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Hello all, let's talk about Halabja again. In his excellent book (in French): "Attention Médias!" by Belgian journalist Michel Collon (subtitle: anti-manipulation manual, ed.1992, editions EPO), there is a large piece about this matter, and I can't find similar pieces in the CASI-list, so I'll translate the essence here: "according to a report, elaborated by an american commission, the Army War College Team and the Department of US Defence, affirmatively state that Halabja has been "gazzed" by the Iranian Army. And also the Red Cross (I 've read this in 1990 in the newspaper) was quite sure at that time it was the Iranian Army that used the cyanide. The Pentagon even stated that " we know the types of gaz that are used by Iran and Iraq. Iraq doesn't use cyanide", or something like that. The report has been resumed in the Washington Post of 04 mai 1990. Suddenly, all this explanations changed after the "invasion" of Kuwait. And then it was Saddam, Saddam and Saddam who used gas. Are we all still dazed and confused and media-manipulated? Or are we willing to see (at last) that we must try to discover the truth after we've pushed out the media-manipulation out of our brains? That's not too much to ask after 11 years, isn't it? Halabja has been a major argument in the debate of the remaining of the sanctions. So, let's dig for the truth here, like we've done with the lies of the so-called atrocities in the Kuwaiti hospitals, lies that made the public support Desert-storm.. So, once and for all: so-called "atrocities" of Saddam were never a reason for the Gulf-war. It was oil, oil and oil. Dirk Adriaensens. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Greater Manchester Coalition Against Sanctions and War" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: <MCR_Coalition@yahoo.co.uk> Sent: Saturday, January 05, 2002 4:42 PM Subject: Halabja Film in Liverpool! > Note: forwarded message attached. > > __________________________________________________ > Do You Yahoo!? > Everything you'll ever need on one web page > from News and Sport to Email and Music Charts > http://uk.my.yahoo.com -- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- This is a discussion list run by the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq For removal from list, email email@example.com CASI's website - www.casi.org.uk - includes an archive of all postings.