Monday, August 20, 2007

More good news from Iraq

Not really.

Survivors of bombs left to die in rubble
Official says there are insufficient resources to uncover survivors of Iraq's worst ever suicide attacks last Tuesday

A SENIOR official in the Iraqi region that suffered the country’s worst suicide attacks suggested this weekend that any remaining survivors trapped beneath rubble would be left to die.

Colonel Najim Abdullah, the governor of Tal Afar, said there were insufficient resources to continue searching for people among the ruins of Qahtaniya and Adnaniya, two villages devastated by multiple truck bombings last Tuesday.

Up to 200 people are still thought to be unaccounted for, taking the death toll past 500. The victims were mainly members of the Yazidi minority sect, which has made its home around the Sinjar mountains, close to the border with Syria.

“We do not have the real potential to tackle the problem,” said Abdullah. “If we are not even able to provide residents with ration cards, how can we save them now under the rubble?”

I have nothing to add to this post, just to point out that you should click through to the story and perhaps you will see the gruesomely appropriate Netflix ad that I just saw.

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