John Pilger - Paying the Price - Killing the Children of Iraq 
PHOTOS OF John Pilger - Paying the Price - Killing the Children, 2000.
An analysis of the effect of economic sanctions on Iraq. DR JINAN GHALIB HASSEN, KAROL SIKORA, LAITH KUBBA, ANUPAMA RAO SINGH, DR JAWAD AI-ALI, DENIS HALLIDAY
John Pilger and Alan Lowery traveled to Iraq with Denis Halliday, a former assistant secretary-general of the United Nations who resigned over what he called the "immoral policy" of economic sanctions.
There they expected to find a suffering nation held hostage to the compliance of a dictator, Saddam Hussein. What they found was a country being slowly strangled by a draconian U.S./U.K. blockade.
PHOTOS OF John Pilger - Paying the Price - Killing the Children,DR JINAN GHALIB HASSEN,KAROL SIKORA, LAITH KUBBA, ANUPAMA RAO SINGH, DR JAWAD AI-ALI, DENIS HALLIDAY POSTED IN FLYERMALL BY SPYROS PETER GOUDAS
This is an extraordinary documentary made by John Richard Pilger.
Within the film there are several personalities and each of them gives their own opinion about the subject.
In the conclusion of the film there is one fact that stands out and that is at the point of this documentary there have been illness and deaths particularly to the young children of Iraq that have been unjustified and could have been prevented by the United Nations and the super powers.
Urgent medical supplies critical to the treament of the increasing levels of cancer and other illnesses affecting the young children were not available or the supply of medications was sporadic.
In one segment of the film, Laith Kubba states "Iraq is a country, it is not Sadam Hussein."
If we take this statement as accurate, then the unjustified sanctions against Iraqi people, especially on the underprivileged and the children, then the sanctions must have been lifted instantly after viewing the video of John Richard Pilger.
Since I am not in the policing of the issue and the corrections, if any have been done to correct this situation, then this article will stay in effect until written confirmation from John Richard Pilger along with others involved in this documentary, including Dr. Jawal Al-Ali, Dr. Jinan Ghalib Hassen, Denis Halliday, Anupama Rao Singh, Professor Karol Sikora and Laith Kubba.
Dr. Jawad Al-Ali
PHOTO OF DR.JAWAD AL-ALI Consultant Physician & Oncologist, M.R.C.P.(U.K.)
Alsader Teaching Hospital, Basrah, Iraq
PHOTO OF DR JINAN GHALIB HASSEN
PHOTO OF PROFESSOR KAROL SIKORA
PHOTO OF DENIS HALLIDAY
When some people viewed the film they had the nerve to mention that Dr. Jinan Ghalib Hassen did not speak good English during her explaination of the situation.
My response to this statement is that Dr. Jinan Ghalib Hassen did not go to school to study English but apparently to become a doctor, most possibly a good one who cares about her patients and a human being too.
There is no doubt that the film itself is an extraordinary piece of art in journalism.
It portrays the reality of the situation in conjunction with the cross references and verifications from many within the presentations.
Quite a few people appreciate the information presented in this documentary.
However, many find the information very disturbing.
It is very hard to digest that over 4,000 Iraqi children die each month from lack of adequate health care related to sanctions placed on Iraq.
Therefore, the question posed by Dr. Jinan Ghalid Hassen is absolutely correct and I believe not too many have the answer.