Day 37: US anger at Annan remarks
Posted: Friday, April 25, 2003
US Forces Make Iraqis Strip and Walk Naked in Public
Stripped naked and humiliated by US soldiers
Amnesty International expressed concern today at the disturbing article and images portrayed in the Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet which show American soldiers escorting naked Iraqi men through a park in Baghdad. The pictures reveal that someone has written the words 'Ali Baba - Haram(i)' (which means Ali Baba - thief) in Arabic on the prisoners' chests.
Can An Entire Country Go Mad?
Of course it can! And history provides many examples: the Salem Colony during the witch trials (and its 20th century counterpart, the McCarthy mania), Nazi Germany, Cambodia under Pol Pot, and arguably the United States under George Bush
The Baghdad deal
An Asia Times Online investigation in Baghdad, Tikrit and Najaf has yielded a clear certainty among Iraqis, both Sunni and Shi'ite, as to the answer: The Pentagon and the Ba'ath Party leadership made a safqua ("secret deal" in Arabic) for the (almost) bloodless fall of Baghdad. Crucially, this safqua may have included a package of American green cards for top Republican and Special Republican Guard commanders and their families.
Syria: Where are weapons of mass destruction?
"Where are the weapons of mass destruction that were such a big reason for launching this war?" "What is going to happen to 170,000 pieces from the Baghdad Museum that constitutes Baghdad's identity and cultural heritage?"
U.S. Military Recovers Millions
Stolen by Troops During Search of Hussein Palace
N. Korea Military Tactics In A War With US
Banned weapons may never be found in Iraq: Bush
Annan: US-UK's war on Iraq was illegitimate
Senior U.S. Diplomats in Geneva have objected to statements by U.N.Secretary General Kofi Annan that the the US-UK pursued the war in Iraq "without specific authorization by the Security Council."
US Ambassador Kevin E. Moley, the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva, called the Secretary General's statements to the Commission on Human Rights April 24 "an egregious misstatement of the facts of our going to war in Iraq."
Puppets and puppeteers in Iraq
US anger at Annan remarks
The United States has reacted angrily to comments made by United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan in which he reminded US forces in Iraq of their duties as an "occupying power" in the country.
U.S. Wants to Shut Down UN Controls on Iraq's Oil
Leaked document exposes
pro-Israel lobby's manipulation of US public
Britain: Blair under pressure
over failure to find WMD in Iraq
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