posted on Aug, 1 2010 @ 10:43 PM
reply to post by dreamwalker74
Lets assume your motives are pure.
If so, you should focus on ending the US involvement in that region that is driving the civil wars that in turn is facilitating the religious
Killing Saddam Hussein did more to damage womens rights in Iraq than it did to help them.
"People didn't go hungry in those days in Iraq," Quandt said. "Saddam improved the school system in Iraq and literacy for women was phenomenal
for that of an Arab country at the time."
In a 2001 interview, Aburish discussed the support for the dictator with PBS's Frontline.
"We knew Saddam was tough. But the balance was completely different then. He was also delivering. The Iraqi people were getting a great deal of
things that they needed and wanted and he was popular."
And mind you, I am no fan of Saddam and his mentally ill sons. (Who were monsters by all accounts) But American intervention down there is working
against womens rights. Just like it did in Afghanistan, and earlier still, in Iran.
The revolution was populist, nationalist and later Shi'a Islamic. It was in part a conservative backlash against the Westernizing and
secularizing efforts of the Western-backed Shah, and not-so-conservative reaction to social injustice and other shortcomings of the ancien
régime. The Shah was perceived by many as beholden to — if not a puppet of — a non-Muslim Western power (the United States) whose
culture was contaminating that of Iran.
Those countries were making strides, not as fast as you might seem to want, but left alone, and given time to progress at their own pace, they would
have likely become more moderate over time. Our meddling and pushing is not making the plight of women over there any better. At all. Far from it.
And your government NEVER acts on human rights. It uses the argument of human rights to sell you on economic policies it wants to pursue despite the
human cost of those polices. Your sympathies are being played by the PTB so that they can pursue an agenda that has nothing to do with the people of
And if you dont believe that, pay close attention to who they do NOT publicize as violators of human rights, and who they do NOT want to intervene on
behalf of. Which is, in short, any human beings in a country ruled no matter how brutally by someone playing ball with them, or any human beings in
countries that have nothing their rich friends want.