Monday, October 17, 2005



By Elaine Meinel Supkis

From the Independent:
A senior British military police officer in Iraq involved in the investigation of alleged abuse of Iraqi civilians by soldiers has been found dead at a camp in Basra.

The body of Captain Ken Masters, the commander of 61 Section of the Special Investigations Branch (SIB), was found in his bed at the airport at the weekend. The death is being investigated by the SIB.

Defence sources said the death was "not due to hostile action and also not due to natural causes".
Well, not hostile IRAQI actions! Since it wasn't a natural death and it wasn't suicide and since this man was being a pest checking out crimes committed by British troops in that bitter, illegal war waged by Tony "next member of the Carlyle Cartel" Blair, well, it is no wonder he was assassinated. Of course, no one will be caught becuase it is hard to put criminal troops in prison in a criminal war becuase then everyone begins to wonder about the top of the Mafia/war feed chain, namely, Blair and Bush.

We already know the war is illegal and waged under deliberate false pretenses.

So what is happening there? From Yahoo:

U.S. warplanes and helicopters bombed two western villages, killing an estimated 70 militants near a site where five American soldiers died in a weekend roadside blast, the military said Monday. Residents said at least 39 of the dead were civilians.

A sandstorm struck Baghdad on Monday, and that could delay ballot counting and the posting of final results from Saturday's landmark referendum on Iraq's constitution, which seemed to have passed.

Elections officials resumed work in Baghdad, but were still only counting ballots from the capital area. Ballots from the provinces still have to be flown in, but the sandstorm grounded air traffic into Baghdad.
From the air, everyone is Vietcong! We yelled that for years and years. We killed a lot of peasants this way, back then. So here we are, touting this stupid vote while we drop bombs all over the place? And pray tell, how did the people being bombed vote? They didn't? Oh, well, back to blowing up American convoys.
Few voted in Ramadi, 70 miles west of Baghdad, during Saturday's referendum — either out of fear of militants' reprisals or out of rejection of the new constitution.

A U.S. Marine was also killed by a bomb Saturday in Saqlawiyah, 40 miles west of Baghdad, the military said. The weekend's U.S. military fatalities brought to at least 1,976 the number of U.S. service members who have died since the war began in 2003, according to an AP count.

On Monday, a drive-by shooting killed two policemen in Kirkuk, 180 miles north of Baghdad, and a suicide bomber attacked a funeral for a sheik in Samarra, 60 miles north of Baghdad, killing two civilians and wounding one, police said.

The violence raised to 535 the number of people who died in insurgent attacks across Iraq in the last three weeks.

The constitution seemed assured of passage after initial results showed minority Sunnis had fallen short in an effort to veto it at the polls.
Sounds like Florida. This is utterly insane. What Bush and Blair hope is that this fake voting under impossible conditions will unite the country and stop the violence so we can pump their oil in peace and loot the American treasury without too many questions asked. After all, they are trumpetting that our red ink is going down! To a mere $315billion if you include looting Social Security money and counting it as revenue!
Sunni leaders responded angrily, some of them saying they suspected fraud and accusing American officials and the Shiite parties that dominate the government. While a strong Sunni turnout suggested a desire among many to participate in Iraq's new political system, there were fears that anger at being ruled under a constitution they oppose could push some into supporting the Sunni-led insurgency.
Power grows out of the barrel of a gun and we will see this in action in the following years. Like the Japanese trying to hold down China, we will bleed like crazy over there, one smalll cut at a time as a civil war rages on top of the anti imperialist war.
Provinces in the south, where most of Iraq's Shiite majority are concentrated, racked up big "yes" votes — more than 90 percent in most places. Results were not yet available from Kurdistan, but the Kurdish community strongly supports the charter.

Still, despite a call by their top cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, to support the charter, Shiite participation in the south was far lower than in January's parliamentary elections, when more than 80 percent of Shiite voters celebrated as they went to the polls to mark their new dominance of the country.

Between 54 percent and 58 percent of voters showed up Saturday in most of the south, according to U.N. elections chief Carina Perelli. The drop could reflect a belief that the constitution's victory was assured, or be a sign of discontent.
Well, in the news is the sad fact that Sadr's army is growing and they are openly battling the Brits who are doing really squirrely things down there as is evidenced by the weird story about the two operatives pretending to be Iraqis, carrying bombs to be used to mimic terror attacks and how the Brits flattened a jail to remove these double dealing agents and now the inspector sent to check all this out was assassinated.

The mess grows. And the allied mess, the Valerie Plame affair, mushrooms in DC. So many guilty parties, so many crimes. All centered on the oil in Iraq. What a mess. Time for another hurricane!

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