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 Mutiny2004-05-02 20:42
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Via Joi Ito, an article in The Guardian: "Mutiny is the only way out of Iraq's inferno":
The UN betrayed Iraq by becoming the political arm of US occupation. Now it must redeem itself

Can we please stop calling it a quagmire? The United States isn't mired in a bog in Iraq, or a marsh; it is free-falling off a cliff. The only question now is: who will follow the Bush clan off this precipice, and who will refuse to jump?

More and more are, thankfully, choosing the second option. The last month of US aggression in Iraq has inspired what can only be described as a mutiny: waves of soldiers, workers and politicians under the command of the US occupation authority suddenly refusing to follow orders and abandoning their posts. First Spain announced that it would withdraw its troops, then Honduras, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua and Kazakhstan. South Korean and Bulgarian troops were pulled back to their bases, while New Zealand is withdrawing its engineers. El Salvador, Norway, the Netherlands and Thailand will likely be next.


There is a way that the UN can redeem itself in Iraq: it could choose to join the mutiny, further isolating the United States. This would help to force Washington to hand over real power - ultimately to Iraqis, but first to a multilateral coalition that did not participate in the invasion and occupation and would have the credibility to oversee direct elections. This could work, but only through a process that fiercely protects Iraq's sovereignty.
Yes, it is George Bush's war, or the people who run him. There was no good reason for the war, and Iraqis are generally worse off than they were before. It doesn't get any better by shooting more at them. Stop playing along.

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2 May 2004 @ 20:59 by spiritseek : I feel...
before Bush or anyone else later pulls us out we are going to see the draft again. Washington has to save face before giving in to loosing the oil. Sad story for the world.  

3 May 2004 @ 11:26 by Claus B. Hansen @ : Some significant traits ...
The most significant traits of psychopaths are: Lying, manipulating, violent intentions, and afterwards claiming to have been in their full right to do what ever they did or set others off to do. All this can easily be said about: President Bush, prime minister Blair, and (the Danish) prime minister Fogh Rasmussen in relation to the attack on Iraq.  

4 May 2004 @ 13:51 by sharie : Psychopaths
Claus is right.

Psychopaths (commonly referred to as the "criminally insane") operate out of a completely different intellect than normal human beings.

Included in this group: Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Colin Powell, as well as the Board Members, Executives, and Management of the weapons companies (Lockheed Martin, etc.), anyone (including "soldiers") who slaughters defenseless human beings, and anyone who destroys lives or our life-support system (our natural environment).

Whether the slaughtering (mass murdering) goes on because of "intelligence reports" (doctored documents created by operatives who receive money under the table from weapons companies?) or whether the murders go on because the global economic and ecological problems are so critical, they're just trying to survive the inevitable destruction... there has got to be a way for us all to rise above this, to awaken from this warped culture, to see the answer is to walk away from the prevalent economic theories, to break free from the obsession with greed and the need to control, manipulate, and exploit other human beings. The intelligent life force of this magnificent planet could enlighten us all to a better way of life if we just listen.

Thanks for the post Ming.  

4 May 2004 @ 14:09 by vaxen : Well duh!
George Bush's war? The people who 'run' him? Who the heck do you think 'runs' the damned U.N.? AH, where is the U.N. 'HEAD' quartered? *Y'all believed 'ALL' 'the lies' and now Y'all are losing your asses in Iraq and Afghanistan! U.N.? They are just as complicitous, if not more so, than anybody else! Do'nt you think it is high time to 'boot' the lot of them out of 'power?' Yes, the people of this world could do it save for the fact that they are so terribly 'bludgeoned' under a million and one forms of 'mind-control!' Who us? WAKE UP!

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