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Why people Hate America but not Americans.
08 May 2004
Saddam never lied and was not deceptive, Sheikh Laden was our friend before we behaved like the Russians and why should big brother contestants talk about anything else besides themselves?
There are things we forget as time goes by, things are reported once but the stories are never mentioned again, lost by those who find their reference to be of no help in understanding the present. Important pieces of the puzzle lost as we begin a new chapter and repeat the confusion of the past.
Where did the story begin and what pieces have relevance in the current chapter of history?
The Russian occupation of Afghanistan provided the action for the opening chapter, where a Muslim hero Sheikh Laden emerges as a freedom fighter and is championed by western interests. Heâ??s our hero as well, a rich boy whose life is sacrificed to protect the interests of Arabs, we assist him against our common enemy, while in a subplot our allies assist Iraq against Iran.
The character of Bin Laden plays such an important role in this story for his battle still has not changed he still fights a foreign invader. From the beginning he is reliable, a hero, solid and unchanging in his actions and resolve. He remains to this day a champion of Arab freedom; freedom from foreign interference, just as he was when we supported him. His fight has not changed just the nationality of his enemy.
However the sub plot took much of our attention in the 1980â??s. America continued involve itself in Middle Eastern affairs, the war America outsourced to its allies Iraq was in full swing, and America financed it through Saudi Arabian until the war reached its end in 1989.
Iraq then had a debt to pay but was being fleeced by its closest neighbor Kuwait. A technique known as directional drilling allowed Kuwait far more oil reserves than was held beneath their country. However America was importing more oil from Kuwait than from elsewhere and had vested interests in the success of its own technology.
Iraq tried to negotiate a peaceful end to the Kuwaitâ??s â??liberty takingâ?? without taking its liberty but America would not intervene as mediator. Iraq gave an ultimatum, and delivered this clearly through the American embassy in Baghdad. During July 1990 Iraq received American consent to invade Kuwait, America replied to stated Iraq intent that the US had no interest in border disputes clearing the way for the Kuwait invasion.
This is where the world players become involved through the UN and Sheik laden comes back into the picture. America heads up a world response and becomes key spokesman for condemnation displaying mock shock and surprise while delivering its own ultimatum to Iraq.
Sheik Laden only just finished celebrating the defeat of a superpower and realizes that the involvement of US/UN troops in Saudi Arabia would mean foreign interference once again on Arab Land this time within coo wee of Mecca. He offers an alternative plan for his King to contemplate. Sheikh Laden offers an Arab Army fully trained and equipped to take on a super power but to use against the pitiful small forces of Saddam Hussein, and he does so to prevent western involvement in what was an Arab problem to begin with.
How could the King of Saudi Arabia refuse? He couldnâ??t, it was the ideal solution, a by-partisan Arab Army headed by his favorite nephew, He told America of this marvelous plan and they told him how he could refuse it. Why he should refuse it and like all good puppets he did.
Talking of puppets Saddam was a US puppet from the days when he was helped into power, reason enough for why Sheik Laden was always his enemy. Laden distrusts any dictator who flies the American flag, Laden is an Arab patriot.
By the time the Gulf war starts the world is convinced that Hussein is a Hitler reincarnate who is poised to take over the world, first Kuwait and then Saudi Arabia. Sheikh Laden is banished and silenced. War at first rages then smolders in Iraq between cease-fires and it lasts for the next 11 years killing more than 2 million civilians.
During this time Laden fights back, his cause too important to be forgotten he is not silenced and continues the war that never went away on behalf of those who were the forgotten victims.
His actions eventually achieve one of the greatest military strikes the world has ever seen. In fact Al Qaeder's action is so well executed and its obvious intent so perverted by our media the world misinterprets its significance and allows more devastation than what was first realized.
Sheik Laden starts off small by taking bight-sized pieces of America he s annoying, but not a real threat. He begins with two slightly distorted African Embassies, then a small attack on the world trade center, sinks the US Cole. The pattern is of military targets is obvious nonetheless dismissed as the acts of cowards. After ten years of these actions he takes a swipe at the Pentagon the heart of the American Military Machine and in the same surprise attack he destroys the heart of the American Economy. The Twin towers are successfully destroyed in this second attempt taking with them a Clinton surplus and the lies several corporations used to float their books, now after four years we are all still counting the loss.
The story nears its present chapter; the American response has been in blind terror in a series of knee jerk reactionary attempts to install fresh puppet governments in Sheik Laden territories. A new war against Muslims and a new crusade entitled Democracy has been launched for what is hoped will culminate in a totalitarianism that Hitler would be proud of.
The current chapter has become stale, the deceptions transparent and the players clear enough for all to see. Sheikh Laden has been responsible for fewer deaths than the west?¦ even the betrayed friend of Washington Saddam Hussein killed fewer of his enemys than coalition forces. So far in Iraq alone 2.6 million Iraqi civilians have died. After only 500000 children died in 1997 Madeleine Albright said it was worth the cost, perhaps for a Jew it was, but should we feel the same way? Should Iraqis? No wonder they no longer want our help. Do we really do all this for democracy?

Democracy is as tangible as peace is real each exist only between battles for power

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