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there's no stopping them now

by Jamie Thursday, Apr. 10, 2003 at 5:46 PM

wednesday evening.... the third week

wednesday evening....
the third week

i hate to be cynical but....what the hell are we to do?

with the corporate media (which is all most Americans will see) showing those few hundred people dancing in the streets today, showing people shouting "no more Saddam...yes Bush" or somebody holding a very suspicious looking FRAMED picture of Bush that said something like "bringer of peace" or some such propaganda (given to them by whom?) and an Iraqi kissing it and saying "we love you Mr. Bush", we must wonder how long it will take for all of them to realize it's a case of "meet the new boss, same as the old boss". whether it's Jay Garner or Ahmed Chalabi or the US sanctioned militia that is now in control in another part of the country....it is, and will remain (like Afghanistan) an ugly mess. this is NOT what democracy looks like.

meanwhile, the Arab press is seeing this in an entirely different light, isn't that interesting? well, i guess you would too if you had the American military shooting at you with tanks. of course, they are making correlations between this and the occupation of Palestinian territories and you know where that can lead. they are seeing right through this. though there may be no love lost for Saddam, they see what this really represents. well hell, we all do, don't we? this is the grand plan that has been documented for all the world to see....if only one bothers to do one's homework, which most Americans are too lazy or occupied by trash TV to do. one only had to witness that brief moment today when the American flag was hoisted upon the statue of Saddam in that major faux pas to see the hidden agenda.

and so the patriots-on-steroids will continue to shout us down on the streets and in email forums with their hate mail and their same old illusion that this is about regime change and "freedom".

oh wait...what happened to the weapons of mass destruction?

i see those poor people stomping on the pictures of Saddam and toppling his statues and this is a very GOOD thing...i am happy for them. i myself couldn't last 5 minutes with a dictator like Saddam hanging over my head (i mean if i could have my choice of dictators, he certainly wouldn't be at the top of my list). but how will we convince people in THIS country that we must do the same thing? we are now headed into an even more dark period when people will be so hoodwinked by the real motives behind this war in Iraq that they won't see the tyrant government right before their eyes? what is it going to take? an invasion of....Syria, perhaps?

there is still no running water in the hospitals of Iraq. casualties are piled up everywhere, burned and bloodied. the Red Cross has said it can no longer count the maimed or dead. i myself have a feeling that even the iraqbodycount.net project is underestimating the number by now. i am wondering when the American media will start asking the people who lost loved ones in the bombings or who themselves lie in a blood-drenched bed with no pain medicine or maybe without arms or legs....how do they feel about "liberation" and was it worth it?

oh, and by the way....SARS has now reached Florida.


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