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  Hans Blix - MSN Encarta
Hans Blix, born in 1928, chief United Nations (UN) weapons inspector who became a central figure in the Iraq crisis of 2002 and 2003.
Blix was thrust into the spotlight when he was asked to verify Iraq’s compliance with a UN resolution requiring Iraq to dispose of all weapons of mass destruction.
Hans Blix was born in 1928 in Uppsala, Sweden.
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 Hans Blix - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hans Blix studied at Uppsala University, Columbia University, and the University of Cambridge (Trinity Hall), from which he holds a doctorate in law.
Hans Blix chaired the Swedish Liberal Party's campaign during the 1980 Referendum on nuclear power, campaigning in favor of retention of the Swedish nuclear energy program.
Blix was the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency between 1981 and 1997.
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 Online NewsHour: Newsmaker: Hans Blix -- March 17, 2004
HANS BLIX: Well, they certainly advanced weapons of mass destruction as the decisive reason for going to war, and I think the evidence was rather weak at the time.
HANS BLIX: I think something changed importantly at the time when they had gone in, in April and May; and that was that the U.S. forces then were able to interrogate military people and scientists.
HANS BLIX: Well, he made a speech in August of 2002 in which he said that the inspection is useless at best.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/international/jan-june04/blix_3-17.html   (2611 words)

 Hans Blix - Uncyclopedia
Hans Blix are a line of plastic children's toys made of small rectangular interlocking pieces of plastic that look and act strangely like dangerous weapons.
Hans Blix were a very popular with the youth of yesteryear, but they are becoming less popular with the youth of today, who view them as archaic and even possibly dangerous.
The Great Blix Diaster of 2003 occured when a batch of Hans Blix were used by a nefarious terrorist organization to hoodwink the normally docile and peace-loving United States into invading the innocent nation of Iraq.
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 U.N. weapons inspector Hans Blix faults Bush Administration for lack of "critical thinking" in Iraq
Blix spoke with veteran CNN war correspondent Christiane Amanpour at UC Berkeley's Zellerbach Hall last night (March 17) in the most anticipated event of the Media At War conference currently under way on campus.
Blix speculated that the Bush administration's real motivation for invading Iraq was in reaction to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
Blix called it a "cynical" statement, yet admitted that he was troubled by the idea that had he been allowed to continue his inspections, Saddam would probably have remained in power.
www.berkeley.edu /news/media/releases/2004/03/18_blix.shtml   (1638 words)

 ABC News: Blix: Iran Years Away From Nuclear Bomb
Blix said Monday that Iran is at least five years away from developing a nuclear weapon, which leaves time for diplomacy.
Blix said there is still time for dialogue over Iran's nuclear enrichment program, which Tehran insists is for peaceful purposes but the West fears is part of a secret nuclear weapons program.
Blix, also a former head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, urged the United States to take its time, as it is doing in a similar nuclear standoff with North Korea.
abcnews.go.com /International/wireStory?id=1800396   (319 words)

 Hans Blix Press Release
Hans Blix, former U.N. Weapons Inspector, and Honorary Chairman of the International Commission on Weapons of Mass Destruction, will present a lecture at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs entitled, "Weapons of Mass Destruction, Terrorism and Security" at 7:00 p.m.
Hans Blix started his career as a doctor of law at Stockholm University in 1959 and was appointed associate professor of international law in 1960.
Hans Blix has been the recipient of numerous awards including an honorary doctorate from Moscow State University, the Henry de Wolf Smyth award, the Gold Medal award for distinguished service in the field of nuclear affairs by the Uranium Institute.
www.wws.princeton.edu /events/pressreleases/20050308blix.html   (430 words)

 Online NewsHour: Responding to Iraq -- December 19, 2002
HANS BLIX: Well, we had received their report, declaration, about 10,000 pages from Iraq, and we had hoped that it would clarify a lot of issues that remained open since 1998.
HANS BLIX: Yeah, there are companies all over the world -- whether the United States, and Germany, Brazil, Japan, et cetera -- who have supplied material to Iraq which was of use in their build-up.
HANS BLIX: Well, in the past, there have been illegal transactions in Germany, for instance, there have been prosecutions of people who illegally exported secrets to Iraq, yes.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/middle_east/july-dec02/blix_12-19.html   (1863 words)

 CBC News In Depth: Iraq
Hans Blix is back in the news again, this time saying the war in Iraq is a "pure failure" and Iraqis are in a worse state than they were under Saddam Hussein.
Blix, now 78, has been out of the news for several years but was on global front pages constantly in the lead-up to the invasion of Iraq in 2003.
Blix was born in 1928 in Upsalla, Sweden.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/iraq/blix.html   (1281 words)

 Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Blix: I was a target too
The United Nations spying row widened yesterday when its former weapons inspector, Hans Blix, told the Guardian he suspected both his UN office and his home in New York were bugged in the run-up to the Iraq war.
Mr Blix said John Wolf, the US assistant secretary of state for non-proliferation, visited him a fortnight before the war broke out at a time when debate was raging over whether there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and whether Mr Blix should be given more time to find them.
Mr Blix, who came out of retirement to lead the UN team, said he had been given the authority by the security council to carry out the job and assumed he had the trust of its members.
www.guardian.co.uk /Iraq/Story/0,2763,1158352,00.html   (1411 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | Middle East | Profile: Hans Blix
Hans Blix, a mild-mannered, veteran diplomat has made a career out of keeping his cool.
But, in a report to the Security Council last year, Mr Blix calmly put Baghdad on notice that he would not allow himself to be duped once again by the regime.
Dr Blix was a compromise choice for the role of overseeing the latest, abortive, weapons inspections.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/europe/2268819.stm   (694 words)

 Hans Blix vs the US
For the first time since the toppling of Saddam Hussein, Hans Blix, the chief UN weapons inspector, confronted the Americans openly yesterday, accusing the Bush administration of lacking credibility in its efforts to hunt down Iraq's banned weapons.
Mr Blix, 74, derided by Washington for his failure to find the "smoking gun" that would have convinced the UN to give legal backing to the war, also accused Washington and Britain of deliberately undermining his efforts before the war.
And Mr Blix, who could now be the biggest obstacle to the removal of sanctions, which George Bush is seeking, rubbed salt in the wounds.
www.ccmep.org /2003_articles/Iraq/042303_hans_blix_vs_the_us.htm   (953 words)

 Hans Blix   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Hans Blix Hans Blix (born June 28, 1928 in Uppsala in Sweden) is a Swedish politician.
Blix had previously been the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (1981-1997), and chaired the Swedish Liberal Party's campaign during the 1980 Referendum on nuclear power.
In an interview on BBC TV on February 8, 2004, Dr. Blix accused the U.S. and British governments of dramatising the threat of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, in order to strengthen the case for the 2003 war against the regime of Saddam Hussein.
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 Bill O'Reilly/Hans Blix Transcript
BLIX: Well, they were -- the foreign ministers of Europe said that they were not at all excluding using force, but they were not in favor of doing it in March 2003.
BLIX: Because they were unaccounted for, and they might exist, and the difference between us and some of the countries on the Security Council was that they were pretty sure they did exist.
BLIX: They would not have been authorized, I think, either in London or in Washington to go to war if they had simply said we want to take out Saddam.
www.oreilly-sucks.com /transcripts/blixoreilly.htm   (1230 words)

 War games - Salon
Chief United Nations weapons inspector Hans Blix delivered a tougher-than-expected critique of Iraqi disarmament efforts Monday, and though he stopped well short of condemning the regime of Saddam Hussein, it seemed clear that the Bush administration would use the report to bolster its argument for an invasion.
Blix would have made the White House happier if he'd uttered the phrase "material breach" in describing Iraq's lack of cooperation, or if his inspections colleague Mohamed ElBaradei hadn't joined leading members of the U.N. Security Council in asking Bush to forestall war so that inspectors could continue their work.
Blix is scheduled to return to the U.N. in mid-February to deliver another update, but by then it will probably be even more obvious that war is imminent, with the U.S. moving toward an invasion in spite of resistance from France, Germany and Russia, among others.
dir.salon.com /story/news/feature/2003/01/28/blix/index.html   (1236 words)

 Amazon.com: Disarming Iraq: Books: Hans Blix   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Hans Blix, who came out of retirement in 2000 to lead the inspections effort, was often bashed by American politicians and journalists, but he does not use this forum to strike back.
Blix surmises that any number of reasons might've contributed to his stubbornness: pride, a sense of invulnerability, a fear that weapons inspectors were also spies, an unwillingness to accept foreign supervision.
Blix argues that the fall of Saddam is a good thing, but he also concludes that the balance sheet of the war is still in the negative.
www.amazon.com /Disarming-Iraq-Hans-Blix/dp/0375423028   (3714 words)

 Byron York on Hans Blix & Iraq on National Review Online
Blix's critics also point to the way he got his current job as evidence that he is not the best choice for the weapons-inspection assignment.
So Blix is, in the view of a number of people of differing philosophical viewpoints, insufficiently aggressive, responsible for a momentous arms-inspection failure, and, on top of it all, Saddam Hussein's choice for the job of inspecting Saddam Hussein's weapons installations.
Suggesting that Blix is the wrong man for the job implies that there is a right man for the job — when the reality may be that the job is simply not worth doing at all.
www.nationalreview.com /york/york100102.asp   (1013 words)

 Happy Fun Pundit: Hans Across America
Suggest that Han Blix might need to be aggressive on his mission to ferret out Iraqi weapons of mass destruction, as Steve Kroft did, and the Swedish diplomat cautions that aggression is not permitted under his U.N. charter.
Blix, speaking in his first U.S. interview since the U.N. gave him sweeping new powers to inspect for Iraqi weapons of mass destruction, concedes the new powers cannot make people tell the truth who were deceptive the last time inspectors entered Iraq.
Blix didn't realize that Americans tend to use "aggressive" as "assertive," not "violent." In my mind at least, aggressive and violent are different (but related) characteristics, but perhaps the same people who see Americans as cowboys might think that that particular dictionary definition of "aggressive" has more weight than the other 3 or 4.
www.happyfunpundit.com /hfp/archives/000429.html   (1577 words)

 Moonbattery: Hans Blix Adopts the Helen Thomas Solution to Nuclear Proliferation
Hans Blix, former chief U.N. weapons inspector and international bureauweenie extraordinaire, has seconded Helen Thomas' ingenious call for ending the menace of nuclear-armed rogue regimes by outlawing nuclear weapons.
Blix led a study that in only two years reached the novel conclusion that so long as weapons of mass destruction exist in any country's arsenal, "there is a high risk that they will one day be used by design or accident."
Hans Blix and his ilk would love it if the USA had no nuclear weapons and Iran, North Korea, and Venezuela had plenty.
www.moonbattery.com /archives/2006/06/hans_blix_adopt.html   (623 words)

 Arms Control Association: ACA Events
HANS BLIX: I know that it is obligatory to start before an American audience with a story so I will do that about a Swedish man who came to heaven and he was told that the custom was that everyone must tell a story of his life or an important event in his life.
BLIX: Well, in the first place, I think the IAEA resolution did not conclude that Iran had violated the NPT obligations, but it had violated its safeguards obligations, which is some difference.
BLIX: Well, [then-Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security John] Bolton wrote an article in The Financial Times in which he talked about the nonproliferation policy of the U.S. and said about the PSI that this was so good because it was not a bureaucracy-ruled initiative.
www.armscontrol.org /events/20060125_transcript_blix.asp   (8730 words)

 Iraq invasion violated international law: Blix - War on Iraq - smh.com.au
With unusual candour, the former chief UN weapons inspector Hans Blix today denounced the US-led war on Iraq as a violation of international law, and questioned Washington's motives for the invasion.
Blix said the invasion could have positive effects on the Mideast peace process and in keeping the region free from weapons of mass destruction, but noted that those were not the main reasons presented for the action.
Blix said it was increasingly improbable that US and British forces would find prohibited weapons in Iraq, noting that they now have searched longer than the weapons inspectors.
www.smh.com.au /articles/2003/08/07/1060145783214.html   (509 words)

 Roger L. Simon: Hix Nix Blix Pix - Again!
Blix was a failure at his job and only has one hope for continued employment and imagined world influence.
The smearing of Hans Blix Lawyer and career international civil servant http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/2268819.stm is a disgrace, after all he only made one tiny little mistake when he was head of the IAEA.
So what if Hans Blix,the only good apple in a barrel load of rotten fruit,gave Saddam Hussein a pass on his nuclear program,civil servants make mistakes.It is only fair to take his word for it the second time that there were no WMD in Iraq after all he did work for the UN.
www.rogerlsimon.com /mt-archives/2004/11/hix_nix_blix_pi.php   (3313 words)

 Hans Blix
Hans Blix, director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, writes in a letter to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan that there is no evidence that Iraq has an active nuclear weapons program.
Hans Blix announces that he will wait for a decision on the proposed new UN resolution that is being pushed by the US and Britain.
Blix states, “If the UK and the US are convinced and they say they have evidence, then one would expect they would be able to tell us where is this stuff.” When asked if he is receiving enough cooperation from Western intelligence agencies, he answers, “Not yet.
www.cooperativeresearch.org /entity.jsp?entity=hans_blix   (3736 words)

 Ultimate Hans Blix Fan Page
Hans Blix is the Chief weapons inspector in Iraq.
In 1988, Blix received the Henry DeWolf Smyth Nuclear Statesman Award, and in 1997 he was awarded the Gold Medal for distinguished service in the field of nuclear affairs by the Uranium Institute, the predecessor to the World Nuclear Association.
Blix negotiated the logistics of the mission with Iraqi officials as the U.S. faced off with other members of the Security Council over the wording of a UN resolution.
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 Andrew Apostolou on Hans Blix on National Review Online
According to Blix: "the intention was to dramatize it, just as the vendors of some merchandise are trying to increase and exaggerate the importance of what they have." It is unclear what fills Blix with more horror, chemical weapons or commerce.
Magoo, the unfortunate Blix cannot see what is in front of his nose: that the reason why he was in Iraq in the first place was that the Iraqi WMD gun had already been fired.
Blix seems not to have noticed the shortcomings of the international controls that he was supposed to enforce, although fortunately President Bush has.
www.nationalreview.com /comment/apostolou200402180915.asp   (948 words)

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