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[ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] Here's my latest submission to Letters at The New York Times: To the Editor: Thomas L. Friedman rightly laments the upstaging of the plans of Arab liberals for modernization, particularly in Jordan, by live coverage of the "Israeli crackdown on Palestinians in the West Bank" as shown on proliferating Arab satellite TV stations (column, "The Hidden Victims," May 1). But Friedman seems to suggest that Arabs can get back to thinking about such things as computer education for their people only by censoring Arab TV. He does not refute the violence done to Palestinians but wants only to sweep it under the rug so Arabs can return to nicer subjects. Are the images shown by Arab TV true or not? Iraq can hardly be said to be using the violence seen on Arab satellite TV as "an excuse why not to reform" as Friedman suggests. Because of sanctions, the proceeds of all Iraq's oil sales go directly into the Iraq account administered by the United Nations Treasury, where, after many deductions, the money is doled back out to Iraq in what amounts to less than $300 per year per Iraqi. Sincerely, Suzy T. Kane _______________________________________________ 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