Несносный наблюдатель (cema) wrote,
Несносный наблюдатель

Little security at UN in Iraq

Except for a newly built concrete wall, U.N. officials at the headquarters refused the sort of heavy security that the U.S. military has put up around some sensitive civilian sites. The United Nations "did not want a large American presence outside," Salim Lone, the U.N. spokesman in the Iraqi capital, said.
Are they naive or what? Or just negligent? And who will answer for it?

And this:
Fearing deadly car bomb attacks, U.S. forces in Iraq (news - web sites) just weeks ago began erecting more barriers around potentially "softer" nonmilitary targets.

But United Nations (news - web sites) officials in Iraq decided on a lower level of security to provide a more welcoming image to Iraqis, American military officials said.

And now this:
The hospital's director, Kadar Chalabi, said that collapsed ceilings injured eight of his patients. "I never worried about being close to the U.N.," he said. "I never thought it would be a target."
Maybe he think his hospital is guaranteed from being a target too?
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