2 thoughts on “Atlantic Council Hosts Presentation on Semnani Iran Study – Tikun Olam תיקון עולם إصلاح العالم
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  1. I think it is this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68LUHa_-OlA&feature=related in which “former CIA asset” Susan Lindauer puts the real number of children alone who died because of sanctions against Iraq at one million, rather than the 500,000 which seemed to Madeline Albright to be a reasonable sacrifice.

    So what would 85,000 Iranian casualties as per your October 6 post mean to the criminals behind this farce called democracy. Maybe this presentation is a marketing exercise: Look, only 85,000 Iranian casualties! Let’s go!

    By the way, the figures on Iraqi children killed by the sanctions included only those up to the age of five (from memory). Ain’t it grand to spread democracy.

  2. My intuitions tell me to beware.

    What were the underlying assumptions, and how are the projected numbers to be contextualized and used? I have a hard time believing that any of the three you mention will speak sincerely for those Iranians projected to die; if they cared, they wouldn’t be supporting the sanctions.

    The obvious solution is to accept Iran’s legitimate actions within the NPT, and to work towards a nuclear free Middle East; precisely what the US will not do.

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