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Hi - John Pilger, The New Rulers of the World, Verso 2002, isbn 1 85984 393 x : p 76: 'There is a great deal of fog about this (the no fly zones) the kind generated by the Foreign Office when its statements are challenged. There is no reference to no fly zones in Security Council resolutions, which suggests they have no basis in international law. To be sure about this, I went to Paris and asked Dr Boutros Boutros Ghali, the Secretary General of the UN in 1992, when the resolution was passed. "The issue of the no fly zones was not raised and therefore not debated: not a word:, he said. :They offer no legitimacy to countries sending their aircraft to attack Iraq". 'Does that mean they are illegal? I asked. 'They are illegal ', he replied.' Pilger goes on to say that: ' the scale of the bombing in the no fly zones is astonishing .....' Recommended reading, but why is Iraq threatened with annihilation for non compliance with UN resolutions, when the US and UK take these actions without even the fig leaf of one? Couldn't be oil, of course. f. ---------- >From: "peter kiernan" <email@example.com> >To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> >Subject: [casi] no fly zones >Date: Mon, Oct 7, 2002, 4:39 pm > > > Hello, > Can some-one inform about whether the no-fly zones in northern and southern > Iraq are the result of a UNSC resolution, or zones imposed by the US and UK > on their own? > Thanks, > Peter Kiernan > > > _______________________________________________ > Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. > To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss > To contact the list manager, email email@example.com > All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk > _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email firstname.lastname@example.org All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk