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

April 21 2003

14 April 2003
Main headlines:
– New details on escape of ''Cole'' detainees from prison
– Woman Forum holds the government responsible for poverty
– Aden Oil Company sells Hajeef installations
– Violations before the elections supreme committee

Columnist Ali Hassan al-Huraibi writes that the freedom of chaos governs the occupied Iraqi cities. Since the fall of the regime and despite presence of the American and British troops the grip of chaos is the governing force under the intentional security vacuum. Scenes of looting and destruction seen on satellite channels is a kind of chaotic freedom which makes us wonder if this is he freedom the American said they wanted for the Iraqis. The invading power may reduce its military presence and may work for forming a puppet government and installation of another Karzai. The Iraqi national forces may in return form a resistance to this presence and may take various forms; armed and political receiving support from here and there, making the situations unstable and threatening the American presence on the Mesopotamia. It is apparent that the Americans, so far, do not want to give the United Nations the major role for the normalization of the situations and supervision on reconstruction. Thus it becomes confirmed the American insistence on its refusal to give any role to the United Nations unless that role gives a legitimate cover to its occupation of Iraq.