Empty Days

Thursday, April 01, 2004



From AP news (via AOL), follow-up to yesterday's incident:
In Fallujah, police retrieved the remains of the four slain Americans on Wednesday night, wrapped them in blankets, and gave them to U.S. forces, said Iraqi police officer Lt. Salah Abdullah.
...
Iraqi police manned roadside checkpoints in and around Fallujah, but no U.S. troops could be seen inside. Shops and schools were open.

Some residents vowed to repel any U.S. forces.

"We will not let any foreigner enter Fallujah,'' said Sameer Sami, 40.
"Yesterday's attack is proof of how much we hate the Americans.''
...
04/01/04 08:52 EST
Americans can't go into the city, that much is clear. I am sure they would if they could count on any sort of backing from locals - at least to get the bodies out. Rotten stuff. And if you're counting on any meaningful reporting as to what's really going on in that area, why and how it got so inaccessible all of a sudden - forget it, there is no information. The best I can gather is that the ongoing policies of the past few months contributed to radicalize that place to an unbelievable degree. Who is now controlling the minds in Fallujah?

We do not know.





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