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Submitted by Daisy (United States), Feb 28, 2006 at 17:20

Muahmmad Ali, Since you asked .. and leaving your interesting death count of Iraqis to the side for now (and the reasons for UN sanctions against the Stalinist Saddam Hussein) let me remind you that on February 26, 1993, the WTC was bombed by Islamists for the FIRST time. This atrocity was aided and abetted by Iraq .. Iraq (amongst others) has been a sponsor of acts of war against the USA and our interests in the ME. When a sovereign nation has war declared against it by any entity, including war declared by nationless dictatorships and undeclared but affiliated armed bandits sponsored by those dictatorships, the nation has a moral obligation to defend itself.

Furthermore, most of the people killed in Iraq have been murdered by other Muslims. They've been opportunistically murdered in a parasitic Islamist attachment to the USA and allies liberation of Iraq from Saddam Hussein. This co-option of the liberation of Iraq by power hungry Muslims from both within Iraq and neighboring regions is an unmitigated travesty of justice and represents everything that is wrong both with Islam and with Arabs.

It's not the fault of the West that Islam's despots would rather grab $$$ from everywhere they can and instead of spending it on proper social infrastructure ... spend it on their greedy selves. This is only a magnified model of the war-lord/imam model that has been around since the inception of Islam .. only now the war-lords have so much oil money and the imams have been paid to preach hatred in Mosques paid for by Saudis .. that to the extent of the inflation of power in both realms .. both the war-lord and imam are absolutely corrupted.

Not too long ago, the average Arab didn't need much in the way of formal education to survive That's no longer true and so now the war-lord/imam model is no longer effective; in fact it's makes for a substantial conflict of interest with healthy growth for Muslims. As such, Muslims all over need to rise up and put war-lords and imams into a proper social proportion. The West is trying to help you do that .. but mainly, Muslims seem to want to regress back to the land of the make-believe Caliphate. Get over it ... the Caliphate isn't going to happen. In the final analysis, it will be up to Muslims to encounter this corruption and change it ... meanwhile, don't bite the hand that's feeding you.
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