Another Killing Spree in Mesopotamia: â€œPacifyingâ€ Mosul
By Felicity Arbuthnot
Global Research, February 13, 2008
â€œWhen I hear anyone talk of Culture, I reach for my revolver.â€ Hermann Goering (1893-1946.)
In the Orwellian world of the United States military, when a killing spree in Mesopotamia is embarked upon, it is called an â€œIraq Pacification Operation'â€. There have been hundreds of these (I abandoned counting at three hundred and eighty, with numerous more to go.)
Each 'pacification' has a name which brings a glimpse into a very strange mindset: â€œOperation Devil Thrustâ€, â€œOperation Terminatorâ€, â€œOperation Scorpion Stingâ€, â€œOperation Sidewinderâ€, â€œOperation Roaring Tigerâ€, â€œOperation All American Tigerâ€, â€œOperation Panther Squeezeâ€, â€œOperation Warhorse Whirlwindâ€, â€œOperation Resolute Swordâ€, â€œOperation Wolverine Feastâ€, â€œOperation Arrowhead Ripperâ€, â€œOperations 'Geronimo Strike', 'Rat Trap' and 'Grizzly Forced Entry'â€. And from a porn show near you: Operations â€œSqueeze Playâ€, â€œTriple Playâ€, â€œTherapistâ€ and â€œTombstone Thrustâ€. ( http://www.globalsecurity.org )
Seemingly there are even â€œinsurgentâ€ cows, if â€œOperation Cowpensâ€ lived up to its name. Al Cow-aeda, maybe?
Perhaps the oddest is: 'â€Operation Suicide Kingsâ€. Suicide bombers of course, were unheard of in Iraq until the invasion. The title is no doubt a coincidence in macho â€œbring 'em onâ€, bragging. None however are titles which conjure up the joyously liberated, reveling gratefully, savoring their freedom and democracy.