- 17 Dec 03
Portents of war came thick and fast. The US ordered 11,000 desert-trained troops to the Gulf region in January. Let the spin commence.
Here, we deconstructed neutrality. It means what it means. There, it was one smokescreen after another. Remember US Secretary of State Colin Powell telling the United Nations about the many perfidies of Babylon? Truth was the first casualty. A ‘poison factory’ he identified turned out to be a dilapidated collection of concrete outbuildings used by a small Islamic group called Anwar al Islam.