You know i have been looking for someone that could read SH's mind. Where were you when Powell went to the UN?
Sitting in front of my television set, watching him, occasionally looking shiftily and uncomfortably at the cameras, as he knowingly lied to the world, under deliberate instruction. The first set of "evidence" that Powell was requested to present to the U.N. enraged (Powell) so much that after briefly scanning the material, he reportedly slammed the documents on the table adding "This is crap, complete bullshit". He knew it was all lies, and so did the rest of the administration....and so did the rest of the world as they looked on.
When you are on a plane and a guy is threatening to blow it up because his religious leaders told him to, will you be able to Identify your enemy then?
Yes, here's some. Enemy #1: the man with the bomb. Enemy #2: the men who indoctrinated the man with the bomb. Enemy #3: the men and governments who encourage and spread the teaching of systems of hate, (which result in the indoctrination the men who end up with the bombs). Enemy #4: the friends of the men in the governments who encourage the teaching of hate (which indoctinates the men to think in violent ways). Enemy #5 the directors of corporations that indisciminately sell weapons making huge profits to scumball regimes (which indoctinate their young men in systems of hate). Enemy #6: The men who formulate foreign policies that enrage people to such an extent that they turn to terrorism because they are humiliated, have no voice, no prospects, no legitimate outlet for grievances, and no hope.
When you saw palestinians dancing in the streets along with other large groups of fundamentalists cheering the deaths of innocent people, you meen to tell me, you did not see who the enemy possibly was?
I know who the enemy is. I hope you do also. See above. Those Palestinian kids were displaying a gut reaction that the nation that finances Israel, their tormentor and enemy, was hit, (despite those who lost their lives in 9-11 were never the enemies of the Palestinian people. It was an ugly sight. So was the random attacks and murders of muslims and sikhs here in the US in the wake of 9-11. So was the disgusting displays here during the "shock and awe" part of the strike on Iraq: sentiments displayed all over the nationwide...typically "kill those fvcking raghead bastards", as thousands of Iraqi civilians and civilian infrastructure
were deliberately targeted. Perhaps the gut reaction is understandable, considering 82% of US citizens in a poll reckoned that it was Iraqis who hijacked those planes, and 55% reckoned Saddam Hussein gave the orders. Parallel those ignorant Palestinian kids.
Iraqis were never our enemy (10,000 of their innocent civilian citizens now dead due to our bombing). They happened have the misfortune to have Rumsfeld's vicious buddyboy Saddam Hussein as a leader, Karma? I wouldn't want either Bush's or Hussein's.
I saw a million people celebrating NYD in NY despite being the biggest target on the map! You call that scared? [/B]
Good for the New Yorkers! I love 'em. Down to earth, realistic, in- your-face people. Perhaps the government scare campaign isn't working after all. Bin Laden must have been well pissed to watch those celebrants in Times Square and elsewhere. Regarding terrorism, lets be realistic, like the British people were for 30 years between 1970 and 2000 when the IRA was targeting UK cities on a weekly basis, which in frequency and persistence is far far worse than America has had to endure. Everyone became vigilant but didnt allow paranoia to overtake rationality. Statistically, international terrorism in the US remains an extremely unlikely cause of being killed or injured. However, the consequences of the war on Iraq may negate that fortunate fact over the coming decade or two, or more.