"DAMN WHITE RACISTS, PROBABLY EVANGICAL CHRISTIANS!" EXCLAIMED FAILED ACTRESS AND TWITTER ACTIVIST ALYSSA MILANO TO THESE REPORTERS.
SHE WAS ADDRESSING THE CHILDREN RESCUED FROM A NEW MEXICO COMPOUND WHERE THEY WERE HELD BY TWO MEN.
INFORMED THAT IT WAS BELIEVED TO BE A MUSLIM COMPOUND AND THAT THE TWO MEN WERE LUCAS ALLEN MORTEN (AFRICAN-AMERICAN MALE) AND SIRAJ IBN WAHHAJ (MUSLIM), MILANO FLEW INTO A RAGE INSISTING, "WHITE CHRISTIANS! ONE AND ALL! DAMN DONALD TRUMP! THIS IS A FRAME UP! NO DOUBT RUSSIA WAS BEHIND THIS!"
FROM THE TCI WIRE:
This morning, Kevin Watkins (GUARDIAN) reports:
Rahaf, aged 10, from west Mosul in Iraq, can’t tell you what caused the war that left her an orphan, killed her friends and robbed her of her childhood. But she can give you a child’s-eye view of the collective trauma, grief and loss that weigh on children across her devastated city. “I wake up and I witness war every day. I don’t want to go through another war,” she says.
[. . .]
While aid agencies and the Iraqi government focus on rebuilding cities flattened by war, the psycho-social needs of thousands of children who suffered traumatic experiences are being sidelined.
[. . .]
Looking at the piles of stone and twisted girders that were once homes provides a glimpse of the terror experienced by civilians trapped by urban warfare. It is impossible to know how many were killed or wounded by snipers and car bombs. What is clear is that many children emerged from the military devastation, and the three years of Isis rule that preceded it, carrying deep psychological scars.
The scars won't be going away anytime soon. Nor has the war ended. The 'success' of Mosul and its 'liberation' is a joke.
This is life a year after the battle for Mosul, #Iraq.
Five harsh realities about life in Mosul today
1) 300,000 people still live in displacement camps
2) Mines and unexploded devices are a constant threat
3) The number of bodies buried under rubble are still unknown.
4) Tens of thousands of people depend on aid for survival.
5) Volunteers do their best to save their cultural heritage.
That's Mosul. What about Anbar Province? Arwa Ibrahim (ALJAZEERA) reports:
The about 100 residents of al-Khadra camp are among the 2.14 million Iraqis who have been displaced since January 2014, according to the UN's refugee agency, the UNHCR.
Inside the camp, which offers residents little more than shelter from the scorching summer heat, children run up and down its arid walkways and play in the sand between rows of neatly set tents.
As women hang their children's washed clothes to dry in the sun, while others cook meals on bunsen burners inside the tents that have housed them for years, there is no sign of this camp closing down any time soon.
As it gets close to 4 o'clock in the afternoon in Basra, right now the temperature is 113 degrees Fahrenheit.
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