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25 April 2003
Playing Card Deck Shows Way to U.S. Regime Change

In the wake of the U.S.'s "pre-emptive" destruction of Iraq, her people, and her culture, the Trade Regulation Organization is issuing a "52 most wanted" playing-card deck similar to the "Personality Identification Playing Cards" that the Pentagon issued two weeks ago in Iraq.

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The TRO, estimating that the U.S. governing regime is no longer consistent with world peace or prosperity, hopes that the playing cards will show the way to regime change and, eventually, large-scale war crimes proceedings.

According to the TRO, the victims of the unprovoked U.S. war fall into three categories:

  • People. In the 1991 Gulf War, up to 200,000 civilians and up to 150,000 soldiers were killed by ordinary bombs or their effects on infrastructure. The ensuing sanctions led to the deaths of between 200,000 and a million children under 5, depending on source. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
         In addition, poisoning from U.S. depleted uranium (DU) weapons - banned by the Geneva Convention1 - may have led to hundreds of thousands more Iraqi cancers and deaths; the 80,000 cases of "Gulf War syndrome" among U.S. veterans may also be due to DU exposure. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
         In the 2003 Iraq War, the U.S. once again used massive amounts of DU in its weapons. Iraqi death counts are unknown or unpublicized.
  • Culture. Because of a U.S. policy giving carte blanche to looters - only the Oil Ministry and Interior Ministry were protected - the Middle East's leading archaeological museum lost almost all of its unique ancient artifacts, and two libraries full of irreplaceable medieval manuscripts were destroyed. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
  • Long-term prospects. The U.S. is now considered the primary world criminal by the vast majority of the world's citizens. The implications for the U.S.'s long-term prospects are grim.

Many of those featured on the "52 most wanted" cards are in government, and removing these people from power would go a long way towards making the world a safer place.

Others include corporate CEOs; in those cases, the corporations themselves must be dissolved or otherwise rendered incapable of further harm.

"If one day the people on these cards are indeed brought to justice, 'just following orders' or 'supporting our troops' will be no excuse for the rest of us," said TRO spokeswoman Hedwig Ixtabal-Mono.

View the cards (low-resolution jpeg format)

Download the cards for printout (PDF format, 6 MB download)

To order the new Try 'em deck (similar to the old deck, but with much more information), please visit our Try 'em page or proceed straight to the store.

Ordering of the April 2003 version of the Regime Change cards has been discontinued except upon special request.

 


 


   
 
 

 

RICHARD BRUCE "DICK" CHENEY
Vice-President
Halliburton ex-CEO




   
 
 

 

LEE R. RAYMOND
ExxonMobil CEO




   
 
 

 

THOMAS JOSEPH "TOM" RIDGE
Secretary of Homeland Security




   
 
 

 

GEORGE WALKER BUSH
Commander-in-Chief
President
Harken, Arbusto, etc.
ex-CEO


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