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Sunday, May 01, 2005

Cutting off their nose?

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - A car bomb exploded at the funeral of a Kurdish official in northern Iraq on Sunday, killing about 30 Iraqis and wounding more than 50, (according to) the U.S. military, as the death toll in a wave of violence against Iraq's new government rose to at least 120.

The "insurgents" (a euphemism if ever there was one) are still at it, blowing up more people all the time with their Improvised Explosive Devices.

But lately, they've been mostly killing their fellow Middle Easterners, which doesn't seem to make a whole lot of sense; rather than persuading people that their cause is a just one (although it's not), they are trying to rule by fear. Of course, that's exactly the terrorists' (which is what the so-called "insurgents" really are) Modus Operandi...right out of Basic Terrorism 101.

These "insurgents" are desperate; since they were fighting a losing battle against Coalition forces, now they're focusing on a "soft target", their own people.

Someday, hopefully soon, they can either be wiped out or made to see the error of the ways.

The spread of Democracy, in whatever form it may take in the Middle East, cannot happen quickly enough. Ideally, what with the withdrawal of the last of Syria's troops from Lebanon, the Lebanese people can form a democracy of their own. Other countries in the region, like Iran, will continue to feel the pressure from within to create some kind of representative government.

In essence, a completely new type of "Domino Theory" could take place; the World would only be a better place if it does...


Blogger Kajun said...

It is reported that few, if any, of these insurgent terrorists are Iraqi's.

Many, if not most of the insurgent terrorists captured in the last few months, are non-Iraqi.

May 01, 2005 7:06 PM  
Blogger camojack said...

Perhaps I should change it to fellow Muslims, huh?

In any case, they are not insurgents, which sort of implies a noble cause...they're just terrorists, plain and simple.

May 01, 2005 7:26 PM  
Blogger 'da Bunny said...

I'm all for the "wiped out" option. And, yeah, every time I hear the LSM/MSM use the word "insurgents" I cringe. It's like hearing "nails on a chalkboard" at this point! There's nothing "noble" about any of their actions/causes.

May 01, 2005 7:54 PM  
Blogger mig said...

I hope that the Syrian Troops leaving Lebanon wasn't all for show. How many of their shadow forces have remained entrenched in Lebanon spying and maybe worse? The violence is a test. How badly do Iraqis want to have safety for thier families and future generations. My feeling is that the human condition is the same, we crave freedom from tyranny. We hear nothing out of Afghanistan which says to me that things are okay. If you visit any of the military folks blogs, you can see pages of infracture being created. Womans issues seem to be met. Education and political office as well as professional careers are available to them. People can fill the stadiums to watch thier athletes play soccer not thier friends and families be mamed or killed as the punishment for a crime committed (or not).
Iraq will soon see temperatures soar and it will be ugly and gritty. Temperments may flare. But people will still step forward to save thier homeland from destruction and create the haven they want thier children to inherit.

May 01, 2005 8:08 PM  
Blogger Josh Fahrni said...

Yeah, The Syrians kept a lot of intelligence agents in Lebanon, hoping they could sway the vote somewhere they'd like it. Regardless, onto the insurgents thing. VERY few are Iraqi's. Most are coming over from Syria and Jordan, just to be royal pains in the ass. You can never wipe them all out, they're like cockroaches...It's sickening, but eh, the more we kill, the more weakened they, and their resolve will become.

May 01, 2005 10:32 PM  
Blogger camojack said...

'da Bunny:
Yes, that constant bandying about of the term "insurgent" really grates on my ear as well...but we've come to expect "spin" from the "mainstream" media, huh?

I'm sure that the Syrians have their share of "agents provocateur" in place. Nobody ever said the metamorphosis of the region would be easy, but I certainly believe it's worthwhile. Anyone who says that "those people" are incapable of being self-governing is also guilty of the "soft bigotry of lowered expectations" that the President used in reference to the education of minorities.

Josh Fahrni:
Welcome to my blog. Hopefully the scales will be tipped soon in favor of self-governance (A.K.A. Democracy) and the terrorists will fold up their tents and behave. Or, like cockroaches, we'll just have to keep wiping them out...but maybe they will "see the light" when things get better, and become good citizens.

Hope springs eternal!

May 02, 2005 12:23 AM  
Blogger MargeinMI said...

L. Paul Bremer had a good editorial at OpinionJournal about how far they have come so far. Who could have imagined so much progress in two short years!

It disgusts me when I hear that old meme of middle eastern people being incapable of democracy, as if they aren't real feeling human beings. Like any human would rather be under the thumb of a dictator and live in fear.

And the folks that won't give GWB any credit for the progressive things happening there. Go back and read his speeches since 9/11. This was the plan all along, as he stated many times. Why can't the LSM 'get it'!

May 02, 2005 9:55 AM  
Blogger Hawkeye® said...

Josh Fahrni said...
Regardless, onto the insurgents thing. VERY few are Iraqi's. Most are coming over from Syria and Jordan, just to be royal pains in the ass.

That's actually pretty funny if you remember that both Syria and Jordan are monarchies... (i.e., the are ROYAL pains in the ass. Hehehehe.)

May 02, 2005 9:26 PM  
Blogger Hawkeye® said...

ummm. "they" are ROYAL pains in the ass. Hehehehe.

May 02, 2005 9:27 PM  
Blogger Hawkeye® said...

Yeah, what's this "insurgent" crap... Why doesn't the LSM just come out and call them "patriots" for goodness sakes. Sheeesh!

May 02, 2005 9:31 PM  
Blogger Pat'sRick© said...

Last count I heard was that there are 5,000 Syrian "advisors" still in Lebanon. No jackboots and rifles, but still plenty of influence.

Now howie is posting on my blog. I guess I have arrived.

May 02, 2005 10:45 PM  
Blogger camojack said...

Excellent observation regarding "royal" pains. Patriots, partisans, they all imply freedom fighters...whereas these guys are more like oppression fighters, when you think about it.

"Advisors", right. Boots on da ground is boots on da ground, huh?

I'll have to see what howie posted on your blog, although I wouldn't consider it as indicative of 'Net "cred" or anything...

May 03, 2005 12:25 AM  
Blogger Kajun said...

Great pic! Who's the guy on the Honda?

May 03, 2005 6:36 PM  
Blogger camojack said...

HONDA?! I should delete your comment for such blasphemy...

May 03, 2005 9:21 PM  
Blogger Josh Fahrni said...

I was just going to say...lol

May 03, 2005 9:23 PM  
Blogger JannyMae said...

You guys are funny. Did somebody say, "HONDA?" That's blasphemy in my house, too. I've got to check out some of these other bloggers, too...except Howie...been there, done that, still got the shudders!

May 06, 2005 1:03 AM  
Blogger JannyMae said...

Hey, Camojack, what's with this Purple party pooper over on Cass' site? Does she have a long history of this back and forth thing with Cass? She posted a caption for the picture, then several posts later, she says she doesn't see any humor in it. I don't get it???

May 06, 2005 1:06 AM  
Blogger camojack said...

JannyMae said...
Hey, Camojack, what's with this Purple party pooper over on Cass' site?

This seems to be a fairly recent dynamic; perhaps it has something to do with the lunar cycle, if you catch my drift. They both used to post at ScrappleFace, but not as much since Cassandra got her own site...although Cass still posts at 'Face every once in awhile.

Regarding the "Thursday Caption Contest", I thought the irony was pretty damned obvious...
(Did you like my entry?)

May 06, 2005 1:43 AM  
Blogger JannyMae said...

Yep, yours was one of the funnier ones. Did you like mine?

May 06, 2005 10:45 AM  
Blogger camojack said...

To be perfectly honest?

I didn't get it...sorry.

May 06, 2005 4:41 PM  
Blogger mindknumbed kid said...

Sounds to me like a bunch of people who only use fear to conquor and rule the masses, sort of like a real leftwing hatemonger generally associated with the democratic party.

May 06, 2005 7:34 PM  
Blogger camojack said...

mindknumbed kid said...
"Sounds to me like a bunch of people who only use fear to conquor and rule the masses"

That's as good a working definition of terrorism as any of the others I have heard.

Hey kid! Long time, no...

May 06, 2005 8:33 PM  
Blogger mindknumbed kid said...

What those "insurgents" need is a life ( a new life in Christ ) and they wouldn't have time to make bombs.

First, get a real paying job.

Second, get some kids and let one have a fondness for something like kidney stones, as well as allergic reactions to most meds.

Third, get some parents ( either your own or your wife's ) that are not yet, if ever, willing to admit they need assisted living care and subtilly begin taking on those responsibilities.

Fourth, let their computer crash.

I'm sure you all can add a few items of your own that would take away those terrorist's opportunity do do their evil deeds.

May 06, 2005 9:26 PM  
Blogger camojack said...

mindknumbed kid said...
What those "insurgents" need is a life (a new life in Christ) and they wouldn't have time to make bombs.

That should suffice; if they did that, they would no longer desire to be "insurgents"...although all those other factors in your equation surely would keep 'em otherwise occupied.

May 06, 2005 10:21 PM  

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