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Scott Ritter on US / Iraq: Dec. 3, 2002 (MP3 and streaming audio)

Scott Ritter speech: Broadband and lowband mp3 files for download and streaming; 2 hours.

On December 3, 2002, Scott Ritter spoke at Binghamton University.

If you've heard one or more of his other speeches, the content of the presentation will not be new to you. However, during the question and answer period he addresses current events, and he fields questions that are somewhat different. I recommend the "Part 2" mp3 if you've heard his other speeches. Each mp3 file runs for about an hour.

For what it's worth, his speech in Seattle is his most fiery, and the one at CalTech is a close second. You can access those speeches and others by clicking here to pull up the running DC Indymedia collection.

The Binghamton University speech was broadcast by the Unwelcomed Guests radio program. These are the mp3 files for their show. "Part 1" has a 3+ minute introduction, including a tribute to Philip Berrigan, and then it launches into Ritter's presentation. "Part 2" has the Question/Answer portion starting at roughly the 15 minute point into the file.

Broadband Version, 64kbps MP3

Low Bandwidth Version, 16kbps MP3

P.S.: There's a good deal of discussion about Depleted Uranium (DU) weapons use. You should check out a recent interview Doug Rocke did on Flashpoints. Rocke is a combat veteran of Vietnam and Desert Storm, and was the army's main man for clean-up operations involving DU following the Gulf War. He's now a whistleblower. Officers (in uniform and not) have approached him, asking him to shut up. His house has been shot at. He discusses this and the history of DU weapons, and how thousands of American "Gulf War I" veterans have died in what he calls the largest case of "friendly fire" in history. There were only a few American casualties immediately after "Gulf War I," but now that we get set to strike Iraq again, it's important to bear in mind that U.S. casualties from that war are quite significant today. Don't miss the interview. It's an eye opener. CLICK HERE TO FIRE UP THE STREAMING REALAUDIO. Once the stream starts, advance 14 minutes and 30 seconds into the program and you'll get to the segment.