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>From my experience in Turkey during November last when I was part of a team monitoring the Turkish General election on behalf of the Kurdish National Congress I was left in no doubt that any government only governs by permission of the military. The whole country is 'stitched up' by the military. At Diyarbakir, the airport we flew in to, which is more military than civilian, we saw a great deal of military hardware being flown in. All the meetings we had with a wide variety of political and civil groups confirmed the fact that the military control the nation. It is safe therefore to assume that whatever the government decides with regard to military passage for the US it will be the military who ultimately make the definitive decision. Stuart Hemsley _______________________________________________ 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