Saturday, December 30, 2006

Almost 2 months on, she is back

(Cross-posted on Jacob's Blog.)

One of the most watched blogs is Baghdad Burning by the Girl Blogger from Iraq. On the eve of the execution of Saddam, she has posted a powerful piece End of another year.

Our heart bleeds for Iraqis like her, who are facing all the hardships that are thrown at them by the war criminals Bush, Cheney and Blair and their cabal of sycophants.

Today morning, after I listened to the news that Saddam had been executed at 6:00 am, I went to the local wholesale market. I met with an old friend, a Christian refugee from Iraq who has a couple of pizzerias here in Oulu. I sat down to talk with him. He shook his head in disbelief of what his fellow countryman had done. He now waits for the reaction.

As has been clearly outlined by the Iraqi Girl Blogger, the Americans deliberately polarised the issue to further promote the chaos in that country.

As she poignantly asks - the only people who benefit from all that has taken place has been Iran.

If Iran is apart of the axis of evil as defined by the US, why are they working so furiously to give them more leverage everywhere? Is it that they need to promote the confrontation between Sunni Saudi Arabia with the Shiite Iran? Further chaos and bloodshed?

I hope that Bush's trial in front of the International Court of Justice will as swift as that they held for Saddam. Luckily, in his case, there will not be any need to "fix" the evidence, as millions of Iraqis will be ready to volunteer evidence and also pull the lever to exterminate this vermin.

But I pray that they do not execute the psychotic madman but that they let him suffer a slow languishing painful death, just as that he has willed on several of his countrymen and millions of Iraqis!

I would to love to hear the ghastly cowardly laugh, not as a smirk but in pain, that he offers up everytime he hears of the death of one of his fellow countrymen or those who oppose him.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Lincoln Chafee issue continued...

Anonymous on Steve Clemons The Washington Note Blog wrote:

Jacob -

Lincoln Chafee was the only rep to vote against the war in Iraq and you would like to call him a war criminal??

I think you are missing something.

Posted by: ... at December 15, 2006 09:03 PM

To which I replied:

Lincoln Chafee voted against the Executive Branch ONLY when he knew his vote would make no material difference.

Did he vote against funding the troops when they were indiscriminately killing innocent Iraqis?

Where was his outrage against the Abu Ghraib issues?

Where was his outrage against the Guantanamo torture?

Where was his outrage against warrantless wire tappings of Americans?

Where was his outrage against Bush's refusal to appear under oath before the 9/11 commission?

Where was his outrage against the perpetrators of the Valerie Plame scandal?

Should I go on?

Lincoln Chafee may have voted against the war, but he supported it to the hilt in every other way.

He, like almost every other Senators, including Hilary Cliton, are war criminals - and that goes for non-Senator Madeline Albright as well.

We foreigners do not have short memories related only to the past and next episodes of Idols!

Posted by: Jacob Matthan at December 16, 2006 09:18 AM

Saturday, December 16, 2006

War Criminal, Lincoln Chafee?

Noted Blogger Steve Clemons seems to have an enormous blind spot.

He is doing much to promote former Republican Senator Lincoln Chafee in almost every second posting.

This is what I wrote on his blog:


I think you hate to admit to say that you could be wrong.

Chafee was part of the do-nothing-roll-over Congress. I disliked him intensely when I heard him is some of the many hearings on C-Span. He played to "his audience" which above all was about supporting the madman - Bush.

Is what you want to do is to promote that attitude.

Tell me when Lincoln Chafee says he was WRONG to blanket support Bush and this horrific world that we live in thanks to HIM!

(Yes, as much as you refuse to admit it, Lincoln Chafee is responsible for over 600000 dead innocent Iraqis. He is as much a war criminal as Bush and his cohorts. And do you want to promote a war criminal?)

Then I think you can start to push him as your MAN. Till then I do not think much of your attitude about Lincoln Chafee.

I am still probably the only one who challenged Wes Clarke when he claimed that the US had a professional army. I personally think the US army sucks from top to bottom. It is corrupt and self serving just as much as Lincoln Chafee! (But then, Americans MUST support their troops, even when they are bunch of hoodlums and killers!)

I am quite surprised that a great analyst like yourself has such a large blind spot - Lincoln Chafee!

Posted by Jacob Matthan at December 15, 2006 05:42 PM