The War in Iraq
(34 Infrequently Asked Questions)

Mitakuye Oyasin. We are all related.
This war touches us all.


  1. What percentage of the global population is from the USA?

  2. What percentage of the global wealth pertains to the USA?

  3. Which country has the largest oil reserve in the world?
    Saudi Arabia

  4. And the second largest?

  5. What is the global military budget?
    Over one billion Euros.

  6. What percentage of this pertains to the USA?

  7. What percentage of the USA military expense would be enough to cover the basic needs of Third World countries, according to the United Nations?

  8. How many people have died in wars since World War II?
    86 million

  9. How long has Iraq had chemical and biological weapons?
    Since the beginning of the 1980's.

  10. Did Iraq develop these weapons on its own?
    No. It used materials and technology offered by the USA and UK governments, as well as private multinational companies.

  11. Did the USA condemn Iraq's use of gas against Iran?

  12. How many people did Sadam Hussein gas at Halabja in 1988?

  13. How many Western governments condemned this act then?

  14. How many liters of "Agent Orange" did the USA use in Vietnam?
    Over 35 million liters.

  15. Is there any proof of a link between Iraq and the 9/11 attacks?

  16. What is the estimate of dead civilians during the Gulf War?

  17. How many casualties did Iraq's army cause amidst Western troops during the Gulf War?
    About 20

  18. How many tons of depleted uranium were left behind in Iraq and Kuwait after the Gulf War?
    40 tons

  19. According to the United Nations, what percentage did the number of cancer cases increase in Iraq between 1991 and 1994?

  20. How many civilians has the Pentagon predicted will be killed during an attack to Iraq?

  21. How many of these would be children?

  22. How many years has the USA been attacking Iraq?
    11 years

  23. How many United Nations resolutions did Israel break before 1992?
    Over 65

  24. How many United Nations resolutions has the USA vetoed between 1972 and 1990?
    Over 30

  25. How many countries have nuclear weapons?

  26. How many nuclear warheads does Iraq have?

  27. How many nuclear warheads does Israel have?
    Over 400

  28. How many nuclear warheads does the USA have?
    Over 10,000

  29. And which is the only country that has ever used nuclear weapons?
    The USA

  30. What does Article VI of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, ratified by the USA, say?
    Each of the Parties to the Treaty undertakes to pursue negotiations in good faith on effective measures relating to cessation of the nuclear arms race at an early date and to nuclear disarmament, and on a Treaty on general and complete disarmament under strict and effective international control.

    (This Treaty was signed by the USA on July 1, 1968, and entered into force with the deposit of USA ratification on March 5, 1970.

  31. Why hasn't the Treaty for the Total Prohibition of Nuclear Testing, which was adopted by the United Nations in 1996, been enforced?
    Because, in spite of Bill Clinton's signature, the US Congress and George Bush have categorically opposed it.

  32. Why couldn't a Verification Protocol for the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons be approved last year?
    Because the USA opposed it. It categorically refuses inspectors from the United Nations to visit its own biotechnology laboratories.

  33. Where did the anthrax that terrorized Americans at the end of 2001 come from?
    A laboratory in the Pentagon.

  34. Who said, "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter"?
    Martin Luther King.


Compiled by Antonio Gallego,
March 15, 2003


Main Page