August 26, 2005

Many Fronts

In Afghanistan, warlords continue to brutalize the populace. In Iraq, insurgents daily do the same. But in Yemen, a marvelous country blissfully free of American cultural imperialism and military occupation . . . ah, yes, in peaceful Yemen torture comes from the government:

The Yemeni government threatens to behead journalist for article on corruption. Also beats him for four hours, threatens to cut out his tounge, shoots at him, threatens to throw him off a cliff, and threatens his kids if he discloses the incident or continues to document the rampant corruption among the very top officials in Yemen.
You'll want to keep close watch on Armies of Liberation for comprehensive updates. And then you'll want to scratch your head trying to figure out why the editorial pages of America's newspapers are routinely against our interventions in a part of the world that seems otherwise inclined to torture and kill their compatriots. And then you'll want a good, stiff drink. Posted by Ilyka at August 26, 2005 08:28 PM in news | TrackBack

I know. I have been following Jane for a long time now. The thing is, it is getting worse! The places we are NOT, torture actually DOES happen. She was successful in gaining one man his freedom. Let us hope and pray (if you believe) she will succeed again, with our help. Thanks.

Posted by: Rosemary at August 28, 2005 04:34 AM