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a list of the Kerry "Coalition of the Coerced".... webmemo 558 ^ | 10-3-04 | Nile Gardiner

Posted on 10/03/2004 8:35:04 PM PDT by Rakkasan1

The issue of international alliances and America’s image abroad has become a major topic of debate in this year’s presidential election. Great emphasis has been placed in political speeches upon the need to “rebuild our alliances,” and restore America’s “credibility” in the world. Relatively little has been said about the 30-nation U.S.-British led coalition in Iraq or the 35-country security force in Afghanistan, reinforcing the myth that America is isolated and hated on the world stage. Faced with a barrage of misleading rhetoric, the American public could be forgiven for thinking that the transatlantic alliance no longer exists.

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TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: coalition; coerced; dork; kerry; kerryforeignpolicy
a list of the countries (besides the US) that sKerry craps on every time he opens his piehole.
1 posted on 10/03/2004 8:35:05 PM PDT by Rakkasan1
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To: Rakkasan1

They left out one: Iraq!!!

2 posted on 10/03/2004 8:37:34 PM PDT by bcoffey (Bush/Cheney: Real men taking charge, talking straight, telling the truth.)
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To: bcoffey
the unilateral, tiny coalition looked pretty good at the olympics:

Medal Count

Coalition of the Willing 527
Commies/Despots/Axis of Evil 103
Appeasers/Surrender Monkeys 271
Unknown 28

3 posted on 10/03/2004 8:44:49 PM PDT by rocklobster11
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4 posted on 10/03/2004 9:23:46 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (If the Cambodia "lie" 100% discredits John O'Neill, what do 50 Cambodia lies do for Kerry?)
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To: Rakkasan1
Golden Oldies:

United We Stand - Eight European leaders are as one with President Bush. - January 30, 2003

Written by Jose María Aznar, Jose-Manuel Durão Barroso, Silvio Berlusconi, Tony Blair, Vaclav Havel, Peter Medgyessy, Leszek Miller and Anders Fogh Rasmussen.

The real bond between the U.S. and Europe is the values we share: democracy, individual freedom, human rights and the rule of law. These values crossed the Atlantic with those who sailed from Europe to help create the United States of America. Today they are under greater threat than ever.

The attacks of Sept. 11 showed just how far terrorists--the enemies of our common values--are prepared to go to destroy them. Those outrages were an attack on all of us. In standing firm in defense of these principles, the governments and people of the U.S. and Europe have amply demonstrated the strength of their convictions. Today more than ever, the trans-Atlantic bond is a guarantee of our freedom.

We in Europe have a relationship with the U.S. which has stood the test of time. Thanks in large part to American bravery, generosity and farsightedness, Europe was set free from the two forms of tyranny that devastated our continent in the 20th century: Nazism and communism. Thanks, too, to the continued cooperation between Europe and the U.S. we have managed to guarantee peace and freedom on our continent. The trans-Atlantic relationship must not become a casualty of the current Iraqi regime's persistent attempts to threaten world security.

In today's world, more than ever before, it is vital that we preserve that unity and cohesion. We know that success in the day-to-day battle against terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction demands unwavering determination and firm international cohesion on the part of all countries for whom freedom is precious. The Iraqi regime and its weapons of mass destruction represent a clear threat to world security. This danger has been explicitly recognized by the U.N. All of us are bound by Security Council Resolution 1441, which was adopted unanimously. We Europeans have since reiterated our backing for Resolution 1441, our wish to pursue the U.N. route, and our support for the Security Council at the Prague NATO Summit and the Copenhagen European Council.

In doing so, we sent a clear, firm and unequivocal message that we would rid the world of the danger posed by Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction. We must remain united in insisting that his regime be disarmed. The solidarity, cohesion and determination of the international community are our best hope of achieving this peacefully. Our strength lies in unity.

The combination of weapons of mass destruction and terrorism is a threat of incalculable consequences. It is one at which all of us should feel concerned. Resolution 1441 is Saddam Hussein's last chance to disarm using peaceful means. The opportunity to avoid greater confrontation rests with him. Sadly this week the U.N. weapons inspectors have confirmed that his long-established pattern of deception, denial and noncompliance with U.N. Security Council resolutions is continuing.

Europe has no quarrel with the Iraqi people. Indeed, they are the first victims of Iraq's current brutal regime. Our goal is to safeguard world peace and security by ensuring that this regime gives up its weapons of mass destruction. Our governments have a common responsibility to face this threat. Failure to do so would be nothing less than negligent to our own citizens and to the wider world.

The U.N. Charter charges the Security Council with the task of preserving international peace and security. To do so, the Security Council must maintain its credibility by ensuring full compliance with its resolutions. We cannot allow a dictator to systematically violate those resolutions. If they are not complied with, the Security Council will lose its credibility and world peace will suffer as a result. We are confident that the Security Council will face up to its responsibilities.

Messrs. Aznar, Durão Barroso, Berlusconi, Blair, Medgyessy, Miller and Fogh Rasmussen are, respectively, the prime ministers of Spain, Portugal, Italy, the U.K., Hungary, Poland and Denmark. Mr. Havel is the Czech president.

Vilnius Group: 10 Eastern European Countries Support US - February 5, 2003

Statement by the Foreign Ministers of Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia in response to the presentation by the United States Secretary of State to the United Nations Security Council concerning Iraq:

Earlier today, the United States presented compelling evidence to the United Nations Security Council detailing Iraq's weapons of mass destruction programs, its active efforts to deceive UN inspectors, and its links to international terrorism.

Our countries understand the dangers posed by tyranny and the special responsibility of democracies to defend our shared values. The trans-Atlantic community, of which we are a part, must stand together to face the threat posed by the nexus of terrorism and dictators with weapons of mass destruction.

We have actively supported the international efforts to achieve a peaceful disarmament of Iraq. However, it has now become clear that Iraq is in material breach of U.N. Security Council Resolutions, including U.N. Resolution 1441, passed unanimously on November 8, 2002. As our governments said on the occasion of the NATO Summit in Prague: "We support the goal of the international community for full disarmament of Iraq as stipulated in the UN Security Council Resolution 1441. In the event of non-compliance with the terms of this resolution, we are prepared to contribute to an international coalition to enforce its provisions and the disarmament of Iraq."

The clear and present danger posed by the Saddam Hussein's regime requires a united response from the community of democracies. We call upon the U.N. Security Council to take the necessary and appropriate action in response to Iraq's continuing threat to international peace and security.

5 posted on 10/03/2004 9:29:32 PM PDT by concentric circles
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Non-US Forces in Iraq - 21 September 2004

The size and capabilities of the Coalition forces involved in operations in Iraq has been a subject of much debate, confusion, and at times exageration. As of August 5, 2004, there were 30 non-U.S. military forces contributing to the ongoing stability operations throughout Iraq. These countries were Albania, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Rep, El Salvador, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Thailand, United Kingdom, and Ukraine. The MNF-I website incorrectly included Honduras in the list; that country's troops returned in late May. The MNF-I website also includes New Zealand, although the New Zealand government has claimed that it had not joined the US-led force but that the deployment had been at the request of the United Nations.

The Kingdom of Tonga did, however, deploy 45 Royal Marines in early July to Iraq. New Zealand redeployed its contingent of 61 troops in late-September 2004. As a result, there are 30 countries participating in the coalition.

On September 6, Armenia announced that it would deploy 50 troops to Iraq, though it was unclear when the troops would be deployed to Iraq; until such time, it is not being included in the count of countries taking part in the coalition.

Countries which had troops in Iraq at one point but have pulled out since: Nicaragua (Feb. 2004); Spain (late-Apr. 2004); Dominican Republic (early-May 2004); Honduras (late-May 2004); Philippines (~Jul. 19, 2004); and New Zealand (late Sep. 04).

Recent developments

Countries Supporting Ops in Iraq
In Iraq In Theater Total Future
United Kingdom 8,361 3,500 ~12,000 15,000 ~10,500 (?)
South Korea 2,800 2,800 ~ 3,600
Italy 2,700 2,700
Poland 2,400 2,400 1,000-1,500
Ukraine 1,576 1,576 ~1,450
Netherlands ~1,400 ~1,400
Romania 700 700
Japan ~550 ~200 ~750
Denmark 496 496
Bulgaria ~485 ~485
Thailand 451 451 0
El Salvador 380 380
Hungary 300 300
Australia ~ 250 ~ 600 850 + 50
Mongolia 180 180
Georgia 159 159 ~300 or 980(?)
Azerbaijan 151 151
Portugal 128 128
Latvia 122 122
Czech Republic ~110 ~110 10
Lithuania 105 105
Slovakia 105 105
Albania 70 70 200
Estonia 55 55
Tonga ~45 ~45
Singapore 33 33
Kazakhstan 29 29
Macedonia 28 28
Moldova 12 12
Norway 10 10 0
Spain 0 0 0
Honduras 0 0 0
Dominican Republic 0 0 0
Nicaragua 0 0 0
Philippines 0 0 0
New Zealand 0 0 0
Armenia 0 50
TOTAL ~28,600

US CENTCOM - Coalition Ground Forces

Division Brigade Battalion Personnel Equipment
TOTAL ~ 26,300
Royal Marines [Tonga] ~45
Cuzcatlan Battalion [El Savadoran] 360
Peacekeeping Operations BN [Mongolia] ~ 180
1100th Const. & Eng. Spt. Group [ROK] ~ ???
U/I Military Police Unit [Czech] ~ 80
U/I Chemical Warfare Co [Slovakia] ~ 105
U/I SOF Unit [Macedonia] ~ 28
U/I SOF Unit (w/ 101 ABN) [Albania] ~ 70
U/I Unit [Latvia] ~ 121
U/I Brigade [South Korea] ~ 2,800
U/I Unit [Thailand] ~ 460
Joint Task Force [Australia]
elements, Japanese Self Defense Force ~ 75
elements, Danish [DANCON/IRAK] ~ 496
U/I Support Unit ~ 61
Danish BN [w/Lithuanian soldiers] 446
Multi-National Division (South-East)
1st Battalion of the Black Watch Regiment 600
Royal Engineers 170
3 UK Armoured Division ~ 11,000
elements, 14 Signal RGT
elements, 16 Signal RGT
elements, 30 Signal RGT
42 Engineer Regiment (Geographic)
U/I Engineers
20 Armoured BDE
Queen's Royal Hussars Challenger 2
1st BN, The Light Infantry ? - Warrior
1st BN, The Royal REGT of Wales ? - Warrior
2nd BN, The Parachute REGT
1st BN, The Royal Scots
1st BN, The Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
26 REGT Royal Artillery
35 Engineer REGT
elements, 9th/12th Royal Lancers CVR(T)
Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers (Militia)
TF Rake (w/ 35 ENG) [New Zealand]
4 General Support REGT, RLC
22 Field Hospital
elements, 33 Engineer REGT (Explosive Ordnance Disposal)
17 Port & Maritime REGT
10 Transport REGT, RLC
Element, 11 EOD RGT RLC
1 REGT, Royal Military Police
23 Pioneer REGT, RLC
5 General Support Medical REGT, RAMC
Sassari BDE [Italy] ~ 3,000
U/I NBC Co, 7th NBC BN [Italy]
U/I Co, 1st Lagunari Amphib Infantry BN [Italy]
Elements, 9th "Col Moschin" Special Forces BN [Italy]
265th Military Police Bn [Romania] 100
U/I Military Police Co [Portugal]
U/I Co, 7th Signal BN [Italy]
18th Mech Infantry BN [Italy]
U/I Sq, 19th Armored Cavalry BN [Italy]
21st Combat Engineer BN [Italy]
6th Transport BN[Italy]
812th Infantry Bn Carpathian Hawks [Romania]
U/I BN, 2nd Carabinieri BDE [Italy] ~ 400
Netherlands SFIR-3 Contingent ~ 1,500
42nd Mechanised Battalion(Composite) Patria XA-180 APCs
Det. 298 Sqn (RNLAF) 3-4 CH-47D
Det.300/301 Sqn (RNLAF) 6 NAH-64D
Det. 11/14 FA Bty 3 AN/TPQ-32
Logistics (POD) Det.
Royal Constabulary Dets.
Multi-National Division (Central South)
12 Mechanized BDE [Poland] ~ 2,400
10 Mechanized BN [10 ACD Poland]
3rd Infantry Bn, 61st Stryam Mech Bde[Bulgaria] ~ 485
U/I Hungarian Elements
elements, Grand Duchess Birute Motorised Infantry BN [Lithuania] ~ 45
CIMIC BN [Philippines]
U/I Bn [El Salvador] 380
6th Separate Mechanized BDE [Ukraine] ~ 1,700 60 - BTR-80
11 - BRDM-2
61st Separate Mechanized BN BTR-80
62nd Separate Mechanized BN BTR-80
63rd Separate Mechanized BN BRDMs
6 posted on 10/03/2004 9:36:31 PM PDT by Verybigstick (I could tell what I do, but I would have to kill you.)
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To: Verybigstick're missing the point. We NEED to be loved by France, Germany, and the Benelux trio.

7 posted on 10/03/2004 9:43:38 PM PDT by Blue Collar Christian (Drivers of SUVs without brush scratches should be horsewhipped! ><BCC>)
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