posted 09-15-2001 09:57 AM PT (US)
This is Ardra not Gladrial.
Do you know why we cannot effectively infiltrate these groups? We aren't Arabs.
Do you know why we need to detain, question, and glean information from those residing in America from the middle east? They are Arabs.
You can put a pretty face on our national diversity and say "please stop unjust hatred", but this is just the same as when we HAD TO, FOR REASONS OF SECURITY, intern japanese Americans in the 40s.
This conflict is based on not just national opponents, but has a very real racial element too. "They" are pretty much exclusively Arabic. This is not going to be a popular observation, but this conflict, again, is going to be a matter of race just as much as nationality.
Can any of you who are NOT of arabic descent see those who are plainly middle eastern and not view them with suspicion? We had better.
WE HAD BETTER!
For the battle is just as likely to be fought inside the continental USA, where they have already infiltrated and lived among us, than some eurasian setting.
The Arab you see next to you might not be the person you thought they were.
I'm sorry to have to think like this, but thinking like this prevents further tragedy.
Detain, question, round up, and intern them.
For those of you who disagree, I would suppose that you probably find the concept of quarantining those who are HIV+ abhorrent too. Well, what's YOUR solution then?