. They've earned it by their evil ways.

I still remember how to fly a vintage F-86, but even if I could get my hands on one, I couldn't get my butt into the cockpit anymore. Oh well, I'm damn sure your boys and ours, I sincerely trust, will do the job and do it well.



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