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Killing the Children of Iraq
Hans von Sponeck, Joy Gordon, Intro Professor Gibson
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Feb. 19, 2015, 10:45 p.m.
Hans von Sponeck, " A different Kind of War", former UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq and Joy Gordon, "Invisible War", of Fairfield University speak about their experience with and research of US and British policies that crippled the United Nation's intent not to harm civilians as a result of enforcing economic sanctions against Iraq. Each documents in their respective books the scale of suffering perpetrated against children and the civilian society. Gordon speaks to the corruption and criminality that the sanctions created and the opposite effect than intended of strengthening the power of the Iraqi government over its citizens.

"During the 1990’s, Britain supported severe economic sanctions against Iraq because of Saddam’s increasing resource nationalism. The United Nations estimated that 1.7 million Iraqis died as a result of the sanctions. Five hundred thousand of these victims were children.

The British and American sanctions on Iraq killed more civilians than the entirety of chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons used in human history." The text from a subsequent article by Garikai Chengu following release of the Chilcot report.

International House, University of Chicago
Intro: 0:0 - 3:18
Hans von Sponeck: 3:19 - 30:42
Joy Gordon: 30:44 - 58:42
Q&A: 58:44 - 1:29:25

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