Monday, April 28, 2008

Occupation Iraq: Non-Violent Clashes?

"At least, not in our definition," says the Lieutenant-Colonel.

Then PLEASE EXPLAIN all the DEAD PEOPLE, sir!!!!!

"Baghdad Green Zone blasted under cover of storm"

"Militants bombarded Baghdad's Green Zone with rockets on Sunday, taking advantage of the cover of a blinding dust storm to launch one of the heaviest strikes in weeks on the fortified compound."

Reuters correspondents heard the missiles whistling overhead and exploding inside the heavily fortified government and diplomatic compound on the west side of the Tigris River in Baghdad. Sirens wailed, ordering people to take cover.

Iraqi police said eight missiles or mortars had hit the Green Zone and another 14 fell in other parts of the Iraqi capital before nightfall in several quick bursts, killing two people and wounding 20.... Several more missiles were fired late on Sunday evening but it was unclear if there were any casualties....

Guess who the U.S. is blaming? Give that reader a prize!

U.S. forces normally respond rapidly to missile firings with helicopter strikes, but those are impossible in dust storms.

Oh, I'm so disappointed the U.S. forces can't rain murder down on Iraqis!

The U.S. military said it killed six militants in air strikes overnight in Sadr City before the weather turned bad in the afternoon. Iraqi police and hospital sources said 10 people were killed and more than 40 wounded overnight there.

"I would like to emphasize that these are not 'violent' clashes, at least not in our definition. They are not protracted gunfights," said U.S. military spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Steven Stover....

Despite initial setbacks, the Basra campaign has since proved largely a success, with government troops taking control of neighborhoods once regarded as militia strongholds.

In Sadr City... fighting and air strikes in the district over the past month have killed hundreds. Food prices have skyrocketed and residents say they feel under siege. Many schools have shut....

Um Aziz is an elderly woman whose three daughters and a son were killed when the roof of her house collapsed because of the force of an explosion nearby. She cursed U.S. forces.

"I don't want any reparations from the government. I want my revenge from God," she said outside her ruined home, wearing bandages from her own injuries and a broken leg.

"Let the Americans listen: If they kill all the men, we will fight them. We: the women and the children. And if they take our weapons we will fight them with stones and knives."

This woman sounds like the Iraqi's Winston Churchill, doesn't she?

Well, THAT is a REAL INDICTMENT of BUSH'S LIBERATION, isn't it, readers?

Truthfully, readers, I'm having trouble holding back the tears.

I'm SO SORRY, Iraqis! I really don't know what more to say or do.

Except be here everyday condemning this atrocious occupation until it ends!