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The fire this time : U.S. war crimes in the Gulf

Author: Ramsey Clark
Publisher: New York, NY : Thunder's Mouth Press ; Emeryville, CA : Distributed by Publishers Group West, ©1992.
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In February 1991, as the U.S. was staging 3,000 bombing sorties a day, Ramsey Clark journeyed across war-ravaged Iraq to document firsthand the results of U.S. war crimes. The Fire this Time: U.S. War Crimes in the Gulf exposes the savage underbelly of the Gulf War and George Bush's "New World Order." On January 17, 1991, President Bush launched an overwhelming military assault on a country that up until a few  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ramsey Clark
ISBN: 156025047X 9781560250470
OCLC Number: 26097107
Description: xxvii, 3-325 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Chronology of the Gulf War and Its Aftermath --
Ch. 1. Planning U.S. Dominion over the Gulf --
Ch. 2. The "Turkey Shoot" and Consolidation of Control --
Ch. 3. War Crimes Against Civilians --
Ch. 4. Washington's Continuing Effort to Control the Middle East --
Ch. 5. The War Against the Environment --
Ch. 6. The War and Human Rights --
Ch. 7. The Role of the American Media in the Gulf Crisis --
Ch. 8. Trashing the UN Charter and the U.S. Constitution --
Ch. 9. Crimes Against Peace, War Crimes, and Crimes Against Humanity --
Ch. 10. The Quest for Peace and Accountability --
Ch. 11. The Fire This Time --
Ch. 12. A Vision of Peace --
App. I. Letter to President Bush - February 12, 1991 --
App. II. Letter to Committee on Foreign Relations --
App. III. Complaint Charging President Bush with War Crimes --
App. IV. List of Commission of Inquiry Hearings and Meetings --
App. V. Final Judgment of International War Crimes Tribunal --
App. VI. Judges of the International War Crimes Tribunal. App. VII. Letter to President Bush - February 1992 --
App. VIII. Letter to UN Secretary General Ghali - March 1992 --
App. IX. Letter to the Media --
App. X. Letter to UN Security Council - March 1992 --
App. XI. Selections on International Law.
Responsibility: Ramsey Clark.
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In February 1991, as the U.S. was staging 3,000 bombing sorties a day, Ramsey Clark journeyed across war-ravaged Iraq to document firsthand the results of U.S. war crimes. The Fire this Time: U.S. War Crimes in the Gulf exposes the savage underbelly of the Gulf War and George Bush's "New World Order." On January 17, 1991, President Bush launched an overwhelming military assault on a country that up until a few months before had been treated as an ally. While Pentagon censors, abetted by a public relations firm hired specifically for that purpose, distorted and sanitized the media's war coverage back home, U.S. forces pushed ahead with brutal strikes against an overmatched adversary. The object was not just to win, but to annihilate the enemy, all for American economic gain. The Fire this Time reveals how foreign policy planners spent years spreading inflammatory misinformation to prepare the American public for war and draw Iraq into the conflict. After Ramsey Clark returned from his fact-finding mission in Iraq, he founded the Commission of Inquiry for the International War Crimes Tribunal to gather testimony from survivors and eyewitnesses from around the world. These moving accounts of the destruction of human life and the environment by an overzealous American military are the basis for charges of 19 violations of International Law. In The Fire this Time, Ramsey Clark brings this evidence together to form a scathing indictment of U.S. activities in the Persian Gulf.

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