posted on Apr, 4 2003 @ 12:47 PM
Let me make what I was trying to say a little clearer.
I've made a thread on this before, but it got no replies.
The majority of the Iraqi army is made up of conscripts. You know what a conscript is I take it? They are forced into joining the army. Understood?
We are on a quest to liberate Iraq. Agreed?
The conscripts that are forced to fight for Saddam are the Fathers and brothers of the people we are sworn to free. Can you understand that?
They are as much a victim of Saddam's regime as any civilian. The majority of them hate Saddam as much as any of you. Can you comprehend that?
And so are these kids.
So, what we are doing to free the Iraqi people is killing their husbands, sons, brothers, uncles and fathers.
So can you see why they are not so enamored with this liberation?
I hear all this 'can't make an omelet without breaking eggs' rubbish and I wonder...
Is your mother an egg? Is your Father one too? What about your brothers and your friends and their families? Would you consider them worth
'breaking' for anything?
The pro-war people seem to like keeping the arguments one-dimensional, and within the comfort zone of their mindset.
Well I am sorry, but I'm afraid these are people too, just like any you know and love.
So they can surrender at any time...?
Have you wondered why they arenít? Do you remember the vast numbers that surrendered on the first day of the first gulf war?
I'll tell you why they aren't. Saddam is not stupid. He learns his lessons. He has infused every outfit of his army with elements of the Fedayeen
and his republican guard solely for the purpose of preventing the troops from doing so. Ever wondered why we still havenít taken Basra? The city with
the most anti-Saddam people in the country?
Some Iraqi divisions have had to shoot their officers just to get the chance to surrender. These men have a gun pointed at the back of their heads and
Want sources on that? Tough.
Search for the thread "something to remember" and you'll get them. I can't be arsed illuminating anyoneís ignorance right now.
So the majority of the people we have killed are exactly the people we are there to liberate.
It would be funny if it wasn't so sad
I'm sorry if any of any of you consider my position as 'living in a dream world' but what do you consider more of a dream world? Living in a world
of 'collateral damage' how good the latest missile, planes and bombs are? People who live in a world of ëenemy combatantsí and easily identifiable
good guys/bad guys?
These are all terms made to dehumanize the truth of what actually happens. The same as this war coverage does, as we sit in comfort and watch it on
our TVís then change over for a comedy or the ten oíclock film.
AndÖ. Oh forget it..
Iím pretty angry right now, and Iíve had a drink or two so I apologies if this post sound condescending or whatever.
Iím going to sign off and go to the pub.