Nasty Letters To Crooked Politicians

As we enter a new era of politics, we hope to see that Obama has the courage to fight the policies that Progressives hate. Will he have the fortitude to turn the economic future of America to help the working man? Or will he turn out to be just a pawn of big money, as he seems to be right now.

Sunday, December 05, 2004

CIA Puppet Allawi Suspected in Mosque Bombings as American Troops Strap Dead Iraqis Across Their Tanks Like a Deer Hunt in Pennsylvania

(As this post goes to the net, Dahr Jamail's site is under a fierce "DENIAL OF SERVICE" attack. We can only guess by whom. I have had them in the past and as so0n as these pictures are found to be on this website we can expect "someone" to try to shut this website down as well. It's just harder because we are an entity of the "GOOGLE" world and harder to beat up. Dahr, we love you man. Hope you make it through this latest bullshit ok. *aj*

** Dahr Jamail's Iraq Dispatches **
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December 04, 2004

Trophy Hunting?

Yesterday, before the usual morning gunfire in the streets which has
become my morning alarm clock, Abu Talat phones me. There is very heavy
fighting over in al-Adhamiya. Two giant explosions occurred around
6:15am, followed by mortar blasts, then constant, heavy gun battles that
went on into late morning.

The Hamid al-Alwan mosque, a small Shia mosque in the predominantly
Sunni area of Adhamiya had been hit with a car bomb.

Witnesses reported that the car had been left there at 6am, and
detonated remotely.

After the first blast, people in nearby homes, hearing the screaming of
the wounded, ran outside to help. As a group formed around the wreckage,
a secondary, much larger explosion went off. In the end, 14 were killed,
19 wounded.

Smoldering vehicles, including a destroyed minibus lay about the street in front of the damaged mosque. Pools of blood and body parts lay strewn about the scene. Nearby homes were damaged from the blast as well. Residents took it upon themselves to evacuate most of the bodies and wounded to nearby al-Numan hospital, because ambulances failed to arrive until 45 minutes after the blast.

The interesting detail is that while US military are usually some of the
first to arrive on the scene at bombings, they never showed up for this
one. The Iraqi National Guard, who have a base in the ex-presidential
palace less than one kilometer from the bombing, never showed up either.

The Iraqi Police, however, did show up at the scene. Most of them
wearing facemasks to protect their identity (this is Adhamiya)…but one
man, a muscular, arrogant, loudspoken policeman, unmasked, was yelling,
“Of course this happened because this is a Shia mosque! The Sunni hate
the Shia!”

Members of the crowd perceived his actions as deliberately provocative
and inflammatory.

Aisha Dulaimy, a resident of al-Adhamiya said, “The reason for this car
bomb is the Americans want to cause a split between the Shia and Sunni.
But there has never been fighting between the Shia and Sunni in the
history of Iraq. They want to make a struggle between us, but it will
never work. They tried this before and people responded by making
demonstrations together against the occupiers. So they will never make
it. We are living as brothers-Shia and Sunni. There is no difference
because we all live in the same home, which is Iraq.”

She references an attack last winter in the large Shia mosque across the
river in the Khadamiya district, which was followed nearly immediately
by an attack on a Sunni mosque in Adhamiya. The attacks were perceived
by both residents and religious leaders as attempts to divide the
religious sects, so they held mass demonstrations together, Shia and
Sunni, in a show of solidarity. They also prayed in one another’s mosques.

The nearly immediate reaction from the bombing yesterday was an intense
mortar barrage on the nearby US military base followed by fierce clashes
in Adhamiya.

Military helicopters and fighter jets roared overhead, scaring many
people who feared they would be bombed.

A 16 year-old resident of al-Adhamiya, Ahmed al-Dulaimey, said, “The US
jets are so loud, only flying 50 meters above our homes. They dropped
three groups of many flares. When I saw them I ran to my house because I
was afraid they would bomb us.”

In other news, Thursday the director of Fallujah General Hospital was
shot and wounded by soldiers while he and two other doctors attempted to
enter Fallujah in an ambulance in order to provide aid to families
trapped there. They had gone into the city after having been granted
permission by the military and Ministry of Health.

A friend of mine here who is a doctor told me that recently the Ministry
of Health issued a directive instructing doctors not to talk to any
media, particularly about patients who are wounded by the military.

Salam stayed the night last night since we worked late...hence we slept
late today. Until 9:30 anyhow, when a huge blast nearby shook the hotel
and rattled windows. I sat up quickly in bed, looked at him over on the
couch and he said, “Good morning Dahr.”

I said, “Morning man, who needs coffee,” as I dressed and grabbed my
camera and ran to the roof of a nearby hotel to locate the blast. A
building blocked the exact locale, but the plume of black smoke rose above it-just over near the “green zone.” Interesting to have the photo then 10 minutes later in my hotel see it replicated on the TV .

It was a police station which was bombed. 6 Police dead, at least 60
cops and civilians wounded.

Photos dated from May, 2003 have been shown all over Jazeera
today-showing Navy Seals torturing Iraqis. Up close shots of men with
bloodied mouths with guns held to their heads, etc. You know the drill
by now.

They were put on the net by the wife of a soldier who’d returned from Iraq.

John Hutson, a retired rear admiral who served as the Navy’s Judge

Advocate General from 1997 to 2000, said the photos suggested possible
Geneva Convention violations, as international law prohibits souvenir
photos of prisoners of war.

Hutson said, “It’s pretty obvious that these pictures were taken largely
as war trophies.”

Not too surprising, however, because there are also eyewitness reports
now from refugees that some soldiers in Fallujah were tying the dead
bodies of resistance fighters to tanks and driving around with their


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