the real story behind “Mrs. Anthrax”


Richard Moore

From: Tom Warner <•••@••.•••>
Subject: the real story behind "Mrs. Anthrax"
To: •••@••.•••
Date: Wed, 7 May 2003 17:59:43 -0700 (PDT)

 They accused her of being in charge of Iraqi bioweapons. But it may be 
 that her real crime is exposing the effects of Gulf War I and US 
 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, May 7th, 2003 CONTACT:
 Alexander Dwinell
 On the detention of Dr. Huda S. Ammash
 The U.S. publishers of Dr. Huda S. Ammash assert that there
 may be political motivations for her detention on Monday,
 May 5 in Baghdad by the U.S. military on allegations that
 she oversaw Iraq's purported development of biological
 weapons. Dr. Ammash, Dean of Baghdad University, is the
 author of "Toxic Pollution, the Gulf War, and Sanctions," a
 peer reviewed research paper published in _Iraq Under Siege_
 (South End Press, 2002) an anthology that examined the
 effects of the Gulf War and sanctions on Iraq.
 United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection
 Commission (UNMOVIC) spokesperson Hiro Ueki has confirmed to
 South End Press that based on earlier research "UNMOVIC did
 not single Dr. Ammash out for interviews because UNMOVIC did
 not have clear evidence to link Dr. Ammash to BW [biological
 weapons] programs" when visiting Baghdad University on
 January 13th, 2003.
 "We are outraged at the U.S.'s extra-legal detention of Dr.
 Ammash and its plans to interrogate her. We demand that Dr.
 Ammash be released immediately," said co-publisher Alexander
 Dwinell. "The U.S. government is trying to silence Dr.
 Ammash's outspoken criticism of the U.S. role in causing
 cancers and other illnesses in Iraq through its own use of
 biologically hazardous weapons such as radioactive deleted
 Dr. Ammash, an environmental biologist and professor at
 Baghdad University, received her <Ph.D>. from the University
 of Missouri. She has earned international respect for her
 publications, particularly her documentation of the rise in
 cancers among Iraqi children and war veterans since the Gulf
 War. In _Iraq Under Siege_ she writes: "Iraqi death rates
 have increased significantly, with cancer representing a
 significant cause of mortality, especially in the south and
 among children."
 When visited in Baghdad by a group of NGO representatives
 and former UN officials in January 2003, Dr. Ammash stated:
 "People here bear every respect for Western people and
 Western civilization. We respect your technological
 accomplishments and your values..Yet hatred is being
 manufactured by some to engineer a clash of civilizations."
 Dr. Ammash's other publications include: "Impact of Gulf War
 Pollution in the Spread of Infectious Diseases in Iraq,"
 (Soli Al-Mondo, Rome, 1999), and "Electromagnetic, Chemical,
 and Microbial Pollution Resulting from War and Embargo, and
 Its Impact on the Environment and Health," (Journal of the
 [Iraqi] Academy of Science, 1997).
 South End Press 7 Brookline Street #1, Cambridge, MA 02139
 (617) 547-4002 Fax: (617) 547-1333
Forwarded In solidarity,

Thomas W. Warner 
(keeper of the data base for the No War Against Iraq Coalition and member 
of Maple Leaf SNOW - for identification purpose)
8923 2nd Ave. N.E.
Seattle, WA, 98115
(206) 523-1720


    For the movement, the relevant question is not, "Can we
    work through the political system?", but rather, "Is
    the political system one of the things that needs to be
    fundamentally transformed?"

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