Originally posted by WisdomMaster
Hello P1, I understand your point, however the US administration went to war ignoring other countries warnings and avoided getting the UN permission
or veto. Why not consider an Israeli-like strike killing Saddam and his family instead? If it is legal for Israel to assassinate people, it would have
been legal for the US administration too.
We ignored the countries that did not want us to go to war.. the same countries that had HUGE ties with Iraq. Huge trade agreements, huge illegal
arms trade, yada yada yada.. I'd reel and cry if someone was about to take my money maker away too.
And, an israeli "assassination strike" would have been disasterous for Iraq. If Saddam fell, one of his sons would take over, or some other
egotistical maniac in Saddams quarters or some Terrorist group wanting to run the country into the ground. The only way to "fix the fix" was to
remove the entire government.
Or perhaps the war on Iraq was purposely done to gain full control over the new Iraqi puppet government, reconstruction contracts and mainly to
establish new military bases in the most strategic spot in the Middle East?
In fact I suspect that the war was not about oil, but about controlling and re-directing the oil revenue to specific politically backed companies.
Or perhaps the war on Iraq is linked to a much bigger picture then you are aware of. See, the problem with today's media, the internet, the news, is
that everyone expects to know the answers right NOW. Do you think that during WW2 or vietnam, the government explained its every move? Nope, we
learned all about it on TV 'after' it was over. They can't explain every motive because .. well .. the enemy watches our media too!
The war in iraq could be tired termendously to the war on terror. We dont know that. Maybe the government has solid proof, maybe the government is
working on moving in on Iran, maybe the government is working on taking over the entire middle east in a nazi-like fashion for oil! We-Dont-Know.
See, regardless of what we think, theres whats going on, and we'll never know whats going on until its over, and 20 years from now we watch all
about the forthcomings on the History Channel.
But WHY we went to war isnt the topic for discussion. The topic for discussion was "could the GOP be tried for war crimes" and my answer was 'no,
they can not.' Simply because Iraq had ample time to submit to the Resolution. Regardless if WMD are found, Regardless if Blix said we shouldnt go,
regardless of what counties thought.. the passing of Resolution 1441 gave any country in the world the oppurtunity to attack Iraq. And the US did
just that.. legally.
If you want to blame anyone, blame the members of the UN for passing resolution 1441 in the first place.
As for "Why didnt the US attack israel" for breaking UN resolutions..
Well, it doesnt take a rocket scientist to figure that out.. see, the UN is worthless. It always has been. The UN is like a crying boy pointing and
crying about something some other boy does wrong. And depending on the scope of the matter, or, THE NATIONAL INTEREST and POLITICAL PULL a problem
the UN proposes is, will mark the US's participation.
The US has no will, reason, or desire to attack Israel. No matter what Isreal does, the US will never attack them. It like you beating up your best
friend because hes not playing nice with other kids.
The US's role is being confused in the world. Ever since someone said the US is the "world's police" everyone got this idea that the US would
jump all over any country misbehaving. Well, the US may be the "world's police" but even cops will turn their heads when a friend is causing a
I hope I opened up some closed minds.
[edit on 22-8-2004 by p1]