Another latest assassination strike a drone attack
with Hellfire missile on the head of Iranian Quds Force
their asymmetrical war general in chief of special ops
demonstrates the U.S.(that is us) umbrella of targeted
killing how ubiquitous right at Baghdad Airport place
where U.S. Special operations had a torture center,
the place to and from which U.S. convoys ran gauntlet
of I.E.D.’s (improvised explosive devices)to get people
and things in and out of Iraq in deadly U.S. occupation
under which hundreds of thousands of Iraqis were killed
huge numbers of them children of course under the U.S.
set up and controlled government which is still heavily
dominated by actors who came into Iraq with the invasion
and seeing video of the car in which the Iranian general
master of strategy of asymmetrical warfare was incinerated
with at least 5 others (one official Iraqi military) whole vehicle
flaming hulk nothing left but ribs of body I finally realize
this is it the end of the 16 year Iraq War (since invasion)
but what comes next what has been going on since back
when Ronald Rayguns! Zap! promised missiles (and spare parts)
in return for the U.S. hostages in Tehran staying hostages
until the very minute of Ronnie’s inauguration and meanwhile
Iran could fight Saddam Hussein for 8 long years as the U.S.
(that is us) supported Saddam’s invasion of Iran with WMD
and intel simultaneous war in which that now burned alive
general of yes asymmetrical war survived gas attacks
with gas from U.S. military industrial complex and then
delivered with intelligence from same same same same-o.


James Van Looy has been a fixture in Boston’s poetry venues since the 1970s. He is a member of Cosmic Spelunker Theater and has run poetry workshops for Boston area homeless people at Pine Street Inn and St. Francis House since 1992. Van Looy leads the Labyrinth Creative Movement Workshop, which his Labyrinth titled poems are based on. His work appears weekly in Oddball Magazine.