The U.S say that Hussein's forces were increasingly using designated civilian shelters for cover of their military operatives and communications. The Iraqis state that it was well know that the building was used as a civil-defence shelter during the Iran-Iraq war. Each side counters and dispute the claims the other makes. Meanwhile, 408 innocents are incinerated, shadows of their bodies and handprints burned onto the walls.
As man edged to exploring space, the decision to make the journey together, as humankind instead of single nations, seems a wise and rational one. The treaty is a means of saying that this journey should be of benefit to all, that we could and should work together to achieve this goal. Nations could come together in a co-operative spirit and exploring space should be devoid of any military agendas. Along with more conditions, the treaty bans the testing or arming of nuclear weapons or weapons of mass destruction in earths orbit, the moon or any other celestial bodies...So far, 102 countries have signed and ratified the treaty. Once we've finished raping the earth and destroying ourselves, we might as well try to get along in space. Good luck with that.