Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Why Iraq?

Granted we went there for “noble” reasons, but why are we still there? The “War on Terror” is not there it is everywhere, in France, in England, Germany, Asia, Australia and the USA. So why are we in Iraq? Our young men die; innocent citizens of Iraq, men, women and children die daily, why? We bring death to them by our being their, we bring death to our own young men by being there, Saddam and his minions are gone, the country could be ours if we chose it to be so, why are we still there?

Question after question must be answered and many have asked but no answers are forth coming. Do we need to be there? Are the Terrorist actually there? Is oil the real reason we are there? Why are we there?

My son is there and he says that all of the Iraqi’s he has met want us there and he is happy to help them, so why does the world say they do not want us there? Can they read the minds of the Iraqi, or are they simply bowing to the will of the true terrorist that are not even in Iraq? Bin Laden is not there, Mohammed Atta was not there, nor was the USA homegrown terrorist bombers of the OKC building.

Whether the Iraqi’s want us there or not, we should not be there any longer we need to be where the Jihadist are and we need to stamp them out.

BAGHDAD — The renegade cleric Muqtada al-Sadr urged the Iraqi army and police to stop cooperating with the United States and told his guerrilla fighters to concentrate on pushing American forces out of the country, according to a statement issued Sunday.

The statement, stamped with al-Sadr's official seal, was distributed in the Shiite holy city of Najaf on Sunday — a day before a large demonstration there, called for by al-Sadr, to mark the fourth anniversary of the fall of Baghdad.

"You, the Iraqi army and police forces, don't walk alongside the occupiers, because they are your archenemy," the statement said. Its authenticity could not be verified.

In the statement, al-Sadr — who commands an enormous following among Iraq's majority Shiites and has close allies in the Shiite-dominated government — also encouraged his followers to attack only American forces, not fellow Iraqis.

"God has ordered you to be patient in front of your enemy, and unify your efforts against them — not against the sons of Iraq," the statement said, in an apparent reference to clashes between al-Sadr's Mahdi Army fighters and Iraqi troops in Diwaniyah, south of Baghdad. "You have to protect and build Iraq."

The good people of Iraq realize that we are their to get oil, but also to help them rebuild their country after the tyrant they suffered through for so many years. While I personally advocate that we leave them to their own accords, I do realize we owe them the protection from the radical extremist that we brought to their lands and who kills wantonly without fear of reprisals from the Iraqi territorial regimes.

Iraq, has played and important part in world affairs all through history and will continue to do so in my opinion. They are blessed or perhaps cursed with abundant oil reserves and a rich cultural history. For many years they were our allies and I think they still want this to be so. However they also want their well deserved freedom as any country would. Free to decide their own fate, their own success their destiny.

Were we right in invading Iraq and toppling the very government we helped to set up 30 years and if we were right are we still right to be there waging a war that no longer has anything to do with the reason we first went there. We battle the world’s opinions and we battle the world’s terrorist and Iraq suffers the consequences of these battles.

In the middle ages our brethren the Knight’s Templar did battle with the Muslims of the Holy Lands, but only with those who chose to do battle with them. The Templar’s and the Muslims often were together in study of cultures and for both religious and intellectual knowledge, it was not until the Templar’s power and greed grew and they forgot who and what they were that the wholesale slaughter of both Christians and Muslims began in earnest and led to the eventual downfall of the Knight’s Templar and the Christian world in the Holy Lands.

The Templar’s forgot their place and now the United States has seemingly forgotten her place. It is not and has never been our place to invade a sovereign nation without warrant or needs, we the people of the United States are guilty of this and yet there was and still is a need for us to be there. Terrorist threaten the world and they must be defeated either through a peaceful process or through annihilation, the same as they would do to us.

While I stress that any and all avenues be tried to obtain a peaceful solution, I also realize that this is most likely impossible, the Terrorist have declared a Jihad on the world and there is only one outcome of war, one party must loose and it must be the Muslims of the Jihad. Muslims and Christians have lived together in relative peace throughout history and it can be so again but not while the Jihadist exist.

So why Iraq, it is simple, history repeats itself and Babylon has always been a major player in the middle eastern world and will remain so until the end of the world.

I am told that my article is conflicting in nature, I say one thing about being in Iraq and why we should and then I say we should not be in Iraq, confusing? Yes it is but intentionally so, Iraq and the very War on terror is confusing and conflicting in nature. We should stand for right and christianity and defeat the terrorist and yet at the same time Christ says to turn the other cheek and make peace, not war and so on and so forth and yet the Religion of Islam will not let this happen, so why should we?

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