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Thread #77734   Message #1389728
Posted By: Little Hawk
26-Jan-05 - 08:06 PM
Thread Name: BS: Good News in Iraq
Subject: RE: BS: Good News in Iraq
Oh, I think you would find that there is tremendous resentment against the USA and British occupation of Iraq in the general population througout the Arab world, Amos, not just in Iraq. I think it is a sense of outrage that just festers, and it is due not just to this latest invasion in Iraq, or the Afghan action, but to decades of US policy that has always favoured Isreal and simultaneously propped up corrupt dictators like the Saudi Royal family, the Shah of Iran, Saddam Hussein, and many others.

That sense of outrage will do much to keep resistance going on, as it did against the British when they occupied Iraq and neighboring areas in the 1920's. The British were finally driven out. They will be driven out again, along with the Americans. Count on it. But I don't think it'll happen too soon. It will be long, bloody, and drawn-out, as it was with the British, only worse.

I don't believe for a minute those people are fighting against democracy! They are fighting against foreign domination and everything that goes with it, and they have an absolute right to do that, just as did the Vietnamese.

To call what is being imposed on Iraq "democracy" is the sort of doublespeak that would have made Big Brother feel all warm and fuzzy inside. What a crock! It's the classic Big Lie.

Clearly, Amos, the former Sunni power structure is a key player in fomenting anti-occupation violence, but if they weren't there to do it, it would still happen anyway. The USA is seen without much illusions by ordinary people in the Middle East for just what it is...a self-interested, conquering empire with great ambitions and no real moral scruples whatsoever.