With a report on the number of estimated victims due to different scenarios, the physicians of IPPNW want to create a mood against war
As an objection to a war with Iraq, the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War and in Social Responsibility (IPPNW) published a report that attempts to estimate the number of people who could be killed in the process. There could be, so the courage, up to half a million deaths, as long as no nuclear weapons are used, above all, as in any modern war, civilians were allowed to be involved.
The report Collateral Damage: The Health and Environmental Costs of War on Iraq, commissioned by IPPNW, honored with the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985, and written by the British organization Medact, was made public yesterday in 14 countries simultaneously – and also worldwide on the Internet. After the U.S. government has pushed through a strong resolution in the Security Council and has always made it unmistakably clear that it is prepared to go to war at the slightest provocation, with or without the backing of the UN, the decision will be a close-run thing after the Iraqi parliament has unanimously rejected the resolution. It is to be expected, of course, that Hussein will finally accept it in order to brand the USA as an aggressor for the world public.