Here it comes, the wide-eyed look of shocked innocence…why do “they” hate us so much? After all we did liberate them from Saddam who was absolutely the worst example of depravity.
Ten years after the invasion of Iraq (let us not dwell on Afghanistan for now), we have nothing but unimaginable destruction, mayhem and slaughter at record scales, to show for what we have done, let’s see how and what we did there…
Before the invasion, Iraq was a thriving nation with modern amenities, systems that were more advanced than most countries in the region. Iraq had civil services that ran smoothly…a Police that kept law and order, transportation, healthcare, education that rivaled the best among most nations.
It was our plan to destroy the infrastructure of the entire nation. “infrastructure” means everything that makes things work; destroy power generation, destroy bridges and roads, destroy all manufacturing plants; if it moves, destroy it, if it makes something, destroy it.
Iraq was, as our leaders promised, “pushed back to the Stone Age”.
We told our own people, who were desperate to see only the best in America, that we were saving all humanity, that if Saddam were to continue to lead Iraq, he would use his “Weapons of Mass Destruction” (WMD) on his neighbors including (gasp!!) ISRAEL and quite possibly, the US itself. Read more »
A few days ago, some people sent out e-mails amongst Muslims, with a link to a WIRED magazine article headed, “Report: U.S. Muslim Terrorism Was Practically Nil in 2012“. Accompanying comments noted how Muslims were really not violent despite current perceptions. The e-mails did nothing to please me because I saw that the focus was still on us Muslims. To me it should not be a matter of note if Muslims were less violent than expected; a matter of general note should be the state of terrorism or, of violence across the board, without a “Muzlem” sub-category…and no other faith sub-category.
Imagine reports from prestigious institutions that are headed:
“Blacks are less sub-human and less prone to mindless violence in 2012“.
Heads would roll all over the country and the outrage would not subside probably for decades.
However, we get a report headed:
“And the Triangle study (below) tracks indictments, not convictions. “
I believe it is important to keep in mind that our “War!” against “trrrrsm” is aimed at Muslims and has nothing to do with actual violence against a civilian population; if this report showed ZERO accusations of terrorism, the US and the West, would still be on a bender against Muslim “trrrrsts” because Read more »
The admirable thing about Jews of today is that even while they might dislike each other between groups, there are some issues over which they come together like a solid rock and thus scare the devil out of self-promoting politicians who in turn, make sure that Anti-Semitism or, even a shadow thereof is caught and fought before it ever raises its ugly head.
The discouraging thing about us Muslims is that we are ever Read more »
“All People Are Created Equal…”
I, _____Jim McDermott______ do affirm my belief Read more »
- “I, ___Rob McKenna___ do affirm my belief that all people under the jurisdiction of the United States, have the right to equal protection under the constitution of the United States, including Arabs and Muslims. Read more »
Happy Independence Day, my fellow Americans!
Today is the day when the British yoke was lifted off one of The Empire’s colonies and America began its journey to becoming the pre-eminent nation among all nations. Today was when the British Empire approached its zenith (Q: Why did the sun never set on the British Empire? A: because even God did not trust the English in the dark).
American started with great principles, the Declaration of Independence listed a host of grievances that forced the oppressed colonists to break away from their distanced King. In 1787, the new nation put together a constitution to provide the framework within which their ideal state wads to operate. Two years later, The Bill of Rights (originally ten articles) was adopted into the constitution, providing for the rights of everyone in the United States. Over time, more articles were added until the last one so far (Article 22), was added in 1992.
Wonderful as the constitution is, the country is not without its controversies and contradictions. Read more »