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The War On Terror? by iddieforana The War On Terror? by iddieforana
More like "The War OF Terror."



This painting contains the names of 170 Iraqi civilians(aged "infant" to 85 years old) that the United States has slaughtered, in the name of oil.

It would take about 12 of these canvases to include the names of every dead Iraqi civilian recorded here as of the time of original submission to dA.

As of 10/24/05, it would take a total of approximately 176 more of these canvases to write every name of every Iraqi the United States has ruthlessly murdered.

That's not even considering the hundreds of thousands of Iraqi people killed as a result of US sanctions(low estimates are around 1,000,000 deaths, and high estimates are around 2,000,000 deaths).

To use some of Bono's words...
I'm sick and tired of Americans talking about the Democratic Revolution in Iraq, and the glory of the revolution, and the glory of dying for the revolution. They don't talk about the glory of killing for the revolution. What's the glory in taking a man from his bed and gunning him down in front of his wife and his children? Where's the glory in that? Where's the glory in sending a missile down a street of homes? Where's the glory in that? To leave them dying, or crippled for life, or dying under the rubble of the revolution...
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thatwasagreatname Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
I absolutely hate war.

Very powerful deviation. I love what you've done. People need to remember that war has consequences and that people are not expendable casualties.

My grandfather fought in WWII and we found a photograph of probably at least a hundred dead Italians laying on a field. Apparently there were six survivors from this group and told he soldiers my grandfather was with that the Nazis had gassed them. Not sure what those Italians did to piss the Nazis off so much. My guess is they probably just got in the Nazis way.

It's so terrible that so many people have died just because they were in the wrong place at the wrong time during a war.

I hate the War on Terror. War OF Terror, indeed.
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TodaysRebellion Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
My dad died in this war. I will never see him again. War is pointless. No one ever wins. Its like a contest to see who can kill more people...
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theTrickyBunny Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't get why people do things. Maybe my mind is just too simple to understand the logic behind, "someone has a different point of view than me, someone is different than me, someone is weaker than me, therefore they are wrong and it's up to me to get rid of them or force them to see my way."
I don't get the point of genocides or wars. They're just stupid. Who thinks they have the right to take someone else's life away from them?
It makes me angry that it confuses me so much. I just...Ugh, I don't even know the word to say. Maybe I'm just too stupid to be able to understand it.
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InducedPsychosis Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008
whose fucking place is it for the americans to force "democracy" on them, anyways?
if people want change, the only war that can change things is a civil war..
the americans need to get off their high horse, before everyone gets so sick of them that they get kicked off the saddle.

"Cause you can't trust 'Freedom' when it's not in your hands, when everybody's fighting for the Promised Land" - Guns N' Roses
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Caelea Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Your work has been featured here: [link]
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karemelancholia Featured By Owner May 27, 2007
Hi!!!
Congrats!

You've been featured in the Special Peace/Human Nature edition here : [link]
There's a PEACE contest going on, participate, spread the word!
this cause deserves it!
And also in the news you'll see your creation featured and the contest annouced, FAVE IT if you like it : [link]
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iddieforana Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007
Ohhhh!! :) :) How fantastic!!! Thank you so much :-D
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karemelancholia Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2007
You're welcome!
You deserve it!

If not yet done you can fave the news article to give more exposition to you and the other artists : [link]
:kiss:


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:new: Enter the PEACE Contest!
View the news article here : [link]
This cause deserves and needs support!
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axone Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2007
amazing concept, great way of using art to tell a message of peace. i'd definitely buy this if the money made was to be used for a memorial or something.
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lahandi Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2007
:wow: wow. You must be spend a lot of time making this artwork...

:salute: Salute! No more war! (And no more scapegoat!) :giggle:
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