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  Iraq - InfoSearchPoint.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Following Iraq's occupation of Kuwait in 1990, and the subsequent expulsion by international troops, Iraq was internationally isolated until the spring of 2003, when the United States and the United Kingdom controversially invaded and removed the Ba'ath Party from leadership and continue to occupy the country.
Iraq's seizure of Kuwait in August 1990, subsequent international economic sanctions, and damage from military action by an international coalition beginning in January 1991 drastically reduced economic activity.
Following the 2003 invasion of Iraq the economy has to a great extent shut down and attempts are underway to revive it from the damages of the war and rampant crime.
www.infosearchpoint.com /display/Iraq   (1088 words)

 Preparations for 2003 invasion of Iraq - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 2003 invasion of Iraq began on March 20, 2003 UTC.
On March 18, 2003, President George W. Bush of the United States of America had set a deadline for the ruler of Iraq, Saddam Hussein, and his two sons, Uday Hussein and Qusay Hussein to leave the country, or face military action.
Political preparation for war began in earnest during the period of weapons inspections in Iraq over the winter of 2002-2003, carried out by a team led by Hans Blix with the authority of UN Security Council Resolution 1441.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Preparations_for_2003_invasion_of_Iraq   (819 words)

 Britain.tv Wikipedia - Iraq War
Conflict between Iraq and the UN developed during 1998, however, which led to the withdrawal of the UN and the authorization of a bombing campaign by the Clinton administration to "degrade Saddam's capacity to develop and deliver weapons of mass destruction, and to degrade his ability to threaten his neighbors".
Prior to invasion, the United States and other coalition forces involved in the 1991 Persian Gulf War had been engaged in a low-level conflict with Iraq, by enforcing the two Iraqi no-fly zones in the north and the south of the country.
The 2003 invasion of Iraq, the second Gulf war was termed "Operation Iraqi Liberation"?title=by the US administration, and began on March 19, later the invasion was changed to "Operation Iraqi Freedom"?title=by the Bush administration.
www.britain.tv /wikipedia.php?title=Iraq_War   (5102 words)

 January 2003
As part of the plan to invade Iraq, British defence secretary Geoff Hoon announces that 26,000 British troops and equipment including 120 tanks will be sent to Kuwait, joining the 5,000 troops already on their way there.
U.S. plan to invade Iraq: Turkey's Milliyet[?] newspaper published a picture showing tanks at an airstrip that it said was the disused Bamerni air base[?] inside Kurdish-controlled northern Iraq.
U.S. plan to invade Iraq: United Nations arms inspectors from UMOVIC[?] have established a base of operations in Mosul, Iraq, 375 kilometers or 200 miles north of Baghdad, to speed the inspection process.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ja/January_2003.html   (3002 words)

 Wikinfo | March 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Iraq's supposed acquisition of African uranium was a feature in Colin Powell's speech to the UN Security Council in February and in George W. Bush's State of the Union Address.
Iraq disarmament crisis: In an interview on BBC Radio 4, Clare Short, a member of Tony Blair?s cabinet, describes his stance on Iraq as "deeply reckless", and says she would resign if he committed the UK to war without an unambiguous mandate from the United Nations.
Iraq disarmament crisis: The Turkish speaker of Parliament voids the vote accepting U.S. troops involved in the planned invasion of Iraq into Turkey on constitutional grounds.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=March_2003   (3976 words)

 Wikinfo | 2003 Iraq War
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 Ba'athist Iraqi government in about three weeks and the start of the U.S.-led occupation of Iraq.
The ongoing resistance in Iraq is concentrated in, but not limited to, an area known as the Sunni triangle and Baghdad [1].
Many people regarded the attack on Iraq to be hypocritical, when other nations such as Israel are also in breach of UN resolutions and have nuclear weapons; this argument is controversial [4].
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=2003_Iraq_War   (2691 words)

 US accelerates preparations for invasion of Iraq   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
While the visible military buildup is concentrated on Iraq’s southern flank, press reports from the Middle East indicate that a considerable number of US military and intelligence personnel are already operating in the north of the country, in the Kurdish region near the Turkish and Iranian borders.
Iraq’s deputy prime minister, Tariq Aziz, discussed the real reasons for the US plans to invade his country in a meeting with European peace activists who traveled to Baghdad.
That design is to invade Iraq, to occupy Iraq and use the national resources of Iraq for the purposes of...
www.wsws.org /articles/2003/jan2003/iraq-j04.shtml   (1272 words)

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As the residents prepared to bury the victims of the blast, dozens of Sunni gunmen entered the neighborhood, clutching AK-47 rifles, their heads swathed in red-and-white scarves and wearing identity badges proclaiming them to belong to the Khaled ibn Walid Forces.
In the Bible, Iraq was the homeland of Abraham, the forefather of Jews, Christians and Muslims, and it is the country where rabbis compiled the Babylonian Talmud that defines traditional Judaism though few Jews remain.
This was the fate of Hazim Petrus Damman, an Assyrian-Chaldean, born in 1949 in northern Iraq.
www.hrwf.net /html/iraq_2003.html   (15703 words)

 USATODAY.com - Depending on U.N. inspections, Iraq war could be pushed into 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is pressing on with preparations for possible war against Iraq, but it is not yet clear that an attack to force Saddam Hussein to disarm would begin this winter as once widely expected.
Richard Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was asked at a Pentagon news conference whether he was concerned that Iraq has the luxury of time to prepare its defenses against an American invasion.
The Navy already has two aircraft carrier battle groups within striking range of Iraq and may have four there by December; the Air Force has more than 200 warplanes based in the Persian Gulf area; the Army has several thousand soldiers in Kuwait, and there are a few thousand Marines aboard ships in the region.
www.usatoday.com /news/washington/2002-10-23-iraq-timing_x.htm   (872 words)

 2003 - Search Results
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 IRAQ BOOKMARK for Darin Yun (CMO)
Iraq's military remains among the largest in the Middle East.
President Bush has labeled Iraq part of an axis of evil -- a rogue state intent on acquiring weapons of mass destruction and thus posing a threat to the United States and its allies.
A car bomb exploded outside an office used by U.S. soldiers in northern Iraq, killing one Iraqi and wounding six Americans, the U.S. military said.
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 CNN.com - U.S. orders another 60,000 to Persian Gulf - Mar. 4, 2003
The troops who received the latest deployment orders were described as "follow-on forces," not part of the main invasion force that would take part in any war with Iraq.
Under that option, the United States would rely on seizing forward bases in Iraq and would not be able to move as many forces into the north as quickly.
Washington would prefer to use two aircraft carriers in the eastern Mediterranean to launch planes into northern Iraq by way of Turkey, But Plan B calls for those carriers to move south into the Red Sea so planes could fly over Saudi Arabia, as was done in 1991 during the Persian Gulf War.
www.cnn.com /2003/WORLD/meast/03/03/sprj.irq.main/index.html   (883 words)

 CNN.com - Deadline for Saddam passes; preparations amid sandstorms - Mar. 19, 2003
Jordanian opposition to war in Iraq and frustration with U.S. policy.
The United States is prepared to forcibly remove the regime of Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, "but there are many unknowns," Fleischer said.
By asking Saddam and his sons to leave the country, Bush "had the hope that he will achieve his evil objectives without fighting through his announcement," which had an air of "isolation and defeat," the council's statement said.
www.cnn.com /2003/WORLD/meast/03/19/iraq.tracker.update/index.html   (1025 words)

 frontline: the invasion of iraq: transcript | PBS
PAUL WOLFOWITZ, Deputy Secretary of Defense: [March 27, 2003] But some of the higher-end predictions that we have been hearing recently, such as the notion that it will take several hundred thousand U.S. troops to provide stability in post-Saddam Iraq, are wildly off the mark.
He told the president he wanted to change the name of his unit to the Al-Samood, "the unit which struggles." In the end, he didn't fire a single shot at the Americans and all his tanks were captured.
DONALD RUMSFELD, Secretary of Defense: [April 9, 2003] The scenes of free Iraqis celebrating in the streets, riding American tanks, tearing down the statues of Saddam Hussein in the center of Baghdad are breathtaking.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/invasion/etc/script.html   (14858 words)

 February 2003 infoTurkish.com Herşey Hakkında Türkçe Bilgi
Iraq crisis of 2003: Iraq begins the process of destroying Al Samoud two missiles on March 1.
Canada's prime minister Jean Chrétien indicates that he believes that regime change is a dangerous goal for an invasion of Iraq, and that disarmament only should be the goal of international pressure.
Tariq Aziz of Iraq meets with Pope John Paul II Dolly the sheep, the world's first cloned mammal, is euthanized well short of her natural lifespan because of a progressive lung disease.
www.infoturkish.com /Turkey/February-2003.html   (12854 words)

 The New Yorker: Fact
In January, 2001, as President Bush prepared to take office, Schneider served on an ad-hoc panel on nuclear forces sponsored by the National Institute for Public Policy, a conservative think tank.
Tony Blair, the British Prime Minister, was George Bush’s most dependable ally in the year leading up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
The adviser went on, “If we go, the southern half of Iraq will light up like a candle.” The American, British, and other coalition forces in Iraq would be at greater risk of attack from Iranian troops or from Shiite militias operating on instructions from Iran.
www.newyorker.com /fact/content/articles/060417fa_fact   (5426 words)

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