Thursday, June 08, 2006

Falling Water

Falling Water

Blogger has been cranky all day, so this is a little late.

I was going to write about Frank Lloyd Wright today,

Because today is his Birthday.

But instead, I woke up this morning to the sound of the POTUS.

He was gloating about our murder of a human.

This human, he proclaimed, was guilty,

Of murdering innocent women and children,

Of using organized violence to pursue political ends,

Of being a foreigner in another country,

Of bringing more violence through more violence.

“The U.S. military displayed pictures to reporters of the corpse of the bearded Zarqawi with facial abrasions and his eyes closed. The air strike was carried out by two F-16 planes with two 500 lb (227 kg) bombs hitting Zarqawi's "safe house".

A string of bombs killed at least 31 people in Baghdad on Thursday. In the deadliest blast, a roadside bomb in a crowded market in an eastern area killed 13 people, police said.”

“Six people, including a woman and a child, were killed in the house but only Zarqawi and Abdul-Rahman have been identified. Zarqawi was identified by his fingerprints and tattoos.

"I think arguably over the last several years no single person on this planet has had the blood of more innocent men, women and children on his hands than has Zarqawi," Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld told reporters.

“Poor planning, air strikes by coalition forces and a "climate of violence" have led to more than 100,000 extra deaths in Iraq, scientists claim.

“The White House's top lawyer warned more than two years ago that U.S. officials could be prosecuted for "war crimes" as a result of new and unorthodox measures used by the Bush administration in the war on terrorism, according to an internal White House memo and interviews with participants in the debate over the issue.”

“To commit a crime against peace, one must engage in “planning, preparation, initiation or waging of war of aggression, or a war in violation of international treaties . . . or participation in a common plan or conspiracy . . . to wage an aggressive war.

Bush is guilty on all these counts."

A war would be a defeat for humanity and would neither be morally or legally justified,” the Pope told Bush in a Papal message delivered last week by special envoy.

It is an unjust war.”

“On Thursday in al-Zarqa, al-Zarqawi's three sisters arrived at the family home but declined to talk to reporters as they entered the house.

With the women was al-Zarqawi's brother-in-law, Abu Qudama, who said:

"We are not sad that he's dead.

"To the contrary, we're happy because he's a martyr

and he's now in heaven."

Are we not now in Hell?

And will our own Falling Water,

become a rising tide?


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

very much on target... so to speak.

9:31 PM  
Blogger Indy6 said...

How many times has Al Zarqawi been killed or severely mutilated by now?

Whatever, looks like this is the last time.

Al Zarqawi is no more than a puppet of the Bush administration, witting or unwitting.

Think about it....Secret prisons, where torture, both physical and psychological, is practiced, on renditioned "Al Qaeda operatives"; What are they doing, trying to turn-these guys...turn them into controllable assets whose purpose it is to continue to foment the 'war on terror'?

Anyone with even a bachelors in psychycology knows that torture does not work; is not all that effective, in getting the truth out of an individual, especially when the individual being tortured feels good about martyrdom in the cause of religion. Even the person who does break is probably telling the questioner anything he wants to hear; not reliable information.

Al Zarqawi, and bin Laden for that matter, have proved nothing but saviors for the Bushites more than once. Rummy says these guys are very politically and media savvy. Either they are actually the biggest dumbells on earth, or they are, witting or unwitting, co-conspirators with the Bushites.

3:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, pooh! It's just war. And now W is having his day in the blood.

4:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

another great post oz. you captured my thoughts and feelings precisesly. MS

6:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard the Potus this morning as well.

I wondered how many innocents were killed in the raid.

I wondered what difference Al Zarqawi's death would make.

I wondered about our collective Karma in this country.

The blogger's reader was cranky as well.

8:24 PM  
Blogger oZ said...

Someone asked me what the metaphor of falling water meant.

Water falls from a high place to a lower place, then after a time, solar energy lifts it back to the sky.

Its a Chauncey Gardner type of thing.

9:59 AM  

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