Wednesday, February 21, 2007

River Is On Fire

Check out Baghdad Burning. River describes one woman's incredible courage in speaking openly about the institutionlization of rape in Iraq as performed by American trained Iraqi Security forces.

It is not a pleasant essay, but it is worth reading.

4 Comments:

At 7:00 AM, Blogger Mort said...

That is one backwards society. She gets raped and she is the one who must hide her face to avoid punishment. I believe her story, she has absolutely nothing to gain and everything to lose. Egad.

 
At 9:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Dirty Liberal and Terrorist Sympathizer, I wanna see you in a warzone, then see what kind of shenanigans you get up to when your back is turned to the enemy and his troops.

Because thats when all hell breaks loose in the foxhole. Its human, its war. Some of us know we have to fight for our freedom. If some muslims get in the way thats NOT out fault. Heck, we gave em the democracy they got. You guys always toutin democracy, why aren't you toutin it now ?? Yeehaa, is what I say when the sun goes down.

The muslim needs be put to heel. FAST. No corrrrections necesary. Thats what I knoiw and all TRUE PATROTS know !!! Are you TRUE or BLUE !!!??? Yeehaaa is the sound I want to hear in the morning when the US soldier delivers the munitions into our deserving enemy !!! Look up General Smedley Butler on Amazon, you commie hipie-man/woman/child !! God --- Country --- Honor ---

 
At 10:27 AM, Blogger Weaseldog said...

Anonymous, what you're saying is that raping and killing people gives them democracy and freedom.

You're asking me, would I be willing to rape little girls and kill their families in order to show that I'm a patriotic American that believes in spreading democracy?

Dude, you need to be in a mental institution or a prison.

In my state, people who rape and murder get the death penalty. And they deserve it. I don't believe that serial rapists and serial killers, or their advocates like you, are promoting American values.

And I'm giving you the benefit of the doubt that you are raping and killing young girls in your neighborhood. If you are, lets hope you're arrested and convicted soon.

 
At 10:32 AM, Blogger Weaseldog said...

Ahh, I just caught the Smedley Butler comment.

Satire. :)

Yeah, Smedley Butler tells us that the purpose of war is to make rich men richer. That the idea that war is noble or spreads freedom or makes nations safe is a load of bullshit.

As he tells us, war is nothing but an extension of business. It is a means of turning live human beings into dead and maimed ones in order to generate cash flow.

The idea that we shoot and kill people to make them free, is just bull shit.

 

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