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Tuesday, September 11, 2007
We sympathize with those who lost their loved ones and their livelihoods, and with the poor children who lost their parents, or the people who were left injured, maimed or burned. The Lord Himself grieves for them, and His heart is greatly touched by this calamity. At the same time, there are lessons to learn from this tragedy, for both America and the world. One is that advanced technology is no guarantee of the safety and security of a nation; only the Lord is. Many nations have sympathy for America in the face of her great loss, but as Americans lash out aggressively at anyone they think is against them, anyone they perceive as being hostile, then the sympathy will fade fast. And in the end, many countries will be more anti-American than they ever were in the past. Why will there be anti-Americanism? Because of the actions and attitudes of Americans themselves, sad to say. Instead of seeing themselves as others see them, many will persist in looking at the world only through a nationalistic American lens and viewpoint, so they'll reap antagonism instead of support.
Ted Rudow III,MA
Monday, September 10, 2007
America's good memory?
by Ted Rudow III,MA ( Tedr77 [at] aol.com ) Monday Sep 10th, 2007 11:56 AM
"It was desirable to make sure that the Japanese were the ones to do this so that there should remain no doubt in anyone's mind as to who were the aggressors" Henry Stimson,Secretary of War Arthur McClenn was a officer in Naval intelligence and believed that war with Japan soon. He develop a 8 Point Plan, a pre-war plan that would allow Japanese attack on U.S. He gave it to Roosevelt in secrecy. The day after McClenn gave the plan to him, he acted it out! Thus U.S acted before the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor! The only way America can have plenty is with war. American economy, Western economy, Capitalist economy can thrive only on war. God is the only One who can give them peace and plenty at the same time.--I mean all that they need. As long as a nation demands more than they need, in other words more than plenty, they demand absolute excess, extravagant luxury.--They have to rob the poor to get it, and to rob the poor to get it they have to wage war. Almost all American industries, even non-war industries, are making money at the expense of the poor of other nations of the world. So the Iraqi war is the same.The only thing that would ever stir up the Americans to really howl is if their favourite TV show got pre-empted, or if the government should clamp down on their gasoline.
Ted Rudow III,MA