one man's conspiracy is another man's business plan
Monday, April 12, 2004 | The Secret of Resistance is Joy The crusaders are trapped. All their awesome and shocking firepower cannot save them. They can, and are, committing more massacres, more atrocities, but that will not win them the oil. They have no more crusaders to send to the slaughter, and their various imperialist projects have bought up the world's supply of mercenaries.
They must content themselves with the not-insignificant windfall of the business of genocide, unconfirmed reports suggest the mercenaries are raising rates, insisting on re-negotiation of contracts. Crusade supporters may hope that the criminal regime in Washington at least owns some stock.
Whatever schemes and conspiracies and power plays may have taken place, and are taking place have little effect on the reality of the Resistance.
Many other people are saying it better than I can. Here is a small selection.
When Falluja Worshippers were Butchered in Mosque;
when bodies littered Falluja Streets,
the Controlled News Network (CNN) was beaming the following..headlines: "Trouble in Iraq," and "Iraq battles tests coalition."
Unlike the wide publicity and outcry over the images of four charred bodies, the media did not bother to show a single picture of the carnage underway in Iraq. Now the Iraqis as a whole are terrorists and the enemies of democracy. It seems as if there is an secret agreement among the "mainstream" media channels over not to tell or show the truth.
Suddenly the whole world seems to have lost interest in what the champions of human rights and democracy are doing to innocent human beings in the name of freedom and liberation. Mass demonstrations and protests in other parts of the world can overthrow even elected governments. But in Iraq, all anti-occupation demonstrators are "terrorists" and "enemies of democracy" who need to be dealt with force.
The US butchered 300 people in 3 days in Iraq and CNN considered it a test of "the coalition" to see if they can keep the killing machine grinding with increasing insensitivity or not.
First it was Saddam and his two sons, Uday and Qusay, who were leading a rump of diehard loyalists to regain power; then it was Saddam's deputy, Izzat al-Douri, leading the same rump; then it was a leaderless rump of diehards who had no place in the new free and democratic Iraq; then it was foreign terrorists "flooding" into the country; then it was a fiendish foreign al-Qaida terrorist named Zarqawi who killed Shia mourners to start a Sunni-Shia civil war; then it got a bit confusing, with a creeping number of insurgent operations in the Shia quadrangle; then it got even more confusing with the Shias changing tactics and staging increasingly militant protest marches; and today we have Moqtada al-Sadr - an "unrepresentative" Shia radical cleric leading a tiny army of extremists who happen to be active in most of Iraq's 18 governorates and who want to destroy the new free and democratic Iraq.
The 160,000 occupation forces, backed up by mass destruction technology, are now deemed insufficient in the fight against the Sunni diehards and the Shia unrepresentative extremists. Furthermore, many thousands of foreign fighters have indeed come "flooding" into Iraq - not terrorists sent by Bin Laden but mercenaries hired by the occupation authorities. Their role is to carry out dangerous tasks, to help reduce US army casualties. This is in addition to the Pentagon's Israeli-trained special assassination squads. Iraqis now believe that some of the recent assassinations of scientists and academics were perpetrated by these hit-squads. A similar campaign of assassinations in Vietnam claimed the lives of 41,000 people between 1968 and 1971.
What went so wrong that the US-led war to "liberate" the Iraqi people turned into the daily slaughter of the victims of Saddam's tyranny? The answer is simple: nothing has gone wrong. Despite the mythology, most Iraqis were strongly against the invasion from the start, though it has taken 12 months for the world's media to report that.
What has changed is that many Iraqis have decided that the peaceful road to evict the occupiers is not leading anywhere. They didn't need Sadr to tell them this. They were told it loudly and brutally a few days ago by a US Abraham tank, one of many facing unarmed and peaceful demonstrators not far from the infamous Saddam statue that was toppled a year ago. The tank crushed to death two peaceful demonstrators protesting against the closure of a Sadr newspaper by Paul Bremer, the self-declared champion of free speech in Iraq. The tragic irony wasn't lost on Iraqis.
Nor did they fail to notice article 59 of the new US-engineered constitution, which puts the new US-founded Iraqi armed forces under the command of the occupation forces, which will, in turn, be "invited" to stay in Iraq by the new sovereign government after the "handover of power" in June. This occupation force will be backed up by 14 large US military bases and the biggest US embassy in the world, tellingly based at Saddam's republican palace in Baghdad. ...
America has no business in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, or any other country. Iraq is not their only problem, with Muslims rising up in all over the globe even in countries like Britain. Furthermore, the US president should long have known the significance of both Iraq and Afghanistan in Islamic prophecy. These are Muslim lands and they will not succeed here. As the long predicted Al-Malhama approaches, these lands will be defended at all costs. What only remain unclear is how many will die in the process.
Referred to a year a go as “remnants of Saddam supporters” and “pockets if resistance”, the Sunni resistance was clearly misrepresented from the beginning. In our research report, we discovered dozens of resistance organizing and actively carrying out operations months ago. Next we were told it was “insurgents” who reflected only a minority of Iraqis and then we were told it was Al-Qaida. Now it is the “firebrand al-Sadr” who “represents only the poor and marginalized Iraqis”. Will Sistani be the next “troublemaker”?
The fact is that that all along it is ordinary Muslim Iraqis that are resisting US occupation. Other than the few that have formed the puppet Iraqi council, the average Iraqi did not want Americans in their country but initially took a wait and see approach. A year on, Iraqis are no longer deceived as the results are in...Iraqis, like Afghanis, are living under a reckless occupation as a client state of America and that this sacred Muslim land is now run by the Crusaders.
Neither Iraqis nor Muslims will tolerate this. Every mosque that is decimated and every militia that is destroyed will only bring more and more resistance. The events of the past weeks have written that message in blood. As Sunnis and Shiites stand shoulder to shoulder against a common enemy to defend these lands of the Muslims...Take heed, the battle is here and the battle is now.
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