So The War Is Over?

No point marching on Saturday because, according to the USK propaganda, the battle for Baghdad is over and everything's peachy.

But I'm watching the news now and apparently they haven't got control of Baghdad – they're still fighting.

How many fucking times is our TV media going to LIE THROUGH THEIR TEETH TO US?

Does ANYONE take it seriously any more?

The invasion of Iraq is still taking place. The evil invaders have not defeated the evil Hussein regime yet.

And meanwhile, the innocent Iraqis are still beign blown to bits and starved to death. This is from an article by Australian MP Carmen Lawrence:

They don't want to know that the Red Cross reported this week that the number of casualties in Iraq is so high that the medical staff have stopped counting and the hospitals are overwhelmed. They would prefer not to be disturbed by the screams of the wounded and the grief stricken sobbing of orphaned children and smashed families. They would rather not hear the story of Ali Ismaeel Abbas, 12, who was fast asleep when a missile demolished his home and obliterated most of his family, leaving him orphaned, badly burned and without arms.

He told a Reuters correspondent at Baghdad's Khindi hospital on Sunday,

“It was midnight when the missile fell on us. My father, my mother and my brother died. My mother was five months pregnant. Our neighbours pulled me out and brought me here. I was unconscious.

As the correspondent reports, but not to an Australian readership,

“In addition to the tragedy of losing his parents, he faces the horror of living handicapped. Thinking about his uncertain future he timidly asked whether he could get artificial arms.

“Can you help get my arms back? Do you think the doctors can get me another pair of hands?” Abbas asked. “If I don't get a pair of hands I will commit suicide,” he said with tears spilling down his cheeks.”

This is the reality of the continuing war that the TV fantasy is hiding from us. This is the great good deed we are doing to the Iraqis as stated by Geoff Hoon in his insanely Orwellian support of cluster bombing.

So the war isn't over, as much as the mass media is telling us it is. We still have to stop it. And we still have to protest to stop our governments committing even greater crimes in our name.