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There's one more option nUUdleman - 19/01/2003 06:11:24 PM

Based on a documentary-esque show I saw on the History Channel this morning. Simply put, why don't we just assassinate Saddam? The vast majority of Iraq would welcome us in with open arms (initally, at least. Ref: Afghanistan, although that's another matter entirely).

Yes, yes, I'm quite aware that finding him will make looking for a needle in a haystack seem a trifle of a task. And it would require Bush's special permission (thanks to that pansy Gerald Ford who signed an Executive order forbidding the assassination of a foreign leader without express presidential approval, courtesy of the CIA's bungling of attempts to kill Castro), but that shouldn't be too hard to get.

So here's what we do: we all know nothing is ultimately going to come of the inspections but Saddam spouting his filth like a river of untreated sewage. So we leave. And a month later when he comes out of hiding to inspect an army base or give a speech, have a stealth bomber hanging around and drop a 2000lb smartbomb on his ass.

With Saddam nothing more than a fragment of a protein, bring in the ships and drop off the Marines (which should by then include yours truly ), and make like it's 2002 all over again and install a provisional government and all that.

There. War avoided, and the ultimate goal of getting rid of Saddam and opening up the coutry to the mega-corporations of the Exploiting West and their evil and greedy quest for cheap oil achieved, and with a minimum of casualties.

And if we wanted external support on this, just allow the neighboring countries to have a hand in setting up the new government (or maybe not... they're more likely than we to go on a vengeance crusade against the Iraqi people who live some of the most fearful and squalid lives anywhere outside of central Africa).

Of course, it would've been quite simple (and much more cheap) to have supported the Iraqi uprising in 1995 except those panty-waists in DC are terrified of actually making a decision. So the uprising wasn't supported and was of course crushed. The CIA field agent Robert Baer (who was on the show I saw, and also wrote a book titled "See No Evil" about his work in the Middle East and elsewhere where possible) present at the time and his immediate boss firmly believed the uprising would've been successful with US support. Congratulations, America: you stabbed the people of Iraq in the back all in the name of preserving the status quo.

Needless to say, the program did rather kindle a fire under my ass. While I'm quite aware to never believe anything on TV at face value, I've heard similar things from other places over the last few years. So if I've gone on at length about something that's now history, it should at least serve to demonstrate that we should be wary of what already has, or has not, been done.

I firmly believe that a war with Iraq to depose Saddam Hussein is absolutely necessary. If for no other reason than to work towards absolving his human rights abuses. This is about doing the Right Thing, and anyone who allows what currently goes on over there be damned.

Nephew to Alana Son to Geoff Warder to Alesandra Sedai

Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it. ~ Mahatma Ghandi

Book Description and Review - "See No Evil"

Book Description and Review - "See No Evil"
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Well, well well. Ponders. Thanks. *NM* - 18/01/2003 08:54:53 PM 8 Views
Another article - appears to be a Telegraph Scoop. - 18/01/2003 09:00:56 PM 17 Views
should he be playing them up, then? - 19/01/2003 08:14:28 AM 9 Views
He should not be doing either - 19/01/2003 10:27:43 AM 19 Views
true - 19/01/2003 11:07:46 AM 12 Views
No - 19/01/2003 11:17:12 AM 15 Views
I don't know... - 19/01/2003 11:20:11 AM 9 Views
Try to be a little bit realistic - 19/01/2003 11:25:39 AM 13 Views
I am - 19/01/2003 11:27:24 AM 8 Views
Also - 19/01/2003 11:30:18 AM 9 Views
put it is politicians who make the desicions - 19/01/2003 12:01:55 PM 8 Views
If you just asked the question I think you asked - 19/01/2003 12:22:31 PM 13 Views
or, more likely - 19/01/2003 04:59:28 PM 6 Views
so in other words...... - 18/01/2003 09:00:56 PM 32 Views
No, in other words - 18/01/2003 09:02:11 PM 35 Views
yes - 18/01/2003 09:09:54 PM 34 Views
How shall we get him to stop, then? *NM* - 18/01/2003 09:13:33 PM 6 Views
Re: Of course it is simple, my silly aeros. - 18/01/2003 11:12:17 PM 30 Views
Thanks for clearing that up, Fan - 18/01/2003 11:17:31 PM 18 Views
Re: No problem. - 18/01/2003 11:27:52 PM 28 Views
must you be an ass? *NM* - 19/01/2003 02:43:03 AM 6 Views
Re: Must you be an ignorant moron? - 19/01/2003 10:09:35 AM 21 Views
i am sorry, i am not your pathetic self - 19/01/2003 11:57:55 PM 10 Views
Re: Hey... seriously now. - 20/01/2003 12:27:14 AM 13 Views
grrrrrr - 20/01/2003 05:34:05 AM 10 Views
actually... - 19/01/2003 02:39:37 AM 24 Views
Re: So what do you propose? Truly, I am interested to hear. - 19/01/2003 10:11:27 AM 15 Views
more than anything...... - 19/01/2003 03:42:44 PM 15 Views
Actions rejected by wads: - 19/01/2003 04:07:42 PM 19 Views
There's one more option - 19/01/2003 06:11:24 PM 11 Views
There's more than one, surely - 19/01/2003 06:46:18 PM 11 Views
Re: There's more than one, surely - 19/01/2003 08:57:37 PM 10 Views
Re: - 20/01/2003 12:31:58 AM 9 Views
You had to ask me, didn't you? - 20/01/2003 01:00:35 AM 18 Views
::shakes head:: - 23/01/2003 11:51:52 PM 9 Views
Re: ::shakes head:: - 24/01/2003 12:44:47 PM 6 Views
Re: Smoking Gun - 20/01/2003 12:53:25 AM 10 Views
Smoking guns are guns that have been fired *NM* - 20/01/2003 01:05:39 AM 4 Views
try reading this....... - 20/01/2003 05:30:34 AM 17 Views
*shrugs* (re-read your post) - 20/01/2003 10:22:31 AM 19 Views
let's see - 22/01/2003 07:47:14 AM 14 Views
Re: Iraq's nuclear program - 19/01/2003 05:28:38 AM 18 Views
Korea, Pakistan, India - 19/01/2003 10:06:16 AM 23 Views
Re: LOL!! *NM* - 19/01/2003 10:16:31 AM 7 Views
bah... Iraq is harmless - 19/01/2003 10:03:54 PM 14 Views
Right - 20/01/2003 12:10:29 AM 12 Views
Survey - 20/01/2003 05:31:02 AM 17 Views
Gotcha - 20/01/2003 10:53:55 AM 13 Views
Re: Gotcha - 20/01/2003 11:43:47 AM 14 Views
near defeated, huh? - 20/01/2003 12:00:01 PM 12 Views
Yes, near defeated - 21/01/2003 05:37:17 AM 10 Views