Leveller: Okay, read this SLOWLY SO YOU UNDERSTAND.
"And would you like to explain away the 100 and odd so civilian deaths in the link that I posted? I dunno if you can read, after your above
assertion, but if you can, you will notice that this was an attack on a civilian target with civilian victims. "
I can in fact read, and if you read the article YOU posted, they don't say WHO was being targetted because they don't know who did it because nobody
claimed responsibility. Go back to your link and read it slowly.
Here's a quote for you from your link : "Confusion surrounded the cause of the blasts, with police officers running through the streets
checking bins and boxes for more bombs. "
Read it again, Leveller. SLOWLY.
"By the way. This statement - "If the US wasn't there these people would not be dying. Simple inescapable logic."?
I dunno if you noticed (probably not) but people were dying in massive numbers under Uncle Saddams regime. And if the US pulled out now even more
would die in the civil war that would almost certainly follow. "
Bullcrap. MORE people are dying now as a direct result of the US Occupation than under Saddam. EVERY DAY civilians are dying, getting carjacked on
lawless highways, and getting shot up at checkpoints. At least under Saddam people KNEW THE RULES. As terrible and evil as he was, people KNEW what
the rules were.
Saddam was no angel, but neither are your "Occupation Forces" so get over it.
Whether you're ignorant or just unwilling to see the truth is not my concern.
"If you are in Iraq, in Baghdad, driving its dangerous roads, the evidence of collapse and failure is everywhere. The few unarmed NGOs are
marooned in the cities, unable to travel on the highways, which have become the domain of assassins and bandits. Now even the road south of Kerbala is
the haunt of armed gangs. When I drive these highways, I now wear a keffiyeh and thobe on my head. My driver wears western trousers and shirt but I am
in Arab clothes to avoid being attacked. Other westerners are doing the same thing. What does that tell us about Iraq a year after its
Many drivers now refuse to work for western reporters - and who can blame them? Yesterday, another journalist from the "Arabia" television station
died of wounds after being shot by US troops - no wonder his colleagues walked out of Colin Powell's boastful Baghdad press conference yesterday.
Three journalists working for the American- funded television station have been killed by insurgents. An old Iraqi friend of mine - one of Saddam's
most trenchant critics - approached me this week. He had wanted to work for a "democratic" Iraq. Now he wanted my help in obtaining a second
passport. Could I speak to the Australian embassy, he asked? He no longer believed that he would live in a stable country. What does this also tell us
about "new Iraq"?
And since the Pentagon REFUSES to release civilian casualty numbers then we don't know for sure how many are dying... Just like "Uncle Saddam" as
you call him.
10,000 civilians dead since the start of the war. 10,000 civilians dead due to the illegal invasion of their country by the United States. You say
Saddam killed many, too.
It's pretty shocking that you're comparing the Occupation Forces to Saddam.
"Yeah sure we're killing a lot but look at what Saddam did". Wow high praise.
Have you ever heard the quote : "Sometimes the Devil you know is better than the Devil you don't".
The Devil they knew was Saddam.
The Devil they don't is the US Army.
And if the US pulls out and there is a Civil War in Iraq, it's directly due to, again, to the ILLEGAL INVASION of Iraq.
Connect the dots, it's easy. With no invasion, there's no "resistance". Simple math.