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Matilda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-12-04 02:16 AM
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23. Exactly - no-one in their right mind can condone terrorism,
but it would be good if our leaders could try to understand why it
happens. They just don't can't come to grips with the idea that
millions of people in the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America
might be tired of the West carving up their countries to suit their
own agenda. When Osama sent a clear message after 9/11 that Muslims
want the US/UK out of their countries, no-one expected them to pack
up overnight and ship out, but to answer that by invading another
Muslim country without provocation was sending the worst possible
message, as many of us knew. And now there's Haiti, and Venezuela,
and maybe Cuba, and Brazil, and Iran and Syria, and so it goes on.

This has been happening for hundreds of years all over the world,
and surprise, some people have had enough. They want to decide for
themselves what kind of government they will have, and how they will
harvest their resources for their own benefit, and not for multi-
national corporations. It's not so hard to understand, but it
involves putting aside corporate greed, and it won't happen unless
we ordinary people in the West send clear messages to our governments
that we want to see a change of attitude, for all our sakes. It
might not be easy to stop the extremist fundamentalists, but it
is possible to stop millions of ordinary Muslims giving their support
to Osama, but bombing the hell out of one Arab country after another
isn't the way to do it.

That's one reason why I'd like to see someone like Dennis Kucinich
stick around and keep pushing his message, because I really believe
he has the right ideas. It can only be done with the olive branch
and good intentions, not with the bomb.

Rant over.
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