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IRAQ: Looters

George Sassoon comments on the statement: "Many Iraqis are bitter at the US for failing to prevent the anarchy and looting that followed the bombing of Baghdad. Armed gangs still roam free in the Iraqi capital, museums and libraries have been plundered, and essential services remain patchy". George says: "Surely, in proper wars looters etc. used to be shot on sight. What would the Iraqis have said if this tactic had been adopted?" RH: One can guess from the reaction to the US killing of people trying to enter a school.

Ronald Hilton - 4/30/03