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I think it’s pretty safe to say that no one would accuse me of being a fan of Saddam Hussein.  Any leader who harms his own people and punishes erring ones by allowing sewage in their water lines is rather despicable in my book.  And don’t get me started on his playboy sons and their treatment of women.  In the beginning I was for the war in Iraq.  Perhaps I was living in my imaginary world where USA represents all that’s right in the world and we had to fight off those evil dictators and rescue the poor Iraqis.  Sure, it’ll be great to liberate Iraq.  Then those people will be free like us!  Whoo hoo….get ’em, boys!

For one thing I thought this was going to be a remove-Saddam-and-get-out deal.  NEVER did I think we’d still be there to this day.  I have been tired of the war for, oh, years now.  We quickly got to Baghdad, even found Saddam, but why are we still there?

Reading things outside of the American media has opened my eyes to some of the realities.  The imaginary world has been shattered and I’m left facing the ugly reality.  Perhaps my more enlightened Americans will berate me for this and show me where I’m wrong, and that’s all well and good. But I’m just telling it how I see it after listening to people outside my normal circle. Maybe they are feeding me a lie and I’m falling for it.  Who knows? But somehow I don’t think so.

For starters America is not making fewer terrorists by it’s preemptive wars.  No matter how we justify it, we don’t win friends by tearing up a sovereign nation.  And staying there.  For years.  If we were so wanting to truly help the Iraqis, why did we use weapons that have created so much lasting damage? Not just to buildings, but to people … I’m talking about weapons containing depleted uranium (DU) which, by the way, has not only caused a rise in birth defects and rates of cancer in Iraq, but also among our own soldiers!  So why all that just to remove Saddam from power? Did we have to leave this nasty gift for the Iraqis to deal with?  Some reports say DU can affect generations of people giving Iraqis a great reminder of what evil American WMDs can do.  We didn’t find WMDs in Iraq. They may have been there and moved elsewhere, but that’s beside the point now.  Sadly, America brought her own.

And in so doing we have given evidence of our own brand of terrorism … something that Iraq won’t soon forget. As their children are born with defects and suffer higher rates of cancer, don’t think for a minute they will be blessing the liberators from the West.  I see them instead simmering in their hatred and desiring justice.  Who will avenge them of their losses? Their shame?  And we wonder why the ranks of the terrorists grow.

Sadly, we are our own worst enemy in this (recently renamed) “war on terror.”

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The Depleted Uranium Cover-up

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I’d really like to think we aren’t as barbaric as people in ancient civilizations who found it entertaining to gather in coliseums to watch humans fight one another or wild animals ’til only one of them were left standing.  What gruesome entertainment!

Thankfully, I’ve not heard anyone dare admit he finds this slaughter entertaining, but I can’t help but make some comparison to the old days of sitting back . . . watching people die.

I spend much of my time thinking that this could be the last hour of my existence.

As I try to fall asleep, I hear on the radio the numbers of people who have died rising by the hour. I wonder if tomorrow morning, I will be part of that body count, part of the next breaking news.

I will be just another number to all those watching the death and destruction in Gaza or maybe the fact that I work for Oxfam will mean that I will be a name and not just a number. I might be talked about for a minute and moments later forgotten, like all those other people who have had their lives taken away from them.

I am not afraid of dying – I know that one day we all must die. But not like this, not sitting idly in my home with my children in my arms waiting for our lives to be taken away. I am disgusted by this injustice.

What is the international community waiting for – to see even more dismembered people and families erased before they act? Time is ticking by and the numbers of dead and injured are increasing. What are they waiting for?

What is happening is against humanity, are we not human?

Read full article here.

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These are the photos of the 5 little sisters who were murdered earlier today by the Zionist terrorists!

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The mother saying goodbye to one of her 5 daughters who were murdered!

 

How can this world let this crime happen? Why is our blood that cheap? How many more innocents have to be murdered before the world stops the Israeli terrorism? Why doesn’t Egypt open its borders with Gaza? Why are Arab governments participating in the crime against other Arabs? When are the Arabs and Muslims going to wake up and help the Palestinians?

It seems those questions won’t be answered anytime soon! 😦

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The Zionist terrorists WILL BE defeated no matter how long they continue on their crime. They never failed in reminding us that they are the worst racist criminals the history has even known. Very soon all of those criminals are going to be thrown into the trash of history!

Although I have not been overly-enthusiastic about the Presidential candidates this year, I did find some measure of excitement when John McCain didn’t pick yet another white man as his running mate and instead chose a woman!  This insures that whether the Democrats or Republicans win in November, history will be made. We will either have our first black President or our first woman Vice President.  I do find that rather exciting.

So, yeah, I was excited that McCain chose a woman for his VP. I admit to not having read tons about Sarah Palin, but I have read a few things on the web and heard others talk of her.  I like that she practices what she preaches in regards to being pro-life.  It is easy to say you are for the unborn until you are hit with an unplanned pregnancy or your unborn child is diagnosed with something that will make life more challenging.

That said, I was dismayed this week when I read about a speech Governor Palin gave to her former church last year calling America’s role in Iraq a “task from God.”

Yahoo has this from her:

Palin asked the students to pray for the troops in Iraq, and noted that her eldest son, Track, was expected to be deployed there.

“Our national leaders are sending them out on a task that is from God,” she said. “That’s what we have to make sure that we’re praying for, that there is a plan and that plan is God’s plan.”

I wonder in what context this was said and what exactly she believes is the “task that is from God.”  Stopping terrorists?  Getting rid of Saddam Hussein?  Ridding the world of WMDs?  Hmmm.  I wish, too, I understood what that is we are supposed to be praying for.  “That there is a plan and that plan is God’s plan”?  Does this mean that we hope that what we are doing lines up with God’s will so we pray that He will bend His will to bless what we have already done?  It kind of sounds that way to me, but maybe I am misreading what she is saying.  Still that is my perception.  Does anyone else see it the same way or do you know in what context this was said?

I just know my pastor always teaches us that we should not do our own thing (which may be a “good thing”) and then pray for that to be God’s will and for Him to bless it.  Instead we should see where God is working, where He is blessing and yield ourselves so HE can use us in whatever way He wishes.  I am afraid my politicians want to do their own things and then pray God will bless it.  Instead why don’t we let God be God and seek His face and allow Him to guide us in all we do … especially when it is something as drastic as destroying another country and killing thousands of their innocent civilians!

Proverbs 16:7 When a man’s ways are pleasing to the LORD,
he makes even his enemies live at peace with him.

Do you reckon this applies to countries as well?  Let’s seek God’s will and yield to Him to work through us.  Let’s not go out on OUR missions to “save the world” and then pray for Him to bless us.  Let’s seek to please God and HE will make us live peacefully with our enemies.   We are working for peace in the wrong way.  We need to seek God and please Him first.  After all, America is not the Savior, He is.