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The article by Faleh Jabar is a good article. In essence it is similar to the proposals we have been working on with the Iraqi opposition viz a) Set the objective as arresting Saddam Hussain and the top people in the regime b) Provide support for the opposition he says: Such continued pressure, a political onslaught, should be backed by threat of force. A few warning shots may well be sufficient. This would help split the ruling group and >embolden the people to take matters into their hands. === Where we add to his proposals is in having mechanisms for protecting those who might be at risk of revenge attacks. (amongst other things) The opposition propose an amnesty for those apart from the ones at the top of the regime. There needs to be some scheme for protecting those who are part of the regime, but at a lower level. _______________________________________________ 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