- 05/07/2011, 08:05PM ET
HighwayCrossingFrog said 05/07, 08:05 PM
i saw this on pti and around the horn..
where they discussed midenhalls comments..
they definitely created alot of controversy!
But lets be real for a second..
he said it was wrong for people to celebrate bin ladens death..
i have to agree..
i dont mind crackin open a beer in your house,
and quietly saying thank god that guy wont bother us again..
But the drunk guys on time square and,
the drunk students in dc..
what they did was wrong..
remember, during 911 all the arabs celebratin made us sick..
its the same thing..
but we should hold ourselves to higher standards..
as obama said there is no need to spike the football..
all we did was just infuriate them more..
and we lost moral ground by bringing us down to their level..
Midenhall went on to say that 911 was a conspiracy..
he is not the first person to say this..
the plane that crashed in pennslyvannia got shot down!
Midenhalls comments were refreshing..
im glad someone pointed out the wrong,
on what was a terrific day in england and the usa
fvkasm2x said 05/07, 08:17 PM
I saw this on Fannation!
Firstly, who the hell is Midenhall? Come on. Google him if you don't know who he is or how to spell his name.
Secondly, his comments were stupid. However, he has the right to be as dumb as he wants.
It's America. It's a free country. He has the right to tweet or say what he likes. We can listen or ignore it.
Thirdly, just as Mendenhall can say whatever he likes... other citizens can do what they like. If they want to celebrate the death of a mass murderer, then they can.
IMO there is a difference between celebrating a good thing and acting like a ****. When I heard Osama was killed, I thought "About time. Justice was served." I celebrated with a cold beer in my house.
I'm willing to bed there were plenty of handshakes and high fives all throughout the government. I'd bet a few pops were drank by the men and women in the armed forces. I'd bet they all celebrated. Nothing wrong with that. Taking off your shirt and dancing in the street? Too far. Tasteless. But that's me.
For the point of this TD though, you can't say Mendenhall was right but the celebrations were wrong. You can't have it both ways.
fvkasm2x said 05/08, 11:44 PM
Some (not all) American haters (not just Muslims) cheered at the deaths on 9/11.
Some people were glad to see the infidels, yankees, (insert insult here) die.
Cheering the death of one person isn't near as bad as cheering the deaths of thousands.
Roughly 3000 people died during these terrorist attacks.
Only 2400 or so died during the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
This was the worst attack on American soil and it was against INNOCENT CIVILIANS.
So yes Mr. Frog, I think Mendenhall's comments were stupid. I'd cheer bin Laden's death and I'd gladly buy a beer for everyone that had a hand in taking him down.
A few rowdy college kids celebrating the death of an evil terrorist is not the same as a culture, a nation, a religious group, etc... celebrating the death of people just going to work for the day.
HighwayCrossingFrog said 05/09, 04:32 PM
Ok finally somethin to rebute!
Your argument how its ok to cheer when someone dies has holes..
Whether you like him or not osama was a worthy opponent..
He gave the playboy millionaire lifestyle to pursue a cause he was willing to die for..
in the eyes of his people they now consider him a martyr..
we should show respect to our enemies..
just because they did it, doesnt mean we should to..
Its going to be a long war against the terrorists,
possibly several decades..
and this will be remembered as one of the highlights..
hopefully next time something big happens,
we can show the world that we have class and not cheer
someone being murdered..
As obama said, there is no need to spike the football..
mendenhall got this one right..
we should be more civilised..
everytime you try and rationalize morality,
thirty years later people look back and think what a bunch of barbarians..
fvkasm2x said 05/09, 05:52 PM
He wasn't murdered. He was killed during an attempted apprehension.
He could have turned himself in peacefully any time over the past 5 years and there wouldn't have been much outrage. He chose to stay on the lamb (figuratively and literally, I'm sure).
Shooting a terrorist wanted for mass murder is not "murder." I doubt the forces went into the house and had him cornered. Can ou see Osama cowering in the corner saying "please take me to jail, don't kill me please"
Not sure why you say "Finally something to rebuke" when I said Mendenhall was stupid in the first post.
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