Monday, October 09, 2006

Iraqi Waters Rife with Corpses

A system of iron weirs in the Tigris River 20 miles southeast of Baghdad was designed to prevent lily pads, known here as "Nile flower," from traveling down-river and clogging canals vital to farmers for irrigating Iraq's south.
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Local police in the nearby town of Swaira say that since January 2005 they have collected 339 bodies of men, women and children from the filters. It's considered one of the highest numbers of corpses found in a single location in Iraq since the U.S. invasion in 2003.
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Fisherman Mohammed Hussein told ABC News that he used to discover more than 10 bodies a day floating in the Tigris River where it flows by the Baghdad neighborhood of Al Rashdia.

"We used to fetch them out," he said, "but now there are so many we leave them. Otherwise, there would be no time for fishing."
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Hey, maybe we're finally fulfilling Ann Coulter's wish of forcible conversion of the Middle East to Christianity. After all, haven't we made the Iraqis fishers of men?

12 comments:

iwiwag said...

Nice blog :)

Arfanser said...

clever, but sick

lanny said...

That is to bad! How can one fish with bodies floating by....

Anonymous said...

What a waste of life ...

Anonymous said...

What a waste of life ...

Shaun said...

That is terrible. I would freak out -- scary stuff!

** Shaun **
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zZ_Deathrow_Zz said...

hmmm crazy btw good post >_<

Digital Art Photography for Dummies said...

Can't understand how we took a bad place and made it worse?

Anonymous said...

Count me in

Stevie D. said...

Sadly, I'm not sure Ann Coulter would disagree with you. I don't know her, but she doesn't seem like a "people person"...know wha'I mean?

-Stevie D.

D.N.Rao said...

...."but now there are so many we leave them. Otherwise, there would be no time for fishing."
Oh!That is sad.


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William Bunker said...

seriously. Forcible conversion is a crime. Until Jesus Christ enters someone's life there is little you can do but pray to force them to change.

A spiritual belief is deeply seated. What makes you think any human law or weapon can force someone to convert? Would she give them a 1st amendment? We are all created equal.