Date registered: Sep 2004
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The black and white thinking is killing these people. They look at "insurgents" as some group of people who enlisted in some army. Look at how we got there: we invade Iraq, and we have a cadre of Baathists driven under ground, who might be a problem. The next week, we ban the Baath Party, and dissolve the Iraqi Army, throwing millions of people out of work, and into a society with no running water, no electricity and a blasted economy. Children were starving as a result. If it were my kids dying, I would get a gun and kill everyone of the sons of bitches I could, and that is exactly what happened in Iraq - overnight, the "insurgency" becomes a general uprising. We also are deluded by our own bullshit. Botnst wants us to consider "Sunnis, who are 20% of the Iraqi population". What utter bullshit. There is no "Iraqi" population, there are 450 million Arab Sunnis living from Egypt to Yemen, all members of tribes who spread into Iraq. There is no "60% Shiites", it's 300 million Shiites spread from Baghdad to fucking Pakistan, and we bit into both their Shiite and Sunni asses. All of these people are veterans of thousands of years of Asian intrigue, while we have a president who motivates suckers with platitudes and offers little else. We have followed a policy that has installed militias which can tap into the resources of the most radical regimes and vast amounts of oil money, and they have lines of communication opening up all over the Middle East to the same type of groups. Where is the strategy to fight this war? "Stay the fucking course"? None of this is black and white anymore, it's now a boiling caldron.
Last edited by FeelTheLove; 08-05-2006 at 01:17 PM.