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Windy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:24 PM
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A report from Iraq from an Iraqi citizen!! disturbing....
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 10:25 PM by Windy
Baghdad Burning


... I'll meet you 'round the bend my friend, where hearts can heal and souls can mend...

Wednesday, April 07, 2004

Teapots and Kettles...
Now it seems we are almost literally reliving the first few days of occupation I woke up to the sound of explosions and gunfire last night and for one terrible moment I thought someone had warped me back a whole year and we would have to relive this last year of our life over and over again

We haven't sent the kids to school for 3 days. The atmosphere is charged and the day before yesterday, Baghdad was quiet and empty, almost the calm before the storm. The area of A'adhamiya in Baghdad is seeing street fighting: the resistance and Americans are fighting out in the streets and Al-Sadr city was bombed by the troops. They say that dozens were killed and others wounded. They're bringing them in to hospitals in the center of the city.

Falloojeh has been cut off from the rest of Iraq for the last three days. It's terrible. They've been bombing it constantly and there are dozens dead. Yesterday they said that the only functioning hospital in the city was hit by the Americans and there's no where to take the wounded except a meager clinic that can hold up to 10 patients at a time. There are over a hundred wounded and dying and there's nowhere to bury the dead because the Americans control the area surrounding the only graveyard in Falloojeh; the bodies are beginning to decompose in the April heat. The troops won't let anyone out of Falloojeh and they won't let anyone into it either- the people are going to go hungry in a matter of days because most of the fresh produce is brought from outside of the city. We've been trying to call a friend who lives there for three days and we can't contact him.

This is supposed to be 'retaliation' for what happened last week with the American contractors- if they were indeed contractors. Whoever they were, it was gruesome and wrong I feel for their families. Was I surprised? Hardly. This is an occupation and for those of you nave enough to actually believe Chalabi and the Bush administration when they said the troops were going to be 'greeted with flowers and candy' then I can only wish that God will, in the future, grant you wisdom.

This is crazy. This is supposed to be punishment for violence but it's only going to result in more bloodshed on both sides people are outraged everywhere- Sunnis and Shi'a alike. This constant bombing is only going to make things worse for everyone. Why do Americans think that people in Baghdad or the south or north arent going care what happens in Falloojeh or Ramadi or Nassriyah or Najaf? Would Americans in New York disregard bombing and killing in California?

More at http://riverbendblog.blogspot.com/
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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:30 PM
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1. Jeez, from the lack of news today on the fighting I thought everybody
had kissed and made up.

We, as Americans need and deserve to know what's going on right now.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:35 PM
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2. BushCo doesn't think Iraqis are real people, not like us.
Of course, BushCo doesn't think most of us are real people, not like them.

I'm neither Iraqi nor Muslim, god knows. But I read that, and I hear the voice of someone just like me.

This war is wrong, wrong, wrong.
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Windy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:41 PM
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3. forward the link!!
send it to everyone you know that is for the war!
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