Saturday, July 17, 2004

Pen? Sword? Pen? Sword? - Sword!
Iraqi PM Iyad Allawi vowed to eradicate terrorists from Iraq - keep in mind he was threatened by terrorists around June 20th.
The Australian Broadcast Company (ABC)  reports Iraqi PM Iyad Allawi personally executed six foreign fighters at a Baghdad police station.
Hat tip: Solomon X, LGF, Soundfury
PAUL McGEOUGH: Um, after a tour of the complex, the sort of official party, if you like, arrived in a courtyard where the prisoners were lined up against a wall.  An exchange is said to have taken place between Dr Allawi and the Interior Minister.
The Interior Minister lives to the north of Baghdad, and on June 19, four of his bodyguards were killed in an attack on his home. He expressed the wish that he would like to kill all these men on the spot.
The PM is said to have responded that they deserved worse than death, that each was responsible for killing more than 50 Iraqis each, and at that point, he is said to have pulled a gun and proceeded to aim at and shoot all seven. Six of them died, the seventh, according to one witness, was wounded in the chest, according to the other witness, was wounded in the neck and presumed to be dead.
MAXINE McKEW: And the victims, they were, what, foreign or local insurgents?
PAUL McGEOUGH: They were - one of the witnesses described them as Wahabis, the Iraqi colloquialism for foreign fighters who have come into the country or local Iraqis who have taken on their Islamic jihad, if you like. The reference is very much to their appearance - very short hair, very scraggly beard and four of them were described as Wahabis, the other three were described to me as normal Iraqis.
It would seem to me, PM Allawi took the threat seriously enough to send his own message to the terrorists - "NOW do you think I am an American puppet?
I guess democracies aren't built in a day.
God Bless America.


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