Saturday, March 11, 2006

The truth is: they don't care!

The bad news came not so shocking: "Washington — An American who was among four Christian activists kidnapped last year in Iraq has been killed, a U.S. State Department spokesman said Friday."

The news report continues: ""The State Department continues to call for the unconditional release of all other hostages" in Iraq, the spokesman said."

Unconditional? Does anyone realize that the hostage-takers want something in return? They want their own prisoners released.

The Canadian PM insists that our government is working on the hostages' release as well. But the truth is that they don't even know where they are held!

I am sorry to have to conclude that "the governments simply don't give a damn".

They certainly didn't when Zahra Kazemi was in Iranian's police custody.

When a war starts, the human life decreases in value! They simply don't matter anymore. What a shame!


At 3:15 a.m., Blogger Winston said...

it is not that they dont care. the issue here is that they cant do more than what they are doing right now and it is not fortunate for sure.

Btw, you got a very nice and organized weblog.


At 10:03 a.m., Blogger Bahar said...

Thanks for your comment.

But I have to disagree with you. There is a lot they can do.

They have intelligence if they want to. They can do a lot.

Why do we have a ministry of foreign affairs? For these situations.

How did they track down Saddam Hussain? They are capable of a lot more if they want to.

At 11:50 a.m., Blogger Jackal said...

Quite simply it's not to the interest of the occupying (liberating) forces to follow up these kidnappings.
About 80% of the american and british forces activities is concentrated on just protecting themselves; so any extra operation not only doesn't help, but also just stretches the capacities too far and causes unnecessary casualties.
Just as a comparison, the total fatalities of the british forces in iraq, up to now, is only 101 servicemen while for the Folkland Islands dispute with Argentina in the time of M. Tatcher, british navy lost more than 250 men.
Besides, the longer these peace activists are held and the more innocent men and women of iraq are slaughtered by the followers of Saddam Hossein and Zarqawi, the longer foreign powers justify their military presence in the country.

Did you go to see Syriana last night? The script is a bit confused, complicated and in certain points far from reality but it's still worth seeing.

At 12:53 a.m., Anonymous Niloofar said...

Read this article (in Farsi) ... it was very intresing for me ...I was always againts Iraq war but since I read this I feel other things too:

At 8:36 a.m., Blogger Jackal said...

I was introduced to a(nother) Canadian singer's works yesterday. She's good actually; have you heard of 'Loreena McKennitt'?

At 2:38 p.m., Blogger Bahar said...

yup. She is quite famous.


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