Day 19: Racist War, Pirate Plunder
Posted: Monday, April 7, 2003
We See Too Much. We Know Too Much.
That's Our Best Defense
"Smoking gun" WMD site contain pesticide
A facility near Baghdad that a US officer had claimed might finally be "smoking gun" evidence of Iraqi chemical weapons production turned out to contain pesticide, not sarin gas as originally thought.
Soldiers fall ill,
decontaminate after finding sarin nerve agent
Nice try... It was only pesticide...
LEFT: Iraqi boy with shrapnel wounds REUTERS/ Lampen
Racist War & Pirate Plunder
"They are not really capitalists in the 'normal' sense, at all. They 'invest' in elections to seize control of state mechanisms to facilitate domestic crimes with impunity and terrorize the world militarily."
'Saving Private Lynch' and Other Tales
It is, recognizable that America does have a hierarchy of life, with pretty blondes at the top, black Americans and Native Americans further down and the rest of the world trailing hopelessly. Which might help explain the unseemly rush to war.
S.Africa's Mbeki Decries 'Force-Fed' Democracy
South African President Thabo Mbeki told Africans on Monday that they could be the next victims of global bullying after the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.
Robert Fisk: The twisted language of war
that is used to justify the unjustifiable
Jews settle in Palestinian Jerusalem
Sharon tests Bush, Blair and the road map by letting families occupy contested district
The mystery of Saddam's banned arms
The Bush administration has maintained that Iraq not only possesses chemical and biological weapons, but that those weapons posed an imminent threat to the United States. The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency published a report in October stating that chemical and biological weapons production was under way in Iraq. This alleged threat was the public justification for short-circuiting the United Nations inspection process and launching the military campaign against the regime of Saddam Hussein.
The worst case for the administration and U.S. credibility globally is if no weapons of mass destruction are found in Iraq. In the runup to the war, key officials, including President George W. Bush himself, cited Iraqi weapons programs that turned out to be false leads or even outright forgeries. This has stretched U.S. credibility and added to international suspicion of American motives in attacking Iraq. ( Give the U.S. some time to secure an area to plant the weapons. The public will spend years trying to prove otherwise.)
Baghdad hospitals on the brink of crisis
Hospitals in the besieged Iraqi capital are being stretched to the limit as fighting intensifies and the casualty count rises
US troops suffer heavy losses in Baghdad
Fighting raged in Iraq's capital Baghdad on Sunday with United States-led forces meeting fierce resistance in their efforts to capture the city.
No firm evidence of banned weapons
Washington shifts attention to need to 'liberate' Iraq
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