Surely they don't dislike us!
Posted by aogMonday, 28 June 2004 at 22:25 TrackBack Ping URL

According to the BBC, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is concerned that

the growing trend for military operations to be presented as humanitarian is making aid work more dangerous.

The theory of the ICRC is that the Caliphascists are getting confused about the difference between “neutral” aid workers and Western troops. This is theory is used to explain why the ICRC office in Baghdad was bombed. It seems to have escaped the notice of the ICRC that the UN got bombed as well, and it can hardly be counted as an ally of the West. All of the other indiscrimate violence targetting civilians is to be expected but attacking the Red Cross — that can only because of this NGO / military confusion in the minds of the bombers. Frankly, even I have a higher opinion of the mental capabilites of the Caliphascists than that.