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March 23, 2003
- The U.S. and a coalition head for war on Iraq amidst controversy. While arguing that war is legal, many counter that saying it is not. While some mainstream media describe UN diplomacy ending in deadlock or divide, it would appear to have been massive opposition worldwide, resulting in the withdrawal of the U.S./U.K. second resolution and going to war anyway. This site's Iraq page has been constantly updated in the past month. Many aspects have been updated including the following:
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- More information on how U.S. and U.K. ambassadors to the U.N. (and almost all others) said after resolution 1441 was passed that there was no hidden trigger for automatic war. British Prime Minister Tony Blair also said this.
- More information on the pressure applied to the Security Council members to try and get backing for the U.S. position has been added.
- Many more examples of propaganda have been added.
- Some more details about world-wide protests have been added.
- Details about the second resolution and the surrounding issues leading to war have also been added.
- Mention has been made of a little known U.N. resolution, 377 A (V), which provides the ability for the General Assembly to act if there is lack of unanimity with the permanent members.
- Related Section(s): Iraq / Middle East / War On Terror / Propaganda
- More information about military expansion has been added. This includes addition of a new section on the so-called Bush Doctrine of pre-emptive strikes. Key documents from before the terrorist attacks of September 11 reveal that dominance in the Middle East and war on Iraq were already being pushed by key members of the Bush Administration. With a more general focus, one of the things the document highlights is that "At present the United States faces no global rival" and that the U.S. "should aim to preserve and extend this advantageous position as far into the future as possible." Find Out More »
- Related Section(s): Geopolitics
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