Thursday, July 07, 2005

A Safer Place?

Well, I suppose the London Bombing flies in the face of all the
arguments people bandy about that invading Iraq is going to cause
peace in the world. If the motives of the terrorists on this attack
are the same as 9/11 (which was US aggression and interference in
Mid-east politics and conflicts) then hasn't invading Iraq actually
made the world a LESS safe place?



UPDATE IN RESPONSE TO 'ANONYMOUS' COMMENT: I didn't want to make it sound as though the invasion of Iraq was the ONLY reason London was bombed, but I do think it contributed greatly to the unrest that sparked it.

Personally, I think it's abhorent to kill anyone in the name of anything. Live and let live, I always say.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I doubt it. Muslim extremists use misinterpretations of the Koran to justify killing innocent people. If they are bombing as a reaction to "murder or spreading discord" in Iraq (Like they claim), then what were their reasons for the '93 bombing of the WT towers. Again, if that is the case, then why do they ignore the saving of thousands of Muslim lives by the US during the Bosnian war?

The world is more complex than to say that the Iraq war caused the bombings in England. One could also say that 9/11 caused the bombings in England. It's too simplistic.

Bryan said...

I can see your point, and I didn't want to make it sound as though the invasion of Iraq was the ONLY reason London was bombed, but I do think it contributed greatly to the unrest that sparked it.

Personally, I think it's abhorent to kill anyone in the name of anything. Live and let live, I always say.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for considering my point of view.

Killing is abhorrent. But, your comment reminded me of something I saw on Bill O'Reilly. He was talking to a London reporter who compared the innocent people who died in London to the innocent people who are dieing in Iraq. O'Reilly warned her not to make this comparison. I think that was one of the few times I had to agree with Bill O'Reilly. I think most reasonable people can see the difference between the innocent people who died in the Holocaust and the Hiroshima bombing compared to the innocent people who died when the Allies invaded Germany at the end of WWII.

Please don't label me as pro-war or even pro-Iraq war, I'm far from it. I just believe that before one can make an accurate argument for or against war, they should leave sentiment behind. It's tough, but necessary in a world where killing for whatever reason is inevitable.

I really appreciated this conversation. Good luck with you're movie.

Anonymous said...

Imagine if the US hadn't attacked Germany during the Second World War. Germany didn't attack us at Pearl Harbor, why would we attack them?

I bet you're sure glad we did though. It made the world a safer place, didn't it?

Just a thought.