Famine and Genocide = Profits, Part 2
Deanna Spingola
November 13, 2016

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In 1945, the elite’s lawyers and agents incorporated economic sanctions into the U.N. Charter as a disciplinary policy in order to control and/or punish nations that resist the globalist’s agenda or foreigner’s corporate interests. Nations have used sanctions fourteen times – twelve times since 1990. The United States, on behalf of well-connected corporations, imposed the longest running sanctions, since February 7, 1962, against Cuba after that nation expropriated, with compensation, the properties of American corporations. After the destruction of the Iraqi infrastructure and the accompanying pollution of the water supply, the U.N. Security Council then inflicted strict economic sanctions on Iraq, with Resolution 661, which began August 6, 1990 and continued until May 22, 2003. Sanctions ended soon after the “shock and awe” invasion on March 19, 2003. Those sanctions prohibited the importation of all commodities and products and all exports originating in Iraq or Kuwait. Punitive sanctions critically restrict the import of the basic essentials to sustain life, which severely effects the most vulnerable in any society, the children, of which 500,000 perished during that deadly period. The general mortality rate increased dramatically. The sanctions predictably deindustrialized what remained of the country, now dependent on others for agricultural products. On June 23, 1991, the Pentagon admitted that their targets were not limited to military objectives, indicative of a total war. In a total war, soldiers deliberately destroy the infrastructure, which renders a country incapable of supporting itself as an industrialized society. [1]

 

General Merrill McPeak, Air Force Chief of Staff, admitted in a briefing on March 15, 1991 that this war was “the first time in history that a field army has been defeated by air power.” He estimated that the United States dropped 88,500 (only 7.4 % were precision guided) tons of bombs in 109,876 aircraft sorties. This was more intense than the 34,000 tons per month during the Vietnam War or the 22,000 tons per month during the Korean War. [2] By the end of the war, Iraq had only four percent of its prewar electricity. Troops damaged or rendered inoperable fifty railroad and highway bridges between Basra and Baghdad. Bombs destroyed eight multi-purpose dams, four of the seven pumping stations and thirty-one municipal water and sewerage facilities, twenty in Baghdad, resulting in sewage pouring into the Tigris, Iraqi’s primary water source. The American military deliberately incapacitated the water purification plants throughout Iraq, a ruthless act that is totally against the Geneva Conventions. [3]


On January 22, 1991, officials published Iraq Water Treatment Vulnerabilities warning that without the addition of chlorine to purify the water, diseases such as cholera, hepatitis, and typhoid would occur. By May 1991, these diseases were pandemic in the refugee camps due to inadequate water and poor sanitation. American bombs destroyed 9,000 homes leaving about 72,000 Iraqis homeless. Dr. David Levenson visited Iraq immediately after the Gulf War on behalf of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War. He said, “For many weeks, people in Baghdad, without television, radio, or newspapers to warn them, brought their drinking water from the Tigris, in buckets.” He said, “Dehydrated from nausea and diarrhea, craving liquids, they drank more of the water that made them sick in the first place.” Thousands died from drinking polluted water. Ohio Representative Tony Hall wrote to the Secretary of State Madeleine Albright voicing concerns about what he called the “profound effects the deterioration of Iraq’s water supply and sanitation systems has on children's health.” Diarrhea in children under five occurred in “epidemic proportions,” the leading cause of death in that age group.
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The United States imposed sanctions against Iraq, the worst in modern history, to halt their alleged aggression against Kuwait and, if true, should have ended with Iraq’s withdrawal from that country, if not for the combined influence of the United States and Britain with the U.N. Iraq agreed to a cease-fire on February 22, 1991. They had three weeks to withdraw their troops to within their pre-invasion borders. The United States accepted the entire proposal and promised that American troops would not harm retreating Iraqi soldiers. Accordingly, a safe withdrawal could begin within twenty-four hours.

 

However, General Barry McCaffrey ordered the bombing of retreating Iraqi troops in a systematic massacre that lasted two days. They destroyed over 1,500 Iraqi tanks, armored vehicles, trucks, jeeps, ambulances and automobiles along what became known as the “highway of death,” evidenced by hundreds of horrifically charred and twisted cadavers entombed in the burnt remains. On February 24, 1991, the United States launched Operation Desert Saber. Many Iraqi ground troops were still entrenched, defending a fortified line when two American brigades from the First Infantry Division used a “bulldozer assault.” They drove alongside the trenches in earthmoving plows mounted to tanks and buried the terrified defeated occupants. Two thousand Iraqis surrendered to escape being buried alive. One brigade commander estimated that they only buried between eighty and 250 Iraqis. Thousands of other Iraqi soldiers deserted to the death of the desert but U.S. Marines followed them. Although the Iraqis surrendered, the United States claimed they were afraid that the Iraqis would use chemical weapons. In that case, the United States would have destroyed the remaining dams on the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, totally flooding Baghdad.  

       Highway of death      Highway of Death 2    Highway, Iraq

 

McCaffrey, instead of receiving official condemnation for ignoring the cease-fire orders, was awarded with a position as an Adjunct Professor at West Point, where he was the Bradley Professor of International Security Studies (2001-2005). He was also an NBC and MSNBC military analyst and the president of BR McCaffrey Associates, a consultant firm. In April 2008, The New York Times confirmed that ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC hired military analysts to present supposedly unbiased observations about the conduct of the current war in Iraq – including McCaffrey, all of whom had undisclosed connections to the Pentagon and/or military contractors. McCaffrey was a founding member of the Committee for the Liberation of Iraq, headed by war hawk neo-cons like William Kristal, Newt Gingrich and Richard Perle. Military analysts like Colonel Ken Allard, General Wayne Downing, Major General Don Sheppard, Lt. General Thomas G. McInerney, General Montgomery Meigs and others have appeared on major networks touting the war’s progress. [5]


On May 18, 2010, the West Point Association of Graduates of the United States Military Academy awarded McCaffrey, who was also the South COM Commander (U.S.-Latin America troops), and White House National Drug Policy Director, the Distinguished Graduate Award. Colonel Robert L. McClure said, “General McCaffrey’s record as an exceptional military leader, accomplished public servant, and lifelong contributor to the United States Military Academy and its mission make him a superb choice for the Distinguished Graduate Award.” [6] A West Point faculty member stated, “The General has been my most inspiring mentor – in my view, a true model of integrity, personal sacrifice, and moral courage.” That is how they manufacture heroes – with job appointments, awards and whitewashing.

 

The United States blamed exiting Iraqis for setting fire to about 700 oil wells, about eighty percent of Kuwaiti’s wells, which amounted to a daily loss of at least six million barrels. Ultimately, privately contracted American-based companies extinguished the fires, which cost Kuwait $1.5 billion. The fires burned until November 6, 1991, and caused widespread pollution and the destruction of groundwater resources as spilled oil formed huge pools, which contaminated the soil. In 1998, several veterans contacted the American Gulf War Veterans Association and claimed that American forces, Navy Seals, Marine Force Recon, and Delta Force, had set the Kuwait oil well fires as part of a pervasive scorched earth policy. One veteran gave a detailed description of how special operations teams set explosive and incendiary charges on wellheads that were then remotely detonated. [7] On December 15, 1990, before the invasion, Secretary of State James Baker signed the U.S. Army report from the 352nd Civil Affairs Command on the New Kuwait, which detailed the extensive destruction planned for Kuwait, including how they would set the oil wells ablaze. The report also had a list of the United States companies that they would employ to extinguish the fires. [8]

 

Saddam Hussein and his top aides recognized that Iranian officials would hold them financially accountable for the devastation and environmental damages caused by the dozens of fires. Top Iraqi officials have repeatedly disclaimed responsibility for this sabotage operation. In June 1992, former Iraqi Oil Minister Osama al-Hiti said, “We did not set the oil fields on fire. Why should we? Where was the profit?” [9] Companies, and the financial institutions that back them, were the profiteers. They include Red Adair Company (Texas), Boots and Coots (Texas), Wild Well Control (Texas), Safety Boss (Canada), Cudd Well/Pressure Control (Texas), Neal Adams Firefighters (Texas), and Kuwait Wild Well Killers, a team of  specialists from all over the world. After the war, well-connected American corporations, using assumed Arab names, rebuilt Kuwait, earning millions of dollars. During this special operation, officials dismissed the services that Deutsche Babcock offered. Deutsche Babcock was very experienced in, among other things, oil and gas firing equipment, copper pipes, cast-iron fittings, desulfurization systems, and water-treatment plants. The companies with close ties to the U.S. government received the clean-up contracts despite the special services that the German conglomerate could have provided. The elites have no qualms about destroying natural resources and blaming others because it represents profit.

 

In 1991, estimates for reconstruction of Kuwait ranged from $45 to $100 billion plus another $10 billion to rebuild the oil industry and another $15 billion to replace the infrastructure. American companies received about 250 contracts and they obtained about seventy percent of the work. [10] The Marshall Plan for rebuilding Western Europe after World War II cost the equivalent of $70 billion at today’s prices. [11] The American taxpayer paid for the reconstruction, another redistribution of wealth, seized from the taxpayer’s pocket and allotted to American corporations and their cronies, the banks that finance their operations. According to the late General Smedley D. Butler, war is a racket, the title of his book exposing the gigantic profit-producing deadly swindle.

 

Companies that received contracts include Fluor, Dresser Industries, Bechtel, Caterpillar Inc., Motorola Inc., AT&T, Raytheon, General Motors, Ford Motor, Chrysler, and the Army Corps of Engineers. Rebuilding takes years. [12] Some of these same companies got contracts to rebuild Iraq. Suzanne H. Woolsey (CFR), wife of former CIA Director R. James Woolsey (CFR, Rhodes Scholar), joined the Board of Directors of Fluor Corp., an engineering and contracting firm, on February 3, 2004. By August 2004, Fluor had a $1.6 billion Iraqi reconstruction contract. Fluor raked in about $1.3 billion for reconstruction after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. [13] On October 7, 2016, "Donald J. Trump announced the appointment of several key members to his national security advisory council following a roundtable meeting in New York. New members of the national security advisory council include K. T. FcFarland, Congressman Mik Mc Caul, Senator Tom Cotton, Senator Richard Burr, Jim Woolsey, Tom Barrack, Congressman Darrell Issa, Senator Bob Corker, Senator Jim Inhofe, Charlie Glazer and Johcroft. These ne member will add to the already strong team comprised of Senator Jess Sessions, General Mike Flynn, Tom Stewart, Bert Mizusawa, Bob McEwan, Chuck Cubic, Jay Garner, Keith Kellogg, Gary Harrell, Bob Magnus, Jim Hoskins and Rudy Giuliani." See their biographies HERE

 

On May 12, 1996, Madeleine Albright, then U.S. Ambassador to the UN, appeared on a 60 Minutes segment where Lesley Stahl asked, “We have heard that half a million children have died. I mean, that’s more children than died in Hiroshima. And, you know, is the price worth it?” Albright replied, “I think this is a very hard choice, but the price, we think the price is worth it.” Colin Powell, who directed Desert Storm and defended McCaffrey’s massacre, in referring to the civilian deaths, perhaps as many as 150,000, remarked, “That’s not really a number I’m terribly interested in.” We are still in Iraq, twenty years after the first assault and the American military has killed almost two million people in behalf of multinational corporations.

 



[1] Allied Air War Struck Broadly in Iraq By Barton Gellman, Washington Post, June 23, 1991

[2] Benjamin S. Lambeth, The Transformation of American Air Power, Cornell University Press, New York, 2000, pp. 4, 238, 261

[3] Article 54 of the Geneva Convention states: “It is prohibited to attack, destroy or render useless objects indispensable to the survival of the civilian population” and includes foodstuffs, livestock and “drinking water supplies and irrigation works.” 

[4] Felicity Arbuthnot, Allies Deliberately Poisoned Iraq Public Water Supply In Gulf War, Sunday Herald (Scotland), September 17, 2000

[5] David Barstow, Behind TV Analysts, Pentagon’s Hidden Hand, New York Times, April 20, 2008

[6] Former Drug Czar and 4-Star Gen. Barry McCaffrey (USA-Ret.) Receives West Point 2010 Distinguished Graduate Award, http://www.foxbusiness.com/story/drug-czar--star-gen-barry-mccaffrey-usa-ret-receives-west-point--distinguished/

[7] US Special Forces memorandum admits U.S./U.N. set Kuwaiti Oil Fires in 1991, Portland Independent Media Center, November 25, 2004

[8] US Special Forces memorandum admits U.S./U.N. set Kuwaiti Oil Fires in 1991, Portland Independent Media Center, November 25, 2004

[9] US Special Forces memorandum admits U.S./U.N. set Kuwaiti Oil Fires in 1991, Portland Independent Media Center, November 25, 2004

[10] Shawn Tully and Rebecca Lewin, Who Will Rebuild Kuwait, The Americans first of all, followed by the Brits and the French and companies from other countries that sent troops. But Kuwaitis are also looking for low bidders, Fortune Magazine, March 25, 1991

[11] Steve Lohr, War in the Gulf: Postwar Kuwait; U.S. Corporations Win Kuwait Rebuilding Jobs, New York Times, February 28, 1991

[12] Steve Lohr, War in the Gulf: Postwar Kuwait; U.S. Corporations Win Kuwait Rebuilding Jobs, New York Times, February 28, 1991

[13] Rita J. King, Rebuilding: At What Cost and In Who’s Image?, Special to CorpWatch, August 16th, 2006