The Perils of Attacking Iraq

Category: Middle East, World Affairs Topics: Conflicts And War, George W. Bush, Iraq, Iraq War Views: 1803
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Polls indicate that seven out of ten Americans support an attack on Iraq. Many fear that another 9-11 type attack is likely on American soil, and want Washington to pre-empt it. Six out of ten think the Iraqi regime sponsors terrorism, and harbors Al Qaeda fighters. Most are unaware that after Iraq attacked Kuwait in August 1990, Osama bin Laden, then an unknown warrior from the jihad against the Soviets in Afghanistan, offered to create a coalition of Arab forces to push Saddam's army out of Kuwait. But Arab governments concerned about his credibility spurned the offer, and instead invited the US-led coalition of forces into the conflict, causing Osama to refocus his energies.

Americans are convinced the US has overwhelming military superiority over Iraq, and that the war would end quickly. However, it would be an error to conclude that the American people would extend unqualified support for a war against Iraq. Polls show that support for an attack drops to five out of ten people if the allies do not go along with the US. It further drops to four out of ten people if there are heavy US casualties.

While the Bush Administration has concluded that it wants to take out the Iraqi leader, some Americans are beginning to argue that it should limit its actions to the attainment of that objective. Engaging in an all-out war against Iraq from the air, land and sea would hurt the 23 million Iraqis who have not harmed America. While Washington is committed to waging a "precise war" with hi-tech weaponry, most Americans have realized that the term "precise war" is an oxymoron. There is nothing precise about carpet-bombing from high altitudes, and there is no guarantee against massive collateral damage. There is also a growing awareness that economic sanctions have gravely hurt the innocent people of Iraq, and any future US attack should focus on Saddam, not on the people of Iraq.

If Saddam is truly as dangerous as the hawks in Washington make him out to be, some are questioning why the US let him stay in power in 1991. He was certainly a much more dangerous man back then, with much of his army still intact after withdrawing from Kuwait. Going further back in time, why did the US support him during the eight-year war against Iran, knowing full well that he was going to use chemical weapons?

In his address to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Vice-President Dick Cheney stated, "the risk [sic] of inaction are far greater than the risk of action." Presumably the Pentagon has finished developing its war plans. If things go as planned, the war will end quickly, with Saddam's capture by the US Special Operations Forces. He would be brought for trial in the US, and a grateful nation will re-elect President Bush. A handpicked replacement would be injected into Baghdad, committed to making Iraq the first Arab democracy. The US would implement a Marshall Plan for Iraq, bringing prosperity to its citizens. Washington's strained relations with Arab states would be restored. The coalition against global terrorism would gain momentum. Oil prices would stabilize, and the world economy would emerge from the doldrums.

The odds are stacked against such a rosy scenario. Field Marshall Helmuth von Moltke's dictum, "no battle plan survives contact with the enemy," still applies a century later. There are a number of pessimistic scenarios that one can envisage.

The US may defeat the Iraqi military, but it may be unable to locate Saddam. It may impose a compliant regime in Iraq, but find that its authority - like Hamid Karzai's -- does not extend beyond the national capital. The Kurds may begin hankering for Kurdistan, spread out over Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran, opening up the Pandora's box. The Shias in Basra may want to break away into a separate nation, or join Iran. These are the very reasons that prevented President Bush Sr. from pushing on all the way to Baghdad in 1991.

There is also a finite probability that Saddam's Republican Guard would survive the US air campaign, and succeed in luring US forces into urban areas. Images of "Blackhawk Down" would fill TV screens, causing significant domestic discontent to develop in the US. Moreover, the entire war bill, which may be in excess of a hundred billion dollars, would be laid at the door of the US taxpayer. Such spending would exacerbate an already burgeoning US budget deficit, hurt consumer confidence, and delay economic recovery.

During a prolonged war, the global coalition against terrorism would be jeopardized. It would heighten the odds that the US would once again become the victim of "blowback." As British Field Marshal Lord Bramall warned recently, an invasion of Iraq would pour "petrol rather than water" on the flames and provide Al Qaeda with more recruits. To highlight the futility of attacking Baghdad, he quoted a predecessor who said during the 1956 Suez crisis: "Of course we can get to Cairo but what I want to know is what the bloody hell do we do when we get there?"

It is entirely possible that an attack on Iraq, in the face of complete opposition in the Arab and Muslim world, would precipitate another oil embargo. The world would plunge into recession. In an extreme scenario, sensing imminent defeat, Iraq may hit out at Tel Aviv with a concerted attack of Scud missiles laced with chemical and biological agents. This would prompt Israel to carry out a nuclear air attack against Baghdad, killing hundreds of thousands of Iraqis. Faced with mounting street violence, moderate Arab states would be compelled to attack Israel with full force, just as suicide bombers fan out in search of the Israeli Cabinet. The Middle East would be engulfed in catastrophe. The US would find itself boxed into a corner, as it vetoes resolution after resolution in the US Security Council censuring Israel. Sensing US isolation, China may find it opportune to reign a volley of M-11 SRBMs on Taiwan.

President Bush, who has been reading Elliot Cohen's provocative book, Supreme Command, would be well advised to listen to Doug Bandow of the Cato Institute. In a recent article, Bandow writes, "the world would be a better place without Saddam's dictatorship. But there are a lot of regimes that should, and eventually will, end up in history's dustbin. That's not a good reason to initiate war against a state which poses no direct, ongoing threat."

Dr Ahmad Faruqui is a fellow of the American Institute of International Studies, San Francisco.


  Category: Middle East, World Affairs
  Topics: Conflicts And War, George W. Bush, Iraq, Iraq War
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DONNA FROM USA said:
Will many who participated at the anti-war demonstrations and those who support the war effort, also give voice for many who are oppressed by dictators and for those who live in fear and poverty? Since many media are state-runned, how will it be ensured that this 'mass of voices' be heard?

Are any Muslim organization ready to go these countries to help fellow Muslims? How would this be brought about?

Because there are many complex reasons terroriosm has started, how will we as a 'mass' be able to help those who are convinced that who has not converted to a certain Islamic religion, become tolerant as it was once at the time of Prophet Muhammed (pbuh)? How will this be orchestrated, especially in countries such as Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and other hotspots? How will the Clerics, Sheiks, and Muslim Leaders that live in these countries be involved?
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AHMED FROM MOROCCO said:

May the Almighty bless David Wood as well as all Americans like you.
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DAVID WOOD FROM US said:
The article was right.We dont need to do anything to iraq,other than to lift the economic sanctions and reestablish trade relations. We are roughly 4% of the worlds population,and possess 62%of its resources.We import most of our foreign oil from our immediate neighbors in our hemisphere.If we were to get on the fast track with our hydrogen- fuel cell vehicle technology,we could negate the need for even that resource to be imported.We are the only nation I can think of that could be totally import-free.Had more of you voted for Mr. Nader,I think we would be able to keep our foriegn policy from being hijacked like this.We need for the rest of the world to know that we, the people of america wish for peace and freedom for all people
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SUBHRAJYOTI BHOWMICK FROM INDIA said:
i donot think it is right for usa to attack innocent iraquis as it will further increase the poverty in iraq.I do not think that iraq is building weapons of mass destruction.I also think that iraq should not built that sort of weapons becoz that will only bring violence and no peace.Instead of which iraq should concentrate on building btetter infrastructure for their country.If america found any good proof that their is link beetween Alquida millitant group and USA then i think that america should carry millitary attck on iraq but safety of the innocent people should be thie first priority.
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SUHAYLA SABIR FROM UNITED STATES said:
i like the article and the perspective. but what is interesting to me is the trust america puts into a man who had to steal the presidency. i can not trust anyone who can not work honestly, even as a politician. i don't understand the sudden urgency to "GET SADDAM" when we were "supposedly" looking for Osama Bin Laden, another farce. what did saddam do to receive this attention. i wish Bush would take into consideration that we need to engage in better approaches to develop better relationships among countries instead of acting like a little kid in a toy store and trying to figure out what to destroy next. i am not impressed with his leadership or all this hoopla he is creating to keep the american people in confusion for the sole purpose of distracting them from the real goings on. he doesn't care about us at all.
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AHMAD FROM PAKISTAN said:
You are doin a fine job
keep up the good work
WSALAM
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ACE62USA FROM USA said:
Your thoughts on the attacking of Iraq are very well thought out. the problem with Bush, is that he has no clue how to consider the unknow factors. And, in this possable war, there are a lot of them. The real problem here is that the USA has no creditability there anymore, and can exspect no real help from the Iraqi people. Because of the suffering they have indured. And how "daddy Bush" let down the Kurds. He basicly told them to go ahead, we will support you, and when they moved, we looked the other way, and allowed Iraq to move the military against them, and kill them. To the Iraqi people, the USA is fully of people who can not tell the truth, bullies, and oil hungry people. In some cases, they might be right, others not. But what matters is what they see, not what were want them to see.

I am not a muslim, but considered in a few times, and I can net tell the future. But, I do know Islam fairly well. Hussain is a man of politics who uses Islam to gather the masses to his side. He is a murderer, and has moved on, attacked, and killed muslim brothers. I am sure that Muhammad would not have stood for that at all, and had Islam itself take Hussain down for these crimes. And the threats against others he has made. This in no way are the ways of war that Muhammd set down, and other great Muslims followed. Islam could be a force for good, but instead, these crazy little men seem to rule the masses, and in no way act like a Muslims ruler.

Thanks just my view. May God guild us, and aid us in all this madness.
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MOHAMMAD JAWED UMER FROM PAKISTAN said:
In The Name Of Allah
The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful

Even though Saddam is not a practicing Muslim but the silence on behalf of the Muslim World is far worse. The Kufars have always come together and Muslims have never come together of late. I guess Muslims deserve this constant brutality metted out to them in every corner of the World. And until we can not come together to save this WEAK Muslim (Saddam) and our Muslim Brothers and Sisters then it is only a matter of time that our country will be next. This will go on until they are finished with every last of Muslims. Only Muslims might be left, will be people following Islam defined by the Kufars. May God forbid how bad does it have to become for us to wake-up and come together. The corrupt leaders of the Muslim World are unfortunately reflection of what is inside us. May Allah swt guide us all and give us the strength to face our enemy, who is common to all Muslims not just Iraq, ameen. It saddens me when I see Iraqi people dressed in Western clothing. Everywhere I look today we are proud of imitating Western way of dressing-up, our appearances are more and more alike them. Once our appearances are like them then our traditions, our morals, our values start to reflect theirs. I thought I would never say it out loud but I have become hopeless about Islam and Muslims ever turning back around, at least it may not happen in my lifetime, ALAS!
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WHO CARES FROM EARTH said:
everyone yells war and love..god and death..at the same level ...peace comes thru acts..
acts of giving..there is no difference in the Almights eyes between any people..and the actions..of violence..are not to the Almightys delight...the truest act of faith is the one who..stands up with open arms..as his brother and sister of different up bringing seek to bring harm
the Almighty will forever be on there side :)
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S. RASHEEDAH RABB FROM USA said:
In the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Compassionate.

I behooves me to read essays like this especially when the slant of the content is general USA media misinformation. First and foremost. Let's take the issue of Iraq and Kuwait. The information is available and not necessarily on the Web. Irag discovered that Kuwait was slant drilling in their fields. They protested and went to the United Nations to lodge a complaint. They were told that there was nothing the UN could do regarding their issue with Kuwait. Iraq then told the Ambasador to the UN and the Sectretary of State that they were going to invade Kuwait as a pretext to prevent them from stealing their oil. The USA told them to go ahead. They initiated the occupation and the USA stepped in. The father Bush received permission from Congress to attack Irag to safeguard the border (which originally belonged to Iraq thanks to Britan). The USA did a media blitz that Irag had killed babies in their incubator and this precipitated the bombing of the entire infrastucture of Iraq. This is against Internation Law.

As for the Polls in America. The reality is they are running 100 to 1 against the War. If the government and the Media would faily provide coverage on the dissenting views on the preemptive attack on Iraq the world would know that the majority of Americans do not want war with Iraq where innocent people will be killed. If the Congressional representatives truly represented their constituents accoarding to the calls, emails and letters they received, they would vote against the legislation. The author should provide information based upon the reality of the issues rather then the media hyph. I'm sure he wouldn't want to put himself in nor his job in jeparody. Isn't there a Hadith that says "If you see a wrong, you should change it with with your hands, if not your hands then your mouth if not your mouth, then your heart and the heart is the weakest of faith."

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JUAN FROM USA said:
I think that Bush is the dangerous one some one has to stop this man, all he wants is oil that's all he wants he is just going to kill innocent people children that have nothin to do with war.

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SNA said:
i'm beginning to see signs of WW3 simply because saddam will NOT go down without bombing a couple of US/ISRAEL cities with chemical/biological/ATOMIC? weapons.
bush is an idiot warmonger who takes instructions from his daddy the warchief to stir up more trouble than we are already in.
May god help us all.
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MADMAX -3 FROM MOROCCO said:
.../...In 1991, the Iraqis were seen as fascists who threaten humanity: A propaganda without precedent orchestrated by the United States ended up inculcating this idea of a war against which papa Bush represented a threat for world peace. Everyone swallowed this idea including the European population and their governments as well as the Muslim governments.

The so-called "surgical" war to which was to succeed the "new world order" and the fall of Saddam, in fact resulted in an atrocious war, in which thousands of tons of bombs as devastating as the napalm or phosphorus bombs, let alone the dropping of the famous FAE bombs (Fuel-air Explosives) which kill by asphyxiation all that lives on one square kilometer (They are not gas, but quite as nasty).

The "surgery" resulted in a complete and massive destruction of the whole of the infrastructures of Iraq, hospital, schools, roads, railways, airports, water supply and electricity, telecommunications, etc.

As for the "new world order"... no laughing, please. Saddam is always there.

To finish, I want to point out that due to the fact that you are apparently unaware that most of the sale of the Iraqi oil of the UN resolution 986 is ending up paying the war debt, much more than for the Iraqi children, surprised or choked? But naturally your ultimate selfishness prevents you from looking at anything in an equitable way. .../...
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MADMAX -2 FROM MOROCCO said:
.../...Iraq at that time already required the re-integration of Kuwait with Iraq based on geographical and ethnic considerations, and that nothing justified this separation which dates back to1922, when England decided to preserve the province of Kuwait (yes PROVINCE not "Country of Kuwait) following the defeat of the Ottoman empire and because of its richness and its access to the sea.

Thus Saddam is a nasty plant that grew on the Baathist manure set up by the Anglo-Saxon oil companies in order to keep a strong hold on Iraqi oil to the detriment of the people.

The war against Iran took place because Iraq of Saddam Hussein was supported and encouraged by the West and their muppets the Oil Sheikdom folks. Islamist Iran was at that time the malicious one for everyone, and Iraq was used as the armed hands.

The Kurds were gassed at the end of this war thanks to French and American planes and helicopters, and German gas, and thanks to the logistics and information provided by American satellites. All this was also used during the war against Iran. Nobody shouted at this time but everyone knew.

Following this war by proxy, Saddam considered it was in his right to recover Kuwait. Perhaps that was part of a deal not revealed. In any event the American government having declared that it does not interfere in the Iraq-Kuwait relations while at the same time the Iraqi troops were massed at the border, the ambush was set. The rest is known. .../...
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MIRZA NASRULLAH BAIG FROM SAUDI ARABIA said:
It is best written but will go unheard on deaf ears like American politicians. They are the 1st to bomb civilian cities like Hiroshima & Nagasaki, poison water during unjust vietnam war, their crimes in the world are beyond imaginations. They are the real threat to humanity and American public in one way or other partner in this crime.
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MADMAX -4 FROM MOROCCO said:
.../... And now you asking the world to support and rebuilt the same coalition as in 1991, so, as in 1991 driving out Saddam and restoring a new world order? Do you really think that the world today would take GWB and his war merchants seriously? Sorry but the answer is NO! DEFINITIVELY NO!

Saddam thinks of himself as Pharaoh, and trust me You that know the cowboy in the White House thinks the same of himself. But they both will end up dust just like any other mortal. The threats, much more today than in 1991 are very largely over-estimated and propagandist. Iraq is a destroyed country and its children are dying in front of our eyes. We should support and help rebuild it, not destroy its few remaining ruins.

After Saddam, the world will be a safer and better place? You will notice that this message is not based on any theory, and which could be disputed as easily as that of "the Axis of the evil": Refusal of Israel to see a significant power in Iraq, the will of the USA to colonize the planet, etc.

As others and I have mentioned before, get yourself a real president in the next elections, this one is not qualified to lead the good people in the great country of the United States. The world economy is in a obscene shape and if I have to believe the news the United States economy is no better, so only you as taxpayer will be financing Bush's war, because you can be sure that unlike the previous wars the world will not contribute one single copper coin this time.

I hope you will ruminate on this.
Peace
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MADMAX -3 FROM MOROCCO said:
.../... In 1991, the Iraqis were seen as fascists who threaten humanity: A propaganda without precedent orchestrated by the United States ended up inculcating this idea of a war against which papa Bush represented a threat for world peace. Everyone swallowed this idea including the European population and their governments as well as the Muslim governments.

The so-called "surgical" war to which was to succeed the "new world order" and the fall of Saddam, in fact resulted in an atrocious war, in which thousands of tons of bombs as devastating as the napalm or phosphorus bombs, let alone the dropping of the famous FAE bombs (Fuel-air Explosives) which kill by asphyxiation all that lives on one square kilometer (They are not gas, but quite as nasty).

The "surgery" resulted in a complete and massive destruction of the whole of the infrastructures of Iraq, hospital, schools, roads, railways, airports, water supply and electricity, telecommunications, etc.

As for the "new world order"... no laughing, please. Saddam is always there.

To finish, I want to point out that due to the fact that you are apparently unaware that most of the sale of the Iraqi oil of the UN resolution 986 is ending up paying the war debt, much more than for the Iraqi children, surprised or choked? But naturally your ultimate selfishness prevents you from looking at anything in an equitable way. .../...

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MADMAX -2 FROM MOROCCO said:
.../...Iraq at that time already required the re-integration of Kuwait with Iraq based on geographical and ethnic considerations, and that nothing justified this separation which dates back to1922, when England decided to preserve the province of Kuwait (yes PROVINCE not "Country of Kuwait) following the defeat of the Ottoman empire and because of its richness and its access to the sea.

Thus Saddam is a nasty plant that grew on the Baathist manure set up by the Anglo-Saxon oil companies in order to keep a strong hold on Iraqi oil to the detriment of the people.

The war against Iran took place because Iraq of Saddam Hussein was supported and encouraged by the West and their muppets the Oil Sheikdom folks. Islamist Iran was at that time the malicious one for everyone, and Iraq was used as the armed hands.

The Kurds were gassed at the end of this war thanks to French and American planes and helicopters, and German gas, and thanks to the logistics and information provided by American satellites. All this was also used during the war against Iran. Nobody shouted at this time but everyone knew.

Following this war by proxy, Saddam considered it was in his right to recover Kuwait. Perhaps that was part of a deal not revealed. In any event the American government having declared that it does not interfere in the Iraq-Kuwait relations while at the same time the Iraqi troops were massed at the border, the ambush was set. The rest is known. .../...


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MADMAX -1 FROM MOROCCO said:
If you think that Saddam is a bad company kind of guy, I agree with one thousand percent, and he is not the only one.

Obviously you are forgetting or you are not aware of the long history of Iraq with respect to Oil and the foreign powers. Without back tracking all the way to 1920's during the British colonization, You need to learn that the Baath party seized power in 1963, with a coup d'etat fomented by the Anglo-Saxon interest groups and financed by Kuwait (the USA and G. Britain already in control of the Kuwaiti oil and the Kuwaiti Muppets), and overthrowing the Republic that was already established 5 years earlier by patriotic men and women.

After the coup d'etat, come about 9 months of terrors during which 400.000 people were deported and 20.000 never returned.

Two other coups d'etat took place at the end of 1963 where the Baath party lost the power, then returned in 1968 with again a ferocious repression of the opposition.

Let us emphasize that the return of the Baath party was always supported by the foreign oil companies, knowing that the progressive opposition's objective was to control the use of the funds of the oil grabbed by the Anglo-Saxon interest groups, and by nationalizing the Iraqi oil, and since 1958 had modified the civil code in order to introduce reforms such as the equality men-women, and the redistribution of land to the peasants.../...
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MOHAMMED ILYAS HUSSAIN SIDDIQUI FROM CANADA said:
I have read your mail. I urge all muslims to devote and offer special prayers for innocent people of Iraq, already under sufferings at the hands of Zaalims.
InshAllah I believe when Zulm crosses its limits then it gets wiped out and I'm sure InsahAllah we will see this soon.
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KULAMULLA FROM USA said:
someday the law of the harvest will overtake the U.S.A. but for now it get's to act like the world's only superpower.
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MARYAM FRITSCH-MASON FROM USA said:
So long as racist-zionism controls the media, and they do now and have for centuries beginning with the old testament, parts of which are stolen from ancient Egyptians, there can't be true consensus on what's happening in the world. An honorable, now deceased archeologist, James Henry Breasted, an Egyptologist wrote in The Age of Conscience (1935),on the remarkable omission of prohibition of lieing in the so-called decalogue of Moses. I'm sure he encountered how ancient racist-zionists used devious untruths to permeate the consciousness of all other peoples in order to facilitate their manipulation and control. Yes, in my educated opinion, racist-zionists have been at it for too long. God, Allah, sent Jesus Christ to the self-described "chosen people" bringing love and neighborliness and we all know what happened next. These "children of the devil" as described in the Gospel will not be given another chance and they know it. That fact compels them to act in the most irresponsible fashion possible; thinking they are supernatural beings endowed with certain privileges and lands and of course their invulnerable trait of money-loving greed. All things Godly, spiritual and humane are not in their decalogue of values. Those 10 qualities listed by Moses refer ONLY to fellow racist-zionists. Their Talmud allows and encourages the destruction of all others or the enslavement of same to suit their evil purposes. Please, please, please do not be so quick to mouth the words of condemnation which originate with racist-zionists. You know the arabic definition of Taliban and Al Quaida and they are not threatening nor offensive unless you actually believe the lies you are told.

Please, please, please hold onto the Qur'an's injunction against usury. Being any part of the economy of greed only justifies and maintains the hold of evil. I know it's difficult and that I, as a 69 year old Muslimah no longer haved the responsibilities of a family but even then I resiste
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SULAYMANBUNJALLOW FROM GAMBIA said:
I am advicing the bush administration not to attack Iraq.If they do so they dont no the con sequences if they attack just because they have power with out no concrete fact against Iraq. What is happening in the middle east is it not terrorist act,the killing of innocent muslims by isreali gunmen and the bush administration is support Isreal by giving them weapons of mass des truction to kill innocent palestanians.President bush is trying to fight back Iraq to revenge for his father who is behind all these intending attacks against Iraq.Iraq is right to condition America about this weapons inspections not vise-verser.What right does america have to send weapons inspectors to Iraq just because they are the world power,for the americans no one should not do anything against and they want to make people suffer.Americans are fighting against islam and they deniey it.
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AAMIR ALI SHAH FROM PAKISTAN said:
i do not attack on iraq
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SALEEM FROM INDIA said:
Dear Editor,
The essay was timely and thought provoking.

It's a reality that Iraq is a soveriegn nation just like USA and other countries. If Bush is really committed to democracy, the Iraqies must be given the authority to decide about their leader.
As an expatriate Indian working in the middle east, I clearly know that Iraqies like Saddam more than the American's like Bush. We know how Buah had been elected in the last election.
On the contrary, if America wants a toy government against the norms of the entire Iraqi naiton, like the one they did in Afghanistan, it would only for Al Qaeda and arab militants to florish in the area.

Ultimately the arabs would be forced to unite together despite their many internal problems, and use petrol as thier nuclear weapon in the post war scenereo.

If Bush really wish to bring about world peace (and get a noble prize for the same), he has other ways to do it. Conquer the Israel and bring there a unanimous governemnt as they did in Afghanistan with proper consideration to Palestenian cause. All the Arabs would be pleased to help American interest in the middle east.

Saleem
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UM IMRAN FROM U.S.A. - U.A.E. said:
Assalamu alaykum.

I disagree with Dr. Faruqui's comments that the "war bill" will be placed at the feet of the U.S. taxpayer. In the same way that much of the war in the 1990's was paid by Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Iraq,(e.g. $13,000,000 from Kuwait to Hill and Knowlton P.R. agency in Washington D.C. area to come up with the "babies thrown from incubator" propaganda story, millions paid by Saudi Arabia for the "protection" it was granted from Iraq by the U.S., etc.) again the U.S. will certainly get it's payback from countries in the Middle East. In addition, it intends to gain payback from control of Iraqi oil sales after the conquest. As one U.S. oil futures analyst said, "..participation in the war means control of Iraqi oil...." Therefore, the U.S. taxpayer may be virtually unaffected.

Also, it is wrong to say that "Muslim" countries are united against U.S. military incursion into Iraq. Bahrain, Kuwait and Qatar have recently welcomed additional U.S. troops for "special co-training exercises." I currently live in the U.A.E. It is a fact that U.S. warships are "serviced" in the ports here. While muslims as individuals in every country may be against U.S. war against Iraq, the so-called "Muslim" governments are not united.

As one Iraqi friend recently said to me, "if the U.S. wants to come into Iraq, who's gonna stop them?"

Wasslamu alaykum. Um Imran
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K2 FROM USA said:
We Muslims are HYPOCRITES to condemn America when our house is stinking up the world with people like Saddam and King Fahd. Amazing how Muslims unite to support the most evil of people, Saddam. Never do we condemn the Saudi's, Eqyptians or Iranians. What a foolish people we have become.
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UNCLESAM FROM USA said:
WHAT A PILE OF CRAP.SADAM HAS BEEN TERRORIZING THE PEOPLE OF IRAQ FOR LONG ENOUGH. AND THE USA IS GOING TO TAKE HIM OUT.
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CHESLEY JOHNSON FROM USA said:
This is a pipe dream. Saddam is a dead man. Let the Kurds have Kurdistan. Let the Shia join Iran. It is nothing to us. We will give the Iranians a chance to build their own republic, but why should we foot the bill?

Bill Clinton is no longer president. Bush will give the military what it needs to accomplish the job. There will be no "Black Hawk Down".

If the UN doesn't back us on this, it will be the end of the UN. The internationalists are no longer in power.

If the Arabs attack Israel, Israel will win. Have you noticed how they are getting less anxious to die to maintain "peace" with the Palestinians. Soon they will wake up, and the Palestinians will die.

Oh, Ummah. Get your heads screwed on right before it is too late.
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PATRICK JOHNS FROM USA said:
That article by Dr. Faruqui is a real eye-opener, and should be read by everybody. Of course, it won't be, and the Hawks, fueled by the Fundamentalist Christians and other similar conservative groups, will probably maintain the upper hand in this most dangerous of political encounters.

Of course, the Liberals and Democrats, who make up fully 50% of the political spectrum in this country, have been effectively silenced. To object, after all, would be "unpatriotic".

Patrick Johns
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HABINB SULEIMAN FROM KENYA said:
BISSMILAHI RAHMANI RAHIM
ASSALAM ALAIKUM

Muslims all over the world,have had it and are tired with thye western malice against muslims.
we have seen situations were by the so called
muslims countries eg SAUDI ARABIA,IRAN,KUWAIT
UAE,EGYPT ETC.suporting the war against islam
in afghanistan.Thank you very much.for disowning
our brothers the Taliban AND THE AL-QAEEDA THIS
ARE TRUE BELIVERS AND INSHAALAH GOD WILL PAY THEM
GOOD GRATE PAYMENTS.
What is occuring every were in the world is
a leson to other true belivers.NB SINCE WHAT HAPENED IN AMERICA and as a muslims i dont fill
pety for them ecsept for the muslims who perished
in kenya the muslims youth we are busy preparing
for grate war that is about to commence.we were waiting for the americans to come to somalia but they didnt come inshaalah they are going to face the wrath of the true belivers from kenya
Letb them come to Iraq i know they are going to kill many of our brothers as they are used
in many diferent parts of the world.

inshaalah ALLAH WILL AS TRUE BELIVERS AND THE WORLD WILL COME UNDER ISLAMIC RULE INSHHAA
-LAH {W.G.BUSH WATCH OUT COME TO AFRICA YOU WILL NEVER GO BACK IN AMERICA YOU ARE GING TO FILL WHAT PHARAOH IS UNDER GOING AND YOURE ALSO GOING TO BE WITH HIM ,TO THE FBI AND CIA COME AND GET ME AND TAKE ME WERE MY BROTHERS ARE IN GUANTANAMO
YOU KNOW MY COUTRY COME AND GET ME (SHEIKH USSAMA IS ONLY ONE PERSON YOU KNOW BUT WEAARE MANY


WAASALAM ALAIKUM
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[email protected] FROM CA said:
i had a question is USAMA BINLADIN still alife or dead
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IRAM FROM USA said:
That is a very good article but, I don't think it will matter. I hope and pray that there will be no war. I know that sometimes prayer makes all the difference. Everyone of us needs to Pray to ALLAH that there will be peace and harmony in this world. I know that prayer works because it has worked for me in other matters. Please, everyone just pray. Thank You
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NAIM FROM CANADA said:
Remember, few months ago when China forced to land an American spy plane, The tone of Mr Bush was very humble because he knows China is a big and powerful contry too. It seems that Bush bothers only small and particularly Muslim countries. In my personal thought, American people are so friendly and caring in nature but unfortunately they get trap in media propaganda machine. If regular American people will go to Iraq and visit those houses and meet those kid affected with war, they will never allow their govt to go for any kind of war.
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MALIKA FROM USA said:
What pains me the most to night is the thought that it is most likely France, Russia and even China will go along with the usa for some personal reasons and advantages.
That there is no morality in war and/or politics is not news but foolishly I still had hoped there would be one voice left to speak for principle, for decency, for Humanity.

And besides all that, the crusades have not yet ended.xxxxxxxxxxxxx
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AKIN AKINTOLA-HARRISN FROM NIGERIA said:
I very much love the American people. Very kind,
passionate and accomodaing. If we consider islamic
fanaticsm as ben practised in several islamic world, there would be not much of respect for the
rights an cultures of other religions in their midst. However, my heat weeps for the average
Americans. Good as they are most of them have precluded themselves with real interest in who
run(s) this great country. Because an average
Amnerican cannot think by himself/herself, most
of the biased press industry, the hawks and
corporate thieves have a way to pulling wools
over Ameican faces, while behind the scene it's
"cowboy" diplomacy. Th media thinks for mot
people in this country. We should stop and ask,
wth the U.S. attacking Iraq is the begining of the
end of the world not in sight?
Pertinent qustions: what makes the United States
think that the United Nations MUST kowtow to it's
own agenda and policy? If you (United States) have the powr of a lion must you kill and destroy
like a lion? Was the United States not aware that
Sadam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction during the war with Iran? Was United States not
aware that Sadam Hussein used same chemical weapons on Iran, then? What did the United States
say to the world then? Does Israel have atomic
bomb? Is the United States aware of this? Does
Pakistan have nuclear bomb? Does India have it?
Would an attack on Iraq not send jitters to Pakistan, or India becoming jittery and using her nuclear bomb against Pakitan? What I deduce it to be is that this war will be one without end.

We heard about the death of Soviet Union, a
powerful country? But who says United States as a
power will not die? There is an adage: the death
that took away ones peer (Soviet Union) sending
a mesage to the living peer that it(death) is
around th corner. Literily, what makes a man who is 100 years old feel he will live for ever where
his friend, a 90 year old died yesterda
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ALIFAH USA FROM USA said:
US/Israeli plan is to take control of the oil-rich countries in the region. They want to pick them off one by one. They don't care about destabilization or Arab street unrest. This will just give them another guise to continue invading and spreading our "civilized" values throughout the region.

What's pathetic is that the Islamic countries with their dubiously "Muslim" leaders have for years defied the guidance provided by Prophet Muhammad by causing disunity, allowing the world class lyers to divide them and set them against each other. The greedy and vicious prey on your divisions. Unite, whether suni, shiite or what ever. We must change the state of our hearts to improve our condition.

PROTEST THE KILLING OF INNOCENT MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN. DO NOT INVADE IN OUR NAME.
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JIM.PRESTEL FROM USA said:
Why doesn't this article address the Arab Nations? Why don't they stand together like Britain and the US? I understand some of the United Arab Nations are making back room deals with the US. Why dont you mention this? I think Iraq is being divided up like a piece of pie. Everyone wants a slice including the Arab Nations. Oil is thicker than blood!!
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ISSA FROM CAMEROUN said:
assalaamou alaykoum.
bush cherche dstabiliser l'irak ,pour que israel prenne le deu aux musulmans du moyen orient, une chose est sure,l'irak vaincra ,in cha allah .bush ne prouve pas normalement quel danger
reprsente saddam-hussein .
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TAHER FROM USA said:
Shaabash bhai saahab.
Magar aisi aawazein suni nahi jaati.
Inhe sunae to kaise?
Khuda Haafiz.
Mohammad Amin Taher.
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AFMAMUQSITH FROM INDIA said:
It is true but then jis ki laathi uski bhains is the all time true rule of the world, which is never civilised but for a patch here and there.
We should first be strong and then challange the mighty.Week nations and divided communities have no weight in international community.
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TPO FROM AMERICA said:
i hate the world coz it is filled up with unjust rulers.what u see happens every day it is enginered by them i hate them the (no.s 13&33) i rely hate them.
they claim saddam is evil and they r the ones who made him evil.
but our time is coming.
peace plo.
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AKBR MOMMARD FROM AUSTRALIA said:
America should destroy Irak no matter what. Irake peoples are shit. Islam is shit and the mushlims peoples are shit, I am basing my facts on the way you guys treat womens, that is bad. I am a 24 yrs old blond ause. I got raped by musilems mens from Iran. YOu all are bastords, wile raping me you guys called me slut and forced you dick in my mouth saying it's a holy dick of your god. Dam you all. I have suffered and I hope to God you all you muslim peoples suffer. You bastords you rapist, how can you all call your selfs the sons of god. If there is a war I will be the first one to carry a wepon against Islam. You all are cowards and bastords. I hate you all I hope you all burn in hell.
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JACK E HAMMOND FROM USA said:
Folks,

In the comments posted about this article there has been much talk about the "powerlessness" of Moslems of the world. If the world's Moslems wish to change that state they will have to read the following and act on it. Until they can face this reality things as they are shall remain things as they are.

"The ultimate test of character -- for an individual, nation or for an institution
-- is the ability to deal with failure without sucumbing to emotional paralysis and withdrawal and without lashing out at scapegoating or
inventing escapists solutions." (Admiral James Stockdale quote in USNI. Stockdale was a prisoner of war in North Vietnam and was awarded the USA highest medal The Medal of Honor for withstanding torture)

Jack E. Hammond/Indiana USA
Proceedings June 1998 page 65)

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JACK E HAMMOND FROM USA said:
Folks,

There has been a lot of comments on this article that the US created and armed Saddam Hussein. Most of the comments I believe relate to the Iran/Iraq War. In that war the US governments position was basically "a curse on both houses." But the Imman-K of Iran made it clear that after Iraq was finished the Gulf States were nexts. To wit, Saudi Arabia pressured the US to help Iraq in such a way that it would not be totally defeated by Iran. The US to this end provided Iraq with electronic and optical (satellite photos) information. And it only provided enough information so neither side would win and the war would end as a draw. Any member if they wish can name a weapon (and I use to write defense articles and was a Sysop on Compuserves Military Forum) Iraq has and not one is a US made or designed weapon. NOT ONE.

Blame the US all you wish for what it has done. But let's not beat a dead horse for what the US has not done. As the Qur'ran states: "Do not veil the truth with falsehood, nor conceal the truth knowingly..." Sura 2:42


Jack E Hammond/Indiana USA
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JACK E. HAMMOND FROM USA said:
Folks,

The same warnings were given when the US went to war to push Saddam out of Iraq and no doubt would have been given if the US had taken the military action against bin Laden and al Qaeda it is today "before" 9/11/2002 08:45am. In fact the article is almost exactly like those that warned the UK and France not to take action when Germany violated its 1918 truce and reoccupied the Rhineland.

Finally, having said the above, I think President Bush and the US Congress is making a huge error in the reasons it is putting forth for military action. The reason should have been one and only one: Iraq is in violation of the 1991 Truce Agreement it signed that ended military action against its military. Not UN Resolutions, freeing the Iraqi people, etc.

Jack Hammond/Indiana USA
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H_0FTADEH FROM IRAN said:
I READ YOUR ARTICLE,AND ENJOY IT BECAUSE IT IS BASE ON LOGIC AND REASON.I HOPE ALL PEOPLE OF THE WORLD CAN LIVE TOGETHER PEACEFULLY WITH THE SENSE OF LOVEV AND RESPECT , WE MUST DO ALL OUR EFORT TO REMOVE TYRANS FROM THE SOCIETIES.
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YOUSUF FROM USA said:
I think the only solution for current situation is for the people of Iraq to decide about their destiny to bring about a democratic system acceptable to the rest of the world as a sovergn nation and do not let any one interfere in its territorial or internal affairs or suffer the consequence of what Saddam or US decides.
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UMME HABIBA FROM INDIA said:
The article was very highly absorbing. It is time the muslim world came together to defeat the evil forces masquerading as champions of world peace. The US double standards are very well known and it's time some action is taken against Israel, the monkey with a stick in hand. I pray to allah to bring peace to palestinians and Iraqis.
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'DEJI JINAD FROM NIGERIA said:
WHOSE FAULT! NOT AMERICAN BUT THE ISLAMIC WORLD. WE PUT OURSELVES IN THIS UNGLORIFIED SHAME. PERPETUAL REIGN IS WHAT SO CALLED LIBERAL ARAB STATES WANT...MILITARY PROTECTION FROM USA. WHO'S THE BEST PROTECTOR;BEST GUARD. WE HAVE LOST OUR DEEN BECAUSE OF THE WORLDLY AND INTANGIBLE MATERIALS THAT WILL NOT GRANT US AL-JANNAH. WE NEED TO DAMNED THE SO-CALLED SUPERPOWER AND COME TOGETHER WITH ONE VOICE.
USA DO NOT HAVE NO OTHER COUNTRY INTEREST @ HEART RATHER THEY WILL USE YOU AND DUMPED YOU LIKE A WASTE PAPER OR RATHER TISSUE(TOILET PAPER).
WHICH COUNTRY HAS THE HIGHEST MASS DESTRUCTION WEAPONRY! WHICH COUNTRY HAS THE HIGHEST HUMAN RIGHT VIOLATION RECORDS! WHICH COUNTRY DO NOT TREAT IT'S CITIZEN EQUALLY! SERIES OF QUESTINS NEED TO BE ASKED AND ANSWERED AND YOU WILL DEFINITELY AGREED WITH THAT MUSLIM UMMAH NEED TO RETRACE THEIR DEEN.
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LEE FROM TAIWAN said:
ppl who sit in rooms with the big red button do not even know how it feels to be burnt by a match...
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NATASHA FROM USA said:
President Bush is an IDIOT!!! we are going to come to a WW3 if he's not careful. Wish there was a way someone could kick him out of office and exile him and his stupid family from the US forever!
The US has been too free with their weapons. Paying this and that country with weapons in return for something and what do they get?! A bunch of enemies with weapons that WE gave them!!
They deserve it, and President B----- is digging an even deeper hole we might not be able to come out of later. dweebs....none are fit to run a country.
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BRIAN GARRETT FROM USA said:
This article is the best summary of the reasons to avoid war with Iraq that I have yet seen. These arguments were as true in 1991 as they are now, but Bush Sr. wasn't listening then and Bush Jr. isn't listening now. There are other effective options that I believe the U.S. is considering, and I'd like to think that some of the war talk may be to distract attention from that, but my gut tells me that President Bush means every word he says. I just can't figure out why this President Bush thinks he can succeed *without* the help of a coalition, when his father failed to remove Saddam *with* the coalition's help.

Thanks to Dr. Faruqui for a most well-written article.
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ABDIRAHMAN FROM U.A.E said:
thanks to post you same of my views about the war against iraq ,USA will not any gains on this war but will as the soviet fialed before and history tells the same , prievious empires failed like the roman empire, so america seems to be like old ones but it will pay the cost and we will see in near time ,remember this time USA will face hard war and it pay price .

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ZADHEE SALLY FROM SRI LANKAN said:
Why should USA attck Iraq,when it doesNOT pose a threat to MIGHTY USA.Iraqi people do NOT need "collateral" damage,they have suffered enough.Stop the war at ALL costs.Saddham will be removed in good time.
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HALEEMA FROM USA said:
TO me i think that but us americans need to do is get rid of Bush he is the trouble maker of all this i really think he need not to attack saddam and his people like u said in the letter if saddam was such big threat why wasnt he gone for along time Bush only want to try to do what his daddy did but i think this time Bush will fell ..
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AYESHAVALI FROM BAHAMAS said:
in my opinion u.s should not attack iraq. There will be thousands of lives at risk and more casualities in both the countries. there are other countries who possess weapons of mass destruction. People of Iraq should decide about their leader,if they want Saddam Bush cant do any thing.UN should tell Bush to stay away from this attacking plans.
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SHAKEERAH HAIKAL FROM US said:
As Salaam Alaikum:
I agree totally with the article I just read. What is interesting to me is how American citizens are so naive. This was would be a horrible mistake and American citizens should stand together and protest against it.
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SABRA FROM USA said:
Some very good points about the peril of attacking Iraq, however; don't you think if Saddam Hussein could attack us and kill thousands of innocent people, he would?? Of course he would if he could get away with it! This decision about Iraq feels like a "damned if you do and damned if you don't" situation to me. All I know is we can't trust him!!
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MD SOHEEL AHMED FROM INDIA said:
bush first know why uyou want war against saddam
saddam want's all muslim become powerless like
pakistan and afganistan he want to become most power full in the world in the afganistan he doing all type of damage publicly but not able to caputre laden or mulla omer how can public of amrican understan amrican can caputre to saddam
i think never every amrican solider not perfect
like every iraqi solider useless in iraq soil amrican never became a winer. this war against muslim and fundamental thise type of attack attack
on islam amrican first prove saddam is a criminal
after he became on iraq which type of chemical waepons he have how is a scenceties whats damage
making those type of waepon were he kept those type Q amrican have no anwser
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MALIK-UL-ISLAM FROM INDIA said:
ITS RIDICULOUS TO PLAN THE FUTURE BY HUMAN BEINGS.
MAKE YOUR PRESENT FINE.AND GOD SAYS BE IT AND IT IS DONE.YOU CANNOT KILL ANYONE WITHOUT ALMIGHTY'S CONSENT.AND NOBODY BELIEVES THIS THOUGH ALL UNDERSTAND IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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MC FROM UK said:
i think that bush is full of it and needs to shut his mouth before he gets nuked. Also if he does attack iraq this may trigger a big switch between the arab and muslim world. As u should know if a muslim from anywhere in the world calls for war against the khuffar its every muslims dduty to go and help. so if this does happen i would join up al qaeda and go against america
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ARIF FROM AUSTRIA said:
Why isn't it possible to give the kurdish people (more than 25 million) their own state and government. Why is this always 'the big problem'? Why should turkish, arabic, and iranian occupier govern us? Why is everybody talking about the injustice in palastine and not about the injustice done by these governments?
You are sitting in San Francisco and are writing about Iraq and a fascist and corrupt regime, where thousands of babies die, not because of the embargo, but because of this regime. Why don't you leave the US and start living in Iraq?
The Bush Administration is absolutely right: this dictatorship MUST END! For the sake of the WHOLE world, because they have weapons of mass destruction and they will use it.
His father made a mistake back then and they didn't finish their work. If they had, 9/11 wouldn't have happend, because this was the work of Saddam Hussein and Bin Laden was only his henchman and nothing else.

Best regards, arif
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JEIZAN FROM KENYA said:
bismilahirrahmani rahim
think that the article was very true
i just want you to send more articles mashallah
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ABDULLAHI FROM NIGERIA said:
you are not a good muslim,and you are not
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RAZWANA BIBI FROM ENGLAND said:
i think what the americans are doing is out of order. i heard the news lately and this was exactly what the broadcasters were saying. if this is true then your bulletin is right that many innocent people are going to die. i am praying for them and i hope that every other muslim brothers and muslim sisters who are also praying may allh answer our prayers. i hope there is a way out of this. many wars are waging and if you ask me then i think that this a sign of the day of judgament, the world to end and if this is so then the muslims will win(insha'allah).
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MSOMA A.H. FROM TANZANIA said:
This is what is called Sensitivity, as a Historian, all the World Wars had supplimentary results, I'm worried. Thank you and welldone.
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JAMILA FROM USA said:
im so happy, alhamdulillah to read this article. i have been pressing these views with my family, for i dont know how long. it seems no matter what i say, they think its better, becuz...."in the long run, it will save more lives then it will take". this way of thinking is absurd, and arrogant. however, many ppl feel this way unfortunatly. may Allah swt be with us all in these very trying times.
jazakallah khrian
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MAUTAZ ANSOUR FROM U.S.A said:
Assalamu Alaikum

GW brought nothing new to the American Foriegn Policy, Since the United States Gave it's promise to The Zionist in Israel in 1947, WE as Muslims And Arabs should expect nothing less than what's happening today.

We are to blame to what is about to happen to the Iraqis, We are to blame to what is happening to Muslims everywhere (By WE i mean Muslims), Allah and his Prophet laid the platform To conducting relations with non-muslims. We know what America is all About no matter anybody says. It's all about interest,if it serves me and let me get reelected then i'm game.and that's why they have a double standard in dealing with us on one hand and the jews on the other. America can't use the same standard with Israel because they will be "whipped", they can't afford doing it,because Jews won't let them...on the other hand America has nothing to fear from the Muslims and Arabs ,and it wouldn't think twice before murdering Muslims, Why? Because we let them....


Let's go back to the basics and stop fooling our selves, back to what Allah loves and his Prophet foretold...let's hold dear to that,Then and maybe then Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala will decide to answer our Prayer...

GW not only insults the intelligance of Muslims but also that of the American people when he says that America HAS and MUST do this for it's security, i mean come on who is he kidding.


GW needs to wake up and smell the mess this country is in...after he does, trust me he'll realize that Iraq and it's people are the last he should be thinking about..

Wants to bring Peace and Justice to the Iraqis..Pleeeeeeaaase, isn't that what he said about Afghanistan??!! And isn't afghanistan still a mess??????


La Hawla Wa La Quata Illa Billaah...


I'm about to throw up in this joint...


Assalamu alaikum
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MUHAMMAD X FROM USA said:
As Salaamu Alaikum, Brother & Sista,
Al Hamdu Allahu.
First, Let me reminder you of The Prophet (PBUH) words, there is no one that is supreme over the other.
Second, America use the so-called voting system to elect new members not the military. America has murder alot of their own citizens (Africans).
Third, Read sura or chapter nine of the Qur'an.
the hypocrites.
Allah will deal Saddam on the day of judgement for those of you who believe and the hypocrites too.
As Salaamu Alaikum.
Brotha X.
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MARZOUK FROM U S A said:
I REALLY DONT UNDERSTAND WHY ALMOST ALL THE ARABS
KEPT QUEIT IN THE CHAMBERS OF THE UNITED NATION WHEN IRAQ BEEN VILLIFIED FOR VIOLATION OF SECURITY COUCIL RESOLUTION WHILE THERE ARE COUNTRIES LIKE TURKEY WHICH VIOLATE ALMOST FORTY SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION,SO DO STATE OF ISRAEL WHICH HAVE BEEN VIOLATING RESOLUTION AFTER RESOLUTIO FOR MORE THAN THIRTY YEARS BUT NOTHING HAS EVER HAPPEN TO THEM.AS RECENTLY AS ABOUT FIVE MONTHS AGO,ISRAEL VIOLATED A SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION BY REFUSING TO LET INVESTIGATED INTO PALETENIAN TERRITORY TO INVESTIGATE THE ALLEGED MASACRE AND NOTHING HAPPENS.SO WHY SHOULD ARABS STATES GOT TO SIT THERE AND LET IRAQ TO BE ATTACK FOR VIOLATION THE SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION.I TAUGHT WHATS GOOD FOR GOOSE SHOULD BE GOOD FOR THE GANDERS.
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RUBINA FROM USA said:
Ok I agree with everything in this analysis, but I do believe that many of the arguments made are SIMPLY IRRELEVENT TO US FOREIGN POLICY! The US doesn't care about logical thinking- IT'S ALL ABOUT THE OIL...none of the hawks in Washington care that Iraqi lives will be lost, they don't care that Sadaam gassed his own people...In fact, the US administration turned it's proverbial cheek while Sadaam was the first man to gas his people in the late eighties because Reagan had just supported Iraq during the Iran/Iraq war and was not going to change his mind and make US policy seem indecisive.
Please, when analyzing US foreign policy, check all logic, ethics, ration, and reason at the door and look at the oil... thank you
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JANET BRADEN FROM USA said:
I wish that more Americans would have access to this article. It is excellent. Many things have been said about the reasons that the u.s. wants to fight Iraq and destroy Hussein, but those are all smokescreens and secondary reasons. The basic original reasons is - THE SIMPLE ACT OF SADDAM HUSSEIN SENDING SCUD MISSILES TO THE ISRAELIS DURING THE 'GULF WAR'. PLAIN AND SIMPLE! AND BEING THAT THE U.S. GOVERNMENT IS CONTROLLED BY JEWISH FACTIONS; THEY HAVE MADE THE DECISION TO DO THIS AND NOTHING WILL CHANGE THEIR MINDS. Unfortunately, you are mistaken about the Americans watching images of the war on t.v. It will not happen. That is another form of control. Iraq must never give the Jews a reasons to send nuclear bombs because they are schizophrenic people (with their history). The Muslim nations must support Iraq now - BECAUSE AFTER IRAQ, 'WE WILL BE COMING TO A CITY NEAR YOU'(Middle East).
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MAUTAZ ANSOUR FROM U.S.A said:
Assalamu Alaikum,
To Mr. Syed Huda...
The United States craeting Bin Laden!!!!
oooh yeah, it also created World peace, prosperity and admonished hunger from the world...ha ha
The Idea that America Created Bin Laden is as funny and as rediculous as the other things i just mentined...

Bin Laden was a Mujahid way before The CIA came on the Afghany seen.
Stop Watching CNN,And Fox..it's notr good for health, and Allah knows what will you say next..America created Islam maybe???!!!!Ha Ha Ha
Not Funny
You are right though on one thing May Allah help with What's about to come..

Assalamu Alaikum
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SYED A HAIDER-SHAH FROM USA said:
The war on Iraq or any other country will affect the whole world. Foriegn leaders that come to power at the behest of CIA/MI6/KGB need to understand that they have been used by another country for that particular country's interests. Those people were worthless before and they are worthless now, rather dangerous and have to be eliminated. In stead of causing bloodshed of their own people or our people they should leave power in their country when we tell them to. The best example were "Talebaan." We created them and used them as we pleased and now was the end of their function, so we eliminated them. They were very faithful and did not cause bloodshed and we applreciate thet too.
Saddam is no different and should leave the leadership of Iraq. We brought him to power to fight Iran and his function is over so he is useless rather harmful for us and we will get him out one way or the other. He should look towards Marcos of Phillipines, Sadaat of Egypt, Faisal of Saudie Arabia, Dzia-ul-Haque of Pakistan, Ortega of Panama, to name a few. We eliminated them when their usefulness was finished.
He must realize that he is a worthless creature and we are going to get him. He has served us well, by fighting Iran and stopping the Islamic revolution to eat up our friends. He has provided us the oppertunity to sit in Saudie Arabia and other of our Gulf slaves. And we appreciate it, But now his usefulness is finished so he must leave on his own rather than causing bloodshed of our people or his. Well his people do not matter, they are nothing but Iraqees.
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SYED HUDA FROM AUSTRALIA said:

Assalamualikum
The article seems interesting, as a strict muslim I would comment who is Saddam Hossain a puppet of U.S, why was he allowed to attack and kill the Kurds where the world was then????, why did britain and U.S. help Saddam in the War against Iran, are we going to do what the big power wants us to wether right or wrong, a wrong in the past cannot be corrected witha right in the future.

The world today is full of educated philosophers and writers and thinkers who is writing the true stories.It seems at times it is fruitless to discuss these issues.If you create a frankestine
you have to some time accept the burnt,people like Saddam, Binladen all created by super powers for their needs.

At this hour of time we should be steadfast to obeying the commandments of Allah and give Dawa to the people to unite and try to feel the purpose allah has sent us.
allah hafez
huda
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MAUTAZ ANSOUR FROM U.S.A said:
Assalamu Alaikum,

I Have One Word For You...OIL!!! That is the main reason United States Wants a regim change so badly..
Add to that a distarction from the mess that the Ecocnomy is in..Bush is following his father footsteps,nothing new here,but let's bear in mind that he is no as bright, i mean did you hear what he said last week?!!
"After all let's not forget that this is the man that wanted to kill my father!!!!" WHAT??? I can't believe he just that, he's making it personal. Well i have some news For Bush this Ain't the mafia you're running...((well then again from the looks of things and the way everything is heading, the Mafia looks like the third grade gang i started when i was little compared to what Bush and his gang is doing..))

Attacking Iraq is going to happen, the Question is What are the people in that area going to do? and from my experience..nothing
they will riot in the street for some hours then go sleep comfortably in their beds....Palestine has been under attack for 50 some years now and we still CONDEM what the Zionists and their Allied Puppets(i.e. U.S and ENGLAND)are doing to our brothers and sisters in palestine..May Allah Help us.
Now excuse me while i go throw out of Disgust...

Wa Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatu Allah
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ABU NA'IMAH SHAMSUDDEEN ABDUL-HAKIM FROM USA said:
Salamu alaikum wa rahmatullah;
Since the beginning of time, it is the pattern of the kafireen to attack Muslims in Ramadan, in olden times and today. We can expect all types of excuses but there only remains one and this is Eman wa-l kufr.
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R H REHMAN FROM UK said:
Thanks for a very ellaborate analysis of the situation. But is any one ina position to tell America's president what is right and what is wrong. I feel he is under pressure of declining economy & wants to distract public on one hand & feels that by attacking Iraq by hook or by crook with or without any support from Allies he can get a free hold of oil reserves of Iraq & thereby control the fool Arab world & support Israel. The other way is after destroying whatever is left in Iraq Americ will champion to rebuild Iraq at the expense of Iraq's oil reserves & with help of world bank pushing Iraq under debts. But obviously it would give contracts to Us based companies for rebuilding Iraq & thereby boost its economy at the expense of poor Iraqi nation.

May Allah save humanity from the evils of evils & make it a peaceful place to live. Amen!

This is my humble view. I am a common man without any expert knowledge of world politics. You donot need to agree with my views.


Regards
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ZILZAAL AZZIZI FROM WASHINGTON, DC/USA said:
Editor/IslamiCity:
After studying many responses on: 'The Perils of Attacking Iraq,' I have to pen these lines to explain Caesar Bush's position. Caveat: I do not support in any way, shape or form, the US' military posture towards Iraq, even though I concede that I would like to see Saddam Hussein removed, to allow Iraqi citizens the freedom to choose their own leaders to manage their affairs.

Many people have failed to fully comprehend the notion (articulated by US warhawks) that "9-11" marks the beginning of a New Year in the US military calendar. At first, I myself had failed to grasp what this idea really meant. This was so primarily due to fact that in other regions of the world, afflicted by turmoil, we witnessed incidents of "9-11's" over and over again, with no one marking new calendars! For example, we saw in color massacres in Sabra and Shatila, in Bosnia, in Kosovo, in Afghanistan, in Rwanda, in Kashmir, in Chechnya, in Kurdistan, etc.

Now, what is Caesar Bush's intent in pursuing a strategy of military 'preemption'? Basically, this view holds that an 'axis of evil' nation, such as Iraq, may have WMD (weapon of mass destruction) and it may elect parcel out such weapons to terrorists including alumni of al Qa'ida, who could in turn, may let loose such WMP weapons on an unsuspecting US population.

In the past, this theory of preemption has been exploited by the old apartheid South African regime in its fight against the ANC, by Israel against Lebanon and Iraq, by Turkey against the Kurds, by India against the Sikhs and Muslims in Kashmir, etc. The US government has now embraced this 'preemptive' military strategy to overcome the likes of Saddam and his alleged WMD.

Of course, this is the US thinking ... a posture I totally reject, only because most scientific authorities have concluded that Iraq does not pose a threat of 'clear and present danger' to anyone...!

This is the US position on preemption which we should unde
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ROGER PINK FROM U.K. said:
carpet bomb the oil fields
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ASLAM SYED FROM CANADA said:
This should make Bush & his war monger supporters to accept the realities & allow the world to be a peaceful arena for progress& developments & to live & let live humanity in peace !
May sanity & good sence prevail to be recorded in history !
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ALEX NODOPAKA FROM USA said:
This is the first time in political history that a leader of a nation can be prevented from becoming an international terrorist like Stalin, Hitler, etc and involving other nations into a world wide war. The situation also involves eliminating another few thousands closely and directly related to a very sick dictator who protect him and benefit from their positions of power. Basically if the Moslem nations do not see the geo-political-economic realities of the modern world they are all heading down the same path to being eliminated from the 21st century.
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MOHAMED NOWFER FROM SRI LANKA said:
In this circumtance muslims do not have any way out unless we teach a lesson like sep 11. More sep 11 may follow as western policies forcing muslim umma to choose these type of so call terrorist tacticks.
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MUKHTAR HEYMAN FROM NIGERIA said:
Why are the americans terrorising on iraq.
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LOUBNA NASSER FROM U.S. said:
EACH INDIVIDUAL INVISION REALITY FROM A DIFFERENT PRESPECTIVE. IT IS AMAZING HOW THE UNITED STATES HAS ESTABLISED A DREAM WORLD REALITY AND CONVINCED THE WORLD THAT THIS IS THE ULTIMATE REALITY. AMERICANS HAVE NO EXPERIENCE OF A REAL WAR, AND YET THEY DECIDE TO CLAIM WAR ON ANY OTHER NATION. HOW CAN SUCH A COUNTRY WITH NO EXPERINCE OF THE REAL WORLD PARTICIPATE IN POLICY MAKING?
THE MAIN EVIDENCE FOR MY CLAIM IS THAT EACH TIME THE UNITED STATES BEGINS A PROJECT, IT NEVER ACCOMPLISHES THE GOALS. THEY START WITH A PLAN AND END UP IN ANOTHER. WHERE IS OSAMA BIN LADEN? DIDN'T THE UNITED STATES START IT'S WAR ON AFGANISTAN WITH A CLAIM TO HUNT BIN LADEN?
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MOHAMMED FROM KENYA said:
not comment i only pray for muslim world. Allah will decide what world will be. May God bless all muslim and give them power to fight their enemy with islamic unity
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ALI HAYRETTIN FROM BULGARIA said:
Thanks for the dood article! I understand you(and nobody,clearly thinking) do not want Iraq to be attacked, but what is your suggestion? How do you think people(more concretly WHO)is going to control dictators like Saddam? It is clear enough he wants to build a very powerful army(against whom?)May be a lot of unguilty people will die if he succies.
Do you have any suggestions on how the world has to act in this case. Until now no such suggestions and Saddam continues to be a potentional danger. How will we keep the peace?
Yoyr idea, please!
Thank you very much.
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SHAMMY AHMED FROM UK said:
One of the reason that I feel that Bush wants war is that he wants to show world that America is the supreme power and how dare someone like Saddam specially when he is a muslim aswel defy America's command. The whole world should vow to America. I don't like Saddam but who is America to topple him. America feels threatened because it has nuclear weapon and America has also produced biological weapon- antrax. But did anyone question America why they produced antrax.. They could not find Osama bin Laden so they have to serach someone else. Which country did not America go into war with?
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E. SIQUEIRA MD, PHD FROM USA said:
Agree with your 100% Good article. In all this there is a maniac president.
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JACK E. HOLMAN FROM UNITED STATES said:
I volunteered at age 18 in the US Army Medical Corps druing WWII since I felt unable to take a human life. I served three years in Europe and saw first hand the ravages of war and the deaths of so many. I am sorrowful beyond belief that our America has been taken captive by the CEO ethos of the Republicans who think war is the only solution to perceived problems. I hope and pray that this not be seen as against Islam.. It's about oil.
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MOHAMMED ALIYU FROM NIGERIA said:
Excellent analysis. I really think the war in the middleast is all about Oil. Thanks anayway. Please include me in your mailing list for new articles.
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IBRAHEEM AZOOR FROM MALDIVES said:
Asalaam Alikum
Thank you for the kind oppertunity,i am a 19 year boy stdying for my professionl accounting exzaminations, as the world is assuming that ISLAM is religion of hatreat,But i can say to each of them ISLAM is a religion of LOVE and PEACE, there are belivers who do not follow islamic law as there will be good and evil every where, as the govt of America wants to overthrow Mr.sadam Hussain or either to Kill Inocent civiliant of Muslims, are muslim lives NOT worthy then Amercian citizens?are muslims NOT human Beings?
As i Belive all this is heppening because of Muslims, they want to protect there leader ship or there richness,Is this the way Prophet(PBUH)showed us? Why is American solders are in Muslims Holly land? to defend the holy land or the kingdom which America Govt likes?Is this the way Prophet(PBUH)showed us? i wold like to ask is only Iraq or muslim countries have dictators? Is it Islam that tells muslims to be united?or to run after the welth of this world?
sir, hope to recive a replay.
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JIM YAZZI FROM USA said:
I believe that your article is very well written. However, neither you nor any of the other commentators seem to give a better solution to the issue. As you pointed out, sanctions seem to only be killing innocent lives in Iraq. Continuing sanctions cannot be an answer. Also, we cannot remove the sanctions with Saddam still leading the country. So if war is not the answer, what is? The continued slow death of innocent people? There has to be a better answer than war, but right now I don't see it. Americans were angry that our government did not do more to stop 9/11. I believe that they now have a chance to stop something even more terrible from happening. I think it would be best if the Arab world would unite against Saddam, but I am sure that will never happen.
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AHMAD FROM U.S. said:
Salaam Alaikum.
In an earlier post a brother asked, why we keep mixing Islam and politics. Well brother, Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. was the leader of Medina, an islamic state. Are we not supposed to take him as our model? Now regarding the article, and Bush's war, what clear and compelling evidence has he produced that Iraq is about to attack the U.S. He has produced nothing. If it's about enforcing UN resolutions, then we should go after the big scofflaw, Israel. If it's because arms inspectors aren't in Iraq, we should be shooting ourselves. WE ordered them out of Iraq. Saddam didn't kick them out. My conclusion is that Bush has NOTHING to back up his wanting to attack Iraq.
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CRAIG BARTO FROM USA said:
Your article is very insightful. I don't understand why many feel that Saddam is a threat to the United States when it is both obvious and well-known that his true aim is to be the next Saladin. I truly believe that he poses no threat to America unless the US stands in the way of his objectives of regional conquest.
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CRAIG BARTO FROM USA said:
I believe that your poll misses the mark somewhat. I truly believe that President Bush is obsessed with attacking Iraq, and that two reasons drive this obsession. First, he wants to finish what his father started. Secondly, and most cynically, he wants to get the minds of the American people off the current economic problems. Throughout history, there has been no better way than war to distract the people of a country from its internal problems. His current fatuously agressive course of action probably has nothing to do with oil, regional power, or any of the ideas stated, but simply manifests his obsession with ridding the world of Saddam.
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FAHEEM FROM USA said:
After the gulf war in 1991, the u.s. placed monitors in iraq to make sure there were no building of weapons of mass destruction. If they have been monitoring all this time why now after 11 years they believe he has these weapons. what have they been doing, sitting on the back sides eating and playing dominos. And in 1998-1999, the u.s. weapons inspectors have searched iraq for these weapons and told the president and the american people that saddam has no weapons of mass destruction in site, but yet and still the u.s. believes it does today. I think that Bush is a bully, wants to conttol and take over the world. He cares nothing about humanity and world peace. If you watch his actions from the beginning of his term until now you will see that he is working for the devil, claiming to fight evil to justify his own evil actions. Peace to all mankind!
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TONY ROGERS FROM CANADA said:
IT IS TIME THE AMERICAN GOV'T STOPPED PLAYING THE WORLD'S BIGGEST BULLY. THE AMERICAN GOV'T SEEMS SO EAGER TO STRIKE AGAINST IRAQ YET EVEN WHEN IT WAS GIVEN EXTENSIVE INFORMATION ON THE EVENTS LEADING UP TO 911, IT DID NOTHING. WITH CIA,FBI, INTERPOL AND FRENCH INTELLIGENCE REPORTS ON THE MOVEMENTS AND ACTIVITIES OF CERTAIN AL QAEDA MEMBERS, IT REFUSED TO TAKE ACTION AS IT NEEDED A REASON TO GET INTO AFGANISTAN AS IT IS A ROUTE TO THE EVER ENTICING OIL RESERVES OF SOUTHEAST ASIA.ONCE AGAIN BLACK GOLD IS BLINDING AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT (THIS ONE HAS MAJOR TUNNEL VISION). IF THE US GOV'T HAS INFO THAT SADDAM IS CHEM/NUCLEAR CAPABLE THEN IT SHOULD SHARE IT WITH THE REST OF THE WORLD.WHY IS IT THAT WHEN BABY BUSH HAD THE PROOF TO LAUNCH A PRE-EMPTIVE STRIKE, HE DIDN'T AND NOW WHEN HE DOESN'T HAVE IT HE WANTS TO CHARGE INTO AN ALREADY STEAMING CAULDRON.IF HE THINKS THAT HE WILL SOLVE ALL THE WORLD'S PROBLEMS BY ELIMINATING SADDAM I THINK HE IS SADLY MISTAKEN. I THINK HE WILL BE BRINGING A WHOLE WORLD OF HURT DOWN ON NORTH AMERICA.THE PEOPLE OF IRAQ DO NOT LIVE LIKE US AND HAVE MANY DIFFERENT BELIEFS BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN THAT WE SHOULD TORTURE THESE PEOPLE ANY MORE THAN THEY ALREADY HAVE UNDER SADDAM. HERE IN UPPER N.A. WE DON'T THINK IT IS NECESSARY TO TAKE BABY BUSH OUT JUST BECAUSE HE IS A WAR MONGERING, HALF WIT OIL TYCOON WHO HAS NO IDEA WHAT GOES ON IN PARTS OF THE WORLD WHICH HAVE NOT BEEN BLESSED OR CURSED WITH ABUNDANT OIL RESERVES. BUSH SHOULD STAY OUT OF IRAQ UNLESS THERE IS ABSOLUTE EVIDENCE THAT SADDAM IS NUCLEAR CAPABLE. HE SHOULD START WORRYING ABOUT HIS EVER FAILING ECONOMY AND NOT SOME WITCH HUNT. THE US SHOULD ACT ONLY AS A MEMBER OF A UN COALITION AND CEASE TO UNDERMINE THEIR AUTHORITY. WHAT IS BABY BUSH GOING TO DO WHEN CONGRESS STOPS WRITING BLANK CHECKS?WHERE WILL HIS NEXT CONQUEST FOR OIL BE?CANADA? . BOTTOM LINE:AN UNAUTHORIZED ATTACK ON IRAQ COULD BRING MORE GRIEF THAN EVEN BABY BUSH CAN HANDLE.OBVIOUSLY AMERICANS STILL ONLY THINK OF THEMSELVES!
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ESTHER FROM USA said:
Counter Spinner I do not suport a war on Iraq, and I do not belong to any group. But you do belong to the group I listed.
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ALI FROM ENGLAND said:
They gave iraq arms , brian , ,... in order to fight iran , now they don't want him , well iran was defending not fighting , Isalm is peace until some body denys one 's right , then it is war to the last drop of blood ,
so , pls metion poor iran , the price they paid for defending their land , their righ v most
ALAH-O-AKBAR
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AMIN FROM USA said:
Bush's reasons for attacking Iraq have more to do with stupidity and blind compliance to Donald Rummsfield daddy's pal than malice or greed for oil. Sheriff shrub isn't smart enough to lie like Clinton could. I think he really believes he would be improving and protecting America, let's forget tat e probably didn't know where Iraq was til Rummy took him after giving him some Rum to a map of the middle east pointed and said "here are te Cowboys and here are the Indians and don't listen to Colin Powell, I'll tell your dad" Colin Powell is the only one in the administration that is neither evil nor stupid.
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JAY FROM AUSTRALIA said:
i agree i totally agree..its not a save world we live in!
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SHAHEEN KARAMIAN FROM AMERICA said:
salaam,
i am an american iranian an i dont support the war on iraq and i odnt think we are superior 2 other countries i donot lik sadamms ideas and what he does includin puttin a bullet in my father, but bush is no better! but i also dont lk how u guys repetivly writ ''americans think''because i am an american an im on your side also! please watch how you word thinks
thank you very much or your time
choda hafez
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MIR ZAHIR FROM US said:
The analysis seem to be very realistic and balanced. Also, Sadam Husain is a bad and vicious man and undoubtedly has been developing weapons of mass destruction. But, it is also an extreme policy on our part to cause the destruction of thousands of innocent civilians, and allow casualties of american soldiers in the name of killing or removing this one bad man. There has to be a smarter and a moderate way of dealing with the situation to secure our freedom.
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SHANTEL VAVAROUTSOS FROM USA said:
our president does not give one thin dime about the consequences of a war with iraq, nor has he the intellilect to even discuss such issues. unfortunately the qualifications to run the united states are equal to those of a telephone seleciter. my people (african americans) have been terrorised in the u.s. for centuries. ask those of us who know--"he" (u.s. white anglo saxon prodesten males) will stop at nothing to exert his supremacy on the world--nothing. we are told that all other countries are operating on sheer propaganda, and for the majority of americans propaganda means "truth". if we declare ware to remove saddam, we are in for a rude awakening. i can see it over the horizon, and it does not look "supreme".
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MUHAMMAD ABDULSALAM FROM USA said:
This is an interesting article full of thought-provoking opinions and specualtions, but why does it belong on an Islamic web-site? When will Muslims finally learn that it's time to stop mixing religion and politics?
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ORLER CENATOR FROM NIGERIA said:
The analyses in the write up is a master piece!!!
However, America does not only want to attack Iraq because they want Saddam removed, they also want to demonstrate their millitary might and possible weaponry superiority.
"War is war when the result is not predictable but it becomes a punishment when the outcome is known even before the 'purported' war"
In view of the prevailing problems caused or masterminded by America all over the Globe, I see the slogan "Long live America" getting buried quicker than imagined.

"LONG LIVE THE WORLD DEVOID OF EVIL"
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SAADIQAH FROM USA said:
AsSalaamu 'Alaikum ~ I think the US administration and the the people it represents - all Americans - need to think very long and very hard before committing to ousting Saddam's regime. A committment to destroy the current regime is simultaneously a committment to rebuild a country; the rhetoric to destroy Saddam's alleged weapons of mass destruction necessitates a plan to affect the replacement regime's perception of threat such that these weapons are not perceived to be needed. By warring with the Iraqis, we are also putting yet another society on US dole. And if we are going to war against Iraq, let it be because of real and credible threat, not because of oil lust or puppet strings played by the jewish lobby thinly veiled with principled rhetoric.
Never before has a decision for war been so deliberate and transparent...obviously the administration has some serious selling to do to the American people. If we are going to send our Marines in, or maybe I should say "when" we are going to, we should not be too confident. We may have high-speed, low-drag toys, but we don't have a great record with man-on-man follow through...at least not in recent decades. So let's not be arrogant, let's be honest about what we're doing here, and let's actually THINK about what we're doing. I know that we're a country driven by emotion, but we've got to look past the hard-sell found in the media and actually put our thinking caps on, wa salam.
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ESTHER8 FROM USA said:
I think we should focus on getting Osama bin Laden and his followers, and finishing the Taliban (after all they are working with Osama). We should also help the Afghans the best we can. It is understandable that America would start looking at other people who would might commit terrorist attacks on them.
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AHTESHAM FROM CANADA said:
Your article is well written. I hope and pray that the American Citizens realize the mistakes the Bush Administration is making.
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ABDUL FROM USA said:
I for one concur and agree with zilzaal azzizi ....
But I would also say, Allah (swt) is watching everything. No one will ever get away with anything. No one. Pharoah used to think he was the most powerful..... and the Munaafuks (Hypocrites Arab leaders), I hope they go dust off the Qur'an and read it and see what Allah has promised the hypocrites. They have sold off their souls, people, and deen to the greed and power.
As for Saddam, he is the worst of worst of the Muslims (if he is one). I hope on the Youmul' Deen (Judgement Day) he will be recompesed well for his deeds and the "goodness" he brought to his people and Muslims as a whole.
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SAFFIYA FROM AMERICA said:
As-Salaam Alaikum:I think we Americans, are cowards that only want to fight those who we can over power.If there is a war with Iraq,Its not terrorism,Its about our president Mr.George Bush,fighting his fathers battle with Saddam Hussain. I pray there is no war but if there is may ALLAH have mercy on us all INSAH ALLAH.
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SAMEEA FROM USA said:
i agree completely with the article, and i pray for there to be no war. what i dont understand is why we cant just start the treaty part n skip the bloodshed? why go through the war when it will result in a treaty, so why not just start now?
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WISH TO BE UNKNOWN FROM AMERICA said:
very good. i like the fromality and the none bias tone in the aricle. it was very informational and i doubt none to twited.
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ANNA FROM PAKISTAN said:
i dont think that is a good idea to attack iraq. because mostly all iraqi people r not harming americans.
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ERKAN BALLAZHI-AL ALBANI FROM MACEDONIA-KOSOVO said:
selamualjekum I`m a muslim Albanian from Macedknia and Student in the Internacional Law at the Skopja University.My opinion abaut the curent situatin is that when the arab nation will realize that this is one of the great singns that our prophet Resulullah warned abaut.This isnt war against terror but reall and plain war agains ISLAM.My country whent from war I was memebr of UCK(NLA-nacional liberation army)USarmy baced us only if we refuse to have in our unit Mujahedines.They tnained us and in the end bomb yugoslavia but not only to help us but to say tomorow that "Kosovo is a muslim state and we bombd a christian state " excuse to bomb other muslim states.I hope that the muslims how will read this will undertand that not Al-Qaida not Hesbullah ore hamas is terroristical organization but the people how whant them to like like that, How trained Bin Laden during the Afghani war in the 80`s,who gives arms to Syria and Lebanon than to sell them to diferent organizations Answer USA???!!! withaut a war in the Globe US economy from the milatary bucet at more than 300 Bil. $ will be bankroped.For that we must Unite under one Flag and we should like the Christians have the pope we must have an united IMAM who will guide us in HALAL and in the prosperiti we selamualejkum
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ZILZAAL AZZIZI FROM USA said:
The Editor/IslamiCity:

I disagree with the cataclysmic conclusions of Dr. Ahmad Faruqui's political analysis of "The Perils of Attacking Iraq." I think Dr Faruqui is living in a world of illusion. Wake up my brother and smell the coffee!

This is a very simple military scenario for Caesar George Bush and his cabal of warhawks. Dr. Faruqui is correct that the president has already concluded that the US will overthrow the Butcher of Baghdad and effectively institute a new puppet regime, which will genuflect to every move of their US overlords.

However, I do not believe that US polls and dissension in the US populace will have any deleterious effect on Caesar Bush's prosecution of his war plans against Saddam, as Faruqui seems to suggest.

We will not see any of the apocalytic events prophesied by Dr. Faruqui. For, the most of the Arab regimes, including Egypt and Saudi Arabia, will simpy bend and buckle (B&B) under US pressure ... and will even facilitate US military intervention, as is currently the case with Kuwait and Qatar. In fact, the Saudis will deliberately double its pumping capacity to keep oil prices stable for the US economy and its people ... watch and see! The fantasy of an oil embargo is just that--fantasy!

The war itself will be short and quick ... and Saddam's 'republican guard' will run and hide like they did in the first Gulf war .... They could then be truly renamed 'democractic guards' like the weak 'Democrats' in the US Congress. And in the end, we will indeed have an Iraqi Karzai, as Dr. Faruqui suggested. But certainly I do not forsee any doomsday consequences ... no oil embargo ... etc! But I do envision that Sharon, Bush's blood brother and mentor, will be ready to keep all of the weak Arab nations in line, including Syria and particularly Egypt.

So ... let's sit back ... relax ... and watch in color, as Emperor Bush takes the world by storm, for Iraq is just the beginning. Next is Iran. Watch and see!
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PHILLIP E RAMSEY FROM UNITED STATES said:
We Americans must remember that life belongs to God (Allah) and we have no right in having the power to destroy and using it.
If we have a problem we must take action, but the action must be in line with God (Allah)will.
"Trust in God but tie your camel"
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NAJIB ALHAJI TANKO FROM GHANA said:
Itis ashame on the part of america to wage war against iraq who as now the peaple are suffering already punihment america have given them.what will america get from the their nefariuos activity which they intend to undertake
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YOUSSEF FROM CANADA said:
I want to congregulate "our" doctor on 2 words: "moderate Arab regimes" (sic) and "suicide bombers"(sic).
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MOHAMMED IZAM BIN ROSLAN FROM SINGAPORE said:
Hi Friends & non-muslim population
Lets imagine for next 6 months if Iraq were attacked by US w/o UN to agree.
1. higher commodity price, fuel --> possible
2. Stock markets trembling at a higher Ritcher scale.
3. Saddam 's army & regime fierce battles with US.
4. Possibility of sudden fall of Saddam Hussein
5. High rate of unemployment as many global companies restructuring to save cost.
....could be more & more

Now imagine these facts after that 6 months..
1. New regime HQ base in Washington, Mr Georgie Bush
2. New regime branch in Tel Aviv, Mr Ariel Sharon.
3. Peace & prosperity in Middle East??
4. I send a congratulation letters to Bush for letting unaccountable Iraqis to suffer or die???
5. Global economy to recover & life is free like never before????

Common man, give me a break.

Wassalam
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WASIL FROM QATAR said:
A war to remove a tyrant regime would be just war.
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AHMAD FROM U.S. said:
Polls indicate that... Polls done by who? GE, Boeing, Northrup Grumman? Polls can be manipulated. Take a basic college-level course on statistics. Americans are against Bush's war. No one thinks that Iraq is going to attack the U.S. Maybe that's what CNN or NBC WANTS us to think. Contact your congressional rep and tell them you oppose unilateral military action against Iraq, then ASK the staffer how many calls are for or against Bush's war. That'll give you some idea of who's for and against the war.
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MISTY FROM CANADA said:
So darn right ... the Cowboy must not be let loose. Rein him in folks down south :)
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JOHN SHEPHARD FROM USA said:
The author is on the money!
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