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2005-06-01 Iraq-Jordan
U.S. warns Iraq's neighbors not to treat Zarqawi
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Posted by Steve 2005-06-01 13:15|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [423 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 I'm feeling slighted today so this "warning" strikes me as an empty threat. Really, what would we do if we found out? I doubt seriously we would open another front over this.

Any ideas out there?
Posted by Yosemite Sam 2005-06-01 14:35||   2005-06-01 14:35|| Front Page Top

#2 I'm thinking that if he went to Syria he'd be well away from there by now; with genuine-looking documents saying that he was a subcontractor for some American firm that's generously paying for his medical care.
Posted by James">James  2005-06-01 14:56||]">[]  2005-06-01 14:56|| Front Page Top

#3 YS it was posted earlier - The Hague Convention of 1907 states "a neutral country has the obligation not to allow its territory to be used by a belligerent. If the neutral country is unwilling or unable to prevent this, the other belligerent has the right to take appropriate action." Remember the Graf Spee?
So both the US and the Iraqi governments could act in 'hot pursuit' of Zarqawi into the neighboring country.
Posted by Throluth Clush3562 2005-06-01 15:39||   2005-06-01 15:39|| Front Page Top

#4 Me, personally, nothing would make my day a brighter place than to hear that senior Zarqawi is pushing up daisies, but I honestly think this warning/request/threat/whatever crosses a line that we really do not want to cross if for no other reason than what if it were one our our guys that needed medical treatment. What would our reaction be if al quada theatened some country about providing medical assistance to US troops.

I really do not feel that I want to be in the same barrel as those animals.

Heck, if he gets well we can shoot him again.

Twice the pleasure so to speak.

Just me
Posted by Michael 2005-06-01 16:07||   2005-06-01 16:07|| Front Page Top

#5 What would our reaction be if al quada theatened some country about providing medical assistance to US troops.

We are bound by treaty obligations that al Qaeda does not acknowledge. That said, governments must be held accountable - or, if they are unable (as opposed to unwilling) to prevent his care, then we have a legal right to step in. Rumsfeld is very carefully walking within the international agreements we've signed.
Posted by too true 2005-06-01 16:43||   2005-06-01 16:43|| Front Page Top

#6 Car bombs.

Seriously. Load up a BUFF with old fiats or something and drop them on hospitals in the offending country...

No need for explosives. A couple of tons dropped from 60Kft has a hell of a lot of kinetic energy.
Posted by mojo">mojo  2005-06-01 16:58||   2005-06-01 16:58|| Front Page Top

#7 LOL! 15 Vista Cruisers would make a hell of an impression.
Posted by Shipman 2005-06-01 17:20||   2005-06-01 17:20|| Front Page Top

#8 I didn't know Greyhound had a JDAM option!
Posted by Emily Litella 2005-06-01 17:56||   2005-06-01 17:56|| Front Page Top

#9 Mojo, although the BUFF was originally designed for high altitude penetration (used to have a panel that said FACE PLATE DEFOG, SPACE PROVISIONS FOR), 60,000 feet is a little much. Used to start to seriously struggle at about 45K.
Posted by RWV 2005-06-01 18:31||   2005-06-01 18:31|| Front Page Top

#10 If all the "insurgency" is being funded, organized and trained in Syria, then I;m not so sure that Syria is another "front." To bad that Iran is contiguous as well.
Posted by Super Hose 2005-06-01 21:51||   2005-06-01 21:51|| Front Page Top

#11 RWV: What? Y'mean those pilots lied to me? Why I'm shocked!

And to think of all the drinks I bought...
Posted by mojo">mojo  2005-06-01 23:57||   2005-06-01 23:57|| Front Page Top

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