...from Islamicity. Check out what some US soldiers had to contribute...
Pvte. Williams posted :
"As a US Marine living, fighting in Iraq I wake up each day knowing that we are hated and despised by the people we occupy, and I don't blame them. The word "Terrorism" used so loosely and freely by our media to describe retaliation against our uninvited presence in their country, be it Iraq or Afghanistan, is pretty ridiculous when considering that a violent reactionary movement would be only natural and obviously expected. Has our media ever branded Jewish underground resistance to the British occupation of the then Palestinian territories as terrorism? Or have they ever labelled Moshe Dyan who was directly involved in bombing, murdering and torturing British citizens then as a terrorist? Why bother going that far back in history, Ariel Sharon was implicated by Israel's own courts as being directly and criminally responsible for the slaughter of Palestinian refugees; women, children and old men in the camps of Arba and Shattila. Yet our media and this creature we call our "President", meet Sharon with respect that should be only reserved for a NON-Criminal. Worst from what I have seen with my own eyes repeated many times is the behavior of our troops in Iraq. I have seen our guys take off wrist watches and rings off the dead and living, made no difference whether they were insurgents or innocent civilians. In one of the most recent campaigns near the Syrian border, I saw our guys barging into homes only with the intent to steal. In most cases we busted down doors of homes that looked like there were rich people living there. We stole between 6 to 8 million in assorted currency. Besides money we even ripped off jewelry that were family heirlooms. In one case we took money and wedding jewelry off this family whose daughter had just been married and when her husband and father protested we slapped them around in front of the family. The definition of terrorism simply does not apply to the actions of those fighting us, but it does apply to us - to us Americans."
"Duke" posted :
"I am returning to Iraq next week and the thought of it makes me sick to my stomach. I can fully understand what Williams is saying because I have lived through this crap for 16 months. These guys are fighting back. Hell I would too if I were them. Besides the constant fear of being bombed or shot at, what makes my stomach turn the most is the look of absolute hate I get from common Iraqis. A Brit told me its because we hassle them the way we do. I agree but I think its more than that. Many Iraqis initially were thrilled because we got rid of Saddam who with his sons was feared and hated. But I have people now tell me on my face to bring Saddam back. They say at least then they had running water, electricity, food and jobs. Now all they see morning are burnt corpses and blown up cars each day. I was on a raid on a house where my buddies roughed up this old guy pretty good, stole his money, bust his tv, trashed his whole house looking for more money and valuables - turns out the guy was a Dr Mohsen Abdul Hamid, some political big shot and member of the Iraqi govt. Kinda embarassing but hey just as our captain promised we did not get into any trouble. To sum it up I don't know why we are there but to rob the people of their personal posessions and oil. Hey if some guys came over to my farm in Ohio with guns blazing, hey I can guarantee you me, my brothers and my pa would not roll over. And here were have invaded an entire country for no damn reason. If I don't come back this time, I want people to know that I had some honesty and I want to say this. Our reason for being there is totally bogus. I am surprised there is not a soul in our Congress who has even talked about impeaching Bush for sending us here to die on a lie. There is a whole lot more GIs killed than we report. There are also many innocent civilians we kill each day that we don't report. Most of the guys getting killed are blacks and latinos. I am no longer proud - I hate it and this is just a damn job."
Fbarton posted :
Our two guys are totally right. I am back home for 2 weeks and already I am having an anxiety attack over going back. I never joind up for this. I just wanted to get my education and maybe travel a bit before settling down to a regular job. I never meant to be dragged out to to some desert and wipe out innocent men, women and children for no friggin reason but oil. It is pretty bad what I have seen and witnessed but what is worse than that is that we are under threat not to reveal the truth of what goes on daily in Iraq and what we have done there and in Afghanistan. Our officers told us that all Muslims were terrorists and if we don't kill them all they will come back and kill our families. what made me sick was that even the clergy assigned to our unit was giving us the pep talk to go out there and kill. I thought then hey what happened to Christ? What about love for all mankind etc..all bull. I have no faith or respect for this guy who pretends to be our president, or any of the senators or the congress, or our governor or the church or our media. If I could say one thing to any felow Americans reading this, you got made April fool in a big way. Go out there and organize and throw the real terrorists out of the oval office and the senate and congress. If they don't leave drag them out kicking and screaming. And one more thing, take your TV sets and radios and dump them in the garbage and stop wasting your money on our newspapers. we don't have an independent media and if you think you do, you would be pretty stupid. we have been sent here by suits who are in the pockets of oil companies and Israel. All this has nothing to do with democracy or with fighting terrorism. Thats all a big load of crap. It is oil and security for Israel that we are here. Nothing else. Israel is not going to get me no job and Israel and jews won't give a damn if a thousand of us bite the dust and neither does our government. And I'll be damned if I am ready to die for either.