A dozen Iraqis for an American
The terrorist is alive and sounding
like a real Yale graduate
October 30, 2004
today i read an article in the NY times that reported over 100,000
civilians have been killed in Iraq because of the direct actions
of the war that has been launched by America and
its Allies. i thought about QESSAS -- an eye for an eye, ....
America went to this war claiming a fight against the terrorists.
the terrorist is alive and well and sounding like a real Yale graduate
(unlike the commander in chief of the occupying force). And the
only revenge taken was from the absolutely Innocent people of
(i am truly saddened by the fact that i have to quote Osama
but...) America toppled its old poppet to replace it with a new
one. this is the danger of what we are facing: to accept the very
mediocre in the absence of the extra ordinary or what lots of us
"if someone steals, cut their hands; if someone kills; kill
them: an eye for an aye"!
by my calculations,
after September 11 2001 America had to kill 3,000 terrorists
-- or 6000, if you take into consideration the number
of pairs of eyes that perished in the hands of the killers -- to
but instead, now we have 100,000 Innocent civilians. it make
the horrible Qessas a moot concept, dosen't it?
in the absence
have to vote for Kerry (if we don't believe the Republican
Party's agenda of course) we accept Khatami as the alternative
Islamic Republic, a partial pull-out of the West Bank instead
of giving the Palestinians their true
these are strange times we
are living in. we all have real fundamental questions to answer
to choose. my only real thought is that if i have to choose
the mediocre in the absence of what i really believe, i do
it with the thought that i have to find a way to get to the real
thing. i have
to admit though, i am tired of going for the mediocre.