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      02-05-2007, 07:37 PM   #128
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Originally Posted by dr325i View Post
OK, you're right, there was the support prior to the attacks, however, again, not aimed at us:
1) Iraq's obligation was not to cease support to only those terrorists who targeted America but all terrorist organizations.

2) Of the 4 prominent terrorists I listed, all of them were responsible for attacks on Americans.

In March 1985, President Reagan signed National Security Decision Directive 166,...[which] authorize[d] stepped-up covert military aid to the mujahideen, and it made clear that the secret Afghan war had a new goal: to defeat Soviet troops in Afghanistan through covert action and encourage a Soviet withdrawal. The new covert U.S. assistance began with a dramatic increase in arms supplies -- a steady rise to 65,000 tons annually by 1987, ... as well as a "ceaseless stream" of CIA and Pentagon specialists who traveled to the secret headquarters of Pakistan's ISI on the main road near Rawalpindi, Pakistan. There the CIA specialists met with Pakistani intelligence officers to help plan operations for the Afghan rebels.4


"...In the war against Hitler, the United States found common cause with Stalin. In the war against Japan, America aided Vietnamese rebel Ho Chi Minh. In Third World struggles, America helped Manuel Noriega and Saddam Hussein.

As Afghan rebels fought Soviet invaders in the 1980s, the United States gave aid from afar while Saudi exile Osama bin Laden provided support from within Afghanistan.
OK, so where does this say the US created the Taliban or UBL? The US did support some of the groups opposing the Soviet invasion but not specifically the one UBL was working with and not the Taliban because they did not exist.

NATO, led by the USA has bombed Yugoslavia for 77 days without the approaval of the UN:

"WASHINGTON Economic sanctions against Yugoslavia will end and the United States will participate in an international aid program to rebuild the war-torn country if President Slobodan Milosevic permits free and fair elections..."

Milosevic did it, lost the elections, US never helped...
Has the UN ever deemed the NATO actions to be an illegitimate use of force or a violation of the UN Charter?

Has the Security Council passed a resolution under Article 7 requiring the NATO nations provide compensation to Yugoslavia?
US unblocks Yugoslav aid

Colin Powell (right) announces decision, beside Serbian PM Zoran Djindjic
Powell (right) says Belgrade has made progress
The US has announced that it is lifting a ban on millions of dollars' worth of aid to Yugoslavia, because of Belgrade's improved co-operation over war crimes suspects.

The aid was cut off on 31 March to try to force Belgrade to hand over more of the suspects indicted by the war crimes tribunal in The Hague...
MORE on legimity of the bombing of YU:

March 26, 1999

As of today, President Clinton is now in violation
of the 1973 War Powers Resolution, the one created to
prevent another Vietnam War.
No US President has accepted the limits placed upon a President's power in his role as Commander in Chief by the War Powers Act. Every President since its passage has considered the act an unconstitutional infringement on executive power.

Fox anounced that so far they found about 500 shells with "degraded mustard"... Obviously he had plans to use them on us...
My understanding is the sarin was much degraded but the mustard was still quite dangerous. Unexploded mustard shells from WWI are still found in France and Belgium and considered quite dangerous.

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