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Title: From the East African Standard on IraqBig Issue &#
Post by: ptaured7 on August 01, 2004, 12:12:33 PM
Thought this letter to the editor printed in the E.A.S would be of interest. The E.A.S. is known as a fairly staid and respected publication by local standards with a pragamatist bent.  This is probably the vast majority prevailing view in the land. but carrot and stick food aid, particularly now, stifles dissent at gų?ernment levels.  One hopes they are not getting too excited about a possible change in executives next year.  

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 Sunday, August 1, 2004
We are now paying the price of supporting Americas
How things change! The other day we were shouting about the situation in Iraq at the top of our voices; today we are pleading with the captors in low tones not to harm their prey.

Whether it is politics, democracy, diplomacy or philosophy, it?s hard to tell. We must clear out of Iraq the soonest possible and apologise for our presence there.

The Iraqi militia wouldn?t want to know whether we have troops in there or not, they happen to understand that all foreigners are there courtesy of the greatest terrorist in the world, the United States of America. Since they don?t want their religion and land to be "defiled," we can?t expect them to be friendly to those they perceive as enemies.

We didn?t support the war, but we have jeopardised the security of our people.

The lack of state in Iraq has resulted in the "storming stage" characterised by conflicts, with resistance to control, battles between groups, rebellions against leaders, conflict over intimacy and different opinions.

In such a freedom, anything can arise.

Lenin could not have been wrong to say, "So long as the state exists, there is no freedom. When there is freedom, there will be no state."

America?s hand can be clearly seen behind the lawlessness in the Middle East and the rest of the Third World.

Therefore, Osama, who is an American terrorism product, can be seen as a minute creature in the sea of whales that fight for a cause. He is simply a live scapegoat like that presented to Azazel in the Bible that carried with it all Israelites? sins, rebellions and evils to an uninhabited land.

My point? The US must pull out of all foreign territories, respect all nations with their religions and cultures and desist from promoting crime. At this stage, terrorism will have bent low.

Robert Nyamori,

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