Margaret Griffis (Antiwar.com) notes the deadliest claimed nine lives.
But while everyone focused on Baghdad, Nouri skated free yet again.
National Iraqi News Agency reports, "A medical source said on Saturday that /20/ civilians were killed and wounded because of the bombing of neighborhoods in Fallujah. The source told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / that the neighborhoods of the Golan , al-Neizah , Nazal and al-Senaai came under bombardment that led to the killing of / 7 / civilians and wounding / 13 / others including four women were taken to hospital for treatment."
These are War Crimes, ongoing War Crimes.
Nouri's been bombing civilian areas in Falluja since the start of the year and the toll keeps rising. Nouri would argue he's going after what he sees as 'terrorists' who are in Falluja.
Falluja is a densely populated city -- even now with so many having fled for safety.
You are not allowed to target civilians because somewhere in the city a terrorist/rebel/insurgent/militant/what-have-you may be.
When you target an entire population because of the chance that a person or persons may be in the area, the term is "collective punishment." Collective punishment is a War Crime, long recognized as one by the international community.
The US recognizes collective punishment as a War Crime.
So why have they allowed Nouri to continue bombing civilians?
"Help me!" whines the despot Nouri.
Barack Obama said political reconciliation had to happen in Iraq for US help.
It hasn't happened.
Nouri's bombing Sunni civilians and killing and wounding them.
Last week, he declared the Kurds to be terrorists.
(The with-us-or-against-us call of Bully Boy Bush was embraced by many with regards to terrorism meaning that accusing someone of harboring terrorists or enabling them is the same as accusing them of being terrorists themselves.)
And still the US fails to condemn Nouri.
And the press continues to hide what he's doing.
As do people who will scream if Palestinian civilians are killed in Israel but will remain silent on the killing of civilians by a government in Iraq.
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