Thursday, April 16, 2009

Iraq air raids kill mostly women and children

Air strikes and artillery barrages have taken a heavy toll among the most vulnerable of the Iraqi people, with children and women forming a disproportionate number of the dead. Analysis carried out for the research group Iraq Body Count (IBC) found that 39 per cent of those killed in air raids by the US-led coalition were children and 46 per cent were women. Fatalities caused by mortars, used by American and Iraqi government forces as well as insurgents, were 42 per cent children and 44 per cent women.


  1. Sorry!

    Let me start over:


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  3. I am a Homosexual man, and I have made a poem for my dear friend Mojo. Please do not delete this, since I am using G-rated words to express myself.

    Mojo.This is for you:

    Mojo, what you give me is not a semi, I don’t lies.
    When I look at you my meal becomes a biggie super size.
    Girl you drive me crazy, and don't you mack with Swayze
    He covered you in clay, I’d cover you in DNA.
    Got a St. Elmo burning in my pants.
    I’m much more age appropriate so just gives me a chance.

    Now do not get me wrong, I like Mojo a lot.
    If I went both ways I'd have to say that he is hot.
    He’s a fine young man, if I went that way.
    I would make him rise again for the Easter holiday.
    Mojo, what a beautiful boy.
    If I was bisexual, your mouth I would enjoy.
    Mojo, I don’t roll that way, but if I did
    I’d surely eat at your buffet.

    Mojo, you’re so meow-meow fine,
    That if I liked the boys, I’d be up on your behind.
    Mojo, don’t misunderstand,
    If I was AC/DC I would try to touch your gland.

    Let me reiterate, I am a heterosexual man, and I’m extremely attracted to Females, as I have been for 20 years. I am in no way sexually attracted to Mojo Kutcher…. BUT IF I WAS…

    I’d meet him at his house, and down a couple brews,
    Shoot some pool and some hoops, then play some Halo 2.
    We’d change into our tank tops, while lying for an hour.
    We’d get all hot and sweaty and retire to the shower.
    We’d lather up each other and then we’d dance around.
    We’d make each other giggle till we both fell down.
    We’d wash each other’s hair, and dry each other off.
    For a joke, I’d grab his testicles and ask for him to cough.
    At night we’d share our secrets, all our hopes and dreams.
    Then we’d moisturize our skin with the finest salves and creams.
    We’d burn a scented candle, and have a pillow fight.
    Then take off our pajamas, and cuddle through the night.


    What a Beautiful Boy...

    If I was bisexual, your mouth I would enjoy.

    He don’t roll that way...

    But if I did, I’d surely eat at your buffet.

    You’re so meow-meow fine...

    That if I liked the boys, I’d be up on your behind.

    Don’t misunderstand...

    "If I was AC/DC I would try to touch your gland.

    Mojo, lets hang bro?

  4. Source article for this piece.

    The Weapons That Kill Civilians — Deaths of Children and Noncombatants in Iraq, 2003–2008

  5. US Army soldier sentenced to life in prison

    VILSECK, Germany – A U.S. Army soldier convicted of murder in the 2007 killings of four bound and blindfolded Iraqis was sentenced on Thursday to life in prison.

    Master Sgt. John Hatley, 40, will also have his rank reduced to private, forfeit all pay and receive a dishonorable discharge, a jury of eight Army officers and noncommissioned officers decided. He has the possibility of parole after serving 20 years.

  6. "These shocking statistics are made all the more horrific when we realize that among the 600,000 or so victims of Iraqi war violence, the largest portion have been killed by the American military, not by car bombings or death squads, or violent criminals -- or even all these groups combined."


  7. a small price to pay for a magian-free biosphere.

  8. "Some say the end is near. Some say we'll see armageddon soon. I certainly hope we will. I sure could use a vacation from this bullshit three ring circus sideshow of Freaks here in this hopeless fucking hole we call LA The only way to fix it is to flush it all away. Any fucking time. Any fucking day. Learn to swim, I'll see you down in Arizona bay. Fret for your figure and Fret for your latte and Fret for your hairpiece and Fret for your lawsuit and Fret for your prozac and Fret for your pilot and Fret for your contract and Fret for your car. It's a bullshit three ring circus sideshow of freaks here in this hopeless fucking hole we call LA The only way to fix it is to flush it all away. Any fucking time. Any fucking day. Learn to swim, I'll see you down in Arizona bay. Some say a comet will fall from the sky. Followed by meteor showers and tidal waves. Followed by faultlines that cannot sit still. Followed by millions of dumbfounded dipshits. Some say the end is near. Some say we'll see armageddon soon. I certainly hope we will cuz I sure could use a vacation from this Silly shit, stupid shit... One great big festering neon distraction, I've a suggestion to keep you all occupied. Learn to swim. Mom's gonna fix it all soon. Mom's comin' round to put it back the way it ought to be. Learn to swim. Fuck L Ron Hubbard and Fuck all his clones. Fuck all those gun-toting Hip gangster wannabes. Learn to swim. Fuck retro anything. Fuck your tattoos. Fuck all you junkies and Fuck your short memory. Learn to swim. Fuck smiley glad-hands With hidden agendas. Fuck these dysfunctional, Insecure actresses. Learn to swim. Cuz I'm praying for rain and I'm praying for tidal waves I wanna see the ground give way. I wanna watch it all go down. Mom please flush it all away. I wanna watch it go right in and down. I wanna watch it go right in. Watch you flush it all away. Time to bring it down again. Don't just call me pessimist. Try and read between the lines. I can't imagine why you wouldn't Welcome any change, my friend. I wanna see it all come down. suck it down. flush it down."

  9. Magian!
    Ha ha! Kahein has added a new word to his ten-words vocabulary and is is using it endlessly nowadays! Lets give a hand to little kaheinee for his effort boys!

  10. People need to stop this "clean war" bullshit yesterday. There is no such thing as a clean war, and in the case of Iraq, massacre. The fantasy needs to cease -


  11. I agree that we should allow Kahien to keep posting his messages, its perfect counter hasbara.

  12. Iraqi vets have been talking about the killing of civilians for a long time, but not many people want to listen. Here's a vet who describes the invasion of Iraq as a "turkey shoot" as far as civilians were concerned:

    Here's another one:

  13. Our inability to even begin to understand social issues in the Mideast is underscored by vza, who surely represents the most well intentioned Americans. If the United States government put her in charge of re-engineering Arab society to be the way we wish we could be, the first item on her agenda would be to get Arab girls to dress in a way more in line with her taste.

  14. I nearly swallowed my cough drop with this one, Joe. Still stuck on last week, or last month?
    (Sigh) Another one whose amour propre has been wounded.
    Okay. I am into positive this week. You got me there, Joe! Really.

  15. vza:

    Yep, I'm one of those people who don't stop thinking about something just because something different appears on the computer screen. If something doesn't sit right with me, I tend to deep going back to it until it is resolved. Maybe once you are done correcting the way women dress in the Mideast, you can work on eliminating the attention span of those of us who still have one here in the United States. I have noticed that you have a tendency to say some snide or outrageous comment and when I want to discuss it, you say "Oh, you are still thinking about that??" Well, yes I am still thinking about it. My memory is longer than the last few days. What you said about the picture of the Palestinian girls would be like if someone showed you a picture of Auschwitz inmates and your comment was, "I think it's a sin the way Jews don't let their children eat pork. It really should be up to the child if they want to eat pork or not."

  16. In a nation and a world with so many problems, you are obsessed with my little old comments?(Which you deliberately twist and misrepresent, as you well know.)

    Your analogy is ridiculous but okay... You are right, Joe. You are morally and ethically superior in every way and you also create wonderful witticisms. I am awed by the power of your prose and will forever be grateful to you for pointing out the error of my ways. Really.
    Now, repeat after me: This is just a blog. This is just a blog. This is just.....

  17. vza:

    Congratulations! You continue your perfect record of ignoring the substance of my comment and dismissing me with snide comments with a side order of attempting to read my mind.

    True, it's "only a blog", but blogs are a popular forum to discuss ideas. And the ideas you share here represent a mentality that got our country in a whole heap of trouble-ignore all problems we face here at home because discussing them is unpatriotic, while meddling in the affairs of other countries where we are not wanted and where we don't know how to solve them anyway even if we were wanted. And anyone who disagrees with you is not really serious, but is only interested in "needling" you. So it's not "little old you" that interests me-I'm sure you are a very worthwhile individual, it is the ideas you have adopted and approach to the world that troubles me.

  18. "Now, repeat after me: This is just a blog. This is just a blog. This is just....."

    Funny she says that now, given how often she gets her knickers in a twist over certain "pet" topics discussed here. The next time she does, she should be reminded - "Now, repeat after me: This is just a blog. This is just a blog. This is just....."

  19. anonymous:

    You noticed that too? I love the way she posts some insulting comment and then when someone responds, dismisses them with something like, "You're still talking about Muslim attire? We(I) finished talking about that an hour ago. Now the subject is the feasibility of invading Bulgaria because their footwear looks uncomfortable to me."

  20. anonymous (not)said: "...she gets her knickers in a twist over certain "pet" topics discussed here..."

    You jest! I never get my knickers in a twist!

    Awww... Poor, poor Joe. I did not begin the snide remarks until you twisted and misinterpreted my comments. Once you started that...well what do you expect? You are the aficionado of the "set-up". You did it again in your last comment.

  21. vza:

    You misunderstand me. It is not the personal jibes that bug me-if that was the case then I would be devastated by your buddy fleming's regular insults directed at me. What bugs me is the way you dismiss arguments without addressing them. I know you are hoping that you can get away with it because the format of blogging requires constant updating. But I do not intend to let you do that anymore. If you say something outrageous or nonsensical, there will be no more escaping into the next thread.

    Also, if you don't like the way your opinions sound when they are said back to you, perhaps it is time to reexamine your opinions.

  22. No Joe, that is how they sound to you, that does not mean that your interpretation is correct. It is simply your version of what you think I really meant.