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[ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] ----- Original Message ----- From: g To: firstname.lastname@example.org Sent: Wednesday, July 17, 2002 11:52 AM Subject: up for discussion, a suggestion? How about we organize a massive "sit-in" in Iraq, the next time a bombing or attack is planned against Iraq? As I envision it, it would go something like this: All foreign citizens who do not support these attacks, would arrange, through various means, to go to Iraq, and sit there, during the time when these attacks are scheduled to occur. (with the blessing and help of Saddam only, of course) This would be especially effective (I think) if a large number of British and American citizens participated. It would be the equivalent of saying "If you attack them, you attack us, your own citizens, as well" Of course, it would be difficult, & costly, many would need help to arrange for passports, (& probably need to be smuggled in), airfare, whatever was needed. Perhaps it could also be used as a way to protest the sanctions? Let American and British and other foreign citizens all go and suffer with the Iraqi citizens, until the sanctions end. Could Saddam be convinced to open his doors to those who would wish to participate in such a protest, possibly for long periods of time? It might also serve to tighten bonds between foreigners and the Iraqi people as well, and dispel some of the myths about the Iraqi government, as being a "ruthless" dictatorship", if it could be shown and witnessed that the foreigners who participated in this "sit-in" were treated well, during their stay there. There would be interesting "repercussions", bound to attract international attention, nations threatening to revoke the citizenship of those participating, families protesting the ousting of their loved ones, and/or the potential bombing of their own citizens, etc.. It could cause quite a ruckus! (and force some who don't yet, to realize that Iraqi's are human beings, the same as anyone else, from anywhere else) Just a thought. (If you like it, take the ball and run with it. I'll play!) _______________________________________________ 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