International Law Aspects of the Iraq War
This sections examines the legality of the 2003 US-UK war on Iraq. Shortly before the outbreak of hostilities, UN Secretary General stated that the
use of force without Council endorsement would "not be in conformity with the Charter" and many legal experts now describe the US-UK attack as an
act of aggression, violating international law. Experts also point to illegalities in the US conduct of the war and violations of the Geneva
Conventions by the US-UK of their responsibilities as an occupying power. The section also looks at wartime violations on the Iraqi side.
taken from: www.globalpolicy.org...
This is a good site examining the legalities of the US led war of aggression in Iraq.
I want to say a word about the UN Resolutions embargoing Iraq and supposedly authorizing the use of force. All of the UN Resolutions were suspect
because of what Rep. Gonzalez called in his impeachment resolution the "bribing, intimidating and threatening of others, including members of the UN
Security Council." Gonzalez cites the following outright bribes:
Immediately after the November 29 vote in the UN authorizing force, the administration unblocked a $140 million loan for the World Bank to China and
agreed to meet with Chinese government officials.
The Soviet Union was promised $7 billion in aid from various countries and shipments of food from the United States.
Zaire was promised forgiveness of part of its debt as well as military assistance.
A $7 billion loan to Egypt was forgiven, a loan the President had no authority to forgive under U.S. law.
Syria was promised that there would be no interference in its Lebanon actions.
Saudi Arabia was promised $12 billion in arms sales.
The U.S., which owes the most money to the U.N., paid off $187 million of its debt immediately after the vote authorizing the use of force.
The administration attempted to coerce Yemen by threatening the cutoff of U.S. funds
taken from: deoxy.org...
Another good site by a commission put together to judge wheather the US violated international treaties and commited war crimes in its invation of
How can you say this "lie" has been brought up and shot down. This "lie" has gotten practicaly no mainstream media coverage here in the states,
even in the face of world wide demonstrations and dissedence against the war in Iraq.
Just take a look at the people around President Bush and some of the policies and statments that have been made from this administration. It's no
secret that most of the Bush administration is made up from the ex-Reagan group. Is it just a coincedence that Reagan imideatly declared a war on
terror, which in their words was the "plague of the modern age and a war on civilization itself". At that time it was Nicaragua El Salvador and the
rest of the south american bunch that was the big threat that we needed to destroy. And for that the US government became the only government in
history that was condemed by the world court for international terrorism. They also would have been condemed by the UN, except for the fact that they
can veto UN security resolutions. But how many US citizens know these facts. How often have you seen any of this on the six o'clock news. You
simply don't, which proves that we don't live in the democracy that we think we do. In my opinion a democracy is a society in which every voice has
an opinion and every opinion has a voice, and we simply don't have that here. But aside from that, the people in government now are basically the
same people who were in goverment when we were condemed by the world court and the UN in general assembly meetings. These are the same people, doing
the same things, controlling the population by fear. Every one knows Iraq was no threat to the US, as much as Nicaragua was no threat to the US back
in 81'. Even the countries in the middle east didn't view Iraq as a threat, they were probably the weakest country in the region. In fact the
United States of America is they only country in the world that has a majority of its citizens afraid of Iraq. How can that be, how can the most
powerfull country in the world have a population afraid of a second world country like Iraq. I mean, the Iranians aren't even afraid of Iraq, but
millions of americans are, this is the biggest joke of the century.
I guess im just ranting now, but anyways, yes the Iraq war is in violation of international laws, and yes the US government should be convicted for
war crimes, which incidentally wouldn't be the first time, but will any of this ever happen, sadly no, and that just shows you who rules the world.