Is It Really a “War On Terror”? Parts 3 & 4 of 11

BUSH’S WAR OF TERROR, 1990-1991
PART 3

Deanna Spingola

August 22, 2005
NewsWithViews.comOn the evening of 16 March 1988 Iraqi airplanes, provided by the United States, began dropping chemical bombs on Halabja, a predominantly Kurdish city of 80,000 people in Northern Iraq. The chemical bombardment continued through the night and continued until the 19th. The Kurds sympathized with Iran during the Iran-Iraq War. It was the largest chemical weapons attack against a civilian population in modern history. The attack concentrated on the actual city in addition to the roads out of the city.[1]On 8 September 1988 the Senate passed the “Prevention of Genocide Act of 1988” which would render Iraq ineligible to receive U.S. loans, military and non military aid, credits, credit guarantees and any item subject to export controls. This law would make the importation of oil into the United States illegal. The bill did not pass the House because the Reagan administration launched a lobbying campaign to prevent its passage in the House. Apparently, other agendas were more important to the U. S. government than those pesky human rights violations.[2]

Read complete PART 3 here.
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BUSH’S WAR OF TERROR, GENOCIDE
PART 4

Deanna Spingola
August 22, 2005
NewsWithViews.com

On 23 January 1991, Iraq began dumping approximately one million tons of crude oil into the gulf, causing the largest oil spill in history. Our focus was the military targets throughout Iraq and Kuwait: scud missile launchers, weapons of mass destruction sites, weapons research facilities and naval forces. In addition we besieged the following military and civilian installations: electricity production facilities, nuclear reactors, telecommunications equipment, port facilities, oil refineries and distribution, railroads and bridges. The Pentagon admitted in a report on 23 June 1991 that their targets were not limited to military targets but that they “deliberately did great harm to Iraq’s ability to support itself as an industrial society.”[1]

By the end of the war Iraq had only 4% of it prewar electricity. Fifty railroad and highway bridges between Basra and Baghdad were damaged or rendered inoperable. Bombs destroyed eight multi-purpose dams, four of the seven pumping stations and thirty-one municipal water and sewerage facilities – twenty in Baghdad, resulting in sewage pouring into the Tigris, Iraqi’s water source. Water purification plants were incapacitated throughout Iraq.[2] A U.N. report from the middle of March described “near apocalyptic” damage to Iraq’s infrastructure which has consigned the country to a “pre-industrial age”. “According to the survey team report, the destruction of 9,000 homes has left some 72,000 Iraqis homeless.”[3]

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One Response to “Is It Really a “War On Terror”? Parts 3 & 4 of 11”

  1. Oh, but the USA’s commander in chief would NEVER commit war crimes now would he??? Not for just OIL!!! Shhhhhh! Don’t tell anyone! We can’t have the sheeple of the USA waking up to what their government is capable of!!! Our government is LOVING, benign, totally benevolent! Ya, in a pig’s eye!

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