War in Iraq?

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by matty, Mar 11, 2002.

  1. matty

    matty TRIBE Member

    This article in The Observer is makes it seem like an invasion of Iraq is definitely next on Bush's anti-terrorist agenda. Wouldn't the massing of a quarter million western troops in the middle east be case for renewed terrorist action against the US? Plus you have the rest of the middle east to think about. Other arab nations which are generally sympathetic to the Palestinians might see the US funding of Israel and a ground war in Iraq as a pattern of US hostility towards arab states.

    http://www.observer.co.uk/waronterrorism/story/0,1373,665114,00.html

     
  2. bucky

    bucky TRIBE Member

    you canadians are wacky....
     
  3. LoopeD

    LoopeD Well-Known Member

    Iraq is run by a madman who needs to be shot and killed before more Iraqui citizens die. The sanctions imposed were to stop Hussein from building weapons of mass destruction; as his people are starving he continues to build expensive edifices to his own greatness. He cares nothing for his people, only revenge against those who have "wronged" him. The current sanctions are up in May, at which time the U.N. is thinking of modifying them so that its Saddam's regime that suffers, not the average Iraqui citizen. The sooner he can be ousted, the better it will be, for the world and for Iraq.






    :)d
     
  4. Rosey

    Rosey TRIBE Member

    because we know that there are news sources other then CNN?

    i suspect that bush my find that iraq does not role over and die as easily as the taliban. not that i think he will care so long as his oil and military equipment buddies are happy with their bank statements.

    seriously, how could invading iraq make terrorist attacks less likely? it will inevitably create a new generation of iraqi children who hate the american bastards who killed their parents, families, and friends, bombed their schools and hospitals, then told them it was for their own good and decided that a food handout would make up for it.
     
  5. Rosey

    Rosey TRIBE Member

    that, i agree with completely.
     
  6. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

    Vice president cheney said in a press conference today that they reserve the right to use tactical nuclear weapons in the fight against terrorism.

    I think now that the world nuclear/political climate has shifted from deterrance (mutual assured destruction), to threatening impererialist posturing and 'preventative strikes' to eleiminate potential terrorist threats.

    Nationalism/patriotism = imperialism.

    Scary as fuck.
     
  7. LoopeD

    LoopeD Well-Known Member

    Glory Hallelujah!! Its a first! ;)







    :)d
     
  8. twist

    twist TRIBE Member

    fuck iraq. We have no right to inspect that country like we had no right to inspect cuba. OK we'll just take your word that you don't want us all dead.
     
  9. Rosey

    Rosey TRIBE Member

    tactical nuclear weapons is a scarey term because it is only loosely defined. it could mean anything from 'nuclear landmines' and small explosive with a yield of less than .01 KT to bombs significantly larger than those dropped on hiroshima and nagasaki.
     
  10. Karim

    Karim TRIBE Member

    There could be a secret agenda with those sanctions.

    Remember the food for oil campaign? now thats sneaky on the american part!!

    But yeah, the government there needs to be changed. If the USA fights a full scale war, Saddam will not hesitate using chemical weapons.

    But nukeing them is not the answer, because it sets bad examples to other nations such as north korea.

    Thank God we're neutral!! But it will eventually catch up to us.

    :( <------- War sucks
    Karim
     
  11. twist

    twist TRIBE Member

    ps. if we go to war with iraq they won't last a month. The Taliban didn't exactly roll over but you can sure as fuck bet iraq will. They have even less than they did in the gulf war and Saddam pissed off a lot of sheiks when he started setting their oil fields on fire. End of the day... as long as they can still sell us oil they won't give a flying fuck who runs their country.

    it's all about the benjamins people... remember that... even war.
     
  12. Subsonic Chronic

    Subsonic Chronic TRIBE Member

    In regards to the recently released Pentagon document that details Nuclear plans on China, Russia, Syria, Iraq, Iran, North Korea and Yemen:

    Zing!

    Bah... gotta leave already , these early days fly by.

    Pete
     

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