Clowns & Jokers

Stuck in the middle.... Left, right, centre. It's a mess out there.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

  • Iraq probing death squads claims

  • This is what Iraqis will do to other Iraqis they dont like.

    The U.S. military has been fighting a tough battle to rebuild a legitimate Iraqi security force that it hopes will eventually replace American-led coalition forces and maintain order throughout the country.

    Sunni Arabs, particularly in Baghdad, have complained for months that members of their community have been kidnapped by police uniform-wearing forces, executed and dumped throughout Baghdad.

    "Interior Ministry special forces detained my brother and four cousins two weeks ago from (Sunni Arab) al-Aqsa Mosque in northern Baghdad's Shula neighborhood," 24-year-old security guard Ayad Ali Mahdi said.

    "After two days, their bodies were found in pickup truck on a highway. It was horrific. Their bodies were tortured and mutilated by drills and an oxyacetylene welder," Mahdi said.

    This isnt new. Its been going on for months. Remember when the British smashed through a prison in Basra to release their men? The two SAS soldiers were investigating the same claims and spying on the prison guards accused of such hideous atrocities. It was one of those moments in the war that stops you in your tracks. Old school war heroics. The kind the British are GREAT at. Think storming of the Iranian embassy. Without hesitating the British commander decided sod ringing someone in London for confirmation I can do this', im buggered if were leaving our men in there. (He called the place 'evil') . And in they went. With tanks.

    The thanks of course - Iraqi outrage, compensation yada yada yada. Oh and of course the heroics were rewarded with a variety of court cases for the officers involved. I think one of them was actually accused of murder when he tried to shoot his way out trying to save his life. Extensively highlighted by our beloved media of course. Not the heroics - no, just the tactics employed. Id love to get hold of some media coverage of the SAS embassy storming in the 80s to compare.

    Perhaps the ongoing horrific outrages above have been eclipsed. By other allegations of abuse.

    Who knows.

    Watch out for the above story in the MSM btw!!

    (blogger has been a real pain these past 24 hours!)


    At Friday, 17 February, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I am sure this will make the headlines soon, and put the cartoon situation in the shade! Even sooner (by the way the trial is going) will be SH's release and then things will really get going in terms of retribution. What a savage bunch they are and our soldiers have to put up with all the crap dished out to them with the Media actively on the side of all these connards.

    At Saturday, 18 February, 2006, Blogger Alan_McDonald said...


    Love your travel photos. Only problem with the descriptions is that Pebble Beach looks out towards the Pacific.

    At Saturday, 18 February, 2006, Blogger Alison said...

    thanks youre quite right.

    i have the atlantic on my mind still, after brazil. so rarely to see the pacific!

    At Sunday, 19 February, 2006, Blogger MonicaR said...

    Beautiful pics - thanks for putting them up for us to see.

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