Three persons from IMC Norway are now inside Baghdad as human shields and to report back to IMC what is going on. Their version of what is happening is - not surprising different from the official story in the corporate media. Instead of threats and coercion, they say they got to choose between two alternatives: either defend important infrastructure for the civilians or leave the country. Instead of escaping in the night the peace activists that left did it without panic. Many of them were supposed to go back home anyway (job, family etc). The people that remain, among them five Norwegians, do so of their own free will. It is also of their own free will they consent in being stationed in a waterplant (and they can leave whenever they want). Although regarded as a military target by the US, this waterplant (and other important infrastructure) is essential for the civilian population. If Bush & Co are serious about not targeting civilians, plants like these cannot be bombed, not even by accident. The human shields in Baghdad have reacted on the distorted presentation of facts in corporate media. In Baghdad the shields have staged a protest outside the international press center with banners saying Stop The Lies. Beneath there is also a shield response to a corporate article.