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Could it be that Saddam is emptying prisons to hide sensitive documents or (if he has any) WMD there? Surely weapon inspectors will not get unfettered access to prisons? ----- Original Message ----- From: Rahul Mahajan <email@example.com> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Thursday, October 24, 2002 12:57 AM Subject: Re: [casi] Recent Amnesty > If this is a "poison pill," it may turn out to be one for Saddam. If he has > done it to blunt the force of Bush's drive to war, it will obviously not > work. If he's done it to increase Iraqi solidarity against foreign > aggression and increase support for his government, it may work, but it's > very likely to backfire -- despotic regimes like his are in the most danger > when they start to relax control. He couldn't even control the release of > prisoners -- when mobs of people coming to receive them surged, there was > no way to assert authority at that moment and the people stormed the prisons. > _______________________________________________ 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