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  2003 Invasion of Iraq - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Prior to the U.S. invasion of Iraq, Zarqawi had settled in Kurdish northern Iraq (an area not controlled by Saddam Hussein's government) where he joined the terrorist organization Ansar al-Islam, which was an enemy of the Ba'athist government.
Their view was that Iraq had violated the terms of the cease-fire by breaching two key conditions and thus made the invasion of Iraq a legal continuation of the earlier war.
Those who opposed the war in Iraq did not regard Iraq's violation of UN resolutions to be a valid case for the war, since no single nation has the authority, under the UN Charter, to judge Iraq's compliance to UN resolutions and to enforce them.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/2003_invasion_of_Iraq   (10409 words)

 2003 invasion of Iraq
The 2003 invasion of Iraq began on March 20, 2003, when a large force of United States and British troops invaded Iraq, leading to the collapse of the Iraqi government in about three weeks and the start of the 2003 occupation of Iraq.
The 2003 occupation of Iraq thereupon commenced, marked by ongoing violent conflict between the Iraqi and the occupying forces.
In 2002 the Iraq disarmament crisis arose primarily as a diplomatic situation, with United Nations actions regarding Iraq culminating in the passage of UN Security Council Resolution 1441 and the resumption of weapons inspections.
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 2003 invasion of Iraq -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
After approximately three weeks of fighting, Iraq was occupied by coalition forces and the rule of (Iraqi leader who waged war against Iran; his invasion of Kuwait led to the Gulf War (born in 1937)) Saddam Hussein and his (additional info and facts about Ba'ath Party) Ba'ath Party came to an end.
Iraq was the largest deployment of (A division of the United States Army that is specially trained for guerilla fighting) Special Forces since Vietnam.
Iraq was subsequently marked by violent conflict between (additional info and facts about U.S.-led occupation of Iraq) U.S.-led occupation of Iraq soldiers and forces described by the occupiers as (A person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions)) insurgents.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/2/20/2003_invasion_of_iraq.htm   (7244 words)

 Attacking Iraq - Countdown Timeline
Iraq said it would allow international weapons inspectors to return "without conditions." Inspectors will be governed by the timetable established in UN Security Council resolution 1284, which reorganized the inspections program in 1999.
By March 14, 2003 all of the equipment from the 25 or so cargo vessels and the troops from the 4th Infantry Division should be in place in Turkey.
The United Kingdom, along with Spain and the United States, introduced on March 7, 2003, a revised draft of a resolution that presented Iraq with a deadline of March 17, 2003, to cooperate fully with Security Council demands to rid itself of weapons of mass destruction.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/ops/iraq-timeline.htm   (4706 words)

 Iraq Crisis, 2002–Present
Iraq's interim governing council, composed of 25 Iraqis appointed by American and British officials, is inaugurated.
David Kay, the former head of the U.S. weapons inspection teams in Iraq, informs a senate committee that no WMD have been found in Iraq and that prewar intelligence was "almost all wrong" about Saddam Hussein's arsenal.
Iraq delays the final drafting of the constitution, extending the deadline so Sunni, Shiite, and Kurdish delegates can compromise on disputed issues, such as the distribution of oil revenues, issues of federalism, the rights of women, and the role of Islam in government.
www.infoplease.com /spot/iraqtimeline2.html   (4993 words)

 Iraq War Timeline : Resources : Wage Peace Campaign : AFSC
The inability of the U.S. occupying army to restore safety in Iraq and ensure basic human needs is the result of a policy that neglects to address the conditions of poverty, injustice, and oppression that lead to violence.
To the contrary, he is deceiving.” He goes on to claim that the Iraqi leader “has shown utter contempt for the United Nations and the opinion of the world.” He announces he is ready to attack Iraq, even without a UN mandate.
July 13, 2003- Iraq's interim governing council, composed of 25 Iraqis appointed by U.S. and British officials, is inaugurated.
www.afsc.org /iraq/guide/war-timeline.htm   (1669 words)

 Timeline of Iraq: 1932-2003 - US Department of State
Iraq is declared a republic and Qasim becomes prime minister.
Iran and Iraq are the region's major oil-producers and vie for dominance in the Gulf.
During the preceding years, the international community documented and reported allegations of gross human rights abuses in Iraq, including summary executions; arbitrary arrest, systematic torture 'in its most cruel forms'; coercion by means of reprisals against a family members; and mass discrimination regarding access to food supplies and health care.
usinfo.state.gov /mena/Archive_Index/Timeline_of_Iraq_19322003.html   (2222 words)

 frontline: teacher center: teachers guide: the invasion of iraq | PBS
In his 2003 State of the Union address, President Bush said that he is ready to attack Iraq even without a UN _________.
On April 18, 2003, this general was put in charge of running post-war Iraq until a new government could be created.
President Bush has stated that the evidence supporting the claim that Iraq tried to buy this metal from Africa was unsubstantiated and he should not have included this information in his State of the Union address.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/pages/frontline/teach/invasion/handout_crossword.html   (425 words)

 This Far and No Further
Bush administration uses attacks to justify invasion of Afghanistan and later Iraq.
Powell says that some of the evidence he used in his February 2003 presentation to the UNSC was faulty.
Pakistan's Musharraf says that the Iraq war is undermining his country's efforts to combat al-Qaeda and the Taliban.
www.iraqtimeline.com   (5838 words)

 Timeline: The road to war in Iraq
1991 April 8 - A plan for the establishment of a UN haven in northern Iraq for Kurds is approved by the European Union.
Iraq states in the declaration that there are no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
2003 Jan. 12 - The Turkish government gives US military planners permission to examine ports and airstrips to see what upgrades are needed for a war against Iraq.
www.globalsecurity.org /org/news/2003/030320-iraqtimeline01.htm   (1064 words)

 BBC NEWS | Politics | MI6 'retracted' Iraq intelligence
John Ware, from the BBC's Panorama programme, was told that key intelligence on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction used to back the case for war has recently been withdrawn.
Their statements seem to challenge assertions by the prime minister in the run-up to war that Iraq posed a "current and serious" threat to Britain.
Dr Jones told the Hutton Inquiry the dossier on Iraq was misleading because advice from DIS experts had been over-ruled by the Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC) which drafted it.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/uk_politics/3884353.stm   (799 words)

 A Timeline of Oil and Violence - Iraq
Hussein sought to fund the rebuilding of Iraq (and to prop his regime) with its treasured oil resource, currently estimated at 250 billion barrels.
Following a huge military buildup in the region, a number of UN inspectors were sent into Iraq to seek out chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons, and/or the vehicles that could be used to deliver those weapons; NONE WERE FOUND.
expressed shock at Iraqi invasion, despite the fact that for several months it had practiced for the exact military situation with troops and armaments in place in the middle east poised for response.
www.ringnebula.com /Oil/Timeline-Iraq_040903c.htm   (6002 words)

 Josef Wilson
Set in that relatively short period of time between the September 11th terrorist attacks and the March 2003 invasion of Iraq, its timeline has already been overtaken by events.
According to the story, injections given to most of the veterans who fought in Iraq the first time were a failed attempt by the military brass to inoculate the troops from the radioactive effects of new and deadly American weapons made with depleted uranium.
As America prepares to invade Iraq again, Lambert files a multi-billion lawsuit against the Pentagon, creating a media frenzy and alienating her from both her father and her politically minded fiancé.
www.josefwilson.com   (1290 words)

 Iraq Timeline, 21st Century
Baghdad: United Nations Secretary-General made a surprise visit to Iraq, his first since the March 2003 U.S.-led invasion
See Annan Timeline ; World Visit Timeline ; UN Timeline ; Baghdad Timeline ; Annan on Google ; Baghdad Politics Timeline ; Baghdad War & Army Timeline ; Baghdad on Google
United Arab Emirates: Days before the U.S.-led invasion in 2003, Saddam Hussein agreed in principle to accept an offer of exile
www.mapreport.com /countries/iraq.html   (543 words)

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