Stuart McCabe

Media Madness and the Rationale of the Francophobes

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In contrast to 'Socialist Review''s anti-war coverage the media has been showing scenes around Basra of British medics treating wounded Iraqis alongside wounded British soldiers.

The commentator, with solemn reverence, states that the medic does not differentiate between Brit and Iraqi, and all he recognises is the common suffering. The same commentator fails to mention that the screaming Iraqi children who are being cared for are also the victims of British aggression.

The Lie Detector

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With regard to the UN sanctions against Iraq mentioned in 'The Alternative Dossier' (October SR), under Resolution 661 imports such as food and medicine were specifically exempt from the embargo.

But Britain and the US who dominate the Sanctions Committee have banned or delayed such items as baby food, X-ray machines, heart and cancer drugs, chlorine, and a wide range of contracts related to food, water, health, sanitation, education and agriculture.

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