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My reply to Mr. Hall

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Submitted by Debanjan Banerjee (India), Nov 25, 2011 at 12:11

Dear Mr. Hall,

" If Saddam Hussein had not invaded Kuwait then there would of been no war in Iraq."

My Answer --- > Please read your history and be enlightened that who encouraged Saddam in the first place. Just years before Saddam invaded Iraq , he was encouraged to fight with Iran and provided with all sorts of weapons by your favorite allies in USA and UK , which includes chemical and biological weapons. The supply of these weapons have encouraged Saddam to launch war against Kuwait.

Another factor here is that , US and ISrael does not want any single strong power to emerge out of the West Asian region. That is why they first encoruaged Saddam to launch his war against Iran and when it failed , they attacked and destroyed him when he has turned against him by attacking Kuwait.

So yes I believe the US and UK deserve a lot of blame for their encouragement of Saddam.

Regarding corruption , everyone knows that there is corruption in the top leadership in the Muslim world. But you can not say that the West did not encourage this in the first place. All the ill-gotten money that these brutal Arab satrapies in Riyadh , Tripoli and Bahrain accquire , end up in the basements of Western bank accounts. I believe the Western World do not need to spend a single dollar in aid if they can convince their Arab satrapies to spend these ill-gotten wealth on the education and health of Muslims all over the World.

If you are a rational person then you should encoruage through your writing skills to encourage your governments as well as through your friends in US and UK to ensure that these ill-gotten wealth can be used to benefit the downtrodden Muslim masses and not to finance luxuries for these tyrants in Saudi Arabia or Bahrain.

There are about $400 Billion is Gaddafi's wealth that is being unaccounted for. If even half of that is put to use , the whole African and West Asian region can be provided with basic health facilities and proper education , but will your political masters in Washington DC allow it to happen ? I doubt it.

Listen Mr. Hall , Muslim world would not need a single Western aid dollar (that is Western taxoayer's hard-earned money) if you Westerners can convince your governments to ensure that these ill-gotten Saudi or Bahraini wealth is spend on useful projects to benefit people and not to make luxurious palaces for these tyrants.

Submitting....

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