The pixie witch
Lynndie England, 21, a rail worker’s daughter, comes from a trailer park in Fort Ashby, West Virginia, which locals proudly call “a backwoods world”. She faces a court martial, but at home she is toasted as a hero. At the dingy Corner Club Saloon they think she has done nothing wrong.
“To the country boys here, if you’re a different nationality, a different race, you’re sub-human. That’s the way girls like Lynndie are raised.
“Tormenting Iraqis, in her mind, would be no different from shooting a turkey. Every season here you’re hunting something. Over there, they’re hunting Iraqis.”
Speaking of turkey shoots: Footage of a US helicopter shooting unarmed Iraqis has surfaced.
The French cable television station Canal Plus on Tuesday will broadcast images, stolen in Iraq, of a US army helicopter killing three Iraqis, one of them wounded, who do not appear to be posing any threat.
Lynndie’s mother says:
“She told me nothing happened which wasn’t ordered by higher up,”
“They are trying to pin all of this on the lower ranks. My daughter was just following orders. I think there’s a conspiracy.”
That’s quite correct. The military has tossed Lynndie to the pit bulls. They will scapegoat her as much as possible, saying it was just a bunch of out-of-control trailer trash who did all this and we are simply aghast and mortified at what happened.
It appears all the solidiers in the prisons were rural Anglo-Saxons. Not a single person of color that I’ve seen. What a coincidence.