Thursday, November 7, 2002 FULL SHOW | HEADLINES | NEXT: A Democracy Now! Exclusive Interview with a Pakistani...
2002-11-07

Iraq Journal: As the United Nations Security Council Prepares to Ok the New U.S.-Drafted Iraq Resolution, Citizens in Basra Prepare for the Worst

DONATE →
This is viewer supported news

If and when the US decides to carry out a massiveattack on Iraq, the southern port city of Basra willbe one of the major frontlines. In many ways italready is. Basra lies within the so-called no flyzones imposed by the US and Britain and the peoplelive under regular US bombing. George W Bush touts theShi’ites of the south as potential U.S. allies in afuture U.S. attack, but it is this area of the countrythat has suffered the most from US policy. Basra hasbeen one of the most fought-over territories in theworld and was at the frontlines of both the Iran-Iraqwar and the Gulf War. Once again its citizens arebracing for the worst. Democracy Now! correspondentJeremy Scahill and filmmaker Jacquie Soohen filed thisreport in the latest installment of Democracy Now!’sexclusive Iraq Journal.

Related link:

Recent Shows More

Full News Hour

Stories

    2014-0730_siegman1
    "A Slaughter of Innocents": Henry Siegman, a Venerable Jewish Voice for Peace, on Gaza
    Today, a special with Henry Siegman, the former executive director of the American Jewish Congress, long described as one of the nation’s "big three" Jewish organizations along with the American Jewish Committee and the Anti-Defamation League. Henry Siegman was born in 1930 in Frankfurt, Germany. Three years later, the Nazis came to power. After fleeing Nazi troops in Belgium, his family eventually moved to the United States. His father was a leader of the European Zionist movement, pushing for the creation of a Jewish state. In...

Headlines

    There are no headlines for this date.


Creative Commons License The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.