Hello from New York State… I only have a couple of things to say. First… thanks for posting this… we appreciate it. Though I was not personaly hit, nor my family, I can tell you that all of us Ny’ers feel this on a very personal level. We all lost something we love… peace and security for those we love, in a City which is only now coming into it’s own. My condolences also to all those who gave their lives to open the eye’s of the world. May your deaths never be forgotten, or made meaningless.
(We’ll move this thread to general… once people have had some time to post their feelings… I think it’s important we all air them… ;(
For the record: A lot of us dont’ really know each other. We know the work we do… but besides the joking around, we really don’t do too much general discussing of issues. I’m sure we all have other forums where we do this… here’s something to think about… and perhaps take back with you to what ever forums you frequent.
“Revenge is a dish best served cold”…(if you can name the quote, you’re a geek… go get a girlfriend.)
We need, in this time of great danger, to understand ourselves and our enemies… so as to exact the most horrifying and cruel of indignaties upon them… our revenge must send a message to ANY terrorist… that we don’t take @#%$.
here are important things to remember as you go about the next few weeks.
Please please please please … and one more please… remember that the terrorists are to blame for this. Not every Palistinian wants the American ‘pigs’ to die. If I hear tomarrow morning that a load of Arab American stores have been destroyed, and people killed… I’m going to be highly disapointed in the American people.
These people gain glory by dying for allah… a nuke is not the answer… sadly, though I think it would make us all feel a lot better, carpet bombing is probebly not the answer either. If we kill ten of them, one hundred now believe in the cause. They die, they go to heaven, in their minds… to kill them without the proper message, is doomed to create more and more of them.
I’m all for revenge… I think though, that a knee jerk reaction is not the answer. We need to do this right…
so A), we are not brought down to their level
B) we never have to do it again.
Peace my friends, and thank you again for your concern.