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I had to do it! I had to create a blog so you and I could gripe about all of "The Crap" that we encounter everyday in our lives. Believe me, there is plenty! You can now come to this blog to Gripe because you have the right to do so. Over time, we will Gripe about topics ranging from sports to politics to just about all of the garbage that happens around us. When you Gripe, you can add your name or not. It's your right! You can vent any way you want. Use foul language if you are angry enough to and if you are offended, just Gripe It! Hell, we have been banned from Facebook twice! You can Gripe about people, places and things. The only thing I ask is if you are going to Gripe about someone and you use their name, make sure you have the facts straight or say it's your opinion. Otherwise they will sue your and my ass off! It's your RIGHT TO GRIPE! You can respond to one of our Gripes or you can lay down your own Gripe. It's easy. To post your own Gripe just email it to therighttogripe@hotmail.com and we will get it on. You can also post a Gripe on our Facebook page. Just search The Right To Gripe. If you don't want to write it down, just click on one of the boxes below each Gripe to give your opinion. You can also become an official "Griper". All you need to do is "Sign Up" and create an account. IT'S FREE! So, don't sit back and take it, just GRIPE IT!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

The Middle East- Is It Our Own Fault (Part 2)

After several days of being under the weather, I am back and ready to lay out Part 2 of why all the problems in the Middle East are our own fault.  To recap, it all started in 1979 when the "Peanuts" Carter and "Bonzo" Reagan administrations left the Shah of Iran high and dry which led to the radical cleric Ayatollah Khomeini taking power.  The we moved to Afghanistan where we helped their people defeat the Soviets in a war that lasted 10 years from 1979 to 1989.  We helped with weapons, but when they needed our help to rebuild their country,  President George "Papa" Bush said in his Texas drawl, "see ya later y'all".  This led to them hating our guts for bailing out on them when they needed us the most.  Now it's on to Part 2 where we will take a look at Iraq.

In 1990, the United States along with NATO forces went to the aid of oil rich Kuwait who had been invaded by Iraqi forces.  The Iraqi's claimed that their neighbor had parallel drilled underground for oil on their territory and they had the right to attack.  A claim which was substantiated as fact some years later.  The initial conflict to expel Iraqi troops from Kuwait began with an aerial bombardment on January 17th, 1991. This was followed by a ground assault on February 24th. This was a decisive victory for the coalition forces, who liberated Kuwait and advanced into Iraqi territory. The coalition ceased their advance, and declared a cease-fire 100 hours after the ground campaign started. Aerial and ground combat was confined to Iraq, Kuwait, and areas on the border of Saudi Arabia.  On 12 August 1990, Saddam Hussein called for compromise via Baghdad radio and the former Iraqi News Agency. Hussein "proposed that all cases of occupation, and those cases that have been portrayed as occupation, in the region, be resolved simultaneously.  The coalition forces had done their job for now.  I say for now because in 2003, President George "W" Bush sent American forces into Iraq claiming that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction.  The administration also claimed that Iraq was harboring and supporting Al-Qaeda terrorists.  There were no weapons of mass destruction and the harboring of Al-Qaeda could never be proven.  However, we did invade and the war is still going on today even though we captured Saddam, tried him in an Iraqi Kangaroo Court and hung him by the neck until he was dead.  Shortly after in 2004, the number of insurgent attacks increased which led to the deaths of many Iraqi citizens, authorities and coalition forces.  To this day, these attacks continue with no end in sight.

In my opinion, all the invasion of Iraq did was to destabilize another Middle Eastern nation.  Once Saddam Hussein was captured and executed, the strong arm government that kept these people under thumb was gone.  There was no longer a viable threat to the people if they got out of line.  Again, the people of the Middle East have been ruled by ruthless dictators for centuries.  They do not know and cannot handle democracy, PERIOD!  The question here is why does the U.S. continue to believe that they can?  If we actually do believe that the rest of the world including the Middle East can embrace democracy we are delusional in our thoughts.  Democracy is unique.  It is special.  The U.S. was able to put this form of government into place where no one else can.  It was the convergence of many things that led to this unique form of government.  It will not and cannot work in the Middle East because these barbaric sand monkeys must be held under the iron fist of a supreme ruler.

Next, we are on the train to Libya.       


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