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GRIS, IS A PRODUCT
INDIO GRIS Nº 151
Chief Inspector of the UN
Hans Blix, 75, lawyer, was in charge of inspecting if there were weapons
of mass destruction in Iraq. Now he believes that finding those weapons is a
question relegated by the US. And he shows concern by attitudes such as the
North Korean, which says that if the inspectors are allowed to go in, as in
Iraq, it will end up being attacked.
"US got impatient
are evidences that the conflict
supposed purchase of
A US tank killed José Couso
massacres of Al Shaab, Al Shoala or Al Mansur question the US clean
war in Iraq. The wounded civilians who are arriving every five minutes to
the Ibn Nafis or Al kindi hospitals, too. The journalists have become
annoying witnesses for Washington. The message was delivered by a missile shot
against the hotel where they were lodged. It hasn't been the first warning.
Their pressures for us to leave Baghdad reinforce that thesis.
the bombardments started a spoke man from the Pentagon met with the heads of the
great America media enterprises. He showed them a satellite image of the press
centre in Baghdad and told them: "Get your boys out of there in a week's
time. It is one of our objectives".
majority of TV networks took away their equipment and shifted to working with
collaborators. CNN, Reuters and other big audio-visual media tried to negotiate
an authorisation to move their antennas to another place. The Iraqi authorities
the war already going on, the American forces fulfilled the warning. A missile
destroyed the premises of the Iraqi Official News Agency (INA), in the tenth
floor of the building where the press centre was. It was the signal. The Iraqi
moved their offices to the Palestine Hotel, the only one authorised thereafter
for journalists. A few hours later, another missile finished off the already
empty building of the Ministry of Information. Besides they bombarded on various
occasions the nearby TV premise.
"They also attacked the television in Belgrade", Ioannis Diakogiannis, special envoy of the Greek journal Ta Nea , recalled. The American ambassador in Athens, Thomas Miller, has put pressure on the Greek authorities for them to withdraw their journalists. In the height of the crisis, some media directors even telephoned the families of their journalists so that they would convince them to return.
An extinguishing animal cloned
innocents come to ask
innocent and the murderers look alike
Today we can't any longer.
thank El País newspaper for the second time in our journalism career, for
the material used in this issue.