The Open Air Prison

Returning Fallujans will face clampdown,” by Anne Barnard, Boston Globe, 5 December 2004, http://www.boston.com/news/world/articles/2004/12/05/returning_fallujans_will_face_clampdown/ (from Democratic Underground).

Life in Fallujah…

The US military is drawing up plans to keep insurgents from regaining control of this battle-scarred city, but returning residents may find that the measures make Fallujah look more like a police state than the democracy they have been promised.

Under the plans, troops would funnel Fallujans to so-called citizen processing centers on the outskirts of the city to compile a database of their identities through DNA testing and retina scans. Residents would receive badges displaying their home addresses that they must wear at all times. Buses would ferry them into the city, where cars, the deadliest tool of suicide bombers, would be banned.

This is the bloody end of apartheid. More and more, Sunni Arabs are realizing that they have lost. Their actions have alienated the Kurds and the Shia (even the Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani didn’t condemn the Fallujah assault), and their political fate is bleak. In South Africa, the Afrikaaners were able to join the ANC and loose influence quietly. Imagine them, but more hated.

In 1946 Romania, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, and Poland expelled their German resisdents. In Iraq, we’re just creating perpetual prisons.

3 thoughts on “The Open Air Prison”

  1. I find it interesting how quickly we Americans forget about what war had been like in the past. Instead of losing lives by the tens of thousands per war, so far we have lost a bit over 2000. Now, we claim we want to ‘pull our troops out of Iraq’. Why the sudden rush? It took FOUR YEARS to rebuild Germany and Japan into free, succesful, and democratic societies and cultures.
    In Germany, unlike Japan, there was a semi-organized guerrilla resistance led primarily by the werewolves who were created for that precise purpose before Germany surrendered. They continued fighting for two years after Hitler’s death in May, 1945. This is a very close parallel to events in Iraq today.
    Again I ask, ‘Why the rush?’ Apparently we are right on target (in fact, perhaps a bit ahead of the ‘curve’! Settle down, people, do not let the media incite you to fear (well, more fear than they are known to incite). This is NOT a game, this is NOT a movie, this is reality. Instead of saying how awful it is that there have been 2000 American soldiers killed, why aren’t we saying, ‘Wow, there have only been 2000 soldiers killed!’?

  2. Walter H,

    The first big difference between Iraq and Japan/Germany is that neither Japan nor Germany were previously ruled by ethnic minorities. The Aryan and Yamato doctrines were both racist, but at least more-or-less supported the ethnic identity of most citizens of those empires. However, the Sunni Arabs are a 15% minority in Iraq.

    Second is that Iraq is much more violent than either post-War Japan or Germany. Werewolves were not operating three years after the fall of Berlin. Likewise, there was no Japanese insurgency.

    Bush has fumbled his chance to create an Iraqi democracy by subverting progressive forces [1] and appeasing terrorists. [2]

    Democracies should defend democracies, not anti-democratic host populations.

    [1] http://www.tdaxp.com/archive/2006/09/08/the-central-truth-the-bush-administration-tried-to-appease-a.html
    [2] http://www.tdaxp.com/archive/2006/04/22/white-house-subverts-democratically-elected-government.html
    [3] http://www.tdaxp.com/archive/2006/09/05/the-iraqi-sunni-arab-host-population-is-not-a-strategic-part.html

  3. i think that what hitler did was stupid and dumb considering the fact that he had a little bit of jewish in him and that he did that to over 6 million jews and 6 million other people all because he wanted the perfect race of only Agarians! he is retarded and i am glad that he commited suicide!!!!!!!!

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