Wednesday, December 24, 2003

Luke2:8-17


And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. 10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. 12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, 14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. 15 And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us. 16 And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.

Don't be a troll. Have a very Merry Christmas instead.

So what's the score?

I don't like Saddam. You're absolutely right that he's a mass murderer and that the world is a better place without him. Unfortunately, he was in power with our tacit — and sometimes explicit — approval.
During the nine-year Iran-Iraq war, the United States funded Saddam's war machine, provided him satellite pictures to attack Iranian troops and sold him chemicals he needed to build weapons of mass destruction. The United States under Republican President Ronald Reagan aided and abetted Saddam's crimes because it perceived the Ayatollahs of Iran to be a greater enemy. One of those top US officials who visited Baghdad during the height of this war was none other than the present Defence Secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, who, today, probably to expiate what he did, plays a 'good guy' role in rebuilding Iraq.

According to a 1994 U.S. Senate report, US companies had sold the Saddam regime the following chemicals needed in the manufacture of chemical and biological weapons during the Iran-Iraq war.

* Bacillus Anthracis, cause of anthrax.

* Clostridium Botulinum, a source of botulinum toxin.

* Histoplasma Capsulatam, cause of a disease attacking lungs, brain, spinal cord, and heart.

* Brucella Melitensis, bacteria that can damage major organs.

* Clostridium Perfringens, a highly toxic bacteria causing systemic illness.

* Clostridium tetani, a highly toxigenic substance.

Did the Untied States utter a word when Saddam used chemical and biological weapons against Iranian troops and his own people, courtesy the then US administration policy and US companies such as AT&T, Bechtel, Caterpillar, Dow Chemical, Dupont, Kodak, Hewlett-Packard, and IBM?

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This is a monster of our own making. Should we destroy it? Absolutely, but we should use some of the much ballyhooed humility that Americans are capable of and admit that we gave a mass murder the tools of his trade despite knowing what he was doing with them.

Also, if we're at war with Islamazoid Killbots, why were we going after a secular Arab state?

We've played both sides and are now engaged in our own jihad. We've got to stop it before we raise more generations of martyrs against America.

I'm sure you're going to scoff my sources; Google News leaves a little something to be desired when trying to cite references. The real sources are out there and I ca Google for them if I have to.

Tuesday, December 23, 2003

Touche.

Jihad. That's what they call it.