“Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people. To destroy this invisible government, to befoul the unholy alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics is the first task of the statesmanship of today.” - President Theodore Roosevelt
Will the US attack Iraq on its own?
"President Bush has made it clear he feels free to order an invasion of Iraq with or without U.N. backing."
The thought of the US commiting a war crime by the megabombing of Iraqi civilians is pretty sickening, and an affront to what America as I know it stands for.
Are you aware that Israel is holding an American as a political prisoner,Susan Barclay, a nonviolent peace activist associated with the International Solidarity Movement?
If you have time read a bit : "Deforming Consent: The Public Relations Industry's Secret War on Activists"
When the US blitzkriegs Baghdad with 3000 cruise missiles over 48 hours we will be guilty of War Crimes. Read "When Bombs Fall, U.S. Will Join Ranks of War Criminals"
Download this tool: The IRAQ BODY COUNT Database
"This is a human security project to establish an independent and comprehensive public database of civilian deaths in Iraq resulting directly from military actions by the USA and its allies in 2003."
Think about it. Ordinary folks bombed just because they had the unfortunate luck to be born in Iraq in these times. People like you and me called upon by our leader, corrupt and anti-democratic as he is, to defend our homeland against a threatening aggressor- a country that has bombed us for years and choked the life out of us through sanctions. What would you do? Would you regard these soldiers as liberators? After the "shock and awe" attack? Refresh your thoughts on sanctions with this interview with Denis Halliday. Do a search on Depleted Uranium (you have noticed the new site search box, haven't you?).
I'm not comfortable with what seems to be an agenda for endless war:
"U.S. official says Syria, Iran will be dealt with after Iraq war. U.S. Undersecretary of State John Bolton said in meetings with Israeli officials on Monday that he has no doubt America will attack Iraq, and that it will be necessary to deal with threats from Syria, Iran and North Korea afterwards."
Soooo, we'll add them to the Columbia and Phillipines.
Another US career diplomat, a person of conscience like John Brady Kiesling has resigned, John H. Brown. Here is a quick quotation:
Throughout the globe the United States is becoming associated with the unjustified use of force. The president's disregard for views in other nations, borne out by his neglect of public diplomacy, is giving birth to an anti-American century," the diplomat added.
Is this how you envision America, "land of the free"?