Saturday, October 02, 2004

Some News Never Reaches Us

Sorting through some stuff I came across this quote in an issue of The Saudi Gazette I picked up in Morocco a few weeks ago. Riyadh Aabid, a Sadr City shopkeeper is speaking:
My two children couldn't sleep. I held both of them in my arms all night. They were trembling. The American bombs were so loud. Our message to the Americans is "Stop shooting into houses. Unarmed people live there."
Not likely to see that in an American paper, are you?

Here's a Guardian story including the same quote, as well as this one, also from Aabid:
We hated Saddam. But in the Saddam era we didn't have bullets being fired into our shops. The only gunfire was at wedding parties.

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