X-Message-Number: 21108
Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2003 22:06:21 +1100
From: Philip Rhoades <>
Subject: Greedy wars are not good for anyone, including cryonicists - pt I


Do you know enough to justify going to war with Iraq?

1.  Q: What percentage of the world's population does the U.S. have?
    A: 6%

2.  Q: What percentage of the world's wealth does the U.S. have?
    A: 50%

3.  Q: Which country has the largest oil reserves?
    A: Saudi Arabia

4.  Q: Which country has the second largest oil reserves?
    A: Iraq

5.  Q: How much is spent on military budgets a year worldwide?
    A: $900+ billion

6.  Q: How much of this is spent by the U.S.?
    A: 50%

7.  Q: What percent of US military spending would ensure the essentials
        of life to everyone in the world, according the UN?
    A: 10% (that's about $40 billion, the amount of funding initially
        requested to fund our retaliatory attack on Afghanistan).

8.  Q: How many people have died in wars since World War II?
    A: 86 million

9.  Q: How long has Iraq had chemical and biological weapons?
    A: Since the early 1980's.

10. Q: Did Iraq develop these chemical & biological weapons on their
    A: No, the materials and technology were supplied by the US
        government, along with Britain and private corporations.

11. Q: Did the US government condemn the Iraqi use of gas warfare
        against Iran?
    A: No

12. Q: How many people did Saddam Hussein kill using gas in the Kurdish
        town of Halabja in 1988?
    A: 5,000

13. Q: How many western countries condemned this action at the time?
    A: 0

14. Q: How many gallons of agent Orange did America use in Vietnam?
    A: 17 million.

15. Q: Are there any proven links between Iraq and September 11th
        terrorist attack?
    A: No

16. Q: What is the estimated number of civilian casualties in the Gulf
    A: 35,000

17. Q: How many casualties did the Iraqi military inflict on the western
        forces during the Gulf War ?
    A: 0

18. Q: How many retreating Iraqi soldiers were buried alive by U.S.
        tanks with ploughs mounted on the front?
    A: 6,000

19. Q: How many tons of depleted uranium were left in Iraq and Kuwait
        after the Gulf War?
    A: 40 tons

20. Q: What according to the UN was the increase in cancer rates in Iraq
        between 1991 and 1994?
    A: 700%

21. Q: How much of Iraq's military capacity did America claim it had
        destroyed in 1991?
    A: 80%

22. Q: Is there any proof that Iraq plans to use its weapons for
        anything other than deterrence and self defense?
    A: No

23. Q: Does Iraq present more of a threat to world peace now than 10
        years ago?
    A: No

24. Q: How many civilian deaths has the Pentagon predicted in the event
        of an attack on Iraq in 2002/3?
    A: 10,000

25. Q: What percentage of these will be children?
    A: Over 50%

26. Q: How many years has the U.S. engaged in air strikes on Iraq?
    A: 11 years

27. Q: Was the U.S and the UK at war with Iraq between December 1998 and
        September 1999?
    A: No

28. Q: How many pounds of explosives were dropped on Iraq between
        December 1998 and September 1999?
    A: 20 million

29. Q: How many years ago was UN Resolution 661 introduced, imposing
        strict sanctions on Iraq's imports and exports?
    A: 12 years

30. Q: What was the child death rate in Iraq in 1989 (per 1,000 births)?
    A: 38

Philip Rhoades

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