posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 12:19 PM
reply to post by confreak
Not a single one of the sources you provided indicates that one million children were killed as a direct result of American led sanctions. The UNICEF
report simply concludes that the sanctions were responsible for some of the increase in infant mortality rate, but again, it does not provide a
I also find it ironic that one of the links you provided, that being the reason.com link (of which I have been a contributing writer), specifically
shows how the reported numbers were totally incorrect.
The sanctions, first imposed in 1990 after Iraq's invasion of Kuwait, are administered by the U.N., not the U.S. They were first imposed
on all exports from Iraq and occupied Kuwait, and all non-humanitarian imports, in an effort to persuade Saddam Hussein to retreat within his own
I went ahead and highlighted a sentence of note. According to this article, which you flippantly used as evidence for your irresponsible and
incorrect statement, these sanctions were administered by the U.N. Before you come out and say something like "well, the United States supported the
sanctions!" you can say the same thing about just about every nation in Europe, including Russia and Japan.
The dictatorial Iraqi government, which has blamed nearly every civilian funeral since 1991 on sanctions, claims there have been more than 600,000
deaths of under-5-year-olds these past 11 years (4,500 per month) and 1.5 million deaths overall.
So you honestly believe that every single individual death since 1991 is a direct result of those sanctions?
Please read your sources before posting them. In fact, I would encourage you to read the Reason article in it's entirety, as it may actually clear
up some loose ends that you are obviously confused about.