Saturday, February 25, 2006

This is what America and her allies have done to Iraq

What's on her face is the blood of her two dead sons.

What she's holding is their shoes.

They were killed on February 23rd 2006 in the violence following the bombing in Samarra.

Just go. Take your soldiers, your mercenaries, your "advisors," your murderers, your troops who steal while they're searching Iraqi homes, your troops who suffer "gay panic" and kill their teenaged Iraqi partners, take your corrupt incompetent Halliburton subsidiary that can't even provide water to American troops that's free of faecal organisms, take your Baptist missionaries, take your torturers, your "other government agencies" and GO.


Friday, February 24, 2006

How is that other war coming along for you guys?

The war on drugs I mean, or perhaps I mean the war in Afghanistan, the one that the current American Government fucked up and are now running away from as fast as they can like the cowardly incompetents that they are. Of course that leaves us their allies to try to clean up their shit for them yet again.

Hmmmm .... not too well it seems. Gee what a surprise. Tell you what I have a solution for you. Fuck off home, stay there and let civilised people do the job, you might as well do that in Iraq too.
Another Year of Drug War, and the Poppy Crop Flourishes

Published: February 17, 2006

DA BOLAN DASHT, Afghanistan — Already the green shoots of poppy plants are showing in the fields of Helmand, the top opium producing province in Afghanistan, and this year everyone — government officials, farmers and aid workers alike — says there will be another bumper crop. ………

By the way - where's Osama?
"Bush, do you know where I am?"

With these words, Ayman al-Zawahri, al Qaeda's No. 2 after Osama bin Laden, taunted U.S. President George W. Bush last month after a U.S. airstrike in Pakistan failed to kill him.

CIA Director Porter Goss said last year he had an excellent idea of where bin Laden was, but more than four years after the September 11 attacks and despite military operations and high-level arrests, bin Laden and Zawahri are still eluding capture.

U.S. officials say only that they are thought to be somewhere in the rugged tribal areas that run for more than 500 miles along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.

"We think they're in the border region, but cannot disclose more than that for obvious reasons," a U.S. counterterrorism official said, adding the two men were probably always on the move.

Bin Laden was last heard from on January 19 in an audio tape and Zawahri appeared in a video on January 30. Officials hope both messages may shed some light on their location. ………"

I am in no mood for comments on this posting nor do I have time to waste moderating them -- it speaks for itself. And before my American friends write reproachfully or sorrowfully to me. Yes I know you're trying to get your government under control, yes I know you're starting to fight back. Hurry up and do it please.


Blogger bares Rumsfeld's post 9/11 orders

"Hours after a commercial plane struck the Pentagon on September 11 2001 the US defence secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, was issuing rapid orders to his aides to look for evidence of Iraqi involvement, according to notes taken by one of them.

"Hard to get good case. Need to move swiftly," the notes say. "Near term target needs - go massive - sweep it all up, things related and not."

The handwritten notes, with some parts blanked out, were declassified this month in response to a request by a law student and blogger, Thad Anderson, under the US Freedom of Information Act. Anderson has posted them on his blog at"

Link to Guardian Story

Link to main page of Thad Anderson's Blog

Link to Thad Anderson's posting of the notes

He has links on that page to scans of the notes.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Reaction to the Samarra Bombing

Here's a sample of the reaction to the Samarra Bombing from various (mostly Shii) message boards and fora that I've translated. There's lots more where that came from. I'll write more about this apalling event later.

[ Link ]


I'm in the process of finishing a posting on this now. However I've received a lot of requests for basic information.

To meet this need I've created a background briefing that explains in very broad terms the significance of the Shrine, and the significance of the timing of the bombing. I've aimed it at people who may be a bit unclear about such matters as the difference between Sunni and Shia or who want a refresher on it.

I Hope this helps.

The link to the briefing page is here


23:27 23/02/2006

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Using Them What They Were Intended For

BNP to use Prophet cartoon in campaign

The British National Party is seeking to exploit controversies involving Muslims in its campaign for local authority elections in May.

The extreme right-wing party, which hopes to field 1,000 candidates in England, will include in its campaign material one of the cartoons which sparked outrage among Muslims across the world, showing the Prophet Mohamed with a bomb in his turban.

One leaflet asks voters: "Are you concerned about the growth of Islam in Britain? Make Thursday 4 May Referendum Day." It adds: "We owe it to our children to defend our Christian culture."


A BNP spokesman said it would campaign mainly on local issues and denied it was "exploiting" recent events. "We are saying that there are worries in society about these issues," he added.

UK INdependent Published: 22 February 2006


Wikipedia Entry on BNP: BNP Wikipedia
Guardian Special report: Europe's far right Summary
Europe's far right Archive: Europe's Far Right
Guardian Special Report: The British National Party

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Mark from Ireland Invites

I've been unhappy with some aspects of blogger's service not least the inability to have permanent pages, categories, and the constant outages. a further source of discontent is that some of my readers amongst them Mrs. K8 has reported that the site takes forever to load in their browsers.

I've been experimenting with a wordpress service and am happy with the result. I'm going to continue to post here for a while and thereafter migrate permanently.

I invite you to try the new site and have posted two articles for you today:Russia confirms missile defence contract with Iran

Which is part of my continuing postings about Iranian missile systems.

The second article "Watching them watching us" consists of translations from Arabic language sites sympathetic to the resistance. I've posted three translations:

1: Headlines
  • Resistance sharpshooter reportedly kills US soldier atop building west of ar-Ramadi.

  • More than 60 local residents arrested in az-Zaydan southeast of al-Fallujah as Americans stage savage house-to-house raids in locked-down city.

  • Two US soldiers, one Iraqi schoolboy reported killed in accidental clash between American troops and puppet “Iraqi National Guards” in ‘Amiriyat al-Fallujah.

  • Iraqi hospitals took in bodies of 821 Sunni Iraqis murdered by Badr Brigades, “Interior Ministry” in January alone. Ninety percent showed signs of torture prior to death.

  • US soldier reported killed in Resistance bombing in ad-Dawli‘i area northwest of Baghdad.

  • Four mercenary “security contractors” killed in Resistance bombing in eastern Baghdad.

  • Resistance bomb in southern al-Latifiyah leaves US soldier reported dead.

  • Zionist website reports secretive “Israeli” plane crashes near Iranian border in northern Iraq’s as-Sulaymaniyah Province.

  • Three US troops reported killed in bombing northwest of an-Najaf.

2: Report On The Assasination Of A Badr Brigade Commander

"Resistance assassinates pro-American Shi‘i sectarian Badr Brigade commander in al-Basrah. …

3: A Report Of A Sectarian Killing

Sunni Waqf guard imprisoned by puppet authorities found murdered near al-Basrah.
In a dispatch posted at 1:20pm Mecca time Monday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported informed sources as saying that the body of ‘Adil ‘Abd ar-Razzaq Saqr, one of the guards of the Sunni Waqf (pious endowment trust) in the southern city of al-Basrah had been found dumped on the al-Basrah – az-Zubayr road one year after he was arrested by the puppet Interior Affairs department.

The correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported that ‘Adil ‘Abd ar-Razzaq was arrested about Abd ar-Razzaqone year ago by the puppet “Directorate of Interior Affairs” in al-Basrah, which in actuality is run by the pro-American Shi‘i sectarian Badr Brigades. …

I invite you to come, read, and comment if you wish.

Monday, February 20, 2006

Persecuting Picasso's Ghost

Portrait of a trollIt seems that SGO who is the sysop for Liberal Avenger doesn't like trolls.

I'm in a Picasso sort of mood today so here's a sketch of a troll I whumped up in the style of Picasso.

The loud shrieking you're now hearing is probably Pablo's ghost

Not in the news today

Reuters headline today:

"Bombs kill 19 in Iraq after lull in violence"

What lull? And why are the following paragraphs not a headline story in its own right?

The violence reminded Iraqi politicians of the security crisis they will face after forming a new government, a process that has yet to kick off more than two months after elections that Washington had hoped would ease sectarian strife.

In unusually strong language, U.S. ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad warned Iraqi leaders that Washington would not tolerate sectarianism or militias in the new government and its security forces.

"The ministers of interior, defence, national intelligence, the national security adviser have to be people who are non- sectarian, broadly acceptable, non-militia-related that will work for all Iraqis," he told a news conference.

"The United States is investing billions of dollars into these forces, military and police forces of Iraq. American taxpayers expect their money to be spent properly. We are not going to invest the resources of the American people into forces run by people who are sectarian..."

Why is there not a story headlined:
"American viceroy in Iraq fails to realise that America no longer calls the shots"

or perhaps the headline should be:
"Ambassador of defeated invading nation thinks he can still bluff Iraqis"

Why is their not such a story with such a headline? Because its not news of course. Silly me, I forgot …


"Then he went into the third room. Horrors! the dog there had two eyes, each as large as the Round Tower at Copenhagen, spinning round in his head like wheels.
"Good evening!" said the soldier and saluted, for he had never seen a dog like this before."

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