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Dear CASI members, Don't you think that setting up priorities for Iraq should be done by Iraqis? On this list we possibly have 3 or 4 types of people. First: Non Iraqis who are working to remove the sanctions as a way to eleviate some civilian suffering. It seems that their main aim is to help the Iraqi people. Second: Non Iraqis who are working to remove the sanctions but they are not concerned about other types of suffering inside Iraq. There aim seems to be removing the sanctions for the sake of it, or as a way of opposing any thing that america does. Third: Iraqis who are working against the sanctions and defending Saddam at the same time. You know them from the uruklink.net email address (the only allowed email inside iraq) or they would be writing from europe but "just come from a conference in baghdad organized by the foreign ministry". Their aim seems to be lifting the sanctions and defending Saddam. One of them is actually a journalist in Iraqi government's official newspaper "al-jumhooriyya". Forth: Iraqis who are working against the sanctions but believe the Iraq's problems are not limited to sanctions. They also work against the regime that lead Iraq to 2 bloody wars and executes an Iraqi for merely "insulting" a person called Saddam. I honestly can not understand the motives of any person working to help Iraqis and at the same time ignores (or even defends) a regime that killed them in their hunders of thousands. Can someone enlighten me? ahmed 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