The U.N: murderers by proxy
Spoons put a hiatus on his hiatus to blog a story, giving the best headline of the week:
[T]here were unexplained incidents at the U.N.'s Baghdad compound when two men -- one carrying three knives, the other a notebook and shouting "Save me!" -- tried to enter the base.
Both men were apprehended and turned over to Iraqi authorities, U.N. officials reported. It was unclear whether the two incidents were related.
On the two incidents, U.N. officials said that one man approached the hotel's security gate with a metal instrument, before Iraqi guards wrestled him to the ground. He was later found to have three knives, the U.N. said.
About 40 minutes later, another Iraqi man stopped a U.N. vehicle outside the headquarters pleading "Save me! Save me!" in Arabic, according to the U.N. The man, apparently unarmed, forced his way into the driver's seat of the stopped vehicle, as an Iraqi guard struggled to pull him out, while an unfazed U.N. inspector watched from the passenger seat.
Unexplained incidents? I think we can be pretty much explained thusly:
"Help me! Saddam is threatening my life and the lives of my family. He is going to to torture me to death because I know things. See this notebook? It holds the smoking gun you are all supposed to be looking for. Let me in!"
And though we will never know, we can pretty much surmise after the confused U.N. inspectors - apparently given the wrong instructions and told they were working for Saddam - effectively slammed the door in the faces of these men crying for help and in turn, had them killed.
There's a couple of possible scenarios:
They were hung over a vat of acid and lowered slowly into the vat, prolonging both death and agony.
They were skinned alive.
They were tortured with devices so twisted and sadistic that it would make even the most S&M savvy U.N. inspector cringe.
Oh, the possibilities are endless. But rest assured, those scoundrels who wanted to expose their corrupt leader to the world and possibly save their own lives in the process are now dead, and their families - wives, children, parents - have all been systematically removed from their homes, probably without heads.
So, who is the U.N. working for? I thought they were all about human rights and world peace and protecting the innocents.
And for this, Saddam scores a B on his report card for "plays well with others."
Let's get this show on the road, already.