The Boundaries of Our Control

Democracy Now hosted Deborah Campbell’s “Exodus: Where Will Iraq Go Next?” to discuss the displacement of millions of civilian Iraqis from their homes in the past five years. Part of the cultural strategies implemented in war include the disruption of persons from their everyday lives and belongings, such that they are incapacitated on a higher Maslownian level to participate in the active struggle. Without proper shelter, the one in five Iraqis who have fled their homes or been actively displaced have lost a sense of purpose and heritage which, though decentralized from our social reference, is key to theirs.

As Campbell reports, “Two-and-a-half million Iraqis have been internally displaced”and more have managed relocated to Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Turkey, the Gulf States (about a half a million) and, most of all, Syria, which hosts 1.5 million Iraqis. More statistics on displacement can be reviewed above. This decentralization of culture has resulted in a dispersion of culture, which, like seeds from their parent will bring with them wherever they land the pollen of memory and hate for the United States and occupation for a false war. If the United States government is attempting to crush the roots of terrorism in Middle Eastern States, it is doing an excellent service to the enemy by active culturing new enemies and simultaneously spreading them far and wide.

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~ by 1womanarmy on March 31, 2008.

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