March 2, 2002—Ground
Zero Plus 172
Terrorism's Toughest Decision
"Who Is The Enemy?"
Editor, New York City Combat Correspondent News
GROUND ZERO, New York City, Mar. 2--I have a few friends
in this world. Someone said just a few is all a man or
a woman needs. Frank Calley, a former top FBI agent and
U.S. Marine, is one of them. Frank is a short, tough guy
straight out of a Mickey Spillane novel. He's the kind
of "cop" that gets the job done, no matter where he
has to go or what he's got to do to get the "bad guy."
He captured some of the nation's biggest bank robbers.
I wouldn't want him hunting me.
He recently sent an email about
What Is An American In The Eyes Of A Terrorist.
I reprint it here to illustrate the insanity of attacking "America"
in hopes of jihad retribution. It reminds us all
that America's vow to hunt down and eliminate Terrorism is not
just a national, but a global goal.
Here are Frank's comments and
Comments: I usually skip the deep patriotic writings,
not because I don't agree with them, as I do with most, but
because I consider deep patriotism on par with religious preference.
Nonetheless, that which follows from a San Antonio compadre,
describes our nation, our people and my feelings.
following is said to have been written by a dentist in
"You probably missed it in the rush of news last week,
but there was
actually a report that someone in Pakistan had published in
an offer of a reward to anyone who killed an American, any American.
just thought I would write to let them know what an American
is, so they
would know when they found one.
"An American is English, or French, or Italian, Irish,
Polish, Russian or Greek. An American may also be Mexican, African,
Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Australian, Iranian, Asian, or Arab,
Pakistani, or Afghan. An American may also be a Cherokee, Osage,
Blackfoot, Navaho, Apache, or one of the many other tribes known
"An American is Christian, or he could be Jewish, or Buddhist,
In fact, there are more Muslims in America than in Afghanistan.
difference is that in America they are free to worship as each
choose. An American is also free to believe in no religion.
For that he
will answer only to God, not to the government, or to armed
claiming to speak for the government and for God.
"An American is from the most prosperous land in the history
world. The root of that prosperity can be found in the Declaration
Independence, which recognizes the God given right of each man
to the pursuit of happiness.
"An American is generous. Americans have helped out just
other nation in the world in their time of need. When Afghanistan
overrun by the Soviet army 20 years ago, Americans came with
supplies to enable the people to win back their country. As
morning of September 11, Americans had given more than any other
to the poor in Afghanistan.
"An American does not have to obey the mad ravings of ignorant,
cruel, old men. American men will not be fooled into giving
lives to kill innocent people, so that these foolish old men
may hold on
to power. American women are free to show, or not show, their
faces to the world, as each of them choose.
"An American is free to criticize his government's officials
are wrong, in his or her own opinion. Then he is free to replace
"Americans welcome people from all lands, all cultures,
because they are not afraid. They are not afraid that their
their religion, their beliefs, will be overrun, or forgotten.
because they know they are free to hold to their religion, their
their history, as each of them choose.
"And just as Americans welcome all, they enjoy the best
that everyone has
to bring, from all over the world. The best science, the best
the best products, the best books, the best music, the best
"Americans welcome the best, but they also welcome the
national symbol of America welcomes your tired and your poor,
wretched refuse of your teeming shores, the homeless, tempest
These in fact are the people who built America. Some of them
in the Twin Towers on the morning of September 11, earning a
for their families.
"So you can try to kill an American if you must. Hitler
did. So did
General Tojo, and Stalin, and Mao Tse-Tung, and every bloodthirsty
in the history of the world. But in doing so you would just
yourself. Because Americans are not a particular people from
place. They are the embodiment of the human spirit of freedom.
who holds to that spirit, everywhere, is an American.
"So look around you. You may find more Americans in your
land than you
thought were there. One day they will rise up and overthrow
ignorant, tired tyrants that trouble too many lands. Then those
will join the community of free and prosperous nations. And
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