~~September 18, 2014~~
The drums of war seem to be starting their steady beating rhythm. It seems that no lessons were learned from Kuwait, the Iraq war ….. and what is happening now.
Seems that we are ready again to continue spinning the wheel that gets us nowhere while the people of these countries continue to suffer under the conditions of what was created by the interference of “this mighty power”.
By: DANA MILBANK The Washington Post
“It was just like the good old days.
Scooter Libby was in the front row. Paul Wolfowitz was in the second. And on the stage was Dick Cheney, beating the drums of war.
“The situation is dire, and defeating these terrorists will require immediate, sustained, simultaneous action across multiple fronts,” the former vice president proclaimed in a pre-buttal to President Obama’s prime-time speech on fighting the Islamic State.
“We should immediately hit them in their sanctuaries, staging areas, command centers and lines of communication wherever we find them,” Cheney told the audience at the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank.
“We are at war,” he said, and “we must do what it takes, for as long as it takes, to win.” This means “we should have the draw down of our troops in Afghanistan halted,” that we should “take military action if necessary” in Iran, and give “full backing and support” of those fighting the Muslim Brotherhood.
In summary: War, war and more war.”
(WHO THE HELL CARES WHAT CHENEY THINKS ABOUT THIS ISSUE?)
“On March 19th, 2003, the United States and Great Britain led their second publicized military assault on Iraq. Under the facade of liberation and democracy, U.S. troops seized the country, securing the oil fields, the Ministry of Oil, the Interior Ministry (CIA), and taking the lives of thousands of people.
Iraq’s rich culture, history, and valuable assets were left vulnerable to stealth and destruction. In the years since, the lack of security, jobs, electricity, and potable water have made life for Iraqis unbearable. American troops are perceived by the indigenous population as occupiers — not liberators — for the Iraqi people are far better educated in U.S. history than Americans are themselves.
Our obligation to the people of Iraq, to the people of America, and to the rest of the world is the immediate and unconditional withdrawal of American troops and mercenaries from Iraq. The United States MUST liberate Iraq from its own brutal hands. This website is my attempt to explain why.”
“As it appears in …. “
Dahlia Wasfi (born 1971) is an Iraqi-American physician and peace activist.
~~Early life and education~~
Born in 1971 in New York to a Jewish-American mother and Muslim Iraqi father, Dr. Wasfi spent part of her early childhood living in Iraq under Saddam Hussein. She returned to the US at age 5, earned her B.A. in Biology from Swarthmore College in 1993 and her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1997.
Part of Dr. Wasfi’s April 27, 2006 address to the Congressional Progressive Caucus:
“I speak to you today on behalf of relatives on my mother’s side — Ashkenazi Jews who fled their homeland of Austria during Hitler’s Anschluss. It is for them that we say ‘Never again.’ I speak to you today on behalf of relatives on my father’s side, who are not living, but dying, under the occupation of this administration’s deadly foray in Iraq. From the lack of security to the lack of basic supplies to the lack of electricity to the lack of potable water to the lack of jobs to the lack of reconstruction to the lack of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, they are much worse off now than before we invaded. ‘Never again‘ should apply to them, too.
“We declare our right on this earth …. to be a human being, to be respected as a human being, to be given the rights of a human being in this society, on this earth, in this day, which we intend to bring into existence by any means necessary.”
El Hajj Malik Al Shabazz (Malcolm X)
Dr. Wasfi’s website is http://www.liberatethis.com
~~”No Justice No Peace”~~
~~Uploaded on Feb 1, 2012~~
Dahlia Wasfi is an Iraqi-American physician and peace activist. Born in 1971 in New York to a Jewish-American mother and Muslim Iraqi father, Dr. Wasfi spent part of her early childhood living in Iraq.
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