GUSHTAPA, Arab ocupied Kurdistan- The sudden expulsion of families from a 30-kilometer (20 mile) border strip between the autonomous Kurdish north and the rest of Iraq has led to speculation that President Saddam Hussein is clearing a buffer zone to defend against a US invasion from the north.
Greenpeace flag ship, the Rainbow Warrior, today (29/01/2003) entered Marchwood Military port in Southampton and blocked the departure of UK military supply vessels heading for the Iraqi conflict in the Gulf.
A local peace activist was arrested this morning after attempting to disarm a US military plane parked at Shannon Airport Ireland. Her actions again highlight the US military's use of Shannon airport in the buildup to war on Iraq.
In the wake of 9/11 the foreign policy of historical revisionism of the Schröder-Fischer government has faced a strategic collapse which uncovered the roots of the conception. They are pointing to an extensive weakness in American post-1945 foreign policy which now can be corrected. In quest of an effective long-term strategy against global terrorism, Iraq could prove to be the prototype of a new post-war order.