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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.
Thomas J. Nagy's article:
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.
by Thomas Nagy ..., 31 Aug 2007 [cached]
by Thomas Nagy
In light of the US drive toward war with Iraq and the urgency of preventing that disaster and somehow derailing this Bush/Cheney death train, I would like to call to your attention some recent findings by Thomas Nagy, Professor of Expert Systems at George Washington University, concerning U.S. Air Force Doctrine Document 2-1.2, "Strategic Attack."And I'm asking you to help in spreading the word about the horrific 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, United States Air Force, Air Force Doctrine Document 2-1.2, 20 May 1998†document [was] posted on the U.S. Air Force Doctrines documents site, [November 2005: See local archived PDF copy - ratitor]
Nagy called this document to my attention, and believes (as I do) that the content, if widely known, could and should be used to argue for revoking the blank check given to President Bush regarding the the use of force against Iraq.
Nagy previously obtained a U.S. military report that was issued the day after the 1991 Gulf War started - it detailed the vulnerabilities of Iraq's water systems (which the U.S. bombed during the Gulf War) including a listing of the specific items which would need to be barred by the UN sanctions committee in order to totally degrade the water and sanitation system of Iraq.Water-borne diseases are now pervasive in Iraq.
Nagy's findings were published in England and then in the September, 2001 issue of The Progessive - "The Secret Behind the Sanctions: How The US Intentionally Destoryed Iraq's Water Supply."(Summary: Pentagon documents reveal how the United States, contrary to the Geneva Convention, intentionally destroyed Iraq's water supply.Nagy shows that there were extremely serious and still-deadly U.S. violations of international law and human rights in US Defense Department planning for the 1991 US war against Iraq and for the sanctions against Iraq.)
"Dear Frank Kromkowski: . . . I'm familiar with Nagy's earlier work.He's quite right.
Thomas J. Nagy, Ph.D. is Associate Professor in the George Washington University School of Business and Public Management, a member of the International Association of Genocide Scholars, Presenter at the 1999 and 2001 DOD's Joint Services Conference on Professional Ethics (regarding the issues raised in his correspondence . . . excerpts below).Nagy can be reached at George Washington University by phone, 301-564-0326, by e-mail,, and his home page is at
Nagy's concern is with previous and likely future grave violations of Protocol 1, Article 54, paragraph 2 (1977) of the Geneva Convention which bans attacking or rendering useless infrastructure essential to the survival of civilian populations under any circumstances.Nagy says:
Nagy is very concerned, as I am (I'm a volunteer for the Montana Peace Seekers and the Helena Peace Seekers organization,, that in view of the imminent prospect of an expanded war against Iraq that the same doctrine - illegal - will be applied resulting in more than the 100,000 civilian fatalities from water borne disease estimated by Lt.Col. Rizer in his Maxwell AFB article referenced above.
Nagy's concern is all the greater in view of his recent trip to Iraq at the behest of the Canadian Affiliate of the Nobel Peace Prizing winner in 1985 to estimate civilian fatalities in the event of another full scale war.Nagy is a great and knowledgable peace advocate who speaks out on these issues as a parent, ex-refugee and college professor who did his postdoctoral work in public health and as former research director with the American Bar Association.
Nagy is 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.
Neither he nor I can see how these actions and policies he has discovered could possibly contribute to US national security in a way consistent with law and morality.Nagy's "The Secret Behind the Sanctions" report relies on documents obtained from the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency and paints a chilling picture of US military planners determined to use sanctions to spread disease and death among civilians in Iraq.
Nagy says, and I wholeheartedly agree, that the documents demonstrate that:
Nagy is a peace advocate, a pacifist like myself, but he does not attack military personnel in his approach to this issue and its tremendous ethical implications.Nagy writes:
Nagy says:
"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,
Nagy also noted that in the "Strategic Attack" document, he thinks,
Tom Nagy's home page at GWU:
August 13, 2001 Interview of Nagy by Amy Goodman on Democracy NOW!
Guest: Thomas Nagy, Nagy is author of "The Secret Behind the Sanctions: How the U.S.Intentionally Destroyed Iraq's Water Supply."
Thomas Nagy biography from the conference, The Effects of Sanctions on Health: A Case Study on the Gulf, held 9 February 2002 at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada:
In Washington Sunday, dozens of activists handed out `Unofficial Commencement Ceremony Supplements,' prepared by George Washington university professor Thomas Nagy, listing `the top ten reasons to cheer' commencement speaker Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.
Many more Nagy references can be found via a Search: - or - searching "nagy + sanctions" (URL given below) shows that Nagy's research has gotten published and referenced in the alternative press and reveals some very interesting commentaries on the implications of Nagy's work, and is very worth spending some time on.Please see:
George Washington University professor Thomas Nagy came across the document in 1998 during online research about depleted uranium.The subject line of the Pentagon paper read: "Effects of Bombing on Disease Occurrence in Baghdad."
Its analysis, as Nagy said, was blunt: "Increased incidence of diseases will be attributable to degradation of normal preventive medicine, waste disposal, water purification-distribution, electricity and decreased ability to control disease outbreaks."
Nagy gets tearful discussing the document.
"Switch the nouns," said Nagy, who immigrated to America in 1949 and considers it his savior."Imagine if the document had read, `U.S. Water Treatment Vulnerabilities,' " and it described in detail how to spread epidemic to the U.S. civilian population.
"It would be called terrorism," he said."Or worse.Genocide."
Author: Thomas J. Nagy
Tom Nagy is an ex-refugee, ex-public health postdoctoral fellow, pacifist, parent, and professor at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
Professor Thomas Nagy of ... [cached]
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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