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Topic: Hans Blix Got Honor Of Legions From....
Username: Solnabo
Posted 2004-09-27 21:01:51 and read 1740 times.

......the French Govt. today!!!

That must really piss off the Bush adm.! *mmuuhhaahahahaa*

 Big thumbs up Way to go Mr Blix  Big thumbs up

Micke/SE

Topic: RE: Hans Blix Got Honor Of Legions From....
Username: Jasepl
Posted 2004-09-27 21:08:45 and read 1729 times.

We will now learn all about the clear link between Chirac and Blix - they met in Prague to plot Saddam's escape!

Topic: RE: Hans Blix Got Honor Of Legions From....
Username: Solnabo
Posted 2004-09-27 21:15:09 and read 1723 times.

Jasepl;

Of course they did......hide Saddam in a hole in the ground for the us military to find him *lol*

Sheeeessss  Insane

Micke

Topic: RE: Hans Blix Got Honor Of Legions From....
Username: L-188
Posted 2004-09-27 21:35:01 and read 1711 times.

Just an attempt to get under the skin of the US, just like the Nobel commitee did when they awarded Carter the Peace Prize.

He should have gotten it with Sadat and Begin, but the timing of Carters was just for embarassing the current admin.

Topic: L-188
Username: Klaus
Posted 2004-09-27 21:44:40 and read 1702 times.

Yes, L-188, the universe does revolve around you and your prejudices - exclusively. Nobody on the planet thinks about anything else, ever...  Insane

Topic: RE: Hans Blix Got Honor Of Legions From....
Username: L-188
Posted 2004-09-27 21:49:49 and read 1695 times.

Who said anything about me?

Topic: RE: Hans Blix Got Honor Of Legions From....
Username: Solnabo
Posted 2004-09-27 21:55:50 and read 1690 times.

L-188:

Whats wrong with Carter getting the peace prize??

Micke/SE

Topic: RE: Hans Blix Got Honor Of Legions From....
Username: Jasepl
Posted 2004-09-27 22:15:03 and read 1682 times.

Whats wrong with Carter getting the peace prize??

Nothing. But, clearly, the Nobel committee gave it to him only to embarrass/ humiliate/ show up/ stick it to/ insult George Bush and his government. They don't have anything better to do, you know.

As Klaus said, no one thinks about anything else, ever.

Of course, it goes without saying that the only deserving recipient would be old Georgie himself.

Topic: RE: Hans Blix Got Honor Of Legions From....
Username: L-188
Posted 2004-09-27 22:47:37 and read 1672 times.

Carter should have gotten it with Sadat and Begin (Sorry not sure of their spelling).

It was finally belatedly given to him at the time the Nobel comitee did as a shot at the current administration.

Topic: RE: Hans Blix Got Honor Of Legions From....
Username: Solnabo
Posted 2004-09-27 23:12:21 and read 1656 times.

How did Nobel peace prize got in to this topic? Stick to the subject, please...

Micke/SE  Insane

Topic: RE: Hans Blix Got Honor Of Legions From....
Username: Boeing7E7
Posted 2004-09-27 23:12:47 and read 1655 times.

I hope a French Doctor has the skill to remove these Legions.

Topic: RE: Hans Blix Got Honor Of Legions From....
Username: Solnabo
Posted 2004-09-27 23:36:02 and read 1644 times.

B7e7:

Meaning?

Micke

Topic: RE: Hans Blix Got Honor Of Legions From....
Username: Prebennorholm
Posted 2004-09-28 00:05:37 and read 1637 times.

Wonder #1: How many thousand colony worriers of the foreign legion got the same medal?

Wonder #2: Is Hans Blix going to accept the medal?

Topic: RE: Hans Blix Got Honor Of Legions From....
Username: L410Turbolet
Posted 2004-09-28 00:22:29 and read 1631 times.

Wonder #1: How many thousand colony worriers of the foreign legion got the same medal?

Prebennorholm,
French Légion d'honneur is an order of merit awarded to both French and foreign nationals by the government of France. French Légion Étrangère is a military unit within the French Army.
The fact that different classes of the Legion of Honor have military names has nothing to do with the Foreign Legion.

Topic: RE: Hans Blix Got Honor Of Legions From....
Username: B757300
Posted 2004-09-28 00:31:27 and read 1626 times.

Somehow I doubt that Bush gives a rip what the French and Hans "Ignorance Is Blix" are doing.

Topic: RE: Hans Blix Got Honor Of Legions From....
Username: Prebennorholm
Posted 2004-09-28 01:12:28 and read 1612 times.

Turbolet, since the Frenchmen chopped the head off their king a few hundred years ago France has been a democratic country with military under government control, so what's the difference?

What would you do if you were offered a French medal? It won't happen to me, but if it happened I think I would call my lawyer.

Topic: RE: Hans Blix Got Honor Of Legions From....
Username: Commander_Rabb
Posted 2004-09-28 01:17:31 and read 1612 times.

Mr. Blix had his moment in the sun. And now the sun has set with a medal on his chest.

Wow, what a world player.

Topic: RE: Hans Blix Got Honor Of Legions From....
Username: Chrisdigo
Posted 2004-09-28 01:37:04 and read 1604 times.

@ Solnabo: Could you please provide a link? I couln'dt find any info on this.  Confused

I know recently Steven Spielberg received the Légion d'honneur. (09/05/04)

Topic: B757300, Commander_Rabb
Username: Klaus
Posted 2004-09-28 02:02:55 and read 1600 times.

B757300: Somehow I doubt that Bush gives a rip what the French and Hans "Ignorance Is Blix" are doing.

Commander_Rabb: Mr. Blix had his moment in the sun. And now the sun has set with a medal on his chest. Wow, what a world player.


Nice try. So you had it all wrong. Hans Blix, on the other hand, was completely vindicated by your very own post-war inspectors.

So on what basis do you dare to slander him that way? Except your own mortal embarrassment?

Shameful. Nothing but shameful.  Insane

Topic: RE: Hans Blix Got Honor Of Legions From....
Username: L410Turbolet
Posted 2004-09-28 05:26:29 and read 1575 times.

Prebennorholm,
honestly, I have no idea what are you trying to say.  Confused  Confused  Confused

Topic: RE: Hans Blix Got Honor Of Legions From....
Username: Falcon84
Posted 2004-09-28 05:28:59 and read 1573 times.

Amazing-someone is laughing at a weapons inspector who ended up being correct, getting an honor from a nation that was also correct on the assessment of said weapons.

Now, who looks like the fool? You can figure it out for yourself.

Topic: RE: Hans Blix Got Honor Of Legions From....
Username: Cfalk
Posted 2004-09-28 05:49:47 and read 1567 times.

I hope a French Doctor has the skill to remove these Legions.

It took me a few seconds, but I laughed my ass off...

France is not a U.S. ally. Even FDR thought that De Gaulle was a sh&thead. Now you have stories like this one popping up about the French government being perhaps behind part of the "evidence" of Iraqi WMDs. http://www.washtimes.com/world/20040905-105320-3012r.htm

I don't know if this is true or not, but it would not surprise me in the very least. The French look after French interests (extremely well, I might add). As they should. My criticism in this story, if true is not against France, but the U.S. - that they consider France an ally - a very naive idea.

Charles

Topic: RE: Hans Blix Got Honor Of Legions From....
Username: Commander_Rabb
Posted 2004-09-28 09:11:22 and read 1550 times.

20 years from now Hans Blix wont even be mentioned in history books.

As for you Klaus, slander? No way. Just an astute observation. Blix has not been in the news for what, 8 months? Hardly a world player. The sun has set and he watches the night while enjoying retirement.

A non player if I ever saw one.

BTW, what was he right about? Someone care to clear that one up?

 Big thumbs up

Topic: RE: Hans Blix Got Honor Of Legions From....
Username: Fritzi
Posted 2004-09-28 09:30:54 and read 1543 times.

Blix has not been in the news for what, 8 months? Hardly a world player.

Maybe because he isnt the chairman anymore.  Insane


20 years from now Hans Blix wont even be mentioned in history books.

But Bushies war in Iraq will be mentioned in them as one big f*ck up though.

Topic: RE: Hans Blix Got Honor Of Legions From....
Username: Commander_Rabb
Posted 2004-09-28 09:44:43 and read 1540 times.

Bush may be mentioned in either a positive light or a negative one. History will speak to this. But he will be mentioned. Blix? Well, hardly I would imagine. He should stay in retirement and not parade himself as some sort of high exalted sage.

Did he actually say anything or come to a final conclusion? Hmmmm? I can't remember.  Smile

Topic: RE: Hans Blix Got Honor Of Legions From....
Username: Iakobos
Posted 2004-09-28 10:08:22 and read 1532 times.

Memory handicapped C.Rabb ?
Mr Blix is indeed a wise old man, and honest at that.
He found the time to publish a (big) book, and he did write it himself. (but dont read it, it would not have a positive effect on your condition)
He has no political agenda and is not looking for votes.
He is not parading and enjoys his retirement quietly.
He has many friends around the world and they are not politically related.
He will not feature in US of A schoolbooks.

Topic: RE: Hans Blix Got Honor Of Legions From....
Username: Sebolino
Posted 2004-09-28 11:41:02 and read 1521 times.

What would you do if you were offered a French medal? It won't happen to me, but if it happened I think I would call my lawyer.

Preben,

Have you been drinking ? That's absolutely senseless.
Considering your nationality, I'm pretty sure you have a few Tuborg behind the tie.

Skol !!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Topic: RE: Hans Blix Got Honor Of Legions From....
Username: GKirk
Posted 2004-09-28 12:28:28 and read 1508 times.

He found no WMDs in Iraq and gets amedal for doing his job? Cool, maybe I should get one of those medals for serving beer to thirsty alcoholics  Wink/being sarcastic
Sebolino, Skol Lager sucks (as does Tuborg)  Big grin Gimme Kronenbourg 1664 or Stella Artois anyday  Wink/being sarcastic

Topic: RE: Hans Blix Got Honor Of Legions From....
Username: L410Turbolet
Posted 2004-09-28 13:44:05 and read 1496 times.

Bush may be mentioned in either a positive light or a negative one. History will speak to this. But he will be mentioned.

So that's what Dumbya's after!!! Make it into the textbooks. He sure as hell will and it won't be a pretty picture.


Iakobos: Memory handicapped C.Rabb?

No he ain't. Only brainwashed. Just click his profile.

Topic: RE: Hans Blix Got Honor Of Legions From....
Username: Falcon84
Posted 2004-09-28 13:46:57 and read 1494 times.

I think this America-as-center-of-everything attitude that L-188 brings, saying this was done to slap Bush or the U.S. in the face is the height of ignorance and arrogance. There are things in the world that don't involve the U.S., L-188.

And even if it WAS done for that reason, as far as I'm concerned, there's nothing wrong with the us getting it in our face occasionally. A little dose of humility certainly isn't a bad thing for an Administration that is as arrogant as this one is.

Topic: RE: Hans Blix Got Honor Of Legions From....
Username: Jasepl
Posted 2004-09-28 13:51:00 and read 1491 times.

A welcome dose of reality in a fantasy presidency.

Topic: RE: Hans Blix Got Honor Of Legions From....
Username: Solnabo
Posted 2004-09-28 14:13:00 and read 1480 times.

The source for this topic was in the papers and on EuroNews FYI. Of course Blix will be forgotten in a couple of months, but he did what every proud man should do: stand against the Iraqi war and not attack based on a LIE!!!

Micke  Big thumbs up

Topic: RE: Hans Blix Got Honor Of Legions From....
Username: Sebolino
Posted 2004-09-28 14:30:33 and read 1475 times.

Sebolino, Skol Lager sucks (as does Tuborg)

Actually I was speaking about the word "skol" or whatever it's written which means "cheers".

But I disagree about Tuborg. A cold sort guld Tuborg is really enjoyable to me.

Topic: RE: Hans Blix Got Honor Of Legions From....
Username: GKirk
Posted 2004-09-28 14:39:50 and read 1471 times.

Sebo: Whoops, my bad Embarrassment Skol is a lager in the UK  Wink/being sarcastic

Topic: RE: Hans Blix Got Honor Of Legions From....
Username: Fritzi
Posted 2004-09-28 18:32:27 and read 1440 times.

Did he actually say anything or come to a final conclusion?

Well he didnt come to a final conclusion because the United States ignored the UN and invaded Iraq before the searches were complete.

But please, refresh my memory, Did the US find any WMD??? Cause that was the main reason why they attacked, which they were so certain existed.

Topic: RE: Hans Blix Got Honor Of Legions From....
Username: Commander_Rabb
Posted 2004-09-28 20:11:08 and read 1429 times.

Mr. Blix came out of retirement in 2000 to do the difficult job of heading up the UN Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (Unmovic).

Prior to that he was a low key diplomat who was in charge of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) from 1981 to 1997. During that time, the Iraqi government managed to hide EVERYTHING in their advanced nuclear weapons development program from the IAEA. He was totally fooled and befuddled by it. He failed, and failed miserably, and he admitted it!

What I did not like, the second time around, was that he took a soft approach in dealing with the Iraqis particularly having his team members take sensitivity training when dealing with the Iraqis. Sensitivity training? What he should have done was gone in and kicked down doors and be more aggressive in his search. After all, he HAD WORLD backing. When you are dealing with people who are suspected of doing wrong you do not treat them with a light touch. Ask any law enforcement official.

Blix is still bitter that on several occasions he was not allowed classified U.S. Government documents. Documents that even Congressmen could not see. Oh the high and the mighty Mr. Blix.

The man has great credentials from several Universities and has his doctorate. He was respected as I said, for his low-key approach and quiet demeanor. But then he has a taste of the world stage and there is that thorn from the Bush administration regarding that intel that was not shared.

So? Mr. Quiet err..Mr. Blix, comes out against Bush and Blair, quite vociferously, and that the U.S. and U.K. had exaggerated, or "over-interpreted" the reasons. Then there is the comparing the two countries prior to hostilities breaking out, to a kitchen salesmen trying to sell a kitchen appliance. How diplomatic for a diplomat. And a quiet at that.

Sorry the man was duped once and failed in his role the second time. (That's twice for those of you who are keeping score) And as a diplomat, he failed in his most high mission; that of preventing war.

There is nothing worse than a quiet old diplomat rising for some glory out of failure.

Harsh? You bet. Deserved? Only you can decide if it's fair.

As turbolet said, check my profile.  Smile

Topic: RE: Hans Blix Got Honor Of Legions From....
Username: Solnabo
Posted 2004-09-28 21:19:09 and read 1410 times.

Commander Rabid (JAG wannabe?) has spoken! Hallelulia  Insane

Micke/SE

Topic: Commander_Rabb
Username: Klaus
Posted 2004-09-29 01:50:46 and read 1404 times.

Commander_Rabb: Mr. Blix came out of retirement in 2000 to do the difficult job of heading up the UN Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (Unmovic).
Prior to that he was a low key diplomat who was in charge of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) from 1981 to 1997. During that time, the Iraqi government managed to hide EVERYTHING in their advanced nuclear weapons development program from the IAEA. He was totally fooled and befuddled by it. He failed, and failed miserably, and he admitted it!


As far as I´m informed there was no cooperation of Iraq with the IAEO during that period, so there hardly was much Hans Blix could have been "fooled" about. He couldn´t do much more than guess, like everybody else.

You´re only ridiculing yourself; Pretty much like someone in his underwear mocking someone else for the cut of his tuxedo.  Insane


You´re ranting about Mr. Blix but you´re completely and utterly empty-handed! Your criticism is entirely without merit as Mr. Blix and UNMOVIC obviously found everything in Iraq that was to be found at all as confirmed by the US inspectors. Looking at that, he did an excellent job and all your embarrassment and smallmindedness simply can´t change that.

You´ve got nothing!


Now can you take it like a man or do you still have to look for excuses and a way to wiggle out of this?

Topic: RE: Hans Blix Got Honor Of Legions From....
Username: Commander_Rabb
Posted 2004-09-29 07:19:09 and read 1391 times.

Oh I've got everything! Wiggle out of what? All I have stated is true. Blix admitted and said that he failed his first time in. You obviously don't know about the history of Mr. Blix and his failure in dealing with Iraq. Try reading about him and educate yourself. BTW (what are you...his sister?) LOL  Big thumbs up

I've got everything! Including a great job and wife thank you!

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Have a great day! And when you wake up...enjoy that great cup of coffee!

Topic: RE: Hans Blix Got Honor Of Legions From....
Username: Solnabo
Posted 2004-09-29 16:08:31 and read 1371 times.

Sorry to say this, "Com. Rabb", but you are a sad sight to read:

Everything americans write and know is THE truth, everything else is lies and according to you Mr Blix is a stupid and misled wimp, right?

Wonder what you done in you´re life that´s worth r-e-s-p-e-c-t??

I feel sorry for U  Sad

Micke/SE

Topic: Commander_Rabb
Username: Klaus
Posted 2004-09-30 00:06:12 and read 1351 times.

Commander_Rabb: Oh I've got everything!

You´ve got nothing hat would in any way distract from the fact that Hans Blix and UNMOVIC did in fact execute their task flawlessly and their place in history will be remembered, as much as the Bush administration´s failure in analysis (against better judgment of practically everybody else), political approach (against counsel both domestic and abroad), military strategy (against better judgment of their own generals) and finally crisis management (apparently in fear of electoral fallout).

Blix would have been a mere footnote in history if he had had the chance to complete his mission as ordered. But with the premature preemption and the following complete vindication of his findings his place in history as a key figure at this juncture is secure.


Commander_Rabb: Wiggle out of what?

Of admitting that Hans Blix and UNMOVIC had it exactly right and your very own government had it all wrong, so far. I understand that this is quite painful for you, but continued denial won´t help you out of that, either. Wake up and smell the coffee!


Commander_Rabb: All I have stated is true.

You´ve "stated" opinions, above all. And the only claim that may be based in evidence (which you can´t even quote or link to, apparently) is entirely inconsequential for the discussion of the Iraq invasion and it is rather probably misrepresented on top of that.


Commander_Rabb: My nickname was mention by someone. You can get the real story about it here.

Sure.

I don´t really care if you´re in fact an officer or just a teenage JAG fan posing as one, as long as you´re consistently behaving like the latter.

Whatever.  Insane

Topic: RE: Hans Blix Got Honor Of Legions From....
Username: Commander_Rabb
Posted 2004-09-30 04:49:03 and read 1334 times.

You need to take a look a Blix and his record. He was not flawless in his role in UNMOVIC. Blix even said he failed. If you knew anything about the subject you would probably regret what you posted as it makes you look rather silly in your opinion if you could call it one.

In 10 years it's...who's Hans Blix?

Sorry about that.  Smile

Topic: RE: Hans Blix Got Honor Of Legions From....
Username: Solnabo
Posted 2004-09-30 14:08:02 and read 1324 times.

Hey Rabb, it wont even take 10 years to forget H Blix, but if this....Bush gets another 4 year, you bet you´re butt he´s gonna come up in the UN agenda about WMD cuz this US-warmongur are making way to Ragnarök (Harmageddon) in 1st class for all of us in the western world.........

my 0,02

Micke/SE  Sad

Topic: Commander_Rabb
Username: Klaus
Posted 2004-09-30 15:20:02 and read 1313 times.

Commander_Rabb: You need to take a look a Blix and his record. He was not flawless in his role in UNMOVIC. Blix even said he failed.

Of course he failed to complete his task since he was prevented to do so by the US invasion.

But before that he did manage to uncover everything there was to uncover, contrary to the US claims which turned out to have been entirely false.


Commander_Rabb: If you knew anything about the subject you would probably regret what you posted as it makes you look rather silly in your opinion if you could call it one.

Hardly. The facts speak strongly in my favour. You have not been able to present a single actual evidence, on the other hand.


Commander_Rabb: In 10 years it's...who's Hans Blix?

The man who was right while Bush was wrong. Not more, but also not less. The Iraq invasion has substantial global repercussions, and history will remember how it came about (and how it could have been prevented).


Commander_Rabb: Sorry about that.

No problem. Just look at the evidence.

Topic: RE: Hans Blix Got Honor Of Legions From....
Username: Commander_Rabb
Posted 2004-09-30 20:39:23 and read 1295 times.

Reply 35 has all the facts you need.

Let me recap for you.

Blix heads up the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) from 1981 to 1997, he was in charge of overseeing inspections of Iraq's nuclear program.

Result: Failure. Blix even said that "he" failed. An advanced nuclear program was found after the 1991 Gulf War. The IAEA which he was the head of, failed in it's mission to uncover this fact. He was duped.

Now we move forward to 2003. He's on a mission not to fail again. And in doing so, he was too measured, cautious and circumspect. You have to remember his own U.N. had 17 resolutions against Iraq. Then there were his remarks, remarks that were out of touch with his role as a respected U.N. ambassador. Poor fellow seemed a little bitter.

He ran out of time. Time was up! And there was not anything he or anyone else could have done.

Now history leaves him behind in the sunset of retirement as the rest of the world moves forward. I will wait for his book to come out... in a cheap paperback.


Topic: RE: Hans Blix Got Honor Of Legions From....
Username: Commander_Rabb
Posted 2004-09-30 20:44:34 and read 1291 times.

I guess you can tell I don't like Hans Blix!

 Laugh out loud

Topic: RE: Hans Blix Got Honor Of Legions From....
Username: Solnabo
Posted 2004-09-30 21:47:39 and read 1286 times.

Rabb: "Guess you can tell I dont like Blix!"

No shit!?!?

Micke/SE

Topic: RE: Hans Blix Got Honor Of Legions From....
Username: Fritzi
Posted 2004-09-30 21:49:58 and read 1284 times.

I guess you can tell most people in this thread dont like Bush!

 Laugh out loud

Topic: Commander_Rabb
Username: Klaus
Posted 2004-09-30 23:06:41 and read 1276 times.

Commander_Rabb: Reply 35 has all the facts you need.

You´re confusing facts and allegations, apparently.


Commander_Rabb: Result: Failure. Blix even said that "he" failed. An advanced nuclear program was found after the 1991 Gulf War. The IAEA which he was the head of, failed in it's mission to uncover this fact. He was duped.

How so if the IAEA could´t even conduct investigations before 1991? 1991 was the start of the inspections. If you´d care to provide an actual quote in context, I guess it would say that some assumptions made about Iraq´s nuclear program before 1991 may have been false.

Apart from your desire to somehow smear Hans Blix, what exactly is your point?


Commander_Rabb: Now we move forward to 2003. He's on a mission not to fail again.

Considering that the inspections regime that actually was conducted (starting in 1991 up to 1998) was actually successful in dismantling Iraq´s nuclear capabilities your point seems invalid, again.


Commander_Rabb: And in doing so, he was too measured, cautious and circumspect.

How so? As your own inspectors have confirmed, he found everything there was to be found! Even the US invasion troops couldn´t add anything to UNMOVIC´s findings! As it turned out, the IAEA´s destruction and restriction of the nuclear program had been successful - at least until the post-invasion chaos led to multiple security breaches and "vanishing" of nuclear material.

No point, again.


Commander_Rabb: Then there were his remarks, remarks that were out of touch with his role as a respected U.N. ambassador. Poor fellow seemed a little bitter.

Small wonder considering his warnings had been completely vindicated.


Commander_Rabb: He ran out of time. Time was up! And there was not anything he or anyone else could have done.

Time was not "up". The UNSC allotted enough time and it was only the unfounded impatience of the Bush administration that sabotaged the agreed-upon inspections regime.

No point.



Some links for your information:

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

News Center : In Focus : IAEA and Iraq

INVO - Factsheet

Topic: RE: Hans Blix Got Honor Of Legions From....
Username: Schoenorama
Posted 2004-10-01 00:31:54 and read 1265 times.

Commander_Rabb:

"Blix heads up the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) from 1981 to 1997, he was in charge of overseeing inspections of Iraq's nuclear program."

Yes, he was the Head of the IAEA but there wasn't an awfull lot he or his organization could do regarding Iraq's nuclear programme (Osirak) as A) he didn't have a specific UNSC Mandate; B) the international situation was quite different (the US was good friend with Saddam, Rumsfeld visited him twice, the first time only 2 years after the Israelis bombed Osirak) and C) apart from Iran and Israel, no other country seemed very concerned. Heck, even the Reagan Administration comdemned Israel's attack on the reactor ("Jeane Kirkpatrick, the US ambassador to the UN and as stern a lecturer as Britain's then prime minister, described it as "shocking" and compared it to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.""(1)!

Full investigations of Iraq's nuclear programme with a proper mandate and Iraq's obligation to cooperate, did not start until after the First Gulf War. Why? Ask Mr Rumsfeld!

"Result: Failure. Blix even said that "he" failed. An advanced nuclear program was found after the 1991 Gulf War. The IAEA which he was the head of, failed in it's mission to uncover this fact. He was duped."

It wasn't until after the First Gulf War (the invasion of Kuwait, remember?) that the UNSC gave the IAEA and UNSCOM a mandate to carry out inspections and under which Iraq was obligated to 'cooperate'. Such a mandate was given on 3 April 1991 through Resolution 687:

"Requests the Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, through the Secretary-General, with the assistance and cooperation of the Special Commission as provided for in the plan of the Secretary-General in paragraph 9 (b) above, to carry out immediate on-site inspection of Iraq's nuclear capabilities... (2)

You state Blix admitted he failed. Given the fact that most of the information you have provided so far is inaccurate, perhaps you would be so kind to indicate when/where Blix said that so I can check the accuracy of your statements with regard to Iraq's nuclear program. The information I've come across sofar on Blix's work regarding Iraq's nuclear capabilities, are extensive. A short 19 page report signed by Blix's successor Mohammed ElBaradei, but largely based on Blix's work, can be found at the link mentioned under (3).

"Now we move forward to 2003. He's on a mission not to fail again."

You're having some problems with the dates here. Hans Blix became head of UNMOVIC in March 2000. From that date, he started his work with the inspections or Iraq. Judging by the online available reports of UNMOVIC's work in Iraq, he did not fail his mission!

"And in doing so, he was too measured, cautious and circumspect."

"It's sort of puzzling, I think, that you can have 100 per cent certainty about the weapons of mass destruction's existence, and zero certainty about where they are." (Hans Blix in The Guardian, June 11, 2003)

" Then there were his remarks, remarks that were out of touch with his role as a respected U.N. ambassador."

He wasn't a U.N. ambassador. He was named Head of the UNMOVIC, the "weapons inspectors" if you like, and his job was to inspect for weapons.

"Poor fellow seemed a little bitter."

But that 'poor fellow' was right in the end!

"In the Middle Ages people were convinced there were witches. They looked for them and they certainly 'found' them." (4)




Sources:
(1) http://www.guardian.co.uk/Archive/Article/0,4273,4428724,00.html
(2) http://www.worldpress.org/specials/iraq/unscr687.htm
(3) http://www.iaea.org/OurWork/SV/Invo/reports/s_1998_694.pdf
(4) http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/3118462.stm


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