|2003-04-01 11:06, by Julie Solheim-Roe|
My tirade from Sunday night, continued about this heated issue... They are talking about it also in Glastonbury in the UK, as I am still connected to the local e-list. Here's some of the latest thoughts/ news on this subject:
1. Three British soldiers sent home after protesting at civilian deaths
Monday March 31, 2003
"Three British soldiers in Iraq have been ordered home after objecting to the conduct of the war. It is understood they have been sent home for protesting that the war is killing innocent civilians.
Any refusal of soldiers to obey orders is highly embarrassing to the government, with ministers becoming increasingly worried about the way the war is developing.
It is also causing concern to British military chiefs who are worried about growing evidence of civilians being killed in fighting involving American soldiers around urban areas in southern Iraq. "
2. A good analogy my friend Alister heard on the radio:
Some friends of yours are planning to rob a bank, you are opposed to armed robbery, you try to discourage them... so when they say "Hey, the heist has already started, we're holding 50 hostages right now, plus we shot one of them... you have to support us now until this thing is over"
Can I continue with my analogy? If you had a son in a gang that was robbing a bank, and was about to rob the bank next door, would you be incensed at suggestions that the bank take counter-measures?
3.Someone said.... 'Support the Troops -- As the Germans supported Hitler. It's that simple.'
War, Hitler And Cheney by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.:
" The pivotal feature of that warfare, into which an already bankrupt U.S. has just been plunged, is the de facto usurpation of the function of a still-sitting President by Halliburton's Vice-President Cheney, and by a gang of his organized-crime-linked lackeys polluting not only the Departments of Defense and State, but also polluting, and virtually castrating elected and other leaders of the nominal opposition, the Democratic Party. "