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LUẬN CỔ SUY KIMLiệt Lăo-Tarin65 26-3-2003
Nhân lúc xem tin tức thấy các nhà báo hỏi các tướng lănh tŕnh bày tại chiến trường với mục đích thông tin báo chí, thật là ứa gan. Các đại diện các báo Trung Quốc th́ cứ xoi mói vào việc, cho đến bây giờ th́ lực lượng Hoa Kỳ và Anh Quốc đă t́m được cơ sở Iraq có các loại vũ khí giết người hằng loạt hay chưa(WMD=Weapons of Mass Destruction). C̣n báo chí Tây phương th́ cứ bắt quân Mỹ xác nhận những thiệt hại thường dân Iraq v́ lạc đạn, như thả bom rơi vào thường dân chẳng hạn, và Mỹ có cam kết ǵ đối với các thiệt hại đó ?...Lẽ tất nhiên là cơ quan thông tin báo chí ở chiến trường chỉ tiết lộ những ǵ họ có quyền làm, một mặt vừa thông tin, nhưng mặt khác họ phải bảo mật. Theo thiển ư, ngành thông tin báo chí của quân đội phải được học qua các tuyệt chiêu của ngành điện ảnh để có thể đóng tuồng có bài bản lớp lang để làm cho đối phương biết những ǵ ta cần cho họ biết để đưa chúng vào rọ, thay v́ cố gắng thật thà báo cáo trung thực, một khi bị hỏi vặn, bị đưa vào bẫy th́ lại lúng túng.
Để trả lời về việc dùng vũ khí giết người hằng loạt th́ Iraq đă sử dụng để giết dân Kurd của chúng.
C̣n Liệt Lăo của chúng ta th́ có ư kiến như sau :
« Nh́n khí tượng trong vùng chiến trận, thấy “Low Pressure”(Masse d’air chaud) di chuyển từ Tây qua Đông Baghdad đem gió Tây Nam thổi vào mặt trận ṿng đai thủ đô “Ngàn Lẻ Một Đêm”, tôi thấy dường như Trời muốn giúp cho Liên Quân thanh toán Quân Ác. Bởi v́ đối phương sẽ không giám dùng vũ khí « hóa học » ; nếu chúng dùng bừa băi th́ chúng sẽ lănh đủ với ngọn gió « phản thùng » thổi ngược, đem độc chất của chúng sát hại chúng. Lợi dụng ngọn Tây Nam tiến nhanh phá trận, Liên Quân sẽ ít thiệt hại hơn. Ngọn gió Tây-Nam trong trận Baghdad này chẳng khác nào ngọn Đông Phong trong trận Xích Bích xưa kia Đông Ngô phá Tào...Nếu chần chờ « High Pressure » di chuyển tới th́ lănh đủ với hơi ngạt đó !...Hăy nương gió tiến mau, đánh mạnh, cho dân chúng Iraq vùng lên nghênh đón đoàn quân cứu tinh giải phóng Baghdad.
C̣n xét thế trận qua « Ngũ Hành » th́ Liên Quân mặc đồ màu « cát vàng » thuộc « THỔ », cảm tử quân Iraq mặc đồ đen thuộc Thủy, quân cảm tử tất thất bại thôi. Republican Guard của Saddam Hussein, quân phục xanh lá cây thuộc « Mộc » giúp cho Hỏa phát sinh (mộc sinh hỏa) cho nên sẽ là mục tiêu chính của « hỏa lực kinh hoàng » đủ loại của Liên Quân trong những ngày tới.
Xét như thế, cả khí tượng lẫn ngũ hành, quân Iraq có nhiều bất lợi, chế độ Saddam Hussein sẽ cáo chung.
Đừng hỏi tôi thêm về ngũ hành, tôi chỉ biết có mấy chiêu ḷe nhau tí thôi. Nếu muốn hiểu sâu xa hơn th́ xin hỏi Thầy Nguyễn Hữu Thôn ở Georgia, Thầy sẽ giảng cho nghe. Điện thoại của Thầy là (770)237-0211.
Các cháu của chúng ta có thể không rành tiếng Việt cho lắm, cũng có thể đọc bài viết dưới đây để củng cố lập trường của ḿnh trước cuộc chiến tranh dẹp bọn khủng bố quốc tế như thế nào.
Liệt Lăo – Tarin65
-- (Hong Ha @ Yen Phu.Net), February 10, 2005
Not all people hate us.
Subject: A"Think piece"
Food for some REAL thought.
No matter your views on President Bush's statement of upcoming war, this, from an English journalist, is very interesting. Just a word of background, for those of you who aren't familiar with the UK's Daily Mirror: it is a notoriously left-wing daily that is normally not supportive of the 'Colonials across the Atlantic.'
forwarded by Tyge Irskens
London Daily Mirror
September 11, 2002
One Year Later, written by Tony Parsons
ONE year ago, the world witnessed a unique kind of broadcasting--the mass murder of thousands, live on television. As a lesson in the pitiless cruelty of the human race, September 11 was up there with Pol Pot's Mountain of skulls in Cambodia, or the skeletal bodies stacked like garbage in the Nazi concentration camps.
An unspeakable act so cruel, so calculated and so utterly merciless that surely the world could agree on one thing - nobody deserves this fate. Surely there could be consensus: the victims were truly innocent, the perpetrators truly evil.
But to the world's eternal shame, 9/11 is increasingly seen as America's comeuppance. Incredibly, anti-Americanism has increased over the last year.
There has always been a simmering resentment to the USA in this country--too loud, too rich, too full of themselves and so much happier than Europeans - but it has become an epidemic. And it seems incredible to me. More than that, it turns my stomach.
America is this country's greatest friend and our staunchest ally. We are bonded to the US by culture, language and blood. A little over half a century ago, around half a million Americans died for our freedoms, as well as their own. Have we forgotten so soon? And exactly a year ago, thousands of ordinary men, women and children - not just Americans, but from dozens of countries - were butchered by a small group of religious fanatics. Are we so quick to betray them?
What touched the heart about those who died in the twin towers and on the planes was that we recognized them. Young fathers and mothers, somebody's son and somebody's daughter, husbands and wives, and children, some unborn.
And these people brought it on themselves? And their nation is to blame for their meticulously planned slaughter?
These days you don't have to be some dust-encrusted nut job in Kabul or Karachi or Finsbury Park to see America as the Great Satan. The anti-American alliance is made up of self-loathing liberals who blame the Americans for every ill in the Third World, and conservatives suffering from power-envy, bitter that the world's only superpower can do what it likes without having to ask permission.
The truth is that America has behaved with enormous restraint since September 11.
Remember, remember. Remember the gut-wrenching tapes of weeping men phoning their wives to say, "I love you," before they were burned alive.
Remember those people leaping to their deaths from the top of burning skyscrapers.
Remember the hundreds of firemen buried alive.
Remember the smiling face of that beautiful little girl who was on one of the planes with her mum.
Remember, remember - and realize that America has never retaliated for 9/11 in anything like the way it could have.
So a few al-Qaeda tourists got locked without a trial in Camp X- ray? Pass the Kleenex...
So some Afghan wedding receptions were shot up after they merrily fired their semi-automatics in a sky full of American planes? A shame, but maybe next time they should stick to confetti.
AMERICA could have turned a large chunk of the world into a parking lot. That it didn't is a sign of strength. American voices are already being raised against attacking Iraq - that's what a democracy is for. How many in the Islamic world will have a minute's silence for the slaughtered innocents of 9/11? How many Islamic leaders will have the guts to say that the mass murder of 9/11 was an abomination?
When the news of 9/11 broke on the West Bank, those freedom-loving Palestinians were dancing in the street. America watched all of that -and didn't push the button. We should thank the stars that America is the most powerful nation in the world. I still find it incredible that 9/11 did not provoke all-out war. Not a "war on terrorism." A real war.
The fundamentalist dudes are talking about "opening the gates of hell," if America attacks Iraq. Well, America could have opened the gates of hell like you wouldn't believe.
The US is the most militarily powerful nation that ever strode the face of the earth. The campaign in Afghanistan may have been less than perfect and the planned war on Iraq may be misconceived.
But don't blame America for not bringing peace and light to these wretched countries. How many democracies are there in the Middle East, or in the Muslim world? You can count them on the fingers of one hand - assuming you haven't had any chopped off for minor shoplifting.
I love America, yet America is hated. I guess that makes me Bush's poodle. But I would rather be a dog in New York City than a Prince in Riyadh. Above all, America is hated because it is what every country wants to be -rich, free, strong, open, optimistic. Not ground down by the past, or religion, or some caste system. America is the best friend this country ever had and we should start remembering that.
Or do you really think the USA is the root of all evil? Tell it to the loved ones of the men and women who leaped to their death from the burning towers.
Tell it to the nursing mothers whose husbands died on one of the hijacked planes, or were ripped apart in a collapsing skyscraper. And tell it to the hundreds of young widows whose husbands worked for the New York Fire Department.
To our shame, George Bush gets a worse press than Saddam Hussein. Once we were told that Saddam gassed the Kurds, tortured his own people and set up rape-camps in Kuwait. Now we are told he likes Quality Street. Save me the orange center, oh mighty one!
Remember, remember, September 11. One of the greatest atrocities in human history was committed against America.
No, do more than remember. Never forget!
American You probably missed it in the rush of news last week, but there was actually a report that someone in Pakistan had publish in a newspaper an offer of a reward to anyone who killed an American, any American. So I just though I would write to let them know what an American is, so they would know when they found one.
An American is English, French, Italian, Irish, German, Spanish, Polish, Russian or Greek. An American may also be Mexican, African, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Australian, Iranian, Asian, Arab, Pakistani, or Afghan. An American may also be a Cherokee, Osage, Blackfoot, Navaho, Apache, or one of the many other tribes known as native Americans.
An American is Christian, or he could be Jewish, Buddhist, or Muslim. In fact, there are more Muslims in America than in Afghanistan. The only difference is that in America they are free to worship as each of them chooses. An American is also free to believe in no religion. For that he will answer only to God, not to the government, or to armed thugs claiming to speak for the government and for God.
An American is from the most prosperous land in the history of the world. The root of that prosperity can be found in the Declaration of Independence, which recognizes the god given right of each man and woman to the pursuit of happiness.
An American is generous. Americans have helped out just about every other nation in the world in the time of need. When the Soviet army overran Afghanistan 20 years ago, Americans came with arms and supplies to enable the people to win back their country. As of the morning of September 11, Americans had given more than any other nation to the poor in Afghanistan. The best products, the best books, the best music, the best food, the best athletes.
Americans welcome the best, but they also welcome the least. The national symbol of America welcomes your tired and your poor, the wretched refuse of your teeming shores, the homeless, tempest tossed. These in fact are the people who built America. Some of them were working in the Twin Towers in the morning of September 11, earning a better life for their families. I've been told that the people in the Towers were from at least 30 countries, and maybe many more, other countries, cultures, and first languages, including those that aided and abetted the terrorist.
So you can try to kill an American if you must. Hitler did. So did General Tojo, and Stalin, and Mao Tse-Tung, and every bloodthirsty tyrant in the history of the world. But, in doing so you would just be killing yourself. Because Americans are not a particular people from a particular place. They are the embodiment of the human spirit of freedom. Everyone who holds to that spirit, everywhere, is an American.
So look around you. You may find more Americans in your land than you thought were there. One day they will rise up and overthrow the old, ignorant, tired tyrants that trouble too many lands. Then those lands, too, will join the community of free and prosperous nations. And American will welcome them!
Pass this around the World! GOD BLESS OUR WONDERFUL NATION
-- (Hong Ha @ Yen Phu.Net), February 10, 2005.