Monday, June 28, 2004

Democracy Gimmick

Today, the 28th of June 2004, the Americans have handed over power to the Iraqi people. They will call it democracy. What kind of freedom is that when their government will not be able to have full control of their own country? It is a complete joke especially when their main income will be managed by the US. Let us remember that this government has been chosen by the invaders. They have promised election by next year (They promised the same in Afghanistan) The US and UK claim to be the most democratic countries in the world. To be honest, I do not think there is democracy on earth (partial maybe). Over 2 million people in England marched to protest against the war in Iraq. On top of that, quite a few MPs of the leading party stepped up against this decision. Yet Tony Blair decided to go to war putting his faith on a dodgy dossier - We have to go to war because Saddam has weapons of mass destruction. Even if he had, war was not the solution. In the US some people's phone line are being tapped just because of their name and colour. Give me a break.

6 comments:

Lulu said...

its always interesting to see how others view this situation. Its sad to see americans like me who have heard about it every day for the last few years and really have no view on it one way or another. This must be an accepted reality of american life?

Faisal ... said...

Thanks for your post on my blog Lulu. I do not have anything against Americans (coz I have quite a few friends from overthere myself). It's only certain policies (and maybe certain person). Really what I meant to say was no one is perfect. I did not mean to offend you (or anyone else). If I did sorry for that.

Tom said...

Easy there, Faisal.

We've been Iraq one year. As I recall it wasn't until 1951-53 before elections were held in Japan or Germany after WWII. Germany at least had a - sort of - democracy in her past, and in neither case was there an insurgency to deal with. And it still took several years. But everyone seems to expect lightning speed in Iraq. Why?

Lulu said...

Fasail,

WOW, you didn't really read my comment.... I never said anywhere you had anything agasint "americans"

You did not offend me. my main comment was this "Its sad to see americans like me who have heard about it every day for the last few years and really have no view on it one way or another. This must be an accepted reality of american life?" Nothing to do about you offending americans.....

I am sorry you felt you had to put your comment, about DEMOCRACY GIMMICK, on my blog also.... ;) It wasn't my intentions for you to feel attacked. I completely understand your point of veiw and agree with it.

Fej said...

Fasail,

Thanks for your comments. I will say this; the armed insurgents in Iraq bear a striking similarity to the rebellious militias seen in our own country only a couple hundred years ago (The British were extremely distressed about our lack of adherence to "traditional warfare"). Granted, a lot has changed since then, but to bear arms and form militias to protect ourselves not only from other governments but also our own is a constitutional right that I think many forget about.

It just seems a little ironic to not to extend this fundamental right to a new democracy that we are tying to help establish.


Fej

Faisal ... said...

Thanks a lot for the post to you guys.
If you do get a chance please read my first article

Lulu, I agree with you and I did read your comment. It might seem strange to you but I looked at it in a different perspective. I thought you meant that you had no sayings by reading views like mine.

Faisal ...