:: Tuesday, 13 April 2004 ::
Brave Iraqi Mafia
I have not posted on this whole Iraq stuff cos others are covering it plenty better than me. Plus I got other stuff to do that's keeping me busy busy busy. There'll be infrequent stuff from me for some time I reckon.
But on Iraq, for cying outta loud, we are seeing mafia, not brave resistance fighters, not honourable insurgents.
That is what we have with the Shia Mahdi Army of Muqtada al-Sadr in Iraq, threatening Iraqi police if they dare to do their jobs and arrest some mafia scum.
That is what we have with the ongoing Sunni attacks on the Coalition supply lines.
That is what we have with the Shia and Sunni kidnappers of non-military foreign nationals.
I could go on and on about this, and others have cottonned on to the similarities. Kidnapping? Ordering the police not to arrest Iraqi citizens (...silence as we wonder who the hell else Iraqi coppers are s'posed to arrest....people from Chad?), threatening shopkeepers to close their shops so a 'general stike' can be called.
No links cos I cannot be asked. Visit the Iraqi bloggers as left and get up to speed on bunches of stuff and check news wires to stay up to date on the latest embarrassing backdown by these thugs.
Absolute mafia. Irrational criminal scum who cannot imagine that some folks might just want their power and phones on 24x7 and be able to work and play without fear or favour.
All hail the brave Iraqi mafia.
:: WB 1:53 am [link+] ::