In Reply to: A DECLARATION OF DEFENSE: PLEASE READ: WE ARE AT posted by Sean on September 12, 2001 at 08:09:30:
Before yesterday, who on a plane would have thought to endager other passengers with heroic action against the terrorists? It would have been stupid. Talking and negotiating would have been the way to go...not anymore. I'm sure that if everyone on those planes had known that the terrorists were going to use the jets as weapons of mass destruction, ordinary people would have risked their lives to defend thousands of others.
One interesting thought to ponder:
The people behind almost certainly would defend their actions by claiming the United States to be an evil power. Meanwhile, they rely on the fact that the United States is not evil, but rather, a gentle and reasonable power. For if it were not, the homelands of the responsible parties would soon be nuclear wastelands.
We the American People are at War.
It is not a traditional War. Our enemies have by-passed our state and federal
defenses and targeted United States citizens directly. We must now learn to
defend ourselves by fighting back:
- If you are on a plane that is being hi-jacked, it is more than likely going
to be piloted into a key strategic military or civilian "target". It is no
longer safe to assume that the terrorists are going to land the plane and make
demands like hi-jackings of the past decades.
- Anyone possessing any sort of self defense training, unusual strength, police
and military training, karate skills, or have played any sort of contact sport,
should find inner strength and resolve to attack these terrorists. I don't
care what the FAA says. We are at War. We now know that these "new"
terrorists are on a suicide mission.
- Now that we have a bitter understanding of the type of War our enemies are
waging directly against the American People, we need to send a CLEAR message
that we WILL defend ourselves. 50+ people on a plane should not be overtaken
by a few terrorists with knives and razor blades. One consolation is that any
terrorist that makes it on a plane with a weapon will have had to pass through
the tightest security we have ever seen in the history of American travel.
Even if they do posses a gun, more than likely it will be a small weapon and
only wielded by one terrorist.
- If you see someone making an effort to defend the plane: PLEASE HELP THEM!
- You may die. This is war. WE are the soldiers now. We MUST fight back.
Saving the lives of the people on the plane and the "targets" on the ground is
- There are no rules of engagement. I have been preaching for years that when
you are attacked personally and your life is in danger, you must do WHATEVER it
takes to defend your life. This applies to a hi-jacking as well. Gouging out
eyes, biting, snapping necks, kicking groins, breaking fingers and limbs all
are acceptable means of attack. No one needs to posses special skills to
overpower and neutralize another human.
- Banding together is key. An Army of one will fall. Act quickly and help
- I call out to the airlines to provide self defense training to its air-bound
employees. Stewards and stewardesses that are trained to disarm and disable
threatening people should be at the top of the airline's list of change.
We cannot allow these attacks to continue. If our enemies realize that we WILL
fight back, they will be forced to find another method by which to attack our
country and our citizens.
The media has tried to place blame for the failure of our security measures.
What they do not realize is that the rules of engagement have changed. Even
with the best security, intelligence and military, these events can and WILL
still occur. It is up to US to defend ourselves. Bombing the countries
sheltering these terrorists and hunting down the terrorists makes for good news
media. The fact is, the more we respond in a traditional military way, they
more the terrorists will respond in a non-traditional way.
I make this final plea:
Find the inner strength to defend yourself, your loved ones and all the
innocent people. You are more than likely going to die. Don't just sit there
and be collateral damage.
PLEASE SEND THIS EMAIL TO AS MANY PEOPLE AS YOU KNOW. WE MUST SPREAD THE
WORD AND LET THESE BASTARDS KNOW THAT WE WILL FIGHT BACK!
Thank you for your time. GOD Bless America.