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From an American Pilot
This was sent to me by a friend. Obviously the writer is angry and
some of the language may be a bit harsh, but sadly there is alot of
truth to what he has to say. Has America really learned anything or
given a little time will things go back to the way they were? We
shall see.
In Christ,
Marcie ~ Committed to living life
in His way,
in His timing,
by His grace. :)
I HATE THIS.....but it is true.
Thanks Fred
----- Original Message -----
From: "Fred Seifert" <Zipper777@Prodigy.net>
To: "My Friends" <S.T.R.E.S.S._Mgmt@Excite.com>
Sent: Tuesday, October 02, 2001 09:29 PM
Subject: [uncommon chat] From an American Pilot
This is a letter written to all Americans from a Marine Corps pilot.
It is in response to that Canadian newspaper article that is flying
around everyone's e-mail praising the U.S. This is his opinion but
many in the military community can't help but agree with it. Read
and pass on to anyone that you think didn't believe in the military
before 11 September. Remember John Glenn's famous quote when he was
asked what it felt like sitting atop the rocket, ready to launch?
"I felt about as good as anybody would, sitting in a capsule on top
of a rocket that were both built by the lowest bidder." (Senator
John Glenn, Major USMC, Retired)
Dear Americans:
When I opened my e-mail this morning, I had about 20 forwards of
the article written by Gordon Sinclair, the Canadian who so
eloquently praised the United States. What most of you do not
realize is that this commentary was written many years ago. Those of
us in the military service have known about it for a long time. Now
Americans are flooding the net with it as if it were new. It is not.
When it was written, most Americans didn't read it because most
Americans did not care.
The tragedy that befell all of us on September 11th shocked
America. America no longer feels safe. Many of you have said, "The
government should have known! Thirty billion dollars is spent on
intelligence! What about the military?!?"
Just a reminder America: you voted our government into office. For
years, you allowed some dishonest politicians and twisted
television media personalities to shape your ideas about the
defense of our nation. Why? Because most Americans were too lazy
to look beyond the three-minute Sound bites on the evening news.
Here's a news flash not being broadcast much: "On September 11th,
America had the exact level of protection, both militarily and
intelligence, that it was willing to pay for." Only yesterday, the
Congress and the Senate approved 40 BILLION dollars as a "down
payment" to fight this war. A short time ago, our politicians said
a 100 million dollar increase for the Navy budget was substantial.
In that same bill, they ordered the Navy to conduct an 85 million
dollar study on ... missile defense? (No) desperately needed parts
for our fighter aircraft? (wrong again) training for Navy SEALs?
(Nah)
They wanted breast cancer research. Yes, America, your elected
officials decided that the U.S. Navy needed more mammograms and
less missiles. Was this an under-the-table sneaky move? No, it was
right out in the open. The Secretary of Defense and the Secretary
of the Navy both opposed it. A New York Senatorial candidate (yes,
she's the one) was enraged that the military would be so sexist and
irresponsible to the needs of civilians and wanted the Navy to give
the money back immediately! But the media paid it little mind. So
America paid little attention.
Did anyone ever watch CSPAN? Particularly when the heads of our
armed services essentially begged OUR representatives to give the
military more money to fight terrorism and maintain a strong
defense? Did you see the debates by the heads of the intelligence
services that terrorism was the new threat? They told the
committees of Congress that the CIA, the FBI, and the military did
not have the money to build the necessary intelligence networks
in the areas where terrorists were being harbored. They warned
again and again that there was clear and present danger within
America's borders. America must have been watching one of the other
114 satellite channels.
The military said: "We need more money to maintain military
readiness and combat training." America answered: "What the
military needs is sensitivity training! You're all sexist
homophobes! I saw it on 60 Minutes!"
The military said: "We need money to build ships, planes, and tanks
and to improve our technology. America still has credible threats
throughout the world. Terrorism will come to America's doorstep."
America answered: "You're all part of a vast right-wing conspiracy.
There is no more Soviet threat! My Senator told me so! He/she says
we do not need such a big military! You're dinosaurs trying to hold
onto the Cold War! We need social programs!"
The military said: "We need to recruit more Americans into the
military. We need to increase our force." America answered: "You're
not taking my kids! We're going to shut down the ROTC programs at
our high schools and universities because you discriminate against
alternative lifestyles! ROTC teaches children (under 21) how to
shoot guns! You just want another Columbine! Rosie and Oprah say so!"
The military said: "We can't keep interfering in the civil wars of
small, insignificant countries. It wastes our time, expends our
resources, decreases training, and demoralizes our troops. The men
and women of the United States are warriors trying to defend OUR
nation; we are not the Third World's police force." America answered:
"You heartless bastards! Can't you see the tear in the
eye of that starving child?! There are flies on her face, for
Christ's sake! Get moving! Jesse Jackson on CNN said that is what
we pay you for!"
The military asked: "Why isn't America enraged over the terrorist
attack on the USS Cole that killed 17 AMERICAN sailors? How about
the Air Force barracks bombed in Saudi Arabia? the embassy staffs
in Africa? the soldiers mutilated and dragged through the streets
in Somalia?" America answered: "We don't have time right now! We're
busy defending animal rights! Our schools are handing out automatic
weapons! The federal government is discriminating against
cross-dressing Bolivian hermaphrodites! The police are all members of
the Ku Klux Klan! The lack of ozone is ruining my tan! If they cut
deeper into food stamps, those poor women will have to move down
to Size 18/20 Chanel dresses! AND THE WORST! Corporations are
raising the prices of their products sooo high that I might not be
able to afford the multi-disc DVD player for my 36" digital-ready
TV! Besides, YOU GUYS ARE PAID TO DIE!"
So - while you sit on your couch or around your office coffee pots
and ask, "Why did those terrorists kill innocent civilians? Why
didn't they go after the military?" - remember this, America: They
already had gone after the military - but America didn't care.
These terrorists realized that they needed to kill American civilians
- and lots of them - before they could have their desired reaction
from the people of this country. Well, now they have it.
Semper Fidelis
(written by a U.S. Marine Corps pilot)
=====
And Jabez called on the God of Israel saying, "Oh, that You would bless me
indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that You
would keep me from evil, that I might not cause pain." And God granted him what
he requested. 1 Chronicles 4:10
Pray this prayer everyday for yourself, your family, your church, your world and
see them transformed before your eyes.

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