Sunday, January 08, 2006

Went to Liberate Iraq, All I Got Was Shot At...and These Pictures for Prissy

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Prissy has posted some of the pictures from Operation Iraq Liberation (OIL) below, as promised. More will be posted throughout the week. Some are not labeled on purpose, but all are the real thing. (Except the teaser photo left)None of the pictures are more than three months old-most were taken November 2005.

Most large buildings have shown signs of artillery damage in Iraq from-"Shock and Awe", suicide car bombers, bombings and shoot-outs.

The "shock and awe" was a strategic failure of grand proportions. Frightened children, adults and damaged homes is what this strategy of liberation brought the Iraqi people.

That was Dubya's "bully them into submission" plan. He figured it worked pretty well on Americans with one or two random acts of horror.

Prissy thinks the Iraqis were used to being bullied by Saddam and invaded many times in history-so a lot more shock and more awe was required for Dubya's brand of liberation...Gee, why wouldn't they want our "help"?

Photographic evidence that we should not be in Iraq...

Hot Link from Iraq

Roadside stand- Iraqis attempt to eke out living, with up to 60% unemployment rate.

From the streets of Baghdad...Riverbend talks occupation Girl Blog from Iraq... Let's talk war, politics and occupation. Not updated daily, due to conditions in Iraq amongst the civilian population.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006 Here we are in the first days of 2006. What does the "6" symbolize? How about- 6 hours of no electricity for every one hour of electricity? Or, 6 hours of waiting in line for gasoline that is three times as expensive as it was in 2005? Or an average of six explosions per day near our area alone?

US Military Camp- Notice trash burns nearly all the time. Between that and oil pipeline disturbances, no ready supply of clean water or electric we are talking some major pollution.

Note damage to building, see entry way to same building in photo below:

This stuff used to be ours...Hmm-didn't the WMD's used to be ours too? Notice the Iraq flag.

A billboard advertising to vote in Baghdad

The young soldier who took this picture was impressed to see women carrying things with this method- all over Iraq. Said he has seen his own mother do many things, but not this...A great photo.

This is an ugly aspect of war-no trash pick up. In residential areas it is bulldozed to the roadside. Notice residential apartment buildings in background. Don't you believe the radical progress Dubya is yacking about. Prissy says it isn't so...and they want us to GO.

This makes it easier to get around as an American or a Brit. All of the road signs are in English too.

A roadside watchtower in Iraq.

More roadside vendors.

Not a unique sight along the side of an open highway in Iraq.

Anyone still giving you the spin of how "well Iraq is coming along", you can refer to Prissy. Haven't seen these kinds of photos of everyday life in Iraq, along with the miserable conditions, in the main stream media...

Let us hope the moat around this former Saddam castle does not give Dubya any bright homeland security ideas for the White House...

Quotes of Day

People Dubya did not consult...

All wars are popular for the first thirty days.--Attributed to Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. (1917- ), U.S. historian.

The guerrilla fights the war of the flea, and his military enemy suffers the dog's disadvantages: too much to defend; too small, ubiquitous, and agile an enemy to come to grips with.--Robert Taber (1928- ), U.S. writer. From War of the Flea (1965)

War is capitalism with the gloves off.--Tom Stoppard (1937- ), British playwright and screenwriter. From Travesties (1974)

Why the Bible says wisdom is a woman...You no more win a war than you can win an earthquake.--Jeannette Rankin (1880-1973), U.S. legislator.

A man after a neocons cold, dark heart...Blood alone moves the wheels of history.--Attributed to Benito Mussolini (1883-1945), Italian dictator.

More news and photos from Iraq Monday, on The Prissy Patriot.