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"U.S. Guilty of 'Double Standards' on Iraq" - Richard Butler

A Guest Document by Reuters

Originally Published by Reuters on January 28, 2003

Contents Even More Appropriate in Mid 2019


The purpose of this guest document is to illustrate how, many times, the legitimate U.S. government acts illogically when it is to the best interests of the Deep State/U.S. Shadow Government which, in turn, is manipulated by the World Masters. The illustration is more clear now than when Mr. Butler made the statements quoted in this 2003 news report by Reuters.

Take careful note that since the Iraqi events took place in 2003 the entire Middle East has become a most, if not the most, unstable key part of the world. To that most dangerous scenario we must add that the terrorism that we allegedly went into Iraq to bring to an end has spiraled, literally, out of control with no end in sight.

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Reuters Article Quoting Mr. Butler

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SYDNEY (Reuters) - Former U.N. arms inspector Richard Butler said Tuesday that Washington was promoting "shocking double standards" in considering taking unilateral military action to rid Iraq of its weapons of mass destruction.

Butler, who led U.N. inspection teams in Iraq until Baghdad kicked them out in 1998, said Iraqi President Saddam Hussein undoubtedly possessed weapons of mass destruction, and was trying to "cheat" his way again out of the latest U.N. demand to disarm.

But a U.S. attack, without United Nations backing, and without any effort to curb the possession of weapons of mass destruction globally, would be a contravention of international law and sharpen the divide between Arabs and the West.

"The spectacle of the United States, armed with its weapons of mass destruction, acting without Security Council authority to invade a country in the heartland of Arabia and, if necessary, use its weapons of mass destruction to win that battle, is something that will so deeply violate any notion of fairness in this world that I strongly suspect it could set loose forces that we would deeply live to regret," Butler said.

Butler's successor as the chief U.N. weapons inspector in Iraq, Hans Blix, reported Monday to the 15-member Security Council that Baghdad had only reluctantly complied with its latest demand to disarm.

Washington is pressing the United Nations to take firm action but says it is prepared to go it alone and has amassed a considerable military force in the region.

Butler, addressing a conservative Australian think-tank, The Sydney Institute, said the stated U.S. motive -- to rid Iraq of weapons of mass destruction -- lacked credibility because of Washington's failure to deal with others on the same terms.

Countries such as Syria are suspected of possessing chemical or biological warfare capabilities, he said.

U.S. allies Israel, Pakistan and India have nuclear arsenals but have not signed the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

The United States and other permanent Security Council members were themselves the possessors of the world's largest quantities of nuclear weapons, he said.

"Why are they permitting the persistence of such shocking double standards?" Butler said.

He said that, instead of beating the drums of war, the United States should propose an international mechanism -- similar to the Security Council -- to enforce the application of the three main conventions controlling the proliferation of nuclear, chemical and biological weaponry.

It should also take the lead by reducing its own stockpiles.

"I hope we don't have to await the train wreck before we decide to change history," Butler said.

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