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Re: [casi] no fly zones

Resolution 688, cited by the US and UK as the resolution that the no-fly zones
enforce, has the following Characteristics:

1. It was not adopted under Chapter 7 of the UN Charter, nor did it invoke any
previous SC resolutions against Iraq. It is therefore safe to conclude that the
members of the SC did not consider the situation a threat to world peace and
security related to Iraq's occupation of Kuwait.

2. Resolution 688 was adopted under Article 2, paragraph 7, of the Charter of
the United Nations.

Article 2, paragraph 7 of the Charter of the UN states the following:

" Nothing contained in the present Charter shall authorize the United Nations
to intervene in matters which are essentially within the domestic jurisdiction of
any state or shall require the Members to submit such matters to settlement under
the present Charter; but this principle shall not prejudice the application of
enforcement measures under Chapter Vll."

3. China abstained from voting on this resolution, which brings us back to
the same controversy of the legality of the resolutions previously discussed on
this list.

>From all of these, it is quite clear that Resolution 688 did not give any
authorization for the use of force, implicitly or explicitly, to any member of the
UN. The no-fly zones are therefore violations of Iraqi sovereignty and of
international law and of resolution 688 itself, and the US and the UK are in
"material breach" of the cease fire resolution regarding Iraq.

But because this is an immoral world, where the majority accept that "might is
right", and where money and interests are more valuable than human life, no one is
going to do anything to stop this continuing aggression..


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