I have a belated thank you note to you on my desk, not yet mailed, but what
you said about the events of today and having an 18 year old son pushed me
to write without waiting until you get it and all the explanations for my
slow reaction time. I was thinking about my own son today, now 19 and
about to start college. He had to register for selective service just a
few weeks ago, it's a felony not to and no financial aid without it. I
know what fears this brings up, I only hope by tomorrow morning something
has happened to slow the strike back and punish response, already announced
with a reassuring smile by George W. I do think the individuals involved
should be stopped from further similar actions if they are truly
identifiable, but I also know that tit-for-tat war tactics is what brought
this senseless unjust act into being.
Sincerely and in your debt,
At 04:02 PM 9/11/2001 -0500, you wrote:
>All of us are so saddened and sickened that there is still such horror in
>the world. I cannot even
>come close to imagining the grief of the people who are grieving the loss
>of their loved ones.
>I too am praying that we have leadership that will lead us in the right
>direction. The word "war" has a whole new meaning
>to me personally, since my son just turned 18. It really puts into
>perspective how really connected we are and how complacent we have
>become about our safety and freedom.
>I hope all of you in D.C. and NYC are safe.
>At 02:27 PM 09/11/2001 -0500, you wrote:
>>Yes, there will be consequences. There may be a war. Inocent people will
>>probably be harmed by retaliation. This is a sad reality. We can only hope
>>that those in charge will make decisions that will cause the least amount
>>of harm,especially to those who are innocent.
>> >I didn't know whether I should send an email about this. There are many
>> >emotions afloat. I am fearful and angry and mostly shocked. Sorrow seems to
>> >be overwhelmed by that shock. I am angry at the perpetrators, but also the
>> >people around the world celebrating the death of tens of thousands of
>> >innocents. I am fearful of the consequences of that anger and the anger of
>> >my country. I am fearful for the safety of innocent Palestinians and other
>> >Muslims who will be victimized by that anger. I am fearful of the very real
>> >and very proximate worldwide economic consequences and the resulting pain,
>> >fear, starvation and war that would follow from those consequences. I am
>> >fearful of those everywhere who would exploit this tragedy to further
>> >political and ideological aims. It's unlikely, but just possible this could
>> >cause a war. Leadership is needed. I hope we get it.
> Dorothia M. Rohner
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