THE GULF WAR

George Bush


VIETNAM SYNDROME


Our culture values domination and control.


Our culture values machismo and violence.





It is not surprising that when we feel insecure or humiliated, we look for a war.


After Vietnam, we needed to kick some ass to feel like "men" again.

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SUCH IS WAR


The U.S. says it dropped 88,000 tons of bombs on Iraq during the 1991 war.
Tens of thousands of civilians died.

Children were incinerated.


Women were mutilated.


Old people were slaughtered.



C'est la guerre.







Yet still the war goes on.


The U.S.-led embargo against Iraq prevents the repair of infrastructure devastated during the bombing.

As of 1998 more than half a million children under the age of five had died as a direct result of the sanctions.




Between 2,000 and 6,000 more children continue to die each month.


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Then there is the next war to think about.


Did the Gulf War really make us feel good about ourselves again?


Or will we need to prove our toughness again somewhere?


NEW WORLD ORDER



World Domination
After the collapse of Communism in the Soviet Union, the U.S. suddenly had the world to itself.
The Persian Gulf War provided the first opportunity to flex some muscle.


This is the meaning of the New World Order: complete and total control of strategic regions around the globe.


In the New World Order everyone takes orders from us.



We tolerate no dissension.


Don't count on our humanitarian tendencies to temper our wrath, because we are merciless in our mission.


If your government wants to control its own natural resources, we will overthrow it.


If your military threatens our hegemony, we will defeat it.


If your society harbors beliefs and cultural values that are proud and nationalistic, that promote resistance to exploitation and bullying, we will strangle it.

Total control; complete domination; absolute power—the dream of all great rulers; the goal of all great empires.

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