Originally posted by DrHoracid
Kofi Annan was the original author of the Oil for Food scam. He and the entire UN should be put on trial for crimes against humanity for funding
terrorism through the Oil for Food Scam. Opinions?
[edit on 29-11-2004 by DrHoracid]
I was not gonna reply to this piece of childish attempt of diverting attention from the real facts and Blame someone else,like Kofie Anann.Just to
give you an Idea of what the Imbargo,you know the one Big Bush imposed of 'All' Iraqi citizens ;500,000 kids died of treathable diseases that's
without mentioning the huge numbers of people who died of starvation..If I understand You correctly You're saying We The rest Of the World who
happens to have a 'Heart' should have turned our heads the other way...Man you just can't seize to impress me with your Hypocritical
Holiness....Goes to show you're all talk but walk the widow's walk...
...If you polled the US with the question "If your children were starving and their rights were severly violated, would you give your own life for
them to have food and liberty again?" Most would answer YES. If you extended that question to "If when you died, you had to take some enemy
civilians with you, would you do it?", a smaller group would say yes. This small group in the Middle East make up terrorists. The US treds into these
foreign lands under the false cover of Defense to keep gas prices at under 2$ a gallon at home. The children in Iraq are starving and are without
medical care because of the US's sanctions on trade. This imbargo is because Iraq is uncooperative when it comes to oil. Indirectly, the Soccer mom
who fills up her all terrein SUV to drive in suberbia twice a week paid for terrorism more than those drug users did, but there are no ad's for
For those who call a terrorist cowardly. I would have to disagree. What should a discontent arab do? Write a letter to our congressman? They obviously
cannot declare war on the US because they will be beaten down by F16's and Carpet bombs. So they attack the infrastructure of America. Before you say
that Civilians are not suppose to be in war, imagine how many arab civilians were killed during the Gulf War, and the current War on Terrorism. You
call these civilians collateral damage. The terrorists job was not to murder 3000 innocents, their job was to send the United States a message. Their
message was recieved, and responded to, in the form of an asskicking.
These people are not doing this out of self-gain. The only person who has gained from 9/11 is Georgie W. Bush. His political administration is
untouchable now. His only regret is that 9/11/01 didn't happen in 9/11/03. He will definately be elected a 2nd time. The religious part of islam
gives them the courage to do what they do, but the reasons stem from something much more.
I am not saying that terrorism is justified, but i can understand that these are not crazed arabs with hatred against civilians. America herself has
gotten her hands dirty. They have killed thousands of civilians and covertly provided these terrorists with the resources to do this. We kill their
people with cruise missiles and Supersonic jets and we are suppose to assume that our people are untouchable? everyone is fair game.
For Your Eyes Only.....
Origins: In August 1990 the Security Council adopted resolution 661, imposing comprehensive sanctions on Iraq following that country’s invasion of
Kuwait. In the immediate aftermath of the Gulf War in 1991, the Secretary-General dispatched an inter-agency mission to assess the humanitarian needs
arising in Iraq and Kuwait.
The mission visited Iraq from 10 to 17 March 1991 and reported that "the Iraqi people may soon face a further imminent catastrophe, which could
include epidemic and famine, if massive life-supporting needs are not rapidly met." .
Throughout 1991, with growing concern over the humanitarian situation in the country, the United Nations proposed measures to enable Iraq to sell
limited quantities of oil to meet its people's needs. The Government of Iraq declined these offers, contained in particular, in resolutions 706
(1991) and 712 (1991), adopted, respectively, in August and September 1991.
Resolution 986: On 14 April 1995, acting under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter, the Security Council adopted resolution 986, establishing
the "oil-for-food" programme, providing Iraq with another opportunity to sell oil to finance the purchase of humanitarian goods, and various
mandated United Nations activities concerning Iraq. The programme, as established by the Security Council, is intended to be a "temporary measure to
provide for the humanitarian needs of the Iraqi people, until the fulfillment by Iraq of the relevant Security Council resolutions, including notably
resolution 687(1991) of 3 April 1991".
Mandate: The Office of the Iraq Programme administers the programme as an operation separate and distinct from all other United Nations activities
within the context of the sanctions regime, which fall within the purview of UNMOVIC, IAEA and the United Nations Compensation Commission.
Coordination: The Office of the Humanitarian Coordinator in Iraq (UNOHCI) is an integral part of the Office of the Iraq Programme (OIP). The
Humanitarian Coordinator in Iraq reports directly to the Executive Director of OIP, and is responsible for the management and implementation of the
programme in the field.
Implementation: There are nine United Nations agencies and organizations involved in the programme. They are: FAO, UNESCO, WHO, ITU, UNICEF, UNDP,
WFP, UNOPS, UN-Habitat.
Pre-War and Post-War Developments (2003): On 17 March 2003, the United Nations Secretary-General announced that in view of warnings received from the
Governments of the United Kingdom and the United States, regarding the prospect of war and the continued safety and security of UN personnel present
in the territory of Iraq, he was no longer in a position to guarantee their safety and security. All remaining UN international staff in Iraq were
evacuated on 18 March 2003 and the President of the Security Council asked the Secretary General to submit proposals to adjust the mandate of the
Oil-for-Food Programme so that it would have flexibility to meet new humanitarian challenges presented by the prospect of war in Iraq.
On 19 March 2003, the war in Iraq began with the bombing of Baghdad and on 20 March 2003, the Secretary General pledged to do his utmost to ensure
that the UN rose to the challenge of shielding the civilian population "from the grim consequences of war."
A resolution (1472) was adopted unanimously by the Security Council on 28 March 2003 adjusting the Oil-for-Food Programme and giving the
Secretary-General authority to facilitate the delivery and receipt of goods contracted by the Government of Iraq for the humanitarian needs of its
people. On 24 April 2003 those provisions were extended to 3 June. The extension under resolution 1476,(2003)gave the Office of the Iraq Programme and
UN agencies, valuable time to identify and ship additional goods and supplies.
[edit on 22-12-2004 by Horus_Re]