Sunday, December 18, 2011

Between Iraq and a Hard Place...

After almost 9 years of occupation, today sees the full and final withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq.
What an incredible age we are living through!

Tyrrants and despots rising and falling. The ordinary people of the world demanding freedom and democracy. The appearance of freedom and democracy in so-called modern, civilised nations finally being seen through for the impermanent, corrupt, money-grabbing sham that it truly is.

Indeed, we are living in the beginning of a dark Dark Age!

And what was the cost of the U.S. operation in Iraq?
On the face of it, it looks like it is being counted in years, lives and of course money...
9 years,
4,500 US troops dead,
10s of thousands of Iraqis dead,

Granted, Sadaam Hussein was killed, but was it worth even the life of ONE human being? For every single soldier or civilian dead, there is an extended family who will never get over the loss of their beautiful son or daughter.

As the troops unceremoniously disappear over the horizon into Kuwait - for all the world as if the policy is to try to avoid publicity - we must be mindful of looking for  the truth of what has actually taken place in Iraq and elsewhere.

Iraq is not in a good place right now. Politically you could hardly claim democracy has been achieved.
Strategically, you could not say peace has been restored.
Culturally, just look at what has been lost or destroyed! And psycho-spiritually, who actually knows how long it will take for even one person to recover?

Perhaps in the future we will have a very different view of history, and a very different approach to dealing with tyrrants.
The war crimes and human rights agencies will probably judge that the murders of Sadaam Hussein, Osama Bin Laden, and Gadaffi for that matter, were all criminal acts.

But, we must rest assured that the global Dark Age we are now entering not only WILL come to end once it has gone through its cosmic cycle, but it CAN end at any given moment IF [and only if] humanity WAKES UP and chooses to create a Heaven on Earth instead of a Hell.

We have the vast, unexplored potential to do it, if we only looked within our hearts and minds.

What we truly are is something miraculous and incredible... We are LOVE and LIGHT, manifesting temporarily in physical form for the ultimate benefit of OTHERS.

Let us SHINE, therefore, in this Dark Age!

Let us take what we are given, and turn it into Peace, Compassion and Wisdom...

Happy Holidays to you All!

May 2012 not be the end of the world, as the Mayans have predicted, but the beginning of living fully in the Present Moment - a Beautiful Moment, always pregnant with endless possibilities for good!

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