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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 01:00 PM
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Why doesn't the UN get involved in Iraq like they did with Lebanon??
More people are dying in Iraq and it's a bigger mess and a bigger threat to regional and world stability, so why is everyone sitting on their hands? Is it because Bush more or less told the UN to kiss his ass, he was going in alone? And now it's his baby? You broke it and now it's yours Georgie Porgie?
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Selatius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 01:02 PM
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1. Simple. There is no such "cease fire" in Iraq
You cannot honestly expect UN member states to send troops into a war zone and get involved in a war somebody else started.
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kenny blankenship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 01:07 PM
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4. Plus the UN humanitarian mission HQ was one of the 1st bombing casualties
Edited on Sun Aug-20-06 01:08 PM by kenny blankenship
We didn't want them interfering with our invasion of Iraq, and after the invasion was an accomplished crime, we didn't provide the UN office compound with security. The chief of the UN mission, Sergio Vieira de Mello, was killed and the UN got the message.
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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 01:04 PM
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2. they just observed the anniversary of the attack on UN headquarters
in Iraq, yesterday.
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 01:06 PM
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3. It'd have to be in the Security Council. U.S. has a veto. Simple.
The 'rules' that we imposed on the UN make it possible for the US to engage in wars all over the globe without fear of interference from the UN.
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 01:21 PM
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5. They want more support from other countries.
Edited on Sun Aug-20-06 01:21 PM by Breeze54
http://www.antiwar.com/ips/deen.php?articleid=3201
No Troops Yet Offered for UN Force in Iraq
July 28, 2004



http://english.people.com.cn/200608/11/eng20060811_2921...
UN Security Council extends mandate of UN Iraq mission for one year
UPDATED: 10:54, August 11, 2006


snip-->
In a recent letter to the president of the council, Secretary- General Kofi Annan
highlighted UNAMI's successful efforts to facilitate the country's political
transition in the past year, particularly with regard to the holding of two
national elections and the adoption of a new constitution.

He noted, however, that Iraq "continued to face formidable political, security and
economic challenges" and still needed support from the international community.

Insurgent, militia and terrorist attacks had continued unabated in many places,
and sectarian violence posed an increasing threat to the Iraqi people.

http://www.un.org/apps/news/infocusRel.asp?infocusID=50...
UN News Center
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bowens43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 01:24 PM
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6. The US has veto power.
The US doesn't want the UN there.
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Lerkfish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 02:22 PM
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9. abso-lutely
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Taxloss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 02:09 PM
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7. Many Iraqis hate the UN.
They associate it with a decade of sanctions. Remember, one of the first actions of the insurgency was to destroy the UN compound in Baghdad.
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Lerkfish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 02:22 PM
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8. because the US "regime changed" Iraq, whereas Lebanon govt. is still
an intact UN member.
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Nutmegger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 02:37 PM
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10. Kofi Annan already said the war is illegal
Edited on Sun Aug-20-06 02:37 PM by Nutmegger
Amurika the great has veto power.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3661134.stm
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