Tuesday, January 20, 2004

Australia Started Iraq War?

Interesting article from down unda today.

Just days after the Iraq war officially ended, The Age reported (May 10) that Australian troops had fought the first battles, killing and capturing Iraqi soldiers a day before US President George Bush declared the invasion had begun.
What's the big deal, you say? Well, Bush gave Sadaam and his sons 48 hours to get out of dodge. On hour 16 of those 48 hours, the Aussies attacked, killed, and captured Iraqi soldiers - of course, illegally, but to add insult to injury, the Aussies hadn't even declared war on Iraq yet. Nor had the Americans. Consider it a smaller version of Pearl Harbor. Shoot, even Osama bin Laden warned the U.S. that he would attack America and 'kill the infidels' and all that stuff. I guess the Aussies and Americans couldn't be bothered to return the favor.

So much for international law. I guess if you're illegally invading another country it doesn't make much sense to announce your intentions. I mean, crimes against humanity are what they are - just make sure you win!

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