Al-Jamaheer [Archives:2003/629/Press Review]

March 31 2003

23 March 2003
Main headlines:
– The Baath party condemns the aggression, demands for declaring al-Jihad
– Tens of American soldiers get prisoners of war in the hands of Iraqi troops
– National alignment committee reaches an agreement
– Economists confirm more economic losses in Yemen

The newspaper's editorial says the individual decision taken by America and Britain of launching aggression on Iraq has represented a dangerous challenge to the international unanimity and disavow of the UN charter, in addition to provocation to feelings of the Arabs and Muslims. The Anglo-American decision of aggression is an indication of the course of the new world order. The brutal bombardment taking place against the Iraqi civilians and civil services utilities can be described as the moral collapse of the human's values and their rights and heralds a decline of human development. All peace-loving forces in the world must stand against it and the aggression is at all evens is directed against all the Arabs. For defending the state of competence Baghdad is representing now, the editorial call for:
– declaring the state of jihad and volunteering in support of the Iraqis,
– pushing the government to take official stands compatible with the volume of challenge and in line with the masses national orientation,
– boycotting all gods of the allies,
– pushing for severing political and diplomatic relations with America and Britain and their allies.