Unabated killings and lives in particular peril – update

A few weeks ago, a story appeared on CNN regarding yet another suicide bombing in Baghdad. Towards the end of the article was a tiny article on an elderly couple in the employ of U.S. Embassy there. Ryan Crocker, U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, had the reckless arrogance to say these two souls were representative of “the silent majority of Iraqis working to build a peaceful and prosperous future. . . . . They are the true Iraq.” Not much else was said about them that I could find when I wrote about them.

I happened to be visiting The Bag at Bag News Notes and found a photo from the NYT regarding Iraqis who work for the Americans. The picture accompanied an unsettling exposé from George Packer in March of 2007 on those Iraqis who worked for the Americans and their plight to keep safe within their own country. The Bag also included a story from the NYT that documented the couple I’d mentoined a few weeks ago.

This is stark: “…… the insurgent umbrella group ‘Islamic State of Iraq’ claimed responsibility . . . . On May 30, the Islamic State of Iraq said on a jihadist Web site that the couple, who were Christian, held “important posts in the American Embassy” and warned that it would kill “the crusaders, their followers and those who lick their shoes.” ”

I was just surprised to find out the couple were Christian; Hazim Hanna and his wife Enel Meskoni.


No indictment for Dr. Pou!


“A grand jury refused on Tuesday to indict a doctor accused of murdering four seriously ill hospital patients with drug injections during the desperate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, closing the books on the only mercy-killing case to emerge from the storm”. . . . . .

“Many people in New Orleans believed the three acted heroically under punishing conditions. Last week, a group of doctors and nurses held a rally on the anniversary of Pou’s arrest, and hundreds of people turned out to show support.”

Per the website that had been set up for Dr. Pou’s defense and support. A blog, Houston’s Clear Thinkers, I ran across has more, especially on the background of the case of Dr. Pou. There was a physician, a hospitalist, who I saw interviewed whom I never believed. And then there was that goddamned prosecutor, Foti. However, the New Orleans Times-Picayune is another good source.

Doctor Maryam’s truth

Some idiot asked…

A Dumb Ass says: – July 22nd, 2007 at -:– pm

In the days of Saddam, all Americans felt that the Iraqi people were good, and the Iraqi government was bad. Is there a similar feeling in Iraq about the American people and our government?

My response: Wordsmith says – July 22nd, 2007 at -:– pm

Are you a just a hopeless optimist?

Now, what I really wanted to ask: ‘Are you a FUCKING IDIOT?’

Of course, here’s Dr. Maryam’s response to that stupid question:

Maryam says:

July 22nd, 2007 at 6:33 pm

Stop telling lies to yourself American. We know that your racist brutal murdering war criminal troops came from your society and reflect its values. we know that because we see how they behave and have to bury their victims. If you are stupid enough to think we feel anything but hatred and contrempt for your soldiers and the country that sent them to make war on my people then you are a fool. …… As to Saddam bad though he was your country is far worse

‘If you are stupid enough to think we feel anything but hatred and contrempt (sic) for your soldiers and the country that sent them to make war on my people then you are a fool.’ Got it!

As I said later:

Edit:  You cannot attack someone’s country who has done nothing to provoke such an attack, occupy their land, use your military to . . . .  break into someone’s home in the middle of the night, break their furniture, scatter and strewn their belongings, food, and other neccessities all over, murder their relatives, their children, destroy their infrastructure so their basic needs aren’t even being met, and depict their religious leaders and their religion as the bane of G*d and not expect some kind of retribution.

It’s a fascinating thread – go and read Doctor Maryam’s truth.