sábado, julho 02, 2005
A maior parte dos insurgentes suicidas não são iraquianos. São muçulmanos sunitas oriundos da Síria, da Arábia Saudita, do Irão, e recentemente do Norte de África (Algéria, Tunísia, Marrocos). Apesar dos insurgentes iraquianos serem responsáveis por cerca de 80% dos ataques às forças da coligação e polícia iraquiana, são os insurgentes estrangeiros com os seus ataques suicidas, que recebem grande parte da atenção por parte dos media. Os seus ataques são mais destrutivos e sanguinários e têm como único objectivo manter o caos no país. Fonte.
E.U.A e o Irão
A vice-presidente iraniana (Massoumeh Ebtekar), também participou na crise dos reféns americanos, em 1979. Foi a porta voz e intérprete do movimento radical estudantil. CNN.
She once told an ABC News reporter that she could imagine being provoked into killing the hostages.
"Yes," she said. "When I've seen an American gun being lifted up and killing my brothers and sisters in the streets, of course."
PRESIDENT BUSH: We?ll make some more commitments. First of all, the way I like to describe our relationship with Africa is one of partnership. That?s different than a relationship of cheque-writer.
In other words, partnership means that we?ve got obligations and so do the people we are trying to help . . . we have a partnership when it comes to African growth and opportunity. When you really think about how to get wealth distributed, aid is one way but it doesn?t compare to trade and commerce. And we?ve opened up markets and we?re beginning to see a payoff, more commerce.
Americans want to deal with poverty and hunger. Disease. But they don?t want their money spent on governments that do not focus attention on health, education, markets, anti-corruption devices. I can?t, in good faith, say, let?s continue to be generous but I can?t guarantee the money is being spent properly. It?s just not good stewardship of our own money, nor is it effective in helping people. Our approach, as well, has been when we see disaster, let?s move in to help people . . . I mean, I could proudly proclaim at the G8 that the US feeds more of the hungry than any nation in the world.