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[ This message has been sent to you via the CASI-analysis mailing list ] http://www.traprockpeace.org/kilpatrick_who_iraq.html Another US Department of Defense Lie about Iraq Lie: That Iraq would not cooperate with WHO study of DU health effects before Gulf War II Truth: Iraq invited WHO study; US lobbied hard against it and prevailed in quashing it at the UN In the discussion at the Mar 6 conference, Dr. Michael Kilpatrick, US Department of Defense, stated that WHO wanted to go to Iraq to study depleted uranium effects on the Iraqi population, but Iraq would not allow them in. This is false. Iraq invited/requested WHO to study effects of DU on the Iraqi population and in August 2001 a WHO team was sent to Iraq. In November the UN General Assembly voted to stop the WHO study in Iraq - I'm not sure who introduced this measure into the General Assembly, but the US lobbied very hard to prevent the WHO from doing this study. The vote was 45 for WHO to continue, 54 to stop the WHO study and 45 abstentions. The US seems to have coerced a lot of countries, which resulted in this unusual number of abstentions. [photo of Michael Kilpatrick © 2004 Charlie Jenks] Prof. Glen D. Lawrence Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Long Island University Hear Dr. Kilpatrick's false claim at http://www.traprockpeace.org/kilpatrick_who_iraq.html For an account of the UN quashing the WHO study, see http://www.casi.org.uk/discuss/2001/msg01051.html Charles Jenks, attorney at law President of the Core Group Traprock Peace Center 103A Keets Road Deerfield, MA 01342 413-773-1633; Fax 413-773-7507 email@example.com http://traprockpeace.org _______________________________________ Sent via the CASI-analysis mailing list To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-analysis All postings are archived on CASI's website at http://www.casi.org.uk