09-19-2004, 01:23 AM
WWIII started before WWII ended. There's a lot of contenders for the throne, same as ever.
09-19-2004, 01:26 AM
What do you think?
The warning shots across our bow were fired in the 1970's with the Ayatollah Khomeini's brash taking of hostages. We elected Reagan, Iran backed down and we thought we had proven something. We were wrong.
We were too distracted to notice when Leon Klinghoffer was executed for being an American Jew. We didn't recognize the effects of the attack on the Marine barracks in Lebanon, Khadafi and Lockerbie, the Cole incident, WTC1, on and on and on while we slept.
But finally our Kristallnacht happened on 9/11. Finally we understood. The glass lay in our own streets. It woke us up for a while, but our willingness to meet the enemy on its own territory has wooed a large fraction of our citizens to imagine that the threat against us is not real and never really was real. Partisan politics generated by our upcoming presidential election has generated even more denial from our loyal opposition.
The war started long ago. We can choose to join it or lose it. Our enemies have made our choice "Kristall" clear to my mind.