posted on Jan, 31 2003 @ 10:09 AM
MS - I think that you, and most of the pro war advocates, are much more noble in your intentions than the powers that be executing events. Do I think
that Iraqis will be better off, in some respects, than under their current regime? Yes & no. The blockades will obviously cease, so food & medicines
will flow more freely. But make no mistake: the government for the foreseeable future will be a military one enforcing strict martial law. watch the
news reports - these are secular people along the Western model, they don't live Taliban style. The resources will be run by Western oil
conglomerates, not Iraqis. The Iraqis will get there's after Boss Hog gets his cream off the top. History has shown, as in the American revolution,
that the only way to get control of the profits from an imperial power is through armed revolution.....when do you think the Iraqis will be able to
get that sort of thing in motion, if ever, considering the encampment of the worlds greatest military?
The late Great Joe Strummer wrote : " Forced to watch at the feast, then sweep up the night, flipped pieces of coin, exchanged for birthright".
The Gulf War: the coalition we sought was the very same thing that blocked us ( meaning the US/UK) from doing it back then.
What should We Do? - Not start down the slippery slope of pre-emptive warfare, for starters. Contain &Control - the USSR was a far greater threat and
it worked there and it's been working in Iraq, or was there an Iraqi invasion of Saudi Arabia I didn't catch on the news?
This stuff about 'handing off weapons of mass destruction' is such utter BS. They don't have them, but North Korea does. The CBW's that Iraq has
can be made quite easily by anybody. The country has a hostile nation in Iran to one boarder, a no fly zone that takes away 2/3rd of the country and
non friendlys on every other boarder ( most with US bases) PLUS a full on blockade is in effect.
Does this look like they can move without detection!?!