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A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press.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).

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Winning Hearts and Minds

Surely, this has never been a consideration of the US military or the US Department of Defense (Via the New York Times):

"American helicopters and warplanes attacked a Shiite area on the outskirts of northern Baghdad late Friday and early Saturday, killing at least 15 people and wounding 10, according to an official at the Iraqi Interior Ministry who said some of the casualties were women and children...."

"Another resident, Abu Raghad, said American helicopters attacked residents who tried to flee north. 'I saw an American helicopter shoot three missiles targeting people who tried to leave'..."

[Of course, the US always attacks in the middle of the night...]

"American and Iraqi forces raided the Umm al-Qura Sunni mosque complex in Baghdad..."

Meanwhile, in the client state of Ethiopia (what patsies they are):

"The Ethiopian government is blockading emergency food aid and choking off trade to large swaths of a remote region in the eastern part of the country that is home to a rebel force, putting hundreds of thousands of people at risk of starvation..."

And then, the great minds of Washington wonder why the Iranians are hell-bent on acquiring nukes....


Post a Comment

<< Home