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Destruction of Water Facilities in Iraq

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posted on Jan, 3 2006 @ 05:43 PM
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During the beginning of the so called "Operation Iraqi Freedom" the U.S. authorized the destruction of civilian water facilities in Iraq.


# 5 U.S. Intentionally Destroyed Iraq's Water System

Sources:
The Progressive, September 2001
Title: "The Secret Behind the Sanctions: How the U.S. Intentionally Destroyed Iraq's Water Supply"
Author: Thomas J. Nagy - nagy@gwu.edu
www.progressive.org

During the Gulf War the United States deliberately bombed Iraq's water system. After the war, the U.S. pushed sanctions to prevent importation of necessary supplies for water purification. These actions resulted in the deaths of thousands of innocent Iraqi civilians many of whom were young children. Documents have been obtained from the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), which prove that the Pentagon was fully aware of the mortal impacts on civilians in Iraq and was actually monitoring the degradation of Iraq's water supply. The destruction of civilian infrastructures necessary for health and welfare is a direct violation of the Geneva Convention.

After the Gulf War, the United Nations applied sanctions against Iraq, which denied the importation of specialized equipment and chemicals, such as chlorine for purification of water. There are six documents that have been partially declassified and can be found on the Pentagon's web site at www.gulflink.osd.mil. These documents include information that prove that the United States was fully aware of the costs to civilians, especially children, by upholding the sanctions against purification of Iraq's water supply.

The primary document is dated January 22, 1991 and is titled, "Iraq Water Treatment Vulnerabilities." This document predicts what will take place when Iraq can no longer import the vital commodities to cleanse their water supply. It states that epidemics and disease outbreaks may occur because of pollutants and bacteria that exist in unpurified water. The document acknowledges the fact that without purified drinking water, the manufacturing of food and medicine will also be affected. The possibilities of Iraqis obtaining clean water, despite sanctions, along with a timetable describing the degradation of Iraq's water supply was also addressed.

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posted on Jan, 3 2006 @ 05:53 PM
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horrible..everyone is entitled to water..I'm surprised they didn't try to give them some fluoridation



posted on Jan, 3 2006 @ 06:00 PM
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You're on a 'Geneva Convention Violation' roll today aren't you Jakobx...

I've read about the above before and it is terrible.

But... one way to win wars is to demoralize the population. This has been known and employed for centuries if not 10s of centuries or longer.


Invisibleplane - LOL, why of course they will, as soon as they rebuild the infrastructure I am sure they'll work that in and give the standard 'it reduces tooth decay' excuse.

- McGrude

edited for typo - me and my darn typos.






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posted on Jan, 3 2006 @ 07:20 PM
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Originally posted by McGrude

But... one way to win wars is to demoralize the population. This has been known and employed for centuries if not 10s of centuries or longer.

- McGrude





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Should peoples lives be takien to prove a insignifficant point?



posted on Jan, 3 2006 @ 07:31 PM
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I knew that the electrical plants in Iraq were targeted occurs the government later came back and claimed that it was an accident.

Also I remember when the soldiers most priority was to safe guard the oil fields.

During that time of chaos and mayhem a lot of explosives where looted.

Funny how we can go back and talk about everything that went wrong in liberating Iraq.

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posted on Jan, 3 2006 @ 07:35 PM
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Originally posted by Jakobx
Should peoples lives be takien to prove a insignifficant point?


Sorry, I am not sure I understand your statement. I don't know what the 'insignificant point' is.

To rebut your implied statement, no I don't support demoralizing a population by destroying civilian infrastructure to win a conflict.

The allies even went quite a bit too far in Hamburg during WWII, despite the fact that I feel it was a just war.

Hamburg Firebombing



posted on Jan, 3 2006 @ 07:37 PM
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Not all of us supported the US involvment in Iraq, plus not much is better in Iraq since the US invaded. Since involvment, bombings have increased in regularity the the land is becoming more uninhabitable(see DU thred).
And yet the US gives the illusiion of democracy with false elections with the results already known beforehand.



posted on Jan, 3 2006 @ 07:44 PM
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Originally posted by Jakobx
Not all of us supported the US involvment in Iraq, plus not much is better in Iraq since the US invaded. Since involvment, bombings have increased in regularity the the land is becoming more uninhabitable(see DU thred).


I never claimed to support the war in Iraq. I did simply point out that demoralization of the populace has been in common practice for a long time.


Originally posted by Jakobx
And yet the US gives the illusiion of democracy with false elections with the results already known beforehand.


Sounds not unlike the last two presidential elections in the states.



posted on Jan, 3 2006 @ 08:37 PM
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So was the killing of people belived to be witches



posted on Jan, 3 2006 @ 08:48 PM
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Originally posted by Jakobx
During the beginning of the so called "Operation Iraqi Freedom"


uh....try reading what youre posting, it says the gulf war, desert storm, not iraqi freedom.


"The primary document is dated January 22, 1991"

and credibility of that site is questionable when it omits parts of treaties and turns UN sanctions into US only sanctions for their own purpose and cant even state accurate dates of that treaties creation.

it omits this...

The prohibitions in paragraph 2 shall not apply to such of the objects covered by it as are used by an adverse Party:

and

derogation from the prohibitions contained in paragraph 2 may be made by a Party to the conflict within such territory under its own control where required by imperative military necessity.

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posted on Jan, 3 2006 @ 10:25 PM
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Iragi freedom, Gulf war, desert storm II call it what you like




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