The Logistical Nightmare in Iraq

March 30, 2009 at 10:49 pm | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment
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March 30, 2009

283 Bases, 170,000 Pieces of Equipment, 140,000 Troops and an Army of Mercenaries

The Logistical Nightmare in Iraq


With last week’s announced escalation of the war in Afghanistan, including an Iraq-like “surge” replete with 4,000 more U.S. troops and a sizable increase in private contractors, President Barack Obama blew the lid off of any lingering perceptions that he somehow represents a significant change in how the U.S. conducts its foreign policy.

In the meantime, more reports have emerged that bolster suspicions that Obama’s Iraq policy is but a downsized version of Bush’s and that a total withdrawal of U.S. forces is not on the horizon.

In the latest episode of Occupation Rebranded, it was revealed that the administration intends to reclassify some combat forces as “advisory and assistance brigades.” While Obama’s administration is officially shunning the use of the term “global war on terror,” the labels du jour, unfortunately, seem to be the biggest changes we will see for some time.

Underscoring this point is a report just released by the War Resisters League, which for decades has closely monitored the military budget, revealing how many tax dollars are actually going to the war machine. The WRL puts out its famous pie chart annually just before tax time as a reminder of what we are doing exactly when we file our returns. Noting that 51 percent of the federal budget goes to military spending, the WRL said it does “not expect the military percentage to change much” under Obama.

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It is now impossible to trust any ‘official’ inquiry into Iraq

March 30, 2009 at 9:40 am | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment
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Yasmin Alibhai-Brown: It is now impossible to trust any ‘official’ inquiry into Iraq

The Government seems to have institutionalised duplicity

Monday, 30 March 2009


I watched a report on Fallujah last week on Sky News by Lisa Holland for which she deserves our gratitude and a top television award. It featured a quietly spoken Iraqi neo-natal specialist, Dr Muntaha Hashim, who is finding that in that town, bombed and collectively punished by the allies, there has been a massive increase in the number of deformed babies. Dr Hashim sees children with two heads – one, a young girl with bountiful hair was curled up on a bed – and others limbless, or born without vital organs. The number has doubled since the days of Saddam.

Some unidentified chemical weaponry is responsible. Pro-war politicians, dodgy spooks, spin doctors and unrepentant media warriors such as Christopher Hitchens still claim triumphantly the war was a victory of good over evil. Their own offspring will not be born with two heads and, they must believe, Iraqis are paying but a small price for ‘freedom’.

We will never know what was done in Fallujah in our name. We will not be told the full truth on the victimisation of civilians in Basra either, nor on the global “renditions” industry, which provides us with information obtained under torture from alleged terrorists, and certainly not on our productive links with some of the world’s most diabolical regimes.

In our supposedly free and open democracy we are not even entitled to know the truth about why we went to war in Iraq – a war which made terrorism respectable and convinced millions of Muslims that the West had embarked on a new crusade.

As a good citizen, I make it my business to question MPs and peers who supported the false case made for the Iraq war. I meet with practiced insouciance or unwarranted fury, or that most base of excuses: “I believed what I was told”. Contrition hardly makes an appearance. Most do not want to be dragged back to those difficult days. Even Chris Mullin, whose published diaries are delightful, was against the war but succumbed to Blair’s charm offensive and voted to prevent an inquiry – a stand I find inexplicable and unforgivable.

The issue of Iraq is the cut on the body politic that seeps and will not heal, as a constant reminder of the wounded country our soldiers leave behind. In a recent BBC poll over 70 per cent of Britons want an open and credible inquiry on it. Millions more want another on the use of torture allegedly sanctioned by the Government.

The attorney general has, to her credit, decided the latter needs to be investigated through the criminal justice system, and we are now given a vague promise of some kind of investigation on Iraq, probably deep indoors, some years hence. David Miliband has said: “I am obsessed with the next five years in Iraq, not the last five”. We seem to have institutionalised duplicity in the executive, judiciary, intelligence services, Parliament and the Privy Council (the ‘privy’ is, of course, a water closet where nasty stuff is dumped and washed out). And those in power will, after feigned concern, simply flush the burning issues away.

You cannot trust our masters not to cover their tracks and it is now impossible to trust those they choose to lead investigations into improper conduct. Remember Hutton. Remember Butler.

It is a very British response, that is so clearly illustrated by the interminable Saville Inquiry into Bloody Sunday. In 1972 Lord Widgery decided the army did no wrong. Another inquiry was set up 10 years ago under Lord Saville. It still has to deliver a judgement. By the time it does – after spending millions of pounds – few will care.

Meanwhile, all the key players who lied grievously and sexed-up evidence have got away with it. More sickening still, the once conjoined twins Tony Blair and Alastair Campbell are today endowed with respect. Blair struts around the world stage believing himself to be a Mandela figure, a peace prophet. Campbell gets plaudits for his panache, a novel, his wit, intelligence and cockiness.

Carne Ross, a former Foreign Office advisor on Iraq, says we were duped. Brian Jones, former head of arms intelligence at the MOD believes the “dossier” was manipulated by Downing Street. According to Lord Bingham, Britain broke international law. Nick Clegg wants a full public inquiry, so too the families of soldiers killed in action. And Iraqis want to know who is responsible for the cries of grieving mothers as they deliver malformed foetuses. They will all wait in vain, I fear. There is no atonement, only glory for the sinners. Perhaps God really is on their side.


UN Suggests power-sharing for Kerkuk

March 30, 2009 at 8:49 am | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment
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AP Exclusive: UN suggests power-sharing for Kerkuk




Seeking to head off an explosion of ethnic violence, the United Nations will call for a power-sharing system of government for Iraq’s deeply divided region of Kerkuk in the oil-rich north.

A draft U.N. plan, outlined to The Associated Press by two Western officials, aims to defuse dangerous tensions

Irak: L’anniversaire oublié d’un désastre humanitaire

March 29, 2009 at 1:31 am | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment
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27 mars 2009
Irak : L’anniversaire oublié d’un désastre humanitaire
(traduction de l’Anglais)


Le sixième anniversaire de l’invasion de l’Irak est l’occasion triste de dresser les bilans : en six ans d’occupation, un million deux cent mille citoyens ont été éliminés, deux mille médecins tués, cinq mille cinq cents académiciens et intellectuels assassinés ou jetés en prison. Il faut compter aussi quatre millions sept cent mille réfugiés, dont deux millions sept cent mille réfugiés de l’intérieur et deux millions qui ont dû gagner les pays voisins. Parmi ces derniers, il faut compter plus de vingt mille médecins.

Selon la Croix Rouge, l’Irak est aujourd’hui un pays de veuves et d’orphelins : deux millions de veuves à la suite de l’embargo, de la guerre et de l’occupation, et cinq millions d’orphelins dont un grand nombre de sans abri (estimés à cinq cent mille). Près du tiers des enfants Irakiens souffrent de malnutrition. Environ 70% des filles Irakiennes ne fréquentent pas l’école. Les services médicaux (les meilleurs de la région il n’y a pas si longtemps), se sont totalement dégradés : 75% du personnel médical ont perdu leur travail et la moitié ont quitté le pays. Après six ans de « reconstruction » des services de santé en Irak, ils ne rencontrent toujours pas les standards minimaux.

À la suite de l’utilisation par les occupants de l’uranium appauvri dans leur armement, le nombre des cancers et des fausses couches a tragiquement augmenté. Selon un récent rapport d’Oxfam, la situation des femmes est des plus inquiétantes. Cette étude indique qu’en dépit des bulletins de presse optimistes, la situation des femmes empire. Les besoins essentiels ne sont pas satisfaits. L’accès à l’eau potable est problématique pour une large portion de la population, et le courant électrique n’est disponible que de trois à six heures par jour. Et cela se passe dans un pays qui fut il n’y a pas longtemps une nation d’ingénieurs. Quatre Irakiens sur dix vivent au dessous du seuil de la pauvreté, et le chômage atteint des proportions jamais égalées (28,1% de la population active. En plus des vingt six prisons officielles, il existe plus de six cents prisons secrètes. Selon l’Union des prisonniers politiques Irakiens, plus de quatre cent mille Irakiens ont connu la détention depuis 2003, dont six mille enfants mineurs et dix mille femmes. La torture est pratiquée à grande échelle, et près 87% des détenus ne sont toujours pas inculpés. La corruption est généralisée : Selon Transparency International Irak, après la Somalie et le Myanmar, l’Irak est le pays le plus corrompu du monde. Le périodique états-unien Foreign Affairs qualifie l’Irak d’« État en déroute ». Il est significatif qu’alors même que l’Irak possède les troisièmes plus importantes réserves pétrolières du monde, il est obligé d’importer massivement son pétrole raffiné.

Les autorités s’apprêtent à accorder à des entreprises pétrolières multinationales (mais aussi européennes) des concessions pour vingt cinq ans, alors qu’elles n’ont pas le mandat, et encore moins le pouvoir de le faire. Au lieu d’obtenir des dédommagements pour les énormes destructions infligées aux infrastructures du pays, et qui ont entraîné des milliards de dollars de pertes en revenus pétroliers, l’Irak continue à être mis à sac.

Un nettoyage ethnique à grande échelle est pratiqué contre les turkmènes, les chrétiens, les Assyriens et les Shebak. Kirkuk est en voie de « kurdisation » par l’immigration massive et les colonisations illégales (d’inspiration israélienne). Et son Histoire est falsifiée.

Ces faits, relatés dans nombre de rapports, ont été soumis par un panel de spécialistes Irakiens à l’attention du Parlement européen lors d’une session d’information organisée par le Tribunal de BRussels le 18 mars dernier. Le 19 mars, réagissant au rapport que le Dr. Omar Al Kubaïssi, un cardiologue Irakien renommé et un expert mondial en santé publique, remettait au parlement belge réuni en session, un député a reconnu franchement qu’il n’avait jusqu’ici aucune idée de l’étendue du désastre humanitaire. Qui pourrait l’en blâmer ? Dans les media européens, il n’y a rien ou presque rien au sujet de ce désastre humanitaire. Les journaux parlent d’élections, d’une occasionnelle attaque à la bombe, du processus politique, des résultats positifs de « l’intervention chirurgicale », etc. Mais pour ce qui est de la souffrance du peuple Irakien… Rien ou presque rien.

Nous avons sombré dans un sommeil lénifiant : Obama planifie un retrait des troupes US. La solution du problème Irakien est donc prévue au programme. La vérité, c’est que nous voulons oublier ce désastre humanitaire, parce que l’Occident en est responsable. Les administrations Bush et Blair en premier, bien sûr. Mais les Pays Bas, le Danemark, la Hongrie, la Pologne et l’Italie étaient membres de la coalition et lui ont prêté leur concours. Et Anvers a été un port de transit vital pour l’invasion. L’Europe a donc une importante part de responsabilité.

Comment pourrions-nous dissimuler l’impact de cette guerre qui avait pourtant initialement alerté l’opinion publique mondiale en dépit des rapports odieux ? Entre-temps, à bon escient, le « Darfour » a sonné la cloche d’une sorte d’holocauste africain. Mais les crimes contre l’humanité commis en Irak à une échelle presque « génocidaire » sont balayés sous le tapis. Si la presse ne fait pas son travail, comment l’opinion publique pourrait-elle être sensibilisée ?

L’engagement militant de certains citoyens ou la bonne volonté de quelques politiciens ne suffisent pas. On pourrait qualifier de négationniste ce type de désinformation ainsi que l’indifférence qui l’accompagne. Il s’agit à tout le moins d’ignorance coupable. Nous pourrons toujours dire : Wir haben es nicht gewusst. Mais les peuples arabes ne nous oublieront pas. Que ça soit clair.

Lieven De Cauter
initiateur du Tribunal de BRussels.
20 mars 2009
(traduction de l’anglais)

الاحتلال السنة 7 ما هو مستقبل العراق؟

March 28, 2009 at 3:16 pm | Posted in Turkmens | 1 Comment
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بيان صحفي
20 مارس 2009
eu-parl-18-03-09-iraq-with-a-future-and-belgian-parl-19-03-09-017الاحتلال السنة 7
ما هو مستقبل العراق؟

محكمة بروكسل في
البرلمان الأوروبي والبرلمان البلجيكي

في 18 آذار / مارس و 19 مارس 2009 ، بعد ست سنوات من الغزو وألاحتلال  ألغير القانوني الذي  قادته الولايات المتحدة ،  دخلت محكمة بروكسل وشركائها  البرلمان الأوروبي والبرلمان البلجيكي لتعيد الكارثة المنسية في العراق الى الصدارة.تتالف محكمة  بروكسل من مفكرين وفنانين وناشطين  يشجبون منطق الحرب الدائمة الذى تروج له الحكومة الاميركية وحلفائها ، ويتمسكون بصلابة بأن كل ما ينبع من غزو واحتلال العراق الذي قادته الولايات المتحدة وحلفائها يظل غير قانوني وغير مشروع ، ولا يمكن أن يكتسب الشرعية.
وقام فريق من خبراء عراقيين بارزين بكشف  واقع العراق في ظل الاحتلال ، بتناقض مع الدعايات المغرضة ألرائجة.
في البرلمان الأوروبي ،استضافت نائبة الرئيس لويزا مركانتيني محكمة بروكسل في جلسة اعلامية. وفي البرلمان البلجيكي ،استضاف نائب رئيس البرلمان ديرك فان دير مايلين مناقشات غير رسمية حضرها اعضاء اخرين من البرلمان .



تكون فريق المتحدثين من: عبد الاله ألبياتى ، المحلل الجيوبوليتيكي والخبير في الحركات القومية العربية والدكتور عمر الكبيسي   الأخصائى الاكثر شهرة في أمراض ألقلب والخبير فى موضوع انهيار الصحة العامة في العراق في ظل الاحتلال ، والدكتور فالح الخياط ، المدير العام السابق لوزارة النفط العراقية قبل الغزو الامريكي والخبير في قضايا الصناعة النفطية في العراق ؛ الدكتور حسن آيدنلى ، ممثل التركمان فى الاتحاد الاوروبي  و الخبير في مصير الأقليات الطائفية في ظل الحكومات الطائفيةألتى نصبتهاالاحتلال الامريكي وشانون ميهان ،مديرة الدعم  في لجنة الإنقاذ الدولية والخبيرة في مجال حماية اللاجئين.  وقد قامت هناء ألبياتى ، منسقة المبادرة العراقية الدولية بشأن اللاجئين والعضوة في محكمة بروكسل  بأدارة الجلسات.
النقاط الرئيسية التي طرحت وجرى التاكيد عليها :

ان استقرار العراق بسبب موقعه الجيوبوليتيكي وموارده الغنية فان استقرار العراق يلبي ليس فقط مصلحة شعبه ، ولكن أيضا في مصلحة جيرانه والعالم.
ان مشروع الولايات المتحدة لتقسيم العراق  قد فشل. ان شعب العراق باغلبية ساحقة عددا وثقافة يرفض الاحتلال الامريكي. لقد خلق الاحتلال باشاعة الرعب أكبر أزمة لاجئين في العالم اليوم ، مشردا خمس السكان.
ان الاحتلال بعمليته السياسية الطائفية قد خلق الفوضى ودولة فاشلة تجسدت في انهيار كامل لجميع الخدمات العامة وانتهاكات منتظمة لحقوق الانسان في جميع جوانبها ، بما في ذلك الحق في الحياة. ان هذه العملية السياسية لا يمكن إصلاحها.

ان المأساة الإنسانية التي خلقها الاحتلال طالت النساء والأطفال بشكل خاص فهم يتعرضون لكافة أشكال العنف والاستغلال.
ان الاحتلال ،عمدا، أجبر طبقة المثقفين والمهنيين العراقية على الهجرة القسرية  ، مما أدى إلى عدم قدرته على  بناء دولة تعمل كدولة ،كما ادى الى زعزعة الاستقرار في المنطقة.
ان المهجرين العراقيين فرديا لهم الحق في العودة ، ولكن ما دام الاستقرار والأمن غائب ، فالظروف الملائمة للعودة غائبة.
ان الاحتلال وأجهزته هم الذين اشاعوا العنف. ان الأمن في العراق لا يمكن أن يتحقق إلا عن طريق الانسحاب غير المشروط لجميع قوات الاحتلال الأجنبية من العراق.


بعد انسحاب جميع القوات الاجنبية، فقط دولة مواطنين متساوين  يمكن أن تضمن السلام والاستقرار والديمقراطية للعراق وشعبه.
ان العراق ذات السيادة لن يرفض فقط تسليم المصدر الرئيسي للثروة النفط ¬ — الى الشركات الأجنبية ، وانما كذلك يحق له ايضا المطالبة بتعويضات عن كل الخسائر التي يعاني منها منذ عام 2003.
ان المقاومة العراقية  بجميع أشكالها هي القوة الوحيدة القادرة  موضوعيا و شرعيا ، على   تأمين الطريق نحو السلام والاستقرار والرفاه والديمقراطية في العراق.
ان محكمة بروكسل وفي عشية الاحتلال ألسنة 7 ، رأت أن من الضروري التأكيد على هذه الحقائق في المحافل الرسمية. ان رفض الاحتلال الاميركي ،و كلما يستمد  منه يجب أن يصبح موقفا رسميا.بعد هذه الجلسات في المؤسسات الرسمية  عقدت محكمة بروكسيل  جلسات علنية في المؤسسات الثقافية الرئيسية في بروكسل:



ان احتلال العراق لا يمكن تحمله. ومع دخول الاحتلال عامه السابع ، فان الوقت الآن للعمل ضده في مجالات جديدة.
محكمة بروكسل


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Monsanto’s seeds are being forced on Iraqi farmers by law!

March 28, 2009 at 11:07 am | Posted in Turkmens | 1 Comment
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Monsanto’s seeds are being forced on Iraqi farmers by law!

Oct 15 08 –  First, it forces Iraq’s commercial farmers to use registered terminator seeds (the “protected variety”). Then it defines natural seeds as illegal (the “infringing variety”), in a classic Orwellian turn of language.

This is so incredible that it must be re-stated: the exotic genetically scrambled seeds are the “protected variety” and the indigenous seeds are the “infringing variety.”

As Jeffrey Smith explains, author of Order 81: Re-Engineering Iraqi Agriculture:

“To qualify for PVP [Plant Variety Protection], seeds have to meet the following criteria: they must be ‘new, distinct, uniform and stable’… it is impossible for the seeds developed by the people of Iraq to meet these criteria. Their seeds are not ‘new’ as they are the product of millennia of development. Nor are they ‘distinct’. The free exchange of seeds practiced for centuries ensures that characteristics are spread and shared across local varieties. And they are the opposite of ‘uniform’ and ’stable’ by the very nature of their biodiversity.” (3)

Order 81 comes with the Orwellian title of “Plant Variety Protection.” Any self-respecting scientist knows, however, that imposing biological standardization accomplishes the exact opposite: It reduces biodiversity and threatens species. So Order 81 comes with an Orwellian title and consists of Orwellian provisions.

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OXFAM Survey: Iraqi Women in the grip of ‘silent emergency’

March 27, 2009 at 9:36 am | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment
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Iraqi women in the grip of ‘silent emergency’ despite security gains, warns Oxfam

8 March 2009

A surge of state aid for women and their families, investment in basic services, urgently needed; 75 percent of widows interviewed not receiving pension.

For more information, contact:
Liz Lucas, Press Officer
617-728-2575 (office)
617-785-7772 (mobile)
OXFORD, UK — Iraqi women are suffering a ‘silent emergency’, trapped in a downward spiral of poverty, desperation and personal insecurity despite an overall decrease in violence in the country, according to a survey of 1,700 women in Iraq released today by international aid agency Oxfam.

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How can they?

March 27, 2009 at 2:05 am | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment
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A U.S. citizen who cares about the catastrophic situation in Iraq due to the destruction of the country’s infrastructure by the US-UK and the 12 years criminal  sanctions  they imposed on the Iraqi people asks: How can they?

Comment posted on Dr. Souad Al-Azzawi’s piece below

I was in Iraq in 2001. Saw the silent and rusting water plants
bombed in the 1991 war and unable to be repaired due to the US UK sanctions on parts needed.

Visited the Bashra children’s hospital with rooms and hallways overflowing with children dying from leukemia , other cancers and diarrhea from drinking sewer polluted water.

Our members of Congress have been aware of these conditions,
far worsened by another war in 2003 and continuing now.
How can they, and the millions of Americans who
support them, proudly stand and continue to wave our flag for THEIR freedom and democracy?

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A Sad New Record for Iraq

March 27, 2009 at 1:43 am | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment
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 A Sad New Record for Iraq


According to an UNHCR report, published March 24 2009, Iraqi refugees are heading the list of asylum applications worldwide for 2008: For the third consecutive year, Iraq was the leading country of origin. The number of Iraqi claims is almost twice as high as those submitted by Somali asylum-seekers, the second most important source country. Other important source countries are the Russian Federation, Afghanistan, China, and Serbia.

Iraqis lodged some 40,500 new asylum claims during the year, or roughly every tenth application in the industrialized world. This figure is a 10 per cent decrease compared to 2007 (45,100 claims). The 2007 and 2008 levels are still below the ones witnessed between 2000 and 2002 when, on average, 50,000 Iraqis sought international protection in the industrialized world.”



It proves that it is not an overstatement to say that the sanctions, the invasion and the occupation of Iraq constitute one of the largest humanitarian disasters of our time. And yet the press does not recognize it as such and world public opinion is unaware of it. And this in spite of the many shocking reports (like the recent Oxfam report on the situation of Women). One can consider this fact as nothing less than a form of collective negationism. We have to break the silence!


Lieven De Cauter
Department of Architecture and Urban Planning, Kuleuven
Mediaschool Rits, Brussels
Berlage Institute, Rotterdam
BRussells Tribunal

Dr. Vandana SHIVA to Iraqi Farmers & Women

March 26, 2009 at 4:32 pm | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment
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Dr Vandana Shiva to IRAQI Farmers & Women




& Freedom…


Dedicated to Iraqi Farmers and Women


Dr. Vandana Shiva to Iraqis


The Institute of Near Eastern and African Studies (INEAS)


Interview by Wafa’ Al-Natheema

February 2009

New Delhi, India



Let April 26 of every year be the day to celebrate free seeds, farmers’ rights and biodiversity.




Patent, Industrial Design, Undisclosed information,

Integrated circuits and Plant Variety

Law CPL/ORD/20 AP 04/81/

Coalition Provisional Authority (Iraq) 26 April04


Please click on the following link:


For those who wish to endorse April 26 and publicize it through the media or hold an event on April 26, please send an email to Richard Sullivan at by April 1.


Thank you.


Best Regards,

Wafaa’ Al-Natheema


This video was put together to provide general information and to invite organizations, activists and agriculture experts to join us in endorsing April 26 as International Seeds Day
and to educate about biodiversity, organic foods, Genetically Modified (GM)-Free Seeds and Order 81.
You will find more info. in the video.
It is not too late to endorse the event. You still have time until April 1, 09 to send your organization’s and/or your
name, website and location (city/country) to our address at You will receive an email letting you know what is needed to be done and how you can help.We encourage you to organize an event to educate about the genetically modified food, terminator seeds, Order 81, US corporations and their attempts, policies and even dirty work to have a monopoly over agriculture in Africa and Asia.We apologize for any error we may have committed in the information provided in this video. We edited it in a hurry to meet a deadline. PLEASE write to us should you find any error and also post a comment here.

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