Originally posted by RedOctober90
But it doesen't make it right, I feel sorry for the Iraqis taking this punishment on a daily basis... most Americans could care less.. just going to
the daily luxurious life of a home, food, water, a movie theater, living a decent standard of living while these guys are being slaughtered, tortured,
rendered jobless. Things that didn't happen on a massive scale before the U.S. invasion.
What color is the sky in your world? RED?
Iraqi dissent, government reprisals, censorship, propaganda
09:22 PM +1000, Mar 18 2003
Guardian says Iraqi soldiers are rounding up Kurds in Kirkuk, preparing for a potential uprising. Kurds say they welcome a war, as the prospect of
living with Saddam's government is far worse.
Over the past four days nearly 2,000 refugees have streamed out of Kirkuk, bringing few possessions, but laden with stories of searches, arrests and
Iraqi soldiers are getting ready for street fighting, refugees say. "Sandbags have been placed on the roofs of schools and hospitals. The city is
under curfew. You can't walk 100 metres without passing a new military outpost," said Saba Jebar, 27, who fled Kirkuk two days ago. "Everybody is
scared. We are not afraid of war. We are afraid of Saddam."
President Saddam, meanwhile, has moved Arab settlers into the Kirkuk area and enforced a so-called nationality "correction campaign" in which Kurds
have been forced to adopt Arab names or risk losing their homes. Many have been expelled anyway. Now, though, Kirkuk's Arab settlers are terrified,
too, fearful that when the city falls they will be the object of reprisals.
- Guardian, Kurds flee as secret police step up arrests.
Meanwhile, in Iraq proper, government troops are carrying out summary executions and torture in an attempt to quash dissent.
RedOctober..............where do you live?