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[Nettime-bold] Re: [TW] Arm-Twisting
Ivo Skoric on Fri, 21 Feb 2003 21:46:01 +0100 (CET)

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[Nettime-bold] Re: [TW] Arm-Twisting

of course i agree that the term arm-twisting goes both ways - US is 
using the NATO membership and France is using the EU 
membership, and both are using their money as a method of 
'persuasion' - this is the post-cold war clash of interests of rich and 
powerful post-imperialist nations

BUT, justification or no justification for the war against Iraq can't be 
deducted from it - the truth is that Saddam may be better 
contained by inspections backed by the threat of force, then by the 
war itself; and the truth is that the war is liable to kill innocents, 
waste resources, and raise the level of rage in Arab world - it just 
doesn't make sense to do that, does it?


From:           	"Frank Rose" <frank.frank {AT} virgin.net>
To:             	<ivo {AT} balkansnet.org>
Subject:        	Re: [TW] Arm-Twisting
Date sent:      	Fri, 21 Feb 2003 19:54:37 -0000

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ivo Skoric" <ivo {AT} REPORTERS.NET>
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2003 7:50 PM
Subject: [TW] Arm-Twisting

> Tribunal Watch archives since 1995
> http://listserv.acsu.buffalo.edu/archives/twatch-l.html
> ======================================
> http://www.nytimes.com/2003/02/21/international/middleeast/21IRA
> Q.html?th
> US and UK are trying to arm-twist poorer and weaker members of
> Security Council into supporting their war, hoping to secure 9 votes
> and than co-erce Russia, China and France into abstaining from
> veto.
I am reduced to tears, funny how persuasion can become arm twisting if you don't agree with the obj
ective, now when Jacques Chirac told the nations applying for membership of the EU who supported Am
erica and the UK to shut up, or else, he didn't really mean it ,he'd just had a bad day.

> This is probably a dead end. Turkey just turned down a $26B U.S.  bribe. 

  This is a bit out of date 



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