Saturday, January 24, 2009

ZenTiger Question on Iraq

Could some-one help me out here? I'm just wondering, given all of the people American soldiers have killed in Iraq, if any fundamentalist Muslims have, over the last 7 years or so, managed to kill ANY innocent Iraqi civilians, say using bombs set off in crowded places?

And did they catch any of these people?

4 comment(s):

Leonidas said...

Yeah, sure they have, it's just not reported in the same tone. also seeing as Iraqi's are now democratic, their lives are not worth as much as a Muslims.

ZenTiger said...

That's what I thought.

This question occurred to me when discussing GITMO with the Greens - I get the impression they are convinced all people in GITMO are innocent of any wrong doing, and there are no harmful consequences of releasing them.

I'm sure they realise that this it not the case, just as I realise the significance of perpetual detention of suspected terrorists and prisoners of war, and how innocents get caught up in that web.

Interestingly, there were over a thousand in GITMO, now there are only 255. 110 of those are pretty much in the "clear and present danger category. Around 40 or 50 are pretty much "harmless" but cannot be released back in their home country without being at risk of torture and death. What to do?

Of the hundreds tried and released, around 11% have been identified as "back in the trade" with the Terrorist Trade Union ensuring jobs waiting for them, with backpay, on release.

Anonymous said...

I laughed when Obama signed the closure document for GITMO, and then a poll came out that a significant number of Americans do NOT want the GITMO detainees to be allowed into America.

Where on earth are they going to send them?

Leonidas said...

here, Australia and the U.K. is the intent, I believe.

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