Skip to comments.In this war, pigs are besting Iraqi farmers
Posted on 04/14/2010 2:23:22 AM PDT by LeoWindhorse
KIRKUK, Iraq Of all the calamities war has loosed upon Iraq, pigs are not among the most obvious.
Yet, there they are, across a growing swath of northern farmland, a scourge of feral swine risen from the reeds to root among the furrows and wreak havoc on the fields.
We farmers dont even want to plant anymore because the pigs just eat it all, said Abdullah Abdullah, a farmer southwest of Kirkuk whose fields have been trampled by swine. And this animal, he is not just eating like other animals. He also destroys.
In better times their numbers were checked, in part, by hunting parties of Christians from Kirkuk who, unlike the Muslim farmers of the countryside, wanted the pigs for food.
They would bring their guns and even dogs and they would hunt these pigs, said Abdullah Munshid al-Assi, a sheik in the village of Sada. Those were nice times. They used to stay here at my house and we were friends. But now, because of the security situation, they cannot come anymore.
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Good pigs. May they be fruitful and continue to do their useful work.
"Until my imam issued a fatwa against them, then I would gladly cut their hearts out and saw their heads off after raping their women. But until then, we would be very good friends."
Pigs (domesticated and wild) are, and always have been, notoriously efficient foragers wherever they happen to live. There were English forestry laws as early as the 1300’s (if not earlier) dealing with hog foraging.
They should plant some delicious gordes with a few ieds in the fields for the pigs to dig up-ga-bang!
We farmers dont even want to plant anymore because the pigs just eat it all,
Well, why don’t you just feed them insurgents and Taliban? Once they get a taste of them, they won’t touch anything else.
Oh, The irony.
Is pork on the menu at the White House?
If the Iraqis can adjust to democracy, why not a dietary change as well?
They’d probably go bonkers over pulled pork with western North Carolina (Piedmaont) style sauce.
time for the CIA to start releasing wild hogs in the poppy growing regions of Afgahnistan.
Pigs eat the poppies and presto, no more drug money for the taliban.
and as a bonus our boys can have a fresh barbecue every other Saturday!
I was thinking helicopters, night visions & mini-guns....
THIS IS a great idea.....it might even serve to undermine muslim dogmas at the same time . Food is food when you are hungry