Dear Friends, since the year 2000, when Bush became President (something that I applauded at the time), I have watched your great country closely. I have seen big changes. Unfortunately not many of them are good ones!
Simultaneously, I have watched your country, a big, powerful, militaristic country; pull my country, a little, inconsequential, peaceful country, into its rather erratic orbit, one which may eventually bring us both too close to the ‘sun’. Of course the leader of our country, John Howard (you may have heard of him), is partly to blame.
The attack on 9/11 took place. Who can forget it? I still recall the horror of the scene. I had mixed feelings I must admit. On one hand I deplored the violence wreaked upon your people, innocent people who were just going about their lives. But at the same time, keeping in mind that some of the terrible foreign policy decisions made by
Then we saw the rise of the neocons. They, like dangerous bacteria, grew in the anger generated by 9/11 and utilized to their advantage the understandable desire by
The first revenge attack was against
This invasion and occupation was quickly achieved as any attack by a military superpower against a military minnow inevitably would be. The victory was achieved cheaply but the occupation has cost dearly. With the twin fires of Afghanistan and Iraq burning as well as the smouldering embers of the forty-year Palestinian struggle against Israeli occupation (an occupation aided and abetted by America) , the Muslim world began to wonder about the purity and altruism of America’s objectives.
They understandably saw themselves as coming under threat so Jehadists began to form and move into
Currently we have the situation where American and Britain are moving more military forces into the Middle East and there is talk of using nuclear weapons against Iran either by America or Israel (as if cluster and phosphorous bombs and depleted uranium explosives weren’t horrific enough).
But the real danger lies in the efforts of a failed, discredited, foolish President (whose war-mongering has already put America in severe financial jeopardy), to create a large BUT UNWINABLE war in the Middle East while trying to achieve the following fanciful objectives: that America gains major control most of the world’s oil; that Israel becomes a regional superpower in a Muslim world; AND that his Presidential legacy may appear less disastrous than it already is.
If he is allowed to do this then the end of our world could be very close because the whole of the Muslim world will rise up and indeed there will be a war of civilizations and the ‘sun’ will be the nuclear weapons that will be unleashed.
I urge you to rise up and throw out your President before he and his cabal of right-wing Judeo-Christian Capitalist Crazies take you, and
You hold the fate of the whole world in your hands.
Move quickly, my friends!