I am very upset that
the USA Congress seems to have ignored any responsibility to the
In this compilation, I strongly suggest you review the Security Counsels site regarding allegations and facts. You will soon see for yourself that Mr. Bush is using unconfirmed opinions of satellite photos stateing fact where non exist! Thus the feud goes on.
Thank you for your consideration,
Perhaps the most
frightening thing about Mr. Bush’s war is that Congress is doing nothing. We
the people Congress represents discuss the war, the dangerous consequences,
and Congress sits on their hands. Never did I believe one person could start a
war in the
Yet, this Chamber is, for the most part, silent—ominously, dreadfully silent. There is no debate, no discussion, no attempt to lay out for the nation the pros and cons of this particular war. There is nothing.
Following Mr. Powell’s statement to the UN Security counsel, it became clear there was NO evidence which would constitute WAR. Students thesis years old, remarks made by some unidentified deserters, Satellite pictures which had not been checked out. Indeed one reporter went to the site of alleged al-Qa’ida activity and found a kitchen, an old man who had little to eat, let alone be a danger to anyone.
This link of the
Security Counsel shows that much speculation on the part of
Apparently Mr. Bush finds a satellite picture which could be a munitions factory, or it could be a cow shed. Not checking this out, he makes media statements that a munitions factory has been sited by satellite. The CIA refuses to give the weapons inspectors the location so they cannot verify it or deny it. http://lightscion.com/voxnyc/archives/00000045.htm
CIA ‘sabotaged inspections and hid weapons details’ By Andrew Buncombe in Washington 14 February 2003 Senior democrats have accused the CIA of sabotaging weapons inspections in Iraq by refusing to co-operate fully with the UN and withholding crucial information about Saddam Hussein’s arsenal. http://news.independent.co.uk/world/politics/story.jsp?story=378163
Here is the security counsel site with allegations, investigations, and some facts. As you follow through, I expect that you also will get the feeling of a Hatfield and McCoy feud going on, and it makes just as much sense. As I read this, I had the feeling that had Mr. Hussein provided the requested information, it would not have been believed. That is why the UN must make these decisions, as an un-biased judge of these affairs. I strongly recommend you read this information.
One discussion in the Security Counsel files, regards the infamous “Mobile Facilities”.
Much of the
Much of the
further alleged information about
The claims of the first defector described by Powell are perhaps the least credible. Raymond Zilinskas, a microbiologist and former U.N. weapons inspector (now director of Chemical and Biological Weapons Nonproliferation Program at the Monterey Institute of International Studies), was reported in the Washington Post as saying that a 24-hour production cycle was insufficient for creating significant amounts of pathogens such as anthrax.
would require 36 to 48 hours just to do the fermentation. The short processing
time seems suspicious to me. [..] The only reason you would have mobile labs
is to avoid inspectors, because everything about them is difficult. We know it
is possible to build them—the
The Washington Post further reported that:
other experts said the schematic presented by Powell as an example of
Defectors’ Accounts, Evidence Remains Anecdotal”, by Joby Warrick,
The second source seems to be Adnan Saeed al-Haideri, whose standing is discussed above. It seems that he did not make any claims about mobile facilities in his first press conferences - none of the reports on those press conferences mention mobile facilities. Instead, he only began to refer to them in mid-2002, some six months after his first accounts. This would automatically cast some suspicion on the reliability of the new information that he is now providing.
Hans Blix has warned against attributing significance to UNMOVIC’s inability to find any mobile facilities:
“We do go around and we check into industries, chemical industries, for instance, or pharmaceutical industries, into military installations. And so we can check a good deal. But you cannot check in every nook and corner of a large country. Above all, there’s difficulty of course in finding things underground or anything that is mobile.”
I suggest the
Security Counsel take a more active and aggressive leadership role, and caution
both sides to cooperate with its directives. If Mr. Bush has satellite or
other information revealing the possibility of proscribed weapons or
manufacturing sites, he should be required to submit this information so the
inspectors can verify or disclaim the allegation. Mr. Bush should be warned
that providing unsubstantiated allegations to the media or the Security
Counsel will result in condemnation of his input by the UN. False allegations
should not be tolerated nor should acts of aggression in violation of the
agreements. Saddam must be held accountable and provide whatever information
he has about weapons. Some consideration must be given to the weapons used in
Another major factor is the disintegration of weapons over time. Much of the alleged weapons are now useless because their “shelf life” has expired. Therefore it cannot be assumed that weapons remain which could now be useful.
Germany and other members of the Security Council are likely to back a
counter-proposal to increase the number of inspectors, providing them if
necessary, with the support of armed UN soldiers, as a means of avoiding a
military strike. Huge numbers of troops could surround and take over
This action could also provide a method to subpoena Saddam to the world court, if there have actually been charges filed and brought against him.
There is certainly no call to start a war, simply because Mr. Bush and Mr. Hussein are having a feud like the Hatefields and the McCoy’s.
reports, despite multi millions of anti-war protestors, Mr. Bush has this to
say. On Thursday, <
If our Congress
refuses to contemplate “the War”. I would hope the demonstrators, who are the
people of these