UN aid hidden


    Along with Saddam's gruesome killing factory, British forces found a vast stockpile of food that could have saved babies from starving.

    Thousands of tons of UN aid - including baby food, sugar and tea -were discovered hidden inside secret warehouses on the southern side of Basra.


    I was looking for an update on the death factory and came upon this discovery by the British. Tons of UN aid according to this report, baby food, sugar and tea.
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  3. by   Mkue
    Undistributed UN food found hoarded

    BRITISH troops have uncovered a cache of thousands of tons of baby food, sugar and tea withheld from the Iraqi people by Saddam Hussein.

    The vital UN aid, stockpiled inside a secret warehouse, was discovered by the Desert Rats near the makeshift Basra morgue where human remains were piled high.

    Captain Richard Clare, 27, yesterday described the find as a "shocking indictment" of Saddam's regime.

    He said: "We have managed to determine that the supplies are from the Food for Oil program. The initiative, run by the UN, saw Iraq supplied with vital food in return for valuable oil.

    "The aid should have been distributed to those Iraqis who live in poverty and are in desperate need of help. Instead it's been withheld. Why, we don't know. Saddam has taken the food out of the mouths of his own people."

    Yesterday attempts were being made to start distributing the food to people in and around Basra.

    Army chiefs hope locals will play an active role in delivering the aid and help set up an infrastructure that will also see fresh water supplied daily. Desperate people are begging in the streets for water.

    The roads in and around the city are lined with desperate people begging for water.

    This might be a more informative article, looks like they still might be able to use it.
  4. by   pickledpepperRN
    Terrible man.
    I read a few years ago that one of his advisors said something he didn't like. SH took out a pistol, shot him in the head, and remarked as he walked out, "Get that mess cleaned up."

    May be a false story, but could be true.
  5. by   Heather333
    You know, I hope a nice little laser-guided bomb finds SH, kills him and that he rots in hell.
  6. by   Mkue
    Kind of makes me wonder what else is hidden in that country. Within two days they have found remains of executed men and women, hidden UN aid for babies and children. Suspected chemical weapons still being tested. Terrorist camps found a few weeks ago.
  7. by   rncountry
    I once posted on a thread that when all was said and done there would be people who would profess anger and upset over what is found just like those in WWII. I still believe that.
    At some point in time it is likely there will be pictures beamed into the living rooms of the world that will make people shudder. It is one thing to believe Saddam Hussein is an evil man and I would dare say that everyone one of us feels that way, but it is something entirely different when instead of thinking what evil there is, you get to actually see it. A bit like learning about the concentration camps in WWII in high school history, but then actually seeing the old films that were taken after the camps were liberated. The imagination is great, but to actually be confronted visually with the reality is bound to make some people feel very uncomfortable.
    We are not at that point yet, but it would surprise me greatly if in a couple months we do not see this.
    Baby food! Baby food for God's sake. What harm is a baby to any regime? It is however, a great way to control the baby's parents isn't it?
  8. by   pickledpepperRN
    I'm not looking if I can avoid it.
    Don't want to see the dead and injured Iraqis either.
    My imagination is enough having worked in a trauma center.
  9. by   Mimi Wheeze
    Once again, the UN was ineffective.

    So sad, but I'm not surprised.
  10. by   Furball
    I just heard a horrible story about one of Hussein's sons. Back in '82 an attractive archetecture (sic) student refused Uday's advances so he had her kidnapped to his place in the country where he raped, tortured and mutilated her for months and then fed her to his dobermans. I'm sure there are 1000's of these types of nightmare stories caused by Hussein and his regime.

    Baby food...how utterly disgusting. I cannot express just how thrilled I am that he is possibly a pile of dust right now or running for his life like a jackrabbit..