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Americans DO NOT agree

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Submitted by Coilín ÓhAiseadha (Denmark), Jan 13, 2003 at 13:02

Americans definitely do NOT broadly agree about the danger that the Saddam Hussein regime in Iraq is alleged to pose to themselves.

Many Americans have listened to a man whose insight into the Iraqi regime is virtually unsurpassed: former Marine and chief weapons inspector, Scott Ritter.

Ritter has made a film entitled "In Shifting Sands, the Truth about UNSCOM and the Disarming of Iraq", where he states that the alleged threat posed by Iraq is one of the greatest misconceptions out there. Because the weapons inspectors destroyed ALL of Iraq's long-range missiles and more than 90% of its nuclear, biological and chemical weapons by 1996.

Please: see the film, listen to Ritter, and then decide.

What is topsy-turvy in America is the gross violation of the principles of international law, such as the Charter of the United Nations and the Geneva Convention.

Promoting American interests is all very fine, but I know that most Americans would be utterly appalled if they knew all that Tom Nagy knows about the destruction of Iraq's water supply by coalition bombings and sanctions.

The documentation is water-tight: coalition forces deliberately destroyed the water supply, in full knowledge that this would lead to epidemics of diseases such as cholera and typhoid. This is documented unequivocally in Defence Intelligence Agency documents and in the military planning document, "Strategic Attack".

In the long term, America's interests cannot be promoted by this enormous debasement of basic human values.

American academics do not hate America. These are patriotic Americans who love their country and who are doing their best to save the United States from destroying itself by abusing its vast power.

Don't let anybody tell you what to think about America's finest minds. Listen to them for yourself, think about what they say, and then make up your own mind.

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