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[ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] In a message dated 10/24/2002 6:30:46 PM Central Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes: > The only thing that can restore the > disastrous situation in Iraq is the removal of > saddam and his government and establishing a > Perhaps, the "only thing" is not the only thing. Perhaps a lifting of economic sanctions, the rebuilding of the nations infrastructure, the reintroduction of the Iraqi people into the global community, along with so many other necessary happenings will bring about a new age for the country and its peoples. At the same moment, perhaps the cessation of capitalistic interests as they relate to militarizing SH will ease the political suffering that is inflicted upon the wonderful people of that nation. Had the countries who were so interested in making money at the expense of the civilian population, fighting the Iranian "threat," and "putting down" the Kurds to appease the Turks, not been so @*#& greedy, SH would have never been what SH is. My hope is that sanctions will be eliminated. That investments will be limited to the creation of a once again modern Iraq. That SH will see the futility of his ways and drastically moderate his ways, towards peace and benevolence. As this is idealistic, I will hope and work on stopping the war, lifting the sanctions, and leave the SH to others. I cannot believe that the appropriate course of action involves US/UK bombs ending the lives of the innocents of Iraq, which would certainly be the case. For all who call on violence to end violence, I hope that you can understand the "other" perspective. There are many of us who see a fundamental contradiction in ending violence by violent means. Peace!! Roger Stroope "Ideas are more powerful than weapons" Austin College "Individuals have international duties which transcend the national obligations of obedience…Therefore [individual citizens] have the duty to violate domestic laws to prevent crimes against peace and humanity from occurring" -- Nuremberg War Crime Tribunal, 1950 _______________________________________________ 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