Monday, September 27, 2004

Beheading Vids More Popular Than Porn In Baghdad

This article, in most respects, seems to be the standard issue bilge that is coming out of the Middle East at this time.

You know the drill....Iraqis are tired of their western occupiers. Americans search them before they can enter buildings, foriegners with guns have checkpoints everywhere, They aren't allowed to swim in the river near checkpoints, yadda yadda yadda.

Something in this particular article is revealed, however, which shows the dark hearts of the badguys in that region. After the fall of Saddam, pornography quickly became the most popular type of video watched by the people of the capital city. Now, something else has replaced porn in the hearts of Baghdad video buyers, infidel beheadings. People all over the city are watching their favorite murders in coffee houses, appliance stores, and in the comfort of their own homes.

Why are our soldiers setting up those nasty roadblocks and prowling the streets with machinegun laden vehicles again? I can't imagine such a peacful and serene people deserving such treatment!

Not all Iraqis like the newly popular form of entertainment though. This article states that in Sadr City, a Shi'ite district, comedies and light fare from Egypt, India and Hollywood are the draw.

I don't pretend to know exactly what is going on over there, but things like this are telling. Muslims like their beheadings over there. They idolize killers. They think nothing of snatching the children of other muslims off the street and ransoming them for money with which they can buy more munitions. Munitions which will be used on anybody, even each other if no better target presents itself.

Al Zarqawi, a specialist in biological and chemical insurgency, wants our two top bio/chem prisoners to be released. He obviously has job openings that need to be filled and he will keep chanting to allah and killing until he fills those positions. Baghdad doesn't care, they are literally enjoying the show.

That is a very sick culture over there. We can't cut and run without ensuring a stable government is first put in place. That would be irresponsible. What we are doing is right. The sandbags and barbedwire, the roadblocks and the street patrols are there because the people that live there require such paraphernalia. That's what kind of people a good portion of them are. Those things are there because we don't want them here and the terrorists and their many, many sympathisers insist that they exist somewhere. So the logical place is in their own back yards.