I wrote this as a review for a flash that particularly bothered me, due to its author's stunningly idiotic (anti)grasp of the events surrounding the attack. It's a direct cut-n-paste, and I apologise for anyone offended by my language. (In self-defense, I figure that anyone on NG in the first place shouldn't be phased by much.)
GODDAMMIT, WILL YOU SELF-RIGHTEOUS COCKSUCKERS STOP MAKING A MOCKERY OF THE USA'S INTELLIGENCE, PULL YOUR HEADS OUT OF YOUR ASSES, AND ACTUALLY (((T-H-I-N-K))) ABOUT THIS SITUATION?!?!? Yes, people died! Good, productive Americans, with families, friends, spouses! Make no mistake! They've been wronged, and justice is in order! BUT WHERE'S THE JUSTICE IN SLAUGHTERING ANOTHER COUNTRY'S CIVILIAN POPULATION?!?! It'd be the WTC all over again!!!! ARE YOU TRUE-BLUE AMERICAN PATRIOTS ALL SO BLINDED BY "PRIDE IN YOUR COUNTRY" THAT YOU CAN'T SEE THIS?!?! Just because we're all reeling from the loss of our countrymen and we have plenty of nukes AND the name of the country that was taken over by the terrorist organization that is most likely responsible, that doesn't give us the green flag to start sending missiles over! THERE ARE INNOCENTS in Afghanistan... thousands of ’em, who had NOTHING at all to do with the tragedies over here, and a goodly number of them probably despise the terrorist's acts to the same degree we do! WHAT MAKES THEIR LIVES ANY LESS VALUABLE THAN THE ONES THAT WERE LOST IN NEW YORK, D.C., OR PENN??
I figure many biased people will have a few pop comebacks to my opinions listed here; as of now, I will try to address them:
"they bomb us; we bomb them! eye 4 an eye!"
>Did you hear me at all, asshole? The Taliban (the supposed “terrorist” organization) had WRESTLED control over from Afghanistan back in 1997. Essentially, Afghanian civilians have NOTHING to do with the attacks on the US! THE ATTACKS ARE NOT THEIR FAULT!!!!!!!
“bullshit! they harbor terrorist camps! they’re responsible!”
>Does “hostile takeover” ring a bell? Afghanians aren’t housing them WILLINGLY; they were FORCED to do so by the Taliban! You could probably call them P.O.W.!
“ok, then have them send over bin laden so we can torture his ass; then, we won’t bomb...”
>Fuck, read my last two scenarios before this; I’m getting pissed already.
“we can’t let bin laden strike again! nuke those fuckers!”
>What gave you the impression that Bin Laden is that stupid? He’s probably FAR away from Afghanistan by now, knowing that the natural inclination of America will be to bomb the crap out of the country he‘s most associated with. Thus, a counter-strike will do less than nil; IT’LL PROBABLY BE WHAT THE TERRORISTS WANT TO HAPPEN.
As far as I can see, the only reason left supporting the bombing of Afghanistan is pure, unbridled HATRED. Now come on, people, don’t sink so low as to end the lives of others simply to make us feel better. Perhaps I’m wrong, but I thought that we wanted to prosecute the terrorists... NOT EMULATE THEM.
I found it ironic that the author of this movie used the phrase, "dedicated to all of those who died because of attacks," because if the US decides to strike back at innocents, that list will unnecessarily grow.
Well, all we can really hope for now is a wise decision by Dubya... otherwise, the future looks far bleaker than it used to...
“With Great Power, Comes Great Responsibility.”
That's it, and I firmly stand behind every word of it.