Friday, February 25, 2005

Another Link Round Up

There's been a ton of good and important articles to read, so if you are interested, follow the links and be touched with some, educated with others. First off is Krauthammer's piece on a more mature, grown up Israel that may win them a lasting peace with the Palestinians. We can all hope for that. This article, by Kristof (Warning:Graphic Pictures) tells the tale of the genocide that is occurring in the Sudan that is being horrendously ignored by much of the world.
Last is the skeleton of a man or woman whose wrists are still bound. The attackers pulled the person's clothes down to the knees, presumably so the victim could be sexually abused before being killed. If the victim was a man, he was probably castrated; if a woman, she was probably raped.

There are thousands more of these photos. Many of them show attacks on children and are too horrific for a newspaper.

One wrenching photo in the archive shows the manacled hands of a teenager from the girls' school in Suleia who was burned alive. It's been common for the Sudanese militias to gang-rape teenage girls and then mutilate or kill them.

Another photo shows the body of a young girl, perhaps 10 years old, staring up from the ground where she was killed. Still another shows a man who was castrated and shot in the head.
Does anyone want to guess who is responsible for these atrocities? But..but..but..I thought they only hated Amerikkka for our eeeevil capitalist ways?

On the domestic front Podhoretz takes on the views of parenting in our self-absorbed society. For the record, every day I look at my perfect boys and thank God for their healthy bodies, functioning minds and for the joy they bring.

All above links are via RCP

Now to a remarkable piece I read earlier this week on the heroics of several American troops and how they bonded with their Iraqi counterparts in tragedy. The link was found via JimK at Right Thoughts. He signs off his post with this:

The people who believed in this from the beginning
Amen brother.

Go read his post to "get it". On a personal note, one of the heroes of the story is from Shreveport, La, my soon-to-be new home town.