Hello to all, I hope this finds everyone well,
Last night, I made a post. Someone said I was being a hater because I am opposed to US foreign policy, and accused me of an anti-American agenda. I do
not, but I felt a need to prove myself.
As a result, I decided to show something good--not that I believe the bloodshed was an acceptable price-- nevertheless we were talking about Iraq
therefore I showed Arbaeen processions in Kerbala, Iraq. www.youtube.com...
Understandably, no one would be able to understand the words, but words are unimportant. The video footage's I shared I am unable to watch without
being moved to tears and words cannot describe my heart concerning the knowledge that Kerbala, Iraq is, once again, free to Shi'a of Iraq and the
world, that we may participate in mourning processions among other events at the shrine of Imam Hussain (as).
I posted links to a few video's of this, with the statement "here is one good thing that came out of this". (or something to that effect) Everyone
posting postured themselves as being very knowledgeable on the topic of Iraq, the war, blackwater, basically every aspect. Therefore, I assumed
pictures of 15-18 million people in Kerbala, Iraq for Arbaeen would be common knowledge.
But apparently most did not understand what they were seeing. I was tired, and I should have explained the video's for those who had no knowledge of
Iraq, which was my mistake; yet, more should have known.
My point being, how can anyone support a war in foreign countries they no nothing about?
If you do not know the people, the country, the dynamics of the politics in the country, the values of the people, or any other aspect, how can you
posture being either for or against any action? If you have never even seen a picture, or spoken to those living inside the country, how can you take
I do not believe you can! People are relying solely on what they are told, by media they believe lies, yet, when it comes to foreign occupation, and
foreign wars, everyone is quick to take sides.
This time, this war which is coming, I ask one thing. Find the truth, speak to the people, learn all you can about the country, find the middle
ground, the one which is to neither extreme, and then make a decision. But make it based on as much knowledge from ALL sources.
An informed citizenship is necessary. Key word; INFORMED