Monday, 11 September 2006

Iraq: Same as it Ever Was

In the ever changing reasons given for the invasion of Iraq, ever changing because many of them proved to be false, the coalition of the willing settled on regime change. Never mind that Saddam Hussein used to be a regional leader they supported and turned a blind eye to his leadership style, things had moved on, so his brutal regime was held up as a reason for the invasion.

So it's interesting to hear that just over three years after Saddam's removal, mass executions are back, not just by insurgents, but by the Iraqi government.


It's like Saddam has never been away, as Iraq's new government announced that it had hanged 27 prisoners convicted of terror and criminal charges.

"Mass executions at Baghdad's Abu Ghraib prison, which has several gallows erected in the execution chamber, were suspended after coalition-led troops overthrew Saddam three years ago. The death penalty was re instituted in 2004, and yesterday's executions took place just days after control of Abu Ghraib was handed over to the Iraqi authorities."

So...mass executions done by Saddam: BAD, mass executions done by new Iraqi government: GOOD. Got that?

Today is the five year anniversary of 11/9 (please note correct formatting of date) and what I want to know is...



  1. It's not the same as it ever was Dan. It's worse, far worse. The American and British public are bombarded daily with so much propaganda in the style of News and Docuramas that they don't know which way to turn.

    They feel informed by the mainstream media and enlighted with wisdom, idiots... but they realise not they are being fed crap by the festering bucket load by shiny suited anchorman/women straight down thier open and willing throats.

    They don't even gag.

    Any one who says anything different gets pointed at like the Body Snatcher and the scream is "Conspiracy Theorist".

    The worlds fucked and I don't actually care anymore. Bring on a virus that destroys us all, me included all I do is buy stuff and try to amuse myself whilst I sweat for someone else and wait to die a miserable death.

    Fuck it bring on real wars with real enimies, lets see tanks rolling down our streets shooting the buildings. Then we'll know we're being attacked instead of this war on "Terror" bollocks, lets see the end days, the apocolypse and a lets have a real fucking fight to the death instead of this creeping, consuming, humiliating crawl to the grave.

    It's never gonna get any better ever it's always going to be unjust and one sided with the ones with the money telling the ones without what to think and how to behave.

    Stay Sharp.

  2. On the other hand, there may still be cause for optimism.

  3. It will all be OK. We have a Pet Goat!

    We may have to let him eat all of our canes, cans, caps and capes. We will let him trample over our lawns eating our lovely bushes, but he will protect us from the bad people. It really is a small price to pay.


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