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21 March, 2003

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Without UN approval, US and Britain have launched attacks on Iraq. In his speech to the nation, President Bush said "We will meet that threat (Iraq)now with our Army, Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard and Marines, so that we do not have to meet it later with armies of firefighters, police and doctors on the streets of our cities."

This has triggered two important questions,

1) Right of 'Preemptive Attack' where one country invades the other on the basis of information that the later is preparing for war against the former and
2) The effectiveness of UNO which in this case has failed to stop the war.

In all other cases, when a country is attacked by another, the country who launch the attack is called aggressor and is condemned by the rest.

What do you think how should the countries of the world including Pakistan, respond to US attack on Iraq ?

Should the invaders be called aggressors and be condemned?

Reader Comments:

CIA Propaganda on Internet

My fellow americans, beware of CIA's propaganda campaign at home, do not believe what is being written on this and other forums for failed try to legitimizing the war.

David Backham, Pakistan - 25 March, 2003

HiTech War ??

Hitec means precision. So far we have not seen the precision on ground on Iraq. Was it just part of the propaganda jargon used by americans!!!

Logical, Pakistan - 25 March, 2003

Musharraf should beware

We see what happens to CIA stooges when their usefulness is done. Remember CIA stooge Manuel Noriega? Remember CIA stooge Osaama BinLaden? Now CIA stooge Sadaam Hussein. Pervez Musharraf should be worried when his work for them is done.

Peace_Tolero, United Kingdom - 25 March, 2003

This war is an unjust but God tells us in the Bible that there will be rumors of wars. I am not saying that I agree with Bush for this war. All I am saying is that God must to put it on Bush's heart to fight this war so in the end he will be glorified. The Bible tells us in the Book of Revelation that there will be ONE World Ruler and it will be a unified government. I suggest that every body put there faith and energy in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ because he will come back to take his kingdom and my challenge is will you be ready. Repent for your sins and ask God to lead and guide our leaders and also ask him to have mercy on your soul. If we loved as brethen as our own there is no way that we would be in the war. God Bless You!!!!!!!!!!!

Tina, United Kingdom - 25 March, 2003

All is fair in love and War !

Now the Americans want the Iraqis to fight fairly under their rules,they are
shocked about the graphics of PWs and raise such tremors,less they forgot the
cages in Guantanamo bay!We all know the
atrocities Saddam has inflicted on his
people and not only condemn,but want to
see him replaced.However we cannot in anyway condone the Anglo-American action against Iraq.

Khalid Rahim, Canada - 25 March, 2003

Unjust War

I believe that Saddam, while a brutal dictator, is a true Arab Patriot and has always hoped for the best for his area of the world. he realized long ago that the USA wanted to control that area of the world and refused to cooperate, unlike the govt's of countries like Saudi Arabia, Jordan, etc. I believe Saddam was justified in invading Kuwait, because if anyone looks at a map of the middle east one can clearly see that Kuwait was cut out of Iraq so that the British and USA could control the main port area of the Persian Gulf, and use Kuwait as a staging area to station troops and control the middle east. Saddam is secular and not a great threat like the fanatical muslims in countries such as Saudi Arabia and Pakistan....these countries harbor and promote anti-Americanism, not iraq.

kupac, United Kingdom - 25 March, 2003

Many of the people of the USA disagree with our troops being in Iraq but for different reasons. We are sick of seeing our men killed to preserve the freedom and well-being of other people that don't even appreciate our sacrifices.We are called the aggressor until someones freedoms are being endangered then we're a friend! Just like the people of Kuwait I'm sure that they despised us until S. Hassen began torturing and killing them. I say bring our boys home and let him gas all the Iraqis

Trish Elmosleh, United Kingdom - 25 March, 2003

Many of the people of the USA disagree with our troops being in Iraq but for different reasons. We are sick of seeing our men killed to preserve the freedom and well-being of other people that don't even appreciate our sacrifices.We are called the aggressor until someones freedoms are being endangered then we're a friend! Just like the people of Kuwait I'm sure that they despised us until S. Hassen began torturing and killing them. I say bring our boys home and let the Iraqis fend for themselves!!!

Trish Elmosleh, United Kingdom - 25 March, 2003

About time

As a American/Cuban I know all about the hardships of being part of a group of people who are under the leadership of a tyrant. Someone who only cares about his imortality and not a tid bit about his people or others for that matter only to get their name in the history books. Iraq and its regime are no diffent than Iran, Libya, Cuba and North Korea. A breeding ground for evil in the world. I support this war and others as long as it is to get rid of dictators and communist regimes. Nothing good has ever come out from either one of these and as history shows they come and go.

This war so far has shown which countries are alies and which are not. Thats a political war to be waged in the future and I support that war as well.

Just my 2 cents.


Rick, United Kingdom - 25 March, 2003

Invasion of Iraq

Just to let you know that there are hundreds of thousands of British people who hate Saddam Hussain for the way he has treated the Iraqi people but disagree strongly with Bush and Blair's imperial adventure in Iraq.

In the UK there has been a clampdown on protesting at airbases where B52's are being loaded with bombs and most of the press is going overboard with rubbish about 'support British Troops'. Well here's one British person who will not be happy until the Britishy Troops come home.

This is a disgusting, illegal war that has the power to cause great problems thoughout the world.

In Britain Muslims, Christians, Pagans, Hindus, Sikhs etc are standing together to protest against this war and against the warmongers Bush and Blair.



Marc H Turner, United Arab Emirates - 25 March, 2003

A question of conscience

Many people have many hard choices to make... and must answer not only to their god but also to their conscience.

We must equate this very carefully with the goals of world leaders and industrialists whom I fear have a very different moral standing if any at all.

Murder and killing for financial gain is a sin and a crime against humanity.

History has shown us many times before that the greater part of humanity's will to do what is decent and right is often manipulated and perverted by power hungry moguls. When this happens we become accomplices in crime.

This world doesnt need to eradicate poverty. This world needs to eradicate greed!


J Alln, Svalbard And Jan Mayen - 25 March, 2003

I agree....

J Alln from Sweeden makes a great point:

"We must equate this very carefully with the goals of world leaders and industrialists whom I fear have a very different moral standing if any at all.

Murder and killing for financial gain is a sin and a crime against humanity."<<

Instead of sacrificing to free the good people of Iraq from a half-human butcher, the governments of France and Germany are putting thier own finacial and political gains ahead of all that is good and decent.

Algore

Algore, United Kingdom - 25 March, 2003

This war is terrorism

This war is terrorism by Bush and Company, and is clearly for the purpose of controlling the rich oil fields of Iraq, and world domination. I am ashamed to be an American with this crazy maniac in the White House. He does not stand for this country, and he does not speak for the people of America. We are a peaceful people, he is a monster and he has to be stopped. He will continue on to attack Iran, then Saudi Arabia, and who knows what other country. As Michael Moore, the Oscar winning filmmaker said on national TV "This presidency is a fiction, this war is a fiction. Shame on you Mr. Bush, Shame on you".

JMT, United Kingdom - 26 March, 2003

What I think in no particular order:
1 The USA considers the war on terror a genuine war-just like WW2 only different. They will fight this war as if their life depended on it.
2.The Iraq conflict is directly tied to the war on terror.
3. The USA is going to park it's butt smack dab in the middle of the Arab world -locked and loaded and systematically dismantle the Muslim hate machine-the terrorist plantation. Raising children to hate USA and become"holy dynamite men" is going to end because it is terrorism. If it doesn't end then more dirt-bag hoodlum regimes are going to fall because they are fostering it.
4.Just imagine how good their intel will be once Iraq is in US hands. Beware

Edzz, Puerto Rico - 26 March, 2003

Saddam Zinda Bad

I would like to say Saddam Hussain Zinda Bad, he is the hero of Islam, he started the battle that is need of the time. History will seek lesson from this person. America will have to leave his habbits and will destroy by the hands of Iraqi forces. Inshallah USA will break into small pieces very soon.


Hammad AShmed Shah, Pakistan - 26 March, 2003

Terrorist?

Dropping 2000 lbs bombs with a lethal blast radius of 365 meters on a city of 4.5 million people half of which are under 15 years old has nothing to do with a "war on terror" it is terror on scale that hasn't been seen since the second world war. This war is just an example of the indifference that the US administration has toward people of the Muslim world. Who will Liberate Iraq from the US? Maybe the American public is the only one capable of doing this. A message to the Iraq people- Don't welcome the US when this is over, just tell them leave. You've paid for that right with blood.

Martin, United Kingdom - 26 March, 2003

Yes, the Iraqis are being liberated by USA...from their lives and property!
Others Muslim countries are standing in the row and waiting for their turn.

Shocked, Bolivia - 26 March, 2003

Yes, you may say, we in Russia have Chechen crisis and would be called "aggressors" as well. Nonetheless, US and Brits definitely are invaders with no respect to International Law. If there is no room for basic principles such as independence of state, nothing can justify "preemptive attack". Nothing. Even having WMD. Only UN and UN Security Council have the right to make decision of any peacekeeping of "preemptive" actions, not a single country, regime or person.

Nikolay Svetlov, Romania - 26 March, 2003

fraud

>>>"Dropping 2000 lbs bombs with a lethal blast radius of 365 meters on a city of 4.5 million people half of which are under 15 years old has nothing to do with a "war on terror" it is terror on scale that hasn't been seen since the second world war. "<<<

Please. There has NEVER been a more humanitarian war fought (yes, that is a paradox, but only proves my point about the irony of the situation). The war would be OVER right now if the US had no regard for Iraqi citizens.

The US is putting its own young men and women in harms way by targeting ONLY military targets, while Saddam's sadistic half-human thugs hide in hospitals and use infants as shields.

Algore, United Kingdom - 26 March, 2003

War with Iraq

What is so bad is how hypocritical the US Government is. The UN Inspections were working. Iraq destroyed 62 of the 120 bombs that needed to be destroyed. After all the fact finding and intrusion, USA went to war anyway. It goes to show, war was on the agenda all along. Also, the USA government wants to discontinue abortion rights. What do they think they are doing when they are bombing hell out of Iraq? It sure isn't pro-life!

Sara Stone, United Kingdom - 26 March, 2003

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