colonialism

Excerpted and Reprinted: Rudy Jaafar -- "Time for Arab History to Follow its Course"

Originally posted 2008-05-25 11:08:38 -0400, this piece appears to relate to the current happenings in and around the Middle East at this time. In light of the recent speech by President Obama, I thought it would be good to resurrect and ask folks to read through. -- GH

Crossposted to DailyKos and Docudharma.

What follows is an excerpt reprinted from the piece Danse Macabre 03: The Return of Ja(a)far [Donald Rumsfeld], which was published by ePluribus Media in December 2006.

With all the back-and-forth rumbles about Iraq, Iran, peak oil, the "long war" and such, I thought a reprint of this particular section would be enlightening. It briefly review a paper written by Rudy Jaafar regarding that author's perspective and commentary about the US role in the determination of the social and political future of the Middle East.

I strongly urge people to read the original piece by Rudy Jaafar in its entirety, and request that people add -- in comments -- any additional insights or references that could help educate the public about the regions cultures and history.

It's the "New Haiti"



Michel Collins

The appointment of former presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush
as key players in Haitian relief should cause the people of Haiti grave
concern, if they weren't otherwise preoccupied with survival. These
former presidents' records as pro-life advocates on the international
scene is tarnished by real world outcomes.

During his eight years as president, Clinton was responsible for sanctions on Iraq that resulted in the deaths of 170,000 children under five.
Former President George W. Bush exceeded that death toll by invading
Iraq.   That  caused civil chaos and conflict among Iraqis leading to
the deaths of over one million citizens in that tragic nation. When you see these two coming, their record speaks for itself. 

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What will happen in Haiti? What can the citizens of that nation
expect? It's instructive to look at the post Katrina rescue effort with
a focus on New Orleans as a prototype.