OUR WAR WITH IRAQ Part VI
Do you think it makes sense to wage a war against Iraq? Or are we positioning ourselves for even greater terrorist attacks, and world hate?
In this edition: OUR WAR WITH IRAQ - PART VI
debate proposal for President Bush
- Iraq's unmanned aerial vehicles: Our government claims they can be transported to the U.S. and used for spreading chemical agents in targeted cities.
- A bit of blab blab on the "French Connection", and our boycotts
Hello everyone. My apologies for being away from the virtual world since my last article, but I'm back. I've been busy working on many projects, specifically music and multimedia production. For those interested you'll know more about it when my new music & multimedia production site launches. Now back to this war subject, this is becoming more and more ridiculous as the days go by. Much has happened since the introduction of the first rendition of resolution 1441. What the heck is going on? I thought Mr. Bush was ready to go to war? Can we get this over with already? I think the American public is getting a bit tired of the situation, I know I am. As I have mentioned before, this is affecting much of what makes our country a great country, i.e., the economy, the stock market and jobs, to mention a few. I don't want a war, but our administration needs to act soon, either we do it, or we don't. This period of uncertainty is hanging around much too long.
So what do you think about the Saddam proposal to debate President Bush? I know it's a bit late to point this out, since it came and left in about a day, and many probably never even knew about it. Well I'm writing about it because I feel it deserves some attention. I feel that our President should have accepted the debate, why not? This would have gained our president more support from the American people, but it was dismissed by the administration as a preposterous proposal. What happened there? Aren't our world leaders supposed to meet and discuss such issues? We keep saying that diplomacy is not working, but don't you think it would make a big difference if these two world leaders actually met? That would be the height of diplomacy, we would become an example for the world, and if afterwards Saddam keeps "deceiving" the world, we would have had a much better excuse to go to war. But, our President doesn't think we can deal with this diplomatically. And for whomever thinks that he is using diplomacy simply because there is a resolution such as 1441, you're wrong! Want to know why? Because he's had American troops surrounding Iraq for over 3 months now. How can the world believe diplomacy is being exercised, if we are already positioned to preemptively strike? I thought diplomacy was first and then force, not force and then diplomacy, it's kind of backwards with this administration.
With the invisible power of resolution 1441, the U.N., has asked Saddam to destroy his Al Samoud 2 missiles, which violate U.N. regulations. According to our government officials, the missiles can travel beyond the distance allowed. Isn't this fuuuuuunny? Can you believe that there are such restrictions? What the heck does that mean? That the missiles can only travel to some of its neighbors, but not others? Or that the missiles can only travel in its own space? For what? To blow up parts of its own country? This is beyond absurdity!
If anything he shouldn't even have missiles, and since he does, how do we designate the distance in which they can travel? According to inspectors, the missiles are traveling beyond the 93 mile range. How much over? Not known, numbers have been thrown around like a basketball being passed from player to player. My point is, we are supposed to be looking for weapons of mass destruction, which consist of nerve agents using either chemical or biological substances. The missiles, we knew he had, but our government knows how to manipulate the brains of the American public into thinking these missiles are a real threat to us. They are no threat to us, give me a break, 93 miles! Listen, or read this folks, Saddam Hussein, is not trying to take over the world, and much less is trying to bring the U.S. down. He is old and will die or be killed sometime in the near future, so he is not trying to mess with the U.S. No country in the world wants to mess with us, when are we going to understand this? We are the most powerful nation in the world. The only people who want to mess with us are the ones who hide, the ones who plan to attack us in their own suicidal way, I am talking about religious fanatics who are willing take their own lives for their beliefs, I am talking about the ones we have labeled as terrorists, they're suicidal, Saddam is not!
Moving on to the UAVs, the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles that Saddam has which we have only one picture of, and that the media keeps using over and over and over and over again. Our government says the UAVs can be used here in the U.S. for spraying chemical substances over cities, using, GET THIS........... GPS, Global Positioning Satellite! You mean to tell me that we created the GPS system and we can't tell if a UAV carrying chemical and biological substances is using it to travel in our own air space? You mean to tell me that Saddam can actually have the UAVs shipped here in parts, as claimed by our government, specifically Mr. Collin Powell, and have them rebuilt here to be used on U.S. soil? Give me a big big big big even bigger break, I can build one of those things by myself. Why would they go through all the trouble of shipping parts to some terrorist dude across the sea, air, and land, when he can build the damn thing himself. You can buy a UAV at a hobby shop, and if you feel like it attach a GPS system along with a timer to release chemical substances! You tell me people, does this make sense? Our administration is still not looking good, and lacks the intelligence to convince.
Before I move along to the blab on the French, I would like to predict that we are going to be reading about many cover-ups if we enter or not enter into war. If we go to war, and we win, our administration is going to show us a few things to make us believe that Saddam was a threat to the U.S. and the World. If we don't go to war, and Saddam is either killed or ousted, our administration is going to claim that it was all a psychological operation to unseat him, and might still show us a few images of a threat. Either way folks, this is how governments operate, they have to, they are not perfect, and need to find ways to justify for their actions. Governments are the embodiment of what is considered THE SPIN. Examples of our government's perfect spinners are Mr. Ari Fleischer and Mr. Donald Rumsfeld.
Lastly, the French. Now we're boycotting their products, you know, French Wine, Evian bottled water, croissants, and we have even stopped making French fries, we now have freedom fries, the crinkly ones. Picture McDonalds switching their whole fries chain, and all because the French have their own stance on the war. I realize that we helped them, in WWI, II, and the Cold War, but times change, and people change. We shouldn't expect the same attitude forever, we know this because we do this ourselves. People, once more, when are you going to understand that we affect our own economy when we take these idiotic actions. It's the government you should go after, not the people. Also don't you think this will reciprocate if we take it too far? We can be boycotted throughout the world, then what? Come on everyone, let's use our brains a bit more, it's governments against governments, not people against people. We should let our governments duke it out since they are the ones who cause all of these problems. Think humans think!