March 6, 2003 in Iraq War

The Middle Six

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War is a dirty business. Listening to Chicago NPR Worldview Program, learnt that there are allegations being made against the United States that they are “conducting a secret ‘dirty tricks’ campaign against UN Security Council delegations in New York as part of its battle to win votes in favor of war against Iraq.” Story has been picked up by the international press but the major media outlets in the US are staying away from the story. I suppose they don’t want to be blacklisted. The targets of this surveillance effort was (is) “the delegations from Angola, Cameroon, Chile, Mexico, Guinea and Pakistan at the UN headquarters in New York – the so-called ‘Middle Six’ delegations whose votes are being fought over by the pro-war party, led by the US and Britain, and the party arguing for more time for UN inspections, led by France, China and Russia.” If true, not really surprised. But the Bush Administration should be embarrassed by this disclosure. With that said, I’m sure the Europeans have their over surveillance project.

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