Nothing to FearWritten by Ed Howes
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Let's imagine that al Qaeda and Pakistan are friendly allies. As a reward for 9/11, Pakistan presents al Qaeda with three or four nuclear weapons on ballistic missiles, supplied by North Korea. Or imagine three or four portable nukes flown in with regular drug supply and turned over to American right wing extremists to place, under supervision. They are detonated by telephone when time is right, or ballistic missiles are loaded on some innocuous ship like an oil tanker, which cruises into striking distance and launches entire payload at one or two targets.
For love of symbolism al Qaeda has demonstrated, strike comes when U.S. invades Iraq, where much of our Homeland Security is at moment. Washington D.C. is vaporized. The administration, with some advance warning, retires to its survival bunkers. When dust clears, they are all that is left of national government and call troops home to enforce martial law demanded by people. We intensify our war on terror by arresting you and your neighbor for lack of cooperation with new rules. This is as hard for us to imagine as Waco, Ruby Ridge, Oklahoma City or 9/11. If we can imagine it, we can start making decisions now about how we will allow such an event to affect us. I was hoping to warn Congress but they are so swamped with protest communications, my message is unlikely to reach them. They could be sacrificed before they fully realize threat. I heard 9/11 was result of communication failure. All successful attacks will be for this same reason.
Treason is a Capital crime. Providing aid and comfort to enemy in time of war is definition of treason or high treason. So why is Capitol trusting their lives to friends of al Qaeda in White House? Is it possible not one of them knows what I have told you?
We are told that America does not distinguish between terrorists and those who support them. Assisting escape of 8,000 al Qaeda supports terrorism as surely as money or training, which Congress also provides through Pakistan and other friends of President. Should people distinguish between traitors and those who support them? Is entire military and Congress as guilty as President and Secretary? How about taxpayers who make it all possible? Who is not guilty and due no punishment? Maybe America is overdue for a good whipping. Who will prevent it?
On other hand, this is a new age. An age of brotherhood and science. I can see that aiding escape of al Qaeda is a Christian and loving thing to do, not unlike allowing Saddam to leave Iraq with whatever entourage he chooses, before he is hunted down and eliminated. Who knows how we are loving Iran and North Korea? Though we might not see love as a result of world's most powerful military's care and attention, who am I to question men leading us into WWIII, great love war?
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No, Thank You! America, Go Home!Written by Nevine A. Al Seidi
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America is ‘bribing' and ‘terrorizing' nations worldwide to join forces with it shredding Iraq and destroying it, promising to rebuild it using Iraqi money! Purely ridiculous. Iraqis, I mean Iraqi citizens not army, will never allow Americans to take over their country. Had American administration spent some time doing its homework, it would have figured that one out all by itself. Iraq, is not just another rich Arab country. It is cradle of Arabic cultural lore ( read courage and honour here), generator of Arabic scientists ( read genetic genius), and birth place of Arabs' ancestor , Prophet Abraham ( read Jihad). Iraq, like Palestine is a sacred land to all of us, Arabs. We will never allow a foreign country, to tamper with our roots, our history, our pride for some fictitious reasons like dictatorship of one of our men, or for ‘harbouring' lethal weapons allowed by Israeli occupation!
If America is fighting Iraq for us, its neighbours, we are saying clear and loud: No, thank you! If it is trying to free Iraqi people from its dictator leader by bombing them, we advise : America, go home!
Born in Alexandria, Egypt in 1961, Al Seidi obtained her degree in English Literature from the University of Alexandria in 1983. After traveling the world, sampling two ways of life and been there, she is writing it all. Published in several anthologies as a poet in the US, Al Seidi is a voice of an Arab woman talking to us from the heart of the desert in a tongue we understand.