The Secret Behind the Sanctions

Number 18070
Subject War
Source Progressive Magazine
State WI
Year 2001
Publication Date September
Summary A Progressive Magazine investigation reveals that "contrary to the Geneva Convention, the U.S. government intentionally used sanctions against Iraq to degrade the county's water supply after the Gulf War." The story reports on documents of the Defense Intelligence Agency proving "the United States knew the cost that civilian Iraqis, mostly children, would pay, but it went ahead anyway." The article describes multiple death cases, mostly of children, that resulted from the degraded water supply. The author points out that "over the last decade, Washington extended the toll by continuing to withhold approval for Iraq to import the few chemicals and items of equipment it needed in order to clean up its water supply."
Category General
Pages 4
Keywords disease;epidemics;chlorine purification;pollution;United Nations;World Health Organization;Baghdad;protein deficiency;irrigation;irewar03
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