"I can write the saddest poem of all tonight. I loved her, and sometimes she loved me too.” ~ Pablo Neruda
can we say US hasnt been able to bring democracy to that region yet
From the article:
Under dictatorship, that kind of crap was legal.Religious extremists caught onto the interior ministry statement, and have been harassing and killing teenagers with "strange" or "emo" appearances.
A group of armed men dressed in civilian clothing led dozens of teenagers to secluded areas a few days ago, stoned them to death, and then disposed their bodies in garbage dumpsters across the capital, according to activists.
The armed men are said to belong to “one of the most extremist religious groups” in Iraq.
Genocide against 200k Kurds, killed by the government with chemical weapons by the townfull. Genocide against 50k Marsh Arabs. Government rape rooms. The wholesale slaughter of civilians suspected of not liking Saddam. Gang rape as a court sentence against women.
What went on under Saddam cannot be compared to this.
I have not kept up on this thread so this might be a question already asked and answered...or not.
Has the iraqi government gone after the extremists that committed this crime? Or is it a crime to the iraqi government at all?
Sadly, according to the latest news most, if not all of the deaths have gone unsolved, and Iraq's police forces so far have not conducted a widespread inquiry into the killings.
BAGHDAD March 16, 2012 (AP)
Advocates Demand Protection for Iraqi Emos - ABC News