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I already responded (and was too lengthy) to Colin's post, but as an addendum: In 1990 I was in Nicaragua. Daniel Ortega was running for reelection against the Chamorro coalition at least partly forged by the U.S. The people undeniably wanted to re-elect Daniel (could write volumes on this), but they were being crushed by the embargo and further threats, so they voted as the U.S. told them (then stayed in their houses the next morning out of shame). The U.S. has had basic control over Nicaragua ever since. In that time, infant mortality has risen again to the Somoza levels. Starvation is currently the main problem. In short, the bottom has fallen out of Nicaragua. They should have bitten the hand that falsely promised to feed them. Lisa --- Diarmuid <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > Colin writes that "the fastest way to remove > sanctions may be to allow the > US to topple Saddam's regime". Might I suggest that > the quickest way to end > sanctions would be to immediately lift all of the > restraints being put on > Iraq and trade with Iraq? If war is allowed to go > ahead, the potential > ramifications could last for hundreds of years. > __________________________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! News - Today's headlines http://news.yahoo.com _______________________________________________ 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