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Old 06-22-2009, 02:08 PM   #1
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In Pakistan, they offer rewards to kill "an American" in their newspapers and..

nobody cares.

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Written by an Australian Dentist....

To Kill an American You probably missed this in the rush of news, but there was actually a report that someone in Pakistan had published in a newspaper, an offer of a reward to anyone who killed an American, any American.

So an Australian dentist wrote an editorial the following day to let everyone know what an American is . So they would know when they found one. (Good one, mate!!!!)
'An American is English, or French, or Italian, Irish, German, Spanish, Polish, Russian or Greek. An American may also be Canadian, Mexican, African, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Australian, Iranian, Asian, or Arab, or Pakistani or Afghan.


An American may also be a Comanche, Cherokee, Osage, Blackfoot, Navaho, Apache, Seminole or one of the many other tribes known as native Americans...

An American is Christian, or he could be Jewish, or Buddhist, or Muslim. In fact, there are more Muslims in America than in Afghanistan .. The only difference is that in America they are free to worship as each of them chooses.

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 thugs claiming to speak for the government and for God.

An American lives in the most prosperous land in the history of the world.

The root of that prosperity can be found in the Declaration of Independence , which recognizes the God given right of each person to the pursuit of happiness.


An American is generous. Americans have helped out just about every other nation in the world in their time of need, never asking a thing in return.


When Afghanistan was over-run by the Soviet Army 20 years ago, Americans came with arms and supplies to enable the people to win back their country!


As of the morning of September 11, Americans had given more than any other nation to the poor in Afghanistan . Americans welcome the best of everything...the best products, the best books, the best music, the best food, the best services. But they also welcome the least.


The national symbol of America , The Statue of Liberty , welcomes your tired and your poor, the wretched refuse of your teeming shores, the homeless, tempest tossed. These in fact are the people who built America .


Some of them were working in the TwinTowers the morning of September 11, 2001 earning a better life for their families. It's been told that the World Trade Center victims were from at least 30 different countries, cultures, and first languages, including those that aided and abetted the terrorists.
So you can try to kill an American if you must. Hitler did. So did General Tojo, and Stalin, and Mao Tse-Tung, and other blood-thirsty tyrants in the world. But, in doing so you would just be killing yourself. Because Americans are not a particular people from a particular place. They are the embodiment of the human spirit of freedom. Everyone who holds to that spirit, everywhere, is an American.

It says it all, for all of us .

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False, don't believe every email in your inbox...

http://www.snopes.com/rumors/america2.asp
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Old 06-22-2009, 02:51 PM   #3
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why is Larry the thread title icon?
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Larry is offering a reward to kill an American. I think it's part of the Blackberry sponsorship of the tour.
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i like larry's look.
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Haha, it's obviously a fake - no Australian would ever even think of writing something like that.

Why, the dentistry industry in particular is known for its violent prejudice against Americans.
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still a good piece of writing
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^ Indeed. The Snopes article only debunks that it was an Australian dentist who wrote it, which doesn't really discount the circumstances under which it was written.
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still a good piece of writing
Well, if 'good piece of writing' approximates to 'invocation of American exceptionalism based on historically and empirically dubious grounds', then, yeah, it's a good piece of writing.....
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which doesn't really discount the circumstances under which it was written.
What circumstance do you speak of?
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^ 9/11, I'm guessing--note the date when the piece was originally published.

I do vaguely recall the "newspaper" incident. The publication in question was an obscure, Punjab-based rag of small circulation, which had run a press release from some equally obscure Taliban-affiliated group in the northwest tribal region, offering said bounty. It was promptly (and permanently) shut down and its handful of employees arrested by the Pakistani government.

BTW, if you have even a general grasp of basic world demographics, this part ought to have hit you over the head as a whopper:
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In fact, there are more Muslims in America than in Afghanistan.
While estimates of the total US Muslim population vary pretty widely (because the Census Bureau doesn't track religious affiliation), they range from a low of a little over 1 million to a high of a little over 6 million. In neither case is that remotely close to the Muslim population of Afghanistan, a country of over 32.7 million people, and roughly 99% Muslim.
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When Afghanistan was over-run by the Soviet Army 20 years ago, Americans came with arms and supplies to enable the people to win back their country!
This was the Taliban, wasn't it?
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Americans welcome the best of everything...the best products, the best books, the best music, the best food, the best services.
the best music
and that is quantified how? oh yeah - the grammys, of course.


the best food

sure, that best food is putting the best Americans in early graves.
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