Friday, March 10, 2006

The Angel of Death

The Angel of Death

The Angel of Death (2001)

'Twas early in the morning at four.
When death knocked upon a bedroom door.
"Who is there?" the sleeping one cried.
"I'm Izrael, let me inside."
--G.H.E. Vanker, "Conversation with the Angel"


The top U.S. envoy to Iraq, Zalmay Khalilzad, was quoted in the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday saying the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 that ousted President Saddam Hussein opened a ”Pandora's box” of ethnic and sectarian tensions. Pointing to the disputes over forming a national unity government and the sectarian violence, he said the “potential is there” for a full-blown Iraqi civil war.

A new Washington Post-ABC News poll found that 80 percent of Americans believe that recent sectarian violence makes civil war in Iraq likely and more than a third thought it was “very likely.” In addition, 52 percent of those surveyed said the United States should begin pulling out troops.

Asked whether a civil war was possible, Army Gen. George Casey, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, told reporters on Friday it was unlikely but, “Anything can happen.”

Anything can happen? Anything -- except peace -- and rewinding the reality video of the entire Iraq recording of pointless destruction and needless death.

Meanwhile, according to Media Matters, back at Rancho Pravda Fox News:

A segment about escalating sectarian violence in Iraq on the February 23 edition of Fox News' Your World with Neil Cavuto featured onscreen captions that read: " 'Upside' To Civil War?" and "All-Out Civil War in Iraq: Could It Be a Good Thing?"

Next on Fox: "The Silver Lining of Nuclear Annihilation"


Tim said...

Thanks for the TV screen shot. Doesn't that look like something right off Saturday Night Live? It just goes to show what lengths the media will go to in their attempt to attract viewers.

You know, that could be a great idea for an ongoing talk show. It would be called, "Could it be a good thing?"

Each week they would discuss another outrageous idea like: Total Nuclear Annihilation --Could it be a good thing?

Or, Spinal Injuries Causing Paralysis --Could it be a good thing?

thepoetryman said...

"A Bush as president in `08! could it be a good thing?"

Damn! It's the opening act and everyone is already dead save for scoundrels and thieves!

Undone Trembling

enigma4ever said... have been on fire over here..really doing incredible work....I will now sit and soak it ALL in...

Neil Shakespeare said...

Faith-Based Antler Impalings all around! (Loved that suggestion you left over at my place. Might have to do spin-off of 'Celebrity Ritual Sacrifice' featuring just the folks over at FOX.

pissed off patricia said...

A show should be made with the title "You Can't Make This Shit Up" All they would have to do is read all the insane comments made the previous week by all members of the bush administration.

cruelanimal said...

Tim: Yes. The Fox Network would eat that up. "When Animals Attack: Could It Be a Good Thing?" "The End of the World as We Know It: Could It Be a..."

Poetryman: Now, your scenario of Bush in '08 is too scary to even contemplate. Did you notice in the recent straw poll for GOP contenders (that Frist won, by the way) that George W. Bush came in fourth -- even though he is (in a pre-Diebold world) not eligible.

Neil: Looking forward to the Fox summer replacement of "CRS: Outwit, Outlast, Impale."

POPatricia: No shit about not making shit up. You have a great blog, by the way. Adding you to my blogroll soon.

Neil Shakespeare said...

Yikes! Looks like a crazed Pokeman character. Cool.

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