Weapons of Mass Destruction

Allegory of War - Peter Paul Rubens

“A weapon of mass destruction (WMD) is a weapon that can kill large numbers of humans (and other life forms) and/or cause great damage to man-made structures (e.g. buildings), natural structures (e.g. mountains), or the biosphere in general.”(Wikipedia)

WMD was the official reason behind the attack, to Iraq, perpetrated by the US and its allies. However, later on, it was proven to be the wrong target since Saddam Hussein had no weapons of mass destruction whatsoever (not even to annoy Iran if needed be). His only crime was to be a torturer, a murderer, a despotic leader, a bad bluffer and a producer of evil seeds.

Today we know that the pre-emptive war shouldn’t have been on Iraq, for we all know who truly holds the Weapons of Mass Destruction:

A) Bin Laden and his gang: the 9/11 attacks were an example of the use of a mass destruction weapon. It killed thousands of innocent people and destroyed buildings. Not to mention the fact that it disrupted the lives of millions of world travellers and the order of things. His gang (the Islamic extremists in Somalia, Yemen, Chechnya, Algeria, Morocco and Egypt) assembles human mass destruction weapons to blow themselves up wherever there is innocent blood.

B) The Islamic extremists in Pakistan: the bloodshed we witness on TV everyday. Remember the Mumbai attacks (2008)? Remember the 4/11 train bombings (Madrid, 2004) and the 7/7 bombings (London, 2005)?

C) The Islamic extremists in Indonesia: let’s recall the Bali bombings, in 2002, when 202 innocent lives were scythed. And let’s not forget the Jakarta bombings last year either.

D) Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Al-Aqsa Martyrs and Hezbollah: this charming group is the cleverest of them all for despite their terrorist acts; in spite of their continued smuggling of illegal weapons; notwithstanding their continued assembling of human WMD (to exterminate Jews in Israel), they manage to draw the sympathy, support and donations from idealists and governments.

Who oils the machine producing these mass destruction weapons? The Islamic Clergy.

Comments

  1. If I recall correctly, some chemical warheads were found, but they were left over from the much earlier war with Iran and weren't serviceable. Thus, the premise of a threat from Iraq's WMD program was false.

    What we still don't know is who produced the false data indicating an Iraqi WMD program. I don't believe the theory that it was a conspiracy dreamed up by Barney Bush.

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  2. Maximus Provocationus…

    Excellent article…

    I suggest that one must go beyond the “Islamic Clergy” to the Quran and its writer Muhammad (despite claims of illiteracy)…

    Muhammad the False Prophet of the Sword (ravenously violent and bloodthirsty in his aggressions) provides the model for today’s Muslims…and his words in the Quran support these actions as well as the stories in the Hadith…

    Fortunately there are many cultural Muslims that do not take Muhammad seriously and live watered down religious lives…

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  3. Interesting. There may be some truth in what you claim in regards to some members of the Islamic clergy, however I believe you paint with a broad brush and that by doing so you condemn many people who would stand beside you and denounce the violence and hate that have fueled these events. We must be careful for when we generalize we can create and perpetuate more hate and violence. Love, peace and wisdom to you.

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  4. Since 9/11 I have heard many reasons why we shouldn't have gone into Iraq. Some ring true while others were blatantly uninformed. But what surprises me most of all is how so many (good) people were willing to allow Saddam to continue murdering and torturing so many innocent people. One person told me that at least Saddam could control his population. Unbelievable. It just goes to show that if you aren't personally involved in the pain and hardship, the problem belongs to someone else.

    Another thought-provoking post.

    Happy trails.

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  5. Hi Looney :D!

    "If I recall correctly, some chemical warheads were found, but they were left over from the much earlier war with Iran and weren't serviceable. Thus, the premise of a threat from Iraq's WMD program was false."

    *nodding in agreement*...

    "What we still don't know is who produced the false data indicating an Iraqi WMD program. I don't believe the theory that it was a conspiracy dreamed up by Barney Bush."

    LOL LOL LOL loved the link LOL, thanks for that! Indeed, we do not know who produced the false data. And what I would like to know is what was this person (not) thinking; because for sure he/she knew that the "truth" would come out eventually...
    Anyway, I can say that I supported the "invasion" of Iraq because I wanted Saddam out. Perhaps the counterfeiter of the data wanted the same, who knows...

    Looney, thank you so much for your input :D!

    Cheers

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  6. Hi LSus :D!

    "Excellent article…"

    Thank you *bowing*...

    "Muhammad the False Prophet of the Sword (ravenously violent and bloodthirsty in his aggressions) provides the model for today’s Muslims…and his words in the Quran support these actions as well as the stories in the Hadith…"

    So true (unfortunately)...

    "Fortunately there are many cultural Muslims that do not take Muhammad seriously and live watered down religious lives…"

    Amen for that. But I ask: what are they doing to prevent the dissemination of extremists? I say, the responsibility to fight Islamic extremism lies on the hands of moderate Muslims, not on us.

    LSus, another brilliant comment for which I thank you :D.

    Cheers

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  7. Hi Mark :D!

    "Interesting. There may be some truth in what you claim in regards to some members of the Islamic clergy, however I believe you paint with a broad brush and that by doing so you condemn many people who would stand beside you and denounce the violence and hate that have fueled these events."

    I understand your concern. However, when accountability is put on the Islamic clergy, as a whole, it must not be viewed as generalization but yes as a fact. The Islamic Clergy oils terrorism (supported by their Holy Book); and although there may be some Imans who disagree they do not condemn it in public (in fact, they find ways to justify it)...thus, they approve by omission.
    To my knowledge, only one Islamic clerical issued a fatwa against terrorism (and made sure that we all knew about it): Mullah Tahir ul Qadri. And even so, many ask why it took him at least 10 years to make this public condemnation...

    "We must be careful for when we generalize we can create and perpetuate more hate and violence. Love, peace and wisdom to you."

    Terrorists, and those who encourage and support them, do not need me to perpetuate hate and violence (which I do not) for they do a pretty good job by themselves.
    Thanks, much love peace and wisdom to you too *bowing*.

    Mark, excellent comment for which I thank you :D.

    Cheers

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  8. Hi Swu :D!

    "But what surprises me most of all is how so many (good) people were willing to allow Saddam to continue murdering and torturing so many innocent people."

    So true. I supported the Iraq "invasion" because I wanted Saddam out, and I am not ashamed of saying it in public. In 2003, people (those good ones, like you say) would say anything to oppose the war; and when I reminded them of Saddam's crimes against his own people what would folks say? It is their problem not ours...let them liberate themselves.
    Yeah, right (so much for Human Rights)!

    "One person told me that at least Saddam could control his population. Unbelievable. It just goes to show that if you aren't personally involved in the pain and hardship, the problem belongs to someone else."

    Shocking *nodding*. You know how people are: as long as it doesn't happen in my backyard...

    "Another thought-provoking post."

    Thank you *bowing*...

    Swu, thank you ever so much for your fab input :D.

    Cheers

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  9. Loonicus and Maximus…

    I fly to the rescue with a valuable piece of information all should read when it comes to the intelligence provided for the Iraq war…I blogged on it in the past but here is the source…

    http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,542840,00.html

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  10. I would have said that the oil of WMD is imperialism and American oil...

    I know it sounds anti-American and I'm not. But to me, all those terrorism movements, fueled by a very marginal interpretation of religion and a few crazy people are a way to warn the world that the current global liberalism, implement and interpreted by the West, does not mean much.

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  11. Maximus…

    “Amen for that. But I ask: what are they doing to prevent the dissemination of extremists? I say, the responsibility to fight Islamic extremism lies on the hands of moderate Muslims, not on us.”

    - Well most are probably pretty scared…just as most everybody else is…it seems that if a person is theologically inclined to follow Islam they are vulnerable to following the violent example of Muhammad but the lukewarm/cultural Muslims just want to have a peaceful quite life…they turn to their religion to feel good not fight those who truly follow Islam…

    The responsibility to fight genuine Islam (those that are inclined towards violence not the peaceful pretend Muslims) falls to all that believe in freedom…lets face it the typical German did not manage to stop the Nazis…

    I believe that part of the solution is to not be politically correct lets call it the way it is…Islam means “submission” it does not mean peace…Muhammad was responsible for the murder of children, women and men…he married one of his many wives when she was six and consummated the marriage when she was no older than nine (that is from Islamic sources)..He was intolerant and violent against those that had other religious beliefs…Atheists, Pagans, Jews and Christians…

    What do you suggest?

    “LSus, another brilliant comment for which I thank you :D.”

    - Clearly a luminous, erudite and accurate compliment ;)

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  12. The troubling thing is that Islam didn't learn a lesson from the Catholic Inquisition, which is overwhelmingly disturbing.
    The above tells one that never again a platform should be given to religious hoarders for people's lives, hearts and faith are shattered and entire nations are brought to their knees.

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  13. LSus and Loonicus,

    "I fly to the rescue with a valuable piece of information all should read when it comes to the intelligence provided for the Iraq war…I blogged on it in the past but here is the source…"

    Thank you so much for the link, I will read it carefully. And yes, LS, I recall that article of yours...although I can't remember if I read this Der Spiegel piece...

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  14. Hey Zhu :D!

    "I would have said that the oil of WMD is imperialism and American oil..."

    I wonder why do people refer to American oil when the companies that most explore oil in the Middle East, Asia and Africa are European. And they mess up a lot too (pollution, corruption etc).
    Now, if the blame falls upon American oil why are European cities being targeted? Don't tell me that it is because Europe is a close ally of the Imperialistic oil explorer America...

    "I know it sounds anti-American and I'm not."

    If you are not why make such statements?

    "But to me, all those terrorism movements, fueled by a very marginal interpretation of religion and a few crazy people are a way to warn the world that the current global liberalism, implement and interpreted by the West, does not mean much."

    Radical Muslims claim that their war is against infidels (i.e. they do not follow Allah and Mohammed) and against those who occupied them for more than 500 years. Come on...who hasn't been occupied? For starters, Muslims occupied the south of Europe. Portugal was founded because the nephew of a Spanish King was promised the occupied land if he'd kick the Muslims out of here. And so he did. "Arab" nations were occupied much after they occupied other people's countries (hell, when Portugal arrived in Mozambique, they had occupied that land and were there exploring it).
    This has nothing to do with global liberalism and politics implemented by the West (because if they could, if the clergy would let them, they'd follow the same model, look at Bahrain, Dubai and Qatar [they try to implement the Western model, to draw Westerners; but fail a bit by obeying to Mohammed]), this has to do with victimisation and religious blindness.

    Zhu, thank you so much for your comment :D.

    Cheers

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  15. LSus,

    "- Well most are probably pretty scared…just as most everybody else is…it seems that if a person is theologically inclined to follow Islam they are vulnerable to following the violent example of Muhammad but the lukewarm/cultural Muslims just want to have a peaceful quite life…they turn to their religion to feel good not fight those who truly follow Islam…"

    Most of Europeans and Americans were pretty scared when they had to participate in their respective revolutions and civil wars, yet they did it. Look where they are now. This is like when Mozambicans say that they cannot change their corrupt status quo because people would die...I mean, come on, people die in revolutions, that is why they are called revolutions. Sacrifices must be done in order to achieve real change.
    I say, if Moderate Muslims want to live a quiet and peaceful life without fighting those who can/will make their lives in the West miserable then they should not complain when Westerners start putting them in the same pot as the radicals, and use them as target of their criticism.

    "The responsibility to fight genuine Islam (those that are inclined towards violence not the peaceful pretend Muslims) falls to all that believe in freedom…lets face it the typical German did not manage to stop the Nazis…"

    The typical German did not manage to stop the Nazis...(well, I could say that this is not entirely true, but I do not want to disappoint the neo-nazis, those dellusional folks)...but the UK (along with the French opposition based in England), the US and its allies did; so what are you saying? That we should proceed with the war against Radical Islam? Should our resources be swallowed up by this? I don't think so...I'd suggest the moderate Muslims fight from within (rotten the apple from within) - it's cheaper.

    "I believe that part of the solution is to not be politically correct lets call it the way it is…Islam means “submission” it does not mean peace…Muhammad was responsible for the murder of children, women and men…"

    I agree.

    "he married one of his many wives when she was six and consummated the marriage when she was no older than nine (that is from Islamic sources).."

    Yes, the Quran encourages Pedophilia - look at all those little girls in Saudi Arabia, Yemen etc fighting for their freedom. But that doesn't matter to idealists (it's not their daughter, sister, cousin, friend, so who cares? Yet they urge us to speak of love and respect...HA!), their template speech is more important.

    "He was intolerant and violent against those that had other religious beliefs…Atheists, Pagans, Jews and Christians…"

    True. And one of the proofs of that is when Jerusalem was under the Islamic rod (up to 1947) no other religious belief could freely worship in the city (specially Jews); and after the city was recuperated by their original owners even them were allowed to freely worship Allah in Yerushalayim.

    "What do you suggest?"

    I suggest what I always suggest: moderate Muslims must fight from within. They are the ones to put a stop to this, before they suffer the consequences of the acts of radicals. And it won't be easy - it has happened before (and everybody knows that history keeps repeating itself, although with different intensity & different peoples).

    "- Clearly a luminous, erudite and accurate compliment ;)"

    LOL LOL clearly...

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  16. Hi Dux :D!

    "The troubling thing is that Islam didn't learn a lesson from the Catholic Inquisition, which is overwhelmingly disturbing."

    It is sad, but all so true...*nodding*. And it didn't learn from the Western History either (which shows how much respect it has for the West), yet we learned from their history and culture (we use the alphabet they invented, for heavens sake - but perhaps they will say that our having learned from them is a sign of the 500 year occupation).

    "The above tells one that never again a platform should be given to religious hoarders for people's lives, hearts and faith are shattered and entire nations are brought to their knees."

    *nodding in utter agreement* absolutely.

    Dux, insightful comment for which I thank you :D.

    Cheers

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  17. The West witnessed an utterly abhorrent behaviour of the Catholic Inquisition and to stop collective insanity it took clergymen, governments and the people.
    Pope Benedict XVI, referring to Byzantine's perception of Islam, quoted it as violent; thos words sparked off controversy in the Muslim world and some idealists insinuated that the Pope was generalising because the violence is only perpetrated by the Islamic fringes.
    We do beg to differ for the Islamic clergy is either siding with violence or being complacent. Anyway, the human-walking-bombs are not being defused for the people and governments on that part of the world are numbed by fear.

    Great article, Max!

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  18. Circulus, I am not a Catholic nor do I have any need to defend the Catholic Church. The Inquisition occurred when the Catholic Church leadership was morally deteriorating, which was the reason for the Reformation. At the same time, you might want to check out a recent FAQ regarding the Inquisition.

    There was certainly some starting grain of truth, but more Christians will probably be killed for their faith this year than the sum total of heretic/witch deaths over several centuries of Inquisitions. Historically, protestants passed around exaggerated Inquisition stories, while atheist scholars put more exaggeration onto the Protestant exaggerations, with the end result that a minnow changed into a whale!

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  19. Hey Max! How are you sweetie? Hope you're doing good and that you're having a great weekend. :)

    Take care! *hugs*

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  20. Hi Max,

    Thanks for keeping the topic light this week.

    Islam seems to be securing more of a foothold in Western society. First the new Miss USA and now they want to build a mosque where the twin towers once stood. To make a long thought short, I think it's the implementation of Sharia law and the interpretation of it as "the way" for all.

    The only weapon of mass destruction is how peace is undermined at the hands of a few oil barrens.

    Great piece my darling.

    Peace Cheers!

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  21. Hi C.C :D!

    "The West witnessed an utterly abhorrent behaviour of the Catholic Inquisition and to stop collective insanity it took clergymen, governments and the people."

    True, it took the collective strength of every level of society to put an end to it.

    "Pope Benedict XVI, referring to Byzantine's perception of Islam, quoted it as violent; those words sparked off controversy in the Muslim world and some idealists insinuated that the Pope was generalising because the violence is only perpetrated by the Islamic fringes."

    Even if the Pope weren't citing Byzantine, even if he were using his own words I would agree with him; because that is the impression that Islam offered (and unfortunately still offers) the world. Generalisation became a shield word; spitting it unto the air is just another form of PC.
    The violence may very well be perpetrated by the Islamic fringes, however if the rest of Islam (i.e. the moderates) sits in silence before the shameful violent acts, then they are also perpetrating it.
    When someone speaks of Mohammed, or someone makes a comment towards Islam, Muslims rally together to protest against it; they even burn flags...but do they do the same when their radical brothers scythe innocent lives? No.

    "We do beg to differ for the Islamic clergy is either siding with violence or being complacent. Anyway, the human-walking-bombs are not being defused for the people and governments on that part of the world are numbed by fear."

    Absolutely!

    "Great article, Max!"

    Thank you, guys *bowing*!

    C.C, excellent comment for which I thank you a billion times :D!

    Cheers

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  22. Looney & C.C,

    "Circulus, I am not a Catholic nor do I have any need to defend the Catholic Church. The Inquisition occurred when the Catholic Church leadership was morally deteriorating, which was the reason for the Reformation."

    No one denies this fact, however atrocities were committed; and they were well documented.

    "There was certainly some starting grain of truth, but more Christians will probably be killed for their faith this year than the sum total of heretic/witch deaths over several centuries of Inquisitions."

    How about the Jews that were burned simply for not wanting to convert to Christianity? They were much more than the Christians that will probably be killed for their faith this year (which is also lamentable - religious persecution has no excuse and it can't be pardonable).

    "Historically, protestants passed around exaggerated Inquisition stories, while atheist scholars put more exaggeration onto the Protestant exaggerations, with the end result that a minnow changed into a whale!"

    lol...It wouldn't surprise me. However, most accounts we study in school (in Portugal) were given by the Catholic Church itself...

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  23. Hey Liza :D!

    "How are you sweetie? Hope you're doing good and that you're having a great weekend. :)"

    I am fine, darling; thanks :D! How about you?

    I wish you a blasting week :D!

    Take care

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  24. Hi Lady A :D!

    "Thanks for keeping the topic light this week."

    LOL...you are welcome...

    "Islam seems to be securing more of a foothold in Western society. First the new Miss USA and now they want to build a mosque where the twin towers once stood. To make a long thought short, I think it's the implementation of Sharia law and the interpretation of it as "the way" for all."

    *nodding in agreement*. Oh yes, I heard about the new Miss USA (with connections to the Hezbollah...wow). They want what? A mosque where the twin towers once stood? Disrespectful...

    "The only weapon of mass destruction is how peace is undermined at the hands of a few oil barrens."

    Oy, sometimes I wish it were that simple...but it is not.

    "Great piece my darling."

    Thank you, dear *bowing*!

    Lady A, thank you for this fab comment (you brought me news, even if shocking ones) :D!

    Peace Cheers

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  25. Howdy Max,

    "However, most accounts we study in school (in Portugal) were given by the Catholic Church itself... "

    I have a friend who went to Catholic school. He was shocked when I told him that the Flat Earth theory was invented by Washington Irving and showed him the original account of Ferdinand Columbus! My other relatives who went through Catholic school told me the same thing. It is hard to imagine that they would pick up atheist non-sense that is anti-Catholic and teach this, but that is the way it works.

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  26. Howdy Looney,

    "It is hard to imagine that they would pick up atheist non-sense that is anti-Catholic and teach this, but that is the way it works."

    It is, isn't it?
    By the way, I haven't forgotten about that Flat Earth Theory...we will have to be back to this conversation as soon as I lay my hands on the proper documents...

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  27. Hi! It always intrigues me when people say Saddam Hussein had no weapons of mass destruction. Going on his past Iraq did use chemical weapons against Iranian forces and Kurdish civilians, so it's claimed.

    It is also claimed that his family smuggled out millions of dollars, if not more, just before Saddam was captured.

    I have my suspicions that he, they, had WMD but they were either hidden or removed out of the country with the help of their allies.

    Take Care,
    Peter

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  28. Hi Peter :D,

    "It always intrigues me when people say Saddam Hussein had no weapons of mass destruction. Going on his past Iraq did use chemical weapons against Iranian forces and Kurdish civilians, so it's claimed."

    Yes, he did use chemical weapons against Iran and the Kurds (hence his label of murderer). However, Hans Blix (when visiting Iraq) didn't find any proof that would corroborate the claims of the existence of WMD in that country...

    "It is also claimed that his family smuggled out millions of dollars, if not more, just before Saddam was captured."

    I wouldn't be surprised...

    "I have my suspicions that he, they, had WMD but they were either hidden or removed out of the country with the help of their allies."

    It could've happened, who knows. And if it did, then Saddam "outsmarted" everybody and made his own people severely pay for his stupid-yet-apparently-smart political strategies.

    Either way, I am just happy that he was "dethroned"...

    Peter, thank you ever so much for your comment :D.

    Cheers

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