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I feel like I'm surrounded by idiots at times... - The Paranoid Android
...musings of a mechanically depressed robot...
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paranoidandroid
I feel like I'm surrounded by idiots at times...
I think I should stop reading LJ as it's not good for my blood pressure.

There's some smartarse in debate who has listed comebacks or rebuttals for all the reasons to be against the coming war with Iraq. One of his carefully thought out rebuttals was "No"
I wonder how much research that one required. Dumb people really wind me up.

Talking of dumb people in another journal today I read that the air raid sirens were tested on Saturday in Sheffield. Someone replied to this "We actually have air raid sirens?" How much thought went into THAT question. Do the think these things just sprout up once we've started a war? There are 10,000 workers out there with the job of putting them up at the beginning of a war and pulling them down again after? Why is it that common sense is anything BUT common?

I started typing a reply to Mr Debate, but I got half way through it and realised it wouldn't help. He has no idea that bombing the shit out of some far away country is a "Bad Thing™" that war should be the last resort after all else has failed.

Now i'm not blind to Saddams "Evils". But I think there is another way. Declare him a war criminal. There is no way the UN can defend him against that claim. Extract him (using force if necessary) and put him on trial for the mass extermination of his own people. At least that way we'll have the ful backing of the UN.

How is this different from war you cry? The collateral damage is not going to be nearly as bad. We could bomb the shit out of Bagdad and Saddam will disappear to some other Arab State that considers the west a bunch of devil worshipers. Then we'll spend millions if not billions on repairing the damage both we and he has caused. The rest of the Arab States will have yet another reason to hate the West.

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tweezlebum From: tweezlebum Date: March 18th, 2003 05:26 am (UTC) (Link)
Preach the word. :)
dissolved_girl From: dissolved_girl Date: March 18th, 2003 06:57 am (UTC) (Link)
watched a good documentary on the last gulf war.. basically there's a theory (ahem cough) that they could have finished off sadam last time but basically because the americans aren#t exactly welcome in the east they pulled out so they'd have reason to station troops over there..
what annoys me is that no matter how many people protest against war it's outta our hands they're not listening to what millions of people world wide are saying... blah ;/
filterfactor From: filterfactor Date: March 18th, 2003 07:03 am (UTC) (Link)
I would like to recommend a book for you to read that I think you'll find interesting:

What Went Wrong by Bernard Lewis

this is a great book & while it does not address directly 9/11 & everything immediately leading up to it or following it- he brings up some rather interesting points.

While I usually refrain from posting my personal politics (I mean, who's interested besides me) I would tend to agree with your last statement & expound on that by saying that even if removed- there are ten more zealot/dictator wannabes ready to roger up in his absence. but then- for him to be declared a war criminal- there has to be a formal declaration of war than involves a UN country.
bruisedsanity From: bruisedsanity Date: March 18th, 2003 08:40 am (UTC) (Link)
yeh..i had to leave the debate community because so many people irked me.
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