By David Alton - Iranian dissidents stranded in Camp Ashraf are faced with forcible displacement in Iraq.
What choice but resisting is the world offering them? Sitting back and watching is not an option. What you are about to read might sound farfetched or unbelievable, but it totally factual. A community of 3,400 defenceless men and women is facing annihilation by brute force in about five weeks, with all the residents being slaughtered. And as the clock ticks towards the ominous deadline of December 31, the whole international community is simply watching.
The place is Camp Ashraf, for 25 years the home in Iraq of members of the main Iranian opposition movement.
The belligerent party is the government of Iraq (yes, the very same government that the U.S. and the UK helped to create at a huge human and material cost) that is functioning at the behest of the Iranian regime.
The Church of England Newspaper: The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Douglas Williams, has issued a statement expressing his concern over the situation at Camp Ashraf, the refugee camp in Iraq that houses 3400 Iranian exiles, writes Ed Beavan.
The Evening Standard: A danger of foreign intervention is that you don't always know who you are dealing with. "Rebels" could mean anything. The Libyan opposition look brave to me, but any protest can be hijacked, whether by anarchists in Parliament Square or Islamist opportunists in Libya.