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    Re: Former UN inspector Blix says war illegal

    What agreements specifically are you talking about?

    I'm guessing not the numerous U.N. resolutions that allowed for action to be taken, including force, if they were not met? Like, the dozen+ of them?

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    Re: Former UN inspector Blix says war illegal

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    Kind of what many people always maintained...

    BBC News - Iraq inquiry: Former UN inspector Blix says war illegal

    ...an illegal war against an illegal regime in which no one emerged with their ethics intact. Does this put an end to the debate?
    No.

    Blix does not write international law.

    UNSCR authorized member states to use "all necessary means" to force Iraq into compliance with UNSCR 660 and "all subsequent resolutions." Iraq failed to abide by a great number of the subsequent UNSC resolutions, thus violating the terms of the armistice, thus authorizing member states to reconvene hostilities.

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    Re: Former UN inspector Blix says war illegal

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    Kind of what many people always maintained...

    BBC News - Iraq inquiry: Former UN inspector Blix says war illegal

    ...an illegal war against an illegal regime in which no one emerged with their ethics intact. Does this put an end to the debate?
    No. When Hans Blix becomes the authority on international law, then I may want to listen to what he has to say on the matter of legality of wars. But he isn't, so I don't.

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    Re: Former UN inspector Blix says war illegal

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Ferris View Post
    No.

    Blix does not write international law.

    UNSCR authorized member states to use "all necessary means" to force Iraq into compliance with UNSCR 660 and "all subsequent resolutions." Iraq failed to abide by a great number of the subsequent UNSC resolutions, thus violating the terms of the armistice, thus authorizing member states to reconvene hostilities.
    [bold emphasis added by bubba]

    would you please identify for us those resolutions in which iraq was found to have been in violation
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
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    Re: Former UN inspector Blix says war illegal

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    [bold emphasis added by bubba]

    would you please identify for us those resolutions in which iraq was found to have been in violation
    Why? He ain't yo *****. You look them up if you want to know what they are. Do your own homework.
    Last edited by dontworrybehappy; 07-28-10 at 08:20 PM.

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    Re: Former UN inspector Blix says war illegal

    Quote Originally Posted by dontworrybehappy View Post
    Why? He ain't yo *****. You look them up if you want to know what they are.
    i don't think he will be able to find any unjustifiable violations
    but since he has posted that they do exist, it is up to him to make his case by showing the documention that such violations were found
    Do your own homework.
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    Re: Former UN inspector Blix says war illegal

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    [bold emphasis added by bubba]

    would you please identify for us those resolutions in which iraq was found to have been in violation
    UNSCR 686:

    3. Further demands that Iraq:

    (a) Cease hostile or provocative actions by its forces against all Member
    States including missile attacks and flights of combat aircraft;

    He fired on our aircraft in the no-fly zone on nearly a daily basis, he, also, continued to plot against the U.S. with radical Islamist terror organizations (including AQ affiliates) right up until the fall of Baghdad.

    UNSCR 687:

    8. Decides that Iraq shall unconditionally accept the destruction,
    removal, or rendering harmless, under international supervision, of:

    (a) All chemical and biological weapons and all stocks of agents and all
    related subsystems and components and all research, development, support and
    manufacturing facilities;

    (b) All ballistic missiles with a range greater than 150 kilometres and
    related major parts, and repair and production facilities;
    He had drone aircraft that had a 500 KM range, and while he didn't have the stockpiles of WMD he did not allow for the required UN supervision, he kicked the weapons inspectors out of Iraq and he continued to conceal items which would have been useful to reimplement his WMD programs after the sanctions were lifted:

    Examples of concealment
    Let me just give you a few examples of these concealment efforts, some of which I will elaborate on later:

    – A clandestine network of laboratories and safehouses within the Iraqi Intelligence Service that contained equipment subject to U.N. monitoring and suitable for continuing CBW (chemical biological weapons) research.

    – A prison laboratory complex, possibly used in human testing of BW (bioweapons) agents, that Iraqi officials working to prepare for U.N. inspections were explicitly ordered not to declare to the U.N.

    – Reference strains of biological organisms concealed in a scientist's home, one of which can be used to produce biological weapons.

    – New research on BW-applicable agents, brucella and Congo Crimean hemorrhagic fever, and continuing work on ricin and aflatoxin were not declared to the U.N.

    – Documents and equipment, hidden in scientists' homes, that would have been useful in resuming uranium enrichment by centrifuge and electromagnetic isotope separation.

    – A line of UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) not fully declared at an undeclared production facility and an admission that they had tested one of their declared UAVs out to a range of 500 km, 350 km beyond the permissible limit.

    – Continuing covert capability to manufacture fuel propellant useful only for prohibited SCUD-variant missiles, a capability that was maintained at least until the end of 2001 and that cooperating Iraqi scientists have said they were told to conceal from the U.N.

    – Plans and advanced design work for new long-range missiles with ranges up to at least 1,000 km – well beyond the 150-km range limit imposed by the U.N. Missiles of a 1000 km range would have allowed Iraq to threaten targets throughout the Middle East, including Ankara, Cairo, and Abu Dhabi.

    – Clandestine attempts between late-1999 and 2002 to obtain from North Korea technology related to 1,300-km range ballistic missiles – probably the No Dong – 300-km range anti-ship cruise missiles and other prohibited military equipment.

    Text of Iraq weapons inspector David Kay's report *LINK*
    UNSC 688:

    2. Demands that Iraq, as a contribution to remove the threat to
    international peace and security in the region, immediately end this
    repression and express the hope in the same context that an open dialogue will
    take place to ensure that the human and political rights of all Iraqi citizens
    are respected;

    3. Insists that Iraq allow immediate access by international
    humanitarian organizations to all those in need of assistance in all parts of
    Iraq and to make available all necessary facilities for their operations;

    http://www.casi.org.uk/info/undocs/gopher/s91/5
    Saddam never ended the brutal repression of his people and in fact increased it.

    The list goes on.

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