Iraqis cannot forget what Americans have done here’

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  1. katsung47

    katsung47 Well-Known Member

    Iraqis cannot forget what Americans have done here’

    By Global Research News

    Global Research, December 01, 2012

    I sat in on a lecture, given in English, to maybe fifty or more young men and women at a college in Ramadi.

    Then a young man in the front row only a couple of feet from me said in a quiet voice “We have nothing to say. The last years have been only sad ones.” Again there was silence.

    Sami, my host from Najaf and part of the Muslim Peacemaker Team, stood and shared. He told the story of how, after the U.S. bombing assaults on Fallujah, he and others came from the Shia cities of Najaf and Karbala, to carry out a symbolic act of cleaning up rubble and trash in the streets of Fallujah. This gesture, he said, melted hearts and healed some of the brokenness between Sunni and Shia. He

    spoke of the delegation of peacemakers from the United States who were just in Najaf for twelve days, of the work to build bridges and seek reconciliation.

    An impassioned young woman from the middle of the lecture hall spoke up. It was obviously not easy for her. “It is not,” she said, “about lack of water and electricity [something I had mentioned]. You have destroyed everything. You have destroyed our country. You have destroyed what is inside of us! You have destroyed our ancient civilization. You have taken our smiles from us. You have taken our dreams!”

    Someone asked, “Why did you this? What did we do to you that you would do this to us?”

    “Iraqis cannot forget what Americans have done here,” said another. “They destroyed the childhood. You don’t destroy everything and then say ‘We’re sorry.’ “You don’t commit crimes and then say ‘Sorry.’”

    “To bomb us and then send teams to do investigations on the effects of the bombs…No, it will not be forgotten. It is not written on our hearts, it is carved in our hearts.”

    Petagon got fat budget. Americans harvest hatred.
  2. Takiji

    Takiji Well-Known Member

    Aren't these the hearts and minds that we were supposed to be winning with our glorious war of liberation and subsequent nation building?
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  3. David

    David Proud Enemy of Hillary

    I thought electing BO was supposed to make the world love us?
  4. PTD

    PTD Administrator Moderator

    The Europeans love him.
  5. CoinOKC

    CoinOKC Donald Trump For President In 2020

    The European SOCIALISTS love him.
  6. clembo

    clembo Well-Known Member

    WOW! A thread where Katsung47 makes the most sense.

    Of course they don't love us. Doubt they ever have and doubt they ever will.
  7. Recusant

    Recusant Member

    If there's one thing I've learned here it's that all Europeans are SOCIALISTS, or FASCISTS, which is the same thing. :D
  8. CoinOKC

    CoinOKC Donald Trump For President In 2020

    Really? Wow. I didn't know that. Thanks for enlightening me. All this time I considered Socialists more in line with their Communist cousins.
  9. clembo

    clembo Well-Known Member

    Katsung47 may still be winning at this point.
  10. Recusant

    Recusant Member

    It was only a few months ago that you were vehemently arguing that Hitler (generally identified by reputable historians as a fascist) was a leftist/socialist. Have you changed your mind?
  11. Recusant

    Recusant Member

    As long as he has an umbrella and a foil hat, Katsung47 wins every thread he posts in, but we shouldn't let that discourage us.
  12. CoinOKC

    CoinOKC Donald Trump For President In 2020

    Hitler would fit in nicely with the modern Democratic Party in the U.S.. He liked to control everything. I wouldn't have said this of the Democratic Party of... say... the 1930's or 1940's. It was a different animal then. They've moved in the direction of "my way or the highway" and of ramming legislation down the citizenry's throat. They've become too dictatorial with their "more government" dogma. More government = more governmental control. Not a good thing.
  13. clembo

    clembo Well-Known Member

    Seems like Katsung47 is still winning.
    This thread turned "stupid" in the third post.
  14. katsung47

    katsung47 Well-Known Member

    Saddam has not killed that many people in years as the "democratic" Iraq has!

    8 killed, 24 injured in another day of carnage in Baghdad

    Iraqis inspect the damage from mortar rounds that struck the Chikok neighborhood of Baghdad on October 23, 2012.

    Official figures show that September was the bloodiest month in Iraq in almost two years, with attacks killing 365 people, the highest monthly death toll since August 2010.

    Violence has increased in Iraq since December 2011, when an arrest warrant was issued for fugitive Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi, who has been charged with running a death squad targeting Iraqi officials and Shia Muslims.

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