October 13, 2003

Before & After...

"A dozen years after Saddam Hussein ordered the vast marshes of southeastern Iraq drained, transforming idyllic wetlands into a barren moonscape to eliminate a hiding place for Shiite Muslim political opponents ..."

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"US soldiers driving bulldozers, with jazz blaring from loudspeakers, have uprooted ancient groves of date palms as well as orange and lemon trees in central Iraq as part of a new policy of collective punishment of farmers who do not give information about guerrillas attacking US troops."

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Posted by Pedram at October 13, 2003 11:05 PM
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It's almost as if they have made no effort at all to realize how the local customs work.

Posted by: asad at October 14, 2003 08:14 AM