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America will prevail



Published: Sun, September 16, 2001 @ 12:00 a.m.



America will prevail

EDITOR:

May God be with those who were victims and whose loved ones were victims of such a hideous and unspeakable crime. And may God bring to justice those responsible for the inhumane acts brought forth Tuesday. We need to stay strong for those suffering now and to prove to the terrorists that we will not tolerate these attacks on our freedom or on the lives and safety of innocent citizens. We will prevail -- that I am sure of.

BECKY BONDONI

Canton

U.S. freedom foremost

EDITOR:

As a mother of two, I was deeply affected by the terrorist attacks -- so much so, that my employer let me go to retrieve my girls from a & quot;lockdown."

It is unfathomable to me that people could hate others so much, that their fears overcome them and they feel the need to kill others to make themselves feel powerful, and for what cause? To make us feel as if we were vulnerable?

Well, I believe that we will overcome this dreadful time and show the world that we are still a force to be reckoned with. Thank you for allowing me the freedom to write this letter. Maybe if those who attacked us had a few more freedoms, like the freedom of expression, this tragic event would never have happened.

CATHERINE FOCKLER

Struthers

Blame the evil-doers, not all from Mideast

EDITOR:

The day of Sept 11, 2001, will live in the memory of everyone. It may become one of the worst events in the history of the United States.

Most of us are hurt and angry, but we must come together and find out who has done this and take them out.

I may only be a college student and I may see many more events, but this is one of those things that anyone over the age of 8 or 10 will remember.

I just want to hope that everyone will come together and not blame those of Middle East origin. Not all of them are the evil ones but just the ones that caused it.

The people who were in the plane that crashed in Pennsylvania are the heroes and the firefighters and police officers who have been missing so far they are the bravest people in the country, by going into the building to save people even though they knew that they may die. They deserve the Purple Heart for everything they have done.

JULIA KATZ

Struthers

X The writer is a YSU student.

Now not the time for hasty judgments

EDITOR:

The destruction of the World Trade Center towers is far more than terrorism.

An act of that horrific magnitude may have had this purpose: To lure the leaders of the United States into a hasty, ill-conceived retaliation against the wrong people and nations, thus causing an international conflict, harming us as much or more than anyone else, and leaving the undetected planners to remain unscathed and able to increase their own power and influence in the aftermath.

The situation may be far more complex than what may seem all too obvious to many of our leaders.

MILTON R. NORRIS

Canfield

X Ed.'s note: More letters can be found on A6 and A7.




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