By Elaine Meinel Supkis
Nine American soldiers were blown up yesterday and a handful the day before and a zillion Iraqis have been trampled, crushed, blown up, shot, bombs dropped on them, beaten to death, run over, assassinated, raped and whatnot during the last week as well as the last several years. And we are still talking bout putting Saddam on trial for "killing his own people." Irony isn't dead, it just fell to the core of the earth.
I decided to interview a pretend soldier since I can't access real ones to chat. But how better to illustrate this madness?
Hello, sir. Thank you for talking today. Have you read the news this week?
I'm talking to you because Blair won't take my phone calls. All I get is the busy signal.
He is busy buffing up his Carlyle resume. To make money, they need wars with no controls over contract costs and over the budget items. For them, this war is a great success.
It is falling apart fast. Most of what happens doesn't make the news. The people here hate us. This is worse than Ireland.
This blog isn't read by all that many people but it is a historic record of these times. Here is a British paper talking about all you soldiers and the mess in Basra. I want you to comment on it. From the Independent Online:
British forces in Iraq face increased "ferocity of terrorism" as the country heads into the most crucial stage in its political process, the Defence Secretary John Reid said.Any comments?
His warning came as Tony Blair was under renewed pressure yesterday to set a deadline for withdrawing troops in the wake of British forces' clashes with Iraqi police in Basra.
Mr Reid ruled out any reduction in troop strength and defended the decision to rescue two SAS soldiers, who had been arrested by Iraqi police. The arrest led to British forces coming under attack, with soldiers engulfed in flames from petrol bombs.
The Defence Secretary said the rise in violence was a direct result of the political progress: "You can measure the success of the politics by the ferocity of the terrorism.As the elections come up we will see more of this."
Bet he thought there was political progress during the Battle of the Somme. A bunch of swilling, tea tippling panty waisted poodles. Wish they were here.
The former international development secretary Clare Short, who resigned in protest over the war, said: "We should negotiate an end to the occupation. They are all saying 'no' because it's such a mess we cannot leave now. But the occupation is a problem now. The Association of Muslim Scholars has said that they would negotiate and call an end to the resistance if we set a date for a withdrawal. Unless we withdraw, it is going to get worse."I remember Clare before the war and how Blair shoved aside anyone who objected to his madcap adventure with our very own AWOL Bubble Boy, Bush. Many of us warned everyone that Iraq was a cul-de-sac, it even looks like a bag on the map. Now we can't get out because of the oil which is shooting up in value daily.
We aren't supposed to talk about the oil Or the insurrection. Or the toll this is taking on us all.
Alan Simpson, of the left-wing Campaign Group of Labour MPs, said: "The message is this: it is the time to go. It is a horrible mess, worse than Northern Ireland because no one pretends that this is our country.As a non-brit, I hate to point this out, it seems rather obvious, but at no time was Ireland "part of England" except through violent occupation and suppression of the natives of Ireland. The present mess there, did you see the Protestant riots this last week? Looks exactly like Iraq. I notice that the British troops are losing control there just like in Basra. The riots are remarkably similar.
The price of Empire. Didn't we once call your country, "the Colonies"? Yeah.
I will note that things got a lot nicer when England changed to a Commonwealth...except for Ireland. Back to the article:
Mr Blair's spokesman said: "The strategy continues to work toward the creation of a fully democratic Iraq." Mr Reid maintained that the US-British coalition was still going "in the right direction" in Iraq in terms of overall strategy and the incident was merely "local" and did not involve a large number of people.
Someone tell that blipping idiot that we only occupy Basra. So if Basra blows up, we blow away. And their aren't many of us and we are surrounded and now, since the beginning of summer, they have been blowing us up steadily.
I don't see any pictures of blow ups on the BBC.
Go to Uncensored picturesto see what the BBC is deliberately hiding. Ever since before the war when they covered the story of the arms inspector who committed suicide, the BBC has been brought to heel and is now no better than the NYT or WP in America. You can't trust them anymore.
Yes, they are shutting off larger and larger amounts of reality. A series of hurricanes has broken down the barriers temporarily here but the media and our rulers are busy rebuilding the dikes protecting their bubble.
The British commander on the ground, Brigadier John Lorimer, said: "British armoured vehicles being attacked by a violent crowd, including petrol bombs, make graphic television viewing. But this was a small, unrepresentative crowd." It is believed that the two soldiers, members of SAS A Squadron, were investigating whether members of the Iraqi police force were involved in a spate of recent lethal attacks on British forces in southern Iraq. The police are thought to have been heavily infiltrated by Shia militiamen of the Army of Mehdi, led by the radical cleric Muqtada Sadr.So, it looks like we don't trust the police in Iraq, or the troops, or anyone, right?
The two soldiers were arrested by the police after a firefight in which, according to the governor of Basra, Mohammed al-Waili, a policeman was shot dead. The Arab television network al-Jazeera broadcast footage which was said to show the contents of the car used by the two SAS men, including assault rifles and an anti-tank weapon.
We couldn't negotiate openly for the SAS men because they were out of uniform, fighting incognito and according to Bush and Blair, are "enemy combatants" and have no negotiation rights, no civil rights and can be held for eternity without anyone interfering. Isn't that sweet. We warned them that suspending the Geneva Rights for soldiers out of uniform would bite our own asses but no one listens to the men on the ground, do they? Which reminds me, I have to call Blair again and give him my message.
I notice the spokeman calls the crowd of people who converged on the British forces, "small and unrepresentative," which I find rather odd since pictures not published by the BBC show women, children, teens, adults, young and old, big and small, spontaneously attacking the British on the ground. Who was missing? There was even a baby in one photo.
I'll tell you who was missing: Tony and his star studded cast of idiots, that's who. Now I have to go, I have to make a phone call and maybe I won't get the busy signal this time. Bye.
Good luck and I hope you get home, safely and unharmed. And I hope all our soldiers are restored to their real duties: protecting our homes, at home, and defending our lands, within our lands. And cutting back on all this military stuff. It is destroying our countries. It is bankrupting us as certainly as Russia was bankrupted by the Soviets seeking imperial powers abroad.
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