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There are 2 messages totalling 93 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

1. Clinton Lies to a Population Deprived of History, says Historian
2. Biography of Majid Sharif and the recent statement of Jonbesh Mosalmanan
Mobarez

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Date: Mon, 21 Dec 1998 23:06:29 GMT
From: arash@MY-DEJANEWS.COM
Subject: Clinton Lies to a Population Deprived of History, says Historian

> Iraq Bombing "Another Lie," Says Historian Zinn
>
> December 16
>
> [Immediately after President Clinton announced
> the bombing of Iraq today, we called Boston
> University historian HOWARD ZINN and asked
> for his take. After a few minutes, he e-mailed
> this forceful accusation:]
>
> President Clinton has just told another lie, this
> time not about the relatively trivial matter of
> his sexual activities, but about matters of life and
> death. In explaining his decision to bomb Baghdad,
> he said that other nations besides Iraq have
> weapons of mass destruction, but Iraq alone has
> used them.
>
> He could only say this to a population deprived of
> history. The United States has supplied Turkey,
> Israel, and Indonesia with such weapons and they
> have used them against civilian populations. But
> the nation most guilty is our own. No nation in
> the world possesses greater weapons of mass
> destruction than we do, and none has used them
> more often, or with greater loss of civilian
> life. In Hiroshima hundreds of thousands died, in
> Korea and Vietnam millions died as a result of our
> use of such weapons.
>
> Our economic sanctions are also weapons of mass
> destruction, having resulted in the deaths of
> hundreds of thousands of Iraqi children. Saddam
> Hussein may well have weapons of mass
> destruction, he may indeed be inclined to use
> them, but only the United States is actually using
> them, and at this very moment, people are dying in
> Iraq as a result.
>
> However evil Saddam Hussein is, whatever
> potential danger he may represent, he is not, as
> the president said tonight (telling another lie) a
> "clear and present danger" to the peace of the world.
> We are. And, as the president said, if there is a
> clear and present danger we must act against it. It
> is a time for protest.
>
> We are living in times of madness, when men in
> suits and ties, and yes, a woman secretary of
> state, can solemnly defend the use, in the present,
> of indiscriminate violence?they do not know what
> they are bombing!?against a tyrant who may use
> violence, in the future. The phrase "clear and
> present danger" has therefore lost its meaning.
>
> The phrase "weapons of mass destruction" too has
> lost its meaning when a nation which possesses more
> such weapons, and has used them more often,
> than any other, uses those words to justify the
> killing of civilians "to send a message." We who
> are offended by this should send our own message
> to our demented leaders.
>
> Howard Zinn is professor emeritus of history at
> Boston University, and author of A People's
> History of the United States.

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Date: Tue, 22 Dec 1998 00:45:04 +0000
From: "a.abdi" <a.abdi@BTINTERNET.COM>
Subject: Biography of Majid Sharif and the recent statement of Jonbesh
Mosalmanan Mobarez

You may read the biography of Dr. Majid Sharif at the following
address:

http://www.btinternet.com/~a.abdi/MajShar.pdf

You may read the latest statment of Jonbesh Mosalmanan Mobarez at
the
following address:
http://www.btinternet.com/~a.abdi/jmm77924.pdf

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