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|Mar 25th, 2003 06:55 PM|
why don't we let the people have common medical supplies?
why do we limit things like eggs and pencils? why are so many dieing of malnutrition? some say its being captured by saddam and the black market.. sure Some is but the fact remains that there never has been enough common aid to stop a tremendous devastation of the iraqi people. this kind of blockage can be considered a siege mentality where the entire country is treated as an enemy.. this is just one of the Crimes against humanity that Bush I, Clinton, and now Bush II has been perpetrating on the Iraqi's thus the flag is burned in many countries in response.. NOT BECAUSE of so many other reasons people spout.
the sanctions have failed in almost every respect that was intended, why? have our administrations just been incredibly stupid? many see it as down right evil, i'm still not positive what was intended :/
one of the more stripped down descriptions of the sanctions can be found at...www.globalpolicy.org:
|Mar 25th, 2003 05:18 PM|
|Mar 25th, 2003 03:19 PM|
Hitler wasn't under the thumb of the world's super-powers for 12 years while trying to rebuild the Wermacht. Germany had been operating under the provisions of the Versailles treaty for over ten years before Hitler came into power, their entire nation was in shambles, and most of Europe had simply written them off as being no longer dangerous.
That is not the case with Iraq. Any time Hussein has gotten a little out of line, bombs started falling on Baghdad. Get it? I need not even mention the No-Fly zones that have been pretty strictly enforced. Hitler was a kid in a candy store. Hussein is a kid in a looted and burned candy store with a shitload of armed guards and security cameras watching his every move.
Now, for your other vitriolic bullshit: I have no beef with our troops. I respect them immensely, and I want them to get home safely.
As for how I'd handle it? Just like Kissinger did in 1973. I'd have the CIA assassinate him.
By the way, I'm really tired of hearing about Bush's fuckin' education. George Carlin dropped out of school after 9th grade, and he'd mop the floor with Bush in a debate. I know people with Master's Degrees that are barely competent enough to tie their own shoes. Where you went to college, in the grand scheme of things, doesn't mean shit. All these little distinctions people so dearly love to tout, they don't mean a fuckin' thing. Kissinger won the Nobel Peace Prize, but that doesn't change the fact that he's an evil fuck.
|Mar 25th, 2003 03:06 PM|
|James||Holy shit. Vinnie's gonna be walking quite funny from the huge new asshole Max just tore him.|
|Mar 25th, 2003 03:05 PM|
|mburbank||Didn't you say you were in college aadmissions? Do you think for a nano second Bush would have gotten into or graduated from either Harvard or Yale if he hadn't been a Bush?|
|Mar 25th, 2003 03:01 PM|
Excuse me, Vincey-poo, but YOU are the Liar and if I'm not mistaken and those are your pants, they appear to be in flames. Shame on you.
You implied that my lovely wife would not be satisfied until she'd had a bvisit from you. We're you planning on selling her 'avon' during this visit? I THINK NOT, YOU CAD!
You telling me to be civil is like Jeffrey Dahmer telling me to eat less meat.
"Iran hasnt talked about killing us, even though Iran will reform itself. N. Korea is starting to talk shit, but it seems that Japan will start the war with them first. N. Korea tries to develop weapons to sell to terrorists or try to murder Americans, then we go at them and put a lot of Korean soilders in Hell. Simple as that."
Laws. Iran spent years talking about destroying us. I wasn't aware there was a statute of limmitations on threats of annihilation. "Iran WILL reform itself" Okay, thanks, Kreskin. There is a reformist movement in Iran. I wish it well. But do you have a crystal ball? How do you know Saddam won't have a stroke in the next ten minutes and Iraq become a peaceful Utopia without our intervention? You don't. Japan? Again, you must get that newspaper that comes several weeks ahead of the date. "Simple as that" The only thing simple here is you. What's your strategy exactly for 'sending a lot of Koreans to hell' say before they use one of there three nuclear weapons as of this writting to do the same to South Korea or Japan or San Francisco?
"Yes, I am thinner and healthier than I have ever been, are you jealous or something?"
Not jealous. HOT. Nothing gives the fine folk at I-mockery a boner like reading someones post about what great shape they're in. Mention it some more, seriously, I'm more convinced every time you type the words, you Glistening Adonis.
"War is about killing creatures and breaking things. That is one of those extreme oversimplifications I just seem to make. We don't look at the sights during war. We don't do zen meditation during a war. We have weapons and soilders that are created and trained to kill enemy combatants and blow up their equipment and buildings. "
Seen a lot of action, there, Vince? Combat vet, purple heart, that sort of thing? Know what it's like to kill someone, or are you just kind of guessing what it's like? Or are you just some dick who's seen a bunch of action movies and played some great video games, tough guy? What exactly do you know about War that amounts to shit?
What is War about? War is about Failure. Failure to find a way to stop the killing of creatures and breaking of things. War, especially whn the to sides are completely unmatched, is easy. Easy for the commander in chief, anyway. Not so easy for the Men and Women on the battlefield who might wake up to find tht killing creatures and breaking things does some seriously bad shit to you even if you do all the killing and breaking.
And don't give me any bullshit about Hitler, 'cause this ain't that, and that could have been avoided if World War One hadn't been settled so selfishly, and World War One wouldn't have needed to happen if a bunch of puffed up self important sons of bitches who thought war was 'as simple as that' hadn't thought killing almost all of Europes young men might be a fun way to settle some scores. If we worked for peace with half the money and attention we bring to war, maybe we could avoid Killing and Breaking. What do you know about suffering, exactly, Mr. Nuclear Submarine? You were ready to drive roofing nails into the heads of chinese kidnappers but your willing to send how many Koreans to hell?
I don't give a little tin shit if your pro or anti war, but if you think it can't be avoided you better take it seriously becuase war is not parcheesi, Rambo, and if you ask anyone who went to Vietnam you'll find out the 'good guys' and the 'bad guys' can't always tell one frpom the other. Anyone who's pro war and doesn't show more concern than you is a rabid animal. I know career soldiers and none of them, none of them talk the line of shit you do. Civil my big red ass, you don't know what the word means. Pol Pot, how fucking dare you? You Know a lot about Cambodia. Come to Lowell, ask some survivors who put Pol Pot in the drivers seat, ask them who bombed the shit out of their country, illegally, and lied about it and destabalized them to the point that a monster like Pol Pot could get where he got, ask them which shinbing light of democracy had offcial relations with the K'mer Rouge. Ask some surviving Jews which country refused Jewish refugees and sent them back to Germany. I think you'll find it's the same country that's about to start making asylum seekers sit in a jail cell while they wait for their paperwork. How long? Who knows? Since they won't have access to lawyers, it's hard to say. Suppose we'd put up some serious objections when Hitler first came to power and cut off trade with germany? Suppose we'd gotten together with other nations and isolated Germany and made it easy for Jews to emigrate? How many might have lived then? I'm not saying I'm not grateful, because I am. I'm not saying I'm not proud of what America did in WWII because I am. But you want to know how much prouder I'd be if we'd done everything we could do short of war ten years before the war? Do you know anything about how Hitler came to power? Or do you just say the magic word "HITLER!" and thereby justify war?
IMAGINE my shock to find that you, like Naldo, know who's going to hell. Tell me, as we take care of them, 'as simple as that', how do you propse to srt the suffering from the torturers? Since military service in North Korea is compulsary? I'm sure your heart bleeds for the literal hell they live in now. How quaint that your idea of a solution is to take those same people and send a large chunk of them to figurative hell.
As simple as that.
What a fucking sheeple.
|Mar 25th, 2003 02:45 PM|
Marine Core would not have me right now. Wouldnt pass their physical.
Show me where I am full of shit about Saddam. Did Hitler all of a sudden have tons of weapons and generals that would die for his cause appear after praying for them one day? No, they appeared after time. The same types of restrictions on Saddam were like the same ones that were on Germany after WWI. Hitler went ahead and kept building his war machines. No one stopped him. He kept doing what he wanted to build up the SS, and no one stopped him. We finally tried after he mass murdering had begun.
So, how do you think we should stop Saddam? Now, please tell me how. But, here is what we can work out. I'd like to go out and get a few Iraqi citizens that have lived under Saddam's regime. Ya know, the ones who have limbs torn off, were hung upside during their menstrual cycles to be humiliated, the children who are now blind because their parents dissented, all that good stuff. Now, I want you to go up to them and tell them that Bush is an evil imperalistic war monger and that we should have had more inspections and that this war is wrong and unjust. Please have a video camera present and with a lot of video tape. The hiliarity would then ensue.
Then, go to a group of troops and tell them that they are fighting an unjust war. Tell the troops that saw the murdered, the raped, the muliated, the orphaned, the starved. Make sure you start this as soon as they land back from Iraq. Bring that same camera. Hilarity ensues again.
And since our president is an idiot, tell us how you would handle the whole situation, since our Harvard and Yale educated president is an idiot and you are a supreme intelligence. I would honest-to-God like to hear how YOU would handle this whole situation.
|Mar 25th, 2003 02:35 PM|
Hussein is not anywhere near the same league as Hitler, Stalin, or Pol Pot, so let's just cut out that bullshit comparison, OK? I'm going to try to pound this through your thick fucking skull one more time: I do not like Hussein. I do not support him. Are we crystal fucking clear on this now? We are being lied to about why we're there. He's a bad guy, to be sure, but until he's overrun more countries than Kuwait, don't put him in the same league as Hitler or Stalin. And before you start with "That's what we're stopping him from doing," I will pre-emptively tell you you're full of shit. Hussein doesn't have the means for such an undertaking.
And you can try to make all the neat little historical references you want to make yourself sound intelligent, but that statement I previously cited is quite telling, isn't it?
See, I'm not arrogant enough to say, "We need to do X, and we will achieve the desired result." What I DO know is that your method ain't the right one. Your "kill-'em-all" attitude is a fuckin' outdated macho impulse, it's tired, it's fuckin' annoying, and it only serves to make you look like the ill-informed jackass that you are. If you're so certain that we need to deal with everyone by force, then by all means, drag your happy ass to a Marine Corps recruiting station. I'm sure they'd love to have you on board.
|Mar 25th, 2003 02:08 PM|
|VinceZeb||I say Hell because N. Korea is a communist nation, and what is the state religion of communist states? ATHEISM. So the shoe fits. And I also use Hell just as a general term for where I wish people who fight to keep people starving and enslaved should go after hopefully meeting a cruel and excruciating death. But since I am not the end-all be-all of the state of men's souls, it isn't my decision where they go.|
|Mar 25th, 2003 02:04 PM|
Vinnie, Vinnie, Vinnie...please! You missed my point entirely! I'm not taking up issue with the fact that war involves killing other people. Of course that is what happens in a war, I think we all understand that.
What I found so simultaneously amusing and disturbing about your statement is the bit that I highlighted (go back and look). I found it rather humerous that you made a point to mention that the enemy soldiers would be "sent to Hell". It's your attitude about it that I find so funny.
Why would we send them to HELL, specifically? Because they stand against the US they can't possibly go to heaven? Or is it because they as a nation are nothing more than a bunch of godless heathens?
|Mar 25th, 2003 02:04 PM|
Ok sspadowsky, please explain to me how I am a moron? Also explain to me how you would handle N. Korea if such a situation such as I described would, God forbid, happen.
So, my comic book rhetoric bothers you? Why? Was Hitler in your opinion evil and a madman? What about Stalin, who murdered tens of millions? Was Pol Pot an insane madman, or was he just misunderstood? Was Tojo of the imperialistic Japan a madman for being under a govt that slaughtered millions of Chinese so the Japanese would start their empire of the sun and eliminate the "unpure" races, such as Germany tried to do with the Jews?
Please enlighten my idiotic ass about world diplomacy. I am all ears. And, since you do not keep thinking you are proclaiming the truth, I go after your points constantly. You are the one that does not go after mine.
You have the floor. Convince me I am wrong.
|Mar 25th, 2003 01:58 PM|
Yes, it is. Your point? War is about killing creatures and breaking things. That is one of those extreme oversimplifications I just seem to make. We don't look at the sights during war. We don't do zen meditation during a war. We have weapons and soilders that are created and trained to kill enemy combatants and blow up their equipment and buildings.
In your opinion, what is war about? In the simplest terms of what war is, what is war and battle about? How is a war supposed to be done, properly, in your opinion?
|Mar 25th, 2003 01:55 PM|
No need. Any time I bring up points, you simply ignore them. Besides, I think Max is doing a nice job of covering all the bases.
You spout the same comic-book rhetoric ("evil," "madman," etc.) that I hear our idiot president blathering every time he comes on the TV.
|Mar 25th, 2003 01:51 PM|
|Mar 25th, 2003 01:26 PM|
Thanks for contributing nothing to the argument as per usual. Why dont you try to argue the points and answer the question of what you would do in Bush's situation from his eureka moment with Saddam and quit talking shit?
Yes, I am thinner and healthier than I have ever been, are you jealous or something? Sorry some of us are able to overcome obstacles and make it in a free society without wanting the govt to help out.
|Mar 25th, 2003 01:20 PM|
You've obviously got a firm grasp on world affairs, Vince, and you seem ready to "go inthere and take care of business," as so many pro-war people are wont to say. Your country needs a gung-ho man like you. Get your thinner, healthier body into the nearest recruiting office you can find. I'm originally from St. Louis too, so I can even give you directions.
|Mar 25th, 2003 11:16 AM|
I never said anything about your wife's sexuality. Sorry, liar, you are trying to make things appear out of thin air. But it's about time you learned to act civil.
There is a difference between not liking us and wanting to destroy us. Iran hasnt talked about killing us, even though Iran will reform itself. N. Korea is starting to talk shit, but it seems that Japan will start the war with them first. N. Korea tries to develop weapons to sell to terrorists or try to murder Americans, then we go at them and put a lot of Korean soilders in Hell. Simple as that.
|Mar 25th, 2003 11:04 AM|
That was cute, the way you finally spoke respectfully. It totally makes me forget what an air headed pussy I am, how you pity my children and your speculations regarding my wifes sexuality. I'll play though.
Ritter is a weapons inspector. Blix is a weapons inspector. Who is this weapons inspector? He IS developing weapons? This may well turn out to be true, but so fr their is zero proof. Sadam will sell weapons... IF he has any we have certainly provided a motivation he lacked to sell them, which even we don't claim he's done to date. If you are going to assume for sure he would, then you have to ascribe the same possability to many of the states on my list, most of whom like us less daily because of our current pre-emption policy.
I'm not at all ignoring your question. I'm asking you to follow through on it. Should Bush personally determine since that's his criteria that any of thee other countries (and Iran certainly has all the qulaities you ascribed to Iraq, North Korea has many of them, Pakistan has some of them and as of this morning we are saying so does Russia), is this to be our policy? If at the executive level a determintion is made that these countries wish us Ill and might work with terrorists within five years, will we then invade?
When has Iraq been proven to want to destroy us?
Add to this the following. On Osama Bin Laden's wish list right after wanting to smash into the twin towers was the goal of dragging the US into a middle eastern war. Even in his most recent speech, Osama called saddam an 'infidel' which is kind of strong language to a fundamentalist. Osama is still at large, and we've gone to war with the most secular non -Israeli government in the Gulf. Who's the big winner here?
|Mar 25th, 2003 12:04 AM|
|VinceZeb||You avoided the question and are making people equal that are not, Max. Iraqi has been proven to want to destroy us, and are developing ways possible. A former UN weapons inspector was on a lot of radio shows today, on local ones here in St. L and on national shows and he said the truth: They want to kill us. Saddam will sell weapons to kill us in a moment. He IS developing weapons. Islamic fundalmentlistic jihadist want to destroy Western civilization and white people. This is a weapons inspector, sir. You avoid the questions at hand. We know Iraq wants to destroy us, we can prevent it. how do we do it?|
|Mar 24th, 2003 04:26 PM|
Okay, IF I accepeted any of your points, which I don't, the same "If he gets them he might give them" argument applies to:
Pakistan (Has them, already gave important info to N.Korea, their secret service is full of islamists with close connections to Al Quaeda and Taliban)
Saudi Arabia(wants them, funds various terror groups)
India (has them, ready to use them on Pakistan, might give them to Hindu Seperatists to defer blame)
Egypt (Probably has them,)
France(has them, VERY angry about 'Freedom Fries')
About a dozen small ex-soviet states currently desperatley in need of cash and unable to pay their soldiers or nuclkear scientists.
In fact, since the future is unknown, even after you "Deal" with all of the above, an "If he gets them he might give them" scenario (and in his adress to the nation, W. used the figure "Within five years" that could apply to about half the world.
If you are suggesting an all out play for world domination, put your cards on the table. My principle problem with the administration is that they refuse to even look at where our current actions lead. My God, they can't even get Turkey, our ally, to commit to staying out of Northern Iraq! We can barely secure Kahbul!
Seriously, play out for me your foreign policy for the five years following the overthrow of Iraq, just in basic ball park terms. I know in the wizard of Oz after Dorothy Kills the Witch the guards all love her, but this isn't Oz.
|Mar 24th, 2003 03:28 PM|
What I'm saying is that if he eludes the U.S. even for a short time, I personally think that there is a greater risk of him sharing whatever weapons or technology that he has with terrorist groups. The fact of it is, the Iraqi gov't wouldn't, likely couldn't launch an attack on the U.S. Terrorism doesn't work well from such a high level. The danger with Saddam is that he might provide terrorists with weapons or technology. If he escapes and we can't find him, it makes him much more dangerous (I believe), especially if he manages to smuggle dangerous weapons.
If he has the capabilities, weapons of mass destruction are much more likely to fall into the hands of terrorists is we have no idea where Saddam is. Of course, he could be blown to bits by now.
The terrorist of 9/11 were just men armed with box cutters, and they did more damage to the U.S. than the Iraqi military has ever managed to do.
|Mar 24th, 2003 03:02 PM|
|Mar 24th, 2003 02:48 PM|
Where is Saddam Hussein? Where is Osama Bin Laden? With Baghdad in flames, don't you think that Saddam would be able to slip away from us like Bin Laden did? Don't you think this situation, where we have absolutely no idea where he could be and what he has taken with him is potentially much more dangerous than peacefully searching for weapons and keeping him in check? We all know that an animal is much more dangerous when cornered...
but oh yeah, this isn't about the weapons, it's about liberating the Iraqis...
|Mar 24th, 2003 02:34 PM|
|VinceZeb||You have the information the president has, which he gives to the people. Which Powell gave to the U.N. You know from your intelligence that Saddam has been in business trying to sell off WMD. You know he is developing nukes. You know he will use them or sell them to whoever buys. What, as acting Commander in Chief, do you do about the situation? Since everyone is contempt with aruging with what Bush is doing wrong, why doesnt everyone tell us what they would do that is so much more efficent and better.|
|Mar 24th, 2003 02:18 PM|
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