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The Disneyland of Salah Ali

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Submitted by Lou from Queens,NYC,USA (United States), Jun 12, 2009 at 12:11

It is one thing for third world potentates to control and threaten their own population with torture, death and destruction. It is quiet another for such countries to threaten other nations and their allies with such action. Iraq was given the leisure of crossing the line concerning the genocide of their Kurds and war with Iran but the invasion of Kuwait, which just happened to be in the American sphere of influence was just plain, stupidly or psychosis. An action that was in fact, a war for oil, as Iraq was bankrupt after their eight year war with Iran that ended in a stalemate.

They also had lost over half a million of their own people in that war. Only a moron or radical leftist would think that their Russian, and French allies, and others would be giving them weapondry for free. Once again, Saddam had made a mistake, his mighty army driven out of Kuwait within a matter of weeks with the deaths of over 40,000 Iraqi troops. The Iraqi people should have disposed of him and his sons right after that defeat which the whole watched on televison.

Then came "the rush to war" after seventeen ( 17 ) toothlesss United Nations resolutions (thanks to Russia, France, China ), and twelve years of, on and off inspections. Not to mention almost daily attacks on our aircraft patrolling the "no fly zone". In fact a de facto air war between Iraq, and both the American and British airforces. And so instead of leaving the country, Saddam, the loin of Baghdad, was willing to defend his regime to the last Iraqi.

How dare you blame the United States for the actions of the butcher of Baghdad. And concerning your post about the deaths of hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqi citizens, never in the history of modern warfare has any army tried to avoid civilian casualties as our U.S. ground forces have in this Iraqi conflict. Unlike our cowardly enemies we do not intentionally target civilian populations. Ever see pictures of Grozny, we are not like either.

It is not United States military personnel who are planting explosives, car bombs, indiscrimant weaponry, in and around Mosques, hospitals, children's schools, hotel's, market places, and other public areas. No, it is in fact the heretics and psychotics that represent Islamic fascism who have declared "FITNA" against their brother Muslims and who revel in nothing but death and destruction. In fact Saddam and Osama, like Hitler and Mussolini, have brought more death and destruction among their own people then any foreigners or infidels in recent history. And they and their cultists are very likely to bring more endless death and destruction to the rest of Arabia, Afghanistan, and Pakistan within the next decade.

It is shameful that educated people like you, can no longer can differentiate between an enlightened revolutionary, and a reactionary. Osama bin Laden is nothing but another, Mad Mahdi - Mohamed Ahmed ( 1848 ) of the Sudan whose army was finally defeated after 17 years of war. And the West should be prepared to fight such a battle. And that is why I believe that your world is now in the state of "FITNA" and will remain so for the near future. May GOD help you.

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