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U.N. Accuses U.K. and U.S. Forces of Breaching Geneva Convention

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posted on Apr, 12 2003 @ 10:21 PM
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U.N. Accuses U.K. and U.S. Forces of Breaching Geneva Convention


2003-04-12 |
LONDON

"'This inaction by the occupying powers is in violation of the Geneva Conventions, which explicitly state that medical establishments must be protected ..'"

The United Nations, Friday, added its voice to the growing alarm at lawlessness and anarchy in Iraq following the U.S.-led invasion, accusing British and American troops of breaching the Geneva Convention.

"The coalition forces seem to be unable to restrain the looters or impose any sort of controls on the mobs that now govern the streets," the UN Office of the Humanitarian Co-ordinator for Iraq (UNOHCI) said in a statement from Amman in Jordan.

"This inaction by the occupying powers is in violation of the Geneva Conventions, which explicitly state that medical establishments must be protected, that the wounded and sick must be the object of particular protection and respect, (that medical staff) must be protected and must be free to carry on their duties," it warned.

The alarm comes amid reports that Britain had already started to withdraw 550 medical staff from a field hospital because of the relatively light number of U.K. military casualties.

Fears were that the country may descend into a power struggle following the killing of prominent Shia cleric Abdul Majid al-Khoei, who had recently returned to the holy city of Najaf after spending more than a decade in exile in London.




posted on Apr, 13 2003 @ 12:42 AM
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Interestingly enough this from a site which presents the attached



Either by incompetence or by design, George W. Bush allowed the 9/11 attacks to happen, and probably was involved in the planning of them.

The American people might stand by and allow him to slaughter every nation in the world, but they will not stand for it when they know he participated the mass killing of his own people


as well as



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Never sleeps this is not a comment on your reporting but rather a comment on the site. As I understand it the US has already secured (as of yesterday the hospitals as well as delivered/replaced supplies).
I do very much enjoy what you present Never Sleeps
by all means please keep it up/

I did find one other item which I thought was interesting......


Subject: Letter to the Iraqis From The BIA (satire)

2003-04-12 | BUREAU OF IRAQI AFFAIRS (Formed March 20, 2003)

Dear People of Iraq,

Now that you have been liberated from your oppressors, we at the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) look forward to our future relationship with you. As one of the oldest of American governmental agencies, we have a good deal of experience in assimilating people of other cultures to the American way of life. Further, in order to follow-up on our promise that, following the war, Iraq and Iraqi oil will belong to the Iraqi people, we will appoint an "interim government", in order to get the oil flowing - for your benefit of course. Meanwhile, below you will find a list of what to expect from the Office of the BIA, based on our vast experience managing the affairs of American Indians:

1. Henceforth, English will be the spoken language of all government and associated offices. If you do not speak English, a translator fluent in German will be provided.

2. All Iraqi people will apply to be entered on a citizen (tribal) roll. Citizenship will be open to those people who can prove that they are Iraqi back four generations with documents issued by the United States. Christian church records may also be given in support of proof of your origins.

3. All hospitals designated to serve you will be issued a standard "medical kit". The kit will contain gauze, band-aids, burn cream, iodine, tweezers, and duct tape.

4. Your oil is to be held in trust for you. We will appoint an American-approved government lawyer who has a background in the oil industry to represent your interests. Never mind that he may also work for an energy company that he will eventually cut a deal with. However, not to fear - this close relationship will guarantee you more money for your oil.

5. Each Iraqi citizen will be allotted one hundred acres of prime Iraqi desert. You will be issued a plow, a hoe, seed corn and the King James version of the Christian Bible. Following the distribution of land, any land left over will be open to settlement by Israelis.

6. Each Citizen is entitled to draw a ration of milk, sugar, flour and lard. If, for health or religious reasons, you feel cannot use the rations, you may file a complaint with your BIA appointed liaison, General Foods Corporation. Those Iraqis showing signs of diabetes, heart disease, or glaucoma will be issued double rations, as, (we are sure you will agree), our own medical system will be too alien for your use.

7. We will manage your trust monies, stipulating that any five year-old American citizen, demonstrating minimal computer skills, may hack into the system that controls your accounts, and set up their own account. Records of your accounts will be kept, but you must receive express written permission from the head of the BIA in order to examine them

8. In keeping with the separation of Church and State supported by the US Constitution, Christian missionaries will be sponsored through government funding to provide your local educational and social services. Of course, only Iraqis who convert to Christianity will be allowed to hold jobs within the government.

9. For the purposes of future treaty making, any single Iraqi will be found competent to sign land-session treaties on behalf of all other Iraqis.

10. Welcome to the Free World and have a nice day!


This came originally from Dr. George Wasson, a Coquille/Coos Indian. My in laws in Cortez posted it to the ANML list.

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