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falloutboy
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> The 1991 Gulf War was responsible for the deaths of at least 200,000 - 300,000 Iraqis during and within twelve months of it finishing. At least 110,000 of those killed were civilians, mainly as a result of bombing facilities essential to provide clean water to the Iraqi people. War will mean environmental devastation.

> Despite the claims, there is no evidence that Iraq presents a clear and present danger to any nation, nor that it is close to having nuclear weapons. Its economy has been devastated by sanctions, and its military is weak. No evidence has been produced of claimed links to the September 11 bombings.

> Concern about weapons of mass destrucionmeans working for a world-wide reduction in armaments and arms sales, not the big powers selling huge amounts of weapons into the Middle East, and then initiating another war.

> UN resolutions on disarmament and human rights will only work if they are applied without fear or favour, and widened so that all the nuclear powers and the Middle East states abolish their stocks of chemical, biological and nuclear weapons.

> Political violence, whether used by governments to intimidate their own populations, or used by small groups to create fear or economic loss, is abhorrent. But concern about tragic events such as Bali should not be a cry for war that will kill more innocent people in Iraq.

> The response must be to target only those responsible. The international community must strive to understand and combat the underlying causes of war, the lack of democratic rights and the global injustices and imbalances between rich and poor which are at the heart of many conflicts today.

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"violence is not the solution to the problem, rather the problem to the solution." - master sodium
couldn't be said any better. come along and we'll show 'em that we, the people, don't want a freakin' war!!

[ 09. November 2002, 16:05: Message edited by: falloutboy ]


-As angels debate chance and fate-
i was riding through melbourne on a midget giraffe, things were peachy.

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falloutboy
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Posted:BUMPity bump - it's on tommorrow.. feel free to come along folks!

-As angels debate chance and fate-
i was riding through melbourne on a midget giraffe, things were peachy.

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