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Iraq: 12 years of economic and 4 of military destruction

Erstellt am 20.03.2007 von Andreas Hermann Landl
Dieser Artikel wurde 2365 mal gelesen und am 06.08.2010 zuletzt geändert.

Lund, Sweden, March 19-20, 2007

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About 30 years of hell in Iraq

Tonight it is four years since the Bush administration, supported by other states, commenced the bombing, invasion and occupation of Iraq. We think of the 650.000 Iraqis who have died during these four years of occupation. This war proved to be the predictable fiasco TFF and several of its Associates said it would be.

Tonight we also try hard to think of the 1 million people who perished in the Western genocide called economic sanctions from 1991-2003.  And before that there was the mass-killing war with Iran and Saddam’s terror.

Tonight we think of TFF’s Iraqi friends who have died so meaninglessly.

Sources to help you understand and empathize:

The TFF Middle East section
http://www.transnational.org/Area_Index_MiddleEast.htm

Our Middle East Features Collection
http://www.transnational.org/Area_MiddleEast/2007/Features.html

The TFF Middle East Theme and Action Group, TAG
http://www.transnational.org/Area_Index_MiddleEast.htm

TFF Board member, former UN humanitarian coordinator in Iraq,
Hans von Sponeck’s authoritative study of the sanctions

Our unique photo series from Iraq – Iraqi Faces and Surfaces
http://www.transnational.org/Art/photoseries/iraq_index.html

The historic 2002-2005 collection of analyses
http://www.transnational.org/Area_MiddleEast/MiddleEast_2002-2005.html

The 53 War Diary articles that pointed out the major media distortions while they happened
http://www.transnational.org/SAJT/forum/meet/2003/AT_WAR_IRAQ.html

A new Iraqi-born TFF Associate
and a new article about peacebuilding in Iraq

Our new Associate, Yusra Moshtat
http://www.transnational.org/SAJT/tff/people/y_moshtat.html

And read Moshtat’s and Oberg’s feature of March 19-20, 2007
Support peaceful plan so that the U.S. can leave Iraq
Let¹s stop shouting only ³The US out of Iraq². Unless combined with a vision of a decent, respectful and helpful international mission in Iraq and a better policy plan for the Middle East, that slogan plays into the hand of those who advocate ongoing occupation. It¹s not a matter of leaving Iraq, it¹s a matter of being there in a completely different way.
Dennis Kucinich’s plan deserves worldwide support.
http://www.transnational.org/Area_MiddleEast/2007/MoshtatOberg_PeacePlanIraq.html

Iraq now means more than 5 times the deaths of Hiroshima and Nagasaki combined.

Let’s remind ourselves tonight that people die and suffer in Iraq and elsewhere because of the symbiosis between the failed U.S. empire, its occupation and the terrorists.
The madness continues now into its fifth year because others who could effectively prevent it – such as the friends and allies of the United States and the Bush administration – lack the understanding and civil courage to do so.

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