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!
Americqa, Jihad is Coming!Written by Nevine Al Seidi
America, Jihad is Coming! By nevine Al Seidi |
Friday prayers on 28th March lasted for hours in all mosques of Cairo ( and all Islamic countries) pushing Arabs for Jihad. Jihad, is fighting in name of God enemy of God. The concept of Jihad ( Arabic for Struggle) lies in belief of irrelevance of human life next to interest of land and people. Any true Muslim believes in Jihad, be that a member of Al Qaeda, a member of Hizbullah or a member of a football team. I understand how difficult it is to Western mind to comprehend idea of sacrificing your own life for an idea, a belief, or God. In West, where culture is about celebrating life and preserving it against all odds and gods, suicide attacks are merely incomprehensible. Commenting on Iraqi suicide bomber who lured four American soldiers to his cab handing them a bomb that killed him with them received a typical comment from Capt. Valles. He said: " I don't understand what motivated this guy to kill himself. To me, this is not an act of war. It is terrorism.. a man in a civilian vehicle killing himself at a checkpoint". Nicknaming Jihad terrorism is very unlikely to make it go away. As long as there is Islam on this globe, Jihad in name of it will live. No amount of threats, bombs, deprivation, destruction, so-called liberation wars or name-calling will stop it. The only thing that can stop Jihad is to back off from Islamic territory. Trust me on this one! In Iraq, civilians are inventing ways of taking American and British life. Incredulous of such human sacrifices, both American and British media insist that Iraqi army fight in civilian attire! The fact is that even women, housewives from villages are fighting war with Iraqi army which exceeds 1.5 million persons! You probably have heard of Mayssoon Hameed who shot an enemy tank using an RBJ she never used in her life. She became a national symbol in and outside Iraq. Call her a terrorist if it makes you any happier. Arabs are all Mayssooons, all terrorists to borrow your diction. The danger that American forces in Iraq is facing is that they are fighting 26 million Iraqis on their territory that covers desert land, villages and towns and cities. They are not fighting Saddam and his government. Those 26 millions happen to bear nationality of descendants of Prophet. In emergency time, they are bound to act as one against enemy , no matter what sort of differences existed among them.