Oil Wars: a Moral Cancer
by WILLIAM MANSON on 04-06-2013
â€śRoughlyâ€ť 500,000 children in the early 1990s? â€śAboutâ€ť a million people killed by the invasion and its aftermath? â€śA few millionâ€ť more lives maimed, displaced, wrecked (as much by grief and despair as by physical mutilation)? Such statistics are terribly abstract, obscenely abstract: an adding-machine tabulates an endless list of corpses into an abstract figure to be entered in the chronicle of â€ścollateral damage,â€ť â€ścivilian casualties,â€ťâ€”or a â€śbody count.â€ť
Sectarianism, Corruption and Torture… It Is Not Worth IT
by Haifa Zangana on 07-02-2013
When Madeleine Albright asked in May 1996 about the death of half a million Iraqi children as a result of UN sanctions, she said: "we think the price is worth it." By "it" she meant US interests, propping US hegemony, and preparing for regional military action.