Saturday, May 06, 2006

cleanup reprint: duz it take a evil dicktater?

[i gut hit with a nuther of them filthy lank spam comment thangs on this here post that i dun way back on november 29, 2005, so i am deeletin the ole one n reprintin it here. far as i kin tell, the questchun still stands – duz it take a evil dicktater?]

thays lots of reasons our gummint give us bout why we had to quit goin after osama n invade iraq. dint matter that our own intelligents had splaind to the administrayshun how thay wuznt no lank twixt al qaeda n saddam to the point whar saddam wonted to infiltrate al qaeda to perteck himself.

but that wuz ignord n we wuz tole overn over agin how thay wuz 'lanks' twixt the two evildoers.

we wuz tole stories bout unmanned drone aircraft that could bomb us (twenrt so), bout curveballs mobile labs (turnt out not to be whut he claimd they wuz, even ifn they did trick mr bush into claimin durin a trip to poland that we had found wmd).

we wuz tole we had to git rid of the dicktater saddam on a counta how he had dun such awful thangs to his own folks, but nary a wurd wuz sed bout other evil dicktaters lack kim jong-il or the folks runnin places lack the sudan (they gut slaves still) or liberia or probly duzens of other places with evil dicktaters. fack is, takin out evil dicktaters that aint never attacked wuznt sumthin we dun, period. thay wuz even a treaty on it name of the treaty of westphalia whar ye couldnt justify yer war on a counta wontin to force regime change. that treaty lasted frum 1648 till mr bush gut us to go agin it.

now that we are thar, we been a'sayin we caint 'cut n run' on a counta how twood result in civil war of sumthin. turns out, that thar civil war is a'gone on right under our noses!

not that mr bush wood be lackly to notiss – W deaf to bad news on Iraq, says mag:
President Bush will hear no evil on the Iraq war - even when the bad news comes from military brass and top government officials, a new report says.

Bush "remains convinced that it is his personal mission to bring democracy to Iraq," according to The New Yorker magazine.

The article, echoing a Daily News story yesterday, says Bush and his inner circle are so determined to follow their own plan that generals fear saying what's wrong in Iraq - and senior advisers are snubbed if they have bad news.

"I tried to tell" the President about problems in Iraq, one former senior official told the magazine. "And he couldn't hear it."

The News quoted another Bush confidant yesterday saying that Team Bush has an "unyielding belief in the wisdom of what they're doing" in Iraq and elsewhere, and that "they're talking to people who could help them, but they're not listening."
but other folks is notissin n thays two articulls splainin all bout it today, one frum the new york times n tuther frum the los angelees times. the one frum the new york times is Sunnis Accuse Iraqi Military of Kidnappings and Slayings:
BAGHDAD, Iraq, Nov. 28 - As the American military pushes the largely Shiite Iraqi security services into a larger role in combating the insurgency, evidence has begun to mount suggesting that the Iraqi forces are carrying out executions in predominantly Sunni neighborhoods.

Hundreds of accounts of killings and abductions have emerged in recent weeks, most of them brought forward by Sunni civilians, who claim that their relatives have been taken away by Iraqi men in uniform without warrant or explanation.

Some Sunni men have been found dead in ditches and fields, with bullet holes in their temples, acid burns on their skin, and holes in their bodies apparently made by electric drills. Many have simply vanished.

Some of the young men have turned up alive in prison. In a secret bunker discovered earlier this month in an Interior Ministry building in Baghdad, American and Iraqi officials acknowledged that some of the mostly Sunni inmates appeared to have been tortured.
ye probly orta quit readin that thar articull after them few paragrafs since it gits a lil on the gruesum side. but taint nuthin fer the gruesum details in that la time articull name of Killings Linked to Shiite Squads in Iraqi Police Force; With loyalties to banned paramilitary groups, the fighters have kidnapped, tortured and slain Sunnis, officials and witnesses say. i add vise ye NOT to read it. tiz awful whuts bein dun. heres a lil bit of it:
In recent months, hundreds of bodies have been discovered in rivers, garbage dumps, sewage treatment facilities and alongside roads and in desert ravines. Many of them are thought to be victims of Sunni insurgents, who are known to target Shiite civilians and Iraqi security forces, and even Sunni Arabs believed to be collaborating with U.S. forces or the Iraqi government. But increasingly, the Shiite militias operating within the national police force are also suspected of committing atrocities.

The Baghdad morgue reports that dozens of bodies arrive at the same time on a weekly basis, including scores of corpses with wrists bound by police handcuffs.

Over several months, the Muslim Scholars Assn., a Sunni organization, has compiled a library of grisly autopsy photos, lists of hundreds of missing and dead Sunnis and electronic recordings of testimonies by people who say they witnessed abuses by police officers affiliated with Shiite militias.

U.S. officials have long been concerned about extrajudicial killings in Iraq, but until recently they have refrained from calling violent elements within the police force "death squads" — a loaded term that conjures up the U.S.-backed paramilitaries that killed thousands of civilians during the Latin American civil wars of the 1970s and 1980s.

But U.S. military advisors in Iraq say the term is apt, and the Interior Ministry's inspector general concurs that extrajudicial killings are being carried out by ministry forces.

"There are such groups operating — yes, this is correct," said Interior Ministry Inspector General Nori Nori.

More than 40 people were interviewed for this report, including U.S. diplomats and generals in Iraq, Iraqi politicians, the Interior Ministry's intelligence chief and inspector general, the leader of the ministry's special commando unit, former and current police officers, morgue officials and human rights activists.
i lef out the most gory of the deetails.

corse we bleeve in usin tortchur (thankee mr cheney fer deefendin our rite to tortchur, long as tiz dun in secret lack ye lack to do everthang else) n go agin the rule of law on a counta how awful them terrsts is. n turns out them iraqis on bof sides lacks to use 'exter-legal' means.

whut duz it take to run that place n have wurking lecktricity moren four hours a day or runnin water or securty innyway? a evil dicktater?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This original post is the one I have bookmarked. I've tried to re-bookmark but didn't do it right. I think it's one of the best posts of 2005--it's one of my favorites, anyway.
Glad you're doing well!