[Powderworks] Re:NMOC - mural and war
Fri, 28 Mar 2003 08:43:35 -0600
Agreed on all counts. The US should have stood much more firm in '91, as
well as taking a much harder line against China. North Korea is a problem,
mostly due to its vicinity to China - but something still needs (and has
needed) to be done there.
Since '91 all three presidents we have had have made some pretty big errors
- China (all three), Rwanda (Clinton should be ashamed of this one), Korea,
Simply because mistakes have been made in the past, that should not obviate
the ability to try and do the right thing in the present and future.
>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
>Debian (Unstable) GNU/Linux 2.5.65-mm3 4276 bogomips load av: 0.29 0.09 0.03
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