Has the war already started?

March 3rd, 2003 – 7:09 pm
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“In Iraq, new targets in the no- fly zones hit in recent days have included surface-to- surface missile systems and multiple launch rockets that could be used by Iraq against ground troops or neighbouring nations such as Kuwait.

Conservative shadow defence spokesman Bernard Jenkin challenged ministers to be ‘honest and open’ about the change.

Mr Jenkin asked: ‘While we still hope diplomacy will avoid the need for the last resort of war, haven’t we already seen the opening shots of the second Gulf war?’”

As noted above, the U.S. and U.K. planes in the no-fly zones have now started bombing targets that aren’t threatening them directly, which has always been the excuse in the past when they were attacking radar installations and surface-to-air missile sites. This would seem to effectively mean that the war has already started, despite denials from the British Defense Minister.

Of course, this assumes that you count the last decade of bombing and firing cruise missiles as having been peace.

Read the whole BBC article here.

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