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WingNut
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posted 28 March 2003 08:05 PM      Profile for WingNut   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
LONDON: Relief agencies accused British and US forces yesterday of being more concerned with food aid as a propaganda tool than feeding hungry Iraqis.

Here


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Wankity
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posted 28 March 2003 08:21 PM      Profile for Wankity        Edit/Delete Post
quote:
Almost all aid agencies have said southern Iraq is still too dangerous for civilian relief teams, but they are demanding the UN take control of humanitarian work when the fighting ends.

No shit!!


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"The fact that it was chaotic and badly planned and off the back of a truck illustrates that they (military) do not have the competence to do that," Sida said. A British defence source said that the military should not accept blame for Wednesday's chaos.

Ya dont say?!

Should the military:
A) let the people starve; or
B) unload and distribute food the best they can, in an active war zone, and risk being accused of a giving aid as 'propoganda'?

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peacepiper
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posted 31 March 2003 12:36 PM      Profile for peacepiper     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
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Another concern is the amount of food aid that can get through to a country where 60 percent of the population had been relying on an oil-for-food programme, which was suspended when the US-led war against Iraq began. The first ship to bring humanitarian aid since the start of the US-led invasion was British ship Sir Galahad, which docked at the port of Umm Qasr yesterday.

But its cargo is a drop in the sea of aid which the oil-for-food programme had provided. "To put it in context, we have been waiting for the Sir Galahad for days with its 200 tons of food. Under the oil for food programme 16,000 tonnes a day were supplied, so you are looking at 80 Sir Galahads a day just to restore the normal supply," Christian Aid spokesman John Davison said.



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ronb
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posted 31 March 2003 12:46 PM      Profile for ronb     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
And the reverse angle... Starvation: Part of pacification strategy?
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Moredreads
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posted 31 March 2003 12:49 PM      Profile for Moredreads     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
We need to apply Somalia lessons in Afghanistan

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Humanitarian operators are not pleased. They complain that armed military personnel doubling as development workers confuse local warlords and put everybody in danger. A useful contribution of the military would be to stick to their roles and work at maintaining security, which is disastrous in most regions.

Didn't Bush forget to put any Afghanistan humanitarian aid in his Iraq war budget? I saw that somewhere, didn't I?

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Blind_Patriot
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posted 31 March 2003 01:06 PM      Profile for Blind_Patriot     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
The Coalition forces have bombed stock piles of Iraq food. Why? You can argue "Why don't the people have it then?". The Iraqi people are not dieing because of starvation. So, yes I think it's a propaganda issue.
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Moredreads
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posted 31 March 2003 01:20 PM      Profile for Moredreads     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
What is more amazing is this: IRAQIS BRING AID TO BASRA
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