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04/07/2004 Archived Entry: "Heard on AOL"

As you may have read on my homepage, my sister-in-law recently passed away.

These tough times are made particularly difficult for those mourning deaths in their families. While I think of my own loss, I am drawn to the wrenching fear that I imagine people with family members in Iraq must be experiencing. Young men and women, people whom you know and love, in the path of bloody fury.

My restless mind drew me to the AOL boards last night. I snipped this string because it sums up my feelings about the present situation in Iraq.

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Weren’t the Shiites our allies? – Sober505

The notion that ANY of those folks could be considered 'allies’ is laughable. The entire region is deeply engrained with Bedouin tribal traditions. They're not even loyal to each other - well, not for long at any rate. An Arabic motto comes to mind: "Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer still." Iraq is worse than a "no-win situation" - it's a cleverly designed trap that was devised by an enemy who knows us well. – Heavypen

These guys? Our allies? Was that a stupid joke?? Wasn't that why Geo, Sr. stepped away from taking this barfight into Baghead in 93? So what changed? Did we take a doofus pill and decide that we could win this one for the turban? They don't give a rats beehind about our guys and freedom. They're cheering because our guys are dying. We really screwed up, man. This ain't Vietnam – Iraq ain't even on the same planet. This is something else - something really bad and getting worse fast. – Spinoff55

Hey Heavypen. Your Arabic is old. Consider: “Ha Mossad, le Modiyn ve le Tafkidim Mayuhadim” - 'By way of deception, thou shalt do war.' – Ahmed267

It looks like the Shiite hits the fan in Iraq, and the lunni Sunni's are causing a stir. Iraq, America's quicksand. – Oallkee

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I rest my case. – HP

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