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Killing Of The Iraqi Children

 
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In the ten years since Iraq has continued to be the subject of sanctions that affect almost every aspect of life for the average woman, man and child.
With imports of food and medicine severely restricted, malnutrition and disease is now endemic in what was once one of the healthiest countries in the world. A 1999 Unicef report calculated that more than half a million children had died as a direct result of sanctions. On average 200 hundred Iraqi children are dying every day.
In September 1998, Denis Halliday head of the UN humanitarian programme in Iraq resigned claiming he could no longer administer 'an immoral and illegal' policy. His successor, Hans von Sponeck also later resigned, along with the head of the World Food Programme.
When asked on US television whether the death of 500,000 Iraqi children as a result of sanctions was justified Madelaine Albright replied 'I think this is a very hard choice, but the price - we think the price is worth it.'

src:http://www.johnpilger.com/iraq
I can't believe anyone, especially a woman, can say something like that. How can she sleep at night?
 
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Are you kidding me? Because of sanctions we put on their country somehow WE are responsible for that? Did you even stop to think that MAYBE it has something to do with that nut Saddam?
Did you hear about the thousands of homeless people in AMERICA that die every year because other countries dont give them food and shelter? How can you all live with yourselves?
 
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shama,
Just think of who is responsible for the above things that u have mentioned. U was responsible for attacking Kuwait....
Lets think of the possibilities that would happen if sanctions were not imposed on Iraq ruled by a fanatic.
1) thousands for iraqi children will live ...but at the expense of millions children and adults world wide.why? Just think....
2) now think about what that guy would to other countries if is not stopped at his first mistake (occupying kuwait). Next will be Iran,Saudi etc.
3) Will attack civilized countries using his chemical weapons that he is developing with about 3000 scientists working day and night....
and the list goes on....(if somebody wants to addd..please go on...)
I think instead of 'HE' making statements that 'HE' can offer financial help to US (when terrorists struck in NY and WAS) he should be using that money for the welfare of his country ppl.
Now my question to u. Do u support Saddam and his occupying of Kuwait in 1990.
-new name
 
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> I suspect that the poster (who uses ATT as an ISP in the USA)
Which is hardly surprising for a US citizen living in New York. I'm mystified why this might be considered relevant however.
 
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> Why are you mystified?
Because this fact has no apparent connection to anything else in the thread.
> Is it true or not?
It's true as far as I know. Which has nothing to do with its relevance.
> Anyone can register as being from anywhere.
Also true.
> The IP address does not lie.
Well it could, if the sender knows how to forge them. But that's a side issue...
> Am I missing something?
Well, one of us is. Shama's been posting here for a while, and I don't think there's ever been any reason to question where she's posting from, so I'm still at a loss to understand why it comes up now.
 
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