Obviously the trees were guilty

by Suw on October 14, 2003

Via Electrolite.

It seems that American troops have hit a new low in the invasion of Iraq. Not content with killing civilians (and allies, come to mention it) and wrecking infrastructure, they've now taken to destroying the Iraqis' livelihoods by tearing down groves of orange and lemon trees and date palms, according to The Independent.

I've got most of my Iraq news via the internet, it has to be said. I don't really trust the BBC, Sky or CNN, and Fox… well, they are risible in their towing the W line. Many of the stories I've read online have made me sick to the stomach but this cruel and disgraceful act is all the more sickening because it is destroying the very thing that the American and British troops were supposed to be 'liberating'.

Go over to Electrolite and read the comments there, because there are some very interesting bits about the illegality of this act (it breaches the Geneva Convention) and its parallels with Israeli behaviour towards Palestine, as well as some essential links.

I can't imagine that my new 'warblogging' category will get much use – I'm not the best informed of people. But that doesn't mean I don't have some very strong opinions about what's being done.

Lindsay Hawkins October 14, 2003 at 3:21 pm

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Suw October 14, 2003 at 5:47 pm

Thank you kindly Lindsay! Glad you're enjoying it!

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