fredag, maj 05, 2006

Ännu en dag i Imperiet - personliga vittnesmål om död och tortyr i Irak


Två personliga vittnesmål från dödandet och tortyren i Irak, USAs utspel om al Quaida och Riverbend om Iran

Men först frilansjournalisten Issam om den mardrömslika verkligheten i Bagdad

HI dear friend Ingrid

I´m so happy that you emailed me and it is so nice to hear from you .

Im sorry its really big disaster in Baghdad now, and everything you write was true and we feel in danger everywhere in Baghdad because everywhere there are militias and they kill innocents people without any reasons.

And the central morgue in Baghdad is full now with dead bodies and the problem is, we can not film that because there is militia there even near the morgue.

And they killed everyone who tried to film that and also they killed the familioes, when they tried to take there suns bodies away, Everythings became dangerous in Baghdad and you can see the fear in the eyes of the Iraqi people

This is the occupation and that's what they are doing in my country ,

With that, there is hope always friend, and i feel this situation will end quick, I wish.

I'm sorry to make you sad, but this is the reality in Baghdad now and in all Iraq.

Say hello to Teresa and tell her thank you for her feelings ,and also my best wishis to my best friend,YOU and big hug


Ingrid Ternert wrote:
Hello Isam!

Such a long time since I heard from you! Are you and your family OK? Such a disaster in Baghdad! Teresa will mail you when she gets more money and can buy a computer of her own.

She is so worried listening to what´s happening in Iraq, and I feel fed up with this organised genocide, where the occupiers pay militias and criminals from different sides to make the people kill each other. But I know you never will fall into that trap!

Take care!

Irakiskt "Disco"

För nära ett år sedan berättade en svensk-iraker att han visste hur en fånge i "Disco"fängelset i norr hade fått sina fötter fastspikade i golvet, så att de fick amputeras efteråt.

Dessutom hörde en väninna till undertecknad nyligen från sin irakiska vän hur han hämtat ut en bekant från just samma fängelse. Denne hade fått sina tår avhuggna, vilket ledde till att han påföljande dag avled.

Fängelsets tilltalsnamn "Disco" kommer av att det liksom i söder tillämpar både ljud, ljus och vakenhetstortyr.

Alltså likalydande vittnesmål om en fruktansvärd tortyr vi annars aldrig skulle fått veta något om.

Juan Cole:

har från persiskan översatt hotet från Iran mot Israel på ett helt annat sätt än vad västliga media gör om att ”utplåna Israel från kartan”, nämligen att ”Jerusalems ockupationsregim måste försvinna från tidens blad”. Vilket är något helt annat.

Bagdad, Iraq (AP)

En videofilm visar Al-Zarqawi fumla med geväret i vita gympadojor. Detta förklaras med att amerikansk militär i propagandakriget vill minska hans dragningskraft på religiösa Quaida- extremister för att isolera dem från de (sunni)grupper USA nu hoppas på att få närma sig.

Anm: Bushadministrationen verkar ha tvära kast i sitt propagandakrig vilket eventuellt kan tyda på desperation. Vem tror t.ex att Al Zarkawi fortfarande lever?

First it was Osama bin Laden, then Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, and now Ayman al-Zawahiri.

In the span of a week, these three al-CIA-duh heavyweights (two from beyond the grave) have issued communiqués.

“Al-Qaeda in Iraq alone has carried out 800 martyrdom operations in three years, besides the victories of the other mujahidin.”

...Of course, the Iraqi resistance is responsible for breaking the back of the occupation...

It is interesting to note this latest production “was first obtained by IntelCenter, a United States government contractor that does work for various intelligence agencies,” way of magic trick and computer graphics—make absurd claims, stealing the thunder of the Iraqi resistance.

...Naturally, “al-Qaeda” must remain “relevant” (i.e., take all the credit for the Iraqi resistance), otherwise the “long war” would soon peter and fizzle out

...“In his last Internet message in March, Zawahri called for attacks on the West, urging similar strikes as those against New York, London and Madrid, ”Washington Post adds, attacks that have yet to occur. Of course, as time creeps forward, and the coming maelstrom aimed at Iran picks up steam, such attacks become more likely.

Bush’s approval ratings are in the dumpster and with every passing day he looks more and more like Richard Nixon—although Nixon’s crimes were small time by way of comparison.

Baghdad Burning
Riverbend påminner oss om spåren från Iran

...It was around 9 pm on the 11th of April 2003 when we finally saw the footage of Saddam’s statue being pulled down by American troops - the American flag plastered on his face.

We watched, stunned, as Baghdad was looted (plundrat) and burned by hordes of men, being watched and saluted by American soldiers in tanks.

Looking back at it now, it is properly ironic that our first glimpses of the ‘fall of Baghdad’ and the occupation of Iraq came to us via Iran- through that Iranian TVchannel.

We immediately began hearing about the Iranian revolutionary guard, and how they had formed a militia of Iraqis who had defected to Iran during the Iran-Iraq war.

We heard how they were already inside of the country and were helping to loot and burn everything from governmental facilities to museums.

The Hakims (SCIRIs ledare och shiaimam) and Badr (hans fruktade iranska milis) made their debut, followed by several other clerics with their personal guard and militias, all seeping in from Iran.

Today they rule the country. Over the duration of three years, and through the use of vicious militias, assassinations (dödande) and abductions (kidnappningar), they’ve managed to install themselves firmly in the Green Zone.

We constantly hear our new puppets (nickedockor) rant and rave against Syria, against Saudi Arabia, against Turkey, even against the country they have to thank for their rise to power- America…

But no one dares to talk about the role Iran is planning in the country.

The last few days we’ve been hearing about Iranian attacks on northern Iraq- parts of Kurdistan that are on the Iranian border.

Several sites were bombed and various news sources are reporting Iranian troops by the thousand standing ready at the Iraqi border.

Prior to this, there has been talk of Iranian revolutionary guard infiltrating areas like Diyala and even parts of Baghdad.

Meanwhile, the new puppets (simply a rotation of the same OLD puppets), after taking several months to finally decide who gets to play the role of prime minister, are now wrangling and wrestling over the ‘major’ ministries; which political party should receive what ministry.

The reason behind this is that as soon as a minister is named from, say, SCIRI, that minister brings in ‘his people’ to key positions- his relatives, his friends and cronies, and most importantly- his personal militia.

As soon as Al-Maliki (nya premiärministern) was made prime minister, he announced that armed militias would be made a part of the Iraqi army (which can only mean the Badrists and Sadr’s goons).

A few days ago, we were watching one of several ceremonies they held after naming the new prime minister. Talbani (presidenten) stood in front of various politicians in a large room in the Green Zone and said, rather brazenly, that

Iraq would not stand any ‘tadakhul’ or meddling by neighboring countries because Iraq was a ‘sovereign country free of foreign influence’.

The cousin almost fainted from laughter and E. was wiping his eyes and gasping for air… as Talbani pompously made his statement - all big belly and grins-

smiling back at him was a group of American army commanders or generals and to his left was Khalilzad (USAambassadören), patting him friendly on the arm and gazing at him like a father looking at his first-born!

So while Iraqis are dying by the hundreds, with corpses turning up everywhere (last week they found a dead man in the open area in front of my cousins daughters school),

the Iraqi puppets are taking their time trying to decide who gets to do the most stealing and in which ministry.

...As for news of the new Iraqi army, it isn’t going as smoothly as Bush and his crew portray.

Today we watched footage of Iraqi soldiers in Anbarprovince graduating. The whole ceremony was quite ordinary up until nearly the end- their commander announced they would be deployed to various areas and suddenly it was chaos.

The soldiers began stripping their fatigues and throwing them around, verbally attacking their seniors and yelling and shoving.

They were promised, when they signed up for the army in their areas, that they would be deployed inside of their own areas- which does make sense.

There is news that they are currently on strike- refusing to be deployed outside of their own provinces.

One can’t help but wonder if the ‘area’ they were supposed to be deployed to was the north of Iraq? Especially with Iranian troops on the border…

Talbani announced a few days ago that the protection of Kurdistan was the responsibility of Iraq and I completely agree for a change- because Kurdistan IS a part of Iraq.

Before he made this statement, it was always understood that only the Peshmerga (kurdiska elitkrigare) would protect Kurdistan- apparently, against Iran, they aren’t nearly enough.

The big question is- what will the US do about Iran? There are the hints of the possibility of bombings, etc. While I hate the Iranian government, the people don’t deserve the chaos and damage of air strikes and war.

I don’t really worry about that though, because if you live in Iraq- you know America’s hands are tied. Just as soon as Washington makes a move against Tehran, American troops inside Iraq will come under attack.

It’s that simple - Washington has big guns and planes… But Iran has 150,000 American hostages.