[Homestead] Who attacked whom? (was: It's almost over)
DSanner106 at aol.com
DSanner106 at aol.com
Fri Dec 5 08:33:48 EST 2008
Ahh, I merely made a mistake and left out a word, I was intending to say
tens of thousands to terrorists and use the wtc as an example. The UN inspectors
did not make that statement, they were still inspecting before the war and
were not allowed access to the areas at the top of their list. They had not
found any at the schoolyards and baby food factories the Iraqi's had taken them
to but they never wrote off the entire country as WMD free. Lets face it, the
Iraqi's moved all that stuff across the Syrian border. My cousin was over
there at the time and says everyone was so frustrated that we were not allowed
to move sooner. They watched the convoys of heavy loaders run from the sites
they were most intent on inspecting to Syria. When they did get in, they did
find weapons casings galore, missile parts etc. It has just been convenient
for certain factions of our govt. to beat the drum and say "Look no WMD" . I
guess it did get the Republicans out of office though.
In a message dated 12/5/2008 1:43:33 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
lurine at softcom.net writes:
Drew, you have fallen into the track of "who writes the history."
There weren't 10s of thousands killed in the WTC.
Second, the UN inspectors said there weren't any WMDs.
And, by what right do we have to tell other countries what to do. Seems to
me that the U.S. uses terrorist tactics on a routine basis.
I find it amazing how soon folks forget that the U.S. put Sadam in power.
The U.S. told him to go ahead and do the majority of things he did against
other countries. There are plenty of pictures of ol' Rummy shaking his hand
and inspecting the troops in Iraq while they are dropping bombs on Iran.
Exactly why we had to do what was done. If you place someone in a position
and they don't perform, you have to get rid of them. In this case We put him
he was killing innocent people and invading other nations. We had a
clean up the mess we had made. If I hire someone and they don't work out I
but if they screw up the whole company in the process and I don't do
it is my fault and I am fired. The US had better take responsibility for
mistakes as well
as positive actions and clean up after themselves.
Sadam was great as long as he didn't offend someone by building a hotel with
a certain someone's face on the floor to be walked on. He did our dirty
work in the Middle East and kept the reins in on Iran.
And I'm still amazed at how many people jump back and forth from bin Laden
to Sadam as though they were somehow related.
You are right about that, really their only connection was the money sadam
was giving the
*Some* innocents? Gee, shades of "acceptable collateral damages." Kinda
sounds like Israel. Oops, we killed a young American, we didn't see her.
Oops, we shot up a journalist. Oops, we bombed a school.
Yeah, never good, but very different than targeting women and children and
fighting someone who might shoot back. Cowardly.
And can someone please explain to me why we, the U.S., supposedly one of the
best of everything countries in the world, hasn't managed to fix the
electrical in Iraq even though we've supposedly been trying for how many
years now and how many BILLIONS of dollars? Took us a few minutes to blow
the hell out of it but in YEARS we can't fix it. Oh well, why am I
surprised. Look at NOLA.
Yup, One of the parents from my daughters soccer team is home from his third
tour working on this. Because the infrastucture is very different than ours
and we can't just drop ready made parts in and turn them on. Also, Electrical
grids and other utilities are set up with conveniently located relay
stations, plants etc. Most of those are not in safe zones or defensible positions.
Either we locate power sources in safe zones and lose tons of power in the
much longer transmission lines, or add tons of security and risk more lives in
the bad areas to properly place the stations. No good solutions, and we have
seen dozens of bombs targeting these very operations.
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