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Monitoring Iraqis Living in the United States

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Submitted by Arlinda M. De Angelis (United States), Nov 27, 2002 at 10:41

This is a life and death struggle for Americans and the government under the Constitution is mandated to provide for the common defense. Sensitivity and consultation is not a Constitutional construct. It is an alien idea obfuscating both the intent and the explicit mandate of the law of the land. Further, we enacted the Patriot Act and a cabinet level Department of Homeland Security to fight the war on terrorism. On an international level, the United Nations charter, article 46, provides that any nation attacked by a non-governmental organization in an act of terror has the right to attack not only the terrorist organization but the host country in which the terrorist organization resides.

We do not need the cooperation or partnership of the Arab community or the Iraqis to monitor their activities and/or profile them as potential terrorists. The Constitution and the United Nations charter provides for a military response and "sensitivity and consultation" appears nowhere in international or domestic law.

Further, the Arab community in America has demonstrated neither partnership nor sensitivity towards America's needs to stop terrorism. Arab organizations blamed Israelis, American Jews and/or American foreign policy for September 11. This does not inspire law enforcement or Americans towards partnership with a hostile community incapable of taking responsibility for the spread of hatred and violence preached in its mosques and touted in its newspapers. The Arab community with its adherence to Islamic intolerance has made no effort to integrate or embrace the American way of life and no secret of their disdain for American values and ideals.

It was sensitive, non-profiling law enforcement that allowed the Islamics to incinerate 3,000 Americans in 20 minutes on September 11. It was the Arab sensitive United Nations that prevented the Allies from eliminating Saddam Hussein after the Gulf War. Hussein with the sensitive permission of his Arab neighbors, proceeded to shoot at American and British warplanes patrolling a UN mandated no-fly zone, turn his country into a weapons factory, kill thousands of his opponents and use the "fuel for food" money to build nine palaces and fund homicide bombers to kill Israelis.

Sensitivity and consultation, thy name is failure.

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Paula Zahn bias [65 words]EricOct 28, 2004 20:3618025
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Agree with Comments on Paula Zahn show Nov 18th [179 words]Warren SmithNov 20, 2002 18:234104
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Community Leaders? [Response to Nadir] [136 words]DavidNov 20, 2002 09:484075
The lesson of the day is 'Responsibility' [280 words]RM PaineNov 20, 2002 09:344072

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