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|Saturday, March 22, 2003|
|posted by kewe 2:24 PM|
|Wednesday, March 19, 2003|
They that speak in our name
|posted by kewe 10:53 PM|
kewe note: These are our brothers (sisters) torn apart, dead.
|posted by kewe 1:23 AM|
|Tuesday, March 18, 2003|
World - AP Europe
Putin: Russia’s position was clear, comprehensible and unwavering.
Mon Mar 17
By DEBORAH SEWARD, Associated Press Writer
MOSCOW — Ending weeks of silence, Russian President Vladimir Putin condemned military action against Iraq, saying Monday that war would be a mistake that could imperil world security.
His comments came as Deputy Foreign Minister Yuri Fedotov, Russia’s diplomatic point man on Iraq, said the U.N. Security Council would not approve a U.S.-backed resolution opening the way to military conflict.
Putin’s earlier silence appeared to be an attempt to avoid opposing Washington even as the Russian Foreign Ministry battered home the message that Russia would join France in opposing any U.N. resolution that automatically authorized force.
“We are for solving the problem exclusively by peaceful means,” Putin was quoted as saying by the Interfax news agency. He said Russia’s position was clear, comprehensible and unwavering.
“Any other development would be a mistake — fraught with the toughest consequences, leading to victims and destabilization of the international situation as a whole,” Putin told Chechen spiritual leaders, according to Interfax.
U.S. officials have said Russia’s relations with the United States could be damaged by Russian opposition to a U.N. resolution.
But Fedotov said “no additional resolutions are necessary.”
“As before, this draft has no chances for passage by the Security Council,” he was quoted as saying by Interfax.
Fedotov indicated that Russia supports France’s call for a ministerial meeting at the U.N. Security Council to discuss the latest report by chief U.N. weapons inspector Hans Blix, the ITAR-Tass news agency reported.
The chief of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Alexy II, called on the world’s governments to do everything possible to avoid a war launched “without taking into account the opinion of the world community,” Interfax reported.
Chirac says privileging force over justice, that would be taking on a heavy responsibility.
Tue March 18, 2003
PARIS (Reuters) — France said on Tuesday the world did not back President Bush’s ultimatum to Saddam Hussein to leave Iraq within 48 hours or face military action.
The office of French President Jacques Chirac said in a statement the United Nations Security Council opposed the move, and that ignoring international opinion would carry a “heavy responsibility.”
“This unilateral decision is contrary to the wishes of the Security Council and of the international community, who wish to pursue the disarmament of Iraq in accordance with (U.N.) resolution 1441,” the Elysee presidential palace said.
“Whatever the objective pursued, France recalls that only the Security Council has the authority to justify the use of force,” it added.
“Shirking the legitimacy of the United Nations, privileging force over justice, that would be taking on a heavy responsibility,” the statement said.
Chirac, who has led Western opposition to a war in Iraq, had pledged to veto any U.N. resolution giving the green light to war in Iraq.
The United States on Monday abandoned diplomatic efforts to push through a joint proposal with Britain and Spain paving the way for military action after failing to secure enough votes for the Security Council to pass the new resolution.
France wants weapons inspectors to continue their work, saying that there is evidence inspections are producing results and war should always be a last resort.
Paris backed resolution 1441, which was unanimously voted through by the Security Council last year, demanding Saddam disarm or face “serious consequences.”
China stresses Iraqi question should be resolved in the United Nations.
Tue March 18, 2003
Premier Wen Jiabao stressed China’s long-standing line that the Iraqi question be resolved in the United Nations and war should be avoided, and also urged Baghdad to comply with U.N. resolutions and fully disarm.
“As long as there is a glimpse of hope, we will not give up our efforts for a political and peaceful solution,” Wen told a news conference.
“China stands for a peaceful solution of the Iraq issue within the framework of the United Nations through political means. Every effort should be made to avoid war,” Wen said.
It was the first official comment from China, a veto-wielding member of the U.N. Security Council, on Bush’s ultimatum.
|posted by kewe 8:12 AM|
|Sunday, March 16, 2003|
|posted by kewe 10:53 PM|
|Saturday March 15, 2003|
|Posted by kewe 2:30 PM|
Unspeakable grief and horror
...and the circus of deception killing continues...
The role of the media in the second gulf war
Comprehensive study of how we were deceived by the media with links and photos
by New Zealand Editor Alastair Thompson
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‘and the circus of deception continues...’
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