Moroccan newspapers deplore increasing number of victims among Iraqi civilians
Morocco-Iraq, Politics, 3/28/2003
The growing number of civilians killed in the American-British shelling of popular neighborhoods in Iraq was denounced this Thursday by Moroccan dailies that point out to the media war between the belligerents.
Lethal raids on a popular neighborhood in Baghdad, USA shoots civilians, Baghdad weeps the dead, Carnage, Surgical massacres and Media War made the headlines of Moroccan newspapers that summed up the situation in Iraq one week after the start of war.
"Bush is currently launching war against innocent civilians after his forces faced fierce resistance from Iraqi fighters," comments Aujourd'hui le Maroc, noting that the tragic course of events proved right the French and German heads of state who opposed war.
"The ideological blindness and the messianic drift prevented Bush from seeing the consequences of his operation," states the daily.
The same reality is stressed in Al Ittihad Al Ichtiraki that says "Coalition raids have transformed markets, streets houses and Baghdad TV offices into blood baths," adding "the coalition is extremely disappointed with the fact that events are not taking the course they wanted."
"This war that uses the most advanced mass destruction weapons is only causing catastrophes and the misery of unarmed civilians," said Al Alam.
In addition to developments on the front, newspapers also raised the issue of the media war fought between the two belligerents.
Several commentators opine that the progress of Arab news channels is providing a counter-checking to American military statements, mostly untrue.
"Arab news channels are revealing the real side of this aggression especially the heroic resistance of the Iraqi people," says Al Bayane which points out that the Western public opinion which is at the mercy of the American propaganda can currently check the reliability of American statements."
"Manipulation, dis-information and propaganda are widespread, because they are part of the game and will surely have an impact on the course of events," says the regional daily Maroc Ouest.
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