Colonial war repeated [Archives:2003/647/Letters to the Editor]

July 3 2003

Richard Viner
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This terrible war waged against Iraq was of course waged by the western governments so that they could get a foot hold on the oil. So what's new, Britain did the same thing in the 19th century when it invaded Yemen to gain control of Aden as a strategic port. Now in Iraq the invading forces are being killed as they were in Aden by the National Liberation Front and the Front For The Liberation of Occupied South Yemen in the 1960s. My point is I was a target having had a grenade thrown at me and a friend killed, so what do the occupying forces in Iraq expect, as occupiers I hope the same.