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Re: Hamza's Sanctions Proposal
- From: nelsbacon <nelsbacon@DELETETHISearthlink.net>
- Subject: Re: Hamza's Sanctions Proposal
- Date: Mon, 02 Oct 2000 20:23:50 -0700
The timing of the book and media coverage of the defector/author
(including CBS 60-Minutes last nite)
is obviously an integral part of the US government's propaganda war
that Berger and Cohen have been lamenting
they are losing ,(1) in the face of the growing international concerns
for the astronomical death toll
among the Iraqi children, and (2) and the so-called "violations" of
the US's 'No Fly and Free-Fire Zones'
over Iraq. They might rightly be concerned that US bombs
or missiles might cause an
international incident if they "accidentally" killed citizens of allied
countries instead of the usually
targeted Iraqi civilians.
Doesn't the US already know where all the "materials"
came from? Their allies owned up to supplying
Iraq --along with the US as the prime supplier-- of components
for WMD in the early 1990's, and
lots of articles and books have already been written about it.
Sources of and the exact nature of those materials
was also the primary focus of the intrusive "inspections, "weapons destruction",
paper chase and confiscations the CIA/UNSCOM agents indulged in.
Recall Albright's early statements specified her imperative that Iraq
be stripped of all ability and mental capacity (i.e. human beings with
scientific knowledge and ability) to ever develop the forbidden (allowable
for the US and its allies) weapons again. If the US cannot assassinate
or kill the "possessors of knowledge", and preventable diseases aren't
eliminating them, than the next best game would be to entice them to the
U.S. with promises of giving them "protection" and lucrative positions
in the U.S.'s massive War Industry where physical and mental "facilities"
continue to develop ever more deadly WMD -chemical, biological and nuclear
- to use against their 'chosen' enemies.
Regarding "Brain Drain," the US strips every country
of its innermost scientific, secret and state files, and technology secrets
when it gets done invading, occupying and overthrowing governments of its
chosen "enemies." (Grenada, Panama and Haiti in recent years come
quickly to mind). The book "Blowback" by Christopher Simpson
details the human, documentary and 'intelligence' assets the U.S acquired
after WWII, and Japan was likewise stripped of everything and its
human scientific and security personnel as well..
It would be naive to believe that the UNSCOM "CIAcowboys"
destroyed text books in Iraq's schools and universities, and that the Security
Council and "Sanctions Committee" have continued to forbid Iraq's
acquisition of the essentials materials, books and publications to
rebuild the destroyed educational and medical facilities and acquire up-to-date
text books (even for the elementary grades) and medical journals so desperately
needed, for any other reason than to "Dumb Down" the entire Iraqi
U.S.-driven sanctions are destroying their bodies,
and mental stimulation and knowledge must be curtailed and controlled.
The U.S. knew full well what it was doing when it bombed Iraq "Back into
the Stone Age." Clinton and his State Department and Security Council
War Lords and planners are counting on desperate people who are watching
their world and lives being destroyed grasping at straws - even from the
destroyers of their country and mass killers and tormentors of their
Nathaniel Hurd wrote:
It is worth noting Khidir Hamza's policy proposal:
"lift all sanctions from Iraq-provided Baghdad permits its senior nuclear
scientists and their families to immigrate to the West." (Jonathan Broder,
"Saddam's Bomb," The New York Times Magazine, 1 October 2000, pg. 43
If Hamza was in fact the director-general of Iraq's nuclear weapons
program (and was able to give accurate “detailed briefings” to the CIA,
Broder, pg. 43), then he knew the nuclear program's details and perhaps
also those of the chemical, biological, and ballistic missile programs.
Program knowledge would have most likely meant know from whom Iraq acquired
non-conventional weapons-directed materials and technology, how that acquisition
occurred, and what Iraq did to hide what it did not want known (both before
and during UNSCOM's inspections).
Assume that Hamza probably knew about Iraq's acquisition and concealment.
Hamza still advocates lifting "all sanctions" [quotes for Broder's words]
in conjunction with expert immigration. Hamza seems to suggest that current
sanctions in and of themselves do not, as the U.S. and UK governments claim,
"contain" or impact the Iraqi Government's ability to significantly re-constitute
non-conventional programs and weapons.
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