one man's conspiracy is another man's business plan
Monday, April 12, 2004 | A comment from Darranar on the entry below this posed a very good question.
Such a good question I decided to address it here.
Why not non-violent resistance?
They tried non-violent resistance, and the crusaders shot into the crowds, not unlike the early marches of the Aqsa Intifada.
The reason the resistance has caught on and spread so rapidly is precisely because the crusaders have been slaughtering Iraqis for a year.
Morally, the US has been dead for decades, so throw that slide away.
Politically, it doesn't really matter. As you point out, Kerry will only continue the crusade, the US does not really have a democratic process anymore, it is just one illegitmate criminal regime or another, only makes a difference to a tiny segment of US elite.
Militarily, it reminds me of a really good piece I read in Asia Times a looong time ago. That writer was talking about Afghanistan, but his point was that in some situations, superior military machinery and firepower can actually be a disadvantage. Again, shades of Palestine, you reach a point of diminishing returns.
As I said in my comment, all they can do is commit more massacres, more war crimes.
Every martyr creates several more resistance fighters. Every massacre creates a new resistance army.
They have two options: leave, or escalate their atrocities and kill 6000 or 60,000, or 600,000 instead of 600 - and with every murder, they are like the caller to the radio station "beat the buzzer" contests - you know, the ones where the contestants listen to a recording of random amounts of money, and they have to say "STOP" and get that amount, but the next number could always be "ZERO"
Each time a crusader martyrs another Iraqi, neither he, nor his commanding officer, nor the corporations, nor even the Iraqis or their neighbors - nobody knows if that will be the "last straw."
How many shredded Iraqi babies will it take before not even the money that might have been your savings will be enough to keep Egypt's army "contained?"
How many pregnant women shot in the stomach will it take before that notorious Highway from Amman to Baghdad becomes a gridlock, as far as the eye can see - and the RPG fly?
How many Holy Korans torn and shredded by crusader hands will it take before your trip to the supermarket becomes as fraught with peril as a Haifa resident's lunchtime pizza run?
Things are not always what they seem, and the US is no longer operating from a position of strength. They have become the nervous, sweaty vacationing insurance salesman, laying his mortgage payment on the roulette wheel one more time...
Actions like Sep 11 do not happen in a vaccuum.
Long before those hijackers ever stepped foot on the planes the damage
had been done. They were brainwashed with the same type of garbage
propaganda that is spewed from Fatwa's weblog.
Middle Eastern countries are so much more barbaric today and preAmercia than America can ever hope to be...America has only been around 230 years...who did you blame for everything before that Ductape? I am calling a Fatwa on your bullshit!
IMO - terrorist plain and simple. He is an Al queda operative who
should be put in a cage on gitmo Skinner
My favorite..."In Defense of Holocaust Deniers"
I always thought that "The Enemy Within" was just a metaphore for liberalism, that is, until I encountered Ductape Fatwa. He should be in an orange jumpsuit for sure.
peopleforchange.netductape is either a commie, al queda, or a deep cover mole
Tells you something about this asshole doesn't it. He's really serious.
I believe that DF is nothing but a Republican plant...
Ductape is a commie, a terrorist, and he drinks blood too. He drinks
Capitalist blood. He eats unborn babies too
Give me your address and I'll send you $20 and a thank-you note for taking your hatred elsewhere.
A terrorist with a sense of humor!
He ain't nuthin' but shit
inadequate, halfway house bullshit
You are a dumbass. Fuck you and your condescension about us "benighted sheeple." hamletta
Untruthful, damaging bullshit
no better than the neocons and no different than Timothy McVeigh
dailykos.coma turd in the punchbowl...if DF were Joe Hill he probably would have killed himself rather than get put to death.
A compost pile of fecundity
dailykos.comdespicable and literally mentally ill