Creando democracias estables

Llegan nuevas noticias de escenas de muerte y destrucción en la ciudad iraquí de Fallujah. Un reportero de Associated Press, que se encontraba en la ciudad, relata sus problemas para huir de Fallujah sin morir a manos de las tropas estadounidenses ([“The Guardian”:http://www.mickeyz.net/news?URL=http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4614717,00.html]):

“Destruction was everywhere. I saw people lying dead in the streets, wounded were bleeding and there was no one to come and help them. Even the civilians who stayed in Fallujah were too afraid to go out. There was no medicine, water, no electricity nor food for days… U.S. soldiers began to open fire on the houses, so I decided that it was very dangerous to stay in my house…
I decided to swim … but I changed my mind after seeing U.S. helicopters firing on and killing people who tried to cross the river.”

También son impresionantes las declaraciones de un médico que consiguió escapar de la ciudad vivo ([“Concord Monitor”:http://www.mickeyz.net/news?URL=http://snipurl.com/anmu]) :

“We were kicked out by the (Iraqi National Guard); even the Americans weren’t as harsh as them… They were roughing up patients and tying up the doctors, hitting them in some instances… They stole whatever valuables they could get their hands on, including money and cell phones. This is unacceptable. How could they do this against their own people?
I saw the injured people on the street, covered in blood, staggering, screaming, shouting, ‘Help me! Help me!’ but we could not get out and help them because we would be killed.

–Enlaces obtenidos de “[“Information Clearing House”:http://www.mickeyz.net/news?URL=http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/]”.–
Por otra parte, Dahr Jamail sigue con su serie de artículos desde Bagdad “[“Dogs Eating Bodies in the Streets of Fallujah”:http://dahrjamailiraq.com/weblog/archives/dispatches/000120.php]”:

“The military stopped the Red Crescent at the gates of the city and are not allowing them in. They allowed some bodies to be buried, but others are being eaten by dogs and cats in the streets, as reported by refugees just out of the city, as well as residents still trapped there. The military said it saw no need for the IRC to deliver aid to people inside Fallujah because it did not think any civilians were still inside the city.
Contradicting this claim, along with virtually every aid work, refugee, and resident of Fallujah was US Marine Col. Mike Shupp who said, “There is no need to bring [Red Crescent] supplies in because we have supplies of our own for the people.”…
Asma Khamis al-Muhannadi, a doctor who witnessed the US and Iraqi National Guard raid the general hospital said, “We were tied up and beaten despite being unarmed and having only our medical instruments.” “I was with a woman in labor,” she said, “The umbilical cord had not yet been cut. At that time, a US soldier shouted at one of the (Iraqi) national guards to arrest me and tie my hands while I was helping the mother to deliver. I will never forget this incident in my life.”

Interesante forma de crear una democracia, de potenciar las libertades, y de hacer olvidar las tiránicas prácticas de exterminio de Saddam. Y quedan cuatro años más con esta política. Creo que van a ser suficientes para conseguir una guerra total en Oriente Medio. ¿Será lo que buscan?

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  1. Lo que buscan? Pues con Rice en exteriores desde luego es lo que van a conseguir. Es espantoso tener que asistir perplejos pero impotentes a una masacre que dura ya casi 2 años. Así no se democratiza nada, donde no hay paz no puede haber democracia, y tantas muertes sólo fomentan odio y dolor entre los pobres iraquíes que ven cómo sus vidas y ciudades se derrumban al antojo de Bush; no me extraña que haya resistencia, si alguien viniera a mi casa y matara a mi familia yo también me defendería….y ellos me llamarían terrorista…
    Por cierto, el ataque a faluya creo que fue para capturar a no se qué lider terrorista que apareció ayer en una cinta de video o algo así…qué éxito de operación! Menos mal que solo han destrozado una ciudad, exiliado al 80% de su población y exterminado al resto…ole!

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