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Dear Yasser, how about, as a goal : ridding the Iraqi people of Western imperialism and sanctions. I see the main cause of the Iraqi people's suffering as being Western intervention(including sanctions) to protect Western interests. Neocolonialism, in short. And I think any Western military intervention is likely to biased accordingly. I mean, look at our track record. (I'm sure you know all this better than me). It was a CIA coup which first put the Baath in power in 1963. It was Western military and economic support which gave Saddam a qualified victory in the Iraq's war of aggression against Iran and thereby arguably saved the regime in Iraq. It was US authorisation after the Gulf War which allowed Saddam's forces to fly helicopter missions against the rebels and crush them, north and south. And then there are the sanctions. These were not mistakes, but policies which served Western interests in the Middle East. A major problem for the Iraqi people must be to get rid of a regime that tortures and murders it's own people. But surely the problem for us, in the West, is to stop self-serving interventions in the rest of the world that create dictatorships like those of Saddam and Suharto, support them when they serve our interests and demonise them and attack them when they go against us. Regards, Tim _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email email@example.com All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk