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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 03:16 PM
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Iraqi Red Crescent: US Is Biggest Humanitarian Threat...
'GENEVA -- Harassment from U.S. forces is a greater threat to the work of the Iraqi Red Crescent than insurgent attacks, a senior official of the Red Cross-linked humanitarian organization said yesterday.

"The main problem we are facing is the American forces more than the other forces," Dr. Jamal Al-Karbouli, vice-president of the Iraqi Red Crescent, told reporters in Geneva.

There was no immediate comment from the U.S.-led Multi-National Force in Iraq.

Al-Karbouli said some members of the force appeared not to realize that the society, which uses the Muslim red crescent symbol instead of the red cross, was still part of the international humanitarian movement and should be accorded the same rights under the Geneva Conventions on warfare.'

http://www.commondreams.org/headlines06/1216-05.htm
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QuestionAll... Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 03:25 PM
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1. not surprising at all. disgusting to the nth degree
but this is the way it has always worked for corporate america.
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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 09:37 PM
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2. i say end war profiteering...
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Monkey see Monkey Do Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-17-06 08:14 AM
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3. That might explain this: "Dozens kidnapped at Baghdad Red Crescent office"
Edited on Sun Dec-17-06 08:15 AM by Monkey see Monkey Do
Gunmen in police uniforms kidnapped dozens of people at a Baghdad branch of the Red Crescent on Sunday, the same day as Prime Minister Tony Blair arrived in the capital to meet Iraq's embattled leaders.

A Red Crescent official and witnesses said the gunmen stormed the office in central Karrada in pickup trucks, separated men from women and then took off with some 25 employees, visitors and private security guards.

Police said between 10 and 20 people were kidnapped.

"They took all the men, separated them from the women and left," a witness told Reuters.

(...)


http://today.reuters.co.uk/news/articlenews.aspx?type=t...

Just once it'd be nice for somebody to raise the possibility that the "gunmen in police uniforms" might actually be police.
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