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The helicopter crash that might save civilization

A lot of good news happened when bin Laden was apprehended, complaining about lack of perfection, I think will lead to less perfection, not more.


The US started to turn over a leaf in a better direction.


We didn’t coolly play with buttons on a computer screen risking the lives of bin Laden’s wives and children, yet no Navy Seals got hurt. When the Spanish police with percussion grenades thought they apprehended the masterminds of the Madrid backpack bombings, the terrorists blew themselves up killing a Spanish officer. As the Americans ran up the front causeway since the helicopter crashed they were terrorfied that they were going to have gasoline poured all over the place, yet they didn’t panicky fire at the kids.


Le’ts look at what the world might look like if the second helicopter didn’t crash. Instead of being disappointed that he lost his Rambo image in the end, his followers would be furious of what they would have seen as US lies to discredit a true martyr. A helicopter crash meant they couldn’t believe he was caught off guard.


The helicopter crash prevented the US from taking the wife and kids into custody. The rumors if not more of the US at least psychologically abusing helpless little children who just watched their father being shot apart into a bloody mess, would be an inspiration for terror.


Let all of us, those who cheered on ground zero, and those who believed they had nothing to cheer, get together and cheer that fortunate helicopter crash.


Meanwhile there has been a reconsideration of the war by Cliff Stearms, who was a super­hawk now thinks the war a bankrupting waste, is suddenly of little interest by those complaining about the cheering, following bin Laden’s death. India is pushing peace proposals with is noticed mostly in India and Afghanistan, because Western peace people are discussing the cheering instead,

I personally tried to get excitement going,


A little more good news and the US might not bankrupt itself after all, some more cheering might help.


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I'm retired in Philadelphia. Non religious but there seems to be a life force that I see as more personal than is usually expressed.

I was raised a Quaker (common with Christian Jewish intermarriage back them) But my father was a total pacifist and during World War II, at the time that being so was difficult.

Upbringing included father trying not to get physical, yet still defend us kids from my harsh stepmother until she got her citizenship papers, after which they could get divorced. Been involved in peace issues since the anti-fallout shelter protests through Vietnam and Iraq.

I wrote "Greedy Little Squirrels and Lifeboat ethics,” 1977, when the Moonies were coming to America and got heavily harassed by them. I also think bin Laden is extremely dangerous like the leader of a barroom brawl, who has been manipulating this country into using the US to get Muslims angry enough to join his suicidal permanent war group. Before 9/11 young Muslims rebelled by wearing by covering their hair a little less than expected and at least winking at each other, now he changed rebellion into being militancy. The Northern Alliance would have been legitimately in charge long ago had he not baited the US into entering Afghanistan.

Obama is making a mistake in my mind with how to stop bin Laden’s dream of permanent war in a divided world but less of a mistake than most anyone else would. If due to currency collapses from out ever more expensive weapons the US stops fighting al Qaeda, then other counties will. If it ends up being Iran, the Sunni Shiite divide will be enormous. Al Qaeda is already convinced that the atheist China is a serious enemy, and the Russians have fought for brutally and inadvertently convinced far more Muslims than the US did that they considered Islam itself to be the enemy.

I never stopped supporting Jimmy Carter when everyone turned on him and I support Obama as well, but think he will have to use a lot more persuasion and less force if they aren’t going to succeed at bankrupting us. However Obama has tried less force and al Qaeda has started to respond in kind trying to limit the victim’s in the way of their primary attacks.
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Richard Kane (Philadelphia)
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