posted on Mar, 26 2003 @ 07:44 PM
May I begin by stating that Iím 100% pro-American and in favour of the current war to remove Sadman Insane from power. And, your statically claimed
numbers seem about correct, given the constant flux.
However, Iím concerned that anyone may be seduced into thinking that America is all invincible and beyond being overcome by opposing forces. American
capabilities may be stretched beyond the point of effectiveness worldwide, if faced with conflicts in Asia & the Middle East simultaneously.
I have no doubt that America has the resources and technology to defeat the Iraqi forces in the long run. I have no doubt that America will be
victorious against that tyrannical regime. But looking globally, thereís North Korea, China, Russia, Syria and a load of other minor players who also
hate & resent America, and would be willing to bring about her downfall. Trying to maintain global dominance may become more than America could
All the past great civilizations and world powers were eventually defeated at some point. Ancient Greece, Rome, the Ottoman Empire, Napoleon & Hitler
were all faced with the dilemma of maintaining their domination across continents and against people who hated their presence and power. In
comparison, modern America could be seen as a parallel with Rome, as Rome was the greatest world power that had ever been seen until then. What
happened to Rome? Attila and his Hun hordes invaded savagely and decimated Roman military domination ñ in that day they might have said, ìWhoís
Attila and what can his hordes do against the might of Romeî?
What Iím hoping to convey is that America, and Americanís should be wary of being lulled into a false sense of grandiosity and being puffed up beyond
realisism because of bunk generated by Washington spin doctors, and realise that we are only frail humans also. Weíre not transformers who can
metamorphosize at will and become an ever greater being full of power and wrath. A false sense of self-worth and power is intoxicating and that drink
could easily lull America to its doom.
I love my country with all my heart and would willingly fight again, to defend its liberty. But I also realise that we are just one country and are
limited because as humans we are all limited, in what we can realistically accomplish. I hope that the coalition forces are victorious, but I am
cautious about how easy that victory will be gained. Example below from a recent CBS news report:
Call Goes Out For U.S. Reinforcements
"CBS News has learned of the first U.S. request for reinforcements to help protect supply lines under attack from Saddam's toughest fighters.
Separately, a thousand American paratroopers landed in northern Iraq and seized an airfield.
The commander of American ground forces in Iraq, Lt. Gen. David D. McKiernan, has asked the Pentagon to fly in part of an armoured cavalry regiment
from the states, about 700 soldiers, to help protect the supply lines in southern Iraq which have come under unexpectedly fierce attack from Saddam's
so-called Fedayeen fighters."
I would suggest that itís wisest not to count chickens before theyíve hatched and the coalition may need to drop the kid gloves and begin fighting and
worry less about politicians and world opinion. This is a war and the ultimate outcome must be victory, not spin doctor propaganda.
I hope all here will understand and appreciate my concern and belief that war is not a game, victory comes at a cost and as Americanís we must be
willing to pay the price for our liberties and ultimate victory.
All the Best ñ Always,