Operation Iraqi Free-stuff; Domestically – SARS, Peterson, dog-gone

9:29AM – The looting has finally subsided but it looks like a lot of stolen artifacts are showing up in the US at Customs checks and other ports of entry. There are now rumours flying around that US tanks drove into a poor Iraqi neighborhood, told everyone to come out, then shot the guards and blasted open the doors to a government building and encouraged people to take what they wanted. This is a baffling proposition because if a commander had given orders like this to troops, then eventually the truth will come out when they come home from Iraq and at the very least the independent media is going to interview a soldier who can validate this claim. Unless some soldiers aren’t meant to come home.

The US seems pretty bogged down in gaining support for the WOT right now, there have been no WMDs found and mass media is trying to bounce around domestic issues in order to keep attention away from the Middle East. Meanwhile, there are protests in Baghdad calling for our troops to leave and for Iraqis to form an Islamic government. Call me crazy but there appears to be more people in the streets calling for this than there were toppling Saddam’s statue. But then, this may have been the US plan all along, because what may be brewing could be a large terrorist attack against troops a la Lebanon in 1984. Something of that magnitude would give the Bush administration the support it needs to go after Syria and stomp on them as it did with Iraq, Proof non-withstanding.

So there you have it. You probably don’t need to watch the news for the next few weeks, because all that’s going to be on is the Peterson trial, more SARS scares, that guy who saved his dog in Tennessee then got arrested for doing so, spin on the economy and last but not least… more fucking SARS.

Good night, gahbless.

Stephen VanDyke

I've published HoT along with about 300+ friends since 2002. We're all Americans who are snarky and love our country. I'm a libertarian that registered Republican because I like to win elections. That's pretty much it.

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