Gray Flannel Dwarf

4/23/2004

Fired Shots, Fired Photographers

You fasten the triggers
For the others to fire
Then you set back and watch
When the death count gets higher
You hide in your mansion
As young people’s blood
Flows out of their bodies
And is buried in the mud

–Bob Dylan, “Masters of War”

MSNBC: Woman fired for photo of flag-draped coffins

I can’t say I expected this, but it doesn’t surprise me, either, anymore. Information has been stifled for the past four years regarding Iraqi intentions and outcomes, why stop now?

From the article:

John Molino, the deputy undersecretary of defense for military community and family policy, denied that the no-photos policy was intended to prevent the public from seeing the human toll of combat, saying it instead “reflects what we believe the families desire.”

What’s this? From all I’ve heard, families of those soldiers killed have found the pictures to be both respectful and honourable. I guess they just don’t help re-election efforts.

It’s okay, I’m sure this woman will find plenty of good work, elsewhere. Karma has its place in life.


Tags: , , — cswiii @ 11:59 am

5/13/2002

Pictures, part II

I don’t think I should keep updating every time I add more pictures, as I do have a few more to put up. After this update, though, there should be sufficient numbers to satiate the palates of most, for now. In addition, I have reorganised them in a logical manner.

Pictures can be found at the same location: http://wiw.org/~corey/beijing/ … from there, enter the “sights/” directory.


Tags: , , , — cswiii @ 9:09 am