It is now the end of the second month of the occupation. Most of the cities of the Eastern coast are in ruins as a result of the bombardment that has levelled them. They struck without warning and in violation of international law. They violated our most sacred relics and they destroyed our White House, Capital building, and other monuments in their "Shock and Awe" campaign. They claim our country needed "liberating" from the current administration, and that our leader was a threat to world peace. My question then is: How is making war bringing peace?
There is no clean water, no power, and little food. Life as we knew it no longer exists, and medical care is out of the question as hospitals are filled to capacity, and ambulances carrying the wounded and dead are now being stopped at checkpoints and denied access to our major cities.
The stench of the dead is also overwhelming as tanks patrol the streets looking for any survivors. Martial law has been declared, and I sit in this bunker beneath it all in fear for my life from the invading army which kills without warning and without remorse.
My son who is only 15 has been taken from me, taken by them to be sent to their training center to be trained for the army they say will restore order once they leave. I don't believe that for one minute. My son is innocent of the world's atrocities, but he will now be forced to see a world that he should never have had to see, and a world he will be forced to have a hand in making.
My husband was sent to a local prison for processing during a raid of our home in search of guns, and I don't know if I will ever see him again. I managed to escape with another family and some others afterwards to their bunker. We are truly in the bowels of hell. I have not stopped crying since this happened, and am on the verge of suicide with my thoughts of hopelessness. Our beloved Constitution in tatters. How could this happen?
The government of the occupying country has announced however, that they will pull out once order has been restored, yet it was they who caused the havoc. They also state this was done for our own good and to free us from a brutal dictator who was in possession of WMD with the intent of world domination. However, they are also building more prisons and military bases here now, so it is obvious to me that they have no intention of leaving regardless of their words.
That is why I am in the process of joining the resistance to fight to get my country and my family back. I will now have to stoop to doing something I never thought I would have to stoop to doing...becoming like the enemy, and the thought of that makes me hate myself. However, if that is the only way there is to get my country back out of the hands of the occupiers, then that is what I am willing to do.
Some of those in the bunker with me eye me suspiciously however, and they think I am really consorting with the enemy because my son is being trained in their army. Some think I should just accept the Communist government of the country that has attacked us, because after all, they did do it to "liberate" the United States from George W. Bush, who now sits in a jail awaiting trial.
I did not agree with the policies of Bush, but I never wanted it to come to this. Why did those who pushed for this war not see what could come of it full circle? Why could they not see the deceptions and stand up for our country first? What am I going to do now? What would you do?