Tuesday, 6 May 2008
When did we become a terrorist target?
Not content with the carnage it has brought to Iraq and Afghanistan, the US government turned its attention last week to Somalia, where dozens of civilians - most of them women and children - were killed when US missiles struck the town of Dusamareebnorth. Half the town's population turned out to protest against the mass murder, which once again was a violation of international law. According to one report, 13-year-old Nour Ahmad spoke at the protest rally: "The US strike killed my brother, my sister and also wounded my grandmother. We are refugees and fled from Mogadishu. When did we become a terrorist target?"