Monday, April 28, 2008

Rev. Wright: United States Supplied Saddam Hussein Chemical Material

The most astonishing part of Rev. Jeremiah Wright's appearance at the National Press Club was the reaction of the Press Club audience. At times, the majority booed. And at other times, the majority cheered and clapped. The moderator asking the questions seemed absolutely astounded by the cheering and clapping.

Later, one newscaster on Fox News America's Newsroom noted audience members included other than journalists and Press Club members. Guests were present, the newscaster stated, including ... West... and others. (We'll check)

Wright's response in particular to the question about his position and comments regarding the government spreading HIV among black communities should be required viewing and reading for all.

(unofficial) Wright: Have you read Horowitz's book, others, if you haven't read things, based on Tuskeegee... and other things, believe our government is capable, yes... all we have to do is check the sales slip...

we sold Saddam those biological materials ... to him... they used what we sold them, yes I believe we are capable... (end unofficial)

A discussion, a serious discussion, among journalists should begin on the beliefs that are not going to go away. The truth about the United States supplying chemical material for use by Saddam Hussein against the Kurds must come out, and soon.

U.S. Had Key Role in Iraq Buildup
Trade in Chemical Arms Allowed Despite Their Use on Iranians, Kurds By Michael Dobbs Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, December 30, 2002¬Found=true

A week after September 11, 2001, I was personally able to attend a panel discussion in Pittsburgh, PA held by a respectable group of academics. The discussion was to revolve around foreign-relations issues at the time. Given the horrendous events of 9/11, panel members focused on those tragic events.

Late in the discussion, near the end of the program, one panelist, a journalist, specifically made a comment about how the U.S. has been involved in foreign affairs to the detriment of the U.S. in many cases. He stopped short of making a connection between 9/11 and U.S. involvement around the globe, but the implication was there.

I was disappointed that nobody had an opportunity to ask for further explanation of the journalist's remarks. The audience at the time didn't seem surprised by the comment.

so similar statements to Rev. Wright's had been made long ago and by individuals well-respected in various truth-seeking pursuits.

As for the U.S. supplying Saddam Hussein with biological material that Hussein later used in attacks on the Kurds, this has been well-documented.

While Wright's style may at times be objectionable, his disgust with a United States of America that indeed lies, is well deserved.

We just have to be extra careful that we prove by the evidence when the charges of lying pan out. Otherwise, one mistake, one charge disproven, diminishes the credibility of all other charges, which can be shown to be true and accurate.

(Net the Truth Online)


Dozens of U.S. Items Used in Iraq Arms; Exports Often Approved Despite Warnings From Pentagon, Others Series: SENDING EQUIPMENT TO IRAQ: ANATOMY OF A DEAL Series Number: 1/2
[FINAL Edition]
The Washington Post (pre-1997 Fulltext) - Washington, D.C.
Author: R. Jeffrey Smith
Date: Jul 22, 1992
Start Page: a.01
Section: A SECTION
Text Word Count: 3130

An early U.S. motive in expanding high-tech trade with Baghdad was to help bolster Iraq economically against Iran during the brutal war between the two countries. Even after the Iran-Iraq war, administration officials continued to promote U.S.-Iraqi trade in a failed effort to gain influence in Baghdad and moderate Iraq's behavior in the region.

Only a few of the U.S. exports to Iraq involved munitions. Virtually all the rest involved so-called "dual-use" equipment, ostensibly meant for civilian application but also capable of being used in a military program. U.S. law proscribed such exports to countries listed as supporting terrorism, a label Washington applied to Iraq before 1982 and reinstated one month after Iraq's August 1990 invasion of Kuwait.

U.S. Had Key Role in Iraq Buildup
Trade in Chemical Arms Allowed Despite Their Use on Iranians, Kurds By Michael Dobbs Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, December 30, 2002¬Found=true

American Gulf War Veterans FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
10 Sept. 2002
Contact Person: Gary Treece

According to information obtained by the AGWVA, there is irrefutable evidence to show that the United States government provided and encouraged Iraq’s use of chemical weapons. The United States Department of Commerce and The American Type Culture Collection (ATCC) provided at least 80 shipments of biological agents that were not attenuated (or weakened) and were capable of reproduction. These shipments included such virulent agents as Anthrax, West Nile Virus and Clostridium botulinum (S.R.103-900, May 25, 1994, pg. 264)...


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