I am posting two photographs tonight both of which show what America has done to Irak and her people. In line with our standard operating procedure when a team member dies or suffers bereavement comments will be closed until Sunday.
Look at his ribs
This photograph is of a boy in a hospital in Hilla. He lost his leg in a car bomb attack on pilgrims on Tuesday March 6th 2007. The photo shows the overwhelming facts of life in the Irak created by the continuing American led war against the Iraki people.
Look at this child’s ribs. Then look at how thin his arms are.
This child has known a lot of hunger in his life. He’s suffering from two forms of long term malnutrition.
- The kind brought about by not enough food over an extended period. In this case his whole life.
- The more subltle and insidious kind of malnutrition - the “hidden malnutrition” caused by long term dependence on a diet deficient in the minerals and vitamins a child needs to develop normally.
In the Irak created by America more than 70% of the population are unemployed. They depend on food rations. Those food rations are not adequate. Not even remotely adequate.
Worse than that long after the Americans deliberately and knowingly committed the war crime of bombing civilian water treatment plants those plants are still unrepaired. Lots of no-bid contracts to American corporations of course. As you might expect because this is American occupied Irak, the work either wasnt done at all or was so inferior that the plants just don’t work
What that means is the millions of people are forced to use water that contains faecal matter. Millions of them don’t have enough money to boil the water to make it safe.
And as saying things politely often doesn’t seem to work with those of our audience who come from the USA I’m going to resort using the sort of language suitable for the purpose.
The corruption and inferiority associated with everything that America has done in Iraq means that millions of people have to drink and cook with water that contains shit.
This child’s hunger has been repeatedly worsened by water containing shit. Even under the worst of Saddam’s regime the water was treated. Everything that America has done in Irak has turned either to shit or to blood. Amazingly there are still Americans stupid and self-satisfied and hypocritical enough to believe that America can do some good there or undo some of the evil that America has already deliberately and knowingly committed and continues to commit in Irak by remaining. These hypocrites think that Irakis and the rest of the world are stupid enough to believe the comforting American lie that this time America will behave like a civilised nation in a country that America has raped repeatedly.
This child has lost his leg, and suffered a life of deprivation because of American lies, and the barbaric way in which America invaded and occupied Irak.
When this child is sent home from hospital in a few days his wounds will be washed by parents trying to do their best for the child they love in water containing shit.
That water is America’s gift to them and their mutilated child.
al-Kindi hospital, Iraq, Monday, March 5,
The second photograph was taken on Monday March 5th 2007 in al-Kindi hospital Baghdad. The crying child is having his face washed. He’s crying because he has been wounded and his brother killed.
The circumstances in which that took place were also created by the corrupt American government’s corrupt and bloodsoaked occupation of Irak.
The Americans promised they would protect pilgrims. As usual it was an American lie. Too busy having their surge to bother to do what they are required to do. To protect the civilian populace. Too busy unleashing mayhem on civilians to bother about protecting this child’s family. God forbid that a member of the new master race suffer even a scratch when there are innocent Irakis to do the suffering for them.
Here are some unpleasant facts about America in Irak:
- Everything America does in Irak turns to tears, and blood and shit.
- The Americans in Irak are far far far worse than Saddam ever was.
- The Americans in Irak always were far far far worse than Saddam ever was.
- The Americans in Irak always will be far far far worse than Saddam ever was.
- Managing to be far far far worse than Saddam ever was is an achievement of which any country calling itself “civilised” should be profoundly ashamed.
Well done I hope you’re fucking proud of of yourselves.