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Zoals u ziet zijn ze in verschillende paketten verkrijgbaar. De bovenste is voor de Amerikaanse rijken die niet gestoord willen worden door de miljoenen armen in 's werelds machtigste democratie. En de muur hiernaast wordt speciaal gemaakt voor joods-Israeli's die geen last willen hebben van de Palestijnen, ook niet van degenen van wie Israel net het land heeft gestolen. Hoe de muur voor Irak eruit gaat zien, is nog niet helemaal bekend.
De Guardian bericht:
'US Builds Baghdad Wall to Keep Sunnis and Shias Apart
By Mark Tran
The Guardian UK
US soldiers are building a three-mile wall to separate one of Baghdad's Sunni enclaves from surrounding Shia neighbourhoods, it emerged today.
The move is part of a contentious security plan that has fuelled fears of the Iraqi capital's Balkanisation.
When the barrier is finished, the minority Sunni community of Adamiya, on the eastern side of the River Tigris, will be completely gated. Traffic control points manned by Iraqi soldiers will provide the only access, the US military said.
"Shias are coming in and hitting Sunnis, and Sunnis are retaliating across the street," Captain Scott McLearn, of the US 407th brigade support battalion, told the Associated Press.
The project, which began on April 10, is being worked on almost nightly, with cranes swinging enormous concrete barriers into place.
Although Baghdad is rife with barriers around marketplaces and areas such as the heavily fortified Green Zone, this is the first in the city to be set up on sectarian lines.
The concrete wall, which will be up to 12ft high, "is one of the centrepieces of a new strategy by coalition and Iraqi forces to break the cycle of sectarian violence," US officials said.
The officials said the barrier would allow authorities to screen people entering and leaving Adamiya "while keeping death squads and militia groups out".
The construction - which has been nicknamed the "great wall of Adamiya" - is not the first time US military planners have attempted to isolate hostile regions.'

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