[internetworkers] Where are the martyrs for stable and free iraq?
evan.zimmerman at gmail.com
Tue Oct 26 08:45:28 EDT 2004
Perhaps you wouldn't, but I don't doubt that there are some who would.
Humans' ability to rationalize/justify horrible behavior in the face
of war is evidenced repeatedly over history, even recently, and even
Perhaps, like some Iraqis have done, they would be condemned, I don't
know, but the fact is, we invaded a country that had a horrible
*leader* and government, and have turned it into a country whose
*entire population* increasingly hates us.
We. F'd. Up. Blaming it on the terrorists whose cause we've so
efficiently fertilized is not a way of dealing with the problem in my
opinion. Saying that now that we've brought them there, it justifies
us going there, is absurd.
On Tue, 26 Oct 2004 08:15:34 -0400, Tom Boucher <trekkie at nomorestars.com> wrote:
> On Oct 25, 2004, at 9:04 AM, Evan Zimmerman wrote:
> > If a superior military force invades the US, and we who disagree with
> > it are forced to fight in the streets by any means necessary, can we
> > then be accurately labelled terrorists? If our local ministers
> > encourage us to fight, what does that mean, they're power hungry?
> > Evan
> If Canada invaded North Carolina I wouldn't kidnap my neighbor or the
> 'foreign kid' down the street and chop his head off in protest. I'd
> find a way to hurt the invaders.
> Killing people that lived in my country, or who were here trying to
> help us wouldn't be on my top 10 list of ways to get things done.
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