Nur al-Cubicle

A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press. Daily timeline of events in Iraq as collected from stories and dispatches in the French and Italian media: Le Monde (Paris), Il Corriere della Sera (Milan), La Repubblica (Rome), L'Orient-Le Jour (Beirut) and occasionally from El Mundo (Madrid).

Friday, May 18, 2007

Another Day, Another War Crime

The BBC reports that US military has sealed off the town of Samarra, preventing the delivery food, medicine and fuel to the beleaguered predominantly Sunni city of 300,000, where infants and the elderly are dying.

The treatment appears to be collective punishment for a May 6th attack that killed 12 police. If it were a military necessity to seal off the city, the US should then supply the town itself. The fact that our military has given the residents people nothing at all and are turning away Red Crescent trucks is a war crime.

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