[thechat] what if ...

Martin Burns martin at easyweb.co.uk
Mon Feb 17 09:39:01 CST 2003

On Mon, 17 Feb 2003, Erik Mattheis wrote:

> My dad brought up this scenario/question to me last night:
> US attacks Iraq w/o UN approval.
> Iraq is a member of the UN.
> Would other UN countries technically be obligated to retaliate against
> the US?

Or to put it another way, replace 'Iraq' with 'Kuwait' and 'US' with
'Iraq' and compare...


"Names, once they are in common use, quickly
 become mere sounds, their etymology being
 buried, like so many of the earth's marvels,
 beneath the dust of habit." - Salman Rushdie

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