Sunday, April 27, 2003

Baghdad blast

Some clever person fired flares into an ammunition dump in Baghdad, setting off a chain of explosions which demolished four houses and killed at least twelve people. It's also set off anti-American demonstrations, and US troops have been stoned by Iraqis who blame them for storing weapons in a residential area (or at least not moving them).

According to the BBC, the latest chant in Baghdad is "America's no better than Saddam".

So, is this a one-off, or is it the start of serious opposition to the US occupation? I guess we'll have to wait a few months to find out.