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  2003 Invasion of Iraq - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Plans for opening a second front in the north were abandoned when Turkey officially refused the use of its territory for such purposes.
In 2002 the Iraq disarmament crisis arose primarily as a diplomatic situation.
On 15 April, U.S. forces mostly took control of Tikrit, the last major outpost in central Iraq, with an attack led by the Marines' Task Force Tripoli (comprised of units from 1st, 2nd and 3rd LAR Battalions along with a company of infantry and the 1st Marine Division jump Headquarters).
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US plan to invade Iraq: Hans Blix stated that Iraq still had not made a "fundamental decision" to disarm, despite recent signs of increased cooperation.
US plan to invade Iraq: The United States, Britain and Spain present to the UN Security Council a much-anticipated second resolution stating that Iraq "has failed to take the final opportunity" to disarm, but does not include deadlines or an explicit threat of military force.
At the United Nations US Secretary of State Colin Powell presents the US government's case against the Saddam Hussein government of Iraq, as part of the diplomatic side of the U.S. plan to invade Iraq.
www.online-encyclopedia.info /encyclopedia/f/fe/february_2003.html   (3566 words)

  
 Wikipedia: Iraq disarmament crisis
US diplomatic pressure to bring Iraq to compliance with UN Security Council Resolution 1441, has created a diplomatic crisis in the UN, where some are in agreement with the US position, while others are dissenting; notably France, Germany, Belgium, China and Russia.
Bush originally stated that existing resolutions were sufficient to justify the US launching a war, Tony Blair, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, insisted that the UN must be involved, and it is widely believed that Colin Powell, US secretary of state, agreed strongly with this view, and that a new resolution was required.
Iraq was supposed to exhaustively list its existing weapons of mass destruction by December 8th 2002, and the inspectors would then confirm their existence and subsequent destruction.
www.factbook.org /wikipedia/en/i/ir/iraq_disarmament_crisis.html   (2569 words)

  
 Iraq disarmament crisis - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
After the invasion of Iraq, the Iraq Survey Group, headed by David Kay was formed to find WMD in Iraq.
As of February 10, 2003 neither Iraq nor the United States have ratified the ICC treaty, and therefore a US attack on Iraq would not fall under the jurisdiction of the ICC.
In early August of 2002, US Vice President Dick Cheney met with leaders of the Iraqi opposition groups, pledging that the Bush Administration intended to replace Saddam Hussein with a democratic government.
open-encyclopedia.com /Iraq_disarmament_crisis   (3115 words)

  
 Iraq disarmament crisis -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Clinton's plans to remove Hussein from power were put on hold when the U.N., under (Click link for more info and facts about Kofi Annan) Kofi Annan, brokered a deal wherein Iraq would allow weapons inspectors back into the country.
Although some outside of Washington still believe that Iraq's WMD stockpiles are in existence somewhere, at this point there is little doubt that the WMD supposedly in Iraq were an exaggerated threat whether purposefully or through systemic incompetence.
As of February 24th, 2005 neither Iraq nor the United States have ratified the ICC treaty, and therefore neither the US attack on Iraq nor subsuquant actions in Iraq them fall under the jurisdiction of the ICC.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/i/ir/iraq_disarmament_crisis.htm   (2917 words)

  
 Bush Administration Plan to Invade Iraq Dubious at Best
Such planning has ranged from a full-scale 250,000 man invasion which would come closest to ensuring victory though at a potentially high cost in casualties during the war and ensuing occupation to one which would involve as few as 50,000 airborne and special operations troops.
This contingency plan is based on the likely erroneous presumption that effective organized and well-armed opposition to Saddam exists and would take action if only the US 82nd Airborne Division were only to appear outside Baghdad to support it.
In short, if the US were to commit the 82nd Airborne to the capture of Baghdad unassisted by heavier armor and artillery formations, it would undoubtedly result in the highest number of combat casualties since the Vietnam War.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/news/734478/posts   (4436 words)

  
 "Practice to Deceive" by Joshua Micah Marshall
In short, the administration is trying to roll the table--to use U.S. military force, or the threat of it, to reform or topple virtually every regime in the region, from foes like Syria to friends like Egypt, on the theory that it is the undemocratic nature of these regimes that ultimately breeds terrorism.
The hawks' grand plan differs depending on whom you speak to, but the basic outline runs like this: The United States establishes a reasonably democratic, pro-Western government in Iraq--assume it falls somewhere between Turkey and Jordan on the spectrum of democracy and the rule of law.
Ultimately, the longer we stay as occupiers, the more Iraq becomes not an example for other Arabs to emulate, but one that helps Islamic fundamentalists make their case that America is just an old-fashioned imperium bent on conquering Arab lands.
www.washingtonmonthly.com /features/2003/0304.marshall.html   (4499 words)

  
 Indonesians protest war with Iraq - theage.com.au
Holding signs that read "The US is the real terrorist" and chanting "Attacking Iraq means attacking Muslims," about 2,000 Indonesians marched through the streets of the capital on Sunday to protest a looming war with Baghdad.
Opposition to a war with Iraq remains high in Indonesia, the world's largest Muslim nation, and protests against it have gone on for months.
Iraq insists it has destroyed its biological and chemical weapons and halted its nuclear program.
www.theage.com.au /articles/2003/01/26/1043533958165.html   (277 words)

  
 US plot for mass invasion of Iraq - smh.com.au
An American military planning document calls for air, land and sea-based forces to attack Iraq from three directions - the north, south and west - in a campaign to topple President Saddam Hussein.
The existence of the document indicates an advanced state of planning in the military, even though President George Bush continues to state publicly and to his allies that he has no fine-grain war plan on his desk for the invasion of Iraq.
US hopes that the Iraqi opposition will play a similar role to the anti-Taliban groups in Afghanistan are also being put in doubt by the chaotic state of opposition forces in Iraq.
www.smh.com.au /articles/2002/07/05/1025667059796.html   (594 words)

  
 Telegraph | News | Top US general attacks hawks' strategy on Iraq
"You better have Plan B in your hip pocket, because when you attack someone who has any kind of well-trained army on their homeland they are going to fight differently than if they engage you, say, in Kuwait.
Diplomatic limitations also play their part: any plan involving large numbers of conventional forces could run into the opposition of wary allies, from Turkey to friendly Arab nations such as Qatar and Bahrain, which would be needed as launchpads and assembly grounds for planes and supplies.
The Pentagon's key figure on Iraq, Gen Tommy Franks, is reported to have come up with a compromise battle plan.
www.telegraph.co.uk /news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2002/08/23/wirq23.xml   (866 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | World | Americas | US probes 'Iraq war plan' leak
US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has ordered a criminal investigation to find the person who leaked an alleged US plan to invade Iraq to the New York Times.
However, Mr Rumsfeld said he could not confirm the existence of the plan, saying that neither he nor his top advisers had ever seen it.
Journalists have complained about limited access to US troops on the ground and tight restrictions on reporting specific locations and war plans of US-led coalition forces.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/americas/2145810.stm   (364 words)

  
 CBS News | Woodward Shares War Secrets | April 19, 2004 10:17:53
Iraq's postwar insurgency, the experiences of U.S. troops and the building of a new nation.
Woodward permitted 60 Minutes to listen to tapes he recorded of his most important interviews, to read the transcripts, and to verify that the quotes he uses are based on recollections from participants in the key meetings.
Franks is secretly developing this war plan that he's briefing the president in detail on,” says Woodward.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2004/04/15/60minutes/main612067.shtml   (2957 words)

  
 United for Peace of Pierce County, WA - We nonviolently oppose the reliance on unilateral military actions rather than ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Ritter said that U.S. authorities in Iraq had manipulated the results in order to reduce the percentage of the vote received by the United Iraqi Alliance from 56% to 48%.
He held up the specter of a day when the Iraq war might be remembered as a relatively minor event that preceded an even greater conflagration.
Dahr Jamail argued that U.S. mainstream media sources are complicit in the war and help sustain support for it by deliberately downplaying the truth about the devastation and death it is causing.
www.ufppc.org /content/view/2295/2   (1280 words)

  
 Online NewsHour: Plan of Attack -- April 21, 2004
Bob Woodward discusses his new book, "Plan of Attack," which has stirred Washington this week and raised new questions about the White House strategy that led to the decision to take military action in Iraq.
I think the intelligence process was haunted by 9/11, where it looks like they didn't do enough and connect these dots, and so in a sense in Iraq, at least on the WMD case, they over-connected the dots and created a picture of certainty that in fact was not there.
He seemed almost as if he was not trusted particularly by the inner circle of people who wanted to go to war in Iraq and as a result was sometimes not exactly the last person to know, but not the first either.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/middle_east/jan-june04/woodward_4-21.html   (2560 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: US plan to invade Iraq   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Other descriptions of US plan to invade Iraq
The UN Security Council and the Iraq war
Categories: Causes and prelude of the 2003 Iraq conflict
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/US-plan-to-invade-Iraq   (1210 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Americas | US probes 'Iraq war plan' leak
The New York Times published a copy of the alleged US contingency proposal - giving details of a massive assault by land, sea and air - in its 5 July issue, after receiving a copy of the plan.
Mr Rumsfeld said that even the possibility that classified information may have been leaked to the media fully justified the investigation by Air Force officials.
US military officials have been trying to keep the media coverage of the ongoing operation in Afghanistan restricted.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/americas/2145810.stm   (364 words)

  
 Lying Media Bastards: Happy Birthday LMB!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Jeez, I've been writing about the US plan to invade Iraq for almost a solid year now (and ranting about it on my radio show for even longer).
Pentagon Starts Work On War Internet- the US military is talking about the creation of a global, wireless, satellite-aided computer network for use in battle.
Plan for future: try to get people at Great Khan's restaurant to tell me what's in the damn sauce.
www.lyingmediabastards.com /archives/000758.html   (1596 words)

  
 wikien.info: Main_Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Iraq crisis of 2003: Iraq begins the process of destroying Al Samoud two missiles on March 1.
Four ex-Symbionese Liberation Army members are sentenced to prison for the 1975 murder of Myrna Opsahl during a bank robbery in Carmichael, California.[link]
The presentation includes tape recordings, satellite photographs and other intelligence data, and aims to prove WMD production, evasion of weapons inspections and a link to Al-Qaida.
www.hostingciamca.com /index.php?title=February_2003   (3586 words)

  
 Iraq disarmament crisis
Bush and Tony Blair met in the Portuguese Azores for an "emergency summit" over the weekend of March 15-16 2003, after which Bush declared that "diplomacy had failed", and stated his intentions to use military force to force Iraq to disarm in compliance with UN 1441.
February 15, 2003, peace marches demonstrated the capacity of the peace movement to mobilize millions in the major cities of Europe, and hundreds of thousands in major cities of North America - which itself seems to be influencing the US position back towards the UN.
A large majority of international lawyers reject the government's claim that UN resolution 1441 gives legal authority for an attack on Iraq]
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/i/ir/iraq_disarmament_crisis.html   (2521 words)

  
 How low it has sunk
Did spying on security council diplomats to judge which way they were likely to go over the US plan to invade Iraq help the people of Britain to sleep more soundly in their beds?
It was ordered by the highest levels of the British government to assist the invasion plans of a foreign power, the United States.
The conspiracy was laid, the invasion was carried out and thousands of people are now dead — the vast majority Iraqis, but also hundreds of US troops and dozens of British and other occupation forces.
www.agitprop.org.au /nowar/20040227_ms_how_low.php   (600 words)

  
 www.uruknet.info :: information from occupied Iraq - - ch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
:: Spanish court orders arrest of US soldiers for war crime Warrant issued in killing of cameraman José Couso
:: Seymour Hersh and Scott Ritter on Iraq, WMDs and the Role of the Clinton Administration in the 1990s
:: 18 ottobre: Iraq: mandato di cattura internazionale per tre militari Usa
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