Subject: World War III . Watch out! There are those among us who would prefer we hit the snooze button again.
You must read the catalogue of events in this brief piece. Then, ask yourself how anyone can take the position that all we have to do is bring our troops home from
U.S. Navy Captain Ouimette is the Executive Officer at Naval Air Station,
That's what we think we heard on the 11th of September 2001 (When more than 3,000 Americans were killed -AD) and maybe it was, but I think it should have been "Get Out of Bed!" In fact, I think the alarm clock has been buzzing since 1979 and we have continued to hit the snooze button and roll over for a few more minutes of peaceful sleep since then.
It was a cool fall day in November 1979 in a country going through a religious and political upheaval when a group of Iranian students attacked and seized the American Embassy in
Shortly after the
In April of 1983 a large vehicle packed with high explosives was driven into the
Then just six short months later a large truck heavily laden down with over 2500 pounds of TNT smashed through the main gate of the
Two months later in December 1983, another truck loaded with explosives is driven into the
The following year, in September 1984, another van was driven into the gates of the
Soon the terrorism spreads to
Then in August a Volkswagen loaded with explosives is driven into the main gate of the
Fifty-nine days later a cruise ship, the Achille Lauro is hijacked and we watched as an American in a wheelchair is singled out of the passenger list and executed.
The terrorists then shift their tactics to bombing civilian airliners when they bomb TWA Flight 840 in April of 1986 that killed 4 and the most tragic bombing, Pan Am Flight 103 over
The wake up alarm is getting louder and louder. The terrorists decide to bring the fight to
The following month, February 1993, a group of terrorists are arrested after a rented van packed with explosives is driven into the underground parking garage of the
The Snooze alarm is depressed again.
Then in November 1995 a car bomb explodes at a
A few months later in June of 1996, another truc! k bomb explodes only 35 yards from the
They move to coordinate their attacks in a simultaneous attack on two US embassies in
The USS Cole was docked in the
And of course you know the events of 11 September 2001. Most Americans think this was the first attack against
In the news lately we have seen lots of finger pointing from every high official in government over what they knew and what they didn't know. But if you've read the papers and paid a little attention I think you can see exactly what they knew. You don't have to be in the FBI or CIA or on the National Security Council to see the pattern that has been developing since 1979.
Our President is right on when he says we are engaged in a war. I think we have been in a war for the past 23 years and it will continue until we as a people decide enough is enough.
After the attack on
This is the message we need to disseminate to terrorists around the world. Support Our Troops and support President Bush for having the courage, political or militarily, to address what so many who preceded him didn't have the backbone to do, both Democrat and Republican. This is not a political thing to be hashed over in an election year; this is an AMERICAN thing!
This is about our Freedom and the Freedom of our children and grandchildren in years to come.
Please forward this to as many people as you can, especially to the young people and all those who dozed off in history class and who seem so quick to protest such a necessary military action.
Life is not measured by how many breaths you take - but how many moments take your breath away.