Tuesday, September 11, 2007

6 Years Ago

(Disclaimer: This post may contain sentiments which some may deem politically incorrect or even prejudiced or cruel. These are solely my personal opinions & reflections in response to what has been happening as a result of terrorism & religious fanaticism. I do not lobby for any particular political group or country. I only speak from my heart.)

6 years ago today, the World Trade Center twin towers fell, as a result of terrorist attacks. 2,801 people died.

The invasion of Iraq by US forces in the name of fighting terrorism began in the middle of 2003. Four years later, despite the capture & subsequent execution of Saddam Hussein, the forces remain, sustaining casualties numbering the thousands, not including the tens of thousands of Iraqis killed by violence which many feel, is related to the US occupation.

Fanaticism & hatred is not going to go away anytime soon. Religious fervor, killing in the name of God/Allah has been around for centuries.

Get out of there now, I say. Bring home those noble soldiers, husbands, wives, children, brothers, sisters now. Get them out of harms way, & let the mentally warped target their hatred towards someone else. Spend the money on education, healthcare, national defense, instead. Spend it on those soldiers who came home maimed, and disabled. Spend it on those families who have lost their breadwinners to a war they do not understand.

I know this is not politically correct to say so, but let them sort out the quagmire in their country. Hell, let them kill each other in their own country if they want to. It is obvious that they spurn help from foreign quarters, especially the so-called “infidels” (read: non-Muslims). Let the world see how “civilized” these lunatics are. Perhaps then, there will be a chance for the United Nations to play the part that they should have played in the first place, & for diplomacy & humanitarianism to work.

Enough is enough.


aab said...

i agree with you

nofearSingapore said...

Hi aliendoc,
I agree with you 100%.
Bush and his neo-con colleagues, esply Cheney/Rumsfeld had taken advantage of a tragedy ( 9/11) to further their own cause for their own benefit.
4 years after American troops had willingly (more or less) gone to liberate Iraq, it is proven that the whole world (including US) had been duped by Bush and cronies.
Iraq needs to sort its own problems just as Vietnam needed to sort its own problems.
Just as happened in Vietnam, there will be a time of discomfort and some bloodshed , but if the people have the will ( as the Vietnamese had), a unified and dynamic nation has the potential to emerge.
On hindsight ( ya I know it is easy), even if US stayed ten more years in Vietnam, it would just had delayed the inevitable.
After a short visit to HCMCity(Saigon), I am convinced that a united Vietnam which presently has a communist facade ( but is actually getting very capitalistic) is good for this Indochinese nation.

We respect Americans for trying to help Iraq become a free and democratic nation, but the time is not ripe. YOu have done your best. Go back to your hometown and your loved ones. You deserve better than to be targets of crazy suicidal radicals.

God bless America