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The Photo and The Letter

While the Crusadenets argue endlessly and with astonishing earnestness about how the US can stop the "insurgency" in Iraq, bland character-free fashion model brows cannot furrow with concern, thanks to Botox, but they do the best they can, when they ask expert after expert "what about the hearts and minds?"

A more pertinent question would be what about the arms and legs, and feet and heads and torsos and bits thereof, chunks of the mothers and sons and daughters and fathers and teachers and grandmothers, plumbers and tea-sellers and neighbors and sweethearts of real live people.

But in a country where an attack against soldiers for hire riding into town as part of a foreign power as an aggressive, invading occupying force are turned into a savage brutal terrorist attack against innocent civilians who only wanted to help their poor child-like brown brothers, in a country that has degraded itself into a brutish, primitive sort of pseudo-state whose raison d'etre is to kill and pillage as much of the world as possible, for a tiny elite tier of its own, while the rest of its own slides unceremoniously into a stark and unlovely serfhood, it is not realistic to suppose that even the shreds of the bedragged "left" will concern themselves much more about Iraqi lives than to suggest that they will enjoy being snuffed out by Frenchmen.

Such is the view from Amrika, narrow, insular, fantastic and completely liberated from reality, thanks to a splendid bordello of media, kept firmly in line by a willing coalition of corporate oligarchy and regime henchmen that even Orwell would have rejected as caricatures too laughable, too exagerated, to make it into his seminal work, were he alive and writing it today.

Into this vile and unwholesome stew come the Photo and the Letter.

Less than two weeks after the US-funded murder of an elderly, blind quadriplegic in a wheelchair, a photo begins making the rounds. A photo of a happy, smiling crusader next to two small beige boys. One holds a flap of brown cardboard box, with the hand-lettered inscription ""Lcpl Boudreaux killed my Dad, th(en) he knocked up my sister!"

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has now called for an investigation, posting the photo on their website and bringing it from the whispered realm of the "email lists" and websites that move around a lot and one never knows if they are real or Mosaad/CIA infoganda projects, to the bright sunlight of a mainstream, legitimate venue. Yahoo picked up their PR newswire.

CAIR was also the recipient of the Letter:

"from a soldier who recently returned from Iraq that claims a commanding officer engaged in inappropriate conduct with prepubescent Iraqi girls. The letter states that the officer, who was named by the writer, referred to the girls as "pre-rag heads" and coerced local Iraqi leaders to provide them in exchange for protection by American soldiers. (The officer's military unit was also named in the letter.)"

Kavkaz Center and some other non-US news organs are running this story with the headline "US Soldiers Rape Iraqi Children." Is the pic photoshopped? Is the letter genuine? To most of the world, it does not matter. Iraq is not the first country to which the US has sent gunmen. There are far too many human beings on the planet whose fathers were killed, whose sisters were defiled, by Amrikan gunmen.

Moqtada Sadr's declaration of jihad against the crusaders seems somewhat anti-climactic, more pro-forma than anything else. Jihad was declared by Amrika long ago, and there has been an unreported, almost unspoken effort by those chosen for annihilation to appease, to work around, to find an alternative.

While the "average American," whatever that means, may not have a solid grasp of what war will mean to them, not war on TV, not war far away, but war on their quiet suburban streets, in their Wal-Marts, many people in the Majority World are quite intimately acquainted with the phenomenon, and surprisingly well-informed on just who brought it to them.

If Amrika has any true allies, if it has any citizens who sincerely wish the place where they live to shake off the bloody goat-skin of the marauding pariah and scrabble its way up toward the light of nationhood, let them make noise, let them march, let them assemble, let them summon the ambassadors, and with one voice, demand "Cease aggression and disarm. Now."


posted at 12:55 AM

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Middle Eastern countries are so much more barbaric today and preAmercia than America can ever hope to be...America has only been around 230 years...who did you blame for everything before that Ductape? I am calling a Fatwa on your bullshit!
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Tells you something about this asshole doesn't it. He's really serious.
I believe that DF is nothing but a Republican plant...
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Give me your address and I'll send you $20 and a thank-you note for taking your hatred elsewhere.
A terrorist with a sense of humor!
He ain't nuthin' but shit
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You are a dumbass. Fuck you and your condescension about us "benighted sheeple."
Untruthful, damaging bullshit
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no better than the neocons and no different than Timothy McVeigh space
a turd in the punchbowl...if DF were Joe Hill he probably would have killed himself rather than get put to death.
A compost pile of fecundity
despicable and literally mentally ill