And another kind of junkie .. (Anti-War junkies out in full force)

About: anti war - google news

21,000 stories of Anti war protests again.  Those with the nostalgia for the good old Mayday protests of the Viet Nam era & their descendents are at it again.
I often think that rather than passing democracy to the middle East that we are copying their way of protesting & making ugly for the cameras in the streets to our own way of influencing government.  I suppose that there will always be someone who doesn't like the system that those who voted - voted for!

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  1. anti war
  2. protesting
  3. moral atrocities

Comments


Seth says
Well what would you suggest we do?  ... allow our poorly chosen leaders to commit moral atrocities like stealing the oil fields from people who don't look like  texans?

I only wish there were more people who had the courage to stand up and shout that this is not right !!


flamique says
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Well what would you suggest we do?  ... allow our poorly chosen leaders
... presumably you then want to choose leaders by mob rule & protests, eh ? Or maybe by assination as with Al Queda ? Or maybe by a theocracy as in Iran.


flamique says
Or perhaps you would like a murderous regime like Saddam's dictatorship.  He apparently chose to assinate all his "enemies" by locking them inside their "parliament" and accusing & then executing them, one by one,  almost in the same manner as Hitler before him did in his rise to head the 3rd Reich.


Seth says
Sadam was no threat to the USA.  Many in the intelligence community of our government knew that.  We had no business meddeling in the affairs of Iraq.    


Mark de LA says
Extending that idea a bit, we therefore had no business meddling in the affairs of Germany in WW-I & II or Korea in the '50's, & until 9-11 (or maybe even including 9-11) , Afganistan.  Since terrorism is mostly not traditional state armies etc., what is your solution. Wait till they hit us again or put our collective tails between our legs & kiss our asses goodby ??????


Mark de LA says
Being ANTI is not a solution.  All the left can do is oppose & then they get failures like : Jimmy Carter( the one who got pushed around by Iran's Sheit mullas in the first place & had ~ 20% interest rates & whose policies started the beginning of dependence on foreign oil); Bill Clinton (The one who was too busy with his priapism to worry about the possibility of terrorism (even though the world trade center was attached the first time under his administration) or get BinLaden when he was offered to the US by Sudan in the first place) .  Hate of Bush doesn't make even one terrorist change his mind !


Seth says
The political actions like anti war demonstrations raise people awareness of the atrocities of this administration.  Those demonstrations will translate into throw the bums out at the next election. 


Seth says
If we are to talk about "solutions" ... well the salient point is the war did not solve a problem. The war created a problem.

Mark de LA says
seth 2006-04-30 12:22:23 3434
If we are to talk about "solutions" ... well the salient point is the war did not solve a problem. The war created a problem.
Tsk! tsk! polarity-polarity ! I have just as many justifications, arguments, references, beliefs, & emotions as you do on this topic - I'm actually no longer interested in what did not work! How about something that will 1722 notwithstanding.

Seth says
Sure if everyone followed the golden rule, it would work!  But then if pigs could fly, we would be eating pig wings instead of chicken wings. 


Mark de LA says
seth 2006-04-30 12:34:27 3434
Sure if everyone followed the golden rule, it would work!  But then if pigs could fly, we would be eating pig wings instead of chicken wings. 
Well, then let us have WARS with zest & abandon - fuck the Golden Rule!

Seth says
... those were different situations.  There was a clear connection between the training camps of the terrorists in Afganistan, the harboring of Al-Qaeda, and the 911 threat within our boarders.  If Bush had stopped after Afganistan, then he would have been a hero.  There have been many stories telling of improments to Afgani society post that incursion.  Not so in Iraq.   


Mark de LA says
Still no solutions from you on fighting terrorism !  I guess in view of 1722 there is no new material likely to emerge here !


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