UN issues more empty threats

02.24.03

More empty threats by the UN to Saddam Hussein:

U.N. chief weapons inspector Hans Blix said Monday that Iraq must begin destroying its illicit al-Samoud missiles by Saturday and he did not expect any more talks with Iraq on the issue.

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Blix last Friday ordered Baghdad to begin destroying the missiles, their warheads, engines, launchers and other components by Saturday after concluding they exceeded the 90-mile range set for Iraqi rockets by a Security Council resolution.

But without the U.N. agreeing to take any kind of action if these demands are not met, this threat is as empty as a scrawny kid telling the schoolyard bully to stop stealing his lunch money “or else”.

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1 AlexCV 02.24.03 at 7:02 PM

I seem to see a very simple and direct threat in the UN’s action. Breakdown of the UN process is an implicit okay the the United States, and they have shown that they are very willing to turn Iraq into a parking lots with oil wells.

Alex

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