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The methods beginning to be used in this war a disgrace. I certainly can see why these people have taken the stance they have against westerners. Children, women stopped from basic supplies. Low acts.
Originally posted by namehere
funny, the UN starved iraqi's for 12 years and many other countries with sanctions and you believe this? like the UN cares suddenly? or is always correct?
jump on the propoganda bandwagon, anything bad about america must be true right?
Originally posted by stumason
The UN isnt some "other" entity that does what it wants you know, if the sanctions were so bad, then why did the US always block the lifting of them?
Originally posted by shots
You are jumping to conclusions there is no proof this has been done, it is nothing more then an allegation by the UN and a Human Rights organization.
Washington Post September 19 2004
A team of civil affairs officers is working with Iraqi officials to restore basic services, including water and electricity, which U.S. forces had turned off for at least three days during the fighting.
Fox News October 1 2004
The city appeared calm late Friday except for American snipers on rooftops firing at anybody appearing in the streets below. Troops ordered residents to stay inside and announced a 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. curfew. Water and electricity services were severed.
Washington Post October 16 2004
Electricity and water were cut off to the city just as a fresh wave of strikes began Thursday night, an action that U.S. forces also took at the start of assaults on Najaf and Samarra. The only light was from illumination rounds, slowly descending flares that bathed the cityscape in an eerie half-glow.
Originally posted by Zaphod58
Notice that those exmaples of water and electricity being cut off were during fighting. You cut off the water and electicity and your enemies don't have enough supplies to stay long and fight against you.
Originally posted by Mayet
Thanks Ace saved me the leg work
Originally posted by Hamburglar
The question has been raised several times but not answer. I'll raise it again.
Is this one guy's opinion (a guy who happens to also be a UN Human Rights worker)? Or, is this an OFFICIAL statement by the U.N.?
A United Nations human rights investigator has accused US and British forces in Iraq of breaching international law by depriving civilians of food and water in besieged cities as they try to flush out militants.
Until then, it's more of the same...Boo America, Yay rest of the world...bleh...
Originally posted by soficrow
Wow. Missed this. Good job Mayet.
I'm with marg, "You break it, you buy it." The US is responsible for Iraq - and Iraq's children. No starving them out or other deprivations. For shame.