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By Bukko in Australia, April 16, 2007 at 10:46 am Link to this comment
One thing that surprised me was how many of these killings mentioned how the victims had just been standing around when they were shot. Imagine having your country filled with large men who didn’t speak your language, carrying weapons of awesome power, who might shoot you dead at any moment. It’s like one of the space alien movies from the 1950s, where the Earth was occupied by creatures that would zap humans without a second thought. The U.S. military is doing what the movie aliens did. Toni, we’ve learned nothing from Vietnam.
By john m sandoval, April 15, 2007 at 2:32 pm Link to this comment
Isaiah chap. 44 verse 10 says; Who? Hath formed a God, or molten a graven image (of a God) that is profitable for nothing ?
Ecclesiestes chap.7 verse 12 says; Wisdom and money is a defense, but the excellence of “knowledge” is that “wisdom” gives more life to those that have it.
Money is the answer to everything.
By felicity, April 14, 2007 at 2:17 pm Link to this comment
“I WISH YOU WELL IN A FREE IRAQ” What idiot thought up that one? Probably the same one who decided that of the 2,000,000 Iraqis who have fled the country, only 466 have been allowed into the US because - are you ready for this - more would indicate that many Iraqis prefer not to live under ‘freedom.’
I am thoroughly convinced that the Bush Team has taken great pains to hire the most lamebrained among us to work in its administration.
By Michael Boldin, April 13, 2007 at 7:05 pm Link to this comment
Yet another reason I strongly believe that we need to virtually dismantle this beast of a National OFF-ense, and instead focus, for our security and for peace, on a national DE-fense instead.
Think about it, if this government didn’t have the ability to wage aggressive wars and instead only had the ability to protect our country here at home, we wouldn’t have anymore foreign bases, no more foreign meddling, no more terrorist attacks in response, no more blood money paid for the killing in foreign wars, etc, etc.
If you’re interested in reading more on this, try “Leaders Don’t Kill People…”
By Quy Tran, April 13, 2007 at 1:22 pm Link to this comment
One more boorish act from invasion forces ! How about hundred thousands of Japanese killed at Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 ? Are dollars are more valuable than human lives ?
By TC, April 13, 2007 at 1:15 pm Link to this comment
How much different is the carnage in Iraq from what happened in:
“Vietnam, the reality of it, where the US lost almost sixty thousand soldiers, hardly any civilians. But we killed two million people, mostly civilians in South Vietnam alone the country we were said to be protecting. In North Vietnam one million. Cambodia half a million. Laos half a million. Thats some considerable killing. When youre butchering at that rate, about seventy to one, most of them civilians, you tend to give little thought to the other sides suffering. You just do the job. I did it well. Colonel Oran Henderson told reporters the truth in 1971 when he said every unit of brigade size has its My Lai hidden someplace. My Lai more than 400 people massacred by US soldiers mainly elderly men, women, children and babies, some tortured and raped. Thrown in a ditch and machine gunned. The only thing unusual about it was that one soldier stood up against the rest. Thats the real US policy in the third world then and now destroy people who cant be controlled, crush those who refuse to be dominated and exploited by the corporate economy. So much US military aid goes to thugs. I should know. I taught them…. We taxpayers in the US are sheep with our wool pulled over our own eyes, paying our tax dollars for the slaughter. My god, what would we say if we saw every day the blood we have on our hands? What would we do? Has the wool been tied around our wrists, too, taped over our mouths?”
—the fictional character Jim Fielder speaking to a reporter in my fact-based novella, Glory:
John Pilger writing in The Guardian today:
“We need to look behind the one-way moral screen, urgently. Last October, the Lancet published research led by Johns Hopkins University in the US that calculated the deaths of 655,000 Iraqis as a direct result of the Anglo-American invasion. Downing Street acolytes derided the study as flawed. They were lying. They knew that the chief scientific adviser to the Ministry of Defence, Sir Roy Anderson, had backed the survey, describing its methods as robust and close to best practice, and that other government officials had secretly approved the tried and tested way of measuring mortality in conflict zones. The figure of Iraqi deaths is now estimated at close to a million.”
By rowdy, April 13, 2007 at 11:51 am Link to this comment
We think we know what we’re doing
We don’t know a thing
It’s all in the past now
Money changes everything
Money changes everything
every good american believes this.
By Rodney, April 13, 2007 at 10:52 am Link to this comment
Somehow we believe American money can pay off or buy off everything. That’s why we are hated throughtout the world. Everybody isn’t as money greedy or money grubbing as us.
By Gramma Concept, April 13, 2007 at 10:46 am Link to this comment
God Is Love, all war is hell…......Strive On….......
By vet240, April 12, 2007 at 8:11 pm Link to this comment
When you put our troops on the ground in a sovereign nation (they wouldn’t be in either country if the majority had agreed with me) filled with people who hate our presense our people are going to get trigger happy after a while. I would be the same way.
Were I in that position I’m sure I would eventually kill some innocent people, because I would want to make it home someday.
The problem with this is that every time we kill an innocent (we like to refer to them as “Collaterals” I guess because it sounds more humane) we make at least 5 enemies for each who dies.
Can you not understand why this is a lose-lose situation?
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