Bomb Now Die Later The War On Public Health In Iraq19912004

No violence short of a nuclear explosion has been as intense as the air onslaught unleashed upon Iraq.

Destroying the means of producing electricity is particularly attractive because it can not be stockpiled.

The bottom line in comprehensive infrastructure bombing is that it kills civilians whilst the adversary's military power remains largely intact.

Increased requirement for night vision devices

Increased reliance on battery-powered items for news, broadcasts, etc.

Shortage of clean water for drinking, cleaning and preparing food

Hygiene problems

Inability to prepare and process some foods

Decreased situational awareness

Rising disease rates

Rising rates of malnutrition

Increased numbers of non-combatants requiring assistance

Difficulty in communicating with non-combatants

(Bolkcom and Pike 1993:2, 6)

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