Saturday, December 25, 2004

It wasn't about oil after all 

Apparently the Saudis, Iranians, and Syrians are spreading the story that the American military is harvesting organs from dead Iraqis for sale at a profit. According to MEMRI, the Arab and Iranian media are reporting the following:
Secret European military intelligence reports indicate the transformation of the American humanitarian mission in Iraq into a profitable trade in the American markets through the practice of American physicians extracting human organs from the dead and wounded, before they are put to death, for sale to medical centers in America. A secret team of American physicians follow the troops during their attacks on Iraqi armed men to ensure quick [medical] operations for extracting some organs and transferring them to private operations rooms before they are transferred to America for sale.

This, apparently, was one of the motives for murders at Abu Ghraib.

The reporting of news in that part of the world is really just so much oozing of pus. Arabs learned the power of the Big Lie from the Nazis, and they continue to exploit it to achieve their own geopolitical objectives. It is telling that the governments of these countries view stories such as this as valuable for mobilizing their own citizenry. It shows that they have contempt for their own people, that they are the enemies of the United States, and that they have an enormous fear of successful representative government in Iraq.

Of course, we knew all of that already.


By Blogger Screwy Hoolie, at Sun Dec 26, 10:11:00 AM:

Speaking of The Oil That This War Isn't About:

The United States is helping the interim Iraqi government continue to make major economic changes, including cuts to social subsidies, full access for U.S. companies to the nation's oil reserves and reconsideration of oil deals that the previous regime signed with France and Russia.

During a visit here this week, officials of the U.S.-backed administration detailed some of the economic moves planned for Iraq, many of them appearing to give U.S. corporations greater reach into the occupied nation's economy.

For example, the current leadership is looking at privatizing the Iraqi National Oil Company, said Finance Minister Adil Abdel Mahdi.

The government, which is supposed to be replaced after elections scheduled for January, will also pass a new law that will further open Iraq's huge oil reserves to foreign companies. U.S. firms are expected to gain the lion's share of access in a process estimated to be worth billions of dollars.  

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