No, Thank You! America, Go Home!Written by Nevine A. Al Seidi
No, Thank You! America, Go Home! Nevine A. Al Seidi America waged war on Afganistan for head of one man, Osama Bin Laden and his radical group, Al Qaeda ( Arabic for base). To date, Mr. Bin Laden is alive somewhere on planet, Islam is still No. One enemy to American policy in Middle East, and ‘bases' are dozens upon dozens worldwide. What America accomplished was destruction of country, wasting American money and life in a Don Quixotic coup of false patriotism. We do not even know for sure that Osama Bin Laden was man behind all this, despite all simplistic claims and video tapes. Iraq, only Arab ‘ secular' regime is facing an unheard-of atrocious hostility from ‘conspiracy' forces supporting US that is devoting 75 billion American dollars, for head of Mr. Saddam Hussein. In what way is Iraq threatening US? And what has US got to do with a so-called dictator of a foreign country? What is America "freeing' Iraq from? All Iraqis, opposition included, and whole Arab world takes American war on Iraq as an imperialistic adventure that is shockingly unethical bordering on farcical. And when America is claiming to protect neighbours of Iraq from its potential evil, ‘neighbours', namely Iran and Kuwait are feverishly opposing war on Iraq.
In my opinion, greatest mistake of American mindset these days is not much its lack of ethicality as its ridiculous ignorance of others' mindset. How much does America know about Iraqi culture and ideology to decide on this wacko adventure? As an Egyptian citizen, I can assure you that same attack on a country like Egypt would have ended by now with American flag on Cheops Pyramid. But not Iraq! All Iraqis are Saddams; trust me on this one! Saddam's problem with his own people started by him declaring Iraq a ‘secular' country, something no other Arab leader dares do. Most Arab leaders are dictators. Why is America not bothered with them?
True or False? A Crash- appraisal of the American logic in the War on IraqWritten by Nevine Al Seidi
Before I start delivering my views to you on subject of war in Iraq, I would like to confirm that word "American" is used here in sense of American administration and policy, not in sense of nation and its people.
Many complicated arguments took place recently discussing legitimacy of waging war by "Land of Freedom" on "Land of Abraham". Many innocent citizens of world seem to buy into obvious fallacies. Please allow me to (storm-brain) you for reality of this war with very basic True or False questions.
The reason for America crossing a few continents and seas with its super impressive missiles to seize a foreign country and change its government is an act of kindness meant to free Iraqi people from their dictator ruler. What do you think? To help you marking this as "True" or False", I will ask you a few questions here. Who has right to label a ruler a dictator, a foreign ruler or his own people? Has any one authority a right to displace a ruler of a foreign country even by asking him ( verbally) to leave his home in 48 hours? Can a war costing trillions of dollars and hundreds of American and British lives be a justified price for head of any "foreign" ruler?
Another reason for bombing a country three continents away is to rid its neighbours from its malicious threat using "total-destruction" weapons "in case" that country decides to go to war. That ethicality might be anything but "foreign" to American mind. Yet, it can only be a valid argument if America is planning to "become" a neighbour. Don't you think? And perhaps, America is more qualified to know interest of neighbours more than they themselves do. Right? Did I forget to ask whether Israel is probably a neighbour? With same "total-destruction" weapons? But Israel has a sole right to own certain missiles it might need to defend itself with in case terrorists-nationals ask for their land back. Almost forgot!