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Originally posted by jsobecky
Apologize for them and sympathize with them all you want. In fact, if you're so worried about them go over there and join them.
They destroy their homeland. They burn the pipelines, which is their economic future. They murder their own countrymen. They piss in their own nests and you want to sop it up with your pitiful pinings. All the while hiding behind and enjoying the protections of the laws of this great country that shelter your anti-Amercan attitude. Feh.
Originally posted by CazMedia
Several people here have said things to the effect of...
"These people are just defending their homelands from invaders and that we should just leave and let them have it."
Ask yourself WHY DO THEY WANT US GONE?
It is a common belief that things would deteriorate in Iraq if the coalition forces puled out...BECAUSE the groups, while seeming comming together to drive out the occupiers, would turn on each other and try to wipe out the other groups.
Those of you that buy into the nice nice idea that theyre just angry about being occupied, arent looking deep enough into the situation there.
Do you really think that all the Iraqi's have the same political goals?
the 3 main groups (suni #e, and kurd) have a long bloody history of fighting each other, and the Iranians would love to see their religious group succeed there too. So now youve got a neighbor (and former enemy) trying to influence their internal politics too....this is not to mention other outside "terrorist" insurgents with designs of a radical state there too.
If i was planning a power grab there, im sure id want the peacekeeping opposition forces out of my way too...otherwise how could i grab power and wipe out my competition.
Dont be so short sighted as to believe that this is as simple as good people defending their homeland from invaders....if we werent there, they would be going at each other. There are plenty of reasons they would like to see us gone.