Thursday, June 08, 2006

al-Zarqawi and the Cycle of Violence

Finally the man behind thousands of beheadings and suicide bombings, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi has been brought to justice. It's a good development for Iraq and the peace loving world. Unfortunately this is not the end of terrorism in Iraq. Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's followers are proclaiming his martyrdom and no doubt someone will soon take his place. This is just a mere setback; they won't stop until the United States leaves or ceases to exist.

The military and intelligence agencies deserves full credit for bringing al-Zarqawi to justice. I'm in constant awe of all the brave men and women who risk their lives every day for the freedom that we all take for granted. These people are the true heroes and they deserve our respect and support. They have given up so much for us and we should remember that each and every day.

Unfortunately, George W. Bush will proclaim that his policies are working and that the war on terror is being won. The reality is that no one wins in war except for the merchants of war (Halliburton and others). War is caused by a failure in diplomacy. It is something that should be used as a last resort. As awful as Saddam was, it appears that he was complying with UN Weapons inspectors. Instead of waiting for the UN's results, George the impatient declared war.

Iraq has been a strange diversion for our country. Instead of targeting Al Qaeda, we decided to strike an oil rich country which had NO connections to Al Qaeda whatsoever. As a result, the terrorists came to the Iraq in droves and they have been killing civilians and armed forces ever since.

It's hard to blame the Iraqi people for being upset. We turned their country into an Al Qaeda recruitment playground. The city streets are littered with bombs and sniper fire and it never stops. The troops do their best to complete their missions, but even some of them question what we are doing there.

Why are we there? Was it really just a ploy to get cheap oil? How many more will follow Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's path? How many more will die? Will it ever end?

We are taught that violence begets more violence. In my opinion, this won't be over until we leave. Even then, there will be generations who will try to even the score. For every dead father, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister, aunt, uncle, grandfather, and grandmother has the potential to produce another terrorists. Hence, the cycle will repeat. God help us all!

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Blogger Useless Man said...


6/09/2006 07:10:00 AM  
Blogger melanaise said...

I wrote poout a crazy ass rant last night when I was toasted on NyQuil.

Then I went to publish it and effing Blogger was down.

In a nutshell, it was my own controversial way to end the war.

I will have to take more flu medicine before I can go there again I do believe.

6/09/2006 08:34:00 AM  
Blogger Mike K said...

It's been embarrassing having Bush as a president. I honestly can not find one good thing he has done since he has been elected.

6/09/2006 01:57:00 PM  
Blogger melanaise said...

I remember what I was going to say. I wish he had just come out and said, I effing hate Sadaam Hussein. That is why we are there.

Then it would be nice if he pulled out the troops peacefully, and as the last few bombers were leaving, they napalmed the desert with a big smiley face (take a quick overhead snapshot) and then dropped a nuke or five.

Next Press Conference: "welp, the war is over, *cheers* the boys are home *cheers*...eyeeeaaa -about Iraq...
well, funny thing about that, now we have another beautiful Grand Canyon. *cheers*

Soldiers home, the world thinks we are off our rocker because of the smiley face and the canyon where Iraq used to be.

And then we say "what?? you looking at me?? are YOU looking at ME??" if we get any guff after that.

war over. Of course that is gonna piss people off that I wrote that, so I have to add this disclaimer.

I am on NyQuil. Lots. I came up with this solution under the influence of said over the counter drug. But ask yourself, would you even think about approaching a crazy person with lots of nukes and a pension for drawing in the sand with napalm?

I wouldn't. But I forgot...we are there for some other reason...something about weapons of mass destruction.

I would just respect him more if he came out and said "no one likes you, Iraq, and you've had it coming."

All we are doing is swatting a hornet's nest right now. sigh.

I am not sure that made any sense but when world war three arrives, I hope someone puts a smiley in the desert and takes a picture of it from space.

The only other solution is a time machine. One that goes back to the elections and me not being doped up on flu medicine.

6/09/2006 06:44:00 PM  

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