Tuesday, October 24, 2006


USA Today reported, “The news from Iraq is going from bad to worse…Violence among rival religious sects is eclipsing the insurgency and pushing Iraq toward all-out civil war.” [USA Today, 10/19/06]

Top UN Humanitarian Official Says Violence In Iraq is “Totally Out of Control.” “The violence inside Iraq has ‘spiralled totally out of control,’ the United Nations' top humanitarian official said today as he appealed to the country's religious, ethnic and other community leaders to do much more to try to stop the killings and massive displacement of people. At least 315,000 people have fled their homes in the past seven or eight months, driven by military operations or sectarian violence that has escalated since a key Shiite shrine in Samarra was bombed in February, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Jan Egeland told a press
briefing in Geneva.” [States News Service, 10/11/06]

UN Secretary General Asserted That Iraq Could Slide Into Full-Fledged Civil War. U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan asserted that Iraq is in danger of sliding into full-scale civil war. [St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Missouri), 9/28/06]

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