Cluster bombs liberate Iraqi children
By Pepe Escobar, Asia
AMMAN - The horror. The horror.
And unlike Apocalypse Now, there are real, not fictional images to
prove it. But they won't be seen in Western homes. The new heart of
darkness has emerged in the turbulent history of Mesopotamia via the
Hilla massacre. After uninterrupted, furious American bombing on Monday
night and Tuesday morning, as of Wednesday night there were at least
61 dead Iraqi civilians and more than 450 seriously injured in the
region of Hilla, 80 kilometers south of Baghdad. Most are children:
60 percent of Iraq's population of roughly 24 million are children. (read
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