Sebastian Bertalan on Fri, 14 Mar 2003 13:50:11 +0100 (CET)

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[Nettime-ro] Irak-Crisis 2003 / Cuba Crisis 1962

Ultimul paragraf dintr-un articol de acum o luna:

Moscow Times
Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2003. Page 15
Too Late to Turn Back Now

By Boris Kagarlitsky

Opponents of the war might be overestimating the influence wielded by the
Bush team, however. Events long ago acquired their own momentum. Even if
Washington has misgivings about the path it has chosen, the Rubicon has been
crossed. Bush and Hussein are both bound by their previous decisions.
Neither can change course now without admitting defeat. Both sides will
therefore rush headlong into conflict regardless of the real reasons that
led them to this point. The modern era knows of only one case when countries
on the brink of war managed to step back and rein in their military
machines: the Cuban missile crisis of October 1962. But the leaders facing
off back then were Nikita Khrushchev and John F. Kennedy. Today all we've
got are Dubya and Saddam.

Boris Kagarlitsky is director of the Institute of Globalization Studies

("Dubya" = "W" (George 'W.' Bush))

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