Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Blix confirms no WMDs in Iraq

Former UN weapons inspector Hans Blix used to warn the US and Britain that it would be a wrong and illegal move to attack Iraq in 2003 as the Middle East country did not possess any weapons of mass desctruction (WMDs).

He also issued out warnings to both Western military powers that any attack on Iraq would put Washington and London under a bad world perception. He spoke in London yesterday.

"The interesting thing, was Iraq a danger in 2003? They were not a danger. They were practically prostrate .... What they got instead was a long period of anarchy. And one conclusion I would try to draw is that anarchy can be worse than tyranny," he said.

The United States and Britain argued that Saddam had chemical, biological and nuclear weapons and needed to be disarmed. After the invasion no banned weapons were found. Years of sectarian bloodshed ensued.

Blix's comments added weight to negative appraisals given by other senior figures at the inquiry which has raised tough questions about the decision by then US President George W. Bush and then British Prime Minister Tony Blair to invade.

Blix, who has long been an outspoken opponent of the decision to invade, told the inquiry that Washington was "high" on military power, and the US military timetable was "out of sync" with the diplomatic timetable, which would have given his team more time to carry out inspections.

Blix headed a UN team searching for banned arms, known as weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) in Iraq. He said his group's failure to find any WMDs should have caused Washington and London to question their intelligence.

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10 comments:

hashim chonel said...

Jai,

What a sham, USA has invaded Iraq and appointed their own Stooge to be the President of Iraq just similar to Afghanistan government.

Perhaps this will happen to Malaysia if Anwar Ibrahim is successful in taking over the government from Barisan Nasional government.

Anwar Ibrahim is telling the world that he is treated badly by the present Malaysian government and he reckoned that Malaysian government is similar to Myanmar Junta.

Shame on you Anwar Ibrahim, you are being used by USA.

hashim chonel said...

Jai,

What a sham, USA has invaded Iraq and appointed their own Stooge to be the President of Iraq just similar to Afghanistan government.

Perhaps this will happen to Malaysia if Anwar Ibrahim is successful in taking over the government from Barisan Nasional government.

Anwar Ibrahim is telling the world that he is treated badly by the present Malaysian government and he reckoned that Malaysian government is similar to Myanmar Junta.

Shame on you Anwar Ibrahim, you are being used by USA.

sillycon said...

there are actually more WMDs in the united states and israel but nobody dared to tell them to put a halt to it or to attack them.

the US and israel are the satans of the world. while telling others not to develop their nuclear program, they are on hot pursuit for such enrichment.

jai prakash said...

... and this confirms bush and blair as war criminals...

dwi-citra said...

jai,

u have been to iraq. i have been too. it was such a beautiful country with many interesting places to visit.

however, my 3rd visit to babylon in 2008 ended up in despair.

almost all parts of the ancient city was demolished by the american and british soldiers.

i heard many other places were affected too by the war.

bandito said...

blix statement condemns blair and bush as war criminals. but who will charge and drag them to the war tribunal?

there must be punished for the crime they did but i think the western people could not be bothered to evern condemn them for the atrocities on the iraqi people.

as the united nations and its agenceis are under US control, there is no chance to see both of them being put on trial for waging the illegal war on iraq.

linda said...

perang ke atas iraq adalah episod pembunuhan beramai-ramai paling buruk selepas perang dunia kedua, malah boleh dianggap lebih buruk daripada pembunuhan yahudi oleh nazi.

montoya said...

the damage has been done. for americans to admit mistake, its already too late.

what's important now is to see iraq's reconstruction take place and the US must pump money to rebuild what they have ruined.

EYES said...

what tun dr mahathir said about bush and blair was true.

both must be dragged to the war tribunal...

.... and HANGED like how they did on saddam hussein and others

Anonymous said...

blix's future looks bleak with his reports and statements!