Mengele in Mesapotamia
by Felicity Arbuthnot
January 26, 2007
‘Extending hope and opportunity depends on a stable supply of energy that keeps America’s economy running and America’s environment clean. For too long our nation has been dependent on foreign oil. And this dependence leaves us more vulnerable to hostile regimes, and to terrorists — who could cause huge disruptions of oil shipments, and raise the price of oil, and do great harm to our economy.’ George W. Bush, State of the Union Address : 23rd January 2007.
26th January marks Holocaust Memorial Day in the U.K., established by Prime Minister Blair in 2001. The message of the Holocaust was ; ‘never again’, so, at this time, have you noticed that there are no Iraqis anymore?
No children: no Alis, Jassims, Omars, Sabahs, Husseins; no Nairas, Ranins, Yasmins, Esthers, Fetuahs. No Parents; no Umm (mother of) Jassim, Ranin, Sabah, or Abus’ (father of) Yasmin, Ali, Omar … there are no Am or Khal (uncles) or Ama and Khala (aunts) no Jeda (grandmothers) or Jedu (grandfathers.) No families, friends, taleb (students) yufadh (teachers) mentors, coaches, shop keepers, friends to children on a special household errand. No fish, dates, fruit, falafal, pistachio sellers … In Iraq, humanity has been erased.
Instead there are ‘terrorists’, ‘insurgents’, ‘Ba’athist remanants’, ‘militants’, ‘Saddamists’, ‘Sunnis’, ‘Shia’s', ‘foreign fighters’, ‘Al Qaeda’. There are ‘rag heads’, ‘camel jockeys’ and the all become ‘collateral damage’ as they are sliced in pieces, beheaded, tortured, slaughtered, by the occupiers or their militia goons as they sleep, drive, walk, play, dying in numbers ‘not productive to count’, as so succinctly put by General Kimmitt, a man who would seemingly be unphased running a concentration camp. Car bombs, for which the occupiers are responsible, since they are legally responsible for all under their watch, do not kill Iraqis, with names, loves, plans, hopes. They result in ‘body parts’, which are pronounced ‘Sunni’ or ‘Shia’ (though how they can tell from a bit of foot, flesh, finger or brain, is one of life’s chilling, dark miracles.) [Read more...]