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TOWER WORKER'S VIEW: WHO WOULD WE ATTACK?

Dear Source,
Thank you to Priscilla Hintz for a wonderful letter ("New York: Days are long, but spirits are strong") and for her efforts to help such a cause as we face now. It's people like her that make me be proud to be a Virgin Islander. I had the misfortune of being at the site at the time of the attack. I worked in the South Tower on the 29th floor. Trust me, seeing it on the news cannot prepare you for actually seeing it in person.
But even through all this, I'm leaning toward agreeing that justice should prevail over vengeance. I know people who died, and I almost died, but we are a nation of survivors, hope and justice.
First and foremost, who exactly are we going to attack? Where are we going to attack? Even if we destroy Osama bin Laden, another radical will assume his position. This is a very delicate situation, and I believe that bin Laden's camp needs to be infiltrated and he needs to be weeded out. But that's my opinion.
God bless the people of the Virgin Islands, and I love you.
To my mom and dad on St. Croix, Alexander and Jeanette John, I love you and I miss you!
Diane G. John
New York, N.Y.

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Dear Source,
Thank you to Priscilla Hintz for a wonderful letter ("New York: Days are long, but spirits are strong") and for her efforts to help such a cause as we face now. It's people like her that make me be proud to be a Virgin Islander. I had the misfortune of being at the site at the time of the attack. I worked in the South Tower on the 29th floor. Trust me, seeing it on the news cannot prepare you for actually seeing it in person.
But even through all this, I'm leaning toward agreeing that justice should prevail over vengeance. I know people who died, and I almost died, but we are a nation of survivors, hope and justice.
First and foremost, who exactly are we going to attack? Where are we going to attack? Even if we destroy Osama bin Laden, another radical will assume his position. This is a very delicate situation, and I believe that bin Laden's camp needs to be infiltrated and he needs to be weeded out. But that's my opinion.
God bless the people of the Virgin Islands, and I love you.
To my mom and dad on St. Croix, Alexander and Jeanette John, I love you and I miss you!
Diane G. John
New York, N.Y.

Editor's note: We welcome and encourage readers to keep the dialogue going by responding to Source commentary. Letters should be e-mailed with name and place of residence to source@viaccess.net.