Monday, November 15, 2004

Fallujah ... we have been here before

see this History Lesson by Rashid Khalidi for some rather unsettling facts about the city which was the centre of the Iraqi revolt against Britain in 1920. It was subdued with a massive (for the times) use of air power. Khalidi's point ..."Fallujah ... embodies the interrelated tribal, religious and national aspects of Iraq’s history. The Bush administration is not creating the world anew in the Middle East. It is waging a war in a place where history really matters."

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