Remembering Iraq: The Sanctions Genocide

August 6th, 2013

Published on Axis of Logic, by T.J. Coles, August 3, 2013. (Part Three of a series … part first (The Occupation 10 Years On), part second
(Britain’s Favourite Punching Bag).

The sanctions imposed on Iraq from 1990 to 2003 were perhaps the biggest crime of the post-WWII period, “one of the great man-made disasters of the last half-century,” writes journalist Patrick Cockburn, one of the few to brave beyond the US-imposed “Green Zone”.  [1] “The sanctions effectively denied an entire population the means to live,” acknowledged British diplomat, Carne Ross, one of those responsible for implementing them [2] … (full text).

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