Monday, March 31, 2003

I find it hard to swallow the "western" moral high ground regarding "tactics" in this war. Now the west are "appalled" at what they are calling terrorist actions by Iraq in declaring the proposed usage of suicide matyrs against the invaders. What the hell do the US and Brits expect - that the Iraqi people would sit down and die? May I remind you of the words of Winston Churchill to his good British subjects in Britains darkest hour - World War Two.

“We shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender, and even if, which I do not for a moment believe, this Island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our Empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British fleet, would carry on the struggle, until, in God's good time, the New World, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old.”

The US and British are using highly sophisticated smart weaponry and technology to fight this war - the Iraqis have, at best, a bunch of moderately trained para-militaries armed with 30 year old AK47s and a few RPGs. An analogy might be drawn with the Zulu wars. Anyway since when did we bomb Sicily to get rid of the Mafia?

I'll tell you something for real. If someone invaded my country I pull out the 22mm and find out how to make explosives with blood and bone.

War is always ugly. Don't kid yourself that there might be any rules in war.

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