RN: the Nuclear threat still exists


Jan Slakov

Dear Rn list,    Jan. 27

Viviane Lerner sent us notice of a TV program to be shown tonight on "Iraq's
continuing nuclear threat". 

I have no doubt that Iraq's government would be continuing to arm itself
with nuclear weapons if it could, and for all I know, it may still be able
to do so. 

But, of course, Iraq is not the only country which poses a nuclear threat;
it would be idiotic to bomb any one of these countries; instead of bombing
or other types of violence, surely it makes sense to support those elements
of our societies which are working to bring an end to the nuclear threat.

Actually, there is a global campaign to abolish nuclear weapons, called
Abolition 2000. Viviane Lerner has sent the message below to an abolition
address. Write to them if you would like to find out more about this
campaign. Or write to me; I have lots of information on it.

all the best, Jan
PS Most people who are "up in arms" about Iraq's nuclear threat either do
not know or choose to ignore the fact that the US used depleted uranium (DU)
in the "ordinance" it dumped not only on Iraq, but also in Yugoslavia. So, I
will include a message about the DU bullets used in Iraq that Viviane
Lernere sent us earlier.

Sometimes people need to SEE what DU does. If so, I recommend they get ahold
of a copy of the Jan. 10 issue of the _Manchester Guardian_, which shows
some pretty disturbing photos of children suffering from the after effects
of DU.

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Date: Tue, 26 Jan 1999 19:42:50 -0500
From: Scott Portzline <•••@••.•••>
Subject: Upcoming "60 Minutes" Report on Iraq's Nuclear Threat
Date: Tue, 26 Jan 1999 18:46:02 -0500
From: Nuclear Control Institute <•••@••.•••>
Subject: Upcoming "60 Minutes" Report on Iraq's Nuclear Threat

At 9 PM EST on Wednesday, January 27, CBS' new program "60 Minutes II" will
feature a report on Iraq's continuing nuclear threat and on inspections by
the International Atomic Energy Agency in Iraq.  The Nuclear Control
Institute participated in the preparation of this report, and we urge you
to tune in.

Paul Leventhal, president
Nuclear Control Institute

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Subject: Fwd: UK Nuclear News 23 December 1998
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>>Date: Wed, 23 Dec 1998 10:48:55 +0000
>>From: Geoff Adams <•••@••.•••>
>>Subject: NPU Bulletin 23 Dec
>>Weds 23 Dec 1998
>>98-9263 A million rounds of uranium-tipped bullets were fired during       
>> the Gulf war. Maggie O'Kane reports on Iraq's congenitally         
>>deformed children, victims of a war they never knew. G 21 Dec     98-9264
>>German chancellor Gerhard Schroder has told Greens to toe the         gvt
>>line on nuclear energy or get out of his administration.         Ind,FT 23
>>Geoff Adams, Information Officer, Greater Manchester Research, 4th Floor,
>>Metropolitan House, OLDHAM, Lancs, UK, OL1 1QD
>>Tel: 0161 911 4179 / Fax: 0161 627 1736
>>UK newspaper URLs: <http://www.gmresearch.u-net.com/dibabbs.htm>
>Nuclear Free Local Authorities Secretariat
>Town Hall
>Manchester M60 2LA  UK
>Tel: + 44 161 831 9108
>Fax: + 44 161 835 3645
>WWW: http://www.gn.apc.org/nfznsc/