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Hello Everyone,
I'm sure that by now you are all aware of the recent national tragedies. While there are really no words to adequately express condolences at a time like this, my heart and prayers go out to all of you who have have been affected by this mindless act. I know there is a lot of speculation out there about who is responsible but working in the particular field that I do; I can assure you that when all parties responsible are ascertained there will be overwhelming retribution some you the general public may never be made aware of. My training tells me to stay focused at a time like this and my hope is that the rest of America can as well. Oh and be assured that when called, I and my fellow servicemembers will be there ready, willing and able. Above all things I am an American and proud of this country that I serve and willing to defend her land at all costs and at all times. Due to raised threat levels I may only be on the board occasionally for a while but I'll be thinking of you all.
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god bless you arthur and godspeed,good luck and stay well yourself...I may be 47 but if I could get back in a marine unform i would raise holy hell...
 

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I'm over here in the Sinai, Egypt. Take care of the homefront while we watch the borders over here. My prayers go out to all who have been struck by this tragic attack. It's good to see support from the bullitt family. Take Care.

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Arthur, There are a lot of us affected by this mindless act. Not only Americans. It scares the hell out of me that these things can actually happen. Attached is an article that a friend of mine from Arizona sent me. The gentleman Gordon Sinclair is the news director of a radio station in Montreal.

This, from a Canadian newspaper, is worth sharing.

America: The Good Neighbor.

Widespread but only partial news coverage was given recently 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 moon?

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 5000 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!"
 

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For those that do not know, Mr. Sinclair wrote that piece back in 1973 at the end of the Vietnam war. He was a radio commentator, and penned those words about 15 minutes before one of his programs when he got angry at one of his guests who had made some disparaging remarks about the US and the War. Timeless words then, as true now as they were then...........
 

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Hey Sergeant, our Bullitts are just 4 apart. We are like... Bullitt brothers. :wink: Keep your head down and good luck.

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These were not just crimes, they were acts of war, and have aroused in this great nation a controlled fury and unity of purpose not just to punish but vanquish . . . vanquish our enemies. Americans know now that we are at war, and will make the sacrifices and show the resolve necessary to prevail. I say to our enemies, we are coming. God may show you mercy. We will not.
-Senator John McCain 09/12/01
 

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I to also heard that commentary on the radio, and did not realise that it was broadcast almost 30 years ago, being that it is still so relavant today. My heart goes out to all our American friends,and want you all to know, the Stars and Stripes fly proudly in front of our home here in Canada,on behalf of all the innocent lives that were so terribly devastated from this tragedy!
 
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