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    Here as I sit trying to figure out all of what's going on since I've been in school from 6am, there are assholes laughing and joking about bombings. What insensitive morons, perhaps we should put them in the situation and see if they are still laughing.
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    Here as I sit trying to figure out all of what's going on since I've been in school from 6am, there are assholes laughing and joking about bombings. What insensitive morons, perhaps we should put them in the situation and see if they are still laughing.
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    The footage I saw of the celebrations in the Mid East made me sick. It was horrible.



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    Tinners

    Everyone has their own reaction to things like this. Even in grief a persons reactions can seem very bizarre. I think it may just be beyond their scope. Like lil ponies at a 6' ditch. Only this one has collapsed and is on fire.

    Start praying.



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    I would think anyone finding humor in this devastation is not emotionally equipped to handle this overwhelming feeling of no control.

    Maybe they should all sit quietly in front of the nearest TV and watch this tragedy unfold.

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    Sometimes people use humor the same way they use grief - as a an outlet to emotions that are too intense. Perhaps they feel things more acutely than another and need to protect themselves.

    It wouldn't seem to serve any of us well to be passing judgement on another right now.
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    Lucky for the USA that I don't run the Country because there would be NO middle east left by tonight....Binladen would be history as would most of the continent...Screw their oil...once they are erased we just take it....this is a dusgusting disgrace....I can't imagine who would or could organize this in the name of God (allah)..my God doesn't want this type of basic evil in the world...I pray for the victims, their families, their friends and all touched by this act of war.

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    I just watched the footage from some place outside Jerusalem...What are they teaching these children?!?!?!!? They showed CHILDREN celebrating this act of terrorism. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif[/img]
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    Duffy - I too found that deeply disturbing. That was one of the video clips I saw today in my university library, and it very nearly made me physically ill. Little kids, laughing and dancing in the street because tens of thousands of Americans are dead? I don't care how much you hate somebody - you don't rejoice at their callous murder. Before we are Americans, Palestinians, Chinese, or whatever, we are human beings, and that kind of response is telling of a very, very sick society.

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    I know they have a hell of a life there, but that is not the way the people need to think!! I can not understand why someone would be happy that tens of thousands of people are dead!!!! And those children will be "running" their land one day....NOT GOOD in my eyes!
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    Kachoo, I agree. Terrorism and death and destruction are NEVER things to celebrate. How horribly sad that kids are taught to rejoice at the expense of the lives of others, regardless of what country they are from.



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    Go cautiously, we who live in glass houses.

    All I can say is Vietnam, WWII. "We" as a country did our share of cheering at the destruction of many a village. War is just deplorable, unfortunately the vicious strike must be of some value to those who chose to take that course of action.

    It is sickening.

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    Please, PLEASE-
    The people celebrating in the Middle East may be being FORCED to celebrate.
    I knew an Iraqi girl in college...remember the scenes from Iraq? She said that if you did NOT participate, your life was hell...There were spies for Hussein everywhere.

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    I agree that the footage from Isreal was unbearably disturbing, but I agree w/ those who said that America did their share of cheering over other's deaths in past wars. Even here, many people are no much better- Several actually thought it was "funny", "cool", and "exciting" that 10s of thousands of people are dead. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_mad.gif[/img] It really makes me fear for our future. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif[/img] Why is humankind so..(thinking of the right word)..cruel? (inconsiderate and selfish fit too). [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif[/img] I really really worry about what life is going to be like in 10...20...50 years. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif[/img]

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    Hey, in this instance, I'm speaking for myself, not for the entire nation. I feel that the joy in the streets of Lebanon is sick, just as I feel Pearl Harbor, the Holocaust, the dropping of the bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the Vietnam War were sick. I'm not differentiating between any of these events just because the Americans were the victims in some and not others. War/acts of violence are not healthy things, period. If you have the ability to feel joy at someone else's suffering, then you need to sit down and take a serious look at yourself, whether you be Palestinian, American, Mongolian, whatever. This is why I refuse to even make statements like - "Yeah, whoever did this needs to be hunted down and torn limb from limb!!!" I do feel that the groups behind this need to be brought to justice and the necessary action taken, but not in a senseless way. And if a military retaliation is deemed unavoidable, I will feel no more joy from it than I felt when I heard about the towers, the Pentagon, and Pittsburgh. All I will feel is regret - it's a shame any of this happened at all and that anybody had to die.

    Although I will concede Magnolia's point - that's something I didn't consider. However, if the country's leaders are forcing people to pretend joy at this, then the society is even sicker than I originally thought.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Jumphigh83:
    Lucky for the USA that I don't run the Country because there would be NO middle east left by tonight....Binladen would be history as would most of the continent...Screw their oil...once they are erased we just take it....this is a dusgusting disgrace....I can't imagine who would or could organize this in the name of God (allah)..my God doesn't want this type of basic evil in the world...I pray for the victims, their families, their friends and all touched by this act of war.

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    I agree 100% that what happened today was awful...but I dont think that attacking anyone is going to be solving any problems. First off, we dont even know who was behind it yet, everything is just stipulation. Secondly, it is far deeper than what we saw today, and simply attacking them back wont do anything but get us hit again....harder. I agree something needs to be done, but wiping out the Middle east is far from the answer. *Cass*

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    What I want to know is: why does everyone assume that this is automatically a Middle Eastern act of terrorism?

    There are plenty of other countries that sponsor terrorism (hey! the U.S. does too!), so we should be careful before saying anything about who did what where.

    That said, the people who would do such a cowardly, repulsive act must be brought to justice.



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    Jumphigh83, the last thing we need right now is more hatred... that's what started this. Let's try to focus on prayers and rescue efforts instead.

    (Please don't take this as an attack on you- I realize we're all a little touchy today)



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    While I found the scenes of people celebrating in the streets disturbing, I took a step back to realize that they probably face what we faced today every day of their lives. They spend every day worrying about a loved one being bombed or killed ina horrific way, and they believe that they are being killed with the United States help. The situation in our country right now is horrific and about the saddest thing I have ever witnessed, but I still can't bring myself to say "To hell with the Middle East, let's just bomb them and move on" Never having walked a mile in their shoes, i can't honestly say that I would get any satisfaction or justice from an innocent child, baby, man or woman being killed, let alone all the animals who would be killed when we drop the bombs.

    Thanks for pointing out Magnolia, that we don't know all the facts and shouldn't automatically think eye for an eye.

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    I think it's a reality check to see how hated America is in some countries. Rather than assume that it's just because we're americans, I think we need to investigate why we are hated and know how that hate is perpetuated to truly get to the source of it all and who feeds it.

    On a realistic level I know we'll be cheering news of a retaliation attack even if that is on civilians as well. That is the madness of war. You still can't escape the fact though, that whoever did this, staged it in such a vicious way, intentionally with civilians. Who ever thought of such an act needs to sqwashed and soon, they've proven there is no line they'll cross.

    If this was an act of murder where one person forced another to drive a car into someone to kill them, it would be declared as psychologically sick and twisted. The sheer thought that a country/gov't may have put this into a plan is sickening.



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