[Powderworks] Re:NMOC - mural and war
Fri, 28 Mar 2003 09:54:34 +0100
From: Jacques Cuneo <email@example.com>
Date: Fri, Mar 28, 2003 at 12:55:51AM -0600
> Stalin killed 10 million or so during his rule. Hitler is in the same
> ballpark. The only reason Saddam isn't right up there is opportunity.
True, but the fact that the USA is _talking_ to North Korea, and has
been giving China 'Most Favoured Trade Nation' status for quite a few
years, and that Irak coincidentally has a lot of oil, and that the USA
has a long, long history of looking the other way if the dictators like
the USA (South America, anyone?) makes me most suspicous of the motives.
I watch a (Dutch) documentary last evening, where citizens of Irak
talked about the revolt in 1991. First the USA promised support, then
they flew overhead while Saddam slaughtered them.
One guy talked about a bridge that was bombed in 1991. It was bombed
during the day, while a lot of people were crossing it. He asked: 'They
could have bombed it at 03:00 in the night, when no people or very few
were crossing it. And I ask myself: is this something against Saddam, or
against the Iraki people?'
All, by the way, were unanimous in never again thrusting the USA after
the 1991 debacle.
Fire control was manual now. So was the coffeemaker, but with green
smoke gathering under the ceiling, that didn't seem as crucial somehow.
Tanya Huff - The Better Part of Valor
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