Article Analysis: 2 Iraqi Women Killed in Shooting by Security Convoy

October 10, 2007

Folks in the United States worry about blocking their children from viewing offensive material either on T.V. or on the internet. I worry about that too. Little kids should not be exposed to extreme violence or programming of sexual nature. What’s the program called that does takes care of that? “Net Nanny” or something like that, right?

What do you think is the equivalent of Net Nanny out there in Iraq for when kids are exposed to real life violence over there in the Middle East? That was my question when I saw this pic in the NYTimes today.

Joao Silva for The New York Times

Yes, once again more people died in the name of protecting white folks in a brown country.

In the Tuesday shooting, as many as 40 bullets struck the car, killing the driver and the woman in the front seat on the passenger side. A woman and a boy in the back seat survived, according to witnesses and local police officials in the Karada neighborhood, where the shooting took place on a boulevard lined with appliance stores, tea shops and money changers.

But who to blame? I read the following paragraphs a few times, and couldn’t tell who would be held responsible for the violence and tried in court.

American government officials said the guards had been hired to protect financial and policy experts working for an organization under contract with the United States Agency for International Development, a quasi-independent State Department agency that does extensive aid work in Iraq.

The organization, RTI International, is in Iraq to carry out what is ultimately a State Department effort to improve local government and democratic institutions. But a Bush administration official said the State Department bore no responsibility for overseeing RTI’s security operations.

“A.I.D. does not direct the security arrangements of its contractors,” the official said. “These groups are contractually responsible for the safety and security of their employees. That responsibility falls entirely on the contractor.”

“Quasi-independent.””Contractually responsible.” Oh my god. U.S. government has the tightest lawyer-talk game I’ve ever heard. That’s pimp. So from what I understand no one will be held responsible then. Add the death as numbers on an excel sheet under the category, “casualties of the war on terror.”

Eh. But who really cares. Like my man Senator John McCain said, “the Constitution establishes the United States as a Christian Nation.” And that if a Muslim fella ever dares to run for the presidency of his country, he would be uncomfortable voting for the guy.

I just have to say in all candor that since this nation was founded primarily on Christian principles…. personally, I prefer someone who I know who has a solid grounding in my faith

Exactly. That’s what I am saying. So who really gives a hoot if more Muslims died in the Middle East. What do you expect? It’s a Muslim country. If people die, they are bound to be Muslim. But wait…

A priest and relatives near the scene said that all of the people in the car were Armenian Christians, who make up a small minority group in Iraq.



One Response to “Article Analysis: 2 Iraqi Women Killed in Shooting by Security Convoy”

  1. tiana Says:

    sorry about what happend to you little boy i have a little brothe rthat looks very similar to you and any thing was to happen to him i would take my own life!

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