I was working out at the gym Saturday when a story came on CNN that kicked me right in the stomach. Fortunately I was working out very hard at the time on the step machine. When I work out on the step machine I breathe heavily, I sweat profusely and my eyes become red from the dripping of salty sweat into them. I don't believe anyone in the gym noticed that I was sobbing at what I was seeing on the television screen in front of me. Let me tell you about that today.
The story was about a bombing raid conducted by the military of the Socialist Democracy of Amerika. The imperial forces of the Amerikan empire decided that a certain street in a certain town in Iraq needed to be obliterated. There were important targets to be taken out and significant terrorists to be killed. I do not know if the men behind the attack were successful at taking out their designated targets but they were successful at killing over a hundred Iraqi citizens, plus maiming hundreds more. I saw images of small boys with cheeks shredded by shrapnel. I saw a video of a small boy who's eyelids had been stitched closed after being torn apart by SDA bombs. I saw dozens of parents weeping inconsolably for their dead children. I was incapable of controlling my emotions as I watched the story so I looked away and purposed to write this post to my blog.
Amerikans are oblivious to the damage that is being done by their military to innocent civilians in Iraq. Amerikan career politicians and career military men proudly declare how they have been successful at killing terrorists and various bad guys while barely acknowledging the collateral damage they are creating. In those rare cases where they do acknowledge that innocents are being killed and maimed they always say the same thing; namely, that the collateral damage was worth it in pursuit of their overall goals and objectives. I wonder if the innocent civilians in Iraq believe it is worth it. Here are a few of them:
I am so sorry for what the military of my land is doing to these poor people. I wish I could stop it but I can't. Even worse, my tax dollars are being used to make the bombs and pay the soldiers who are doing this to these children. Forgive me, if you can.