Tuesday, May 11, 2004

Abuse of Iraqi Prisoners

20 million Iraqis have been abused by America, and for thirteen years. Anyone who thinks that psychological or sexual abuse of a few prisoners is worse than 500,000 children under the age of five dying from malnutrition, 200,000 civilians dying in the bombing during two criminal wars and throughout the sham peace between them, really does not understand war. How much longer are our politicians going to hide in their kindergarten and pretend America, our southern neighbour, is basically a good guy? The grim record shows otherwise, and it is time for the rest of the civilized world to start treating the United States like the outlaw state it is. A trade embargo would be a good start; that and for everyone outside the US to convert their dollar holdings into Euros. 50 % of all US dollars in circulation are held outside America. A sell-off would cause the value of the dollar to plummet. I think we would find them suddenly far more humble in the face of economic ruin. They may have an invincible war machine, but their economy is on the wane and their currency is very vulnerable. Besides, they have been practising the same tactic on the Third World for decades.