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SOCIETY HEALTH AND SAFETY
COLUMN FOR THE RECORD
POLITICS & POLICY 1- REPERCUSSIONS OF US-IRAQ WAR ON PAKISTAN
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PM'S VISIT TO CHINA
COMPANY PROFILE 1- A DECADE OF COMMITMENT
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MARI GAS COMPANY LIMITED
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PSO REGAINS LEADERSHIP ROLE UNDER TARIQ KIRMANI 

 

FOR THE RECORD

 

By Syed M. Aslam
Mar 31 - Apr 06, 2003
 

 

 

*** "THE BILL for this unprovoked attack is just starting to come in, and the American people should start worrying that the administration has lost control over the costs."

(Representative Dennis Kucinich, a leading anti-war Democrat and a presidential aspirant, blasting President Bush for asking Congress to approve $ 74.7 billion in new war funds)

*** "THE UNITED STATES is not in a very good moral or legal position to complain about the humiliation of troops taken prisoner in Iraq... [It] has refused to apply Conventions to the Guatanamo detainees"

(Head of Centre for Constitutional Rights in the US commenting on appeals made by top officials in the US administration to treat US POWs held by Iraq in line with the Geneva Convention)

*** "ILLEGITIMATE"

(French Foreign Minister Dominique de Villepin commenting on US-led war against Iraq at the Commission of Human Rights of the UN)

*** "WE LIVE in a time with a fictitious election results that elect fictitious presidents. We live in a time when we have a man sending us to war for fictitious reasons. We are against this war Mr Bush. Shame on you. Shame on you."

(Famed US filmmaker Michael More's scorching anti-war Oscar-acceptance speech while picking up the award for the best documentary for his anti-gun "Bowling for Columbine")

*** "... I won't tell you the forecast for the next few days. It's valuable military intelligence."

(A US commander declining to comment on weather conditions hampering the operations of invading forces saying 'weather forecasts are secret')

 

 

*** "THE USE OF FORCE against Iraq, as well as the military preparations by the United States and its satellites in the Korean peninsula have made us understand clearly that we must everything for our legitimate defence."

(North Korean foreign ministry saying that US-led attack on Iraq has forced his country to mount a 'legitimate defence' against possible US aggression)

*** "SUPPORT OUR TROOPS, bring them home... Peace is patriotic... You can't save a country by bombing it... Indict Bush for crimes against peace."

(Placards held by participants of 500,000-strong anti-war demonstration in New York and Washington D.C.)

*** "IT IS WEAPON that we will continue to use if the need is there to attack armour."

(US fence officials announcing to use depleted uranium ammunitions in Iraq)

*** "OF COURSE I do not feel guilty...I spent only a few years in school and never studied engineering, but I possessed a talent in mechanics."

(Inventor of infamous assault rifle Kalashnikov, Mikhail Kalashnikov, talking about his deadly weapon)

*** "WE'VE SEEN a number of things that tell us that what meets the eye always is not necessary what is true."

(A senior US commander voicing exasperation with the guerrilla warfare tactics used by the Iraqis against the US-led invading forces)

*** "31-17"

 

 

(Number of votes cast in New York City Council to pass a resolution opposing war in Iraq)

*** "WITH WAR COMES bloodshed and death. How can one go to an awards ceremony in a fancy evening gown and smile?"

(Zhang Ziyi, star of the Oscar nominated Chinese film "Hero" explaining why she would not attend the Academy Awards ceremony)

*** "...He (Saddam) was there when the building blew up. He didn't get out...Forces IN Baghdad tomorrow."

(Claims made by senior British and US commanders about the 'death' of Iraqi strongman Saddam Hussain and 'quick capture' of Baghdad two days after the invasion of Iraq)

*** "DEATH IS the same, here or in Iraq. But it becomes more honourable when it happens in your own country... Must I stay in Amman when the Americans are killing my family and attacking my sisters?"

(One of thousands of Iraqis living in Jordan heading home to defend their motherland against the US-led invasion)