- The clock continues to tick away the seconds to the end
of June in this year of 2004. Decision Day approaches, and still there
is no plan in sight. The so-called coalition forces, consisting primarily
of 130,000 US troops and 15,000 mercenaries (euphemistically we call them
contractors), plus the Brits, and a bunch of lesser forces are all facing
serious if not fatal problems.
- Mixed in with the troops and mercenaries are thousands
of aid workers and private assistance volunteers, along with journalists-not
to mention the remnants of the 25 million people that are trying to live
in what is left of their country. And still there is no plan to secure
the highways, or the services needed for daily life, or the viability of
actual political leaders within the country, aside from the puppets appointed
by the ruling US council.
- What Rummy and his incompetents have failed to understand
is the nature of the typography, or the depths of the hostility, that this
desert world can bring. Our non-warriors simply assumed; once the cities
were subdued, by brute force, then the connecting roads and transportation
systems in country would remain unmolested. But as anyone who is familiar
with resistance warfare is aware, that is almost never the case. Iraq is
not a small country and the roads are vulnerable, as is the water supply
and the oil pipelines, all of which cover hundreds and hundreds of miles
of unoccupied desert. True pacification lies in the victory over hearts
ad minds, and has always been the only way to insure any occupier's safety.
The principal is as old as history itself.
- But this is an administration that refuses to listen
any lessons of history, much less any of the traditional ways of dealing
with other people: especially when those people become the unwilling victims
of the Bush Doctrine of 2002.
- One problem that's only just beginning to surface is
our own highly paid outlaws. These "contractors" as the US prefers
to call them are not aligned with the US military. Their actions in Iraq
mirror the actions of the Israeli's in Palestine. Neither their missions,
nor their movements are monitored or controlled by the military because
they basically answer only to those who hired them. And it is their outrageous
actions in kicking down doors in the middle of the night, and dispatching
any resistance with bullets that has us, in this situation now.
- The brutal deaths and barbaric treatment of the corpses
of four of their personnel, is what began this latest round of slaughter.
Then when Bush sent our troops in to find the perpetrators of this act:
that is when this rebellion became serious. The sheer disproportionallity
of the deaths resulting directly from this murder is almost unbelievable.
So far the result has seen the deaths of over 50 GI's, and in Falluja alone
over 600 Iraqi's. http://www.empirenotes.org/fallujah.html
- There are, 15,000 of these overpaid rent-a-killers.
Why didn't the contractors take care of finding these people themselves,
instead of having the US military go in with all our tanks and guns and
planes and helicopters blazing? Because this is how Rummy wants things
to go, he wants to show the world that nobody can mess with the USA. Besides,
the contractors have a major stake in the outcome of this mini-war. The
contracts these people are charged with protecting continue to pay their
employees, and themselves, even when they cannot work because of the war.
And since the 15,000 mercenaries are already there, why aren't they under
US military control, at least occasionally, say whenever things get really
tough. We don't have any more troops to send to Iraq. So why not draft
these well armed private citizens that are already in Iraq, to help the
overwhelmed US military? And while we're at it, the private no-bid contracts
should be revised, so that if they cannot work because of the war, then
they don't get paid. That might give them some incentive to stop brutalizing
the local population. But don't hold your breath.
- Why are we in Iraq at all? We were told that we had to
go in there immediately without waiting for the United Nations to locate
the Weapons of Mass Destruction, because the lives of American citizens
were being threatened, by Saddam and his vast array of weaponry. Bush figured
he knew that Saddam had all that stuff, because he's got the receipts for
what we sent him before the 1991 war. It never occurred to anyone in the
"new" administration that during the twelve years of 24-7 bombing,
that hit two-thirds of Iraq, and the nearly criminal sanctions compounded
by Saddam's diversion of the aid, that maybe the "WMD's" had
either been destroyed or sold?
- What that all means in plain English is: that we attacked
that country for no legitimate reason, without any proof whatsoever, of
any of the things we were alleging, at the time that they supposedly possessed.
That is a huge crime against every national convention, and is against
all international laws, including the laws of war.
- Have our memories really grown to be so short? Can we
not even remember what happened with all of Powell's outright lies before
the UN? All of the panic calls for WAR, from Contradicta herself, from
Snarling Cheney, and from foul Rummy? Have we really forgotten all those
months of pounding that the administration's henchmen made into a literal
diatribe of war, war, war: as the only solution to this dilemma? We are
today illegally inside Iraq. So all of Paul Bremer's arrogant claims about
legality are crap. All his calls to indite, and to attack those who want
their country back - are nothing but more spin to hide the fact that it
is we who are behaving in a criminal manner.
- But it gets worse. The White House involvement in 911
is more than most people would have ever even thought about. http://independent.com/news/news906.htm
- Then there is the vaunted Al Qaeda that is and was a
CIA creation created during the Russian invasion of Afghanistan, by us.
They have been a useful tool of that agency ever since. Their possible
part in all of what happened on 911 needs to be scrutinized thoroughly,
if anyone is ever to believe that what happened that day was not part of
a grand and homegrown scheme. http://disc.server.com/Indices/149495.html
- As a direct result of these and other contradictions,
there are continuing questions and a boatload of lies that the United States
is facing for this major dilemma. We have made so many mistakes in Iraq
that it is impossible to salvage any credible position. We must leave,
but diplomatically and politically we cannot. Militarily we must win -
but politically we dare not, because that will make it far worse.
- Had we made any true plans, the US would
have insured that our forces included translators, and that our commanders
had been at least briefed on the customs and the expectations of the people
that they were about to attack. But this appears not to have happened.
This is ugly beyond ugly: and all because on top of telling the whole world
that this was unilaterally our choice, we went in with absolutely no plan
at all for the aftermath. Blame for this falls squarely on the shoulders
of both the Secretary of the Department of Offense, and the what's left
of the Department of State: in addition to the primary culprits, George
W. Bush and Dick Cheney. Sharon comes in for some credit as well but he's
safely confined to his own little pretend state, so he can't be called
to account, at least not by us.
- The roads out of Iraq are going to resemble the roads
from Moscow back to Germany during the Nazi's World War II failed attempt
to crush the Russians. That was a singularly colossal military failure,
and we are about to repeat the Nazi's errors. Like the snows of Europe
then, the deserts of Iraq are no friend of any mechanized army, but they
are of immense assistance to small and knowledgeable bands of resistance
fighters, with determination in their hearts. And given that we have senselessly
slaughtered so many Iraqi's: we do not even know how many. We will now
have only ourselves to blame for the toughness of the fighters that will
no doubt do their best to upset any plans that we might formulate to leave
the scene of this, our most recent outrage.
- The price of war is always mutilation, serious damage
and lingering death. Body bags mark each one of these adventures in every
attempt at global domination, and so far we have had comparatively few
of those. But in that process we have slaughtered men, and women, and children
indiscriminately, on many, many occasions. That will be paid for, technology
or no. The "allies" will have to pay the price in blood and guts
and wasted lives - not to mention that the region and the entire Arab world
will never forget the carnage and the death, or the wanton destruction
of all that made that land a viable nation.
- And most of all we shall have to try and understand the
plight of the people we have desecrated for the last full year: http://www.rense.com/general51/hal.htm
- Even nature will never forgive this crime, given all
the depleted uranium that we've infected that entire country with, just
to show the world the power of our weapons.
- The people of this country need to get serious about
this war, because first of all this is a war. The media needs to begin
their "seriously determined interest" once again, just like they
provided back when we were about to pounce. Only this time they need to
demand answers to all the myriad of questions that abound-unanswered. Also,
we must begin to remember what we've done, by doing what we've done to
three countries. Afghanistan has also suffered similarly, but so have we-for
America is the third victim of these pretenders to government.
- This war is too important to be left up to this lame
commission. Congress needs to take a hand, and hold the hearings that cannot
be controlled by the Tarnished House, cannot be edited or scripted by the
real targets of the investigation that has yet to be held into the actual
events of 9-11.
- Until those open and public investigations are held and
seen by all who want to watch them, then all of this governments crude
attempts to steal our constitutional guarantees, and the guarantees within
the Bill of Rights, will only represent more evidence of their plot to
steal the heart and soul of this nation and use our resources for themselves.
- Moreover, the public and the families need to know for
certain who is responsible for the deaths of those nearly three thousand
people on 9-11. The people most directly responsible were on duty that
day, and we need to hear in depth from all the heads of every branch of
government involved-on the record and under oath. And no one should be
omitted from the witness list, as no man or woman is above the law. That
is of course, if we still have any laws that can compel George W and his
playmates to testify about this matter, fully, and in open and thorough
hearings before the coming elections will
- Congress will say, "This is unprecedented."
Indeed! There has never been a political or military act on American soil
that comes even close, which is why we need those hearings-now! Perhaps
this is also what we need, to be able to finally remember these actions
that were all done in the names of each and every one of us!