The Rise And Fall Of A Great Nation

WAR: Deafening sounds that shatter eardrums, the bitter taste of sulfur, and the shock of metal as it obliterates bodies. Homes, families, and all hope destroyed.

On September 11, 2001, Islamic Suicide Missionaries rained havoc on our North American shores. Twelve young Islamic terrorists flew suicide planes into the Pentagon, the Twin Towers in New York, as well as commandeered a commercial plane headed for San Francisco. The plane crashed and burned, killing everyone on board. In total, the number of lives lost on that ill-fated day numbered approximately three thousand.

Washington immediately responded with a national address by President George W. Bush who informed us that the name of our enemy was Osama Bin Loden, the Talabon Leader from Afghanistan. Congressmen, State Representatives, State Governors, and even movie stars joined the cause, urging our countrymen to donate money to the surviving families of the dead. Bush declared war on terrorist. Dedicated men and women left their families to join the fight in defending our nation.

The media frenzy equaled that of the O J Simpson trial. Hour after hour every major television channel repeated the atrocities until the American public became hysterical with fright. Television and Radio personalities joined in on the crusade, urging the public to respond by flying the American flag, not only in their front yard, but also on their cars as a show of unity. Flag sales soared as well as bumper stickers, screaming united we stand in red, white, and blue. Within days of the bombing, anthrax, a deadly biochemical substance was unleashed upon the unsuspecting public. Three people died, and thousands were tested for exposure to the dreaded powder. Within a month, the bombing of Afghanistan had begun as in the 1980’s. A few weeks later Bush invaded Iraq killing thousands of civilians. The excuse was a fabricated story stating that Iraq was responsible for 9-11, plus they were developing nuclear bombs. By twisting the truth George Bush and Dick Cheney invaded one of the three countries in the Middle East that has the ability to produce enough oil to satisfy the demands of the United States until the year 2020.

Since Bush took office, America has become the most hated Country in the world. The truth is we are at war with the Middle East, not to retaliate against the atrocity of 9-11, but to control the oil in the Middle East, and the power it bestows. Americans claim Middle Easterners hate us. Is it any wonder? The American Government has been trying to control Middle Eastern oil since World War 11. The US Government has tried to seduce them, intimidate them, threaten them and when nothing worked, Bush started a war.

To date, January 2008, three thousand American soldiers have been killed, and thousands more wounded, and 1.2 million Iraqis citizens have been slaughtered. Unfortunately, the worse is yet to come. Now the Bush Administration has a plan to invade Iran. The question is why? His answer is the same as it was with Iraq, the threat of nuclear bombs, but again the truth is control of oil. Bush constantly uses fear tactics to frighten Americans into falling for his propaganda. He talks about a well-trained, renegade, religious group who is out to destroy us. The fact is it was the United States that supplied arms and ammunition as well as trained the renegade, religious group called the Talabon to fight. Not to be redundant, but this war is about oil and power. It is also about controlling Nuclear Bombs. If Iran cannot produce Nuclear Bombs, the United States has the power to dominate the Middle East. And, if Bush can control the oil coming out of Iran, he will obtain the positive legacy he so desperately desires. What a scary thought. Does this not reek of the Hitler Régime in the 1930’s and 1940’s?

Imagine if you can, the United States has a product that is needed in every country around the world. One-day China decides rather than diplomatically proposing a deal that will benefit both countries; it will simply take our product and control our country. Suddenly, America is invaded by thousands of Chinese soldiers and the bombings begin. Cities from New York to Los Angeles are destroyed. There is a shortage of housing, food, water, and citizens are being slaughtered everyday. How would you feel?

This country, as we know it today, began with the constitution in 1789, making the current republic 216 years old. Compared to other countries in the world, we are still in our infancy and it shows. The time has come for us to grow up and realize that war is not the answer to differences. Americans do not become parents to forfeit their children for the greed of their government. The time has come for change or we will suffer the consequences.

The Rise And Fall Of A Great Nation

Patricia Dexheimer

Lake Park, United States

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