Tim Blair


New Criterion



Tuesday, November 16, 2004
Fallujah is no longer a quagmire for the Yanks, so it must be a disaster for the remaining citizens, according to the Fairfax-Auntie axis.

Those citizens who offended the Islamist former rulers of Falluja might see things differently, if they have survived their terrorist masters. Their options were obedience or death.
Two female bodies found yesterday suggest such threats were far from idle. An Arab woman, in a violet nightdress, lay in a post-mortem embrace with a male corpse in the middle of the street. Both bodies had died from bullets to the head.

Just six metres away on the same street lay the decomposing corpse of a blonde-haired white woman, too disfigured for swift identification but presumed to be the body of one of the many foreign hostages kidnapped by the rebels.