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[ This message has been sent to you via the CASI-analysis mailing list ] Dear all, I just read an interesting mail (to another list) from an Iraqi. I feel that this mail can contribute to the (ongoing?) discussion about morality & resistance, chaos, kidnappings, atrocities etc.. In solidarity. Dirk Adriaensens. All the Western media are concerned about the increasing violence in Iraq. Kidnapping of Iraqi and foreign people, rape, burglaries, murders, car bombs etc.. The media try to show Iraqis as violent, barbaric and inhumane people without any mercy. In this matter I wish all those who will read the rest of this article just to think a bit and then make their reflections. I am going to ask all of you to imagine a similar scenario and take California as an example: "Suppose tomorrow the US Federal Administration dismantle all the security forces of the Calif. State from Police, Coast Guard, Frontier posts, Courts, local and State Administrations, highway patrols, any other government office, close all army and national guard encampments. Naturally all the people concerned will be without any job and lose their salaries etc., etc" WHAT WILL BE THE CONSEQUENCES? I leave that to your imagination!!! On the 9th of April 2003, the US Administration in Iraq has done just that. Iraq had no more police, army, judges, courts, ministeries(except the Oil Ministry was guarded by the US army), frontiers left unguarded etc. The number of people who found themselves without a job within 24 hours were around 1.5 million(supporting 5 million of their families). The number of unemployed during Saddam and due to the sanctions since 1990 was 25%-30% of the adult working force. In September 2003 under the US Administration the unemployment figure rose to approx. 65%-70%. The porous frontiers allowed all sorts of terrorists, bandits and criminals enter Iraq with all their deadly equipments. But the US idiotic policies didn't stop at that. They started to provide contracts to all foreigners except Iraqis although those latter are more qualified and much cheaper. Presently, the US pretend to form a viable police force and army within a few months to be ready before the fatidical date of elections, next January. As if industrial mass production could be applied to human beings. Iraqis suffer since the invasion of their country by the "LIBERATORS." Today they pray that Saddam Hussain come back. After all, in their mind Saddam is better of the two evils. What a waste. The neocons believe that the US imperialistic designs should cover many other areas in the World. Iraq has put an end to their illusions. Soon they won't be able to rule their own country. They made too many errors of judgements which alientated the rest of the World and an increasing number of their own citizens. The biggest mistake the US Administration has ever made was to listen to the pretend-to-be knowledgeable Iraqi exiles and to the Zionist clique. The two had nothing in mind but their own selfish interests. They found the newly coming Bush Administration as an easy prey to pass their criminal schemes at the expense of the American people. A people who are paying and will continue to pay a high price for the erroneous policies implemented by a greedy and immature Administration. Q. Why the "So FREE"American media do not mention these facts? Instead put the blame on a "fictitious" Zarquawi or some other Islamist! P.S: I believe the scenario above regarding California would result in some one million Californians dead, 90% of the well-off housing areas burgled, 95% of shops looted, 5 million of all nationalities enter the State, millions of women raped and the mass departure of all the wealthy people. All this would occur less than one year. Of course. I am trying to be optimistic in evaluating the damage, both human and material. _______________________________________ 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