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Originally posted by Toltec
If the basis on any ones response to what is above, throws the baby out with the bath water? In effect what is then being condoned will be much worst that was happened to Europe in WW II.
Originally posted by MakodFilu
Answer to the post Originally posted by Thomas Crowne
Please, don't think you are the only place treated. We in Canary Islands are under risk of 'friendly' Marocco invasion. Anti-christianism is uprising there. Please, *stop* this madness... now!
I failed to say this issue about attacking Irak is the direct cause of those anti-chirstianism ultra-pro-islamism uprising in Marocco. We are like a Spanish carrier permanently parked in the Atlantic Ocean in front of Marocco coasts. We are in direct terrorism treat *because* of the intended war on Irak.
[Edited on 2003-2-23 by MakodFilu]
Originally posted by mad scientist
So you don't think it's the government in Morocco which has increased the terrorism threat, but the immnent US attack on Iraq. Attacking your tiny island, would be pointless for any terrorist. So just relax a little.
If you are in danger from attacks from locals then maybe this is your chance to remove these fanatics from your corner of the world.
1st) We do have Desert storm veterans permanently assigned as patients to our Veteranís Hospitals. They suffer from what is more then likely the side effects
of inoculating themselves with the antidote used to stop the effects of chemical weapons. The antidote works but the side affects can cause death to about 15% of those who use it and permanent brain damage to about another 20% (taking this from just of the top of my head). The antidotes were used because detectors applied responded to chemical weapons having been used in their area. Some claimed that this was the reuslt of plants which produced chemical weapons begin destroyed. But if that is true the effects should have influenced civilian populations. That there are no reports of this from either side does indicate chemical weapons were used against our troops.
2nd) Those estimates are based on Iraqis alleged capacity to produce WMD. This based on observable
3rd) Again the basis for this is related to observable assets, but for the sake of argument lets assume he only had 10% of his full capacity prior to Desert storm available afterwards. This still runs into the ability to produce a substantial amount of weapons.
In regards to the "50%" with relation to my last post I was reflecting the idea that if those weapons were of American design. Saddam Hussein would have an advantage in giving the UN half of them (of those currently in his possession. It would certainly take the pressure off of him to the extent that even the idea of War with Iraq would not be contemplated in the not too distant future (as it is now).
The fact that he has not taken this outlet portends to the conclusion the WMD were designed by another country and in all probability were purchased illegally. as a reuslt the numbers presented could be off by a factor of perhaps as little as 10 and as much as 25 what estimates considered him to have.
As far as I know yes he was holding back conventional forces to defend Baghdad. As far as WMD if he had used them against Coalition forces during the GW1 en mass those forces would have attacked Baghdad.
My impression is that the fundamental Mandate of the United Nations is to protect the world population against acts of Genocide. And so when the preponderance of evidence points to the fact that such an event has occured. Every possible effort should be made (including the threat of war and war itself) against the leader, institutions and military, which supported the acts of mass murder. The evidence presented in the link I provided in my last post does constitute that in fact.
What I do not buy is the idea he should be allowed to get away with it.
Originally posted by Gazrok
...[blah]...Yes, I realize that French and German companies make money selling to Iraq...[blah]...