Originally posted by chishuppu
reply to post by OccamsRazor04
You are beginning to bore me with your nonsense, here I will help you with maths. US illegal war + continued occupation = deaths of civilians.
Lets get something straight right now, Ill type nice and slow so you can understand me.
What you are calling a "US illegal war" is in fact not an illegal war, you obviously have no clue concerning rules of engagement or the legalities
of war, treaties, or cease fires. The war in Iraq is not and never has been an illegal war, regardless of what yourself and the rest of the anti
American, Muslim sympathizers in the world say. Here is why:
On August 20 1990 President Bush signed National Security Directive 45,"U.S. Policy in Response to the Iraqi Invasion of Kuwait," outlining U.S.
objectives. These objectives included the complete and unilateral withdrawal of Saddam's Republican Guard from Kuwaiti territory.
A U.N. Security Council Resolution 678 was issued on November 29,1990. It stipulated that if Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein did not remove his troops
from Kuwait by January 15,1991 a U.S.-led coalition was authorized to drive them out.
So you see the initial invasion of Iraq was not illegal under either US law or international law since both Congress and the UN approved.
On February 27 1991, Kuwait City was declared liberated,and with allied forces having driven well into Iraq, President Bush and his advisers decided
to halt the war. A cease-fire took effect at 8:00 on the morning of February 28 1991. Under the terms of the cease fire No Fly zones were established
along Iraq's northern and southern border with enforcement of those no fly zones being placed under the authority of Coalition Forces led and
commanded by the US.
Under the UN resolved cease fire, any violation of the terms of the cease fire would nullify the cease fire and would be considered action justifying
reinvasion of Iraq to force compliance with the terms of the cease fire.
After repeated violations of the terms of the cease fire US led coalition forces re-invaded Iraq on March 20 2003 with Operation Iraqi Freedom. This
re-invasion was totally legal since there had never been a peace treaty signed after Operation Desert Storm, only a cease fire. Bush 43 had no
Constitutional requirement to approach congress for permission since he was not declaring war, it had already been declared 13 years earlier and since
no peace treaty was signed the war had never ended. Bush 43 also was not required to seek a UN resolution for the same reasons I just stated.
As far as your claim of 1 million civilian casualties, I'd check my sources if I were you. Since the destruction of the Iraqi army in 2003 Coalition
Forces have been fighting against insurgents since there is no organized uniformed Iraqi Army. Therefore under Geneva Convention definitions the
insurgents are classified as civilians since the do not wear uniforms and are not under a chain of command of an organized army.
My sources are 15 years Navy SWG and boots on the ground numerous times in Iraq and Afghan. However this information is available to you on the
interwebs, just do some searching so that you may be able to be an active, valued member of this site and actually deny your ignorance.