Thursday, October 07, 2004

Iraqi Bloggers Roundup

If this were written by an American, we might say "don't hold back...tell us how you really feel," just to be cute. In this case we can read the pain and outrage that boils inside this Iraqi. He is reacting to the hostage taking and blackmail of a fellow countryman by thugs.

To the cowardly, low-life, scum-sucking, flea-infested, venomous degenerates that threatened Sarmad I would like to say that you are nothing more than a gangrenous, pus-filled, seeping boil upon society and I hope very soon that a well-trained, heavily-armed American soldier surgically and permanently removes you from existence. You don't deserve to lick the soil off the bottom of Sarmad's shoe.

As I read this I remember what I ran across on the Mesopotamian site, his mention that for every foreign hostage there may be a thousand Iraqis treated in the same manner.

Well today, my relative was released and came home. It was a question of money; and unfortunately money had to be paid. But that hardly solves the problem. It is not easy to avoid this. When a gun is pointed at your head by some armed robber in a dark alley how many of you can avoid emptying your pockets?

This is becoming a very common situation and it is particularly the Baghdadi middle class and the better people who are most cruelly hit. For every foreigner kidnapped you must count perhaps a thousand Iraqis, and this is no exaggeration. The good people have become easy pray to merciless gangs with very little protection from the IP or any other form of Law Enforcement agencies, who can hardly protect themselves, let alone providing security for others. These gangs are part and parcel of the so-called �resistance� and �insurgency�; in many cases they are one and the same.

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