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A debt of dishonour

The Le Monde d. site also has this article, but it is for subscribers only.

                                                  October 2000


                                OIL FOR FOOD: THE TRUE STORY

                                A debt of dishonour *

                                by ALAIN GRESH

                                    During the Gulf war in 1991 the US
deliberately targeted
                                    Iraq's drinking water supply in violation of
the Geneva
                                    convention on war crimes. The media have
ignored recent
                                    research by a US academic which confirms a
                                    strategy to destroy the whole country. Ten
years after the
                                    end of the conflict the Iraqi people are
still paying for the
                                    intransigence of both the US and Saddam
                                    Despite the recent direct flights from
Moscow, Paris and
                                    Amman to Baghdad, flouting the embargo,
there is no sign
                                    of Washington yielding any ground. On the
contrary, the
                                    presidential election campaign has raised
the odds.
                                    Meantime, the pillaging of Iraq continues,
as shown by the
                                    work of the UN Compensation Commission - a
                                    body which operates on a distinctly shaky
legal basis and
                                    creams off a third of Iraq's oil revenue.

                                                           Translated by Harry
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