In search of an excuse

@bhanusb (5709)
India
April 28, 2013 9:50am CST
Before invasion on Iraq America gave the excuse that the country possessed chemical weapons. But it was proved false. America and its allies could not discover chemical weapons in Iraq. Again America is saying they got evidence that Syria has chemical weapons. It is the same excuse to attack a country and destroy it. I guess soon America and its Western allies will attack Syria by showing same excuse.
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@gljcleeve (147)
28 Apr 13
Everybody knows that it's not really about a threat from chemical weapons but more about the threat of losing an oil supplier.
@andy77e (5165)
• United States
28 Apr 13
This was never a threat. During the Arab oil embargo in the 1970s, OPEC itself admitted the embargo was a complete failure. Oil still made it from the middle east, to all over the world. The problem is, once the ship full of oil leaves the dock... you can't control where it goes. You can only make sure the original sale isn't to a particular country, but once the oil is theirs, they can sell it to whomever they want. So they sell a ship of oil to Russia, who sells it to the US. The oil goes to the US. They have no ability to control where it goes, once the oil leaves the port. Same was true of Iraq. We were never at any loss of oil. There was no threat to our oil supply, and never was. The whole "we attack for oil" is just garbage. We never confiscated a single oil field. Never stole a single shipment of oil. Never refused to pay for a single barrel of oil. It's just garbage. We went to Iraq, because Saddam was a threat. The end. Stop with the mindless conspiracy theories.
29 Apr 13
Saddam was never a threat. The WMDs were later to be revealed to be a total fabrication. The Iraq war second time around was not sanctioned by the UN security council, ergo it was an illegal war
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@vandana7 (66851)
• India
29 Apr 13
Yes...oil was never the cause. If that were the issue, they would have captured areas of Iraq following the Kuwait war. They would then have more oil reserves in their hand which they could have held on to in form of some collateral. The story is different here. @robspeakman..I agree..actually here, it is the politicians who were desperate to project themselves as saviors and whatever in the eyes of people following their waning popularity. Afghanistan did not leave them with much goodwill. Its a strange thing, when a country is at war, the entire nation gets together irrespective of which party they belong to.
@blackrusty (3530)
• Mexico
28 Apr 13
I am all for Americans minding our own business but then you have 9/11 and the bombing in Boston all from other places so as you say if the American think it is a threat sit on our hands and let them wipe out America and well I am for staying out of wars then we as Americans won't be spending Billions of American dollars to help rebuild and I also think we should also stop loaning money to any place other then America
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@bhanusb (5709)
• India
28 Apr 13
Yes I'm with you. " Oil your own machine ".
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• Mexico
28 Apr 13
and to the point we have given to India India 94 Million in the year 2006 and yet America in in bad debt
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@bhanusb (5709)
• India
30 Apr 13
America invaded Afghanistan and now spending money to rebuild the country. What a controversy !
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
29 Apr 13
Iraq did possess chemical weapons. The USA should stay out of Syria.
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@bunnybon7 (37168)
• Holiday, Florida
29 Apr 13
yes we should its about time these other countries that dont appreciate us do their own dang fighting and financing also!
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@Hatley (164507)
• Garden Grove, California
28 Apr 13
you know bashing co untries is not really a great thing to do in mylot bu t how about all you who borrowed moneyhfrom my America aying it back right now. also yes Bush was an idiot that does not make all us Americans idiots because our president at that time was an idiot so yes e should have stayd out of war but do not point at me and my other friends as part of bush idiocy at all.Why bring up this stuff as allr co untriedshave made similar gaffees tool No damened coungry here is flawless. Why bash us now over something that was not the citizens fault but that of and idiot who ran our co untry as I and a lot of other Amnericns did not vote for him.I am so sick of America being gashed all the tim e here.If you cannot say something kind keep your likps siealed.
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
29 Apr 13
I agree with you Hatley.I am tired of all this USA bashing. I am proud that the USA allowed my daughter to enter, work legally and earn enough to pay for her education in the USA. She got her Master's there and I am so grateful to the USA that she could do this.
@bhanusb (5709)
• India
30 Apr 13
Hi Hatley, I'm not against American people. They are very friendly. My some relatives living in America. They are in good position. I'm against the foreign policy of American government. Why America pocking nose to other's affairs ! Yes America gives loan to many countries. Is it without any benefit? America is now sole super power of the world. America dictates and if disobeyed punishes the unruly disobedient. @ cynthiann : like you so many people are grateful to America. America is a country of immigrants. Many people changed their fate after going there. The so called Red Indians are the original people of present America. They are now microscopic minorities of Both North and South America continent. Evey one knows the history of their elimination from their own land.
@debrakcarey (19924)
• United States
28 Apr 13
There are those who should know saying Iraqi chemical weapons were sent to Syria to avoid them being found by American troops. http://www.examiner.com/article/and-where-did-syria-s-chemical-weapons-come-from There was proof al qaeda was using Iraq as a training ground, with Saddam's permission. Should we attack Assad's regime. NO. WHY? America won't fight to win, we will not fight at all, we will just die. I'm personally sick of our strong young men being sent to countries to enable them to have democracy, only to have another tyrant set up in power by al qaeda.
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@bunnybon7 (37168)
• Holiday, Florida
28 Apr 13
seriously? are you attacking america? after all we have been through and all we have helped inclusing your country what the hell is wrong with you? we have let so much go on without retaliation. i think you better rethink. are you a jihad!? thats all i can say. you need to be off all americans list. and btw, this is a site created in america paying you!
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
29 Apr 13
This is why I like you so much! You and I think alike. God bless America
29 Apr 13
Are we now saying that all non Americans should agree with the Americans because it is their site? I DON'T THINK THAT WILL HAPPEN
@bunnybon7 (37168)
• Holiday, Florida
29 Apr 13
you know thats not what i meant Rob/ i meant why are some taking advantage of things we offer like mylot to bash us. you know thats what i meant and i recent you SHOUTING AT ME!!
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@vandana7 (66851)
• India
29 Apr 13
There is a lot that we are led to believe. Governments monitor what should be revealed to us and what should not be. Governments also decide the extent of emphasis on such issues. Our prejudices built during some instances add to this problem. Iraqi people stood by Saddam, and Saddam was brave enough to remain within his country. Unlike Osama Bin Laden, and even General Musharraf, Saddam gets my salute. There must have been some justification to his stand otherwise people cant remain so calm and behind their leader for such a long time. I am inclined to believe the same about Assad. Uprisings if any would have happened right after Afghanistan had people been unhappy with the regime. People have been victims of propaganda. Agreed that some mishaps happen. But they cant be the overall picture.
@bhanusb (5709)
• India
18 May 13
Yes vandana I agree with you. Saddam was a hero to his people. Saddam made Iraq a modern state. The then American President could not tolerate this. America always wants obedience of weak countries. Saddam served for his countries interest and sometimes it was against US.