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Immoral and Illegal

It would never dawn on the Americans that they have no right whatsoever to be in either Afghanistan or Iraq and, indeed they are now beginning to have the audacity to think that they can go into neighbouring countries to pursue, as they see it, “terrorists. It is not enough for them that clashes between the Pakistani army and the Taleban have led to thousands and thousands of refugees on the Pakistani side of the border, they have also decided that the Pakistanis are not doing a good enough job and that they will have to help them. It is no secret that American troops are operating, against the wishes of the Pakistani government, on Pakistani territory and today for good measure a squad of “Rambos” decided to operate a little raid on Syria, attacking an area near the town of Abu Karmal some 8 kilometres from the Iraqi border.(1)
The Syrians are understandably furious and it would appear that eight civilians have been killed in the attacks, including a man and his four sons. The pretext, like the pretext for the raids into Afghanistan, is that they are looking for terrorists. However, the evidence would seem to suggest that every time these elite soldiers go looking for terrorists, innocent civilians get killed and very few “terrorists” get captured or killed. Surely it is time for more people to ask the question; who the fuck do these arrogant bastards think they are? Occupying sovereign countries and using them to attack other sovereign countries and killing thousands and thousands of innocents in the process, is not just illegal, it is immoral and it the actions of “Uncle Sam” would meet any definition of terrorism available. Yet, the evidence would seem to suggest that a different law and a different set of morals applies to the United States or can you imagine the Chinese bombing Afghanistan and Pakistan in pursuit of “terrorists” from XinJiang? At least, China would be operating from its own territory, into countries with which it shares a border. Innocents are being massacred and it is important that we stop listening to the poppycock that we hear from Washington. In the global village it is time for the village idiot to realise that he is not above the law.
1 http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/28/world/middleeast/28syria.html?_r=1&hp&oref=slogin
The picture shows Syrian villagers carrying the coffins of those who died in the attacks

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There are a lot of poor bastards out there being used and abused; it is just not cricket "old bean". Something tells me that ignorance is not bliss, but is, in fact, simply ignorance and in the global village we cannot look the other way.

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