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  • The Iraq War was Not Illegal

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Thread: Why was the Iraq War Illegal?

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    Re: Why was the Iraq War Illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Those who believe it was so are more than welcome to opine.
    I need clarification...are you talking about the Iraq Invasion of 2003 under Bush Jr., or the original Gulf War authorized by the UN that Bush Sr. was involved with?
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    Re: Why was the Iraq War Illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaugingcatenate View Post
    Don't know how they do it in Turkey, but it is legal here. While that may sound arrogant, I sure trust US a lot more than the UN, or, for that matter, Turkey. When your country has done half as much good as the US has around the world, maybe then you could legitimately bring up whether you think its legal or not. In the meantime, have a good evening....


    even if all the parliament members agree that we should attack syria ,it is still illegal

    l am not interested in what some governors claim to be legal

    l have a mind and heart
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    Re: Why was the Iraq War Illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    even if all the parliament members agree that we should attack syria ,it is still illegal

    l am not interested in what some governors claim to be legal

    l have a mind and heart
    I too have a mind and heart...what is your point? What is illegal about it? Under whose laws? There is no true governing World Body that can make that determiniation. Too much corruption and intrigue going on at the UN. So, whose word are we going to take for it? Medusa's? I rather think we can figure it out on our own, thank you very much for the input.
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    Re: Why was the Iraq War Illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    It certainly was defensive. Saddam had violated 17 Chapter 7 UNSCRs, the last of which promised dire consequences. He was firing on US aircraft, selling food from oil and faking a WMD program.

    It was also defensive for the Kurds, the Marsh Arabs, the children being intentionally starved, the victims of institutionalized rape and the Iraqi people in general.
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    Re: Why was the Iraq War Illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaugingcatenate View Post
    I too have a mind and heart...what is your point? What is illegal about it? Under whose laws? There is no true governing World Body that can make that determiniation. Too much corruption and intrigue going on at the UN. So, whose word are we going to take for it? Medusa's? I rather think we can figure it out on our own, thank you very much for the input.
    l am against all wars in favor of imperialism

    is it clear now ?
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    Re: Why was the Iraq War Illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    but your constitution doesnt govern this world ,it governs only USA

    it means l (the world countries )dont have to accept your constitution
    Very ture. But for the U.S. to take action or to do something, it is suppose to be constitutional first. The Constitution is U.S. law and governs what and how the U.S. reacts. Something could be pefectly legal and right in all the other countries of the world, but if it isn't constitutional, it is illegal here.

    By the way, I love your signature. Ataturk had it exactly right.
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    Re: Why was the Iraq War Illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    l am against all wars in favor of imperialism

    is it clear now ?
    were you opposed to Iraq invading Kuwait ?

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    Re: Why was the Iraq War Illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Very ture. But for the U.S. to take action or to do something, it is suppose to be constitutional first. The Constitution is U.S. law and governs what and how the U.S. reacts. Something could be pefectly legal and right in all the other countries of the world, but if it isn't constitutional, it is illegal here.

    By the way, I love your signature. Ataturk had it exactly right.




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    Re: Why was the Iraq War Illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    kurds were bombed 25 years ago and USA was aware of it .

    they ignored .lets admit eco

    the government never agrees with you
    (1980s) Invaded Iran, 500k Iraqis dead
    (1980s) Genocide of the Kurds, 200k dead
    First Gulf War - hardly "ignored"
    (1990s) Genocide of the Marsh Arabs, 50k dead
    (2000s) selling of food for oil, 400k children dead
    Second Gulf War - hardly "ignored"

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    Re: Why was the Iraq War Illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    were you opposed to Iraq invading Kuwait ?
    were you opposed to iraq attacking iran ?

    "Sovereignty is not given, it is taken." ATATÜRK

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