posted on Jun, 1 2013 @ 09:51 AM
I wasn't really sure where to stick this, since it's not really our war anymore. It's more a regional nightmare.
United Nations mission says more than 1,000 people killed in violence in May, as fears grow over spread of sectarian conflict
Violence has increased sharply in Iraq over the past two months, with bombings in civilian areas growing more frequent as fears grow that
widespread sectarian conflict may break out once again. The bloodshed has accelerated since a deadly crackdown on 23 April by security forces on a
Sunni protest in the northern town of Hawija.
The UN figures showed that 1,045 civilians and security personnel were killed in May. That surpassed the 712 killed in April, the deadliest month
recorded since June 2008.
I'm thinking the road behind us and these dubious records in the places we've "helped" really ought to be thought about before helping to further
destabilize other nations. It's never been winning the initial fight the US has utterly failed at. War is a national business, for better or worse.
Few in the world do it better. It's that ....peace stuff. Politics and aftermath...we just can't ever seem to get right.
The US is as good at Nation Building as Saddam was at War Strategy. The two should probably have never crossed. For everyone's sake.
I'm thinking this, as a record not seen since 2008, ought to scream the point. It's time to leave the Middle East and let the locals, across the
entire region, get their own issues sorted out. Let them see our merchant and tanker ships...not our warships. It just doesn't end well...and no one
is starting any wars with us, the last I checked. Not at this point, they sure aren't.