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[ This message has been sent to you via the CASI-analysis mailing list ] [ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] Dear Roger Hope you're doing well. Thank you for your email. In the absence of elections, in any handpicking procedure, whether done by the US or UN, all groups will feel they have been under-represented. Therefore, the only way to get past that is to stick to the agreed percentages of Salahuldin, since these are the only percentages that the Iraqi political groups have ever agreed upon. Brahimi has made it clear he is opposed to this. Furthermore, his entire trip was a joke - first most of the Shia, on the GC and outside, opposed him even coming in and it was the US who forced it upon them. Then he is supposed to have met hundreds of Iraqis, when the truth is he saw his mate Pachachi, stayed at his house most of the time and met with his people. I refer you to the IPO New Analysis of January 20, 2004: http://www.iprospect.org.uk/na20jan.html >Whats more some of these individuals have not been in the country for decades and likely have >little or no backing within >Iraq That's interesting, you obviously haven't seen the polls done by the BBC and ABC which showed Ibrahim Jafari of the Dawa party, who is an IGC member, toping the poll (as he seems to have done in most polls). also on there are the Kurdish leaders and Hakim - all IGC members. in fact, other than Sistani, none of the highest scoring candidates were not on the IGC. I agree that there are many on the IGC that do not represent anyone other than themselves, and many outside the IGC who represent many people - which is why we support the idea of expanding the council to be more inclusive. Best wishes Yasser ----- Original Message ----- From: VnStroope@aol.com To: email@example.com ; firstname.lastname@example.org Sent: Thursday, April 22, 2004 3:02 PM Subject: Re: [casi-analysis] The UN Trojan Horse In a message dated 4/22/04 3:42:07 AM US Mountain Standard Time, email@example.com writes: Ambassador Bremer decreed last year to disband the Iraqi army and ban high ranking members of the Ba'ath Party from public office, he put an end to the legacy of minority rule in Iraq. This historic event was only matched by the formation of the Governing Council which, for the first time in Iraq's history, was a body that fairly represented Iraq's ethnic makeup. Ever since, these decisions have been the scourge of proponents of minority rule who have sought to undo them at every opportunity. The latest assault came from the United Nation's Special Envoy, Lakhdar Brahimi, former undersecretary of the Arab League. His proposal for a new transitional Iraqi government, cloaked in the legitimacy of the UN, is in an attempt to undo the historic achievements of the past year. Through the rabbit hole. Orwell would be proud of this piece. "cloaked in legitimacy" and "proponents of minority rule" etc. The US set up the IGC. THE US SET UP THE IGC! This is not a democratic body, it was set up, PUPPETS, by an occupying force which hand picked the individuals (at least one a convicted felon) and gave them virtually no power to make decisions, rather a rubber stamp. Whats more some of these individuals have not been in the country for decades and likely have little or no backing within Iraq, except of course by the foreign occupiers. The US will certainly prevent the formation of a government that would represent any interests counter to the occupation "authority's" wishes. The US is busy building military bases around Iraq. Iraq is a country which will be occupied by a foreign hostile force for decades to come. Roger Stroope Flagstaff USA Northern Arizona University Graduate Student- Anthropology But make no mistake - as I said earlier - we have high confidence that they have weapons of mass destruction. That is what this war was about and it is about. And we have high confidence it will be found. - White House spokesman Ari Fleischer, press briefing, April 10, 2003 _______________________________________ Sent via the CASI-analysis mailing list To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-analysis All postings are archived on CASI's website at http://www.casi.org.uk