Super Glue End Game

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on April 21, 2009



PG got an email this morning about super glue.

“Yesterday I was talking on the phone with Yanar Mohammed from Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq (one of my clients). She told me of a horrific event this week in Iraq in which a large number (over 20 as I recall) of gay men were rounded up, had Super Glue applied to their anuses and then forced to drink high powered laxatives. They have been hospitalized and at least some are near death. She sent a link for an Arabic paper with news of the horrific event, but, obviously, I could not read it. Although Yanar serves women’s issues, apparently a reporter from the paper interviewed her because there are so few people willing to take the risk of speaking out against attacks on gays”

PG learned early on that if somethings seems to horrible to be true, it often is not. This is especially true when the only original source material is in Arabic.

Another account of the “roundup” said that it was “Iraqi militias”. Is this Sunni, Shiite, Kurd, Al Queda, Sons of Iraq, or even the American Army (who would have access to the supplies)? Is this militia an ally or enemy of the Americans? Was it just a bunch of Islam fueled teenagers, or even very kinky gays? Since PG does not read Arabic, he will have to wonder.

There is a lot of chaos in Iraq now, even with the “success of the surge”. If this is some isolated militia gang, it will be all but impossible to confirm or deny. What is amazing to PG is how this story is believed so readily, by so many people. It is assumed to be the work of Muslims. Not a day goes by without anti islam hatred creeping out of Jesus Worship/Conservative orifices. Maybe, if this involved light skinned Christians, there would be some skepticism.

The “high powered laxatives” is a nice touch. If the perps wanted to make their victims suffer, just glue the hole shut and leave them alone. Soon enough, the body waste will accumulate. Not using a laxative will prolong the suffering.

PG did a bit of research on this, and non Arabic information is tough to come by. The organization with Yanar Mohammed does not mention super glue on their home page. JoemyG-d has a post about it, along with the observation that the United States has an occupying army in Iraq. We have turned our economy upside down to implement “Operation Iraqi Freedom”. Is this what the blood of our troops has purchased?

The search for “truth” in the super glue end game is not without irony. PG went to Snopes, the urban legend mythbusters.

He entered “super glue on anus” in a search engine. The entry did not yield any information. The screen, with the search result, had a header. The ad promoted a nursing home comparison service. If you close your anus with super glue, you will probably need a nursing home.

Spell check suggestions for this feature:
Yanar- canary, canard.
snopes- snipes, slopes, snores



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  1. mattilda bernstein sycamore said, on May 21, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    “If you close your anus with super glue, you will probably need a nursing home.”

    Oh, no!

    But thanks for this analysis…

    Love –

    • chamblee54 said, on May 21, 2009 at 6:13 pm

      Just putting the anal back in analysis.

  2. Kip Jansson said, on August 28, 2010 at 9:48 am

    I agree that it has some of the makings of an urban myth. It is about as easy to believe as stories about a pastor obsessed with yelling about feces eating (1) but hey, it’s an interesting world. Sometimes when it sounds too weird to be true, it still is.

    Other sources aside, I have a lot of faith in the Human Rights Watch (2). They have experience in separating facts from fiction and they cannot afford to exaggerate things or they would loose their credibility altogether. They refer to their own sources on the ground in Iraq, not just an obscure article in the Arabic press. I took some time to dig and found the HRW report that Amnesty Press was referring to dated August 2009 (3). It is _not_ pleasant reading material. Do a word search for “glue” in the pdf version.

    I’m not saying that this happens every day or even that this is the execution method of choice for the dedicated homicidal gay basher. It could even be that the reference to the use of laxatives has been added for effect somewhere. I do however believe that gay men are kidnapped, raped, tortured and killed in present day Iraq and that the glue method has been utilised more than once in these horrible, despicable acts* **.


    *) I do in no way mean to single out anyone here, I condemn all torture.

    **) Yep, I love footnotes :-D

    • chamblee54 said, on August 28, 2010 at 10:03 am

      Thanks for stopping by. It has been a while since that story ran the first time, and may be due an update.
      I have to wonder what effect the American invasion had on this type of activity. While Saddam was not a warm fuzzy guy, did this go on while he was in power?

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