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November 17th, 2006
Why Iraqis Hate Us
Wow. That is my only reaction to the following video, found on this page.
Read the above-linked page for more information on this video’s background and context.
This is appalling. I can already hear some saying “oh, well this is an isolated incident!” Possible, but doubtful.
Everything isn’t peachy keen in Iraq. Our soldiers are not all beacons of moral virtue and integrity. Don’t believe everything the mainstream media shows you. Indeed, be skeptical of such reports you see on the news. They are crafted and produced by expert propaganda makers.
“Islamic extremists” are only egged on by our presence in their land. Like sticking your hand into a beehive, we are being stung. Only be removing our hand from the beehive of Iraq can we find peace for both sides. We are occupying territory that we have no right to, and beating and killing people who are defending their own land. Ridiculous.
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61% of Iraqis support attacks against American troops according to a State Dept. poll in Iraq. Even if all of our soldiers were beacons of morality, the orders they have, to shoot into residential neighborhoods etc. would be enough to turn this generation against us. We have been the instrument of 655,000 excess deaths in Iraq since 2003. There is little wonder that we are hated.
But Bush claims that if we leave Iraq, we will leave our oil supplies in terrorist hands. Hatch wrote me a response to a question I asked of him, and his reply is that we were justified to occupy Iraq because we are protecting “our interests” there. (I have that in writing from him!)
I think if we take Hatch’s and Bush’s comments as fact, this means that we attacked Iraq for their oil, because the oil is somehow “our” oil.
A major part of this war is about protecting the interests of our massive, filthy rich corporations and their ability to make huge money in Iraq. If you notice, Bechtel just left Iraq with 2.3 billion dollars without completing any of their projects. Oil is the biggest industry we are protecting over there, without a doubt.
It’s interesting how you can catch our politicians being honest once in a while, but most of the US public will ignore the honesty that seeps thru and believe the vast majority of the lies that usually come from Washington.
We’ve always acted this way though. The overthrow of the Government of Guatemala in the 1950’s was to insure big profits for the United Fruit Co. The overthrow of Chile’s government had a lot to do with the nationalization of the copper industry. Our attempts to overthrow Venezuela’s democracy, (which have so far failed) are due to their skimming of the oil profits from their country, for the benefit of the poor in Venezuela.
Of course Iraq’s oil is not our oil. It should belong to the Iraqi people and benefit them. The exchange of 655,000 lives in Iraq for gain and the glory of the world is what our secret combination is all about here.
90% of Iraqis apparently think things were better under Saddam. Interesting.
The fearmongering tactics of dominance American uses, such as the ones shown in the video in this post, will soon lead to America’s demise. The fact that most people don’t understand this troubles me deeply…
Wow, that video clip is very disturbing. I wonder what Americans would think of having foreign troops occupying America, even if it was to supposedly keep the “peace.” I am certain a majority of us would be fighting against the foreign “peacekeepers.” It’s funny how so many Americans wonder why there’s so much violence over there in Iraq. Most of that violence would subside if we just got the heck out!