Bloody chaos

April 8th, 2003 – 8:58 pm
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“They lay in lines, the car salesman who’d just lost his eye but whose feet were still dribbling blood, the motorcyclist who was shot by American troops near the Rashid Hotel, the 50-year-old female civil servant, her long dark hair spread over the towel she was lying on, her face, breasts, thighs, arms and feet pock-marked with shrapnel from an American cluster bomb. For the civilians of Baghdad, this is the real, immoral face of war, the direct result of America’s clever little ‘probing missions’ into Baghdad.”

So begins a disturbing piece [via antiwar.com] by Robert Fisk. Despite what the U.S. media outlets would have you believe, the war on Iraq involves killing and injuring a lot of innocent civilians, especially now that the fighting has reached Baghdad. The hospitals are overcrowded and short on supplies, thanks in part to the years of sanctions, and the people who we are supposed to be “liberating” end up going there to die.

Read the more of the gruesome truth about Iraqi civilians caught in the war here [via antiwar.com] and here.

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