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[ This message has been sent to you via the CASI-analysis mailing list ] This is an automated compilation of submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org Articles for inclusion in this daily news mailing should be sent to email@example.com. Please include a full reference to the source of the article. Today's Topics: 1. oilpipelines IRAQ current details (ppg) 2. Chalabi aide in Israel! (Hassan) --__--__-- Message: 1 From: "ppg" <ppg@DELETETHISnyc.rr.com> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: "ppg" <email@example.com> Subject: oilpipelines IRAQ current details Date: Sun, 12 Sep 2004 09:21:21 -0400 Prepared by the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security Iraq Pipeline Watch Attacks on Iraqi pipelines, oil installations, and oil personnel: http://www.iags.org/iraqpipelinewatch.htm Also Two new reports on reconstruction in Iraq. Shorter report from CSIS: (it's not looking good but we'll sound optimistic) Shorter report from ICG: reconstruction - (stunning failure) Reports pan Iraq reconstruction --__--__-- Message: 2 Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2004 09:08:53 -0700 (PDT) From: Hassan <hasseini@DELETETHISyahoo.com> Subject: Chalabi aide in Israel! To: CASI newsclippings <firstname.lastname@example.org>, iac-discussion <email@example.com> http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/476985.html Mon., September 13, 2004 Elul 27, 5764 Many Iraqis want ties with Israel, Chalabi aide says By Yoav Stern Many elements in Iraq are interested in diplomatic ties with Israel, according to Mithal al-Alousi, an aide to Ahmed Chalabi and a member of Chalabi's Iraqi National Congress Party, who attended a conference on terrorism at the Herzliya Interdisciplinary Center this week. Al-Alousi heads the Iraqi government's de-Baathification campaign, meant to keep Baathists from the old regime out of the new government. He told Haaretz that "many intellectuals in Iraq know that Israel must be taken into account as an existing fact and that generations of people have been born here. It is in Iraq's interests to have diplomatic relations with everyone, and that is what we want." Ten days ago, the Iraqi ambassador in London told Haaretz that there is a powerful lobby in Baghdad pushing for ties with Israel. Yesterday, the Arab Web site Illaf published a report saying that Iraqi Foreign Minister Hishiyar Zibai is the most prominent of those pushing for an end to the state of war between Iraq and Israel. But Israeli officials are following American advice and keeping a low profile when it comes to talk of ties with Baghdad. The Israelis realize that raising their profile on the issue could harm the new Iraqi regime's efforts to stabilize the country. According to the Illaf report, quoting Iraqi diplomats in Amman, last week there was a meeting in Amman of senior Iraqis with Israelis. Jordanian government sources said there are contacts between Israelis and Iraqis, though usually it is business people, not government officials. The sources said the Iraqi defense minister also favors a thaw in relations with Israel, but Iraqi President Iyad Alawi is opposed, arguing that the Iraqi government should concentrate on rehabilitating the country. According to al-Alousi, his controversial party boss, Chalabi, did not know about the trip to Israel, which was at the invitation of the conference organizers. He said Chalabi may not have known, but he supports contacts with Israel. "It's time to end the secrecy," he said, "the truth shall win." He complained that when he undertook to head the de-Baathification of Iraq's government he asked Germany - the only other country that had a similar experience, with denazification - but had not received any cooperation from Berlin, or from any other country, about the best ways to go about the process of keeping officials from the former regime out of the new government. Al-Alousi said he was aware of the risk of coming to Israel - he flew via Turkey - but with so many other threats against him, he was used to daily threats to his life. He said he expects to have a lot of problems from some people, but "faith in the cause is a guarantee I will solve the problems." __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Mail - 50x more storage than other providers! http://promotions.yahoo.com/new_mail End of casi-news Digest _______________________________________ 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