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The decision isn't final - yet somehow it is... http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,4281-469148,00.html November 04, 2002 10,000 reservists get Iraq attack call-up By Michael Evans, Defence Editor THE Government is planning to mobilise 10,000 reservists to ensure that war-strength units are ready for an attack on Iraq early next year. The call-up is the largest since contingency plans were laid for a possible land offensive against the Serbs in Kosovo in 1999. Its size gives the clearest signal of the substantial military contribution the Government is expected to offer to a US-led coalition if diplomacy fails to remove President Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction. The Government is expected to make a Commons statement before the call-up is enforced under the Reserves Forces Act. However, the Ministry of Defence said there were no plans for a political announcement this week. It was also reported last night that the Government would issue a Queen’s Order, ensuring that no employer, or reservist, could block the call-up. The move would give defence chiefs the right to call up more reservists than would normally be available. Diplomatic efforts were continuing to reach agreement on a UN Security Council resolution to back up the return of weapons inspectors to Iraq. ~ Anai Rhoads - - - - http://www.thePetitionSite.com/takeaction/411151486 Never befriend the oppressed unless you are prepared to take on the oppressor. -- __________________________________________________________ Sign-up for your own FREE Personalized E-mail at Mail.com http://www.mail.com/?sr=signup Single & ready to mingle? lavalife.com: Where singles click. Free to Search! http://www.lavalife.com/mailcom.epl?a=2116 _______________________________________________ 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