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A letter to George W Bush- a wake up call to the world

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posted on Aug, 20 2012 @ 10:10 AM
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In 2006, the leader of a certain Islamic country (one almost certainly on the radar today) sent George W Bush a letter. Just for the time being, drop all your beliefs and take some time to read the content of the letter-

en.wikisource.org...

The Iraq War-



Mr. George Bush,

President of the United States of America,

For sometime now I have been thinking, how one can justify the undeniable contradictions that exist in the international arena. Many questions remain unanswered. These have prompted me to discuss some of the contradictions and questions, in the hope that it might bring about an opportunity to redress them.




Can one be a follower of Jesus Christ...but at the same time, have countries attacked? The lives, reputations and possessions of people destroyed and on the slight chance of the presence of a few criminals in a village, city, or convoy for example, the entire village, city or convoy set ablaze.




Or because of the possibility of the existence of WMDs in one country, it is occupied, around one hundred thousand people killed, its water sources, agriculture and industry destroyed, close to 180,000 foreign troops put on the ground, sanctity of private homes of citizens broken, and the country pushed back perhaps fifty years. At what price? Hundreds of billions of dollars spent from the treasury of one country and certain other countries and tens of thousands of young men and women – as occupation troops – put in harms way, taken away from family and loved ones, their hands stained with the blood of others, subjected to so much psychological pressure that everyday some commit suicide and those returning home suffer depression, become sickly and grapple with all sorts of ailments; while some are killed and their bodies handed to their families.

On the pretext of the existence of WMDs, this great tragedy came to engulf both the peoples of the occupied and the occupying country. Later it was revealed that no WMDs existed to begin with.



On Israel-



Young people, university students, and ordinary people have many questions about the phenomenon of Israel. I am sure you are familiar with some of them.

I tell them to study the history of WWI and WWII. One of my students told me that during WWII, which more than tens of millions of people perished in, news about the war, was quickly disseminated by the warring parties. Each touted their victories and the most recent battlefront defeat of the other party. After the war they claimed that six million Jews had been killed. Six million people that were surely related to at least two million families.

Again let us assume that these events are true. Does that logically translate into the establishment of the state of Israel in the Middle East or support for such a state? How can this phenomenon be rationalized or explained?





Mr. President,

I am sure you know how – and at what cost – Israel was established:

Many thousands were killed in the process.

Millions of indigenous people were made refugees.

Hundreds of thousands of hectares of farmland, olive plantations, towns and villages were destroyed.

This tragedy is not exclusive to the time of establishment; unfortunately it has been ongoing for sixty years now.

A regime has been established which does not show mercy even to kids, destroys houses while the occupants are still in them, announces beforehand its list and plans to assassinate Palestinian figures, and keeps thousands of Palestinians in prison. Such a phenomenon is unique – or at the very least extremely rare – in recent memory.



On America supporting coups and regime changes-



Mr. President,

Don’t Latin Americans have the right to ask why their elected governments are being opposed and coup leaders supported? Or, Why must they constantly be threatened and live in fear?

The people of Africa are hardworking, creative and talented. They can play an important and valuable role in providing for the needs of humanity and contribute to its material and spiritual progress. Poverty and hardship in large parts of Africa are preventing this from happening. Don’t they have the right to ask why their enormous wealth – including minerals – is being looted, despite the fact that they need it more than others? Again, do such actions correspond to the teachings of Christ and the tenets of human rights?

The brave and faithful people of Iran too have many questions and grievances, including: the coup d’etat of 1953 and the subsequent toppling of the legal government of the day, opposition to the Islamic revolution, transformation of an Embassy into a headquarters supporting the activities of those opposing the Islamic Republic (many thousands of pages of documents corroborate this claim), support for Saddam in the war waged against Iran, the shooting down of the Iranian passenger plane, freezing the assets of the Iranian nation, increasing threats, anger and displeasure vis-à-vis the scientific and nuclear progress of the Iranian nation (just when all Iranians are jubilant and celebrating their country’s progress), and many other grievances that I will not refer to in this letter.


On questioning 9/11-



Mr. President,

September Eleven was a horrendous incident. The killing of innocents is deplorable and appalling in any part of the world. Our government immediately declared its disgust with the perpetrators and offered its condolences to the bereaved and expressed its sympathies.

All governments have a duty to protect the lives, property and good standing of their citizens. Reportedly your government employs extensive security, protection and intelligence systems – and even hunts its opponents abroad. September eleven was not a simple operation. Could it be planned and executed without coordination with intelligence and security services – or their extensive infiltration? Of course this is just an educated guess. Why have the various aspects of the attacks been kept secret? Why are we not told who botched their responsibilities? And, why aren’t those responsible and the guilty parties identified and put on trial? All governments have a duty to provide security and peace of mind for their citizens.





Mr. President,

How much longer can the world tolerate this situation? Where will this trend lead the world? How long must the people of the world pay for the incorrect decisions of some rulers? If billions of dollars spent on security, military campaigns and troop movement were instead spent on investment and assistance for poor countries, promotion of health, combating different diseases, education and improvement of mental and physical fitness, assistance to the victims of natural disasters, creation of employment opportunities and production, development projects and poverty alleviation, establishment of peace, mediation between disputing states, and extinguishing the flames of racial, ethnic and other conflicts, where would the world be today? Would not your government and people be justifiably proud?



As the USA and Israel close in on yet another war in the middle east, consider the reality.




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posted on Aug, 20 2012 @ 10:19 AM
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no way perhaps you'd source the letters just for reason's sake? i know it might feel unsafe doing so nowadays, but it would really help to understand what i am reading. great thread, i see this moving up fast.



posted on Aug, 20 2012 @ 10:25 AM
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That was a letter from Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to Bush in 2006. It raises some good points - not that it will ever be seen as anything but propaganda. Let the Islamaphobia begin...



posted on Aug, 20 2012 @ 10:27 AM
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generally speaking i find devout religious followers (although shia law is sometimes bass ackwards) of any creed to be more intelligent than those who cannot find reason in a world like this. I am not islamaphobic or anything like that. thank you very much for finding these. i will sleep on it and get back to think about it further.



posted on Aug, 20 2012 @ 10:29 AM
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edit on 20.8.2012 by grobi77 because: I provided a source...but now it's in the OP



posted on Aug, 20 2012 @ 10:32 AM
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Very interesting read. I would however like to see the source of these letters as well
S&F



posted on Aug, 20 2012 @ 10:33 AM
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Originally posted by JamesCookieIII
no way perhaps you'd source the letters just for reason's sake? i know it might feel unsafe doing so nowadays, but it would really help to understand what i am reading. great thread, i see this moving up fast.


Linked in OP now

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posted on Aug, 20 2012 @ 10:38 AM
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I heard George W Bush doesn't read anything unless it's written in crayon.



posted on Aug, 20 2012 @ 10:41 AM
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The copyright information are interesting:

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was first created in Iran, whose copyright laws are not recognised according to Circ. 38a of the US Copyright Office.


I didn't know that.
So the US can copy everything from Iran and it's totally legal



posted on Aug, 20 2012 @ 10:42 AM
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Originally posted by grobi77
reply to post by Wonderer2012
 


The copyright information are interesting:

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was first created in Iran, whose copyright laws are not recognised according to Circ. 38a of the US Copyright Office.


I didn't know that.
So the US can copy everything from Iran and it's totally legal


That says a lot doesn't it!



posted on Aug, 20 2012 @ 10:44 AM
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Originally posted by Blackmarketeer
That was a letter from Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to Bush in 2006. It raises some good points - not that it will ever be seen as anything but propaganda. Let the Islamaphobia begin...


Was it propaganda or a genuine letter to appeal to the President?

Propaganda usually targets the public via the media etc, whereas this was an actual letter addressed to George W Bush.



posted on Aug, 20 2012 @ 10:46 AM
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Originally posted by DBCooper71
I heard George W Bush doesn't read anything unless it's written in crayon.

LOL!

I very much doubt the letter will do any good though.



posted on Aug, 20 2012 @ 11:24 AM
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"generally speaking i find devout religious followers (although shia law is sometimes bass ackwards) of any creed to be more intelligent than those who cannot find reason in a world like this."




posted on Aug, 20 2012 @ 11:38 AM
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Strange thing in 2006. Haliburton was selling equipment to Iran still. Koch Industries was selling equipment to Iran still. Israel was even caught buying oil from Iran. And then this letter from Iran.




www.bloomberg.com...



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posted on Aug, 20 2012 @ 12:06 PM
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interesting. you should make this a new thread. i cant watch vid now, im a lifeguard and kids bout to hop in, but that is provactive to say the least.



posted on Aug, 20 2012 @ 01:23 PM
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Engaging in diplomacy with Washington is futile, the only diplomacy they recognize involves a sword and they have the biggest one to wave. That image and rhetoric with Iran not attacking a country in recent history does give credence to their neutrality in not waging in wars but in my opinion doesn't mean they wouldn't of or if an opportunity presented itself. The same could be said for all nations.

Even though small scale conflicts and proxy wars still go on, the post world war two American military and advances in nuclear weapons and military technology abroad have probably deterred large scale wars and campaigns of conquest from nations. So even though America needs war to keep its war economy afloat the very prospect of having that army unleashed on you would no doubt have any potential world domination types thinking twice.

By no means endorsing this but no nation is going to lay down arms or stop preparing for war probably ever in my opinion, at least in the near future. If everyone had nuclear weapons the arms industry would be gone over night and wars would probably end on that same note so could the world.



posted on Aug, 20 2012 @ 01:33 PM
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I was extremely impressed by this letter when I first read it...I had to go to the Iranian President's website in order to actually read it...but it wasn't too long after he'd sent it, back in 2006.

The White House totally ignored the letter...didn't acknowledge even with a crayon scribbled STFU or anything.

And there were two letters sent around that time...the one to our leadership was followed up a little while later by another addressed to us...the American people.
Full letter here.

He even mentions that he sent a letter to President Bush...I guess in case we got to read this one, we'd ask about the other one.

But we were told about the one letter to GW...but not told about what it actually said or even its purpose...if I recall correctly, something was said about it being threatening and ominous. At that time, I had been recently totally heartbroken and disillusioned in the realization that it was almost certain that bin Laden had died of his kidney disease in December of 2001...and by 2006 we'd been under the assumption that he'd been alive and well all those 5 years...and as big of a looming threat as he'd always been...of course, no one gave much thought to the warning Oliver North gave in the Iran/Contra warnings when he named bin Laden by name...that's another issue altogether, though.

So, anyway, I was wounded in my heart to put it mildly. When I heard that there had been a letter full of threats sent to us by the Iranian President, I decided to see for myself what it said....and it took some digging but, like I said, I found it on the Iranian site...it is still there, evidently, from what it says on the link provided by the OP.

For all intents and purposes, the Iranian President presents as a level-headed, intelligent, worldly-minded and articulate person. Very aware of what goes on here that we all know goes on, too...things mentioned in his letter...if there are things we don't agree with, we might consider that while we know little we can say FOR SURE about his country...he knows much about ours that we know to be true. This was my own consideration back then, and remains so...and when I first read these letters, I was still stinging from the hurt inflicted about the possibility of the government's lies to me, to us...being not about little things and perhaps sometimes politically necessary, yada yada yada...the rhetoric I had wanted to be true about the lies being also a lie that I could no longer believe when faced with the possibility that one of the biggest issues in our life as a nation was a huge lie built on an old truth...a lie designed to keep us in fear while all the time being presented as something solely designed to get rid of those fears as soon as possible...to 'win the war on terror.'

Knowing that the so-called war on terror was actually a war of terror waged against us or at the very least allowed to be believed to be raging on, full force...by not letting us know that the enemy's specter was no longer casting a shadow...which is a heinous lie, imo, and no excuse possibly could make it okay...caused me great suspicion about this threatening letter, so-called.

Not threatening at all, I don't think.
Who sees anything threatening in that letter to Bush besides the truth?
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posted on Aug, 20 2012 @ 02:04 PM
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Originally posted by DBCooper71
I heard George W Bush doesn't read anything unless it's written in crayon.


Nah he reads to kids about pet goats while his country is under attack.



posted on Aug, 20 2012 @ 02:08 PM
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Without checking the link or reading the post....and reading the letter..if I remember correctly, this is from Mahmoud Ahmadinejad....

Hope I'm right...lol



posted on Aug, 20 2012 @ 02:14 PM
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When u listen to this guy w/ out the propaganda...he makes some sense and you see the lies. Do I believe in everything he does...no...I'm American and grew up much much different. I don't want to see a war w/ Iran because it's bogus and a resource grab. Greed. I don't want to be a part of that. We Americans have our own problems...financial collapse anyone? We will see martial law very soon!



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