The so called war on terror has cost us billions and will cost us billions more because it has caused so much damage to so much of the world’s
opinion about the West in so little time. There may have been problems with how America was perceived on September the 10th 2001 but if only it could
become like that again; that would be an achievement that the current strategy could never grasp.
The war on terror has cost us civil liberties, will cost us more and has weakened the inability of those in government to make us into a
As for Saddam he kept the country together, the majority of the people in that country are Muslim fundamentalists (Shiite Muslims). These people would
hardly be opposed to democratically legalising the stoning to death of a woman for committing adultery. They are already openly talking about building
alliances with Iran, and have committed small scale genocide against Iraq’s minority Secular Muslim Sunni population. Intellectuals are being
killed, nobody is free to speak there mind because a terrorist will blacklist them. It was better before when Iraqis knew what the law was; when they
could go anywhere they wanted without being abducted.
People like to forget that most who rebelled against Saddam did so for religious reasons. Fundamentalist Muslim almost by definition means intolerant
of other faiths. Saddam was secular and through his approach of people living that Iraq before the first Gulf war had 92% literacy and 93% access to
free health care of a often first world standard. Sanctions were introduced April 1990 and the oil for programme started October 1997. During that
time many Iraqis died; even though Saddam had already complied and unilaterally disarmed. Even all the money from the oil for food programme (65
billion dollars) had reached Iraqi it would only have only provided 2,426 dollars for every Iraqi man woman and child over a 6 year period (yep 404
dollars a year; or 7.778 a weak).
However because the oil for food programme had to provide rich Kuwait with compensation only 46 billion was ever allowed to go to Iraqi people 1717
dollars per person over 6 years = 286.24 dollars per year; equals 5.5 dollars a week for every man woman and child. This is the biggest reason why
Iraq had fallen into so much poverty under our sanctions.
Oil for food programme
(46 billion provided to Iraqis in 6 years)
Iraq population 26,783,383
Saddam may have built palaces; but not a single one was built or even completed during sanctions. And his single act of nationalising Iraq’s oil
reserves on coming to power (from British ownership; a colonel legacy) would have saved Iraqis more money than he spent on his palaces.
Saddam did everything we asked him to do; but we the West have demonstrated what happens to any Arab who disarms themselves of WMD’s. They blatantly
knew he had none because it was our immanent bombing campaign (and not Saddam) that withdrew the weapons inspectors the last final time. Saddam
tolerated woman’s education, them wearing western clothing, Christians and other faiths living together; and he brought order over a population that
would rather be like an even more extreme version of Iran.
Blair’s unity with Bush has simply meant the worlds to biggest arms exporters have almost identical foreign policies, be supporting Israel with
soldier search-terroritory expansion in Lebanon, or supporting the same war for the same reasons. We are united as force for evil in this world, with
a population feeding itself on battery chicken, hydrogenated fat, addictive msg, and many other bad for body or brain chemicals. We are a polluting
consumer society that isn’t that interested in politics; which is probably kind of good because some people are so pacified that they’ll watch fox
news and believe it; watch sky, read the sun, and occasionally look at the times without realising they the same owner and the same objectives.
And of course that’s relevant because Murdoch is friends with Blair and Bush; even visited Blair at Downing Street 3 times in one month (March)
though no one revealed what he said.
Finally look at how popular our troops were in Iraq according to our own MOD’s research:
“Forty-five per cent of Iraqis believe attacks against British and American troops are justified - rising to 65 per cent in the British-controlled
We are held the world over; have a centrally owned mass media; and wonder why we are hated as what we do doesn’t turn up when we walk down the high
Street. And far from associating the pioneers of our position in this world (like Blair and Bush) with evil; we instead think they apart of some
solution, just as people pro war David Cameron offer an alternative. They even think peaceful protest makes a difference despite it being ignored in
almost every case in history (last exception was the polls tax riots and hardly peaceful was it). They think it makes a difference; and they read
it’s been banned within a kilometre of parliament: news.bbc.co.uk...
If you have any questions about the facts mentioned in my little rant I’ll be happy to back them up.