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Prof. Thomas J. Nagy

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  • Master of Science degree
    Trinity University
  • doctoral degree
    University of Texas at Austin
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Realism concerning what the US might do..., 19 Nov 2006 [cached]
Article by Thomas J. Nagy
Hart included remarks about George Washington University Professor Thomas Nagy's research revealing that the U.S. government intentionally used sanctions against Iraq to degrade the country's water supply after the Gulf War and that the United States knew the cost that civilian Iraqis, mostly children, would pay, and it went ahead anyway.
I have for several years been very concerned about the intense suffering of the people of Iraq i the aftermath of the Persian Gulf War, and I have become aware of some shocking allegations made in a recent report [copy below] prepared by Professor Thomas J. Nagy who teaches at the School of Business and Public Management at George Washington University.
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by Thomas J. Nagy
Thomas J. Nagy
Thomas J. Nagy teaches at the School of Business and Public Management at George Washington University.
The Secret Behind the Sanctions, How the U.S. Intentionally Destroyed Iraq's Water Supply | The Progressive, 19 Dec 2005 [cached]
By Thomas J. Nagy
Thomas J. Nagy teaches at the School of Business and Public Management at George Washington University.
m e g h b a r t a ---------- online forum for activism . . ., 1 Oct 2004 [cached]
This is not only a conversation with Professor Thomas Nagy by Abu Spinoza, this is a revelation to the people of the USA who, living in the centre of global capitalism, remain the most misinformed.
A Conversation with Professor Thomas Nagy
Professor Thomas Nagy, who teaches in George Washington University's Business School, uncovered several declassified Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) documents outlining the US planners' analysis of the Iraq's water treatment vulnerabilities and possible consequences of imposing sanctions.He published his findings in September 2001 issue of the Progressive, a small but respected independent and alternative magazine.
Nagy's Key Findings
Nagy found these declassified documents at the website of the Office of the Special Assistant for Gulf War Illnesses, documents show that the US authorities had used sanctions to degrade Iraq's water treatment facilities.The main document is titled, "Iraq Water Treatment Vulnerability."He also uncovered several other related documents, such as "Disease Information," "Disease Outbreaks in Iraq," "Medical Problems in Iraq," "Status of Disease at Refugee Camps," "Health Conditions in Iraq," and "Iraq: Assessment of Current Health Threats and Capabilities."
Nagy's documented findings are important today when the US has entered into a phase of direct imperial conquest and military occupation.
Professor Nagy's Background
Thomas Nagy is Associate Professor of Expert Systems in the Management Science Department of the School of Business & Public Management at George Washington University (GWU).He obtained his doctoral degree on research methodology and computer technology from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Science degree from Trinity University, Texas.He is co-author of two books and co-editor of a third.He has presented papers on genocide and war crimes at the U.S. Department of Defense's Joint Services Committee on Professional Ethics (JSCOPE).He serves as the faculty sponsor for George Washington University's chapter of the School of the Americas Watch.He was the key organizer of a protest against former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright's commencement address at George Washington University in 2000.He distributed a pamphlet on that occasion.
Professor Thomas Nagy kindly agreed to share his thoughts on activism, his research on Iraq's water treatment vulnerability and the US war on Iraq and the occupation with Abu Spinoza.
Nagy: "I was born during an air raid.
Nagy: "I discovered these largely by accident.
Nagy: "It was the normal reaction.
Nagy: "Simple--I am the most cowardly professor and my worst fear is to die from shame.
Nagy: "Yes.
Nagy: "I am horrified and so shamed that my fondest wish to wash the flag, not to burn it.
Spinoza asked Nagy to comment whether the water situation in Iraq has improved.
Nagy said, "No, it has not improved.
Nagy Speaking Tour Background [cached]
Background notes on Thomas J. Nagy
"Sanctioning Iraq and Killing Iraqi Civilians: Illegal US actions during the Persian Gulf War and after" — Lectures by Thomas J. Nagy, Ph.D., Professor of Expert Systems at George Washington University in Washington DC.
Nagy will be a guest speaker in Montana as part of a Montana Peace Seekers Network speaking tour that will take Nagy to Billings (11/29), Butte (11/30), Bozeman (12/1), Helena (12/1-2) and Missoula (12/2).
1) Thomas J. Nagy, "The Secret Behind the Sanctions: How the U.S. Intentionally Destroyed Iraq's Water Supply," and
5) Thomas J. Nagy, "Taboo, War Crime or Genocide Denial, and Economic Sanctions on Iraq: Moving from Bystander to Rescuer. Audiotape of Nagy's talk at the McMaster University Conference on The Effects of Sanctions on Health: A Case Study of the Gulf, Hamilton, ON - Canada, February 9th, 2002
6) Thomas J. Nagy, "Health Impact of Economic Sanctions: Taboos and Willed Ignorance- Moving From Guilty Bystander to Active Rescuer," Nagy's paper presented at the 15th World Congress International Physicians for the prevention of Nuclear War & Physicians for Social Responsibility: Summit for Survival, Washington, D.C., May 4, 2002.
7) Thomas J. Nagy, "The Role of 'Iraq Water Treatment Vulnerabilities' in Halting One Genocide and Preventing Others.
Thomas Nagy came across a document in 1998 which warned about increased incidence of diseases in Iraq due to degradation of normal preventive medicine, waste disposal, water purification-distribution and electricity... Nagy said if the document were about the U.S., "it would be called terrorism. Or worse. Genocide."
9) Thomas J. Nagy, "Pamphlet to adapt for Appearances of [former U.S. Secretary of State Madeline] Albright or other instigators/apologists for U.S. Foreign Policy — especially SANCTIONS"
13) A search at [searching "nagy + sanctions" — URL given below] shows that Nagy's research has gotten published and reference in the alternative press and reveals some veery interesting commentaries on the implications of Nagy's work, and is very worth spending some time on. Please see: hl=en&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=Nagy+%2B+sanctions&btnG=Google+Search
14) Thomas J. Nagy, , in Tariq Ismael (Ed.) Sanctioning Iraq: The Iraq Question in World Politics. (Zed Press, 2002)... forthcoming.
15) Thomas Nagy's current research has been focused on a legal and ethical analysis of U.S. Air Force Doctrine Document 2-1.2, "Strategic Attack" and the implications of this document concerning US war crimes (those already committed and about to be committed in the next war against Iraq if the policies in this document are followed now as they were in 1991). The "Strategic Attack" document (20 may 1998) is posted on the U. S. Air Force Doctrines documents site (about #7 on the list): puborg=AFDC&series=dd
Professor Nagy believes that the content of the USAF "Strategic Attack" document, if widely known, could and should be used to argue for revoking the blank check given to President Bush regarding the use of force against Iraq by the US Congress and to give the United Nations additional reasons for demanding restraint from the United States after the recent Security Council vote.
Noam Chomsky wrote 11/8/02: "Dear Frank Kromkowski, ... I'm familiar with Nagy's earlier work.
Nagy says: "I am gravely concerned in view of, inter alia the admission on p. 26 of U.S. Air Force Doctrine Document 2-1.2, "Strategic Attack" dated 20 May, 1998 that "The electrical attacks [on Iraq] proved extremely effective...
Nagy is currently pursuing contacts with congressional opponents of the war resolution to discuss the USAF documents and possible constructive steps such as inclusion of the relevant portions into the Congressional Record and using the documents as the basis for calling for reconsideration of legislative approval of the blank check to President Bush.
Nagy's conclusion is that how these actions and policies he has discovered could not possibly contribute to US national security in a way consistent with law and morality, and he is devoted to bringing these issues to the wider public in the United States and around the world. Nagy, a scholar and peace advocate, does not attack military personnel in his approach to this issue and its tremendous ethical implications. Nagy writes "...I have over the years taught many military officers. I do not believe they are willing killers (directly or indirectly of children). In fact I believe that vast majority are conscientious and decent people. I believe, however, that continuing to kill Iraqi children endangers, rather than safeguards our own children. I blame primarily professors such as myself for refusing to face up to the consequences of a disastrous policy which was not designed for genocide but has had and continues to have a genocidal impact to the detriment of all."
Nagy says in a letter he wrote to his Congressional representatives: "It is my hope that this letter will hasten the end of a grave crime, prevent future instances and lead to a saner, more humane and safer world — especially for children. I'm sure that you and your colleagues [in Congress] agree with these goals. I ask only that you will do your duty pursuant to your oath to defend the Constitution by passing on my letter and doing all in your power to see that justice is done and that the laws are followed. I presume that, unlike me, you are a lawyer and are fully conversant with the Law of Air Combat as well as the Nuremberg Principle that superior orders can not be used as a defense in matters involving war crimes. ~ Sincerely, Thomas J. Nagy, Ph.D., Assoc. Prof. of Expert Systems, George Washington University School of Business and Public Management, Washington, D.C. 20052 202/994-7090, " 16) August 13, 2001 Interview of Nagy by Amy Goodman on Democracy NOW!
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Professor Thomas Nagy of George Washington University unloaded a massive compilation of U.S. Government documents from 1990-1991 that showed in no uncertain terms the malevolent intent to target sites of vital civilian importance in the first Gulf War. In an expose entitled "The Secret Behind the Sanctions" Nagy cites macabre foreknowledge of the effects of bombing water purification and sewage treatment facilities which provide clean water to the Iraqi people.
In September 2001, Thomas Nagy, a professor at George Washington University, released a report detailing the U.S. government's foreknowledge of the devastating effects of sanctions and the impacts of the Gulf War on civilian infrastructure. The document, published in The Progressive, outlined the outcomes of impure water and insufficient sanitation on the most vulnerable members of society: the children. He cites the Geneva Convention as precedent for why these actions are illegal and punishable under international law.
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