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The Secret Behind the Sanctions: How the US Intentionally Destroyed Iraq’s Water Supply

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Newly declassified documents have been found which reveal that US officials were aware as early as 1991 of the impactthat US bombing and sanctions would have on Iraq’s water supply. The documents predicted that preventing Iraq fromimporting desperately needed chlorine and spare parts would result in epidemic disease. The new documents come morethan ten years after the imposition of US-backed sanctions against Iraq which have killed more than a million people.

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  • Thomas Nagy, Nagy is author of "The Secret Behind the Sanctions: How the U.S. Intentionally DestroyedIraq’s Water Supply," the just-published cover story in the September issue of The Progressive. He isassociate professor of expert systems at George Washington University.

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