The occupation continues

June 20th, 2004 – 12:51 pm
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Juan Cole is dead on with his comments about Saturday’s airstrike on a residential neighborhood in Fallujah:

I don’t mean to be a killjoy, but for an Occupying Power to drop bombs on residential neighborhoods is a war crime. The three women and five children killed are not “collateral damage.” They are human beings. They were killed by the United States. There are no such things as “precision strikes” in residential neighborhoods. Bombs not only throw off shrapnel themselves, they create lots of deadly flying debris, including flying glass from broken windows, that can kill and maim. Dropping bombs on an tank corps assembled in the desert and intending to do harm is one thing. Dropping bombs on a residential district is another.

There’s also an excellent interview with him over at the Asian Times, where he offers lots of insight into the current situation in Iraq. The AT interview asks questions you’d never see coming from the American press, and it’s a must read if you care at all about what’s going on over there.

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