Samantha Bell Calls Father, Joe Stack, Hero

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A few days ago, Joe Stack flew a plane into an IRS building in Austin, Texas. Most of the media labeled him as insane, disgruntled, or misguided. But there have been people who stood up for Joe Stack, saying that he was the one who was wronged.

Samantha Bell, Joe Stack’s daughter from his first marriage, is one of those people. Bell calls her father a hero, saying “I think too many people lay around and wait for things to happen. But if nobody comes out and speaks up on behalf of injustice, then nothing will ever be accomplished.”

Joe Stack’s desperate attempt to get people to listen proved to be fatal for Vernon Hunter, an IRS agent and Vietnam Veteran.

Bell does not condone her father’s actions.

“His last actions, the suicide, the catastrophe that caused injuries and death, that was wrong,” Bell said.

Ken Hunter, Vernon Hunter’s son, had this to say.“My dad did two tours of duty in Vietnam, my dad’s a hero.”

Did Joe Stack have a message that needed to be heard? Did his life or Vernon Hunter’s need to end in order to give that message power? Was he insane, or a hero?

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Indyposted
Indyposted

Mihruzza, this isn't a political message, it's about the fact that you can't replace one action with another to weight it and thereby placing a title on that action. If I killed a child then saved one from a burning building, it wouldn't lessen the fact that I was a monster for killing the first child. His daughter tried to justify his actions, even as she spoke out against them, but slipping in his time in service as a precursor to his actions.

Indyposted
Indyposted

Mihruzza, this isn't a political message, it's about the fact that you can't replace one action with another to weight it and thereby placing a title on that action. If I killed a child then saved one from a burning building, it wouldn't lessen the fact that I was a monster for killing the first child. His daughter tried to justify his actions, even as she spoke out against them, but slipping in his time in service as a precursor to his actions.

Mihruzza
Mihruzza

Oh yea by the way. all the servicemen I have spoken to about the plane going up says, it looks like Dek Cord blowing, because you don't get that kind of damage from a fuel explosion, but you do with HE ( high explosives) only. So how did the HE get into the picture some three minutes after the crash. There is something not viable in this whole story. This crazy man, worked for "Star Wars" based weaponry companies building highly secret military aircraft software and guidance systems. They made bad TV movies about people like him getting trashed after the powers that be, are finished with him.

Mihruzza
Mihruzza

Oh yea by the way. all the servicemen I have spoken to about the plane going up says, it looks like Dek Cord blowing, because you don't get that kind of damage from a fuel explosion, but you do with HE ( high explosives) only. So how did the HE get into the picture some three minutes after the crash. There is something not viable in this whole story. This crazy man, worked for "Star Wars" based weaponry companies building highly secret military aircraft software and guidance systems. They made bad TV movies about people like him getting trashed after the powers that be, are finished with him.

Mihruzza
Mihruzza

He says the government's concern about him and the rest of the guys who got drafted was only this " Servicemen and Dogs, stay off the grass." "And keep your mouth shut about all the stuff we pressed ganged you into doing in Southeast Asia, while we forget completely about you, till someone climbs a tower and starts taking pot shots at the civilian population. This attitude is the culmination that caused both these men to eventually lose their lives for really stupid reasons.

Mihruzza
Mihruzza

He says the government's concern about him and the rest of the guys who got drafted was only this " Servicemen and Dogs, stay off the grass." "And keep your mouth shut about all the stuff we pressed ganged you into doing in Southeast Asia, while we forget completely about you, till someone climbs a tower and starts taking pot shots at the civilian population. This attitude is the culmination that caused both these men to eventually lose their lives for really stupid reasons.

Mihruzza
Mihruzza

He says the government's concern about him and the rest of the guys who got drafted was only this " Servicemen and Dogs, stay off the grass." "And keep your mouth shut about all the stuff we pressed ganged you into doing in Southeast Asia, while we forget completely about you, till someone climbs a tower and starts taking pot shots at the civilian population. This attitude is the culmination that caused both these men to eventually lose their lives for really stupid reasons.

Mihruzza
Mihruzza

My point is plainly that both those people were victims of our society. I live with a Vietnam vet, and he is the one who ask the question about the Peace loving people of Vietnam. He was one of the guys who had to take his uniform off before he left the airport bathroom, to keep from being pelted with Garbage when he returned from Saigon in 1974. This nation has been sleeping or walking around with blinders on for the last 37 years, so now that some are going mental due to stress and financial devastation everyone is jumping on the political blame wagon because it's easier to blame than to understand and CHANGE what's really wrong in this country.

Mihruzza
Mihruzza

My point is plainly that both those people were victims of our society. I live with a Vietnam vet, and he is the one who ask the question about the Peace loving people of Vietnam. He was one of the guys who had to take his uniform off before he left the airport bathroom, to keep from being pelted with Garbage when he returned from Saigon in 1974. This nation has been sleeping or walking around with blinders on for the last 37 years, so now that some are going mental due to stress and financial devastation everyone is jumping on the political blame wagon because it's easier to blame than to understand and CHANGE what's really wrong in this country.

Mihruzza
Mihruzza

Do you think the peace loving people of Vietnam felt that it was cool to have Americans killing them for the American military killing machine? No one's hands are clean enough to talk in this case.

Mihruzza
Mihruzza

Do you think the peace loving people of Vietnam felt that it was cool to have Americans killing them for the American military killing machine? No one's hands are clean enough to talk in this case.

Indyposted
Indyposted

Mihruzza, this isn't a political message, it's about the fact that you can't replace one action with another to weight it and thereby placing a title on that action. If I killed a child then saved one from a burning building, it wouldn't lessen the fact that I was a monster for killing the first child. His daughter tried to justify his actions, even as she spoke out against them, but slipping in his time in service as a precursor to his actions.

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