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Dear Ruth, Andrew & List, Firstly, apols for my computer illiteracy - I would have preferred to e-mail you all this very relevant article, directly. In Sunday Herald (Scotland), Sept.17, 2000. Prof. J. Nagy, of George Washingtom University, is interviewed. Seems he came accross a 7-page document, entitled "Iraq Water Treatment Vulnerabilities", prepared by 'US Defense Intelligence Agency', issued the day after the Gulf War had started, & circulated to all major allied Commands. Seems the allies had bombing campaigns on Iraq's 8 multi-purpose dams, these were repeatedly hit. In all, makes very sinister reading (i.e. the Herald report, haven't yet seen the Defense document). For more information, try this website: http://www.mobtown.org/news/archive/msg00885.html Greetings, Bert Gedin (Birmingham, UK). >From: Ruth Blakeley <firstname.lastname@example.org> >To: Andrew Goreing <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org >Subject: Re: [casi] targeting of water treatment facilities >Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2003 11:02:22 +0000 (GMT) > > >[ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] > > >Thanks to Andrew for raising his questions in relation to my paper on US >targeting during the last Gulf War. As he points out, I found no >admittance in the US Gulf War Air Power Surveys that the air campaign had >deliberately targeted water treatment facilities, and little discussion of >any collateral damge, although Ramsey Clark's report does states that such >facilities were extensively bombed. I did therefore dismiss that these >were deliberately targeted. However, I am open to being persuaded otherwise >if there is evidence of either targeting of water treatment (eventhough >this is not mentioned as a target in the GWAPS) or whether there was >extensive collateral damage to Iraq water treatment facitilities. If there >was, could and should measures have been taken to limit this? I'm sure the >sensitivity of this matter makes it hard to get at the truth. >Thank you >Ruth > Andrew Goreing <email@example.com> wrote:Does anyone have any further >evidence on the following? > >I read Ruth Blakeley's message (23 Jan, Re: [casi] Dual crisis looms for >millions in Iraq) with interest and followed up her paper Bomb Now, Die >Later (available at http://www.civilwarfare.co.uk/) > >According to Ruth the GWAPS (Gulf War Air Power Surveys) provides no >evidence that sewage treatment or water purification plants were targeted >by >the 1991 allied air campaign. She discounts the report of Ramsey Clark that > >"In all areas we visited, and all other areas reported to us, municipal >water processing plants, pumping stations and even reservoirs have been >bombed". > >Presumably the sentence she quotes from the 1996 WHO report that refers to > >"the extensive destruction of electrical generating plants, >water-purification and sewage treatment plants during the six-week 1991 >war..." > >does not in her view provide evidence that Allied forces actually bombed >such plants. > >Obviously, the Allied assault on the Iraqi electrical power infrastructure >plus the subsequent years of sanctions severely harmed the water >purification system. Probably no-one on the list is in any doubt about >that. >But is there persuasive evidence that water-treatment plants were actually >bombed? > >Obvious issues -- > >Were there undisputed reports of HE damage at such plants? > >Could such damage have come from Iraqi ordnance? > >The GWAPS happily admits to intentional destruction of the electrical >system; however admission of attacks on water facilities (had there been >any) would be a rather more sensitive matter, one would have thought. > >Andrew Goreing > > >_______________________________________________ >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 > > >Ruth J Blakeley >265A Hotwell Road >Hotwells >Bristol >BS8 4SF >0117 929 4156 / 07909 525010 >Website: www.civilwarfare.co.uk > > > > > > >--------------------------------- >With Yahoo! 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