|june 26, 2006 (0032us)
my iraki brethen unknown
year at Pilgrimage time, I do not restrict my piety to its essential
purpose — which all of Arès Pilgrims (see #0017us) share: going back to
the Word's roots on the place where the Creator in person replanted
them —. I add to it a mortification
(Rev of Arès 33/26+) for
brothers and sisters, whom I can feel in attendance invisible on this
place where they used to pray together with us.
In 2006, I add on to it
my alms to more dead people, a mortification for
the Iraqi who ever since 2003 have died of war violence in
loneliness without relatives or friends' weeping for them (33/34).
In the Baghdad morgue alone 49,137 people who had died a violent death
(shot execution style, beaten to death, tortured, beheaded, etc.) were
recorded from April 5 to June 1st, 2006. Let's note in passing that the
number ought to be increased by the number, undisclosed, of the Iraqi
military and police casualties. The province of Al-Anbar between
Baghdad and Syria has been enduring disturbances (administration in a
state of chaos, continual violence, telephone shortage) so that no
statistics on war victims have been drawn up three years. Some Iraqi
officials assess the Iraqi who have died of war violence at more than
100,000 since March 2003; other officials say the number may reach
200,000 or even more. In a 22-million population it is equivalent to
1%! In the same period 2,520 US troops were killed, which is
significant, as it is, as regards an overequipped invader.
short, while Saddam Hussein is currently taken to court over the
execution of 148 Iraqi and likely to be condemned to death, we could,
if we were not opponents of the death penalty and if we tended to have
black humor, wonder what sort of punishment would be appropriate for
the US administration, which ever since they attacked Iraq have been
causing 1,000 times as many deaths as Saddam Hussein is being tried for.
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It is nevertheless painful to realize we seem to have learned nothing
after thousands of years and still think violence can change the world
for the better.
Altogether right you
Sister Djd! Violence cannot but bring about violence. It is time men
thought that love, only love, can change the world for the better. This
is the Core of The Revelation of Arès.
blog of today hammers the grim reality of this rotten war home.
for which purpose does its conduct serve? Whom does one believe?
American Administration waging it, the pundits commenting on it, or our
own gut reactions to it? The one I disbelieve the most is the
perpertrator the American Administration.
The war [in Iraq] is not even a fight of Christian West versus Muslim
East, it is all about power, money and "World Domination!" Saddam
Hussein wanted to trade Iraqi Oil for Euros rather than depreciating US
dollars. This would further undermine the weakened and declining
American Greenback. Arguments of "Weapons of Mass Destruction" and
atrocities were cover for the maintenance of US imperial power, and the
New World Order!
All these people outlined in your blog died for this cause, and this
alone! And where next?
The Iranians are proposing thir own Oil Bourse, trading in Euros also,
the Russians are also interested in establishing their own Oil Trading
Bourse, trading the Russian currency rather than the dollar.
Well, the overt strategy by the US against the Iranians is to
concentrate on the Nuclear Enrichment issue, another Red Herring,
albeit one which to their mind gives them credibility for a military
Bravo for taking the position you do. For spiritual growth to
humanity must have real knowledge of the world and its many
too long powerful interests often hiding behind religious causes have
drawn humanity into battles and wars none really want. [...]
If the West want a humanitarian cause to test their military might on,
hundreds of thousands of dead African folks in Darfur could had a bit
of assistance over the last few years! Is it so hard to see?
Ever in hope
Greg, New Zealand.