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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 04:58 PM
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U.S. forbids humanitarian relief convoy to enter Fallujah
http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20041114/ts...

FALLUJA, Iraq (Reuters) - An Iraqi Red Crescent aid convoy waiting at the edge of Falluja will not be allowed to enter the city center on Sunday, a U.S. Marine officer said.

They will not be allowed to cross the bridge today," Captain Adam Collier told Reuters at Falluja hospital, where the convoy is waiting to cross the Euphrates river into the main part of the embattled Iraqi city. He cited security reasons.

The Iraqi Red Crescent sent seven trucks and ambulances to Falluja on Saturday, hoping to get food, blankets, water purification tables and medicine to hundreds of families trapped inside the city during the past six days of fighting....

Those trapped inside the city, whose population was put at about 300,000 before the offensive but has fallen to around 60,000 according to some estimates, say they are reaching a point of desperation.

"Our situation is very hard," said one resident contacted by telephone in the central Hay al-Dubat neighborhood. "We don't have food or water. My seven children all have severe diarrhea. "One of my sons was wounded by shrapnel last night and he's bleeding, but I can't do anything to help him," he told Reuters.

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louis-t Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 05:02 PM
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1. Maybe if residents swear allegiance to *
Edited on Sun Nov-14-04 05:02 PM by louis-t
they'll let the trucks through.
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peacetalksforall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 05:24 PM
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4. or if they convert...
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DELUSIONAL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 05:05 PM
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2. If we peek into another forum in the DU cellar -- there's
probably another article with a similar headline -- place names changed and name of army changed -- what is the same is that the real innocence ones of these wars are the children.

Bombs, torture, deprive them of medical aid and food and water -- in another time and place -- these would be war crimes. In fact the "good" side -- the winning side was busy hanging the war criminals 50 years ago. All of this news is making me ill -- and there is nothing that I can do -- their side counts the votes. (BUT would Kerry do anything differently? He wasn't exactly anti-war -- THIS was is what bothered me about Kerry.)

Absolute power corrupts absolutely. Whatever. . . .

The whole world is going to have to come together and put economic pressure on the bush mafia -- and not allow him to attend International meetings -- as a starter.
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ClintonTyree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 05:13 PM
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3. They won't have to put any pressure on......................
he's destroying our economy quite nicely by himself. No need for outside interference.
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