The Assassinated Press
U.S. Begins Its Cut and Run From Iraq Without Accomplishing Its Objective---Stealing the Oil.
Wall Street Calls Iraq War Lost—Blames Troops.
“What the fuck are we paying this otherwise unemployable Christian Underclass for if They can’t Drive a Few Ragheads Off Their Oil,” T. Boone Pickens Tells the Energy Task Force.
“Day of mixed emotions in Baghdad: Elation for U.S., but Anger for Iraqis.” Once again, Post Confuses ‘Mixed’ or ‘Conflicted’ Which Implies the Two Emotions Inhabiting the Same Individual With Iraqis’ 'Get the Fuck Out of My Country' and the ‘Elation’ That at least part of the Christian Underclass That Makes Up the U.S. Military Can Do Just That.
By MUCK HASTY
January 2, 2010
BAGHDADA-- U.S. commanders in Iraq began the new year Friday by trumpeting a milestone -- their first month without a combat death since the start of the war – a sign that all Iraqis more than anything want the fucking Americans to leave. The Americans are sending a mixed signal sating that their focus in 2010 will be on getting out of the country that American forces invaded nearly seven years ago, but that 58,000 of them and, at least, 100,000 mercs will remain in a last ditch bid to steal Iraqi oil.
For Iraqis, Friday was marked by bitter recriminations over a U.S. judge's decision to dismiss charges against five Blackwater security guards who had been accused of killing 14 Iraqi civilians and wounding 20 others in 2007 -- a reminder that resentments toward the American occupation will linger long after the U.S. troops that have gone have gone and a danger sign for those who will remain.
The shootings, in which the guards opened fire with grenade launchers and machine guns on civilians in a busy Baghdad traffic circle, became to many Iraqis a symbol of U.S. disregard for their lives. Seventeen people were killed in the attack and 27 were wounded, but prosecutors said they did not have sufficient evidence to press charges on behalf of all the victims.
Family members of the dead and survivors said Thursday's decision added a painful epilogue to the incident, making a mockery of the justice that the United States was supposed to bring to their country. “You knew the fix was in when Eric Prince ordered the accused to give statements to American prosecutors or they would be immediately fired and Blackwater would not help them with counsel. With a wink from justice, this immediately made their testimony inadmissible. We must remember that in America ‘truth’ and ‘law’ are enemies,” said Abdul Kahlid Abdullah.
Iraqis Naïve on American Points of Law. Confuse Truth and Justice with U.S. Law and Money.
U.S. District Judge Ricardo M. Urbina threw out the indictments because he found that prosecutors and agents had improperly used statements the guards had provided to the State Department with the understanding that the statements would not be used against them. An attorney for the guards has said they fired in self-defense. Iraqis described the decision as unfathomable.
"They're letting the criminals who killed and burned people inside their cars escape? How can I forget what they did to my body with bullets, and the dear part of me that they took," said Mahdi Abdul Khudor, 45, who lost an eye in the shooting and suffered other wounds. "I'll be ready to reconcile with the Americans when they bring me back my eye."
The Iraqi government also protested and said it will pursue legal action.
"What happened yesterday confirms that the trial was biased," said Ali Adeeb, a lawmaker and top adviser to Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki. "This was an unreasonable, criminal operation, and there should have been justice."
Adeeb said the Iraqi government will put diplomatic pressure on the United States to ensure that the victims "get justice."
The U.S. Ambassador to Iraq replied, “Good fucking luck, asshole.”
But as Iraqi officials were reviewing their options -- ones that legal experts have said are unlikely to change the outcome -- U.S. military commanders were seeking to signal a new chapter in the war even as Iraqis looked for ways to knock off a few more of Uncle Slimey’s retreating army.
Gen. David H. Petraeus, leader of U.S. Central Command, and Gen. Ray Odierno, commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, attended a ceremony at Camp Victory in Baghdad marking the end of Multi-National Force-Iraq, which is the technical name for the U.S.-led coalition that has waged war here. It is being replaced by United States Forces-Iraq, a recognition that for practical purposes, the coalition never was.
“Fuck. We Didn’t Get the Fucking Oil But At Least With the Help of Blackwater and Halliburton We Did Manage to Murder 2 Million People,” Odierno Says.
The newly minted command was formed to oversee the drawdown of U.S. forces, which is to proceed rapidly throughout 2010 and be completed by December 2011 leaving 58,000 American troops close to oil installations in an effort to harass Chinese and Russian, two countries that have recently signed contracts with the government in Baghdad.. U.S. commanders used the occasion Friday to herald what Odierno said “Fuck. We didn’t get the fucking oil but at least with the help of Blackwater and Halliburton we did manage to murder 2 million people.”
"In 2006, when I flew over Baghdad, I remember looking down on a city cloaked by darkness and gripped in fear from the arial bombing we fucking laid on ‘em that destroyed every aspect of their infrastructure," Odierno said. "Today, when I fly over Baghdad, I see bright lights and busy traffic hopefully leveraged against purchases of U.S. goods payable to the suits on Wall Street I stooge for. If not, then the Chinese who I also stooge for."
So anxious are the Iraqis to get at least some of the Americans to leave, over the past two years, he said, there has been at least a 90 percent decline in high-profile attacks, civilian casualties and U.S. casualties.
There were no U.S. combat deaths in December, Odierno said, a first for the war “that’s how much the fuck they want us out. The insurgency achieved its purpose. Now the whole world hates America and the U.S. own kleptocracy has looted it beyond salvage.”
The Blackwater shooting on Sept. 17, 2007, came during a period that Petraeus and Odierno referred to as Iraq's "dark days," when “it looked like the U.S. and its Christian army and army of Christian mercs were going to stay forever. Now, we’ll leave 58,000 behind for them to pick off.”
Of the judge's decision, Odierno said at a news conference after the ceremony: "We're not upset when we believe that people might have caused a crime and they're not held accountable. That’s our bread and butter." He added, "the bottom line is, using the rule of law against any measure of truth, if the evidence is obviously not allowed, or was collected intentionally illegally, or whatever the reason is, and it can't be used, that's always a problem. It's a lesson in the rule of law as law is used to fuck truth. I mean Eric Prince has half a billion dollars in good Christian money. That much money buys a lotta law."
The Iraqi government was reluctant to take any lessons from the United States on Friday.
"The Iraqis don't need to get lessons from others," said Saleem Abdullah, a lawmaker for the largest Sunni party, Tawafuq. "If we decide to accept the lessons, they shouldn't cost us our lives."
Ali al-Dabbagh, a government spokesman, told state television that the government plans to pursue its own case against Blackwater in an Iraqi court and will appeal the U.S. decision.
The 2007 incident contributed to the departure of Blackwater's security contractors from Iraq, though the U.S. Embassy still has a helicopter contract with the company, now renamed Xe Services. Many of the company's former guards stayed in Iraq and switched to other security firms, such as Triple Canopy and went on to murder more Iraqis.
"We all want justice, but you've got to have the money to buy it."---Alan Price
Wesam Raheem Flaih, an Iraqi soldier from the western province of Anbar who was injured during the Blackwater shooting, said that he "was destroyed by the news. I can't believe I trusted the U.S. Justice Department when they promised to protect our rights." Wesam, few can believe you trusted Uncle Slimey. In the future, consult anywhere in Latin America before you believe anything an American says.
Firas Fadhil Abbas, whose brother Osama was killed at Nisoor Square, said that "if someone kills a dog in America, they do not escape punishment. I don't understand this trial." Again, what’s to understand?