(fwd from Will Miller) US Tries To Remove Diplomat Standing In Way Of War With Iraq

Les Schaffer schaffer at optonline.net
Thu Apr 25 08:51:24 MDT 2002

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Yet another step toward the September war with Iraq...



A War Against the Peacemaker

      The US wants to depose the diplomat who could take away its
      pretext for war with Iraq

      By George Monbiot. Published in the Guardian 16th April 2002

      On Sunday, the US government will launch an international
      coup. It has been planned for a month. It will be executed
      quietly, and most of us won't know what is happening until it's
      too late. It is seeking to overthrow 60 years of
      multilateralism, in favour of a global regime built on force.

      The coup begins with its attempt, in five days' time, to unseat
      the man in charge of ridding the world of chemical weapons. If
      it succeeds, this will be the first time that the head of a
      multilateral agency will have been deposed in this manner. Every
      other international body will then become vulnerable to
      attack. The coup will also shut down the peaceful options for
      dealing with the chemical weapons Iraq may possess, helping to
      ensure that war then becomes the only means of destroying them.



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Unabashed Imperialism:
	"For globalism to work, America can't be afraid to act like
the almighty superpower that it is....The hidden hand of the market
will never work without a hidden fist.  McDonald's cannot flourish
without McDonnell Douglas, the designer of the F-15.  And the hidden
fist that keeps the world safe for Silicon Valley's technologies is
called the United States Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps."
  ---"What the World Needs Now," Thomas Friedman, New York Times, March 28, 1999

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