Sunday, April 24, 2005

Corpses keep coming from Iraq's river of death

Update: April 26, 2005
The identity of the Bodies pulled from the river, and just when they were killed, and by who, is still in question.
Thanks Bushmeister0

"Guerillas and thugs made the Iraqi town of Madain their home, and the results are only now surfacing, writes James Hider in Baghdad
April 23, 2005
ABU Qaddum lays out the pictures of mutilated bodies dredged from the Tigris River like a player dealing cards."
The Australian
First, Thanks Abbas for posting this, OMG, I knew we had not heard the true story of the hostages yet, till now. I think this story is like a little peace of what's wrong in Iraq right now. This did not just happen, it's been going on for over a year. People have been going to Sistani and the ministry of the interior for help, yet nothing happened, Why? I understand that Sistani does not want to start a civil war, but just letting this fester, and letting these insurgents dig in and kill anyone at will would seem to me to only further the divide within the Iraqi population. Not to even mention the death and destruction of Iraq that it enables. And what does it do to a population if they can not sound an alarm, and have the authorities respond?
Now after reading this I get the felling that this incident is only the tip of the iceberg...Stay tuned, I am sure there is more to come after someone finally investigates this. How many other towns have been turned into insurgent training camps and killing fields.


Blogger bushmeister0 said...

I agree with you, this is just the tip of the iceberg. Someone is going to have to retaliate for this. It's not only a matter of honor at this point, it's a matter of survival.

It's amazing after all this time spent over there, all the money down the drain, 150,000 U.S. troops and with the total backing of the White House behind them, this sort of thing goes on every day. (They can't use the excuse the politians lost the war at home this time.)

The murderers act with impunity.

Despite the amazing amount of patience and restraint the Shia communities have shown, if their present leadership doesn't start doing something about this, the victims of these constant attacks are going to get organized and find a blood thisty bastard to lead them.

I'm sure as we speak there is another Saddam type waiting in the wings, just bidding his time.

11:57 PM  
Blogger bushmeister0 said...

The story get's weirder.

The BBC says:

"Senior police officials at the regional headquarters for the area gave a detailed breakdown of when the bodies had been found.

They said they had started to appear in the al-Suwayra stretch of the Tigris nearly two months earlier, on 27 February. On the first three days, 27 bodies were retrieved, while during and after the supposed hostage crisis only six corpses were pulled from the river.

But in the 26 days between 26 March and 20 April, there was a steady flow of cadavers. A total of 33 were retrieved during that period, an average of just over one a day.

The police statistics said that of 60 bodies 56 were men, two women and two children. Fifty-three had died of gunshot wounds, five had had their throats cut and two were beheaded."

12:09 AM  

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