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April 18, 2003

There has been much rejoicing over Saddam's downfall this week in the US which continues to celebrate its own particular values as if they were universal ones. Though some in the US media are sceptical.

On the one hand, we have the push for democracy in Iraq. On the one hand there is a push to target of Syria; on the other hand a veil of silence is drawn over Israel. Our interpretation? The Middle Eastern map is being redrawn by the US in terms of the division of the region into 'good' and 'evil' regimes to futher Israel's strategic objectives.

On the one hand, we have American troops guarding the Oil Ministry in Baghdad; on the other hand the Americans allow the looting of the National Museum of Iraq to go unchecked. Lots of interest in oil but none in the protection of cultural heritage.

Are these the signs of civilization and barbarism? Well,I read somewhere that the Anglo-Americans allowed the general looting to happen to show the Hussein Iraqi regime that it was all over.

| Posted by Gary Sauer-Thompson at 5:16 PM | | Comments (0)