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Before the Storm (english)
by Daniel Mossberg
09 Mar 2003
With the WAR comes the lies...
Before the Storm
It's late sunday evening. Tomorrow a new week begins, a week that might
end with WAR. I can feel the machines move out there. The monster ships
rolling on the high seas. Metal dragons flying across the sky. It has been
rough and unfair fight for peace, but I sincerely believe we have managed
to delay the WAR. We have in many ways won the first round, but anything
short of continued inspections and in time lifted sanctions is a failure.
Anything short of peace is a unacceptable. We now move into a dangerous
phase. When the WAR starts, the lies will reach new highs. We have to be
prepared for that and we need to keep protesting in every possible way.
So what kind of lies should we be prepared for?
One doesn't have search very long to find articles focusing on war tactics.
Many of them neatly presents the modern, state of the art planning coming
out of Pentagon, basically laying out the beauty of the new "clean" WAR.
But then there's crazies like Saddam that screw up the neatly laid plans.
Saddam will blow up dams. Saddam will blow up bridges. And most
importantly, he will set fire to the oil wells! The logic is so simple and easy
to swallow. But things aren't always as simple as they are made out to be.
There's now reports coming from Gulf WAR veterans (special forces) saying
they were ordered to set fire to the oil wells in Kuwait, behind enemy lines,
to make Saddam and the Iraqis look bad. I'm not trying to defend Saddam,
he's capable of all of the above. I'm just saying that if there's a WAR on,
you can be sure that there will be lies.
[GULF WAR VET ADMITS SETTING OIL WELL FIRES UNDER UN COMMAND!](I'd just like to ad that "UN" most likely were "US" dressed up to look like "UN")
From the same articles that speak of US war tactics one finds talk of a "new"
bomb - the E-bomb. The attack on Iraq is supposed to start with a massive
"awe and shock" attack (or is it "shock and awe", can't remember). What
that means is that cruise missiles and other bombs will come crashing down
on the Iraqis, their buildings and the very few military targets still standing
after years of bombing. And in all of this fire and smoke the "new" E-bomb
will be used to knock out electronic communication systems. The only
problem is that according to official sources there is no such weapon! I fear
that they will use the old A-bomb, which also knocks out communications,
and when the questions about the use of nuclear weapons against Iraq
comes up, all they have to do is to say that "...the new e-bomb has proved
itself useful in the war on Iraq...". It's up to us to believe the lies when they
hit us or raise our voices when we're faced with the challenge. Let the
people around you know what feel and think. This is not the time to be
[Officials deny knowledge of new weapon](I'd just like to ad that "E-" most likely will "A-" or "H-" dressed up to look like "E-")
Weapons of mass destruction?
My point should be clear by now. When the news about Saddam using
chemical/biological weapons against American/British/Australian forces comes
on, think again. It's possible that he would us those weapons (that is if he
has them), but that would be pure suicide. Saddam is no fool, he knows that
if he uses those weapons the US will retaliate with everything they got. The
same is true for any chemical/biological drone attack on Israel. And to use
chemical/biological weapons in urban warfare is just plain stupid. I know that,
Saddam knows that and US knows that.
"He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster.
And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you."
The calm before the Storm...
A week has now passed, a tense, but kind of calm week. I will never forget
this stormy fall - winter leading up to this insane WAR. But with the passing
of every stressed out, sad, angry, desperate and hopeful day I feel more
alive and worried. The times are in so many ways a-changin. How much more
beating can the world economy take before it breaks and crashes head first?
What will the reactions be among the regular, middle class people that make
up the majority of the industrial world? Should they trade their cars for a
horse and a bag of carrots? We're not only standing at the brink of WAR,
we're also standing at the brink of the unknown. Maybe it will be a fast, low
"collateral damage" WAR, maybe not. Does anyone remember Vietnam? The
First World War? The Second?
We're on our own now. The American government and Bush has abandoned
the American people, Blair has done the same. Here in Sweden it's not much
better. When the WAR begins, when storm comes blowing, I'll declare my
independence from all this insanity. We're better off on our own anyways.
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