Yon has the goods - name, photos, video, and has given the rest of the
MSN permission to reuse all of it free of charge.
the msn yawns. not part of the narrative, so, not news.
On 7/11/07, Steve Landess <sjl_abc@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Thyestean feast?
> [Victor Davis Hanson]
> Greek mythology often encapsulated an entire culture's worst fears and
> depravities-and over centuries of story-telling became ever more complex and
> layered and bizarre.
> But what is strange about reading Michael Yon's graphic descriptions from
> Iraq is that al Qaeda (or its kindred) seems almost in a single generation
> to be outdoing a millennium of savagery present in Greek history and myth.
> You have to go to Thucydides's Mycalessus to find a parallel of wiping out
> even the animals of a small village.
> On Friday, Yon reported that al Qaeda served up a son for dinner to his own
> family- a barbarism reminiscent of Atreus (hence the "curse" on the House
> of Atreus) cooking (sans feet and hands) and then serving his twin brother's
> sons to their unsuspecting father Thyestes.
> So Yon reports a revolting modern-day Thysestean feast...
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