"A number of Clerics from Anbar Governorate, in western Iraq, have issued a “Fatwa” (legal opinion) prohibiting the practice of fishing in the Euphrates river where it passes the cities of Fallujah, Ramadi, Hait, and Al-Qaim. The Fatwa was distributed in a form of a statement to several Mosques in Anbar province. According to the statement, the reason for the Fatwa was the dumping of dead mercenary soldiers in the river by the Americans. The practice of dumping dead bodies has been going on for a while but when the fish size became larger than normal, it became clear that fish in the areas of dumping were feeding on the flesh of the dead bodies which prompted the clerics to rule that these fish should not be consumed by Muslims.
... JUS has long been reporting the dumping of the bodies of American soldiers and hired mercenaries into rivers and bury them in mass graves in the desert. We have made an open call to humanitarian agencies to investigate, which has so far gone unanswered. Like Abu Ghraib, sooner or later the truth will come out. If there are any mainstream news agencies that are have enough courage to stand up to American censorship, we will do our best to facilitate exposing this tragedy, providing an unbiased humanitarian groups also assist in this endeavor."(2)
- "The commander of an Army Reserve detachment is begging friends back home to send food for Iraqi police dogs. "The dogs are starving and urgently need dry dog food," Capt. Gabriella Cook, commander of the Las Vegas-based 313th Military Police Detachment, said in a Dec. 28 e-mail reported Wednesday by the Las Vegas Review-Journal. "Some of them have already died," Cook wrote. "Half of them are sick. We have no way of buying actual dog food here."
"If securing the country entails having security dogs that are healthy, then we should do that," Muratore said. "Surely there's space on a C-130 to get a pallet of dog food over there."(3)
- "At an American military airfield in Iraq, work was being done on the runway, but no one had bothered to issue a NOTAM (notice to airmen). Aircraft landing during the day were able to avoid the work site, but a C-130 came in at night on December 29th, hit the work area, and was totalled'.(4)
- Halliburton had fashioned huge siege walls to protect the Palestine Hotel, an interesting fact in and of itself. One is forced to wonder exactly how a company whose purpose is to pull oil out of the ground came to be so adept at preparing military-style defenses. More interesting, though, is the fact that those defenses were defeated by donkeys. Not anthrax, not botulinum toxin, not VX gas, not with any of the 30,000 munitions Bush claims Iraq possessed, not with a nuclear bomb fashioned with material from Niger, and not with the help of Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda. Halliburton was attacked by pack mules.We lately heard that a donkey was indeed arrested by American soldiers near Samarra and hauled to a US military camp when his hay-laden cart hid a Resistance fighter who blasted a military vehicle and killed all its occupants.
(This news item is in Arabic).
(1) - Clerics Issue Fatwa Against Fishing In Anbar After Fish Consume Dead Soldiers
January 6, 2005
(2) - Army Reserve officer begging food for Iraqi police dogs
January 5, 2005
(3) - C-130 Crackup
(4) - Donkeys of Mass Destruction
November 28, 2003Donkey to himself: "Are they my adversaries?"