Tuesday, September 10, 2002

Tlhe TRUTH is soooooo...refreshing.

Finding a journalist willing to tell the TRUTH these days is not an easy chore. Consequently, when a courageous individual is willing to speak out...it is a truly remarkable feat.

Karen Armstrong is such an individual and she writes as follows:

"Muslim extremists are opposed not to American freedom but to the foreign policy of the United States, which, rightly or wrongly, they have experienced as invasive and aggressive.

They cite American support for despotic rulers, and Americans' apparent indifference to the plight of Muslims in Palestine or in Iraq, where thousands of children have died as a result of U.S.-led sanctions. A military attack on Iraq, with yet more civilian deaths, might unseat Saddam Hussein. But it would also exacerbate the fear and rage that fuel terrorism."

Ms. Armstrong understands that the war against HATRED can NOT be won by triggering more hatred.

She also understands that callous and shortsighted policies such as those implemented by the Nixon-Kissinger and Reagan-Poppy administrations are sure to BACKFIRE:

"Bitter experience shows that it was a terrible mistake to support the shahs of Iran, Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden to achieve short-term goals."

Unfortunately, members of the "Bush/Sharon Axis" presently in power, are determined to pursue the same strategies that have led to much resentment and hatred in the past that reached a crescendo on 9/11.

It was NO accident that the Mother of All Terrorist Assaults on our nation took place when individuals whose names are the most hated in the region were allowed to assume the reins of power in the U.S. and Israel.


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