This blog has drifted a long way from its initial intent ... but the situation requires it.
How is it that the "coalition of the willing" have funds to destroy, but not to protect? If a water plant were selected as a target, millions would be spent in its destruction (Remember: a single plain vanilla cruise missile is US$1M ... a fancy one can be half again as much), but resources aren't allocated to safeguard it as significant humanitarian infrastructure, precisely the reason it wasn't bombed. Very astute accounting, it seems to me ... someone profits from re-fitting the facilities, and nobody pays to destroy them!
Somebody's going to pay for this! ... yes, the victims.
Latest Reports on "The Iraq Crisis" - UN Integrated Regional Information Network
* IRAQ: Iranians in the south become IDPs
* IRAQ: WHO confirms cholera outbreak
* IRAQ: Struggle to restore basic services
* IRAQ: Reviving the food distribution system
* IRAQ: Diarrhoea still a huge problem for capital's children
* IRAQ: UN and NGOs voice security concerns
* IRAQ: Looted medicines hampering health care
* IRAQ: Focus on internal displacment in the north
* IRAQ: Raw sewage threatening health and livelihoods