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Dear Terrorists: (english)
20 Mar 2003
Modified: 08:16:43 PM
I am a Navy Aviator. I was born and raised in a small town in New England. I come from a family of five. I was raised in a middle class home and taught my values by my mother and father.
My dad worked a series of jobs in finance and my Mom took care of us kids. We were not an overly religious family but attended church most Sundays. It was a nice small Episcopal Church. I have a brother and a sister and I am the youngest in my family. I was the first in many generations to attend college.

I have flown Naval aircraft for 16 years. For me the flying was never a lifelong dream or a "calling," it just happened. I needed a job and I liked the challenge. I continue to do it today because, I feel it is important to give back to a nation which has given so much to me. I do it because, although I will never be rich, my family will be comfortable.

I do it because many of my friends have left for the airlines and someone has to do it. My government has spent millions to train me to fly these multimillion dollar aircraft. I make about 70,000 dollars a year and after 20 years will be offered a pension.

I like baseball but think the players make too much money. I am in awe of firemen and policemen and what they do each day for my community, and I like teachers, they just don't get paid enough.

I respect my elders and always use sir or ma'am when addressing a stranger. I am not sure about kids these days but I think that's normal for every generation.

I voted for George Bush because I like him. I think I mad a pretty good choice.

I tell you all this because when I come for you, I want you to know me. I won't be hiding behind a woman or a child. I won't be disguised or pretending to be something I am not. I will be in a U.S. issue flight suit, I will be wearing standard U.S. issue flight gear, and I will be flying in a Navy aircraft clearly marked as a U.S. warplane.

I wish we could meet up close in a small room where I could wrap my hands around your throat and slowly squeeze the life out of you, but unfortunately, you're hiding in a hole in the ground, so we will have to do this a different way.

I want you to know also that I am very good at what I do. I can put a 2,000 pound weapon through a window from 10,000 feet up. I generally only fly at night, so you may want to start sleeping during the day.

I am not eager to die for my country but I am willing to sacrifice my life to protect it from animals like you. I will do everything in my power to ensure no civilians are hurt as I take aim at you.

My countrymen are a forgiving bunch. Many are already forgetting what you did on September 11th. But, I will not forget, and my President will not forget.

"I am coming!" I hope you know me a little bit better, see you soon...sleep tight.
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Brutality and relevance (english)
20 Mar 2003
Guerrillas swim like fish among the ocean of people. You will never kill them from 20,000 feet. Indeed, the Iraqi civilian whose brother, mother, or child you do kill will be more than happy to penetrate your GI flight suit with his hate.
An ignorant post (english)
20 Mar 2003
Apparently this flyboy idiot has no idea that there has been no link between 9/11 and Iraq.

How brave do you have to be to bomb and murder denfenseless people in countries with antiquated, virtually useless air defenses.

Any gutless fool can be brave under such condition. It's about as dangerous as walking as going on a sky holiday. I'm glad that I don't have to do that dirty work.

Peace
folks, learn how to recognize spam (english)
20 Mar 2003
Anytime you see a big message like the first one above and it's right-wing in nature, assume it's a copy-and-paste job. The above comes from

http://www.pownews.com/With.Us.Or.Against.Us.htm

and a google search of any given sentence on most articles will find quick results.

Most Freepers or government agents or (er) assholes wouldn't spend a long time writing something that big. They're too lazy and that would actually be counter-productive to their goal of disruption. They are not here to dialog. They are here to disrupt, and the faster they can move on to post somewhere else, the more "productive" they are.

Whenever you see anything that looks like a cut-and-paste, always chide people for not posting URLs. URLs should be posted in all cases where something is lifted, and the ability to debunk is one of the important reasons for the importance of posting URLs. Get it in our culture.