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Rantings of a Sandmonkey

Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Saturday, January 01, 2005

What a way to start the year!

A lot of people agree that 2004- besides Bush getting re-elected and Yasser Arafat dying- kinda sucked. I am one of those people! I mean it started with Abu Gharib and wardrobe malfunction, then you had the democratic primaries, then you had the nasty campaigning, we get proof that Osama is still alive, followed by the dude that shot himself on groundzero after Bush's re-election, then the terrorist attacks in taba and then ended with a Tsunami around Christmass time. Yeah, I was freaking glad that 2004 was over. I sighed a sigh of relief when it finally hit midnight yesterday. But i guess not everyone had a chance to do the same, especially for 5 captured Iraqi security officers, whom the terrorists apprently kidnapped, handcuffed and then proceeded to excute them on video to make a "brave" statment. The stuff that the Terrorists said in the video was nothing new:

Here is another bunch of apostates in the land of Iraq, another group of the doomed soldiers who came to the blessed jihad land of Ramadi to support the apostate Allawi government and help the unjust American enemy;As usual, jihadists have no mercy when it comes to such infidel souls," said the man reading the statement.
Infidels, yada yada, american dogs, yada yada. We heard this all before a million time. So why am i reporting this to you? Well, what hit me was what one of the 5 Prisoners, Lt. Bashar Latif Jassim, said. The man tied up, facing impending doom and death, stood his ground and i quote "said his mission was to "prevent terrorists from entering Iraq." When asked by one his captors — who did not appear on camera — who the terrorists are, Jassim said: "Those who sabotage the country." Lt. Latif and his men were then thrown on the ground, and then shot in a street in broad daylight. The militants repeatedly shot the men even after they fell to the ground. I repeat, in broad fuckin daylight! I am really speechless. Those psychos make me wanna puke. My only hope that after the elections and the stablization, that the freely elected democratic iraqi government would recognize Lt. Latif and his comrades as the true heros that they are and honor them properly. And i hope those gutless bastards who killed them to meet the worst kind of death possible, like getting disemboweld with a wooden spoon and then eaten by white ants while getting acid sprinkeld on their genitals. Or something to that effect, only slower and more gruesome. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr


At 1/01/2005 10:20:00 AM, Blogger Papa Ray said...


I hope that you and yours are healthy and safe.

I agree with what you said. I hope the bastards die a long and painful death. But most likely they will not. They will either give up their current occupation or be killed by Iraqi or American bullets or bombs, with which, they will die very quickly and painlessly.

On another note, I happened upon a young American's blog, (a Kid) and read what he had to say about "religion". Being myself, I just couldn't leave without leaving them a "New Years Present".

I have been sharing it with a few select blogs and would like to leave a link here with you.

I hope that it does not offend you, if so please remove it.

New Years Present

Thank you.

This is my post

Papa Ray
West Texas

At 1/02/2005 02:09:00 AM, Blogger Kat said...

What amazes me is that it is in broad day light in the middle of the street. Reminds me of those old spaghetti westerns where the villains ride into town and do whatever they want, right on mainstreet and in front of the sheriff who is not equipped to handle them. The towns people, no matter how "upright" they think themselves are terrified and never interfere

Think "High Plains Drifter" with Clint Eastwood. The only one that's able to drive the villains out is the lone cold gunman who not only ticks off the villains but forces the citizens to act on their own behalf.

Pretty much what we have here. The question is, is the hero and Iraqi or an American? Who will ride in and confront the terrorists?

Gregory Peck from High Noon; John Wayne from True Grit or Jose Wales? How about Bashar Latif?

At 1/02/2005 05:51:00 AM, Blogger Mike SC USA said...

There are worst punishments than even the most gruesome death. I am a death penalty proponent but after having heard an interview with France's last High Executioner, I have come to conclude he is right. Death is too quick a punishment, too easy a punishment for the guilty. Life without parole in solitary confinement for a young person is the worst of punishments. Imagine 40-60 YEARS of perpetual solitude with little human contact--in limbo, denied a "life" but also denied death. An Imam issuing a fatwa declaring you as excommunicated from the faith, denouncing you as a sinner, denying you of the one motivation that drove you to kill. Suicide bombers and other fanatics have all sorts of support mechanisms that feed-off each other but taken away, the programming of hatred and the distorted basis of right and wrong crumble amazingly fast and begin fading away. Once gone there is a vacuum, a shell—here the punishment begins by denying that shell to be filled. No prayers, no religion, no forgiveness, knowing when you die you are going to hell for eternal torment. Denied jihad. No, turning the act of living into a perpetual hell by denying hope, dreams and the other basic elements of life for as long as possible is much more a punishment that 1 hour of the most extreme mutilation and blood lust—just ask any free Iraqi. Ask that brave fellow who defied the terrorist in his last monments, he had learned this lesson well: there are some things suffered in this life worse than death.


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