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The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

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— Karl Marx

U.N. Inspections:
When an Official Admits the Farce

Apr 28, 2003

Hans Blix, head of the U.N. inspectors, has now declared that no matter what his mission would have discovered, "the war was planned in advance" by U.S. leaders and their accomplices.

Everyone in the U.N. knew that the war had been decided upon a long time before, no matter what happened with the inspections. Bush himself said it over and over again. But Blix pretends he just discovered it.

While the farce of inspections went on, Bush and Blair prepared their armada for the invasion. The U.N. inspectors found no prohibited arms, but they did put pressure on the weak Iraqi army to destroy some of its defensive missiles. The inspection teams also served as a cover for U.S. or British intelligence agents who were lining up targets under the guise of inspections.

Before the war, when it might have made a difference, Hans Blix did not denounce the fact that the inspections were only a farce serving to mask a planned war. Today, neither U.N. officers nor Blix proposes to bring charges against Bush and Blair–and all their lieutenants–as war criminals, although there’s more than enough grounds to do so.

Bush and Blair are cynical butchers; everyone at the U.N. who pretended to be "neutral" is a hypocritical accomplice.