Friday, April 20, 2007

The Naked Face Of Fascism For All The World To See

With a nod to their despotic counterparts in the Levant, the illustrious commanders of our expeditionary forces started the partitioning of Baghdad into an open air prison. It can be looked at as a microcosm of the fascist agenda for the entire region - breaking formerly coherent states into smaller, toothless and more easily controlled cantons. It's also a symbol of how the US views Sunni - Shiite relations; the more permanent the division the better. All those deadly false flag bombings successfully laid the propaganda cover for this atrocity.

"U.S. commanders in northern Baghdad said the 12-foot-high barrier would make it more difficult for suicide bombers to strike and for death squads and militia fighters from sectarian factions to attack one another and then slip back to their home turf. Construction began April 10 and is expected to be completed by the end of the month."

One doesn't have to wonder what the Iraqi people in the city think about this. Just put yourself into the shoes of some guy who has to face endless traffic jams, snarling dogs, barbed wire and checkpoints manned by surly foreigners just to get to a job or home to his family. It's opposed by all who live in the city - snipers opened up on one construction crew and it has to be erected under cover of darkness.

"The Baghdad wall, which will be 12ft (3,5 metres) high, is being built by US paratroopers who left Camp Taji, about 20 miles north of the city, on the first night in a dozen trucks carrying stacks of huge concrete barriers, each weighing 14,000 pounds (6,300kg). Cranes, protected by tanks, winched them into place. Building has continued every night since."

Of course this is the current zionist philosophy at work in Palestine, a fact that's not lost on Iraqis - "Are we in the West Bank?" asked Abu Qusay, 48.
"I feel this is the beginning of a pattern of what the whole of Iraq is going to look like, divided by sectarian and racial criteria," Abu Marwan, 50, a Shiite pharmacist, said.

It's inconceivable that we've come to this, but here we are. If corralling people into a walled off concentration camp where their lives are highly regulated as sub citizens isn't fascism I don't know what is. Chris Floyd nails it:

"Even the most savage pre-war critics of the Bush Faction's aggression against Iraq -- and I was one of them -- did not foresee that it would come to this: the Iraqis literally being imprisoned in their own cities, walled up behind tons of concrete and bristling concertina wire, forced to run a gauntlet of armed guards and proffer ID cards simply to reach their own homes. Any sentient being knew that Bush's bullshit about "liberation" was a transparent hoax to cover a brutal rape of Iraq; but I never thought he would actually herd the survivors into walled camps and set up ethnic ghettos in the heart of the ancient capital, like the Nazis partitioning Warsaw or Cracow. But that's precisely what's happening now -- to the deafening silence of the American Establishment and the Democratic "opposition."


Anonymous Permunation said...

"It can be looked at as a microcosm of the fascist agenda for the entire region - breaking formerly coherent states into smaller, toothless and more easily controlled cantons."

Or the whole planet.

21/4/07 7:04 AM  
Blogger nolocontendere said...

Permunation. you're prescient.

21/4/07 1:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

not so silent many of us, but the sob has the button thats for sure

21/4/07 11:52 PM  
Blogger nolocontendere said...

To all - Beware of possibly more "events" coming soon. The scum haven't even started in on us yet.

22/4/07 2:07 AM  

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