posted on Dec, 15 2004 @ 11:27 AM
I don't know if what I am about to tell you has any substance what so ever, but I liked it.
Today a high level US Military source told me never to eat the fish here in Baghdad. I laughed and replied that that went without saying as something
like 98% of the 5 million populations raw sewerage is discharged straight into the Tigris.
He looked puzzled and replied that that was one reason, but the main one was due to the wood pulp mill. He went on to tell me that in north Baghdad
there was a wood pulp mill on the banks of the Tigris, which during Sadams reign was used as an interogation centre by his intelligence and secret
police services. Allegedly around about 100,000 persons went into this center and were never seen again.
When the war ended the mill was searched and it became very apparent that the pulping machine had been used for disposing of those who were a threat
to the dictators power base. The pulping machine was removed and is now being stored as an exhibit for Sadams impending trial.
In the seach for WMD's fish have been taken fom the Tigris had analysed for the toxins associated with such weapons. Well, as we all now know, no
evidence has been found not only in the fish, but anywhere else.
What they did find odd about the fish were that their cells contained mutant DNA which closely resembles that of humans. It would appear that decades
of being exposed to and feeding on 'pulped human' has made the fish in the Tirgis very distant cousins!
As I said at the begining 'a load of old tosh' but I liked it. The story teller also kept a straight face throughout, which impressed me no end.
remind me to never play poker with this guy!