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Re: [Slovak-World] Slovakia, Iraq

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  • Edward T. Surkosky
    Not really, they honored their treaty with Poland and looked what happened. Millions of people still died. Ed Surkosky --- etsmred@wwainc.com ... From: Nick
    Message 1 of 3 , Jan 31, 2003
      Not really, they honored their treaty with Poland and looked what happened.
      Millions of people still died.

      Ed Surkosky --- etsmred@...
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Nick Holcz" <nickh@...>
      To: <Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com>
      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
      there
      > 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
      for
      > >NATO _membership_ dropped below 50% again, an earlier European poll
      showed
      > >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.
      > >
      > >
      > >Martin
      > >
      > >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
      presents
      > >a threat to World peace -- this rate rose to 74% in the United Kingdom
      and
      > >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.
      > >
      > >x
      > >
      > > Bratislava, 30 January -- Slovak Prime Minister Mikulas Dzurinda
      has
      > > 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.
      > >
      > >x
      > >
      > > 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
      caucus.
      > >
      > >
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