Monday, August 07, 2006

Goat Diapers and Naughty Vegetables

Killing in Iraq has reached proportions nearly impossble for the civilized mind the grasp. Hundreds dead and maimed in singlular explosions, scores of bodies discovered in the rivers and fields from the night's slaughter, eleven year old boys murdered for suspected homosexuality. Most are attributed to terrorists and religious sect violence. Some, and an increasing number, are the result of preposterous origin.

John Hendren of National Publc Radio, provided a bizarre series of killings on NPR's Morning Edition, Monday, August 7, 2006. In his report, Iraq Still Manages to Shock, Hendren says:

This is how staggeringly pointless the killing in Iraq is getting - shepherds in the rural western Baghdad neighborhood of Gazalia have recently been murdered, according to locals, for failing to diaper their goats. Apparently, the sexual tension is so high in regions where sheiks take a draconian view of Sharia law that they feel the sight of naked goats poses in unacceptable temptation. They blame the goats...

...That seemed about as preposterous as Iraq couls get, until I heard about the grocery store in east Baghdad. The grocer and three others were shot to death and the store firebombed because he suggestively arranged his vegetables...Shi'ite clerics had recently distributed a flyer directing grocers how to display their food. Standing up a celery stalk near a couple of tomatoes in a way that might, to the profoundly repressed, suggest an aroused male is now a capital ofense.

Okay, I have nothing to say after that.

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bernie said...

Re: Goats

The exact point I was trying to make in Osama Bin Laden's Garbage Can

Mike's America said...

Iran is behind this fundamentalist garbage. Time to put a diaper on them.

Can you believe Muslim men could be so deranged as to get sexually excited by the sight of a naked goat?

OK... well maybe they are that deranged.

atheling2 said...

What? You don't find goats, celery and tomatoes sexy???

After all, if murdering infidels promises sexual rewards in heaven, why not get excited over livestock and vegetables?

Makes no sense, does it? It staggers the mind that these people once excelled in mathematics. It must have been a fluke.

How've you been doing Indigo Red???