Small Wars Journal


Victoria Fontan on Slain Iraqis Journey

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 9:36pm

At Carl Prine's Line of Departure, Victoria Fontan traces the journey of Mollah Nadhom from bystander, to al-Qaeda insurgent, to Abu Ghraib, to Sawha member and human intelligence source.  It ended on January 25 with shots from a silenced gun in Baghdad.

Because Mollah Nadhom is just another casualty of counter-insurgency, liberal peacemaking and nation-building, the moral of his story remains: Never trust an occupier who claims to be working for “peace,” for this peace is never what it claims to be.