posted on Apr, 25 2005 @ 03:22 PM
It's things like this that make me believe there's nothing to be done about the Middle East. Always with horrific violence, directed at the civilian
population...always with some sort of hare-brained justification about religion or politics.
Ghandi was able to create an uprising tha removed the entire British Empire. Without a single suicide bomber. Plenty of people willing to give their
lives for freedom, and many did as "examples" under British rifles. All this without a sympathetic, all encompassing Media. And without
international financing and weapons.
If the Middle East, radical Islam, and others truly were interested in sacrificing everything for peace and freedom, they should first start with
their personal power, money, and pride. Instead of being so willing to sacrifice others.
Because they all know, under no circumstances, would worldwide oil-funded Media allow American firing squads to kill hundreds of Iraqis for simply
sitting in their homes and refusing to do anything. Not accepting handouts, not being human shields at checkpoints, not protesting. Doing nothing.
But that doesn't increase the power base of thugs and mullahs, nor is it exciting and newsworthy, nor is it violent and satisfying. And such a
movement is dangerous to all leaders, whether they be foreign or domestic. Shahs, ayatollahs, mullahs and Saudi royalty, all could lose bigtime if the
majority of the people truly wanted freedom regardless of the cost.