Iran’s parliament speaker on international affairs, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, said on Friday that severe consequences await the US military’s act of provocation. “The harassment of an Iranian passenger plane by American fighter jets once again proved that the presence of foreigners in the region is a serious threat to peace and security,” he said in a post on his Twitter account. “US illegally occupies territory of another State and then harasses a scheduled civil airliner—endangering innocent civilian passengers ostensibly to protect its occupation forces,” the Iranian foreign minister said.Read more . . .
U.S. Secretary of State James Baker apparently warned Iraqi deputy prime-minister Tariq Aziz at their meeting of 9 January 1991 in Geneva, that is before the U.S. began bombarding Iraq, that Iraq would be brought back to the pre-industrial stage if it did not withdraw from Kuwait. The systematic bombing of Iraqi infrastructure and economic facilities corroborates this story.
Translating this warning into acts, the U.S. military forces targeted, disabled, destroyed or damaged major civilian infrastructure over the whole territory of Iraq, including most power plants and transmissions facilities, multipurpose dams, refineries, food-processing plants, food-and-seed storage warehouses, flour mills, a dairy-products plant, sugar refineries, a syringe factory, telecommunications systems, irrigation facilities, municipal water-treatment and sewage plants, a veterinary-vaccine manufacturing facility, civilian vehicles, roads, railways, airports, bridges and numerous industrial, commercial, educational, religious and cultural facilities. This act of barbarism by the United States awaits remedial.Read more . . .
As the news of murder of Libya’s revolutionary leader, Chairman of the African Union and defender of Africa from European neocolonial murderous exploitation was still fresh, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton shared a laugh with a television news reporter moments after hearing the Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi had been killed.
“We came, we saw, he died,” she joked when told of news reports of Qaddafi’s death by an aide in between formal interviews.”
A recent poll asked people in Britain how many Iraqis had been killed as a result of the invasion of Iraq in 2003. The answers they gave were shocking. A majority said that fewer than 10,000 had been killed. Scientific studies report that up to a million Iraqi men, women and children died in an inferno lit by the British government and its ally in Washington. That’s the equivalent of the genocide in Rwanda. And the carnage goes on. Relentlessly.Read more . . .
On a leaked tape, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu is heard to say that Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan sees any attack as an “opportunity” to increase Turkish presence in Syria, where it has staunchly supported the anti-Assad rebelsRead more . . .
The division of Libya into three separate countries is part of the US-NATO imperial design. It is part of a project shared by the U.S., Britain, Italy, and France.
The NATO war launched against Libya in March 2011 was geared towards the breakup of the country into three separate entities.
Case concerning armed activities on the territory of the Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo v. Uganda) International Court of Justice JUDGMENT OF 19 DECEMBER 2005 … Read more . . .
Bush administration has used 27 rationales for war in Iraq, study says Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor (News Bureau, Illinois) 217-333-2177; firstname.lastname@example.org 5/10/2004 CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — If it seems that there have been quite a few rationales for going to war … Read more . . .
Explaining Why NATO’s Attack on Libya Is Illegal Q & A by Mary W Maxwell, PhD, May 2011 1. Q. What is the presumed ‘legal basis’ for the attack on Libya? A. It is Resolution 1973 (of March 17, … Read more . . .
http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/opinion/2011/03/201132881618969257.html No-fly zone: Clouding words of war The West has used euphemism to deny a state of war against Gaddafi under the guise of a humanitarian mission. Tarak Barkawi, 28 Mar 2011 13:41 The cost of using … Read more . . .
Neo-Con Hawks Take Flight over Libya *Jim Lobe’s blog on U.S. foreign policy can be read at http://www.lobelog.com. WASHINGTON, Feb 25, 2011 (IPS) – In a distinct echo of the tactics they pursued to encourage U.S. intervention in … Read more . . .
THE MULTILATERAL PACT "RENUNCIATION OF WAR" BY EDWIN BORCHARD (An address delivered at the Williamstown Institute of Politics August 22, 1928) 1928 I THE origin of the negotiations between the United States and other powers leading to the conclusion of … Read more . . .
Kellogg-Briand Pact : A Bibliography Compiled by the Avalon Project Butler, Nicholas Murray, 1862-1947 The path to peace : essays and addresses on peace and its making / by Nicholas Murray Butler. New York : Scribner, 1930 xiii,320p. ; 19cm … Read more . . .
Treaty between the United States and other Powers providing for the renunciation of war as an instrument of national policy. Signed at Paris, August 27, 1928; ratification advised by the Senate, January 16, 1929; ratified by the President, January 17, … Read more . . .
CONVENTION (I) FOR THE PACIFIC SETTLEMENT OF INTERNATIONAL DISPUTES (HAGUE I) (29 July 1899) Entry into Force: 4 September 1900 His Majesty the Emperor of Germany, King of Prussia; [etc.]: Animated by a strong desire to concert for the maintenance … Read more . . .
The Secret Downing Street Memo —– SECRET AND STRICTLY PERSONAL – UK EYES ONLY DAVID MANNING From: Matthew Rycroft Date: 23 July 2002 S 195 /02 cc: Defence Secretary, Foreign Secretary, Attorney-General, Sir Richard Wilson, John Scarlett, Francis Richards, CDS, … Read more . . .
What’s worse than an illegal war? A legal one The debate about Iraq should focus on its impact on humanity, not its failure to live up to legal niceties. Brendan O’Neill November 6, 2006 9:47 AM |? If I hear … Read more . . .
(This ruling appears to establish a defence of necessity to breaches of the Official Secrets Act, although it does not find that Shayler can rely on that defence.) Case No: 2001/02869/S4 IN THE SUPREME COURT OF JUDICATURE COURT OF APPEAL … Read more . . .
Experts: Yemen strike not assassination By PAMELA HESSUPI Pentagon Correspondent WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2002 (UPI) — The Hellfire missile strike launched by a CIA-operated drone that killed a top al Qaida militant and five others in a car in Yemen … Read more . . .
Is the Authorization Authorized ? Powers and Practice of the UN Security Council to Authorize the Use of Force by ‘Coalitions of the Able and Willing’ by Niels Blokker EJIL (2000), Vol. 11 No. 3, 541-568 Abstract: This article examines … Read more . . .