A city council member in Mada'in (Salman Pak) abruptly opened fire on Americans who had been in a meeting with him. He killed 2 US troops and wounded 4 other Americans. He had been in India recently because Sunni-Shiite tensions made it too difficult for him in Mada'in. He had only been back one week as councilman. Although there is speculation that he was unstable, my own suspicion is that the continued US military occupation was just too hard for him to take. India has an anti-colonial atmosphere, after all. [my italics]Sure convinces me. Any other explanation would be anti-progressive, perhaps even neo-con.
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
So He Killed them. Anybody Would have.
An Iraqi councilman opened fire at some American troops who were at a meeting with him. Juan Cole explains: