From the Truth About Iraqis blog.
Are war criminals carrying press passes?
If they help to propagate a war, heck yes.
One fact many of those who visit this blog do not know is that 35 of the 55 “deck of cards” were Shia.
Most of the Iraq military was Shia. Many of these Shia fought and died for Iraq. Not for Sistani, may god curse his bones, not for Ali, not for Sadr and not for Mohammed.
They fought for Iraq. They died for Iraq. They returned home in coffins, without eyes, and ears and burned and maimed. Those that were captured and interned in Iran were tortured by the Badr Brigade.
Many Shia who refused to side with Iran were executed.
Why is it these reports are never made in AP, AFP, Reuters, CNN, MSNBC? Why?
Why did they not interview Abu Abdullah, my neighbor in Baghdad, who was twice wounded on the battlefront. TWICE! He insisted on returning after taking shrapnel in his left thigh.
And the second time, he lost a kidney. He was always walking with a cane. Soft-spoken man who was decorated far more times than I remember.
He was revered by all in the neighborhood as the war hero among us.
AND HE WAS SHIA.
So, not surprising to read in the media today:
The spokesman for the Arab Baath Socialist Party, which ruled Iraq from 1968 to 2003, who asked to be identified as Abu Muhammad for security reasons, said: “Most Western media outlets have been helping the US occupation authorities to portray the Baath party as a Sunni party which suppressed the Shia and deprived them of their rights.
“Actually, sect was never an issue in Iraq. I am a Shia and I have been a senior Baath official … No Baath party official – no Iraqi official – ever asked me about my sect.
“When the US army occupied Iraq they issued a list of 55 wanted top Iraqi officials, starting with President Saddam Hussein; half of those senior officials were Shia.
“The Committee of Debaathification issued a list of 100,000 senior Iraqi Baathists who would not be allowed to enjoy governmental posts, 66,000 of them were Shia – so how is the Baath party a Sunni party.
Read the rest here.