Cowboys, they say, will always be cowboys.
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Nicholas D Kristof, an American Columnist in The New York times, asserts that it is time that US took some advice from the experts – the Iraqis themselves.
The recent poll shows that the ordinary Iraqi, if the cowboys don’t, have a very clear view of what the Gringos ought to do – announce a timetable of the permanent withdrawal of American troops and renounce permanent American Military bases in Iraq. These seemingly simple action would save innumerable lives. The new poll found that 78% of Iraqis now believe that the American military presence is ‘provoking more conflict than preventing’, and that 71% favour a withdrawal within a year. The survey also found that 61% of Iraqis now approve of attacks on Americans. This trend makes ‘counter-insurgency efforts almost impossible because ordinary people now protect those lay down bombs to kill the Americans. However those Iraqis that do not think Americans want permanent bases are half as likely to favour attacks upon Americans if the US announced the exit time table. It is time to admit defeat and get out with whatever grace both the cowboys (who audaciously bombed their way in in the name of establishing a democracy) can muster.
Takling of seemingly paternalistic but non-the-less parasitic inclinations and intentions of the two cowboys in establishing the so-called democracy in Iraq (after Saddam Hussein) consider this the ‘Palestine Chronicle (Ramallah – what a beautiful multi-faith name): I have altered the text to suit my style.
Notwithstanding the fact that Hamas abandoned csuicide attacks on Israel and embraced politics (like IRA and Sinn Fein and Ulster Unionists are trying to, and that after 37 years, in Britain) Israel & its American backers, including Fatah, the movement Hamas defeated in elections at the begining of the year, are determined to get rid of it. Fatah’s latest strategy is to convince the World that Hamas is formenting violence, is stockpiling weapons and preparing for war against Fatah.
The danger is not coming from Hamas whose leaders have repeatedly assured that the terrorists cannot allowed to slide back into civil war. The real threat is Fatah is scheming to launch a full-scale coup, egged by Israel and backed by local militia, who, wait for it, are being trained and armed by the US (Reuters Report). Although this may not cause a full-scale civil war as there is no disagreement between Palestinians that would turn ‘brother against brother’. But it would grag more and more into devastating violence with unimaginable consequences.
It is ironic – and immoral – that the US, which has chutzpah claiming to spread democracy, should apparently – underhandedly – now be encouraging Fatah to use their supplied ammunition to overthrow the elected government. Such is the difference between the peoples’ democracy and that which is procured by and for the selfish purpose of the US.
Latest: Mid Term Elections are imminent in the USA – Bush admin’s foreign policy is at the top of the agenda. 27% cited Iraq as the critical issue determining their vote. Iraq & the US economy are irretrievably linked. The cost of war will be almost $20,000.00 for every household in the US. This will bring US down. US is already 5th Economy in the World not the first any more as per the World Economic Forum which ranks nations on everything from national institutions & infratstructure to market efficiency. Very soon it may even be the third world. India may well be in the top three. Yet innumerable ‘conditioned Indians’ would still aspire to go west – as they consider their Country to be "effing" useless.
For the burdened Americans – the only choice they have is between two desciplines – both are useless and corrupt. Americans always vote from their pocket not their loyalty or belief least of all on Globally persuasive issues like Global Warming and the need to change one’s selfish behaviours.
Whatever their priorities they will find their sheer financial fetters worse than Guatanamo incentivise them to vote against Republicans on Nov 7th not for the Democrates, I hasten to add.
Whilst in Sunny Britain:A very unpleasant sea change in British politics has occured. There wsa an unspoken convention amongst mainstream politicos that one ought to regfrain from eliciting resentment of ordinary people on immigartion. Encoch Powell who dared call spade a spade was ostracised. Even Michael Howard was targetted by Labour as racist when he dared raise awareness of abuses in the asylum system. But now Labour have done a U-turn. Having lost its solid Muslim vote due to Iraq war, it decided to infame the fears of working class whites.Jack Straws remaks on the veil brought the religious identity to the centre of national debate. We may nationally pay the price for Labour’s cynical opportunistic abuse of the muslim bulk vote.
1 Nov 2006: Meanwhile Tony Blair has something to celebrate – the news that more than half the Army and 40% of RAF & Navy are considering quitting the Armed Forces according to a Government Report. The Armed Forces are now seen as Armed Farces.
And the latest 3 Nov 2006: UK research shows that majority of UK citizens think that George W Bush is more dangerous than Osama. This validates my 2005 entry ‘Absolute power corrupts absolutely’.
5 Nov 2006: Death Penalty for Saddam: But he smirks and rejects the validity of the sentence in owm inimitable style. This has been pushed through in an indecent hurry solely for the assumed benefit of the Republicans in the US. Now, seemingly, accepting the decision of the Courts in democratically elected Government in Iraq, both BUSH and B(lair)ritain (both on their way out with dishonour) are seen as listening to the voices of the people of Iraq rubbing their hands in glee justifying their illegal actions – projecting their image as benevolent waring leaders liberating Iraq from the hands of the tyrant dictator and enabling and empowring its people to befittingly punish Saddam – albeit, obviously, without any coersion or undue influence from either. This is as believable as that Democrat President claiming "I did not have sex with that woman"