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|03-29-2003, 11:17 AM||#1|
Join Date: Feb 25, 2003
U.S. is waging 'immoral' battle
An illegal and immoral war is being waged against Iraq. With the goal of an Iraqi regime change, a dangerously unjust precedent has been set by the United States and its allies in this disgusting bloodletting.
The U.S. government claims to be defending the world from a mysterious threat that is posed by Iraq. I ask, "What threat? Show me!" Iraq is weak and ruined. To use one of my favorite new words, the American propaganda is nothing but "bunk", just as it was in the ridiculous conflict with Yugoslavia, and as it is in the conflicts with North Korea and Iran, which are undoubtedly the next victims of American opportunistic wrath.
It infuriates me as I am forced to sift through the piles of disinformation regarding Iraq that are currently being disseminated by the western mass media. I would like to call on people to question everything that they read and hear. It is amazing what people will believe, simply because it appears in print, or because a "talking head" on TV wants people to agree. In reality, most of what we hear about Iraq, and the Iraqi-western conflict, are twisted half-truths and complete lies which are designed to manufacture a culture of consent among us.
Iraq is not a danger to the world. The Iraqi regime and military have been crippled since the war in 1991 and their weakness has only been compounded by a trade embargo since then. The Iraqi people are suffering in poverty, and in awful silence. A dozen years of bombs and blood, as well as the long embargo, have destroyed a relatively affluent standard of living which previously existed in Iraq. The big bad United States is responsible for this despair. The fact follows that the U.S. government doesn't care about Iraqi people. It is not in the interest of the United States to make life better in Iraq. Otherwise, it would not have ruined it in the first place. In fact, the United States wields a gun, then inflicts pain, and takes what it needs. It is the judge of the world by day, and the armed robber of the world at night.
The United States is the world's largest consumer of energy. Its dominance is dependent upon the consumption of vast amounts of oil. Two thirds of Americans' oil is imported because of its inability to independently sustain its energy needs. Oil-rich Saudi Arabia and Kuwait are already controlled by America. The U.S. needs Iraqi oil now. Furthermore, it is in America's interest to control Iraqi oil because then other countries like Russia, China and France will lose their present control over it.
The U.S. wants to control Iraq for business reasons and in order to protect American superiority in the world. The claim that America is intervening in Iraq in the name of a "new military humanism" is completely contrived. If the U.S. is a truly benevolent power then it must change hundreds of the world's brutal regimes on this course. An Iraqi regime change was chosen because of the opportunity lost that would result from non-intervention.
Let us keep our eyes open for more victims of American aggression. Let us question the motives, and examine the results of American conflicts. Let us draw conclusions from examination of realities, and not from propagandistic bunk.
-The Leader Post, Friday, March 28, 2003, B8
There is no such thing as revenge
You will not give as good as you got
There is no such thing as an eye for an eye
If you think you're the giver, you're not
There is no such thing as regret
There is no point in placing the blame
Hate destroys the one who hates
And everyone suffers the same
There is only love and respect
To thine own self be true
When you point the finger
There are three fingers pointing back at you
|03-29-2003, 04:23 PM||#2|
I want Serenity back
Join Date: Apr 30, 2001
One way to promote peace, is to think for yourself.
I will get things done for America – to make our
people safer, smarter, & healthier.
I will bring Americans together to strengthen our communities.
Faced with apathy, I will take action.
Faced with conflict, I will seek common ground.
Faced with adversity, I will persevere.
I will carry this commitment with me this year and beyond.
I am an AmeriCorps member, and I will get things done.
|04-03-2003, 06:53 PM||#3|
Join Date: Sep 28, 2001
Location: AL, United States, Alpha Quadrant
If someone killed a person in a US town, wouldn't you be cheering on the search by the local law enforcers to find the creep, or say, 'Hey, he didn't affect me personally, so who cares?'
Or to use another analogy, when you have a rattlesnake in the room, do you kill it while it is in the corner of the room, or wait until it bites you?
Saddam Hussein has killed thousands, nay, millions of his own people! His nation is not democratic and he represses his people in the tradition of an evil dictator. And, don't even get me started on his sadistic sons: When Hoday visits your house, its tradition to let him sleep with your wife!
And, trust me, the weapons of mass destruction of there. With everything that has been happening, such as the shameless tactics of recuriting young boys and forcing civilians to be human shields or face death, the Geneva Convention means nothing to Iraq, when the Coalition has been following it to a tea. Need anymore evidence?
Think about this. WHen this is over (soon!), Iraq will be a democracy, its grateful people will be free and other punks will think twice about doing evil against the nations (US, England, Australia, Poland, many others) that have the guts to uphold democracy and lead the fight against evil.
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