Friday, November 19, 2004

Geniuses at work

Not only do they descrate one of the most revered places in Iraq for sunni's and probably sunni Islam as well, but they also manage to kill few people while they are at it.

Advice: How about you cross the bridge near the mosque and storm the other weird looking mosque on the other side of the river. You would have truly won hearts and minds.

Edited:

Sean: I really don't know the reason behind the raid. The Iraqi interim government and the US military usually have a list of reasons they wheel out to the public whenever they do something. It is up to you to believe or dig deeper.
In my opinion, they raided the mosque because it houses the Association of Muslim Scholars offices (if I'm not mistaken). AMS is powerful Sunni political body which has called for the boycotting of the election as a sign of protest to what is happening in Falluja. This call will be adhered to by a significant number of Iraqi Sunni’s, leaving the political process hanging in the balance.
Since the call for the boycott, the interim government with the aid of the US military has arrested one founder of the association and few members as well. It is nothing more than arm twisting, bullying, and intimidation tactics they are using to force AMS to change its mind. These kind of actions are actually strengthening AMS rather than weakening it.

Joe: If you don't like the source of this news, it is up to you to prove any different.

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Getting out of war crimes 101

I don’t know why people were surprised, and shocked when they saw the execution video. I mean these things have been going in Iraq for a long time now, with the knowledge of the commanders on the ground, and probably in the White House. I have come across lots of stories from friends about such events. The only difference is that dumb bastard got caught on tape; while others were more discreet in their methods. But hey at least he is not as stupid as that other soldier from Nevada or Arizona who confessed on local radio to killing POW’s. I mean talk about self-incriminating evidence. Obviously, the marines only look for people with an IQ that is struggling to get into positive single digits let alone break into double digits.

Anyway here is my Avoiding War Crimes 101 (your guide to eternal bliss)

If you happen to be a torturer:

Note: What you are about to embark on is against the Geneva Conventions (but since you don’t know where the fuck is Geneva, the assumption is that you probably don’t give a fuck. And No, Geneva is not some kind of biscotti. Look up what is biscotti while you are at it)

1- If you want to torture somebody, make sure you are alone

2- If you are not alone, make sure that everyone in your group participates. So everyone is guilty and can’t open their trap, when their conscious awakens

3- DO NOT TAKE ANY PHOTOS. You are incriminating yourself you dumb bastard. Very BAAAAAAAAAAAAAD at trial time

4- If you are going to blame your superiors, make sure that whatever they told you to do, should be in writing. But since we have established that you are a dumb bastard, you are not likely to ask to cover your ass.

5- If you happen to be female torturer and were caught, get knocked up. It might lead to a more lenient sentence. Although I despair at the thought of what kind of miserable creature are you going to nurture into this world

6- If all fails, do not despair. You will only get nine months in prison, a dishonourable discharge (which means shit), and be feted as war hero for giving it to some ragheads in your hometown.

If you happen to be executing POW’s while in combat:

Note the same cautionary note goes out to you in regards to the Geneva Conventions.

1- If you want to execute a POW, make sure you are alone

2- If you are not alone, make sure you are with some like-minded people. Not very hard to find since most of you are under the impression that you are avenging the death of people in the WTC. (Note: Saudis were the main culprits "your government allies", who committed those crimes. Not a single Iraqi was involved. But WTF, they are all sand niggers to you)

3- DO NOT GET FILMED ON CAMERA. The embeds will screw you, not out of decency or being moralistic about what is right and wrong, but they are making a journalistic scoop out of it. Either way your ass is grass if you get caught

4- Get everything in writing, although I doubt you are smart enough to realise the value of such exercise.

5- Don’t worry, all you are going to get is a slap on the hand, and then back to killing some more ragheads. They really need every fucking tosser to fight, or they might have to introduce the draft(and believe me, they do not want to do that just yet). If you die, to them you are just a hillbilly, redneck loser whom nobody cares about.

Sunday, November 14, 2004

Articles to read

You have got to love Myers, civilian deaths "hardly any, if any". Lies about civilian deaths, and most likely lies about US soldiers casualties

Winning hearts and minds (Nazi style)

And finally, incase you have not noticed.

Sunday, November 07, 2004

Answering Joe

"Also, do you think the insurgents are a little more nervous after nov 2?"

Joe wrote the following question in the comments section of my last blog.

If you are not aware, whether it was Kerry or Bush winning on the 2nd, it would have been business as usual for the resistance. Fighting an occupation might be an alien concept to some Americans, when their troops are the occupiers, but it is not just Americans who are patriotic, and love their country, others are just the same if not more.

Did the Afghanis stop fighting when Gorbachev came to power?
Did the Algerians stop fighting when De Gaulle came to power?
Did the Libyans stop fighting when Mussolini came to power?
Did the Viet Cong stop fighting when Johnson left and Nixon came?

The answer to these questions is "NO, they did not" because at the end of the day it did not make a difference who was in power. Foreign occupation troops were still on the ground, and some people saw fit to fight them.

Most of the time when it comes to foreign affairs, countries do not change their policies until it reaches a dead end whomever is in power. Kerry would not have been any different.

People in the ME have sussed out US policy in their region, and they were not exactly overwhelmed with the alternative choice being presented. At the end of the day the US had 3 pillars that it never deviated from when conducting it affairs in the ME.

1. Ensuring Israel's military superiority over it neighbors
2. Ensuring free flow of oil
3. Combating the spread of communism (change that to terror groups after the end of the cold war)

For point 1, it has really become an embarrassment. Your politicians do not fail to show their allegiance to Israel, even at the expense of their own country. It has become a big tasteless joke

Point 2, Saudi Arabian and gulf area oil was always in the bag, add Iraq to it. That is approximately 40%-45% of all world resources. I don't think you can ask for more.

Point 3, combating terror. Anybody who thinks that Kerry or any other US president for that matter will be less hawkish in this war than Bush, is clearly stupid. It has become a war of survival, and these groups will have to exterminate or be exterminated. But having said that, I just like to remind my American readers that it was not on Kerry's watch that OBL was allowed to slip through the net in TORA BORA.

Some of you might argue and add a 4th point. Spreading democracy in the ME. I was totally willing to be swayed by that argument, but in little mentioned story coming out of the ME, one of America's most trusted thugs (the Tunisian president) has just won another term in office (20 years and counting) with 94.99% of the total vote. But look at the bright side, it used to be 99.999%...yep democracy is gaining in Tunisia... Now we have 5 human beings opposing this guy's re-election,instead of few fingers or part foot etc.

The most disturbingly amusing thing I have come across after the US election is what I noticed while browsing the Pravada forums. There was an alliance of happiness between die hard communists and rednecks at the victory. The die hard communists argue that the only way the US is going down is through economic means and while the actions taken by Bush in his 1st term would have been reversible, they reckon that now it will be all downhill. The rednecks are just happy that god's deputy has won, and the broadband link he enjoys has not been severed.

Interesting times ahead.