This is what OUR President should have said...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Bandit99, Jun 16, 2016.

  1. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    For those of you who have not seen this, I thought you might find it interesting to hear what a real leader has to say about the tragedy in Orlando, Florida and what our President should have said...

    The Prime Minister of Israel

    PM Netanyahu: We stand together with the LGBT community as one
    In Orlando, a terrorist walks into a nightclub and murders nearly 50 human beings. Sons and daughters, brothers and sisters cut down in cold blood.

    They did nothing wrong. They were dancing with friends, they were enjoying music with loved ones.

    Why did the terrorist murder them? ...
    Because he was driven by a fanatical hatred.

    He targeted the LGBT community because he believed they were evil.

    Now, the murderer wasn't alone.

    Regimes and terrorist organizations around the world ruthlessly persecute the LGBT community.

    In Syria, ISIS throws gays off rooftops.
    In Iran, the regime hangs gays from cranes.

    Too many people have remained silent in the face of this awful persecution.

    This week's shooting wasn't merely an attack on the LGBT community. It was an attack on all of us, on our common values of freedom and diversity and choice.

    Radical Islamist terror makes no distinction between shades of infidel.

    This week it was gays in Orlando. A few days before that it was Jews in Tel Aviv. Before that it was music fans in Paris; Travelers in Brussels; Yazidis in Iraq; Community workers in San Bernardino; Christians and journalists in Syria.

    All of us are targets.

    We believe that all people are created in the image of God.

    ISIS, by contrast, believes that all people who aren't just like them deserve to die.

    We will not be terrified into submission.
    We will fight back. And we will triumph.

    Today I ask you to reach out to friends in the LGBT community. Comfort them.
    Tell them you stand together, we stand together as one. And that you will always remember the victims.

    Tell them they will never be alone, that we are all one family deserving of dignity, deserving of life.

    I have no doubt that those who seek to spread hate and fear will be defeated.

    Working together we will defeat them even faster.

    We need to stand united, resolute in the belief that all people regardless of their sexual orientation, regardless of their race, regardless of their ethnicity, all people deserve respect, deserve dignity.
  2. techsar

    techsar Monkey+++

    But Israel isn't hell-bent on removing all firearms from law abiding citizens, either.
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  3. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    In fact, you see young people openly carrying firearms in Israel...


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  4. chimo

    chimo the few, the proud, the jarhead monkey crowd

    Judy, does this M16 make my butt look fat?
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  5. Salted Weapon

    Salted Weapon Monkey+++

    No Mags ????
    But get your point..... I have seen many a pics from there its like the understand the gun is a tool
    of freedom not a tool of death.
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  6. UncleMorgan

    UncleMorgan I like peeling bananas and (occasionally) people.

    Two beautiful pictures. I got all misty.

    I bet those charming young ladies in the first pic have a couple of dozen mags between them.

    As for the teacher in the second picture, I think her mags are in her pocket book.

    And I think the kid with the red backpack is the ordinance expert.
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  7. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    Yeah...just think if those young ladies were in that disco in Orlando a few days ago. It would have been a different story...
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  8. Andy the Aussie

    Andy the Aussie Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Yes those arms are all issued, private ownership of firearms in somewhat restricted in Israel as I understand it.
  9. oldawg

    oldawg Monkey+++

    Were those young ladies to suddenly appear here our population would immediately drop by many percentage points. Those that didn't die outright from heart attacks and strokes would trample each other to death trying to reach their "safe spaces". I would bet that when one of those girls says "AW HELL NO" they can back it up. Also I noticed that not a single one of the little ones are running screaming away from teacher. Could it be they are being raised a bit different than most kids are here? Yep, those pics make my heart smile.
  10. oldawg

    oldawg Monkey+++

    Most likely wouldn't have taken three hours and a hundred dead and wounded to have been resolved.
  11. Andy the Aussie

    Andy the Aussie Monkey+++ Founding Member

    While the concept of all the armed personnel in Israel is great, it must be considered and balanced with (why it is the case) the constant threat that that small nation is under 24/7 from both within and outside. It is VERY different to the circumstances in the US I would suggest and not one I imagine any of my friends in the US would want to exist there, nor I here.
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  12. chimo

    chimo the few, the proud, the jarhead monkey crowd

    Which is why we some of us guard our right to keep and bear arms so vehemently, mate - to help prevent us from having to deal with similar nonsense.

    I kind of laugh at some of the news propaganda bites where some european citizen comments at how shocked they are by the mass violence in the US, like it is some anomaly that only happens here. It's like they totally forget about...or purposely ignore...all the countries were mass violence is a much more likely daily reality. .

    (Nice to meet you, btw).
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