Moroccan press slams carnage of Iraqi civilians
Morocco-Iraq, Politics, 4/3/2003
The Moroccan press denounced on Wednesday the "massacre" of Iraqi civilians by US and British bombs and slammed the "spectacle" of humanitarian suffering, genocide and scorched earth policies.
Le Matin du Sahara et du Maghreb (pro-government) wrote there is a new turning point at the 14th day of the conflict: in addition to the targeted bombing and confrontations, there is now a spectacle of amputated civilian victims, wrecked houses and bunches of men and women with bundles on the head.
The US-British coalition opted for the intensification of civilian massacres to discourage Iraqis because they are exasperated at the big failure of their invasion strategy, their growing political isolation and the American militaries' criticism of their defense secretary, commented Assahra Al Maghribiya, another pro-government paper.
Al Alam daily of the Istiqlal Party (PI, in government) opines that the United States and Great Britain apply the scorched land policy on infrastructures, habitations, telecommunication centers and neighborhoods that are destroyed "in the sole objective to subdue the Iraqi people, occupy the country and control oil wealth."
"The shooting down of women and children in Najaf by coalition soldiers proves that the US is not concerned at all by human rights violations," says Aujourd'hui le Maroc, an independent daily.
"The world is confronting a religious folly, only this time on the American way," warned Maroc Ouest (independent).
Alluding to the harassment of correspondents of some Arab TV channels, Attajdid (of the opposition Islamist PJD party) said the aggressors and several pro-American countries are not satisfied with muzzling media and violating press liberties inside their borders, but they are applying it on other peoples.
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