posted on Nov, 24 2006 @ 07:39 PM
Originally posted by Rockpuck
Well naturally there was no sectarian war under Saddam! I mean, he only had an organized army to suppress and put down an uprising..
Not to mention secret prisons to torture the public speakers, dissidents and family members of people suspected of being a dissident, whether or not
they really where.
But, I forgot, people like you UM enjoy totalitarian regimes and the suppression of people through direct military force.
and if they were sick of it, they would have done something.
Apparently they valued the lives they had enough to not storm in and overthrow live or die. If it were as bad as we make it out to be, why didn't
they just storm in. If it was so bad, obviously death would be better off then life under that regime. Why didn't they do anything?
They were the majority, yet did nothing.
Now we have a civil war on our hands, and people that don't want any trouble are getting it. People that said "well this regime is bad, but we are
minding our own and we still have our family" are now dying without having to do anything. They may not have had freedom of speech under Saddam but
apparently they were alright with that because now they may have the freedom of speech, but they don't have the freedom to live now. They can talk
freely...and live in fear for their live and their families for what they said. Except now they aren't watching out for those guys in the military,
they have to watch out for every single person.
Who knows who didn't like what you said and is going to kill you. And whos going to stop them from killing you? Nobody. The police force is a joke,
the military is doing a piss poor job, and its lawlessness out there in Iraq now. Its not democracy, its anarchy in disguise.