CIVILIANS, INTERNATIONAL LAW AND THE ASSAULT ON FALLUJAH - Radioactivity
Our Guest was MARJORIE COHN, Professor of law at Thomas Jefferson School of Law and author of the
article "Aggressive War: Supreme International Crime," Cohn says that the war in Iraq violates international law against wars of aggression. In her article she said:
"Between 10,000 and 15,000 U.S. troops with warplanes and artillery have begun to invade the Iraqi city of Fallujah. To 'soften up' the rebels, American forces dropped five 500-pound bombs on 'insurgent targets.' The Americans destroyed the Nazzal Emergency Hospital in the center of town. They stormed and occupied the Fallujah General Hospital, and have not agreed to allow doctors and ambulances to go inside the main part of the city to help the wounded, in direct violation of the Geneva Conventions...."