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US Military Dead during Iraq War 1061


Charlie Gibbs

Ain't it just?

Mind you, as an imperial power, we caused many total screw-ups around the world...that, well, we kind of owed a "debt" to try to do at least something half right at least once ;)

Also, the Aussies did their part on the African side of things...the Canadians were with us on the D-Day landings...Churchill called on "the New World" to come to our rescue in his Speech and, lest we forget, that does also include these two often-ignored troopers too, not solely America...

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So we attack the uninvolved (and lie about why we're doing it) because we're afraid to attack those reponsible? Dubya is fully empowered to start up the draft and increase manpower. This...
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Greg Menke Ah, this is the fabled "American geography" we hear so much about, yes? Check out an atlas of the area... The Iranians were supposed to believe Saddam (the guy they waged war with...

I mean, it was called a "WORLD War" for a reason...very few countries weren't not involved...everyone has suffered - directly or indirectly - from the consequences, in some form or another...

And, in a strange sense, one perspective is that "the Great War" (WWI)- "the war to end all wars", as it was named - may have had periods of "ceasefire" and a lack of hostilities but that it never truly ended...as it was not permitted to end and the sons re-ignited the wars that had end their fathers...there's a clear and direct line of descent from that war to Hitler's war to reclaim Germany's "glory" from their defeat earlier into the Cold War stalemate which has fed into even the War on Terrorism...a perpetual "eye for an eye" war with a perpetual enemy (ourselves)...in this perspective, perhaps it still could be "the war to end all wars"...if we learnt how to bring it all to one final end, once and for all...

Pax Romana: "They create a wasteland and call it peace"...

But we keep feeding them more "recruits"...we keep feeding small men with idiotic "superiority complexes" armies that feeds their egos...from Stalin to Bin Laden to Bush, people sign a dotted line to carry out the actions of madmen, so that THEY can feel "big" and "superior"...they can get their "place in history"...while the soldiers get rows of little white stones...they're lucky, if enough of them remains for those white stones to carry their names...

What "threat" would the coward Bin Laden be, if he didn't have OTHERS he sent to their rests in dissolution attacks, while he is safe in his little cave? Oh, he calls on OTHERS to "martyrdom", yet why does he avoid this "great sacrifice to Allah's cause" for himself? If the "new recruits" stopped, Bin Laden just becomes a small madman hiding in a cave...

What "threat" would the coward Bush be, if he didn't have OTHERS he sent to their rests on wars to falsely gain him votes and "strategic economic advantage", while he hides safe?

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So we invade, occupy and throw uncounted billions of $ into Iraq (who had nothing to do with terrorism against the west)- and do nothing to Saudi Arabia-Syria to...

The same thing every time...we keep on feeding these idiots and madmen, in their narcbuttistic insecurities and superiority complexes...and the war just keeps rolling ever onwards...

We should restore the old custom: That the "leader" does as the breastle suggests and must LEAD the troops into battle...at the front...the first into battle...THEN let's see how many wars they want to start...and those they do start while probably kill them, so they cease to be a problem ever again...

One event in "the Great War" shows the insanity clearly...many cite it as "the Power of Christmas"...but I see more than that in the story...I see pure insanity and the truth behind war:

It was trench warfare; Two parallel lines in the Earth full of men...and then, on command, one line would "go over the top" to run towards machine gun fire...no protection...they ran headlong straight into a hail of bullets...then, when they had all been end, the other side commanded its troops to "go over the top", so they would run headlong into a hail of machine gun fire too...and this would carry on back and forth...if by a miracle they ever managed to reach the other trench and kill all the enemy in the trench, then they claimed it...and the enemy simply fell back to a trench behind it...and the whole insanity carried on...again and again...millions died this way...it was war exposed for the true insanity that it is...

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Alan Balmer couldn't Text of UN Resolution 1441: "2. Decides, while acknowledging paragraph 1 above, to afford Iraq, by this resolution, a final opportunity to comply with its...

But, as Christmas came, both sides were (supposedly) Christian...and so they stopped...they just decided not to fight anymore...and got out of the trenches...and played football (US: soccer)...in the midst of the killing fields, they agreed to stop for a few hours...and enjoyed a game of football, a pbuttion of both countries...on Christmas Day, a festival both celebrated about a man crucified for the "blasphemy" of suggesting "turn the other cheek", instead of "eye for an eye"...

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Sorry. I had a very bad typo. It should have been "adapt" not adopt. But the fear a success. It would mean a severe loss of power to them. Nope. It is proper for us...

No-one knows who won that football match (the report that it had ever happened is probably lucky to have survived, because an officer - the "elite" never "go over the top", you see...they sit safely in bunkers, telling OTHERS to do it - or someone could walk away and tell the world)...because the players - once it was over - climbed back into their trenches...and then carried on "taking turns" to run headlong into machine gun fire...

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doing basis It was the best next step. Any other country would have invoked all mutual...
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how They are worrying a lot about it. That's why they are doing something about it today and not waiting until the mess gets too big to correct. Saddam also thought he should be the...

The story is often told at Christmas to show "the power of the Christmas message" or some such...but every time I hear it, I cannot help but see one clear and insane thing: The people - the troops - for that short period of time, simply said "no"...they themselves had, in fact, no animosity to the men - the fathers and sons - in the other trench...they, in fact, shared and understood - had more commonalities - with those in the other trench than they had differences: They celebrated Christmas, they had a pbuttion for "the beautiful game" (and, in peacetime, would both take their sons to watch the local match)...

And for that short time, playing one of the most simple sports there is ("kick the sphere into the net" about sums it up), they simply REFUSED to indulge the lie...they just decided that they were NOT going to be at war - regardless of what the "leaders" told them - to enjoy one last game before their inevitable rests...

They just said "no" to their orders...they just said "no" to seeing the other man as an "enemy"...they stopped keeping count of the dead surrounding them...there was far too many corpses scattered everywhere there for anyone to know who "owed" who on the "eye for an eye" count...

And in that moment, there was no war...

This is all I can see when I hear this story...in that moment, there was no "World War" because the ordinary people - the troops in the trenches - simply stopped listening to the supposed "elites" safe in their bunkers, telling them there was "war"...they could see what war meant in all the bodies around, the hell of living in these trenches...and, just for that one last time before they'd willingly run to their rests in the name of "King and country" or "Kaiser und Reich" or "Dictator and piece of land" - or perhaps best referred to as the generic "Fool and flag" - they were going to do what THEY wanted...which was simply not to be at war and enjoying a game of their favourite sport with the healthy compebreastion of some people just like them, who also simply wanted to do just this...a piece of Heaven, so to speak, in the midst of hell...

We, the people, could just say "no"...if everyone everywhere - all colours, all religions, all nationalities, all genders, all sizes big and small, etc. - all simply said "no" to our respective madmen (or madwomen) with their "ego problems" simultaneously (as much Bin Laden as Bush, as much "left" as "right", as much tweedledum as tweedledee)...then wars would cease...if the "fearless leader" wants his war, then hand him a knife, throw him into the pit with the "fearless idiot" from the other side...and let them sort out THEIR problems amongst themselves...we, the people, can then carry on doing what we want to do...and the truth is, it's not war...it's never been war...that was always about the "glory" of the madmen who call themselves "leader"...looking for their names - alone - to be in some "history book" somewhere (which'll cease to exist, one day, anyway)...

"The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within." Mahatma Gandhi

"When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty, and there is nothing more to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader." Plato

"As I would not be a slave, so I shall not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy. Whatever differs from this - to the extent of that difference - is no democracy." President Abraham Lincoln

"History teaches that wars begin when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap." President Ronald Reagan

"Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?" "Who Watches the Watchmen?", Juvenal's "Satires"

"I like to believe that people in the long run are going to do more to promote peace than our governments. Indeed, I think that people want peace so much that one of these days governments had better get out of the way and let them have it." President Dwight D. Eisenhower

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