Saturday 2nd of December 2023

hearts & minds .....

‘Government officials & American media officials have repeatedly denounced the al-Jazeera network for airing grisly footage of Iraqi war casualties & American prisoners of war.


The legal fight over whether to release the remaining photographs of atrocities at Abu Ghraib has dragged on for months, with no less a figure than Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Richard Meyers arguing that the release of such images will inflame the Muslim world & drive untold numbers to join al-Qaeda. But none of these can compare to the prospect of American troops casually bartering pictures of suffering & death for porn.


If you want to see the true face of war, go to the amateur porn Web site


For almost a year, American soldiers stationed in Iraq & Afghanistan have been taking photographs of dead bodies, many of them horribly mutilated or blown to pieces & sending them to Web site administrator Chris Wilson. In return for letting him post these images, Wilson gives the soldiers free access to his site. American soldiers have been using the pictures of disfigured Iraqi corpses as currency to buy pornography.


At Wilson's Web site, you can see an Arab man's face sliced off & placed in a bowl filled with blood. Another man's head, his face crusted with dried blood & powder burns, lies on a bed of gravel. A man in a leather coat who apparently tried to run a military checkpoint lies slumped in the driver's seat of a car, his head obliterated by gunfire, the flaps of skin from his neck blooming open like rose petals. Six men in beige fatigues, identified as US Marines, laugh & smile for the camera while pointing at a burned, charcoal-black corpse lying at their feet.


The captions that accompany these images, which were apparently written by the soldiers who posted them, laugh & gloat over the bodies. The soldier who posted a picture of a corpse lying in a pool of his own brains & entrails wrote: "What every Iraqi should look like."


The photograph of a corpse whose jaw has apparently rotted away, leaving a gaping set of upper teeth, bears the caption "bad day for this dude." One soldier posted three photographs of corpses lying in the street & titled his collection "DIE HAJI DIE." The soldiers take pride, even joy, in displaying the dead.’



And we think we’re winning. 


Iraq War Pornography

the other terrorists .....

‘Here are questions that are not being asked about the latest twist of a cynical war. Were explosives & a remote-control detonator found in the car of the two SAS special forces men "rescued" from prison in Basra on 19 September? If true, what were they planning to do with them? Why did the British military authorities in Iraq put out an unbelievable version of the circumstances that led up to armoured vehicles smashing down the wall of a prison?


According to the head of Basra's Governing Council, which has co-operated with the British, five civilians were killed by British soldiers. A judge says nine. How much is an Iraqi life worth? Is there to be no honest accounting in Britain for this sinister event, or do we simply accept Defence Secretary John Reid's customary arrogance? "Iraqi law is very clear,