quarta-feira, 19 de julho de 2006

Saddam, o anti-iraniano

"Toppled Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein has issued a warning to the Syrian leadership 'not to go too far in its alliance with Iran,' blaming Tehran for the current flare-up of violence in the Middle East, the head of Saddam's defence team claimed Tuesday.

'The president told us that the Syrian leadership should not go too far in its alliance with Iran, because the Persians harbour bad intentions for all Arabs and aspire to see them vanquished,' he said.

'The Israeli aggression on Lebanon and the Palestinians is a natural result for what happened to Iraq with Iranian backing,' Saddam reportedly said, alluding to the US-led invasion of Iraq that resulted in the ouster of his regime in April 2003.

'Therefore, I do not exclude other Arab countries becoming the victim of US-backed Israeli attacks that serve Iranian objectives in the region,' he added.

Syria, which belonged to a rival wing of the Arab Baathist Party then ruling in Baghdad, supported Persian Iran against Arab Iraq in the 1980-88 war.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad last week warned that 'heavy casualties' would be inflicted on Israel if Syria was attacked.

'I am convinced that the Iranian and US agendas have met in Iraq and elsewhere in the Arab world and Arabs are now placed between the US-Israeli hammer and the Iranian anvil,' Duleimi quoted Saddam as saying. "

E pelo menos, no seu tempo, creio que não era assim (se descontarmos os mortos na sua luta contra o Irão e contra os separatistas internos):

14,000 Iraqis killed in 2006 (6000 in May and June)

For women:

“In some Baghdad neighborhoods, women are now prevented from going to the markets alone. In other cases, women have been warned not to drive cars or have faced harassment if they wear trousers. Women have also reported that wearing a headscarf is becoming not a matter of religious choice but one of survival in many parts of Iraq, a fact which is particularly resented by non-Muslim women.”

For people trying to beat the heat:

“On 28 May, an Iraqi tennis coach and two of his players were shot dead in Baghdad allegedly because they were wearing shorts. “

For busy healthcare workers:

“Health care providers face difficulties in carrying out their work because of the limited supply of electricity and growing number of patients due to the increase in violence,” the report says.

The full report is found here."

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