The following is an archived copy of a message sent to a Discussion List run by the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq.
Views expressed in this archived message are those of the author, not of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq.
[Main archive index/search] [List information] [Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq Homepage]
The International Crisis group, a political advocacy NGO, has released a report on the activities of Ansar al-Islam in Kurdish northern Iraq, and its alleged links with the Baghdad govt. One of their conclusions is- "This is a region outside Baghdad's control and we see no evidence that Ansar has a strategic alliance with Saddam Hussein. There is no question that the group has brought misery to many people in the area it controls, but it is highly unlikely that Ansar al-Islam is anything more than a minor irritant in local Kurdish politics". For the full report, check www.crisisweb.org. The website also has an interesting op-ed piece from Gareth Evans, the ICG president and former foreign minister of Australia, looking at the legality of a state launching a pre-emptive invasion. Peter Kiernan _______________________________________________ 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