My opinion on the war crisis
In my opinion the MAJOR threat to world peace is Sharon and the government of Israel which, in violation of UN resolution after resolution, continues, not only to refuse to allow self-government and stable boundaries for the living space of the Palestinians; continues to use military action aganst the population of the West Bank and the Gaza strip without a word of condemnation from the governments of UK and US and continues to promote continuing settlement of Israelis in Palestinian areas and the establishment of road blocks making normal life impossible for the Palestinian population whose forbears have occupied those areas for generations.
Iraq is a poor country which has been subject to blockade sanctions (and intermittent bombing) by the air forces of the USA and UK for over 10 years and is a threat to no one - and certainly no threat to the USA and the UK whose military forces are so overwhelming that any attempt at aggressive action would be overwhelmed within hours.
The attempt by Bush and Blair to convince us of an overt threat from Iraq is ludicrous in the extreme - and the reason for such propaganda seems impossible to explain.
However the whole concept of the supposed threat from Iraq and the threat of "terrorism" (such as the anthrax letter bombs ? The Oklahoma explosion ? Etc etc) is being used to undermine civil liberties in both UK and USA.
©Copyright Paddy Apling January 29th, 2003.
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