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Death at Home; Death in Iraq: It still Hurts

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Today has been an all-around bad day for law abiding human beings. Some nut job with big time psychological problems shot and killed something like 32 people dead at Virginia Tech. These people didn’t do anything but show up for life and then have it pulled away from them because of some delusional maniac that should have tripped at least some bells and whistles, but we’ll find out more on him later on, that you can be sure of.

It’s a terrible thing when 32 people die in an unexpected way in a peaceful setting. The hurt doesn’t dissipate however when it’s in the middle of a war zone with trigger happy militias filled with hundreds of people like the guy at Virginia Tech. It hurts just as bad when you find out your father died trying to get to a food store in Baghdad as it does to find out your son or daughter has been killed trying to walk to class. Murder is murder, and the people left behind hurt as badly in Iraq as they do in the United States. Last night they picked up 45 bodies off of the streets of Baghdad. Maybe if you compare what happened at that college today to what happens everyday in Iraq you might just be able to grasp the pain and the suffering we have brought to that sad and isolated nation. A nation that is disintegrating from within because we have taken away the very structure of their lives and left in it’s place empty promises.

Even though I grieve with the families of those that died today, it does not take my mind away from those that have been dying for years now. I actually had to witness our sham of a president tell the news people that if we don’t stop them over there, we will be fighting them in the streets of America. Just WHO will we be fighting in the Streets of America? Will we be fighting different sects of Muslims that will all unite at once and row themselves over here to kill us in the streets? Are the Muslim people the second most powerful military in the world? Will they fight the Russians and the Chinese and the Indians too?

How absurd this nutjob we call our President sounds. What’s even more absurd is that not one Journalist, and I use the term loosely , ever asked him the question of exactly how are they going to get over here? If they wanted to kill us in our streets, they don’t have to win in Iraq first. This man that calls himself the president is insane. “If we don’t stop them there we will be fighting them on American streets”. Look, I heard him say it. That right there is grounds for impeachment due to mental instability. Take the Vice-President too because he’s said the same thing.

Think of those people that died today on that campus and then multiply that by 10, and that’s how many Iraqi’s are dying from weapons of war every single day. The families of a neighborhood choose one person to go out and buy food everyday because it’s so dangerous out there. If the person who is sent doesn’t arrive home, they consider him dead, and they go hungry. They dare not look for him. The next day someone else goes out for food, and if he comes home, they eat. You can read about what they go through on any Iraqi Blog. Some in the North and the South live pretty well, but still people die there too, just not as many as in central Iraq.

The next time the president says that we will be fighting terrorists in our streets if we don’t continue this war, just call him a liar. I just did.
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Tim Gatto is Ret. US Army and has been writing against the Duopoly for the last decade. He has two books on Amazon, Kimchee Days or Stoned Colds Warriors and Complicity to Contempt.

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