The opening of the article:
800 missiles to hit Iraq in first 48 hours
The US intends to shatter Iraq “physically, emotionally and psychologically” by raining down on its people as many as 800 cruise missiles in two days.
The Pentagon battle plan aims not only to crush Iraqi troops, but also wipe out power and water supplies in the capital, Baghdad.
It is based on a strategy known as “Shock and Awe”, conceived at the National Defense University in Washington, in which between 300 and 400 cruise missiles would fall on Iraq each day for two consecutive days. It would be more than twice the number of missiles launched during the entire 40 days of the 1991 GulfWar.
“There will not be a safe place in Baghdad,” a Pentagon official told America’s CBS News after a briefing on the plan.
I cannot concieve of how any reasoning, thinking human being could intend to perpetrate such a plan without even the appearance of a moral quandry. I cannot concieve of how any reasoning, thinking human being could not see that this is insanity. That this is genocide. Where is the rightness in this behavior? There is none.
Killing people is a terrible way to change their minds. God, why can people not see that! Killing people doesn’t change anyone’s minds. At the best it might change behavior for a short period of time, but even the briefest glimpse of history should prove that. Ireland. Croatia. Israel. Killing people doesn’t change minds. It barely even proves your military might. Like it’d be any surprise to anyone in the world that the US could pulverize virtually any nation’s military and civilian populations into mud?
Do the people in our goverment have no concept of martyrdom? Of overkill? Of extremist behavior? Do they have no care of the world’s perception of our country? God, I can’t stand this!
And the worst thing is, I don’t know how to stop it.