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Saturday, December 10, 2005

A New Low

This media piece takes the cake when it comes to reporting crap from Iraq. Harper's Magazine, a normally reputable publication, just posted an article from their July 2005 issue, which was in itself a reprint of a Saudi article from 2004. Here's part of what they said:

"Secret European military intelligence reports indicate the transformation of the American humanitarian mission in Iraq into a profitable trade through the practice of American physicians extracting human organs from the dead and wounded. A secret team of American physicians follows the troops during their attacks on Iraqi armed men to ensure quick operations.
"The reports confirm the finding of dozens of mutilated cadavers, some without heads. The American military command could not explain the missing parts. The reports also confirm that the bodies are burned to conceal the crime of organ extraction. The reports further indicate that American medical teams have recruited some Iraqis to guide them to dead and critically injured individuals. These teams offer $40 for every usable kidney and $25 for an eye."

Now, in their defense, they do label it "Allegation" at the top; otherwise, someone might think they were reporting a confirmed truth! No discussion, though, of the fact that for an organ transplant to work, you need exact tissue matching and quick turnaround; let's just assume the Americans are stealing internal organs from brown-skinned people! I'm surprised they didn't include a story about an Iraqi waking up in a bathtub full of ice with a kidney removed.



Anonymous Byron Audler said...

Yeah, like any European intelligence agency would have sat on this one since 2004, when it would have been so much more fun to beat the US up with it. What a crock of crap. How about all the times our guys got hit trying to save Iraqi non-combatants who were in the insurgents line of fire?

12/11/2005 8:13 AM

Blogger half said...

I've always wondered about the ice aspect of "Waking up in a bathtub of ice". Wouldn't the purloined kidney/liver/face be more in need of the cooling?

12/11/2005 3:48 PM

Blogger ninme said...

ninme cancels her order for a shiny new black market kidney

12/11/2005 7:09 PM


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