Zahim Jehad – Makes Art out of War

Zahim Jehad lives in Iraq.

Iraq is fuller than full of empty shells, live ammunition, spent cartridges etc.

Zahim Jedad is getting them off the streets.

His story is here at The Guardian.

Staying with Iraq, see  Iraq Body Count for their take on the Chilcot Iraq Inquiry that former UK PM Gordon Brown set up.  The following is an excerpt from the letter they sent to the inquiry

We note with growing concern that, in the several months that have passed since the announcement of this Inquiry, official discussion to date has failed to make even passing reference to the matter of Iraqi casualties, whether dead or injured, let alone acknowledge its centrality to any objective assessment of the conflict.

We hope that this does not indicate that this critical issue will continue to be relegated to a question of secondary importance. The British government’s very restricted interest in the accumulation and publishing of data on Iraqi casualties has long been a source of widespread dismay, as well as understandable anger, leading such distinguished persons as the 52 former British Diplomats, who wrote an open letter in April 2004 critical of former Prime Minister Tony Blair’s Middle East policies, to reserve their strongest language for “the disgrace” of Coalition forces’ failure to track Iraqi deaths. The Iraq Inquiry offers a unique if belated opportunity to investigate Iraqi deaths comprehensively and in appropriate detail, and to critically assess the nature and extent of the damage resulting from our government’s persistent neglect of this issue.

In our view, the “very broad” terms of reference of the Inquiry provide you with more than an opportunity to fully and properly investigate Iraqi casualties: they in effect mandate you to do so.

Iraq Body Count is an ongoing human security project which maintains and updates the world’s largest public database of violent civilian deaths during and since the 2003 invasion. The count encompasses non-combatants killed by military or paramilitary action and the breakdown in civil security following the invasion.

Tony Blair, George W. Bush and all those other architects of war are all going to burn in hell.  My favorite lines from El-P’s ‘Fuck The War’ from Weareallgoingtoburninhellmegamixx2 goes like this:

There’s something wrong that I’m fighting for…

My god they got a child convinced with a lie

That he’ll die honorably.

You can get link to download ‘megamixx2 when purchasing a physical format of Weareallgoingtoburninhellmegamixx3

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