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Originally posted by Seekerof
I question whether the article is indicating that the US is indeed setting up Iraq....or is what this article is mentioning pertaining to the US secretly using southern Iraq as a base of operations for a future, undisclosed military base containing WMD, for future use....like the US did in Germany and South Korea.
Originally posted by Seekerof
"Or is it ok for the U.S. to act under the Secret Military Code: 'Do as I say, Not as I do', when it comes to 'Rules of War'."
The US, Russia, UK, Germany, France, etc., etc. have always done, in one form or another, what you have mentioned above. More so with the foremost two. Cold War comes to mind here.
[Edited on 13-3-2004 by Seekerof]
The source said that in order to avoid suspicion, ordinary cargo ships were used to download the cargo, which consisted of weapons produced in the 1980s and 1990s
The source went on to say that the rest of the weapons were probably transferred in vans to an unknown location somewhere in the vicinity of Basra overnight.
He mentioned the fact that the United States had facilitated Iraq’s WMD program during the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq and said that some of the weapons being downloaded are similar to those weapons...
“Most of these weapons are of Eastern European origin and some parts are from the former Soviet Union and the Eastern Bloc. The U.S. obtained them through confiscations during sales of banned arms over the past two decades,” he said.
Shane Wolf told the Mehr News Agency that the occupation forces have received no reports on such events, but said he hoped that the coalition forces would find the Iraqi weapons of mass destruction one day.
On the evolving world the comparative advantage of the U.S. lies in military force , in which it ranks supreme. Diplomacy and international law have always been regarded as annoying encumbrance, unless they can be used to its advantage against an enemy . Every active player in the international arena professes to seek only peace and to prefer negotiations to violence and coercion, but when the veil is lifted, we see that diplomacy is understood as a disguise for the rule of force.
With the current configurations of US strengths and weaknesses , the temptation to transfer problems quickly to the arena of forceful confrontation is likely to be strong. Furthermore, though the U.S. cannot regain the economic supremacy of an earlier period, it is committed to maintaining its status as the sole military superpower, with no probable contestant for that role. The consequence will be a renewed temptation to go it alone relying on the threat of force rather than diplomacy which is most definitely the right combination for the formation of a fascist creation.
www.tehrantimes.com... (Do a search for "Deadly Planning, Holding a Nation Hostage?" for the article)