Sanctions Kill 500,000 Iraqi Children
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Lesley Stahl: "I mean, that's more children than died in Hiroshima. & and you know, is the price worth it?"   Madeline Albright,   "I think this is a very hard choice, but the price we think the price is worth it."----- Former U.N. Ambassador Madeline Albright, responding to reporter Lesley Stahl as to whether the over half a million Iraqi children killed by the UN sanctions against Iraq were "worth it." CBS May 11, 1996

[2010 Jan] 900 IRAQI PRISONERS FACE SUMMARY EXECUTION: STOP THE DEATH PENALTY IN IRAQ! a message from Denis Halliday, Former UN Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations, Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq 1997-98  By the end of 1998, we the UN had killed hundreds of thousands without any apparent hesitation on the part of the permanent member states of the Security Council.

[Media 2000] UN Says Sanctions Have Killed 500,000 Iraqi Children

[2000] Squeezed to death by John Pilger  Chlorine, that universal guardian of safe water, has been blocked by the Sanctions Committee. In 1990, an Iraqi infant with dysentery stood a one in 600 chance of dying. This is now one in 50. ....Just before Christmas, the department of trade and industry in London blocked a shipment of vaccines meant to protect Iraqi children against diphtheria and yellow fever...... "I had been instructed," he said, "to implement a policy that satisfies the definition of genocide: a deliberate policy that has effectively killed well over a million individuals, children and adults."

Nobody wants to know WHO killed half a million Iraqi children! by Elias Davidsson

[1999] Clinton Is The WorId's Leading Active War Criminal. Clinton's crimes, after just seven years in office, are competitive with Suharto's by Edward S. Herman The most monumental of Clinton's war crimes, however, has been his policy of sanctions on Iraq, supplemented by the maintenance of intense satellite surveillance and regular bombing attacks that have often resulted in civilian casualties. UNICEF reports that in 1999 more than 1 million Iraqi children under 5 were suffering from chronic malnutrition, and some 4,000-5,000 children are dying per month beyond normal death rates from the combination of malnutrition and disease. Death from disease was greatly increased by the shortage of potable water and medicines, that has led to a 20-fold increase in malaria (among other ailments). This vicious sanctions system, causing a creeping extermination of a people, has already caused more than a million excess deaths, and it is claimed by John and Karl Mueller that Clinton's "sanctions of mass destruction" have caused "the deaths of more people in Iraq than have been slain by all so-called weapons of mass destruction [nuclear and chemical] throughout all history" (Foreign Affairs, May/June 1999). U.S. mainstream reporters, who have so eagerly followed the distress of the Kosovo Albanians, somehow never get to Iraq for pictures of the thousands of malnourished children.