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Let us not forget!

So I was stumbling (its an ad-on for Firefox or internet explorer very addictive, check it out here) here at work today and I came across a video of the attacks on the World Trade Center that I had not seen, and it got me thinking. All day today I have been reading things about Obama’s stance on the war on terror and his foreign polices he wants to put into place. Most of the stories reflect on how Obama wants to go back to the way it was on 9/10/01, and that scares the crap out of me!

Obama actually thinks that if there is another terrorist attack on this country like the one on 9/11 that law enforcement would be able to handle it just like it did in the 93 bombings of the WTC! Well obviously that didn’t work out! After the bombing of the WTC in 93, Al-Queada and other terrorists would do the following events prior to 9/11/01 all over the world to American citizens:

1.Nov. 13,1995- Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: car bomb exploded at U.S. military headquarters, killing 5 U.S. military servicemen.

2.June 25,1996- Dhahran, Saudi Arabia: truck bomb exploded outside Khobar Towers military complex, killing 19 American servicemen and injuring hundreds of others. 13 Saudis and a Lebanese, all alleged members of Islamic militant group Hezbollah, were indicted on charges relating to the attack in June 2001.

3.Aug. 7,1998- Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: truck bombs exploded almost simultaneously near 2 U.S. embassies, killing 224 (213 in Kenya and 11 in Tanzania) and injuring about 4,500. 4 men connected with al-Qaeda 2 of whom had received training at al-Qaeda camps inside Afghanistan, were convicted of the killings in May 2001 and later sentenced to life in prison. A federal grand jury had indicted 22 men in connection with the attacks, including Saudi dissident Osama bin Laden, who remained at large.

4.Oct. 12,2000-Aden, Yemen: U.S. Navy destroyer USS Cole heavily damaged when a small boat loaded with explosives blew up alongside it. 17 sailors killed. Linked to Osama bin Laden, or members of al-Qaeda terrorist network.

(information for these items were taken from Terrorists Attacks at infoplease.com)

Now there ahve been some attacks on Americans since 9/11 but nothing to the scale of the 4 above. But to keep a balanced view here are the rest after 9/11:

1.May 12,2003- Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: suicide bombers killed 34, including 8 Americans, at housing compounds for Westerners. Al-Qaeda suspected.

2.May 29–312004-, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: terrorists attack the offices of a Saudi oil company in Khobar, Saudi Arabia, take foreign oil workers hostage in a nearby residential compound, leaving 22 people dead including one American.

3.June 11–19,2004- Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: terrorists kidnap and execute Paul Johnson Jr., an American, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 2 other Americans and BBC cameraman killed by gun attacks.

4.Dec. 6,2004- Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: terrorists storm the U.S. consulate, killing 5 consulate employees. 4 terrorists were killed by Saudi security.

5.Nov. 9,2005- Amman, Jordan: Suicide bombers hit 3 American hotels, Radisson, Grand Hyatt, and Days Inn, in Amman, Jordan, killing 57. Al-Qaeda claimed responsibility.

6.Jan. 12,2006- Athens, Greece: the U.S. embassy was fired on by an anti-tank missile causing damage but no injuries.

Now these last 6 were all done in Muslim countries against U.S. targets, but not done on American soil. So what does that mean? Well in my mind that means the Bush Admin’s approach to the terrorists over the last 7 years has worked. We have been able to keep the American people safe with in our own borders! Now that is not to say that the terrorists didn’t try, but when the government comes out and says they have stopped an attack from happening is a lot better then them coming on TV saying we will get those responsible for this attack.

Now imagine if you will, the Bush Admin decides to what Clinton has done the 8 years prior to the 9/11 attack and decided to allow law enforcement try to capture those responsible and send a few dozen cruise missiles at the Taliban! Do you honestly think that would have stopped them from coming here again and attacking us? Do you think that by going into a defensive position against terrorists would have stopped them? I would have to say HELL NO!!! If anything it would have made them stronger! They would have seen this as a success and the U.S. are to big of pussies to come after them, so they would have free rain on us! So instead of having 66 Americans killed by terrorists attacks since 9/11, that number could have easily been double, tripled or more!

Now some of you out there will scream and holler ” We didn’t get Osama!”, “Bush lied people died!”,”Iraq is an illegal war!”. Well before you stress out your vocal cords and get my combat boot up your ass, I am not listening to that crap! We could get Osama if the Pakistani govt would help us and allow us to look in their country, but that isn’t going to happentoday nor will it happen if Obama is President! As far as the Iraq war being illegal, well I think that ship has sailed! First off go read this story here about the “illegal” war. Also read this here about Saddam’s connections to Al-Queda, and while you are at it read this here about Saddam’s other connections to terrorism. Or read how Obama thinks all of the terrorists from the93 bombing are in jail here
Or the fact that Obama has aides saying stupid shit like Winnie the Pooh should shape foreign policy, read it here

Well the main purpose of this post is to remind all you folks out there of why we are fighting, why it is important to vote McCain into office, and why we have to keep the terrorists on the run no matter how long it takes us to rid this world of them:

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