Sunday, June 26, 2011
The True Face of the Iraqi and Libyan Wars. Is This How We Want Our Children and Grandchildren to Remember Our Generation?
By David Noble
The documented civilian deaths since the beginning of the Iraq war number over 100,000 but may be as high as 600,000 some sources claim. These are not terrorists but innocent people who have become victims of the globalist’s power games.
Add to this the number of soldiers killed on both sides plus the cost of this illegal war, which runs into the high billions. Considering the financial state we are in, it makes no sense. We should be concentrating on fixing the many problems in our own country rather than interfering in other’s. Another fact that must be taken into account is a study which shows that 30% of US troops develop serious mental health problems within 3 to 4 months of returning home
If anybody reading this article thinks that the invasion of Iraq was justified I would ask them to look at the above figures before giving an explanation of how they can justify this war. We now know, as many of us suspected, that the ‘Weapons of Mass Destruction’ claim was a fabrication to get backing for the invasion of a country that had done us no harm.
It is also clear that we were lied to by Bush, Blair, and the rest of their war mongering cronies. Instead of bringing us closer to world peace, the Iraq war, along with the wars in Afghanistan and now Libya, have created a deep feeling of animosity between East and West that may never be repaired. The continual threat of terrorism repeatedly used to keep us in a state of fear so that we will comply, could now become reality as those we have unjustly attacked seek retribution.
The US-led war against Iraq did not start in 2003 as many believe, as both the US and Britain had been waging an undeclared war against Iraq since the Gulf War I in 1991 where Depleted Uranium (DU) weaponry was used.
This and the use of economic sanctions against Iraq prevented the delivery of much-needed medical and other supplies meaning that over a million people, mostly children, have died. This is over and above the death rate which would have been expected without sanction
The real aim in Iraq has been the destruction of Iraqi society enabling the US and Britain to gain control of Iraq’s huge oil reserves. What The US and Britain have done is perpetrate genocide and no amount of lies or excuses can change this. History will look back on what our countries are doing in the same way as it looks back at what the Nazis did in World War II.
Is this how we want our grandchildren to remember our generation?
We have now heard the same excuses From Obama to justify the invasion of Libya as was used in Iraq. Talk of chemical weapons, Gaddafi firing on his own people and that he is using children as human shields to name but a few. President Obama is proving to be every bit as bad, if not worse than his predecessor and has made a mockery of his wrongly awarded Nobel Peace Prize.
Even if children are being used I doubt that it would stop us from dropping our bombs on them/ Remember, there were children in the Waco siege which made no difference and resulted in the brutal deaths of 54 adults and 21 children because the BATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms) wanted to question David Koresh.
Gaddafi may be the dictator he is made out to be, but can we really justify the civilian casualty’s that will occur in removing another Western puppet from power? Can our leaders not be accused of hypocrisy when they themselves make decisions that are not the will of the people. Many have been arrested and beaten for opposing those decisions. We live in a country where you are deemed a terrorist threat if you are a veteran or a Ron Paul supporter. Where is the difference?
The death toll of civilians in Libya has already started. You only need to look at the civilian deaths in the Iraq war, which continue to rise by the hour to see this does not add up.
Don’t expect these invasions of other countries to stop anytime soon, there has been much talk about adding Pakistan, Iran and Syria to the list to name a few.
Its time as a nation we develop a conscience and put pressure on those politicians who are meant to represent us to put an end to this warmongering and bring those who are guilty of war crimes to justice. These globalists believe they have a right to commit atrocities abhorrent to ordinary people without punishment. We must show them that they are wrong.
Posted by Monroe County Daily at 7:52 AM