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Hello, I just joined this list. I am a human right advocate and basically very supportive for the Iraqi people, and vehemently against the US/UK war against Iraq. Anyway, will anyone please tell me if the following "allegation" is false or not? It's published on Boston Globe. But, my impression is that I don't believe it. However, some people, who are pre-programmed to hate Saddam Hussein, are so easy to accept this article, which I find more of a suspicious hateful propaganda. I only want to know truth, also want to prove the article is bogus. I checked Amnesty's site, but didn't see this description. I would appreciate any information. Thanks. The following is a partial excerpt of the article. By clicking the link, you can read the entire article. http://www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/304/oped/Saddam_s_shop_of_horrors+.shtml Saddam's shop of horrors By Jeff Jacoby, 10/31/2002 But most of the Kurds slaughtered in that season of mass murder were not gassed but rounded up and gunned down into mass graves. Those victims were mostly men and boys, and their bodies have never been recovered. In one village near Kirkuk, after the males were taken to be killed, the women and small children were crammed into trucks and taken to a prison. One survivor, Salma Aziz Baban, described the ordeal to journalist Jeffrey Goldberg, who reported on Saddam's war against the Kurds in The New Yorker in March. More than 2,000 women and children were crammed into a room and given nothing to eat. When someone starved to death, the Iraqi guards demanded that the body be passed to them through an window in the door. Baban's 6-year-old son grew very sick. ''He knew he was dying. There was no medicine or doctor. He started to cry so much.'' He died in his mother's lap. ''I was screaming and crying,'' she told Goldberg. ''We gave them the body. It was passed outside, and the soldiers took it.'' Soon after, she pushed her way to the window to see if her child had been taken for burial. She saw 20 dogs roaming in a field where the dead bodies had been dumped. ''I looked outside and saw the legs and hands of my son in the mouths of the dogs. The dogs were eating my son.'' __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Yahoo! BB is Broadband by Yahoo! http://bb.yahoo.co.jp/ _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email firstname.lastname@example.org All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk