Thursday, July 21, 2005

World: America, Iraq, World Domination etc

One of my friends mailed an article, which talks about the normal rant of comparing what America did in Iraq and what it has been doing in general throughout its times in Vietnam, Latin and Central America and practically all over the globe, since World War II. You can find a bigger list of USA interferences throughout here. Another friend pointed out the obvious fallacy of the whole statement. To quote him
"this is a typical trick to confuse people! whther the war is justified or not is a different matter. but in the war there was NO INTENT to cause civilian casualties. In the terrorist bombings, the INTENT of the terrorists and the organisations ( alqueda or IRA or LTTE) that support them, is to maximise civilian casualties and to target innocent civilians as opposed to military targets. theres a very essential difference. hence cannot equate the two like the article is trying to do."

America's war on Iraq is just an example of a bully beating up a child in the street. Though how much one be against the war, keeping in mind the current situation, America's withdrawl from there is going to only worsen the situation. Some form of an institute, whether it is properly working Iraqi administeration or UN (sic), needs to be in control before all the foreign troops leave. People might equate the situation with Vietnam, where America's withdrawl did not have a negative effect internationally, though was a disaster at a regional level. Any form of instability in Iraq will have an adverse effect all over the world. Unfortunately it is an Albatross around US's neck and they have to bear it now. Bush is trying to wiggle out of the situation by seeking slowly but steadily more and more UN help, but it is now US's responsibility Iraq returns to some sembelance of peace and a nation. Anyway, if anyone wants to have a look at history of Iraq in a whacky way, please get and watch "Between Iraq and a hard place".


At 9:27 PM, Blogger Cyrus Crypt said...

Totally agree with you on the objective between military war and terrorism. I was in the Army for 7 years, and not once did we have a mission to target civilians. That just don't achieve anything in the military context. But yes, and sadly, civilians do die in war too. Much as we soliders try to prevent.

Good on Iraq too. If USA pull out now, it only means more trouble. What already is done is done, so let's clean it up.


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