Post by David Moss Post by Seon Ferguson
When is Obama going to pull the troops out of Iraq? There is nothing
stopping him from doing it tomorrow.
I suppose there isn't if you want to see scenes reminiscent of the end of
the Vietnam war. Hopefully there will be properly phased troop withdrawal
in accordance with the promises he made before he was elected.
Who gives a shit, whether or not troops will be removed today or tommorow.
There is a much more important issue going on right now.
I am interested in the democratic election results and I pose a very
interesting question, will the U.S recognise and accept whoever has won the
Being a lover of democracy and freedom, I hope they don't pull the bullshit
they pulled in Palestine, letting the people vote, THEN having the fucking
audacity to tell them they voted for the wrong party and installing their
bloke in a coup instead.
With the popularity of the Anti-U.S occupation Cleric Al Sadr, it will be
interesting to see whether or not the U.S will abandon democracy like they
have so many other times before, leading to another shitstorm of hate and
resentment, or actually accept the will of the people.
Democracy in my view... EVEN if it has extremist parties to start off with,
always leads to stable moderate governments gaining power in the long run.
Why? Because people will not vote for extremists over and over again if
there is no benefits to their daily lives.
The Palestinians for example had a choice... vote for Fatah, a party that
has failed to help them in their daily lives for 30 YEARS, failed to
increase their standard of living for 30 YEARS and failed to stop Israel
taking all their land in the West Bank or Hamas who offered an alternative
to fight for improved living standards and to get a fully independent state.
Why crush their vote? Why ignore their people? Why tell the Palestinians
their vote doesn't mean shit? If Palestine held elections every 3 years and
the results were ACCEPTED by the international community, the government
would be on notice.... improve our lives or you are out on your arses. Hamas
might have become moderated and actually fucking cared about seeking peace,
seeking prosperity and seeking happiness for the Palestinian people if they
know they are accountable to the people.
But once again... when democracy seemed to be florishing, the Yanks fucking
crushed it. Crushed the say of the people. Crushed their views. Crushed
their freedom. Every fucking time. 75% of the population of the Gaza and
West Bank turned up to vote on election day for what? Was this not their
will to be heard? Did they turn up to vote to be ignored by some
anti-democratic fuckwits in Washington?