Can Europe stopp US

by happy man 2 Replies latest jw friends

  • happy man
    happy man

    I saw a very hard discusion between Germany boss and US minister, Germans and France are not convinced abuot this war against Irak, what is Bush goal, so fare as we now, irak have not atack US, and have no intentions to do soo, here in Europe peopel are vey confused over this B man, is he copmletly crayzy, if he star t a war against irak, it is the same as the western christian world start a war against musslims and ther walus, this can be a very dangerus situation, and nowan here can understand why Bush want to take so bigg risk, we have leaders who are as bad as Saddam, but US dont care, so what behaind all this, ,,,or is this rueld from another place, another powers, if so, then we can not do anything,

    widh love from HM

  • DakotaRed

    Eight European Leaders Support Disarming of Iraq

    Say U.S.-European unity must be preserved

    Date: January 31, 2003

    Summary :

    Prime ministers or presidents of eight European countries (the Czech Republic, Denmark, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom) called in an open letter for preservation of U.S.-European unity and for full compliance by Iraq with U.N. Security Council Resolution 1441 on disarmament.


    United We Stand
    By Jose Maria Aznar, Jose-Manuel Duro Barroso, Silvio Berlusconi, Tony Blair, Vaclav Havel, Peter Medgyessy, Leszek Miller and Anders Fogh Rasmussen
    January 30, 2003

    The real bond between the U.S. and Europe is the values we share: democracy, individual freedom, human rights and the rule of law. These values crossed the Atlantic with those who sailed from Europe to help create the United States of America. Today they are under greater threat than ever.

    The attacks of Sept. 11 showed just how far terrorists -- the enemies of our common values -- are prepared to go to destroy them. Those outrages were an attack on all of us. In standing firm in defense of these principles, the governments and people of the U.S. and Europe have amply demonstrated the strength of their convictions. Today more than ever, the trans-Atlantic bond is a guarantee of our freedom.

    We in Europe have a relationship with the U.S. which has stood the test of time. Thanks in large part to American bravery, generosity and farsightedness, Europe was set free from the two forms of tyranny that devastated our continent in the 20th century: Nazism and communism. Thanks, too, to the continued cooperation between Europe and the U.S. we have managed to guarantee peace and freedom on our continent. The trans-Atlantic relationship must not become a casualty of the current Iraqi regime's persistent attempts to threaten world security.

    In today's world, more than ever before, it is vital that we preserve that unity and cohesion. We know that success in the day-to-day battle against terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction demands unwavering determination and firm international cohesion on the part of all countries for whom freedom is precious.

    The Iraqi regime and its weapons of mass destruction represent a clear threat to world security. This danger has been explicitly recognized by the U.N. All of us are bound by Security Council Resolution 1441, which was adopted unanimously. We Europeans have since reiterated our backing for Resolution 1441, our wish to pursue the U.N. route, and our support for the Security Council at the Prague NATO Summit and the Copenhagen European Council.

    In doing so, we sent a clear, firm and unequivocal message that we would rid the world of the danger posed by Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction. We must remain united in insisting that his regime be disarmed. The solidarity, cohesion and determination of the international community are our best hope of achieving this peacefully. Our strength lies in unity.

    The combination of weapons of mass destruction and terrorism is a threat of incalculable consequences. It is one at which all of us should feel concerned. Resolution 1441 is Saddam Hussein's last chance to disarm using peaceful means. The opportunity to avoid greater confrontation rests with him. Sadly this week the U.N. weapons inspectors have confirmed that his long-established pattern of deception, denial and noncompliance with U.N. Security Council resolutions is continuing.

    Europe has no quarrel with the Iraqi people. Indeed, they are the first victims of Iraq's current brutal regime. Our goal is to safeguard world peace and security by ensuring that this regime gives up its weapons of mass destruction. Our governments have a common responsibility to face this threat. Failure to do so would be nothing less than negligent to our own citizens and to the wider world.

    The U.N. Charter charges the Security Council with the task of preserving international peace and security. To do so, the Security Council must maintain its credibility by ensuring full compliance with its resolutions. We cannot allow a dictator to systematically violate those resolutions. If they are not complied with, the Security Council will lose its credibility and world peace will suffer as a result. We are confident that the Security Council will face up to its responsibilities.

    Messrs. Aznar, Duro Barroso, Berlusconi, Blair, Medgyessy, Miller and Fogh Rasmussen are, respectively, the prime ministers of Spain, Portugal, Italy, the U.K., Hungary, Poland and Denmark. Mr. Havel is the Czech president.

    Am I the only one who finds it odd that these eight nations and their support have received little or no press? Even Neville Chamberlain must be rolling over in his grave, unless he is still trying to appease and negotiate a peaceful settlement with Hitler.

    You really want to stop a war? Stand united against Saddam, then.

    Lew W

  • Realist

    Hello Happy man,

    i don't think europe (which is devided against itself) has no chance to stop this war. germany takes quite a economical risk to oppose the US in this matter...after all they have nothing to gain by preventing this war...only to loose.

    also the opposition in germany is supporting Bush if the german government steps down because of the economical crisis germany would change sides.

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