Thursday, September 30, 2004
Here is a letter I sent to the editor of the Arizona Daily Star in response to a front page article on viewing the beheading videos that you can find on the internet (for example you can find links to them from Michael Savage's website):
In regards to your front page story on viewing the beheading videos in the September 30 Star, I have viewed the beheading videos of Mr. Berg, Mr. Johnson and Mr. Armstrong. I did not view them out of voyeuric curiosity. I considered it a duty to the memory of these men and all the other victims of all the terrorist thugs who are operating in the world today. I would have prefered to not view the horrific scenes at all, but I consider it important for all Americans to know just what we are up against in the War on Terror. Unfortunately, 3 years removed from the terrible events of 9/11/01, too many of our fellow countrymen have forgotten what those 19 terrorists and their cohorts did in killing nearly 3000 innocent humans that day. We need to be reminded of just how little they value life and liberty and how much they hate the freedom that so many of us in the western world have worked so hard to maintain. Do you remember what you felt when you saw the images of those jets plowing into the World Trade Center Towers and the Pentagon? Do you remember the images of victims jumping from the upper floors of the Trade Center? Do you remember the collapse of those towers and the death of so many heroic rescue workers trying in vane to help those trapped high up in the buildings despite the danger to themselves? Do you remember the heroic actions of the passengers of Flight 93 when they stormed the cockpit and foiled the evil plans of the terrorist hijackers on their flight? Do you remember the sacrifice of so many other heroes as they have fought the War on Terror in the faraway lands of Afghanistan and Iraq? We must remember what we are up against and just how ruthless these terrorists are and how important it is to the free world that these terrorists and terrorism itself is exterminated from this world.