Monday, June 27, 2005

The reason for the Buhriz massacre

Dahr Jamail (or here), on Buhriz:

"People like Edelman don't want people to know what one of my sources in Baquba just told me today.

His email reads:

'Near the city of Buhrez, 5 kilometers south of Baquba, two Humvess of American soldiers were destroyed recently. American and Iraqi soldiers came to the city afterwards and cut all the phones, cut the water, cut medicine from arriving in the city and told them that until the people of the city bring the "terrorists" to them, the embargo will continue.'

The embargo has been in place now for one week now, and he continued:

'The Americans still won't anyone or any medicines and supplies into Buhrez, nor will they allow any people in or out. Even the Al-Sadr followers who organized some help for the people in the city (water, food, medicine) are not being allowed into the city. Even journalists cannot enter to publish the news, and the situation there is so bad. The Americans keep asking for the people in the city to bring them the persons who were in charge of destroying the two Humvees on the other side of the city, but of course the people in the city don't know who carried out the attack.'"


I suspect revenge for the attack on the American Hummers is the real reason behind the massacre in Buhriz.

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