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Dear All Whilst I have the strongest support for the people of Iraq and I comdemn Madeline Albright's remarks about the continuing sanctions against Iraq and the number of Iraqui dead being "worth it", I cannot sit back and accept this criticism of Israel and Jews by an obviously anti-Semitic and anti-Israeli person. We must all fight for peace and justice in the Middle East and this does not mean taking the side of the Arabs against the Israelis nor the side of the Israelis against the Arabs. We are all surely hoping to achieve peace and reconciliation in this situation not to provoke more bad feelings. If, indeed, this news of a flesh eating fly is true, then all the countries in this area are at risk, not just the Iraquis, as animals do not usually adhere to international boundaries but have a habit of travelling as and when they will. This seems to me to be pure propaganda without any factual basis. Many people are very concerned over the fate of Iraq and anxious to get the sanctions lifted, however, this sort of biased message does not help anyone. Sam Simpson. 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> email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>; email@example.com > <firstname.lastname@example.org>; email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>; > email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>; email@example.com > <firstname.lastname@example.org>; email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>; email@example.com > <firstname.lastname@example.org>; email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>; email@example.com > <firstname.lastname@example.org>; jewlsare@palnet <jewlsare@palnet>; email@example.com > <firstname.lastname@example.org>; email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>; > email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>; email@example.com > <firstname.lastname@example.org>; email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>; > Maher@Mhe.planet.edu <Maher@Mhe.planet.edu>; email@example.com > <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Mali1.email@example.com <Mali1.firstname.lastname@example.org>; email@example.com > <firstname.lastname@example.org>; email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>; > email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>; email@example.com > <firstname.lastname@example.org>; rafidr@Najah.edu <rafidr@Najah.edu>; > email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> > Date: 12 August 1998 23:39 > Subject: more information about a flesh-eating screw-worm let lose upon Iraq > > > Friends, > I like to share the following information that I have just received from a > German whom I quoted in my article that appears below his email regarding a > lab developed fly being used in a secret biological warfare against Iraq. > Your comments are welcome and appreciated. > > Arab Journal > ali baghdadi > > > Subj SCRWWORM.TXT > Date: 12/08/98 03:25:43 ã Central Daylight Time > From: G.PUMPHREY@PDSLL.pds-online.de (George Pumphrey) > To: email@example.com > > George Pumphrey > M.-Grünewald-Str. 13 > D-53175 Bonn > Fax:(49) 228-164 6604 > > > Mr. Ali Baghdadi > > > 12. August 1998 > > > Dear Mr. Baghdadi, > > I am very happy to see your article about the screwworm in Iraq. I > have been trying to draw attention to the probability that this is > an American bio-war attack. > > It has been difficult to get the information published in the Sta- > tes, even in Left papers but the silence is being broken. The > "Real Washington" published a short article Feb. 15. 2 Senators > called the publisher to ask if this was satire, (the Real Washing- > ton is a satirical magazine) and the author assured them it was > not. Then the Apr. 4 issue of Blazing Tattles published an exten- > sive letter. Other journals are preparing to bring an article > soon, and there will be a chapter in a book against the sanctions > that will be > > In Germany there were 2 articles at the beginning of the year that > pointed to the Bio-warfare aspect of the plague. > > I see that you took your information from the "Independent". There > was a mistake in the original "Independent" article. I am being > listed as a specialist for biological warfare. This is false. I > have asked Felicity to place a correction: > > George Pumphrey is mistakenly discribed as a biological > warfare specialist. Though he does research on US foreign > policy, including the repeated use of biological weapons > against the US' declared enemies, he has not specialist in > biological warfare. > > > Would you please place this correction? I think it is in the in- > terests of all of us that the US government not be given this pos- > sibility to discredit the information about their attack through > an editor's mistake in the characterization of the source. > > Take care. > > Yours for Peace and Justice, > > > A lab developed flesh-eating fly being used in a secret biological warfare > against Iraq > By: Ali Baghdadi > August 7, 1998 > > In violation of all international accords and agreements that govern > nations' conduct at times of war and peace, the United States government and > its agencies have been waging a new covert war against Iraq for the last > eight > months. The weapon being secretly used is an insect that was invented and > developed at the Department of Agriculture's Stoneville (Mississippi) > laboratories during the Nixon administration. The fly, which has now been > let > loose upon Iraq by the Clinton administration as a biological weapon of mass > destruction, is designed to kill animals as well as humans. > Though the Independent, a highly respected British newspaper published > in > London, broke the chilling and shocking news on August 2, the American news > media which must have access to all details has been deafly silent! Their > coverage of this most alarming story, that is more controversial than all > the > Washington scandals put together as known in recent history, including > Watergate, is just zero! > What is most disturbing is the fact that this is not a game for computer > enthusiasts to enjoy. Nor is it harmless fiction play that allows its > author > to journey into unreachable horizons. > It is a true story that no one would dare to get involved in unless he > or > she has the approval and blessings of the White House, which, considering > the > present state of affairs, is not hard to get. President Clinton has been > busy > defending himself against accusations leveled by women who were deliberately > and mischievously planted around him to trap and weaken the presidency. His > administration, which is being run by Secretary of State Madeline Albright, > Secretary of Defense William Cohen, National Security Advisor Sandy Burger, > and other Zionist comrades, is prepared to experiment with anything that may > achieve their political objectives! Since sanctions and military options > have > failed, Washington strategists apparently believe that the consumption of > Arab > flesh by flies in an effort to compel Baghdad into surrender and thus > realize > the Zionist dream of greater Israel from the Euphrates to the Nile, becomes > a > worthwhile endeavor! > Armies from 28 nations (including the U.S, the U.K. and France) that, in > 42 days, dropped explosives equivalent to seven and a half Hiroshima nuclear > bombs (850,000 tons to be exact) and flew 110,000 bombing sorties did not > achieve the Israeli American objective. Nor did the murder of one and a > half > million Iraqi civilians through starvation and lack of medication. > According to briefing papers compiled by the U.N. Food and Agricultural > Organization, the outbreak of the livestock pest, known as screw-worm fly, > has > spread to 12 of the 18 Iraqi provinces since December, and has already > reached > epidemic proportions. > The insect, which attacks wounds, scars and cuts, newborn' navels and > tick > bites of both warm-blooded animals and humans, and causes foul-smelling > discharges, has already resulted in the death of 40 people. Its toll on > live- > stock, according to a mission from the U.N. Food and Agriculture > Organization > that is currently visiting Iraq, is estimated to be in the tens of > thousands. > A screw-worm female fly lays an average of four batches of 400 eggs on the > broken skin; and in just 12 hours they enter the body and hatch into flesh- > eating larvae. A whole cow can be consumed in less than seven days. > Middle East observers suspect that the screw-worm, which is native to > the > United States, Mexico and Central America, was introduced to Iraq as the > latest weapon to be used to supplement the American effort to undermine the > Baghdad government and eventually control Iraqi economic wealth and > resources. > George Pumphrey, a German biological warfare specialist, as reported by > the > Independent, said that this weapon and its use to accomplish certain U.S. > goals is not something new: > "Iraq is but the latest victim in what appears to be a deliberate > introduction of the screw-worm as a biological weapon. In Libya, where an > outbreak occurred in 1989, 2,000 animals were killed. It was exemplarily > combatted, yet by the following year it covered 35,000 km and killed 12,000 > head of stock." > At a time when the embargo has taken its toll on Iraqi livestock due to > lack of animal feed, the infestation and its impact on the Iraqi people > could > become catastrophic. > We have discovered through our research that the history of this illegal > weapon goes back to the Nixon presidency. With the urging and support of > President Nixon, the fly, which was originally designed to proliferate and > consume poppy crops, was developed by Dr. Jerome Jaffe, a pharmacologist, > after a meeting in his home city of Chicago, on June 10, 1971. The name, > "screw-worm", was selected after the President remarked that the insect died > after intercourse as a self-destructive mechanism controlling its life cycle > when its mission is accomplished. Nixon convinced Congress to appropriate > funds for the covert project only after he was able to disguise the > screw-worm > as an innocent-sounding ecological weed-killer. > President Nixon indorsed the idea of using of the screw-worm to covertly > eradicate opium poppy in the "Golden Triangle", an area that includes parts > of > Burma, Laos and Thailand. > Iraq, which is under the strictest and cruelest economic sanctions in > history, does not have the means to eradicate the screw-worm. The task > involves breeding flies and sterilizing the males with radioactive cobalt > that > Baghdad is not allowed to have. > Unless the world reacts and acts to stop this "holocaust" now, four > million more Iraqis, mostly women, children and the elderly, may soon > perish. > Ironically, the Zionists, the architects of U.S. policy in the Middle East, > believe that, to guarantee Israel's racist and violent existence in that > region, is not a high price! Albright appearing on the "60 Minutes" NBC > program, once told the whole world, "it is worth it." > > > > -- > ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- > This is a discussion list run by Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. > To be removed/added, email firstname.lastname@example.org, NOT the > whole list. Archived at http://linux.clare.cam.ac.uk/~saw27/casi/discuss.html > > *-----------------------------------------------------------------------* | | | Sam Simpson, Wolfson College, Barton Rd, Cambridge. CB3 9BB | | | | | | http://www2.eng.cam.ac.uk/~sjs46/ | | | | | | The most important function of education at any level is to develop | | the personality of the individual and the significance of his life to | | himself and to others. 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