Tuesday, July 20, 2004

Honor killings rise in Iraq - Apparently, the US had made a big deal of womens' rights in Iraq...which is idiotic, because women had more rights in Iraq than in any other Muslim country, save perhaps Turkey and Lebanon even 5-10 years ago, under Big Bad Saddam. Now, of course, religious fundamentalism is on the rise...whee!#@

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Blogger not your accident said...

Hey maybe you should look at the greater meaning of all this yeah Iraq might have more rights for women but every change is a good thing. You ask why we don't try to change Turkey? It is because they aren't trying to blow us to shit every day.

11:05 PM

 
Blogger Light said...

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11:35 PM

 
Blogger Light said...

- Greater meaning? What greater meaning? Surely, there are greater meanings to most events - the greater meaning to this article in particular falls neatly within the greater meaning of "How the US mishandled an unnecessary war, and in the process failed to contain terrorism in Afghanistan while making Iraq a hotbed of terrorism for years to come." - If you're referring to another greater meaning, please elaborate. Your mishmash of thoughts have obfuscated it.

- Every change is a good thing....now, that's pretty DEEP. I still think that the change in Manhattan's skyline via two airliners was a bad thing, and the change in the Jewish population of the world via the Holocaust was a bad thing, etc etc......but hey, if that's cool with you..@$%$#

- I don't know why we should change Turkey - It's doing fine. On the other hand, a place like Saudi Arabia, which actively promotes fundamentalist Muslim teachings shared by folks like the Taliban, Osama, and various fanatical factions, which funded terrorist groups, which produced 15 of the 19 9/11 hijackers, and which continues to be ambiguously positioned in the war on terror, should perhaps be changed.

- Iraq is trying to blow us to s***? This, despite the fact that Commission after Commission, expert after expert, has repeatedly said there was no link between Saddam and 9/11? Do you read or somehow absorb the news? Unless, of course, you're talking about the Iraq of today, where they are indeed trying to blow us to s***. Of course, this is the environment that the US created by destabilizing the Saddam Hussein (bad) Iraq. And, all of a sudden, the blowing starts. Coincidence? I think not!@*^$

11:36 PM

 

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