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Chris Williams wrote: > Foreign invasion has ended oppression some times: .....NATO's invasion of Kosova in 1999 stopped the racist deportation > of Albanians by Serbs and instituted a racist deportation of Serbs and >Gypsies by Albanians But let's not forget that the Nato bombing caused the Serbs to take revenge and deport the Albanians in the first place. In the case of the situation in Iraq, I would say that imposing sanctions against Iraq combined with the U.S. policy of the removal of Saddam from power, provokes Saddam to use more repression to get rid of his internal enemies. Every time someone in Iraq is imprisoned/executed we can't just blame Saddam. We are guilty too. In the 1980s the Soviet government did not help Ortega to fight the Contras, because they knew that the U.S. reaction would be to give even more support to the Contras, resulting in more bloodshed. Not a bad policy for an ``Evil Empire´´. The U.S. doctrine in such situation seems to be to escalate the situation as much as possible and then blame the enemy for all the negative consequences. Saibal -- _____________________________________________________________________ Zon Breedband Family, 2 keer zo snel als alle andere ADSL aanbieders. Voor maar 34 euro per maand. Bestel nu op www.zonnet.nl/breedband Tijdelijk gratis modem en geen aansluitkosten! _______________________________________________ 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