Wednesday, February 14, 2007IT'S NOTHING PERSONAL, IT'S STRICTLY BUSINESS
I’m not really into the habit of watching CNN and BBC but last Sunday, I got an insomnia attack so it made me do so. Britons are now focused on globalization while the Americans are absorbed with their war against Iraq. I never really understood the politics behind the war the Americans were waging against Iraq until I watched the news.
Up until now, the Bush administration is still being criticized about their offensive stance against Iraq.
We all know that the reason why US attacked Iraq was because of the 9/11 bombing that the Al Quaeda terrorist group performed, which was linked to the Iraqui government. However, just this week, the US Acting Inspector General Thomas Gimble said that the former Pentagon policy chief Douglas J. Feith manipulated the prewar intelligence report that led to the US attack on Iraq. According to the 2004 report of the September 11 commission, there was no evidence of a collaborative relationship between Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden’s terrorist organization. In short, there is no reason why US should attack Iraq because of Al Quaeda.
After 4 years of attacking Iraq and executing their secular leader Saddam Hussein, are they now saying that the intelligence report was manipulated? That they have made a “faulty analysis”? Have you seen Saddam’s execution? It was so moving. Poor old man. Why is the report appearing only now… Now that they have killed the Iraqui leader and made Iraqui civilians’ lives miserable? Was it the oil? With all due respect to them, **** them!
We have all been concerned of the 9/11 attack. I’ve been there when the whole world performed the noise barrage after the bombing. I’ve even seen the movie. We all knew what happened and how it happened. But have we asked why it happened? It’s not that I approve the methods of the terrorists but I am concerned why they opted to cause great destruction to Pentagon and the World Trade Center. Why bomb these two establishments? There is a saying: there’s no smoke if there’s no fire. What caused the fire?
Is Bush reviving the third Punic War where Rome's leaders wished to make war with Carthage for the purpose of annihilating a resurgent rival? The army wished to make war with Carthage to exploit the great opportunity for plunder while leveling the city of Carthage.
Saddam is dead. Iraq is in pieces. There is nothing more to do with Iraq. But the Americans are still all over Iraq. What more do they want? They say they are concerned with their national security that is why they are rummaging Iraq for more terrorists. They have to remember that if they “attack a country” (literally or economically), they expose themselves to the possibility that there will be retaliations. That is the cost of acquiring world domination, especially when it means putting down other nations.
It seems like Americans want to take over the whole Middle East, obviously because of the oil. Now that they have Iraq, they are now eyeing for Iran. They accuse Iran of providing Iraqui militants with weapons. So… will there be another war against Iran? The Iranian president is moving toward making nuclear energy. Might as well be just an offensive defense.
Let us all be cautious. Justice is giving people what is due them. If the American people deserve to live in terror because of their attacks, then so be it. Let us, Filipinos, live in peace. If we do not cause harm to others, we will have peace. If others fight, let them be. It’s their “business”.
Postscript: Did you know that, Saddam Hussein and Jose Rizal was executed on the same date? Rizal was executed by firing squad on December 30, 1896 and exactly 110 years later, Hussein was executed by hanging on December 30, 2006.