Here we go again. “’My problem is that one day I'm ordered to kill them, the next day I have to be their friend,' said Specialist Bryan Spears, manning a checkpoint on Thursday outside one of Saddam's palaces.” This is the link to the source:
That is not an Iraqi in any capacity. It is an American specialist backed by its military might trying to police Iraqis for their democracy! Read it again. One day he is ordered to kill them, the next day to be their friend! Maybe Bush was right all along. He never planned for invading, occupying, and running
History teaches us the fact that you may force cooperation on the conquered, but never ever expect friendship for a mood change in occupation. It will take a generation or two before they could come in terms with the horror of taking thousands of bombs in their cities. Take
Nothing on earth is worth killing innocent civilians. Warmongers like us to believe the loss of innocent lives is an inevitable collateral damage to a greater cause. Let’s pause to ponder if terrorists have a different logic. They don’t. While they randomly kill civilians, it is their “greater cause” that matters to them. Take Timothy McWeigh’s last words. He did not regret what he did in
September 11 tragedy, in principle, was no different than Oklahoma City Tragedy except it was carried out by non Americans. American people like any other people, have different rules for dealing with crimes against humanity. If it is committed by an insider, they will not go to bomb his city and state. But the whole world would become responsible if it is committed by an outsider. Then, of course, the economic interests and settling old scores would target a particular nation to pay for it. It reminds me of the guy who was looking for his key. Someone came to help and asked him where he lost it. He said in the parking lot. She asked why he was looking for it in the street. He said because it was dark in the parking lot!
As I mentioned the fact in “Power vs Truth” neither
The politics of war is turning conflict of interests into irreparable enmity expanded beyond governments to people. In the best case scenario, the American soldier who believes in his mission finds Iraqis ungrateful. The ordinary Iraqi who is proud of his heritage finds the American soldier nothing but the imperialism. The resentment, to say the least for both sides, circulates in an ever expanding cycle of audience to create a monstrous mountain of mistrust. Is
Is this misperception or the reality? In a world where reality is edited, capsulated, and canned for the so called “internal consumption” misperception is the by product of reality or is it?