Brad Lanier: God, protect the school hostages
Dear Russian Citizens,
I, along with countless Americans, mourn your loss from the senseless cowardly attacks on your airliners and metro station, and pray that the latest siege of a school will end without loss of life from any hostages or other innocent victims. Our liberal press, particularly the Associated Press, legitimizes the group responsible by referring to them simply as "Chechen rebels", but the majority of Americans know them for what they are: extremist Islamic terrorists. To call them by any other name is, in my opinion, giving them legitimacy and is a dishonor to those who have fallen (from all over the world) by their hands.
I have a deep respect for Russian citizens who were not dissuaded by those acts and who stood up to the terrorists at the ballot box, unlike some with weaker resolve from other countries. That respect is shared by everyone that I have talked with. With that respect comes not only our sympathy and mourning, but a shared anger and resolve to eradicate this evil from our planet.
I hope that our two countries can stand united and strong in solidarity against this common enemy. It is time that we forge ahead together, rooting these cowards out no matter where they hide. Together we can sound a strong united voice that will be heard and respected around the world.
May God bless you at your time of loss, protect the school hostages and those attempting to secure their freedom, strengthen all of our resolve against those who cowardly attack us, and guide us all as we take action against these terrorists.
With deepest respect,
MOSES LAKE WA USA
Dan Smith: Terrorism
Please let it be known that I, as an American, am praying for the safety of the hostages taken at a school in Beslan. My prayers go out to those families who have loved ones suffering during this time of trouble and that soon you will be re-united with them.
Our countries know to well the sting that terrorists have inflicted on us. These acts must be punished and stopped altogether. That is why many Americans felt disappointed, when your country didn't back us when we struck back at those commiting terrosts acts toward us. I do realize that our countries do not meet eye to eye on all things, and have had many differences over the years, but now is the time to work together as one people against a common enemy. We must stamp out the pain and suffering a few lunatics inflict on our people. They fight with an intense hatred against you and I for where we were born or who we worship (or don't worship.) We must fight them back with the same intensity as one with a common goal of ending their reign of terror. I will proudly stand beside you and help you in your time of need, I only ask that you are there for me when the time comes when I need a shoulder to lean on. May our countries ! do the same. God bless the hostages and comfort their families and friends!
Detroit, MI, USA
Edy Wheeler: Sympathy note
To the Russian People - I am an American who has been watching the terrorists kill so many innocent Russians. I dont know what to say other than to send my condolences. There are many in the US praying for the children and just wanted you to know that we care and support you....
Edward Hartlage: Recent terrorist attacks on your country
Lorin Hart: School situationI am just heartsick at the school hostage situation and I am praying for all your children. Whatever cause the terrorists have can not possibly, ever, be honored or realized by such base and cruel methods. As another comment brought out, where is the outrage in the world media at the insurgents willingness to murder their own people and innocent children
Jimmy: Stop the terrorists immediately
I urge your government or at least someone to read a copy of the Koran.
IF you were to dip bullets into the blood of a hog (swine) in full sight with the slaughter of same for all inside of the school to see - at the same time jamming all cell phones - you would have an immediate surrender.
Why? To die in such a fashion, according to Islam, would cause that person to immediately go to hell forever, according to their religion. They would not have the opportunity to "cleanse" themselves by purification with dirt.
This would cause a world uproar but would cause Islam to fear your Nation like none before.
This HAS been done before.
High Point, NC, USA
Elio O. Caceres: Russia and USA should come together to defeat the enemy
Dear Russian people,
John Surgeon: TerrorismThe 'war against terror' is a war of Idealism, it is not the vindication of the State against the uprising, against those who propose to be the new State. There is absolutely nothing wrong with a Theocracy, a real Theocracy is based on the finest, noblest aspirations of even the most common folk. The new wave of evil does not justify the old, whether in the guise of this political vehemence or that. It is a question of being able to withstand violence without resorting to violence. We excuse every retribution on our own accounts and condemn those contrary.
Stephanie E.: You are in our thoughts in prayers
Greetings from the United States! I heard of the school children hostage crisis and went online to get a story from a Russian news agency. I supposed your news story might be more accurate and up to date than the United States Media.
All day long while at work many of my co-workers thought of the captive children in your country and prayed for them and their families. We deeply are concerned for your plight.
As you know America has suffered loss at the hands of terrorists and we share your feelings in your time of trial. I hope your leaders take a tough stand against terrorists. I have read much about your history and culture. I am a conservative Republican and I respect the people, history and culture of Russia. I would love to see Russia not join the EU but take control away from OPEC and the EU and profit from your oil
I truly wish you well and hope that some day you will find the success America has found. The people of Russia have a history to be proud of.
Please, take care. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Roger Knipp: School in Beslan
I never write emails like this, but...
We are praying for the safe return of your children. I can't even begin to imagine the fear and desperation that these animals (yes, ANIMALS) are causing your people. These cowards, that are using your children to their own ends, are the lowest form of life on our planet and need to be treated as such!
Lauren – New York City, USA: War on terrorists
My daughter had her first day of school today. When I heard about the hostages in one of your schools, my heart just broke for what those children are facing, and will continue to face, at the hands of terrorists. I’d like to share with you the words my daughter spoke when I asked her what she wanted for her birthday in September, 2001. She said, “Mommy, those people who did this to the towers, I want us to hunt them down, and destroy them. That’s what I want”. She was six years old at the time, and we had just recently come back from a trip to the city where we had lunch at the World Trade Center and looked out the window and admired Lady Liberty. You have your own war on terror to fight, just was we do. I hope we can hunt them all down and destroy them.
Jack Iorg: Terrorism
I have a very hard time reading the news these days.
At 46 yrs old you would think nothing would bother me much.
I recently became engaged to a Very Beautiful Woman from Russia.
I have always had a great interest in Russia and it's people.
A long and rich history and culture. A very fine people.
Now that Russia has been physically attacked, several times to date, maybe an agreement can be made on terrorism. A dispicable and careless act of lawness. It is time for the world to stand up and put a stop to it. I'm not talking about nations talking out of the side of their mouths politically, but to Honestly make an effort to eliminate it.
Not a political tool, an honest effort to make the world a better place.
My Heart goes out to those people who have lost their Loved Ones! I wish all of them well. I feel very deeply for them. My kindest wishes to them.
I know what it is to lose close family and friends.
I don't always agree with your President, and I don't always like his decisions.
He is the President and he deserves the backing of everyone there. I like to think that he will hunt down and exterminate each and everyone of the terrorist in your country. Treat them as the vermin they are.
SNJ: Terrorism and innocent people
The attacks of terrorism world wide, calls for solidarity of nations against those who murder. Our hearts grieve with you and I stand with you against this evil. I hope that all nations will be united in their efforts to defeat these people that use fear, destruction and murder as political tools. This is what hatred and lies lead to. Political policy is not the cause of terrorism. It is a crime whether it is in the U.S., Israel, or Russia. It is not the crime to try to deal with it, prevent it, or punish
it. Let us stand together against murderers, and work together for peace.
May God give you help and salvation in this crisis with your dear, innocent children, and turn people deluded by religion to reason and faith in the goodness and love of God for all people.
George Person: Russian school children hostage crisis - true colors
Nothing reflects the true colors best than an adversary who threatens to kill innocent children to achieve their political objectives.....
Targeting the frailest and most vulnerable member of society, the child, is showing the despicable depths of the foe Russia is up against.....
Hopefully, a strategy will break through allowing Russian special forces to get a clear shot at these instruments of hell...and bring all the children home safely to their anguishing parents...
The true colors of your enemies are coming thru, and do what you've got to do...they aren't rebels, they are abomination, which needs to be put down hard by the hand of the righteous...let there be no mercy for those who hurt children, for their cause is from hell, and they must fall like lighting from our presence...
This is my tragedy as well
This is my tragedy as well. Forget I am married to a ukrainian girl (with russian origin) and that I have their family here & there. Forget I have, the, a different point of view on your country than the standard occidentalised (and Americanised) Europe...
Zena Kelso: Beslan hostage crisisMy heart goes out to those terrified children and to those suffering parents and relatives of people now in the vice grip of vicious terrorists.
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