Al-Shoura [Archives:2003/632/Press Review]

April 21 2003

13 April 2003
Main headlines:
– Yemeni students head for Damascus
– Aggression on Iraq continues
– America silent regarding the escape of ten of Cole suspects
– Hannan Ashrawi, Bahia al-Harriri in Sana'a
– National Baath party confirms taking part in elections
– In Hudeida, three candidates reused and pressure to enable the GPC's nominees

Abdulrahman Ahmed Abdah wrote an article saying that it seems that the time taken by the American tank to topple Saddam statue was longer than the time used by the resistance during the American invasion of Baghdad on the 20th of April that witnessed a dramatic collapse of the authority. The American soldier was moving in front of Palestine hotel in Baghdad as if he was moving in his own country while the sight of the Iraqis cheering up at the fall of Saddam statue made me feel as if they were an audience of a drama show. It has become evident that the fall of Saddam regime was surely because the Iraqi resistance would not have be useful without an Arab political support and without an escalating opposing international stand. On the 20th day of the war or before it the American forces were so obsessed with a hysterical state and as if they were ready to burn out the entire of Baghdad to achieve the goal of entering the city. That is why on the 20th day of the military campaign they attacked the journalists so that not to be witnesses on subsequent brutal massacres.