Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Bushler, Boucher & Baghdad Blasts

Baghdad on April 18 2007, after 4 car bombs killed at least 157 innocent civilians

As news comes in that the unfathomable violence in Iraq has reached a new low today -- over 233 innocent civilians have been killed when several car bombs went off in a market in Baghdad and in other violence in public places in Iraq -- the biggest question remains: what is the United States doing over there?

The US government openly takes it for granted that most of the world should recognize their claim to authority in that region, as if it is natural and logical for people to assume that one nation has a legitimate claim over another one -- especially when they aren't even in the same continent.

This assumption by the US government is very strange indeed and the Americans have taken it to the next level by repeatedly questioning the authority and legitimacy of the actual people of this region. Aside from imposing manufactured governments in countries such as Iraq, Egypt, Jordan, Afghanistan and elsewhere, the US (and its 'coalition') is actually questioning the role of neighboring governments -- most notably, Iran.

Considering that parts of Iraq along Iran have been porous borders for centuries, and the same can be said for Afghanistan, and of course Pakistan which shares the state of Balochistan with Iran, why is it strange that Iran would be somehow involved with the politics and people of these neighbors? US Assistant Secretary of State Boucher has today announced his concerns that Iran might be involved in Afghanistan in an "unhealthy" way, as if the US's involvement in Afghanistan has been therapeutic for Afghanis.

This rhetoric used by the US government, especially under the Bushler administration, has proven just as provocative as the actual bombs the US has used in this Wart on Terror. And the implications, sadly, are nothing short of negative and conducive to more violence.

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