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Greetings all. I have a 'mea culpa' and a suggestion if I may. In my tetchy (again!) 'Infiltrations' sub last night, in last para I made an apology to academics - as if, looking at bad prhasing, an accusation at wonderful people. Late, tired, I was assuming - stupidly - previous inputs remembered. What I meant was apologies from again, coming from the heart, not the head. I am sorry for stupid phrasing. Whilst I know feelings are running on overload with ongoing political tragedies in the Middle East, it is disturbing that both the attacks on our correspondents from there have happened and that as below we have un named input. Could this be looked at? Warmest, felicity arbuthnot. ---------- >From: "IRAQI" <firstname.lastname@example.org> >To: email@example.com >Subject: [casi] effects of turning off the oil tap >Date: Thu, Apr 11, 2002, 1:01 am > > Hi all, > This is the first time I send something to this > list. I apologize because my English is not as > good as yours. This is due to the fact that I > only left Iraq a couple of years ago. > Turning off the oil tap has been used by Iraq > for many times when a discussion about Iraq in > UN is about to take place. The oil market seems > to have got used to it and oil prices started > to go down from yesterday. It has nothing to do > with the issue of Palestine .Saddam said that he > is going to stop exporting oil for one month, > the UN will start discussions about Iraq in May, > is this a coincidence? You might think that such > tactics would be used wisely and in a way that > shocks the market, not almost periodically every > six months ending with a silent return to normal > production. It is only people who understand > Saddam and his Bedouin values wouldn't be > surprised by such useless moves. I have no > problem with Bedouins and their life style, but > applying their values to international relations > would produce disasters, and Iraq is the best > example. > One might say, what has this got to do with > sanctions? Well, it has got a lot to do with the > suffering of Iraqis. The only effect of Saddam's > decision to stop oil production is that their > will be no money to buy food and medicine for > Iraqis during the next month. After all, oil > smuggling continues through Turkey, Syria, and > Iran. The life style of Saddam and his aids will > not be affected. They will still buy the best > food and clothes, have the latest car models, > and nowadays, it seems that they are getting > good computers and Internet connection. Any one > that goes to Iraq knows very well that the > sanctions seem to be very selective in its > effects. > > > > > Sent by Mail at easy.com, an easyGroup company. > > _______________________________________________ > 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 firstname.lastname@example.org > All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk > _______________________________________________ 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