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WILL COST $100 Billion: A War Which was
[A letter from
Ms. Liz Claman
I watch your show every day and admire you as a
hard working woman who wakes
up in the wee hours of the morning to rush to the
studios of CNBC.
When Allen Murray, quoting Paul Bremer, said in
your show, that it would cost
50, 60 to 100 billion dollars to rebuild Iraq,
I couldn't help chuckling
when you retorted "Why should we be saddled with
such a cost".
The answer is simple. "Who asked you to invade a
sovereign nation, under
false evidence?" Not the Iraqi people, not the
UN, not the rest of the world.
In the entire history, there has never been such
a ground swell of protests
around the whole world - including the
against this manufactured war,
neo-con Likudniks. You
and many of the CNBC anchors were
cheerleaders for this murderous war. You broke my
heart, because I had always
admired you as nice person. Now, our young men
and women are being hunted
down like pariah dogs by the Iraqis, who do not
want to see their faces on their
soil. They are happy to see a cruel dictator
gone, but they also don't want a
cruel occupier to stay. They have seen what the
through in their daily lives under occupation.
Are you one of those innocents duped by the
'liberation' hoax, or as a
girl, you were just happy to destroy a country,
war criminal Ariel Sharon
ordered the USA to do?
[By the way, don't worry, the US taxpayers hard
earned tax dollars can still
go to Israel and not to Iraq. The cost for
rebuilding Iraq will be financed by
Iraq's massive oil reserves. Also, most of the
major contracts awarded in
Iraq will be to US companies, so the money will
be coming right back into the
USA. Iraqis will end up filling the US coffers
for many many years to come. As
all colonial powers enriched their treasuries,
the USA will enrich hers too!!!].
or SCARE? The Case of Two Murdered
There is an offshoot of
(Islamic Society of North America) which
calls itself CAIR and has a cushy business center
in an expensive area of
Washington, DC. CAIR claims that it is the
biggest human rights organization of
Muslims in America. That's a bogus claim, Islamic
observers tell New Trend. CAIR
has a track record that it has never fought for a
case which would put it in
opposition to the U.S. government. Recently it
steered clear of the cases of 8
Muslims in Virginia, Br. Hammad and others. It
even ignored Ismail Royer who
had worked for CAIR at one time.
In the case of Ahmed ĎAbdel Sattar, CAIR has
steered clear of even the
vaguest interest in the case. Sis. Lisa, Br.
Ahmed's wife, told New Trend that
CAIR has refused to acknowledge the letters she
CAIR has a history of this kind of
opportunism. In the cases of
Shaikh Omar ĎAbdel Rahman
Imam Jamil al-Amin,
CAIR actually sided WITH the
government in a variety of ways.
To justify its existence [it reportedly got
$500,000 from Saudi
last year], CAIR every now and then issues
communiques about alleged hate
crimes against Muslims. It keeps repeating the
story of the Sikh who was killed
and gives the impression that the
American public is attacking
Muslims and their mosques, though hate crimes
have been insignificant.
CAIR's most misleading effort was its recent
appeal to the FBI to investigate
the murder of two Pakistanis in P.G. County
Maryland as a hate crime. Then it
tried to link the murders to the cross burning at
Masjid Darussalam (also in
PG County) which turned out to be a prank by two
stupid teenagers who have
been arrested with great fanfare.
CAIR claimed that the murder of the two
Pakistanis could be hate crime
because nothing was stolen from the two in the
incident, not even their brand
Perhaps, with the lavish funds available to
it, CAIR should hire an
Urdu language expert. If it had one, it would
have known the details of the
murder of two Pakistanis, Sair Saeed Butt and
Hammad Afzal Chaudhery. The
information as it has appeared in the Urdu
language papers published in USA indicates
that it was a "regular" murder (the kind which
occurs every day in the American
paradise) and certainly NOT a hate crime.
For instance, Mohsin Zaheer writing from
Maryland for the
SADA-e-PAKISTAN states clearly that the two were
killed "during the process of a dacoity."
[Pakistani language for armed robbery.] The crime
took place at typical
American crime time, ONE AM. The paper gives
"Hammad Afzal Choudhery, on the night between
Sunday and Monday, at
nearly one AM, after finishing his job, went to
meet his friend Saer Saeed Butt in
Forestville, Prince George County. He called his
friend on his cell phone
(from the parking lot). Saer Butt came down from
his apartment still in his
sleeping suit. When he approached his car, four
or five Black men surrounded the
two, aimed a pistol at them and started searching
them. We are told that during
this dacoity, Saer Saeed Butt, dressed in his
sleeping suit and with his pocket
empty tried to resist and was shot in the chest.
He died on the spot. After
that Hammad Choudhery was shot in the stomach.
The killers took whatever was
in his (their) pockets, stole Hammad Choudhery's
cell phone and succeeded in
escaping. At the sound of shots some local person
called the police which
arrived soon after...... It is said that the
killers used Hammad Chaudhery's
stolen cell phone to call various numbers and the
police is tracing these numbers
to catch the killers."
Reports in Pakistani papers indicate that
the killers were attracted
to the victims by the brand new car which Hammad
had bought and which he was
excited about showing Saer at one in the morning.
It was the perfect recipe for
a crime. Murders and robberies are common in the
Washington, DC and its close
by Maryland suburbs. It has nothing to do with
anyone's race, religion or
nationality. Drugs have proliferated and created
a pattern of serious crime.
Our condolences go out to the families of
the two murdered young men.
They had just taken admission at a university in
Fairfax, Virginia. Saer had
recently moved from Canada. Probably he had no
idea that America is not the
paradise many immigrants imagine it to be.
We urge CAIR not to try and scare the
Muslim community. Hate from
American people is not the issue. Persecution by
the U.S. government is the issue
and in that area CAIR has failed miserably.
2003-08-02 Sat 18:34ct