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America Is Leaving Iraq!

By Wyatt Earp | September 5, 2010

And apparently, the Iraqis have things well in hand.

Oh did I say they have things well in hand? What I meant to say is that a few of them are trying to frak it up for everyone else.

RT sent me this story, and it is guaranteed to piss you off:

BAGHDAD — An Iraqi reality television program broadcast during Ramadan has been planting fake bombs in celebrities’ cars, having an Iraqi army checkpoint find them and terrifying the celebrities into thinking that they are headed for maximum security prison. The show “Put Him in [Camp] Bucca” has drawn numerous protests but has stayed on air throughout the fasting month, broadcasting its “stings” on well-known Iraqi personalities.

All of them were ensnared by being invited to the headquarters of the private television station Al Baghdadia to be interviewed, but en route to the station a fake bomb would be planted in their car while they were being searched by Iraqi soldiers, who were in on the deception.

The unwitting celebrities are then secretly filmed, Candid-Camera-style, as they reacted with shock, disbelief and anger as fake checkpoint guards shout abuse at them: “Why do you want to blow us up?” “You are a terrorist.” “How much did they pay you to do it? You will be executed.”

To quote Kent Brockman: “I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: democracy simply doesn’t work!”

Topics: Iraq | 8 Comments »

8 Responses to “America Is Leaving Iraq!”

  1. Fenway_Nation Says:
    September 5th, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    I think we have fucking idiot extraordinairre Ashton Doucher to thank for this….

    Punk’d with fake explosives….

  2. Robert B. Says:
    September 5th, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    This brings to mind the incident(s?) where “Homeland Security” placed real explosives in people’s luggage as a test to their dogs and/or personnel… and then lost the luggage in the baggage system. So funny… NOT!

  3. RT Says:
    September 5th, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    I think it spits on the graves of our men and women, either harmed or murdered by those devices. One such young man, aged 21, with a 4-month old daughter, from my hometown.

  4. Ferrell Gummitt Says:
    September 5th, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    This sounds like something that would fit perfectly in the programming on MTV or VH1.

    Otherwise, it is very crass and overall emotionally insensitive.

  5. proof Says:
    September 6th, 2010 at 12:18 am

    It’s not just the insurgents, but the they have to overcome, too.

  6. Old NFO Says:
    September 6th, 2010 at 1:20 am

    Just drop the bomb and get it over with… sigh…

  7. Wyatt Earp Says:
    September 6th, 2010 at 7:23 am

    Fenway – It is pure, unadulterated insanity.

    Robert B. – Homeland Security. Now there’s a contradiction in terms.

    RT – The only thing I can surmise – and this is not an excuse – is that they are employing maudlin cop humor to get over the suffering they had to live through.

    Ferrell – And inherently dangerous.

    Proof – And like us, they have a lot of them in their entertainment industry.

    Old NFO – Whatever works.

  8. JT Says:
    September 6th, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    Iraq has celebrities ?

    So who’s a celebrity in Iraq ?

    A guy with a pick AND a shovel ?