Friday, April 13, 2007

The Iraqis Could Make Us Leave.

After watching their demonstration of a few days ago, I came to the conclusion that they could actually make us leave. If a majority of Iraqis simply took to the streets every day, peacefully and with serious intent, holding up signs saying "Yankee go home", it would take only a matter of weeks, surely not months, until we would be forced by internal and world opinion to withdraw.

Think about it: Ghandi did it to the biggest and most thorough empire the world has seen, the Iraqis could do it to us easily.


Anonymous oldwhitelady said...

Hi SBGypsy. I understand what you're saying, but I'm going to have to disagree with you. I was listening to some radio talk, the other day, and it seems that the Bushies are managing to make oil deals with big oil companies to scoop up the Iraqies oil. I doubt they would let Iraqi demonstrations deter their big money deals.

11:28 AM, April 14, 2007  
Blogger SB Gypsy said...

Hey OWL,
Yeah, I did hear about that. But Oil can't be sold without the consent of the Iraqi people, proof of that is the dribble coming out of there right now. Oil pipelines are easily blown, and trucking it across that war zone is too expensive. The longer they wait to sell their oil, the more they will get for it.

The last 200 years have proven without doubt that conventional weapons cannot win over a guerilla army that is supported by the populace.

Since Bushco decided not to create a viable government there that leaves 2 options: withdraw, or nuke the mideast. If we nuke them, we loose in the court of public opinion, and make the product even harder to extract.

How could we stop them from demonstrating? Bushco is all hyping democracy for them, and democracy demands free speech.

In order to stop the demonstrations, they would have to bomb the place again, or mow them down as they are marching. Great TV, and it would make headlines around the world. This would hardly kill more than are already being murdered in the surge of a thousand cuts, and likely save more lives than if we stayed there for several more years.

The bonus for the Iraqis would be that it would inflame public opinion to the point where our occupation would be literally untenable.

Our military is at the breaking point, trying and failing to make the world safe for the end of big oil. Bush and what army is going to stop them?

The oil deals will be cancelled if Iraq ever does get a good government, because they were entered into illegally and under duress. In any case, they can just be sloughed off by government decree, like Bushco sloughed off the Nuclear non-proliferation treaty, and the Geneva Conventions.

The Iraqi people, thought they loose every battle, will win the war eventually, and we will either slink home with our tails between our legs soon, or we will go the way of the USSR and North Korea if we stay.


We are far gone down THAT road, and if China and Japan mend their fences, the US is a goner. Together they could destroy the dollar in a heartbeat. I really do not see a way around it, logistically.

(Please, tell me I forgot something....I would love to be wrong about where the US is going with this)

11:21 AM, April 15, 2007  

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