Weapons of Mass Destruction--were they found with Saddam Hussein?
The answer is yes. But, the WMD are everywhere. They exist
in us all, and the capture of Saddam is only symbolic of the
work we need to do to find our own WMD and defuse them.
15, 2003—Ground Zero Plus 824
Capturing The Weapons Of Mass
Destruction: Saddam Hussein
Editor, New York City Combat Correspondent News
GROUND ZER0, New York, N.Y.--Dec. 15, 2003-- The
Beast of Terror is dead in Iraq. And with his "death" was found
the Weapons of Mass Destruction the world is searching for in a nation
ruled by tyranny and oppression for the past 24 years.
Saddam in custody
Bottom: Saddam arrested
wasn't captured just by U.S. Special Forces on Saturday, December 13,
2003. He was captured by the Sentinels of Vigilance, the
mothers and fathers, the grandparents, brothers and sisters, cousins,
and loved ones of all the Children's Children's Children in all the
parts of the world where tyranny and oppression exists.
The great Weapons of Mass Destruction are not
those bacteria or viruses or nuclear elements that threaten the
physical safety and security of individuals, families, neighborhoods
and societies. The great WMD are those that rob a child of hope,
that torture a parent into a state of Fear, Intimidation and
Complacency to act against the oppression that limit a child's right
to evolve, to become the man or woman he or she wishes to become.
Fear, Intimidation and Complacency, the Triads of
Terrorism, are the real Weapons of Mass Destruction employed by Saddam
Hussein, and all other tyrants of his ilk, who have attempted
throughout history to suppress the rights of others while expanding
their own selfish causes.
When Saddam was found in a rat hole near a mud
hut, hunkering in a six-by-eight-food spider-trap hole in the ground,
he symbolized all the WMD the world has argued about existing in Iraq.
America and its allies knew the real WMD
was always Saddam Hussein, just as it knows that men like Kim Jong Il
of North Korea is his country's worst WMD.
Weapon of Mass Destruction in Iraq was always Saddam Hussein
other such WMD controlling nations around the globe. They seek
to infect their societies with the germs of tyranny and oppression,
often using torture, rape, imprisonment and execution as their
bacteria, their virus, their nuclear threats to keep the people on
their knees, begging for favor, fearful of challenging the right of
In North Korea the villagers boil grass to
eat and many starve as the tyrant who heads the nation feasts on power
and puffs his chest in challenge to the world that he is willing to
wage war on anyone who tries to depose him.
He is not alone.
Kim Jong Il of
North Korea is his country's worst WMD
nations the people's minds are infected with the same bacteria of
Terrorism, haunted by the same viruses of tyranny and oppression were
they to oppose their leadership and seek equal rights against leaders
who use threats to them, their families, their loved ones to rule the
The capture of Saddam Hussein was the
capture of the Triad of Terrorism in that land--the capture of Fear,
Intimidation and Complacency.
Prior to Saddam's cowardly surrender
where he put up no fight, did not attempt to take his own life or go
out in a blaze of gunfire standing up for his beliefs, the world was
attacking America from without and within.
Global Nations of Complacency were
firing cheap shots at America, arguing that it had no right to attack
Iraq, that it was the "aggressor" seeking to rule imperialistically
Inside America, political
opportunists attacked the Administration, hoping to polarize more and
more Americans against the war in hopes they would gain votes by
Terrorizing the Principles of Freedom and Democracy we fight for, and
have always fought for, for citizens of oppressed nations.
The arguments focused on the
lack of finding Weapons of Mass Destruction. It was
America's position that Saddam was harboring them, and the invasion of
Iraq in March was to free the world of their threat.
headlined with Saddam's capture
The evidence of their presence was historic. Saddam gassed
tens of thousands of Kurds. He was known to be seeking
nuclear capability, part of his role as the "defiant leader" of the
Middle East, bent on keeping the West from instilling democracy into a
land that thrives on using Fear, Intimidation and Complacency to keep
the people deprived of the freedoms and liberties sweeping the world.
Now, the proof of the WMD
They are embodied in
He is the bacteria, the
virus, the nuclear elements of violence against the innocent.
He is the symbol of corrupted power, and the icon of a man willing to
waste his entire nation to serve his own personal goals.
In the end, he died as a
coward dies. He begged for mercy. "I will negotiate!
Don't shoot me!"
He spoke those words
without a fight. He didn't try and kill himself or go out in a
gun battle with American troops. He was begging in
the end, as his victims must have begged for mercy before he raped
them, or tortured them, or executed them for opposing him.
Anyone who thinks the
Fear, Intimidation and Complacency he created in the minds of millions
of Iraqis over the past two decades didn't poison the future of a
nation as viciously as poison gas might have killed the bodies of the
citizens need to look deeper into their own mirror.
Mass Destruction destroy the hope of children
Weapon of Mass Destruction is something that destroys life
indiscriminately. When you kill the hope of a child to
grow into anyone he or she wishes to evolve into, or, you rob a child
of hope that prosperity can be achieved, or you threaten a parent that
his or her children will be tortured or raped if they defy the
government or oppose a point of view, you poison society.
You infect the future of the Children's Children's Children.
Further, when you teach the
children to hate, to abhor, to attack others because of their beliefs,
or their nationality, or their ethnicity, you pervert the right of
parenthood. You become the bacteria of human decay.
Saddam Hussein is the Weapon of
Mass Destruction in Iraq.
But he is not alone.
There are many others like him
in the world, some not so prominent in notoriety.
There are parents of children
here in the United States as well as the world who manage their
children with the same Weapons of Mass Destruction as Saddam Hussein
did a nation.
manage their children with the same WMD as Saddam Hussein did a
Fear, Intimidation and Complacency to keep their children in line.
Some abuse their children physically, others emotionally.
"You're no good. You're stupid. Don't bother me.
I wish you were never born. I'm too busy. Shut
Many parents fall victim
to being Parents of Terrorism. They strike so much Fear in
their children that the children hide in holes not unlike Saddam's.
They fear they will never achieve the lofty goal of being loved by
those who degrade them. They become Emotional
Terrorists. Many become bullies, like Saddam, Terrorizing
their children and others.
They become Weapons of Mass
Destruction, indiscriminately spreading the bacteria and virus of
Fear, Intimidation and Complacency to others.
Yes, we all may gloat over
finding Saddam and the Weapons of Mass Destruction.
But we must be wary.
The Beast of Terror is still
We must be
Sentinels of Vigilance and defuse our Weapons of Mass Destruction
We must be
Sentinels of Vigilance, fighting the Weapons of Mass Destruction he
leaves behind. We must use Courage to conquer Fear,
Conviction to fight Intimidation and take Right Actions that benefit
the Children's Children's Children rather than fall into a state of
Complacency where we do nothing to grow and evolve.
We might have captured Saddam and
cornered the Weapons of Mass Destruction, but the battle isn't over.
To keep ourselves ready for the next
battle, we all need to become Sentinels of Vigilance. We need to
make sure our Weapons of Mass Destruction--our Fear, Intimidation and
We can do this only when we take the
Pledge of Vigilance daily, and live by the Principles of Vigilance.
When we seek this as a goal, we commit ourselves to defuse the Weapons
of Mass Destruction in ourselves and our children.
Only then will the world be safe from