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Phil agreed for the letter before action to be on the web. It is now available at: http://sf.indymedia.org/news/2003/01/1566404.php Whether Germany is chair of the Security Council or not which may be the case in February is not a key issue. If the matter would be vetoed by either France, China or Russia then it would not be proposed so the Security Council would not be part of it. There are many different perspectives on the matter of Iraq. These have crystalised around the issue of a Security Council resolution. Personally I do not think that is the only issue. [Thanks to Andy for mentioning Romania and Bulgaria (and the US).] The troops would not be ready for a mass invasion this week. They are probably not going to be ready fully until March although a Rolling Start on or around 14th Feb (After the end of Hajj) is what is expected. (Hajj is the annual pilgrimage to Mecca - one of the five pillars of Islam) I think it is still possible to divert the US away from a mass bombing and invasion (which according to some reports still includes power and water) towards support for an insurrection. _______________________________________________ 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