Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2001 13:06:00 -0500
From: "Christopher Korff" <cjk4nopsamwru.edu>
Subject: Re: Our thoughts are with you, Americans


I cried when I saw the pictures of the girls holding candles in Munchen. And a close up of a post card laid in front of the US Embassy in London. It said something like "Dear Yanks, If you need help, just call a Brit. Signed a Brit." I think you all feel similarly--- even the French (slight bit of sarcasm...) I understand that this event is somewhat of a coming of age for the US, as such acts have been occurring in Germany, France, UK, Spain, Italy, Israel, etc. for many years. You all have "civilized" countries, just as much as the US. Maybe you folks are more civilized than we are. In any case, it looks like we all stand together. The photos of candle light vigils in Munchen, Paris, London, and on and on are very touching. All of the political, legal, and intellectual discourse is of course necessary. We must develop rules to protect ourselves and also protect those who belong to groups that might be mistaken for the real perpetrators. We must develop legal rules to deal with such acts since these acts are new-- there are no rules currently in place. But we can't wait for such rules to develop before acting. Though we want to blast someone, we can't blast indiscriminately. Who knows, maybe we'll even sign on to the Treaty of Rome and support the International Criminal Court. God knows we in the US want to benefit from it. But as is typical, we do not want to be bound by it. Maybe it is really time for us Americans to grow up. Lets all get together and, once we're sure of whom to hit, hit em hard. Hopefully this will help Americans understand that the world is a dangerous place. And that we really have to stick together, regardless of our color or religion. Chris Korff Law Student US Army 1989-1994-- privileged to be stationed in Germany "Bill J" <wsjohnsonnopsamaone.net> wrote in message news:_4eo7.34490$bl4.7525507nopsamoon.ne.mediaone.net... > I want to say thank you to all of you in this group- from Germany, France, > the UK, Spain, etc. The outpouring of support for America in this time of > tragedy from around the world has been greatly appreciated. We are often > (and frequently correctly) criticized globally for certain of our > government's policies. However, any > civilized citizen of this planet understands how completely depraved the > actions of this group were. There can be no excuse for the murder of > innocents. > > My sister's 23 year old son worked on the 100th floor of the first WTC > building that was struck. He was approaching the door as the first plane > struck at > 8:48 AM on Tuesday. If he had not stopped to pick up some food on his way to > work, he would have been inside. My nephew escaped unharmed, but many of his > colleagues did not. We fully realize how close we came to losing him. > > Your comments on this list, and those I've seen elsewhere are greatly > appreciated. Please continue to join me in providing moral, financial and > spiritual support to the victims, their families and the relief workers. > > Bill > New Hampshire > > "Michael Wolter" <michael.wolternopsamde> wrote in message > news:9nqhe8$u3f$02$1nopsam.t-online.com... > > When hearing about this detesting act we rested 5 minutes in silence to do > > the victims their last honor. Our thoughts are with you! > > Michael W. Germany > > > > > > David Pernas <sinuhe2nopsamalnet.net> schrieb in im Newsbeitrag: > > 9nn7tf$5cl7nopsamnw.euskaltel.es... > > > I live in a country that suffers terrorism as well, so I wanna join > those > > > whose thoughts are with you in such dark hour. Wish you well, specially > > > those who had relatives or friends among the victims. > > > > > > David P. > > > Bilbao Spain > > > "Aaron Jumani" <aaron.jumaninopsamdoonospam.fr> escribi█ en el mensaje > > > news:9nn3rr$mmj$1nopsamdoo.fr... > > > > > > > > Our Hearts and Thoughts are with you to America! > > > > > > > > Aaron > > > > Paris France > > > > > > > > "Tom Jeffs" <tomnopsamenprodNOSPAM.demon.co.uk> wrote in message > > > > news:9nm6on$mte$1nopsamunium.btinternet.com... > > > > > I 2nd that. Horrific. Good luck USA. > > > > > > > > > > Tom > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > <noreplynopsamcom> wrote in message > > > > > news:JRrn7.409$IA1.302nopsamor.casema.net... > > > > > > The tragedies in your country are seen live around the world. Our > > > > thoughts > > > > > > are with you, real time. We wish you well. > > > > > > > > > > > > -- > > > > > > Ronald > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >

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