To kill an american

Anonymous Aliwiscious:

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 Twin Towers 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.

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