Thursday, March 20, 2014

When War Came To The US

Eduardo Galeano, 'Children of the Days'

On 20th March in the year 2003, Iraq's air force bombed the United States.

On the heels of the bombs, Iraqi troops invaded US soil.

There was collateral damage. Many civilians, most of them women and children, were killed or maimed. No one knows how many, because tradition dictates tabulating the losses suffered by invading troops and prohibits counting victims among the invaded population.

The war was inevitable. The security of Iraq and of all humanity was threatenend by the weapons of mass destruction stockpiled in United States arsenals.

There was no basis, however, to the insidious rumours suggesting that Iraq intended to keep all the oil in Alaska.

'You just don't, in the 21st century, behave in 19th century fashion by invading another country on completely trumped-up pretexts.'
US Secretary of State John Kerry, quoted recently by numerous outlets.


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