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Weren’t those children like the others?
Where was the “World” in 2003 when children in Baghdad were being mangled by American and Allied bombs?
Were the American flag and the American athletes removed as is the case today for the Russian ones?
Proof of how your brain is washed and re-washed and how you are predisposed to having it washed.
A mass of millions and millions of ignorant people who deserve only one thing:
Counting the victims of Iraq
Dead children are always very present in the propaganda of atrocities and Osama bin Laden is only the latest to exploit them. But what is the truth?
Just as the Germans were said to have thrown Belgian children with bayonets in the first war, and in the Gulf War Iraqis were said to have thrown Kuwaiti children out of their incubators, so – according to Osama bin Laden – Americans have been children – large-scale murder. Repeatedly reproduces this theme. Yet the number of “dead children” varies somewhat.
This week, Bin Laden went to great lengths to announce in his obviously pre-prepared videotape: “ A million innocent children are dying right now as we speak, killed in Iraq without any sense of guilt “.
The same accusation was used for self-justification in the US trial of an associate of Bin Laden, convicted of the 1998 attack on the US embassy in Nairobi, Kenya.
There have been more than one million deaths in Iraq, the defense said last June in New York . The 24-year-old prisoner, Mohamed Rashed Daoud al-Owali, told the FBI he was prepared to die as a martyr to “wipe the tears of mothers whose children have been murdered by American politics.”
Three years earlier, in February 1998, the text of Bin Laden’s fatwa calling for jihad against the Americans had been published in al-Quds. Bin Laden described “the great devastation inflicted on the Iraqi people by the Crusader-Zionist alliance, and … the huge number of people killed, over 1 million”.
Eighteen months ago, his estimate had been slightly more modest. In an interview with Nida’ul Islam magazine in October 1996, Bin Laden was quoted in reference to: “America and Israel kill the weakest men, women and children in the Muslim world and elsewhere … the death of over 600,000 Iraqi children due to food and medicine shortages … resulting from boycotts and sanctions against the Iraqi Muslim people “.
It seems chilling that, in training camps and around fires, Bin Laden’s young Muslims have repeated over and over again that Americans kill children.
One way to look at these deliberate evocations of dead Iraqi children by bin Laden is to say that they simply provide corroborating evidence of a longstanding unholy alliance between Saddam Hussein, the atheist “Butcher of Baghdad”, and Bin Laden. , the mad mullah of the Afghan mountains.
This would undoubtedly be the position of hawks like former foreign minister David Owen, who this week at the Mirror argued that intelligence ties between Iraq and bin Laden’s al-Qaeda justify second wave action. to permanently remove Saddam.
But the embarrassing fact is that it was not Bin Laden who gave rise to these claims about the killing of children in Iraq. But American critics in the West.
Director John Pilger was among the sharpest. Writing in the Guardian last year he said: “ This is a war against the children of Iraq … the most ruthless embargo in modern history. According to UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund. , the mortality rate of children under five is more than 4,000 per month, or 4,000 more than those who would have died before the sanctions. That’s half a million dead children “. Bin Laden just took Pilger’s figure but it has doubled.
But are Pilger and his Western colleagues right? Part of the answer is that there have never been any dead babies. The “dead children of Iraq” are a statistical construct.
The figure of half a million can be traced back to a World Health Organization report published on March 25, 1996: The health conditions of the Iraqi population since the Gulf crisis. WHO sent an epidemiologist consultant to Iraq in 1995 and, based on Iraqi data, said that infant mortality rates increased by 600% in the four years from 1990 to 1994. The Center for Economic and Social Rights based in New York then extrapolated, stating, “These mortality rates translate into a figure of over half a million excess infant deaths.”
And so, on the US television show 60 Minutes on May 12, the then Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright, was asked: “We heard that half a million children have died. I mean, they are more children than those. who died in Hiroshima. Is it worth the price? “
Albright: “ I think this is a very difficult choice, but the price – we think it’s worth it. ”
In July 2000, a more thorough investigation by UNICEF suggested that the previous figure was double the truth – that 250,000 children would be a fair count. But since the sanctions had lasted twice as long, the statistic total remained the same .
Unicef said: “If the substantial reduction in infant mortality across Iraq during the 1980s had continued into the 1990s, there would have been half a million fewer under-five deaths in the country. as a whole in the eight years from 1991 to 1998. ”
Saddam blames sanctions, while the US blames Saddam. But however theoretical the figures, and however questionable the reasons, it seems difficult to argue that children die unnecessarily. Last year, Dr. Peter Pellett, a professor of nutrition at the University of Massachusetts who served on three UN food and agriculture missions in Iraq, wrote: “ All recent investigations on food and nutrition they have essentially the same story: malnourished children … increased mortality, and a general breakdown in the whole fabric of society “.
Bin Laden’s propaganda can be exaggerated and one-sided. But maybe he is right.
For the United States the sanctions and the invasion of Iraq led to the deaths of thousands and thousands of children, where was the solidarity of the world then? What about the US sanctions?
According to Iraq Body Count, between 2003 and 2011, US coalition forces killed at least 1,201 children in Iraq alone. Airwars.org estimates that more recent attacks by allied US forces on Islamic forces in Iraq and Syria have killed at least 1,239 civilians, including an unknown number of children.
For the United States it was a value to kill those children with sanctions and armed intervention without real justification other than a hypothesis then denied by the facts and the assassination of David Kelly .
All those who support the New World Order watch television, think what television tells them to think, act like automatons.
Those who support the Ukrainian Nazis are scum like them.
In 2018 , Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and other humanitarian organizations have written to the Ukrainian government urging it to face “an atmosphere of almost total impunity” when it comes to radical militant groups in Ukraine and in general, it means the neo-Nazis.
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