Saturday, December 04, 2004

"I Keep Wondering If They'd Be Crazy Enough to Do It"

An excerpt from Baghdad Burning, the latest entry from a female blogger in Iraq:

The situation in Falloojeh is worse than anyone can possibly describe. It has turned into one of those cities you see in your darkest nightmares- broken streets strewn with corpses, crumbling houses and fallen mosques... The worst part is that for the last couple of weeks we've been hearing about the use of chemical weapons inside Falloojeh by the Americans. Today we heard that the delegation from the Iraqi Ministry of Health isn't being allowed into the city, for some reason.

I don't know about the chemical weapons. It's not that I think the American military is above the use of chemical weapons, it's just that I keep wondering if they'd be crazy enough to do it. I keep having flashbacks of that video they showed on tv, the mosque and all the corpses. There was one brief video that showed the same mosque a day before, strewn with many of the same bodies- but some of them were alive. In that video, there's this old man leaning against the wall and there was blood running out of his eyes- almost like he was crying tears of blood. What 'conventional' weaponry makes the eyes bleed? They say that a morgue in Baghdad has received the corpses of citizens in Falloojeh who have died under seemingly mysterious conditions.

1 Comments:

Blogger Maines said...

Fallujeh in Pictures has photos of the corpses in the streets. Current week's photos seem to be mostly injured US soldiers, but check some of the previous weeks, too. Warning: some of the photos not for the faint of heart. But this is what war looks like. All the more reason people should see them.

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