Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Ogaden's Plight - The Most Crippling Problems That Faces The Ogaden

The developed states in this human race are traveling to the moon and back, breaking new bounds in scientific discipline and surpassing economical growing that tin only be dreamt of. Then why is the Ogaden, and for that substance Africa, still crawling in the mud?

Historically, Africa have been robbed of its people by bondage and robbed of its natural resources in the clip of the so called "Scramble for Africa" which is known to us as the African Colonization (19th century). So Africa was initially crippled. However, some states fared better than others. Federal Democratic Republic Of Ethiopia was the lone state not to be colonised by the Europeans as it was defeat by greed and helped the Europeans to take over Africa. The most unfortunate is the Ogaden region, which funnily adequate was given to Federal Democratic Republic Of Ethiopia as a "thank you" present by United Kingdom which was and is still illegal. Federal Democratic Republic Of Ethiopia still goes on to depredation the Ogaden with its cruel and inhumane regime.

The Ogaden have been through so much and many of its jobs are owed to external parties, mainly the meagre aid from the international community. The international community have turned their dorsums on the Ogaden region, mostly because to the Ogaden part would intend straying away from their way of the human race economical race. Ethiopia's illegal government is covering up the Ogaden's right for freedom. It is also well on its manner to set it ego in a favourable visible light to the international eye. I would very much like to ran into Ethiopia's praseodymium & selling squad as they are doing a very good occupation of distortion the truth in the Ogaden region!

Freedom for the Ogaden part is an weaponry length away and it is only a substance of clip till the Ogaden part acquires its deserved freedom! But the Ogaden part necessitates to speed up this clip since it have been freedom less for some clip now and the remainder of the human race have advanced both economically and technologically. Once the Ogaden part acquires its right to freedom, it have to catch up to the remainder of the human race and most of Africa is struggling to make this so it's imperative that the Ogaden part wins freedom as quickly as possible.

Ogaden Journalist

Saturday, July 14, 2007

The Life Of A Medic With The 10CSH -The Real Story!

I would wish to show my deepest sorrow about the struggle between the United States and both Islamic State Of Afghanistan and Iraq. As a armed combat Medic that participated in both battles in the same twelvemonth (2005), I would wish to be extremely low with my ideas and emotions to the American public, who excuse or abject with this in progress struggles to pick sides for the terms of freedom. I have got been in the military for 20 yrs. And could not conceive of what my life would be like not protecting my country. Just a small about myself before I explicate why I pick to "Open up a tin of worms". I joined the Army National Guard in Buffalo, N.Y. The twelvemonth was 1985 and as my recruiter explained to me so directly, (I'm looking over your score's from the A.S.V.A.B and you will be a ft soldier (infantry) 11B. I had no instruction or counsel at the clip and was excited that person would give me employment and (He did state that I would see the world) Ha! That was a joke, but basic preparation at Foot Benning, gallium was no gag and it started my long matter with the Army.

I did my 4 Yrs. and got out and stayed lost for some time, Until I made up my head that the military was my calling, But not Infantry because I'm a batch aged and my legs and back, would not last the long trail to retirement. That was in 1996 with Desert Storm at its completion, and still having dreamings of seeing the human race that was promised to me a decennary ago. I decided to halt learning how to killing and assist salvage others lives along the way. I have got got to say, that I was not ready for the experience life had in shop for me. The lone ground for me to compose this narrative is to state the complete truth and seek (if anyone listens) assists my chap Combat medic's and for that matter, the ft soldier that we treated for a year.

That could have been myself being transported out of some unknown region location in Bagdad to the greenish zone. With my new military business workings with the 10th Combat support infirmary in the Emergency room, I had the daze of my life. I trust the introduction didn't drag on for you, because if you made it this far, the roller coaster drive will assist you understand from my position point, the decease of a medick that worked with us saving one thousands of life's, just to decease two hebdomads before we were to re-deploy back to the states. The cover-ups of political relation in the military to do the higher ranking people fault it on soldiers and others (I will explicate it all). The drugs and alcoholic beverage utilizes from the attention takers in the E.R just trying to get by with reality. I'm not going to state anything bad about the grouping of talented doctors, nurses, and medicks that made the 10th CSH. 94% recovery charge per unit of economy lives, the best in theatre yet. I'm sharing the other side of the story, the 1 cipher desires to tell.

Everyone's so focused on the injury and how we make the job, the mass media and people (that were treated by the 10th CSH), failed to retrieve the first existent treatment, in a injury unit. The very first assistance happened on site, before the chopper arrived. That was me in Islamic State Of Afghanistan life in an unknown region forward medical base. So were to begin about the atrocious injury and the incredible play at the best armed combat support infirmary in Bagdad 10Th CHS. I will set my experience when 3 hundred and two different medical professional arriving at Ft.Carson inch readying for our deployment to Baghdad.

Most of the Soldiers never had injury experiences, allow alone been in a armed combat zone. The 10th CSH had literally three years to larn our individual functions that we would be playing for 365 years and it was a long twelvemonth without family. We received a batch of support from the states, helping with clothing for the hurt soldiers, personal points and movies and anything else you can believe of, the support from United States was incredible for the CSH. There are a batch of great agency's encouraging our military personnel and the American people should be proud for there generosity under these utmost circumstances. We received a batch of support from the states, helping with clothing for the hurt soldiers, personal points and movies and anything else you can believe of, the support from United States was incredible for the CSH. There are a batch of great agency's encouraging our military personnel and the American people should be proud for there generosity under these utmost circumstances. I will add some fantastic programmes so we can direct points to give comfortableness for our loved 1s overseas to do there tour of duty feel like a stateside field exercise.

Anyway, once the 10th CSH started to recognize the fact, that we will have got to be on our game twenty four/seven for the adjacent year, it was freighting! It didn't take any clip to see the members of the E.R to cleave on people that made them experience comfy and safe. I felt like an foreigner when it came to the "clicks". I would show my feeling to my concatenation of bid and anyone that would listen about how, Officers and enlisted running around together, expressing themselves like the twelvemonth was 1969 ( Woodstock). Watching them at 0200 in the enlisted barracks, let's name this LT. Spencer Tracy with her less enlisted friend allow phone call her SPC Herbert Mclean Evans running play down the hallways jumping into different soldier's suite and acting the fool. I tried to share my positions with my subdivision NCO, but again it went on deaf ears. It was said that it would be taken attention of. I believe the military officers were confronted and tried to be dealt with. My caput nurse from the E.R (LTC), we will name him Henry Louis Aaron informed me that LT. Spencer Tracy was told about her behaviour and was told, "Not to lose focusing on the missionary post at hand". I'm embarrassed to state that after that, nil go on and I had to cover with military officers and enlisted calling each other by there first names, married soldiers that can't lodge to there vows with there particular love one, taking attention of the place presence and the children. Just to go through by or be sitting adjacent to these people to hear "I love you too and lose you so much, how are the children and I can't wait to acquire home, it sucks here and I'm lonely without you and the kids. Yes honey, you are the lone 1 that I will ever love and you should have got cognize worry. I will seek to name tomorrow, but sometime the telephones are down because of the location". The adjacent day, I would returning to the barracks after working the nighttime displacement to happen SPC Herbert Mclean Evans coming out of SGT Crosses room in very small pugilists trying to go back to her ain room to change for work, that one-half the clip she was late. Looking back, I can see manner SPC Herbert Mclean Evans was late and again no 1 did anything, with my changeless complaining about the negative states of affairs that impede our workings environment.

Once we all returned to the states, LT. Spencer Tracy and SPC. Herbert Mclean Evans and a few others E.R members moved in together and the play followed them. There is so much to share of about that "click". I would detest to speak too much and direct person or multiple people to prison. That SPC. Herbert Mclean Evans is pregnant with her lover's babe (SGT Cross) and we all cognize she is married to another medick in a different unit. It's hard to convey the truth to the surface without any existent names, but when I finish this narrative about 10th armed combat support infirmary and the P.T.S.D, the whole narrative about us will be told. I cognize for a fact that the exigency room personal had to in dour, with there accommodation back stateside. It's difficult to share this event, because I told it so much with the C.I.A, concatenation of command, my peers, people I work with that still can't understand how the best CSH in Baghdad, would allow a immature SGT. Worster gambled with his life over and over again, and the maltreatment of shot up drugs that was so easy to acquire a clasp of and letting a mulct medick faux pas through the cracks. I'm not trying to do myself look good after this tragedy, but I shouted my feeling's about the drugs and partial treatment if you were not a portion of the in- crowd. I started on twenty-four hours shift, in complaint of ordering stores and issuing them to other little units of measurement for re-supply for armed combat lifeguard bags and I was very generous with them. I can turn out to all of you that, I knew too much about the interior circle and I voiced my sentiment loudly! Anyone that cognizes me we competition to my statement. I'll state it like it is without thinking, if I'm going to ache your feelings. That would be doctors, nurses and anyone I felt incompetent at there job. I was forced to travel on nighttime displacement to maintain quiet, and hope I would not do moving ridges in the E.R's manner of operation. Guess what, the play establish the nighttime displacement anyway. We were informed that an detonation go on in a marketplace foursquare and the 10th CSH was about to have 30 hurt civilians and Republic Of Iraq police. My displacement leader told me to run to the barracks and recover as many E.R personal that I can, from Day displacement or anyone that have a twenty-four hours off. I'm running up and down knocking on doors, alerting them about a possible Mescal that was in path to our location. Well, I got to the flooring were that "click" stayed and I banged on SGT Crosses door that was and still is sleeping with Spc Evans(that's married) and asked were everyone was at.

I'm not certain why he opened the door, but what I saw disturbed me. This NCO that just received the rank of sergeant three calendar months ago, was sitting alone, listening to music and was on the boundary line line of being incoherent. I asked him if he was imbibing and he said "yes I have got been, but delight promise me that you will not state anyone"! Wow, what a state of affairs to me in with the individual that won't halt doing the incorrect thing. I ensured him, that I would maintain this state of affairs between us. I asked him again were the remainder of the medicks were and he pointed down the hallway to (we will name him) SGT Mackie's room. My head is racing at this time, what person other then me would do! Let this NCO acquire away with imbibing and endangers of mission, or convey the state of affairs higher up the concatenation of command. At this stage, I have got no confidant's with my presence line supervisors, because of the earlier play with the same crew, I had to travel with person I trusted and that would be on my side to endorse me up. I went to my nighttime displacement NCO, SSG. Cail and explained my quandary and we both agreed to prosecute it. I'm going back now, As i started walking toward SGT Mackie's room and was deciding what to do. Keep in mind, this is how all the play started. I'm frustrated with this firkin topic, and hope it's the last time. It's hard to share what Iodine saw when the door opened and three of the soldiers which iodine saw, never dreamed that they would ever be in that room in a million years!

"Bang, bang, all I heard is scrambling, a couple more bang, slams and the first individual to reply the door was SPC Evans. To my Surprise, she wouldn't allow me progress past the doorway. I said "what the Hell is going on here". SPC Herbert Mclean Evans tried to explicate to me that everything was fine. I told her that SGT Worster and others had to describe to the erbium to assist with the wounded. I was getting the tally a unit of ammunition with shitty replies and I forced myself into the room. The first individual a proverb was SGT Worster behind the door, completely in a shock and very angry with clinched fist's cook to plug something. I asked SPC Herbert Mclean Evans what is incorrect with him and she stated "nothing and he will be alright". At this point, I had enough with that" click" flooring and told SPC Herbert Mclean Evans to direct everyone to the E.R. She agreed and 3 hours later, SGT Worster demoes up looking like nil happened. The 1 thing I explained to my concatenation of bid was "WHY" did this NCO take three hours to go back to work, and what about the other five soldiers in the room?

This is the start of there grouping falling apart fast, and myself watching without anyone really doing anything about it. I was so naif to believe alcoholic beverage had apart to make with there behavior, because I establish Sgt. Crosses under the influences and my first decision was to, incrimination that same grouping with the same state of affairs . Male Child was I wrong, when it come ups to shot drugs and detecting the usage of alcohol, you can't tell. I don't experience comfy with myself and have got a difficult clip with all of the drama; I tried to state the people in charge, but as you will see there will be a Hugh probe and a batch of guesses about what happened with the exigency room. I will go on on with the truth if you don't mind.

I will change gearing a small spot and discourse the people that needful our installation to stay alive to share there undergoes in Republic Of Iraq with the American people and totally bury where them came from. Don't acquire me wrong, that is our occupation as armed combat medicks to respond to injury when it shows itself, We gave our Black Maria and psyches to everyone that unexpectedly came through our E.R, and see them retrieve from the lesions as warfare and they compose a book and the 2nd attention that they received (as I explained before, the first attention was the unit of measurement that called a Checkup flight to the 10th CSH, Baghdad. Its emotional to reminisce about that eventide when we were told of hurt 'inbound'! The E.R crew prepared like always when a multiple injury arrived, waiting calmly for the radiocommunication to instruct us to the landing pad. We have got no clued what Oregon who is on the chopper when it lands to our destination. We handle everyone the same and I experience that is why we are 94 percentage recovery and endurance charge per unit with trauma! You can always state when person of of import is about to get because you see a batch of lawsuits and cell telephones and chaos.

I had no idea, when British Shilling sweet woodruff and his photographic camera adult male Doug Vogt from Canada arrived and Iodine were assigned to Doug Vogt and we talked about upstate N.Y. I'm calm clueless at this point, until person asked me to convey the other hurt Idaho card to be in-processed and I seen his certificate from rudiment news and I detest to say, I was still clueless. I did my occupation and there was a batch of talking about our hurt and I just continued to take attention of the patient. I and Mr. Vogt had a great conversation about upstate N.Y and where he is from in Canada. I made him experience comfy under the worst situations, With Mr. Vogt looking over to his right and seeing his friend and asking if he is going to do it. I just reassured him that everything will work out. I'm glad to say, with the fantastic injury squad that went to work and packaged Mr. Sweet Woodruff up for transportation system to Germany, He would be just another cadaver in a organic structure bag that myself and another medick would wheel into the mortuary and state a supplication for him, and go on with our mission. Please don't take me incorrect or cold hearted, but when you last a wayside blast and recover. It stingings when I read an article about your fantastic rejoinder because of the endowment and dedication of talented medical personal from the 10th Chs, that didn't give up on you to die.

Like the Iraq's, so many hurt that came through our doors and we had to force them into a particular room were it would take about 4-5 hours for the caput hurt patient to expire. Iodine would sit down there and expression at the life monitoring device to estimate how long I had to wait before I called the physician in to name the clip of death. How about my friend behind the photographic camera that I would wish to happen out how he is doing after the attention we gave. I haven't heard anything about Mr. Doug after he left the 10th CSH and I heard too much about Mr. woodruff, and I'm grateful that you are recovering back to normal, but what about you sharing with the public you spouse (Doug Vogt) and the injury he felt watching you being treated on when your wellness was up in the air. I sat with him and was at astonishment when everyone ran around to do the phone calls and stabilise you enough to be transported to the adjacent degree of care. I believe in karma, bad or good and I would wish to remain on the good side of the Karma. I experience that this portion of my experience is over; until it just occurred to me that we had another celebrity. Ms. Kimberly Dozier arrived on Memorial Day Tuesday, June 13, 2006.

CNN did a great occupation devising the 10th CSH expression great. If you look at the documentary, I'm in the first section lifting the hurt with another medick and the crap hit the fan. It's just another illustration of economy lives of people and they retrieve and bury where or maybe they just don't retrieve the 2nd attention that was given. (Remember the first attention was the 1s on the scenes). We had 7 soldiers and lose dozier at one clip and we over came the injury to salvage more than lives for another day. There will be more than and the continued play everyone desires to bury about. I will go on to state the existent narrative about the above subjects and how thankful they (the so called celebrities) should be! I'm not jumping around with my story, just given in to you the manner I retrieve it. Let's convey back SGT. Worster, SPC. Evans, Sgt Crosses and LT. Tracy. I will present a new soldier to messiness and convey all of together for you.

SPC. Bane joined us four calendar months into our deployment and will be the chief focal point of my story. I will go on without him because I don't experience he is committed to this project. I still have got all the written documents to endorse up all my statements, and we are just about to convey it until overdrive! I'm trying to do this narrative as short as possible. I would wish to happen person that volition put there clip and do one Hell of a novel. It will be better then "not on my watch". I read and was not impressed, because I have got the truth about two wars. I didn't even begin about my first deployment in Afghanistan, when we started a forward operation base, without electricity and the comfortableness of home. My first injury was an abused nine years old that said his dada would beat out him for cognize reason. The male child decided to imbibe poisonous substance (lawn pesticide). And when he arrived to us, he was screaming in Arabic Language (F*#k you father and I will F*# kelvin your married woman and I will kill you, F*#k you! The male child was doing well, until we ran out of O to provide his body. We were 2 proceedings to late, as we were doing cardiopulmonary resuscitation toward the landing pad. True narrative (My chap medick and good friend pushed the father out of the manner and I had the 1SG come up to me and told him, "If you go on that shit, I will transport your buttocks back on that flight". I told the medick to just concentrate on what necessitates to be done at this moment. We tried everything for the kid, but if I cognize what I learned in Baghdad. I would wish to believe we would be able to salvage him. Then again, maybe the immature adult male is better were the Godhead have taken him.

It still aches to believe about that state of affairs and all the others. I will not share at this clip about Afghanistan; let's go on about our soldier that the 10th CHS left behind in Baghdad. All the marks were on the wall, when it came to the drug usage between the medics. It acquires me very angry in retrospect, all the complaining myself and others saw and the rumours that was floating around the E.R. The day of the month was 17 September 2006. It was a slow twenty-four hours in the exigency room, and the staff was re-stocking the injury suite and some were working on the computers. What struck me as unusual, were the two soldiers that were hanging around and tempo from the dorsum treatment room to the presence of the E.R. Sgt. Worster and Spc. Bane came across as "up to something in my book". Looking dorsum on that evening, and if I would've been able to {read between the lines} and see what the two of them were up to, I might have got been able to salvage Sgt. Worster ! I will state you that, for the first clip Sgt Woster gave me a clinch and i was thrown a back of his kindness. We did have got a human relationship like that. Sgt. Woster had got a clasp of a NBC injection counterpoison and pricked his finger to see what would happen, I did not see any side- personal effects from this behavior. I allow both Spc. Bane and Sgt Woster go on with there program of scoring drugs, because i was to tired to rehash the topic. No 1 would listen to me, and the crap i seen to construct up to us losing one of are own. I was informed by the adult male that was poking acerate leaves in both Sgt. Woster and his ain arms, that there drug maltreatment when to far the nighttime and morning time of the 18 September 07. I was still duty , when iodine seen Spc. Bane tally into the E.R. and screaming for help. It was 0600 in the morning time and iodine ran up the dorsum stairway of the 2nd floor, just across from my bedroom.

What iodine seen was Dr. Dismond and Dr. Mazler and a few medicks working on the patient and i ran back to the E.R to explicate what i saw and to acquire the injury room ready. The concatenation of events leading up to the most hard minute of my life, seeing SGT Worster rushed through the dorsum door into injury room one, with a tubing wall hanging off the right side of his mouth. I was shocked to see them giving cardiopulmonary resuscitation and all the attempts of the docs and medicks to react with ( We tried everything!). It was a bad twenty-four hours and no 1 will ever understand what its similar to walk into the mortuary and state your concluding just Wells to a soldier that worked difficult to develop his medical accomplishments and really believe that he had a deep interior convection about life in general! That is and was a boy and father to person and that was loved by many. I cognize he loved his son, because there would be a image of his boy on the chief counter of the E.R section. Its very difficult deoxythymidine monophosphate O explicate my lawsuit about this situation, As you all know, we worked on a well of a batch of high profile trauma's. I have got to say, this 1 broke me as a armed combat medic. Just seeing my co-worker not able to salvage others and the support of all the medical personal and the 10th CSH, all the attempts to maintain him with us and start the re-deployment process.

I can't believe, when the whole 10th CSH sent SGT Worster off on that angel flight and we all felt crappy about sending our ain in a organic structure bag back to the states. With confusion and ego blame, as a medicks ( talking about myself) will oppugn the manner the state of affairs with everything i talked about, was handled in the right way. Its just my opinion, of the disregard that i felt developed leading up to SGT Woster's death.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Military Maintenance Crews Need More Budget to Upgrade

There is a labour issue in all sectors of our economy. The United States armed forces must also vie for labour in free-markets and that is not so easy. For every soldier on the land or airplane pilot in the air there are 25 asset people in logistical support and that is a batch of labour championship up the tip of the sword. Luckily, more than than and more high-tech tools are available to cut down labour costs and assist our nation's military stay ready for anything.

I urge that Military Hardware care squads have got manus held computing machines with Artificial Intelligence and work stations like Boeing have for its aircraft builders. These computing machine systems can draw up everything and can be aquiline into the stock list system in existent time? I believe that we should also be using the holographic tools, which expose as the machinist is working? Massachusetts Institute of Technology have such as as tools and Dale Carnegie Andrew Mellon is working on computerised Artificial Intelligence assistants to read manuals and give the information by voice.

We necessitate to discourse such Artificial Intelligent systems that read the manuals as the machinist is working and recite this information in laymen's terms. I trust we acquire these machinist high-tech tools soon to break velocity up the work and do it more than than efficient, because there is getting to be a very terrible labour shortage.

We must therefore allot more budget in the hereafter to head-off the crisis in the labour deficits and the clip it takes to develop mechanics on all our new high-tech military equipment. We must protect our state and remain up on the advancement as modern warfare rans into the future.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Is Congressman Ron Paul Really A Champion For The Constitution?

There are numerous grounds to admire Congressman Bokkos Paul, as I have got for many years. Clearly he is running for president as a Republican, rather than a 3rd political party candidate, for the intent of getting richly deserved mass media and public attending not available to those outside the two-party duopoly. He have proudly described himself as a title-holder of the Constitution. However, he is missing a major chance to show his courageousness and commitment to our constitutional republic.

He have acknowledged the rightness of amending the Constitution. In fact, he introduced statute law for an amendment that would halt giving automatic citizenship to babes born in the U.S. to non-citizen parents. He said: 'Our laminitises knew that unanticipated jobs with our system of authorities would arise, and that's precisely why they gave us a method for amending the Constitution. It's clock to rethink birthright citizenship by amending the 14th amendment."

Personally, I back this peculiar amendment. More important, however, I am disappointed that he have never latched on to the long history of Congress' failure to honour and obey the portion of Article Volt of the Fundamental Law that gives Americans the right to a convention for the intent of proposing amendments to the Constitution. The convention is an option to United States Congress proposing amendments. Interestingly, the peculiar amendment that Alice Alice Paul prefers will probably never emerge from Congress, but might have got a better opportunity through an Article Volt convention.

Why have Paul failed to admit that United States United States Congress have ignored over 500 applications from state legislative assemblies from all 50 states for an Article Volt convention? As a title-holder of the Constitution, surely he cognizes that the 1 and only demand explicitly stated in Article Volt is that two-thirds of state legislative assemblies inquire for one. And surely he cognizes that United States Congress have never passed any law that spreads out or modifies this single expressed constitutional requirement. So, I ask: Why haa Alice Paul remained soundless on the Article Volt issue?

If he makes not believe that United States Congress should honour Article V's proviso for a convention, why not state so publicly? If he believes that it should never be used, then why not name for an amendment to cancel it from our Constitution?

I urge on Congressman Paul, as a title-holder of the Constitution, to not act like other members of United States Congress and silently blackball a important portion of the Fundamental Law that the Framers wisely gave us. They anticipated that eventually Americans could lose assurance in the federal government. Alice Paul clearly have earned the regard and support of billions of Americans because he physical objects to so many policies and actions of the federal government. Thus, Paul, more than than virtually any other member of Congress, should appreciate the wisdom of the Framers in giving us the Article Volt convention option.

I implore him to talk up and show just how much of a title-holder of the Fundamental Law he really is by bringing national attending to the Article Volt convention issue and supporting its use. As a laminitis of Friends of the Article Volt Convention Iodine ask for Alice Paul to play a prima function in giving the United States of United States its first Article Volt convention.

Friday, July 6, 2007

UK Muslims Join Backlash Against Extremism

The unsuccessful panic onslaughts in the United Kingdom this calendar month have got prompted a figure of welcome responses from voices in the British Moslem community. Increasingly moderate Moslem voices in the United Kingdom are speaking out against Islamist inspired violence. In earlier articles I discussed the positions of Erectile Dysfunction Hussein and Maryam Namazie, who have got openly challenged the positions of extremist Muslims in the UK. There are other observers also worthy of mention.

Safraz Manzoor is a writer, broadcaster and docudrama maker. He reasons that it is no longer acceptable for the Moslem community to seek and make-believe that jihadists somehow be in limboland - at one take from the faith and the greater Moslem community. In his position denial is no longer an option and he disputes British Muslims to "accept that the malignant neoplastic disease of extremism impacts their full community".

In the past leadership of the British Moslem community have got tended to fault the mass media for spreading misinformation and stereotypes, but it looks this is changing. Remarkably, following the Greater London and Glasgow attacks, the Moslem Council of Great Britain, that have tended to take defensive places in the past, condemned the bombers in unambiguous linguistic communication ... "These people make not care who they kill, their purpose is to sabotage British society and to sough hate, choler and suspicion. We cannot let them to win."

Another brave British Moslem who is speaking out is one Hassan Butt, a former member of what he footing the 'British Jihadi Network'. This is a adult male who acknowledges to cheering the July 7th onslaughts on the United Kingdom two old age ago.

In a recent article in the Observer, Butt projects derision on the popular position that the motivating military unit behind United Kingdom Moslem radicalism is Republic Of Iraq and 'Blair's bombs'. He claims that it suited the ends of his grouping to have got the public believe that this was the head motivating factor, when in fact the motion was driven by Islamic theology.

After the recent United Kingdom attacks, the city manager of Greater London 'Red Ken' Livingstone, got up on his soapbox and engaged in his usual line of commentary - blaming Republic Of Iraq and British foreign policy for the mentality that Pbs to terrorism. Butt's reaction was to state that if he had still been in the British Jihadi Network, he and his associates would have got been laughing at Livingstone's thesis. Of course of study he admits that Moslem deceases as a consequence of the Republic Of Iraq warfare convey forth anger, but what primarily inspired the BJN was the battle to bring about a radical Muslim state based upon Islamic codifications of justice, not the activities of Tony Blair.

Islamic philosophy lies at the root of the division between moderate Muslims and Islamists. Butt emphasizes that formal Muslim divinity makes not let for separation between the state and religion. This is why groups when confronting other members of the Moslem community will often inquire "are you Moslem or British?" ... "are you Moslem or American/Canadian?". The deduction being that if you claim to be 'Canadian' for example, then you can't be fully Muslim.

There is a deeper theological beginning for this refusal to encompass the modern state. Islamic legal experts in earlier time periods developed 'rules of interaction' between Dar ul-Islam (the Land of Islam) and Dar ul-Kufr (the Land of Unbelief). Modern jihadis ground that since no pure Muslim state is in existence, the full human race is portion of Dar ul-Kufr. It follows in the heads of some, that jihadis are therefore free to destruct who and what they will - including bomb onslaughts upon unarmed civilians.

In quitting BJN, Hassan Butt came to accept that he was no longer a pilgrim in a 'land of disbelief', but that he was a British citizen. This is a triumph of realism over Islamist thought that have go deluded, no substance how seemingly justified it may be when viewed in the visible light of the Muslim canon. Fact is, the Muslim legal experts of former dynasties birthed a vision of their human race that may have got been a possibility during the time period of the Abbasids, but that have no hope of realisation in the human race of the modern state state with its 'armor' of technology. The jihadi vision is quixotic and in the concluding analysis, futile. This is why it is imperative that Islamic theologists in the Occident happen a manner to travel beyond the old duality that divided Dar ul-Islam from the lands of the infidel. There is a center manner and Muslims of good will are in the Occident are in the procedure of discovering it.

Hassan Butt offerings an reply to this age-old split between the Muslim lands and the lands of the infidel. He mentions instead to the "Land of Co-existence". Furthermore he believes that as this conception come ups to be accepted more than fully, a divinity volition germinate that will enable Western Muslims to "liberate themselves from dead theoretical accounts of the world".

Like Erectile Dysfunction Hussein who divide from Hizb ut-Tahrir, Hassan Butt have been subjected to negative attending from former associates. Both of these work force are inspirational, and it is their type of progressive thought coupled with brave action that volition aid to open up the way to the 'Land of Co-existence'.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Was the Battle for Iwo Jima Necessary?

Clint Eastwood's recent movies about Iwo Jima Jima have got served to remember an of import page of American armed forces history. Should Iwo Jima Jima now be celebrated as an illustration of American courage and bravery? Or, was it another shameful chapter in the wanton loss of American lives in a Pacific War battle that had virtually nil to make with defeating Japan?

It is of import to understand why the country commanding officers decided to occupy Iwo Jima Jima. The B-29s needed a safe haven, an emergency landing site, midway between their home alkali in the Mariana Islands Islands and Japan. After the battle, Iwo Jima Jima Jima did in fact function as a safe oasis for the crippled 2,400 B-29s that landed there during their 3,000 mile unit of ammunition trip.

But which was the aim in taking Iwo Jima? To win the war? Or, was it to salvage the lives of the B-29 air crews? This muddled military thinking was no uncertainty influenced by the record of a trouble-prone flat that had been plagued with problems, one after another ever since inception, especially with engines that overheated, destroying the plane's wing assembly.

Long before Iwo Jima Jima, the Nipponese High Command had decided there was no hope for victory. Their objective, accordingly, was to do America pay dearly in blood for each battle hereafter. Iwo Jima Jima Jima would exact the bloodiest toll of American lives up to that time.

The battle program for General Kuribayashi, the Iwo Jima Commander, called for "a gradual depletion of the enemy's attack forces." He told his troops, "Even if the state of affairs gets out of hand, support a corner of the island to the death!" Another order exhorted his soldiers to "kill 10 of the enemy before dying!"
In one of his last letters to his wife, the General told her, "Do not look for my return."

The Nipponese had learned well from each battle how to construct up their defenses, how to queer each of the approaching assaults of the American juggernaut. What had America learned? Had we altered our battle plans, especially in position of what we knew about Japan's increasingly more than formidable redoubts? Had we decided how best to deal with their dogged defenses?

In all of our amphibious assaults before this one, United States military units had always landed in direct. monolithic assaults on the beaches. Iwo Jima Jima Jima would be no different; the Marines would debark from their landing trade on Iwo Jima's 3,000 paces of beaches under the same withering Nipponese gunshot they had encountered in all battles before this one.

What about "softening up" bombardment? Renowned Devil Dog General Netherlands Ian Smith had urged sustained bombardment by the Navy's heavy guns prior to the landings. When considering the high regard with which Ian Smith was held by his fellow senior officers it looks unbelievable that his sound advice was completely ignored. No, the landings would continue just as they had in battles before this one.

There are many who contributed to the sad bequest of Iwo Jima Jima: the Boeing Company, which continued to fabricate faulty airplanes all during the war; the United States Air Force, whose procurance agents seemingly chose to look the other manner as these icky airplanes were handed off to the air crews; and those in bid whose determination to take the island resulted in 26,000 United States casualties, a fateful determination with no direct connexion to the licking of Japan. In no small measure, these casualties came about by the order to establish a direct, frontal assault on an island United States commanding officers knew to be heavily prepared against such as assaults.