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Re: [casi-analysis] The UN Trojan Horse

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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:

>Whats more some of these individuals have not been in the country for decades and likely have 
>little or no backing within

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
  ----- Original Message -----
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  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, 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

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