We are merely the second coming of the same crap. Facism. Looks like training for the Bush version of Amerika. I can see the Iraqis longing for the limited torture of Saddam versus the all out take-over and destruction by the United States. Iraq was never a threat to the US. It still isn’t. But America is a threat to the world as long as We The People don’t keep our government in check. WAKE UP PEOPLE!!!!
“They that give up essential liberty for temporary security, will have neither.” Benjamin Franklin
The American occupation forces in Iraq are “drawing up plans to keep insurgents from regaining control” and, as the Boston Globe observes in its lede, these changes will “make Fallujah look more like a police state than the democracy… promised.”
Most residents of Fallujah are currently refugees without homes. Under the plans being drawn up, these refugees would be funnelled into Fallujah through “citizen processing centers”. Once at a citizen processing center the Fallujan would have a DNA sample taken and their retina scanned. They would then receive identification badges displaying their home address. Those ID badges will be required. They must be worn and visible at all times.
Inside Fallujah — again, a city the size of Miami — cars will be banned. Buses would be used to transport ID-marked, retina-scanned Fallujan citizens through the city.
Lieutenant Colonel Dave Bellon, of the First Regimental Combat Team, told the Globe that “You have to say ‘Here are the rules,’ and you are firm and fair. That radiates stability… We need to be the benevolent, dominant tribe.”
“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”
— C.S. Lewis