Sun. Jul 14th, 2024

Troops of the most powerful nation on the planet are besieging cities in one of the most damaged countries and killing its civilians.

The US military tell us that they are only targeting Iraqi or foreign fighters, yet the hospitals fill up with ordinary people, many of whom are children.

What you see here is an image lifted from Al Jazeera showing a two-year old child who has died from gunshot wounds. This is the reality of the US occupation of Iraq.

In the name of freedom and security US soldiers are on a killing spree. These are war crimes and atrocities and they are perpetrated while barely a word of protest in the world.

There are no mass protests, no words of condemnation from the leaders of countries. The UN pussyfoots around mindful of US contributions to its coffers. The Iraqi people are utterly alone.

I am sitting here with music on, drinking wine. Life goes on. We are all complicit.

By chris page

Magazine editor, writer of fiction and non-fiction; exile; cat person; red wine for blood and cheese in his soul. Chris Page is the author of the novels Weed, Sanctioned, Another Perfect Day in ****ing Paradise, King of the Undies World, and The Underpants Tree. He is also a freelance journalist, copywriter, editor, cartoonist, illustrator, graphic designer, and consultant in the use and abuse of false moustaches (don’t wear them — you’re welcome — the invoice is in the mail).

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