Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Reasons for Buhriz

Commentators point out that the Buhriz killings occurred in October 2004, so obviously can't be related to American collective punishment meted out to people of the area in revenge for a recent attack on Americans. Therefore, my suspicion that the attack was in revenge for a specific previous attack can't be right, and it is more likely just part of the ongoing American campaign of collective punishment against areas, like Falluja, which resist the occupation. In fact, it is possible that the recent attack against the Americans was just part of the escalation of violence which started with the massacre in Buhriz.