|Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei
In 2005, Mohammad El Baradei was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his outstanding work in the international control of nuclear weapons. In 2003, El Baradei had proposed a verifiable ban on the production of weapons grade fissile material - a positive move that would severely limit the proliferation of nuclear weapons.
In a vote of the Disarmament Committee of the United Nations (UN), one and only one nation voted against El Baradei's proposal - George Bush's America. In that same vote, Israel abstained, apparently fearing international interference with their own outlaw nuclear weapons programme, and Britain abstained in an act of diplomatic fealty to the 'special relationship' between Tony Blair and George Bush. The final tally was 147 nations to one with the two abstentions. In a later vote of the entire UN General Assembly, Israel and Britain abstained, while America and Palau voted against El Baradei's verifiable ban on fission, and 179 nations voted in favor of his proposal. The final vote on that occasion was 179 in favor, 2 opposed (US and Palau) and 2 abstentions (Israel and Britain).
El Baradei's proposal would monitor all nuclear fission and guarantee that non-nuclear weapons states would be able to obtain adequate supplies for their non-military usage of enriched plutonium.
Israeli billionaire Haim Saban endorses the Governator - and so do Stephen Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg
As Israel prepares for round two in its battle against Hizbullah, and Iran moves onto a war footing with a defensive mobilization and with the US already at war in the Middle East, the California governor's race has become a crucible of American politics. In the politically charged world of Hollywood, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has triggered a minor realignment on the Democratic right and some familiar names are now in the process of moving across the partisan divide.
Led by billionaire media mogul, Haim Saban, several prominent Hollywood Democrats: James Campbell, Steven Spielberg, James Cameron, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Jerry Zucker and and Bud Yorkin have announced their support for the Republican Governorator, Arnold Schwarzenegger, who once pitched a film that featured an unlikely hero, an "Everyman" characterized as a kind and decent Nazi caught up in the violent conflict of the Second World War. How Schwarzenegger planned to treat his characters anti-Semitism remains obscure.
No matter how long he stays Prime Minister, whether it is just for one year or a full term of office, one thing is certain. Tony Blair will continue to be haunted by the legacy of the Iraq war and the ghosts of dead British servicemen. They follow him everywhere he goes. And now they could land him in jail as a war criminal.
In this pamphlet David Morrison provides a comprehensive account of the series of lies, half-truths and omissions employed by the British government to rationalize its planned aggression against the sovereign nation of Iraq.
In the months leading up to the invasion of
I detest his [Saddam Husseins] regime I hope most people do but even now, he could save it by complying with the UN's demand. Even now, we are prepared to go the extra step to achieve disarmament peacefully.
In fact, a year earlier, the Prime Minister had already offered his wholehearted support to President Bush in the overthrow of Saddam Hussein.
The ancient Greek philosopher Plato once wrote: only the dead have seen the end of war. In
Last month was the most bloody for US servicemen since January this year. The gruesome milestone of 2,000 American soldiers killed in
The bad news for Bush is that it took the insurgency some eighteen months to kill the first 1,000
"I think all foreigners should stop interfering in the internal
"There is no justification for
On November 7, 2004 the American-led siege of the Iraqi city of
Hospitals, schools, power supplies and water lines were destroyed as the city was dragged to its knees. Reports filed from the area were scant. Most journalists present were embedded with troops and their movements were tightly controlled. Allegations that American forces were using chemical weapons in Fallujah were widely ignored by the mainstream media.
January 2005 a British and an Iraqi civilian were killed just north of
Baghdad whilst working for security contractors Janusian Security Risk
Management Ltd. The employees were apparently riding in a convoy near to the power station they worked at when they were ambushed. Janusian is one firm amongst multitude of private military companies providing armed guard and escort services in