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Dear Li, Cathy, Dermot etc., Yes certainly others are (contributing troops- few and more so specialist units), but as Chirac "asked", best that they keep silent. It's very hard to walk a diplomatic tightrope when people are pulling at both sides. Perhaps it is best worth noting that few are talking up support for the US, and not entering into the American game of making pawns of some of them. Some do not ask for financial rewards. I know intentions may be good in trying to avert war, but I prefer not to imply that because one or two countries will receive donations (even Turkey with its vast package will lose out by the war) or compensation that all are acting on greed.(The US has helped some countries in the past in no small way- some feel a debt of freedom and security; equally for some they cannot take political Blair-like risks and ally themselves beside Russia). Sorry if I sound negative, Hope all is well, Andy. P.S. A couple of examples: Lithuania (its small number of troops are peacekeeping in Afghanistan)- sending doctors (dentists I was told) Poland approx 200 troops (unconfirmed) Czech Republic- a chemical weapons response unit. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Li Saavedra" <email@example.com> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Wednesday, March 19, 2003 3:13 PM Subject: [casi] How much are we payin our "allies"? > Can anyone give me the figures for what the U.S. is > paying the following "allies"? > > Afghanistan, Albania, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, > Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, > Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Georgia, > Hungary, Italy, Japan (post conflict), South Korea, > Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Netherlands, Nicaragua, > Philippines, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey, > United Kingdom, Uzbekistan. > > I see they're calling Turkey one of the allies, but I > thought that was still a flux situation. I don't > think anyone's altered the figure for popular > opposition: 94 percent. > > At any rate, the figures would help in documenting all > this. Also, whether anyone but Bulgaria and Australia > are sending any troops. > > Thanks you, > Lisa > http://www.americaheldhostile.com/ed031903.shtml > > ===== > "They [most followers of Christ around the world] know that when Jesus said: 'Suffer the little children to come unto me for theirs is the Kingdom of > Heaven,' he did not mean sending them there prematurely in wooden boxes." > > (Linda Heard, "Are You a Friend of Freedom," ONLINE JOURNAL, January 23, > 2003) > > __________________________________________________ > Do you Yahoo!? > Yahoo! Platinum - Watch CBS' NCAA March Madness, live on your desktop! > http://platinum.yahoo.com > > _______________________________________________ > 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 > _______________________________________________ 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