Re: [Slovak-World] Slovakia, Iraq
- Not really, they honored their treaty with Poland and looked what happened.
Millions of people still died.
Ed Surkosky --- etsmred@...
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From: "Nick Holcz" <nickh@...>
Sent: Friday, January 31, 2003 6:39 AM
Subject: Re: [Slovak-World] Slovakia, Iraq
> Interesting isn't it, if Britain had have honored it's treaty with
> Czechoslovakia and interfered
> in Germany's politics a lot of people may not have died in WW2. Might
> be a parallel
> in the case of Iraq??
> At 11:59 PM 30/01/2003 -0500, you wrote:
> >While Slovakia's recent domestic opinion polls showed that the support
> >NATO _membership_ dropped below 50% again, an earlier European poll
> >that a vast number of the Slovaks have positive perceptions of NATO. In
> >the meantime, Bratislava has joined the 8 European countries that
> >expressed their support for the U.S. policy towards Iraq on Thursday.
> >Snippets from a summary of the European poll, and from two news items
> >about what assistance Bratislava offers, should the White House begin an
> >intervention in Iraq, are below.
> >votruba "at" pitt "dot" edu
> >x x x
> > 30 European countries interviewed by EOS Gallup Europe are
> > unanimous. They believe that military intervention in Iraq by their
> > country is unjustified if the United States decides to intervene without
> > a preliminary decision by the UN. Regardless of whether we look at
> > positions at the level of the current European Union (82%) or at the
> > level of the 13 candidate countries for enlargement of the Union (75%),
> > the rejection of this hypothesis remains strong and is homogenously
> > shared. [...]
> >Nevertheless, two thirds of those interviewed recognize that Iraq
> >a threat to World peace -- this rate rose to 74% in the United Kingdom
> >even to 87% in Slovakia as opposed to 43% in Turkey.
> >On the contrary, only 41% of European Union citizens (47% in candidate
> >countries) consider that action taken by Americans on the international
> >scene is positive, as opposed to 54% who believe the opposite. It is
> >perhaps in this regard that the greatest variations among countries
> >interviewed can be observed.
> >Finally, NATO also enjoys positive perceptions among European public
> >opinion (59% in the 15 countries of the Union, 63% in the 13 candidate
> >countries). It is noted that the results are even more positively
> >pronounced among countries that have recently been invited to join the
> >Organisation in May 2004: 83% in Romania or even 79% in Slovakia.
> > Bratislava, 30 January -- Slovak Prime Minister Mikulas Dzurinda
> > joined on Thursday 30 January an initiative by eight European leaders
> > lending diplomatic support to US President George Bush in the Iraqi
> > crisis. [...]
> >The Slovak prime minister informed his Spanish counterpart about the
> >Slovak government's decision on Wednesday to open Slovakia's skies to
> >allied planes, which includes also landing rights in case of a military
> >operation to disarm Iraq.
> > Bratislava, 30 January -- Slovakia's parliament completed on
> > Thursday 30 January a draft bill on putting a Slovak Army unit at the
> > disposal of the expected U.S. military campaign against Iraq.
> >The Cabinet approved Wednesday the deployment of a 75-strong unit
> >specialized in antichemical and antibiological warfare, and parliament is
> >due to vote on the issue next Thursday. [...]
> >Part four of the bill will be the most contentious, allowing the
> >government to deploy the unit even without a mandate from the United
> >Nations Security Council. [...]
> >Opposition HZDS Movement for a Democratic Slovakia caucus chairman Tibor
> >Cabaj said on Thursday that he disagreed with the current wording, adding
> >that he expected it to be discussed by the party leadership organs and
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