posted on Apr, 3 2008 @ 09:29 AM
Part of the problem, and it's been notd by some others here, is that it's not simply black hats vs. white hats. This situation has been a mess
since the 50's when Britain forced a bunch of tribes together to make a country that didn't really exist and probably shouldn't have been created
in the first place.
See, people like Saddam, whacko, brutal, dictatorial strongmen, are often the only thing able to keep a "country" like that together. Remove Saddam
and his enforcers, and all the tribal, racial hatred boils over in an instant. Plus, because we fired the Iraqi army and our troops weren't ordered
to secure the weapons depots, hundreds of tons of munitions went missing overnight (where do you think the IEDs came from? If you think Iran, think
So. We have Sunnis, Kurds, and Shia, all hating each other but united for years only because Saddam had the power to kill them as he saw fit. Saddam
gets removed, the Iraqi army gets fired, we destroy their power plants and clean water sources, and we secure the oil fields while ignoring the ammo
dumps. Ex-soldiers grab all the weapons and explosives they can and divide up into their individual tribes. Those tribes further divide based on who
wants to follow whose plan to fight back. Al-Quaeda, who during Saddam's reign wasn't even in Iraq, steps through the huge holes we left in
the borders. You've got people who have hated each other for a hundred generations finally able to duke it out, no holds barred. And as we try to
bring "stability" to the situation by putting a puppet government in power (I should say "new" puppet government, since Saddam had our hands up
his butt when Iran was the bug-a-boo in the '80s) we're going behind their backs to divvy up the oil fields to the companies most willing to fill
the neo-cons' Swiss bank accounts. US soldiers have no idea who is who anymore--the Iraqi police they trained today will ambush the same soldiers
tonight with IEDs and sniper fire.
This is an all-out civil war between dozens of individual factions, and yes, some of those factions are everyday Iraqis who want us to get the f out.
Some just want their power turned back on. Some want clean water and edible food. Some just want a freakin' job that doesn't involve shooting
someone else or getting shot at. And, yes, some are "terrorists" from foreign countries (mostly Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, though not
as many from Iran as you might think) who now use Iraq as a "live fire" training exercise, although the real "terrorists" are a minority--the
Iraqis don't want them there either, and tribes will come together just long enough to kill Al-Quaeda before turning their guns back on each other or
Iraq is a broken mess. It should be held up high as an example of everything the United States of America should stop doing. No more training
insurgents to overthrow legitimately-elected leftist governments. No more interference in the affairs of sovereign countries. No more trying to
spread "freedom" through warfare. You can't bring freedom to people who don't want it. No more creating new enemies we "need" to fight in
order to feed the giant, bloated zombie pig that is the military/industrial complex. This crap has to stop, and right effin' now.