Ramanian perspective on 9-11

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by catfish83861, Feb 25, 2007.

  1. catfish83861

    catfish83861 Active Member

    Nov 15, 2006
    North Idaho
    I received this on my Email and wanted to share it with the forum.catfish
    Begin forwarded message:

    We rarely get a chance to see another country's editorial about the USA.

    Read this excerpt from a Romanian Newspaper.
    The article was written by Mr. Cornel Nistorescu and published under the title "C"ntarea Americii, meaning "Ode To America") in the Romanian newspaper Evenimentulzilei

    " The Daily Event" or "News of the Day".
    & nbsp; ''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''

    ~An Ode to America~

    Why are Americans so united?
    They would not resemble one another even if you painted them all one color! They speak all the languages of the world and form an astonishing mixture of civilizations and religious beliefs.

    Still, the American tragedy turned three hundred million people into a hand put on the heart.

    Nobody rushed to accuse the White House, the army, or the secret service that they are only a bunch of losers.
    Nobody rushed to empty their bank accounts.
    Nobody rushed out onto the streets nearby t o gape about.
    Instead the Americans volunteered to donate blood and to give a helping hand

    After the first moments of panic, they raised their flag over the smoking ruins, putting on T-shirts, caps and ties in the colors of the national flag.
    They placed flags on buildings and cars as if in every place and on every car a government official or the president was passing.

    On every occasion, they started singing:"God Bless America!"
    I watched the live broadcast and rerun after rerun for hours listening to the story of the guy who went down one hundred floors with a woman in a wheelchair without knowing who she was, or of the Californian hockey player, who gave his life fighting with the terrorists and prevented the plane from hitting a target that could have killed other hundreds or thousands of people.

    How on earth were they able to respond united as one human being? ; Imperceptibly, with every word and musical note, the memory of some turned into a modern myth of tragic heroes.

    And with every phone call, millions and millions of dollars were put into a collection aimed at rewarding not a man or a family, but a spirit, which no money can buy.

    What on earth can unite the Americans in such a way?
    Their land? Their history? Their economic Power? Money?
    I tried for hours to find an answer, humming songs and murmuring phrases with the risk of sounding commonplace, I thought things over, I reached but only one conclusion... Only freedom can work such miracles.

    Cornel Nistorescu

    (This deserves to be passed around the internet forever.)

    It took a person on the outside - looking in - to see what we take for granted ! GOD BLESS AMERICA ! !
  2. Bruce FLinch

    Bruce FLinch New Member

    Aug 27, 2005
    Bay Point, Kali..aka Gun Point
    Thanks Catfish,
    :) Too bad the Politicians have forgotton that.

  3. Nighthawk

    Nighthawk New Member

    Aug 22, 2006
    South Central Texas
  4. It's nice to see at least some of those abroad understand what we are as a people. Good post, Cat.
  5. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

    Mar 27, 2003
    At SouthernMoss' side forever!
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