||President George W.
Bush might well be aware, that with all good intentions and efforts as
unfurled by Sec. of State Colin Powel all over the Arabic world he will
only have partly success in getting cooperation. He might see Governments
join his coalitions with a measure of cooperation, depending on the judgment
of their particular internal political situation.
Example can be seen by the only verbal
support of Saudi Arabia; no military action from their soil.
Also it's easy to understand that under
internal political pressure according the progress status of the military
actions, changes of mind and policies might occur among those governments.
Taking this to the individual indeed personal
level, we can safely assume that if military actions are executed, that
individuals will keep or change sites according sentiments, emotions, relations
and indeed religious and political affiliations.
We don't know in what ratio's. This will
be depending in the first place on which country the individuals are living.
And this will therefor be the problem
of that countries government.
This applies naturally also to the United
There are all kind of Moslem groups in
the US; these include the original or born into the religion.
There are many complains from Moslem communities,
that they unjustly are associated with others who call themselves Moslem
and who are involved in violent or even terror acts.
And they express a lot of patriotic solidarity.
Certainly there are among those who are performing a nice act of pseudo
patriotism as self defense. Understanding this does not proof anything
about their loyalty or lack of it and does absolute not justify any violent
or discriminatory deeds against them by groups or individuals.
There are also large groups who, have
chosen some kind of Moslem denomination, as a protest against the founding
religion and society, which they with more ore less justification consider
the reason for their perceived oppression.
Many joined those groups because there
is more power in numbers. And they have armed themselves. The Nation of
Islam and the Black Moslems are among these.
I might be more pessimistic than ever
in my life, however I can't get away from a conclusion that there will
be renegades, among those groups members when their judgment differs from
the Administration's and military action has been taken, with the normal
result of broken things and killed persons. And I have not yet touched
the peacenics factor. They have already taken their own site.