21st December 17:53
Dead Grannies in Baghdad Sewers: CNN
Dead Grannies In Sewers.
By CNNs Special Correspondent Jane Araf in Baghdad.
16 Oct 2003
Another day in Iraq, another dead grannny floats inelegantly along the open
sewers beside the headquarters of the invading occupiers.
I walk along the streets to buy the ugliest shirt I can find for my live
link-up with CNN Asia while dodging bullets fired by so-called 'liberators'
at children playing in the street.
Everywhere the stench of death, the deserted streets and closed shops tell a
tale of defiance. The whole population of Baghdad have gone to a
demonstration to tell the Coalition that they are worse than Saddam. The
only people I can see are the bodies of brave Iraqi resistors hanging from
the lamposts where the US troops left them.
Over 80% of Iraqis were murdered in the first two hours of an unjust war and
the blood-stained hands of George Bush leave fingerprints on every bullet
prised from the bodies of Iraqi children by doctors working in candlelight
using rats in treadmills to generate the electricity for major heart-bypass
Everywhere the Mosques are full of Muslims praying "We love you our dear
father Saddam, with our life and with our honour we want the evil oppressors
to leave our land."
In the South the Harbours are choked with up to two thousand American Oil
tankers stealing Iraqi oil and shipping it back to the US.
While millions of people die in Iraq every week from starvation I feel a
twinge of conscience as I tuck into my dinner back at the hotel. There has
never been or never will be a more cruel invasion. Every Iraqi hates the US
and Britain. Nobody is pleased with so-called liberation which is just
another name for plunder.
Jane Araf Baghdad,
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