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The Father: Truth Teller, The Mother: Aya granny, Daughter 1: Najma, Daughter 2: HNK.

Saturday, June 25, 2005

News from the city of Buhrez

A story from the city of Buhrez as I read it:
"Near the city of Buhrez, 5 kilometers south of Baquba, two Humvess of American soldiers were destroyed recently. American and Iraqi soldiers came to the city afterwards and cut all the phones, cut the water, cut medicine from arriving in the city and told them that until the people of the city bring the “terrorists” to them, the embargo will continue.”

The embargo has been in place now for one week now,
“The Americans still won’t anyone or any medicines and supplies into Buhrez, nor will they allow any people in or out. Even the Al-Sadr followers who organized some help for the people in the city (water, food, medicine) are not being allowed into the city. Even journalists cannot enter to publish the news, and the situation there is so bad. The Americans keep asking for the people in the city to bring them the persons who were in charge of destroying the two Humvees on the other side of the city, but of course the people in the city don’t know who carried out the attack.”

13 Comments:

Blogger strykerdad said...

Sounds like you should organize a relief mission and find some journalists to accompany you to document these claims. I assure you that even some American journalists would love to be able to prove this kind of crap. As an honorable man of medicine, full of concern and love for all his fellow Iraqis, you should make some effort to right these wrongs, beyond posting general, undocumented, unproven statements made by others-- unless you don't believe your own propaganda. Stop making the giant attacking spiders do all the work for you.

6/25/2005 09:50:00 AM

 
Blogger Maddog said...

I agree with strykerdad.

You should try to document these claims. Some parts of the world would "relish" the authenticity of these outrageous claims.

Truth Teller, propaganda is a war tactic used every time there has been a war in the world's history. Don't fall into the trap of believing everything you "hear" or "read". See it for yourself.

In Okinawa, during WWII, the Japanese told the Island's residents that every time the Americans took control of an island, the women were raped, and the men had their hands tied behind their backs and were run over by American tanks. A great many of the Okinawans committed suicide thinking they would suffer at American hands. It was a very great loss. These propaganda campaigns are expected. You, sir, should also expect these types of statements to occur in your country during this time of war.

Prove it for yourself, then show your proof to the world.

Otherwise....

It's just propaganda to the rest of us.

6/25/2005 11:08:00 AM

 
Blogger waldschrat said...

It seems that some of the stuff you have been posting recently is based on an article at http://electroniciraq.net/news/2019.shtml , Truthteller.

All I can say is that I am unable to verify the purported "facts" reported in that article and find some of the sspicious.

6/25/2005 12:51:00 PM

 
Blogger schrodinger said...

June 18 Reuters story about doctors in Baquba

This story probably has some connection to what TT has heard. It seems there are tensions between doctors and Iraqi security forces.


There is lots of trouble in that area. It seems there was a Republican Guard division based there before the war which escaped destruction.

By the way, the US does not attack hospitals unless it is a mistake or unless the enemy is firing from the hospital.

6/25/2005 06:23:00 PM

 
Blogger programmer craig said...

Yes, of course nobody knows who the terrorists are! Except of course, the taxi drivers! But they don't count do they?

Iraq is going to be hell until somebody figures out who the terrorists are. The firsts tep of handling any problem is acknowleding that the problem exists. A step truth teller has not yet taken, evidenced by his use of quotes around the word "terrorist" - so, there are no terrorists as far as truth teller is concerned. Which makes me wonder why he complains on his blog that his neighbors are being murdered, cars are being hijacked, suicide bombers are killing the innocent, etc. There's no problem here. Move along.

6/25/2005 08:33:00 PM

 
Blogger Rachel in London said...

If the American forces are blockading Buhrez and preventing food, medicine and water supplies from reaching the civilian inhabitants, then they are in breach of international law.

I find this account entirely credible, given the US troops' track record so far in Iraq. I hope the US commanders all swing for this.

6/27/2005 01:17:00 PM

 
Blogger Rachel in London said...

If the American forces are blockading Buhrez and preventing food, medicine and water supplies from reaching the civilian inhabitants, then they are in breach of international law.

I find this account entirely credible, given the US troops' track record so far in Iraq. I hope the US commanders all swing for this.

6/27/2005 01:18:00 PM

 
Blogger Hitech Luddite said...

To rachel in london,

move along troll, we're not interested.

Stryker dad hit it right. you are too eager to accept heresay as fact while you and your daughter have posted first hand accounts that refute some of the claims that are circulated as gospel. You have both posted numerous times that you have known people detained then released and have seen American & Iraqi forces in action without seeing the misdeeds that are reported to accompany them wherever they go. Why do you want to believe that the people trying to change your country are evil? Seriously ask yourself why it is necessary for such a large minority of Iraqi's to see the agents of change as evil. Is it simple tribalism? Or is it a deep rooted cynicism and distrust of anyone in power? I'm afraid it's a little of both and you may have good reason for both but look where these things has gotten you. If you want change YOU must change! You are one the top level of Iraqi citizens if you want a better future lead!!!!! Don't follow

6/28/2005 05:58:00 AM

 
Blogger Mirco said...

I feel really sorry when I read these things.
TrueTeller, you are a doctor.
Do you use this sort of standard of proof when you treat your patients?

6/30/2005 12:28:00 PM

 
Blogger John Mclaren said...

Oh yes- Strykerdad and Mad Dog know US forces would never punish a whole city collectively. That would be like the Warsaw ghetto wouldn't it? We would never target the function of hospitals, ambulances, the press or food markets as punishment. One only has to see the sparkling achievement today of the new, free Fallujah- a true model of development for all of occupied Iraq. A vibrant oasis of stability, freedom and culture as a result of our noble actions to free the poor oppressed Iraqi victims of their own tolerance for the "terrorists" in their midst.

Same goes those North Vietnamese back in 1968. They just never appreciated the nice south Vietnamese government of freedom we set up for them, curtesy of Diem. Same goes for the Iraqi's back in 1986, they never appreciated what we were doing for them at the time via Saddam. Neither did the Kurds. So many ungrateful people all over the world.

Either that, or StrykerDud and Mad Dog are just so deluded it is a surprise they have not fragged themselves yet with some home made anti-"terrorist" device. I suppose if they did, it really might then be considered an anti-terrorist device. Well- the fourth is coming up....

I really recommend reading the book by Robert MacNamarra- the architect of the Vietnam war. Read it twice. Take notes. Then again, maybe even MacNamarra is now too liberal for these war-monger kooks.

7/01/2005 01:33:00 AM

 
Blogger programmer craig said...

Rachel, you want all the US commanders hung as war criminals eh?

Some humanitarian you are! Gee, some unfounded rumor of misconduct in Iraq, lets kill all the Americans! Welcome aboard, british ally! :p

I really get a kick out of the way people like you blame America for:

A) Every act the terrorists commit

B) Every action the Americans take to try and stop the terrorists

The only good thing the US could do is leave Iraq, right? Oh, but wait, then it would all be America's fault when Iraq fell into failed state status and things got even worse, wouldn't it?

So, what you REALLY want is for the US to wave it's super-power magic wand and make it 2002 and not invade in the first place, right? But wait! That wouldn't work either, because then you wouldn't have all this wonderful fuel for your anti-American fire!

So, after all this analysis I did of you and people like you, I have disovered the truth. Things are *exactly* the way you want them :)

Which is pretty fucking sick, Rachel.

7/02/2005 02:20:00 PM

 
Blogger programmer craig said...

Fieldlab, the operation in Fallujah wasn't intended to be a "development" project! It was intended to KILL TERRORISTS there, and it succeeded very well. I was gonna say more, but I decided not to waste my time on a guy like you. SO' I'll just pass wind in your general direction!

*pfffttt*

7/02/2005 02:23:00 PM

 
Blogger Lestoil said...

This from Lestoile
I find the Family from Mosul an interesting and informative discussion of what one family is experiencing during these trying times in Iraq. My interest is peaked as my son is presently assigned to the US Army post in Mosul. I am sure that he would like to meet this family and get to know them as he is also in the medical community. It is unfortunate that the conditions that exist from terrorist (note no quote marks) activity make that impossible at this time. I just want that family to know that they have a very caring person in their city who would like to know them better but can not do so due to the terrorist threat throughout the countryside. It is doubtful if he will leave his post during his tour in Iraq unless his duties require him to do so. He is treating injured Iraqi personnel who are brought on the post. We have to work together to bring an end to terrorist activity throughout the world.

7/19/2005 06:46:00 AM

 

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