Saturday, September 24, 2005

More questions, Basra undercover

A free writer, adding events together and asking what is behind the scenes:

The news coverage of Iraq frequently fails to convey the cumulative linkage of military events in this country... Can we ask why would the two soldiers be undercover ? and what is the real story behind this event? whole post


Plus another post, not sure what it all means but it sounds disconcerting and poetic, something about the shackles of the nation and truth and feminine whiles and the circulation of opinion and lack of tolerance and stagnation leading to a need for adaptation (I think). It sounds controversial, radical and conservative all at once (bit like the Latham diaries only with eloquence). I may have misread it, so best to have a look yourself.

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#9/24/2005 08:44:00 pm Assalam Aleikom Anonymous Truth-about-Iraqis

Yes, what is happening in Basra is an eyeful.

But what is also an eyeful is when US soldiers take pictures of body parts of Iraqi dead and then glorify their picture trophies.

Today I am going to let the following pictures do most of the talking.

These are pictures from a website called nowthatsfuckedup.com - a website that accepts trophy pictures of Iraqi dead taken by US soldiers as barter payment for access to porn websites.

The following article sheds light on this website:
"The captions that accompany these images, which were apparently written by the soldiers who posted them, laugh and gloat over the bodies. The soldier who posted a picture of a corpse lying in a pool of his own brains and entrails wrote, "What every Iraqi should look like." The photograph of a corpse whose jaw has apparently rotted away, leaving a gaping set of upper teeth, bears the caption "bad day for this dude." One soldier posted three photographs of corpses lying in the street and titled his collection "DIE HAJI DIE." The soldiers take pride, even joy, in displaying the dead."


See, there are bunch of people running around that the US military is a force of good in Iraq. See the pictures and judge.

One US soldiers asked me if I thought the soldiers were evil. I would ask him to look at the pictures and answer the question for himself.

I have put the most benign picture on my website.

To the Iraqi bloggers who celebrate the occupation, I would ask them to look at these pictures. But a few pictures. Yes, graphic, but choke on it. When reality hits you square in the face you have a choice to swallow your own shoe and accept you made a mistake, or continue to delude yourself.

But then again, how many Iraqi bloggers are NOT in the pay of an agenda-setting force?

Hmmm...

 
#9/30/2005 05:42:00 pm Assalam Aleikom Blogger Um Haleema

"One US soldiers asked me if I thought the soldiers were evil. I would ask him to look at the pictures and answer the question for himself."

How would it sound if I were to say that all Muslims were evil? What if I showed you pictures of the WTC burning? What if I showed you the footage of Muslims cheering that? What if I showed you footage of the news reports of the school in Russia that was taken hostage? What if I showed you footage of the theater full of children that was taken hostage? What if I showed you pictures of the carnage after the countless other suicide bombings by Muslims? What if you watched and listened to one of Osama's many videos?

But of course we know that not ALL Muslims are evil.

 

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