Asia Times Online :: Middle East News - Fallujah under a different siege: "'You, people of the media, say things in Fallujah are good,' Mohammad Sammy, an aid worker for the Iraqi Red Crescent in Fallujah, told Inter Press Service (IPS). 'Then why don't you come and live in this paradise with us? It is so easy to say things for you, isn't it?' His anger is due to the fact that the embattled city is still completely closed and surrounded by military checkpoints to make it look like an isolated island. Those who are not genuine residents of the city are not granted the biometric identification badge from the US Marines, and are thus not allowed to enter the city."