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At 18:01 09/02/03, Eric Herring wrote: >This is the same revolting Gareth Evans who as Australian Foreign >Minister signed the Timor Gap treaty with Indonesia to cash in on >Indonesia's mass murderous invasion in 1975. Surely not! In a paper http://www.garethevans.dynamite.com.au/speechtexts/et_and_indonesia2609.htm later published in the Australian 27 September 1999 Evans suggests "Successive Australian Governments certainly pursued good relations with Indonesia... But we didn't pursue "Good Relations" as a policy end in itself. It was rather a means to multiple other ends...not least, helping the people of East Timor." He then adds, "Clearly not all these objectives, particularly the last, were fully realized". Comment would be superfluous. Dermot >Australia was the only >country to recognise Indonesia's annexation of East Timor >Eric > >On Mon, 10 Feb 2003 12:32:56 -0500 peter kiernan <firstname.lastname@example.org> >wrote: > > > 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 > >Dr. Eric Herring >Department of Politics >University of Bristol >10 Priory Road >Bristol BS8 1TU >England, UK >Office tel. +44-(0)117-928-8582 >Mobile tel. +44-(0)7771-966608 >Fax +44-(0)117-973-2133 >email@example.com >http://www.bris.ac.uk/Depts/Politics >http://www.ericherring.com/ > >Join the Network of Activist Scholars >of Politics and International Relations (NASPIR)! >http://groups.yahoo.com/group/naspir/ _______________________________________________ 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