When freedom becomes slavery.
The attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese was the unprovoked
act of aggression that precipitated the USA into the Second
World War. The United States of America quite rightly took up
arms to protect her autonomy and freedom from oppression and
This nation with the right to liberty enshrined in her
constitution has committed a far more heinous crime against
Iraq, by invading and overthrowing an entire nation. How is this
greeted by the world? Liberation! The right to protect her sovereignty
from acts of terrorism and aggression! From Iraq? When did Iraq
ever commit an act of aggression against any of the Allied
forces who have invaded her? Tony Blair's professed fears "...
this new world faces a new threat: of disorder and chaos born
either of brutal states like Iraq, armed with weapons of mass
destruction; or of extreme terrorist groups."
What weapons? Which extreme terrorist groups?
Public opinion is swinging in favour of the invasion. A hope
to a swift end and the bringing down of a regime of terror,
forgetting, in its fickle fervour, that oppression does not
change with victory.
I await the political outcome of this. Whatever may follow
will not be good, for we are all now slaves to might. It would
be the gravest folly to forget that might does not mean or
Liberation and humanitarian
aid for Iraq!
Body bags are bad for business,
cruise missiles herald a new era of how wars are fought
and the political thinking behind them.