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Volume 2, Number 47 January 5 - 11, 2003 Quezon City, Philippines
Human Shield Plan For Iraq
By Sky News (Britain)
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former US marine is leading a campaign against a second Gulf war by going to
Baghdad to become a human shield.
Nichols O'Keefe wants to prevent attacks on the Iraqi people. He claims to have
been "overwhelmed" by the number of others who want to take similar
believe our so-called democracies are not representing the views of their
people," he told Sky News. "Polls show people are against war but
governments are clearly leading us into a conflict."
W. Bush has more than 7,000 nuclear weapons. He has said as recently as last
month that he is willing to use them. The US must disarm first, then the rest of
the world would be justifiably compelled to do the same."
O'Keefe served in the first Gulf War in the early 1990s but later renounced his
strongly denies he is being supported by the Iraqi government.
a ludicrous suggestion, " he said. "But I'm not a pacifist, either. I
just believe people have the right to fight back if they are threatened. I stand
by what I believe in - I'm concerned about the state of the world.
in the West are lulled into a state of prosperity and comfort which makes them
quite naive to the fact that we are on the brink of a global revolution."
O'Keefe warned that the US had no interest in popular democracy in Iraq.
that was so, the oil would have to be distributed equitably. Any government
after Saddam would be a puppet regime doing the bidding of the US and protecting
its oil interests."
O'Keefe plans to leave for Iraq on January 25.
claims that huundreds of people have volunteered to go there, in what he calls a
mass migration, "with the ultimate goal of saving thousands of brothers and
sisters whose only crime is the existence of oil beneath their feet".
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