Tuesday, October 21, 2008

There is no honor in dying for a barrel of oil

I've been told that Colin Powell is back on the "path of redemption" by defending Muslims on last week's Meet the Press. He brought up the case of one particular Muslim American, twenty year old Kareem Rashad Sultan Khan who served in the US army and was killed in Iraq. Powell mentioned Khan’s death to underscore why he was deeply troubled by Republican personal attacks on Obama, especially false intimations that he was Muslim. He then tells us that the picture of Khan's mother grieving at her son's grave "moved" him, and that bigotry against Muslim Americans is wrong. Aww how nice and sweet of him...one problem though : Powell's WMD lies got Khan killed.
No ifs, ands, or buts about it. Let me refresh your memories a tad bit

Kareem Rashad Sultan Khan wasn't a hero, he was a brainwashed immigrant mercenary who died for a lie and a barrel of oil(which currently sells for around $70). A useful idiot if you will. Its not polite to speak ill of the dead but courtesy goes out the door when it comes to justifying an illegal war, the murder of 1.2 million Iraqis, the displacement of millions more as refugees in their own country reduced to miserable poverty and exploitation. Abu Gharib ring a bell? Torture? Rape? What was 14 year old Abeer Qassim Hamza's crime when she was gang raped, and murdered along with her family by US solders? This is "liberation"? Call it what it is : Terrorism, and no these are not isolated cases.
Lets be clear on this, you can't be against the war and "support the troops." Those would be the people who are carrying out the war. Its been almost six years since the war began, and its time people quit fooling themselves with this feel good horse manure.
Powell's place in history is secured, as a war criminal and an utter disgrace to humanity. Save the sympathies and condolences for innocent children like Abeer and millions of other men and woman suffering from relentless biting oppression. And on that note, here's some advice to anyone aspiring to be cannon fodder:

7 comments:

publicdebate said...

salaam alaikum,

right on as usual ... thanx for the post, i was getting really tired of the "oh look someone said something nice about Muslims, lets all go honor him" attitude of some Muslims...

Khalid said...

salaam aleikum,

the sad part is that what you have written will go unnoticed by social climbing "American" Muslim types and their self-declared 'leaders' and 'activists'. Especially since bringing up this kind of analysis beckons into the shar'iah concepts of wal'aa and bar'aa (loyalty and allegiance), something NEVER discussed in their circles as it will offend the truth.

Kw

Lord of Leoness said...

They are all a bunch of public enemas.

Lord of Leoness said...

Greetings and Salutations:

In Honor of Dr. M I hereby propose a toast for his chivalrous valor and cunning wit, let's all here it "hip hip huzzah, hip hip huzzah, hip hip huzzah". I shall enter this in my diary as a glorious occasion to be remembered.

Hassan said...

Salaam. How come you have the best content in whole blog world, yet your site (looks etc) not match to your standards of writing. I read your blog from time to time (have you bookmarked for a while), but always wondered why not take it up a notch (the overall site)

lwtc247 said...

Good posts Dr.M.
As for the person hung up on looks: Would you rather Dr.M spends time on eye-candy or mind-candy?
Personally I prefer mind-candy.

DrMaxtor said...

Jazaks everyone.

@Hassan
I agree that the look of the site is getting a bit stale. if anyone has any suggestions or expertise in the area and would like to help out, I'd appreciate it.