(Here’s some information worth knowing that you’ll never get on CNN.)
Do you know enough to justify going to war with Iraq? Take the War on Iraq IQ Test:
Q: What percentage of the world’s population does the U.S. have?
Q: What percentage of the world’s wealth does the U.S. have?
Q: Which country has the largest oil reserves?
A: Saudi Arabia
Q: Which country has the second largest oil reserves?
Q: How much is spent on military budgets a year worldwide?
Q: How much of this is spent by the U.S.?
Q: What percent of US military spending would ensure the essentials of life to everyone in the world, according the UN?
A: 10% (that’s about $40 billion, the amount of funding initially requested to fund the US retaliatory attack on Afghanistan).
Q: How many people have died in wars since World War II?
A: 86 million
Q: How long has Iraq had chemical and biological weapons?
A: Since the early 1980’s.
Q: Did Iraq develop these chemical and biological weapons on its own?
A: No, the materials and technology were supplied by the US government, along with Britain and private corporations.
Q: Did the US government condemn the Iraqi use of gas warfare against Iran?
Q: How many people did Saddam Hussein kill using gas in the Kurdish town of Halabja in 1988?
Q: How many western countries condemned this action at the time?
Q: How many gallons of Agent Orange did America use in Vietnam?
A: 17 million.
Q: Are there any proven links between Iraq and September 11th terrorist attack?
Q: What is the estimated number of civilian casualties in the Gulf War?
Q: How many casualties did the Iraqi military inflict on the western forces during the Gulf War ?
Q: How many retreating Iraqi soldiers were buried alive by U.S. tanks with ploughs mounted on the front?
Q: How many tons of depleted uranium was left in Iraq and Kuwait after the Gulf War?
A: 40 tons
Q: What according to the UN was the increase in cancer rates in Iraq between 1991 and 1994?
Q: How much of Iraq’s military capacity did America claim it had destroyed in 1991?
Q: Is there any proof that Iraq plans to use its weapons for anything other than deterrence and self defense?
Q: Does Iraq present more of a threat to world peace now than 10 years ago?
Q: How many civilian deaths has the Pentagon predicted in the event of an attack on Iraq in 2002/3?
Q: What percentage of these will be children?
A: Over 50%
Q: How many years has the U.S. engaged in air strikes on Iraq?
A: 11 years
Q: Was the U.S and the UK at war with Iraq between December 1998 and September 1999?
Q: How many pounds of explosives were dropped on Iraq between December 1998 and September 1999?
A: 20 million
Q: How many years ago has the UN Resolution 661 been introduced, imposing strict sanctions on Iraq’s imports and exports?
A: 12 years
Q: What was the child death rate in Iraq in 1989 (per 1,000 births)?
Q: What was the estimated child death rate in Iraq in 1999 (per 1,000 births)?
A: 131 (that’s an increase of 345%)
Q: How many Iraqis are estimated to have died by October 1999 as a result of UN sanctions?
A: 1.5 million
Q: How many Iraqi children are estimated to have died due to sanctions since 1997?
Q: Did Saddam order the inspectors out of Iraq?
Q: How many inspections were there in November and December 1998?
Q: How many of these inspections had problems?
Q: Were the weapons inspectors allowed entry to the Ba’ath Party HQ?
Q: Who said that by December 1998, Iraq had in fact, been disarmed to a level unprecedented in modern history?
A: Scott Ritter, UNSCOM chief.
Q: In 1998 how much of Iraq’s post 1991 capacity to develop weapons of mass destruction did the UN weapons inspectors claim to have discovered and dismantled?
Q: Is Iraq willing to allow the weapons inspectors back in?
Q: How many UN resolutions did Israel violate by 1992?
A: Over 65
Q: How many UN resolutions on Israel did America veto between 1972 and 1990?
Q: How much does the U.S. fund Israel a year?
A: $5 billion
Q: How many countries are known to have nuclear weapons?
Q: How many nuclear warheads does Iraq have?
Q: How many nuclear warheads does US have?
A: over 10,000
Q: Which is the only country to use nuclear weapons?
A: the US
Q: How many nuclear warheads does Israel have?
A: Over 400
Q: Has Israel ever allowed UN weapons inspections?
Q: What percentage of the Palestinian territories are controlled by Israeli settlements?
Q: Is Israel illegally occupying Palestinian land?
Q: Which country do you think poses the greatest threat to global peace: Iraq or the U.S.?
A: ? Many say US ???
Q: Who said, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter”?
A: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.