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6.6 million unnecessary deaths in Afghanistan

Afghanistan is the New Auschwitz: Based on UNESCO data, the US invasion of Afghanistan has led to as many as 6.6 million unnecessary deaths

Online Journal
February 15, 2008

According to Gideon Polya, based on UNESCO data, the US invasion of Afghanistan has led to as many as 6.6 million unnecessary deaths. According to Washburn University law professor Liaquat Ali Khan, the “crime of genocide applies to the intentional killings that NATO troops commit on a weekly basis in the poor villages and mute mountains of Afghanistan to destroy the Taliban.” The occupation forces, which ironically include former Axis powers Germany and Japan, have created the New Auschwitz.

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Half of Baghdad without water

Azzaman
February 15, 2008

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Power failures and maintenance have disrupted running water supplies to almost half of the capital, Baghdad, home to nearly 6 million people.

A Baghdad Municipality source said the project supplying drinking water to Rasafa, the eastern half of Baghdad, was temporarily idle.

The source, refusing to be named, said running water supplies may not resume for a few days.

He attributed the stoppage, which has caused large-scale popular resentment, to blackouts which have recently even affected essential utilities like water.

The stoppage has led to the closure of bakeries and restaurants in Rasafa, aggravating the suffering of Baghdad residents.

Water resumed intermittently and in inadequate quantities through household taps for half a day after a three-stoppage on Thursday. Then the taps dried once again.

US air strikes kill Iraqi family, including five children in Kirkuk
http://wiredispatch.com/news/?id=47129

IRAQ: The Lights Have Gone Out, Who Cares
http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=41217

Baghdad is engulfed in a lake of sewage so big it can be seen on Google Earth
http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5jam-lrcdXuQLtrYRSz43-tYNO7fQ

Depleted Uranium Killing Iraqis
http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=43357&secti..3510303

4 million Iraqis struggling for food
http://www.ireland.com/newspaper/breaking/2008/0212/breaking68.htm

U.S.-led Sunni militias turn guns on Iraqi police
http://www.azzaman.com/english/index.asp?fname=news/2008-02-11/kurd.htm

War Veterans Make Up Half of Suicides At Home
http://www.editorandpublisher.c..play.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003709846

 


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