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US violates UNSC resolutions regarding WMD in Iraq:
US occupation further discredits its own pretexts for war in act of gallant self-immolation by exporting the banned weapons Saddam and the UN were destroying before the invasion:
Less than three months after U.S.-led forces toppled Saddam Hussein, American-appointed Iraqi authorities began shipping thousands of tons of scrap metal out of the country, including at least 42 engines from banned missiles, according to a new report from U.N. weapons inspectors circulated Tuesday.
The scrap exports also included equipment that could be used to produce weapons of mass destruction, said the report, which was to be presented today to the U.N. Security Council.
The report says export of the materials was handled by the Iraqi Ministry of Trade, which was under the direct supervision of U.S. occupation authorities until June 28, when the Americans handed power to Iraq’s interim government.
The report criticized "the systematic removal" of items subject to U.N. monitoring from a number of sites.
The U.N. inspectors, who are barred from Iraq, said commercial satellite photos show that several important sites once used to manufacture missiles and precursors for chemical weapons have been destroyed or cleaned out. The report also said it was impossible to know what happened to U.N.-monitored equipment with the potential for making banned weapons.
Ok, history lesson for people who listen to bush and rummie: Saddam Hussein let UN weapons inspectors into Iraq in accordance to UN Security Council Resolutions, George W. Bush continues to refuse entry to UN weapons inspectors into Iraq in violation of UN Security Council Resolutions.
:: posted by buermann @ 2004-09-08 08:46:27 CST |