Wednesday, April 25, 2007

The wall in Baghdad

I posted this on The Washington Note:

Could someone answer some simple questions.

The wall (first stage) is 5 km in length, 3.5 metres high and a average of 0.75 metres thick. (13125 cubic metres, Cement Density is 3120 kg per cubic metre = 41000 tonnes of cement!)

1. How much cement was used to produce this wall? (Theoretical value is 41000 tonnes)
2. Where did this cement come from?
3. Who transported this cement and from where to where?
3. Who was given the contract to produce each component?
4. How much was charged to build the components?
5. Who was given the contract to erect the wall?
6. How much was the value of this contract?
6. How many reconstruction projects suffered from this diversion of cement and steel?
7. From which budget was this money for this project obtained from?

Answers to these questions will lead you to what the US invasion and occupation of Iraq is all about!

Lastly - Did anyone think of those words uttered a few years ago which made all Americans feel so proud?

"Tear down that wall, Mr. Gorbachev!"

Has that wall been rebuilt in Baghdad making all Americans feel so proud of their Administration?

1 Comments:

At 02:43, Blogger Dave said...

Jacob,

I can't find the source for it, but I recall reading just a few days ago that US military forces were so desperate for walls that they were loading them onto trucks before the concrete had even dried.

Appreciate the comment over at Steve's blog.

Dave Meyer
http://apologetic.us

 

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