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[ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] Dear List, I have just been watching Zorba. I great movie.. it made weep and smile simultaneously. I had seen it before, and I knew how it would end. And the feeling that I had when watching Zorba reminded me of the feeling I had when I took a car drive in Baghdad during dawn of the 18 of march. Just few minutes after Bush’s speech and after a long sleepless night, I just felt that I needed some fresh air and to see my Baghdad for one last time. Driving my car a long the Tigris, I just cold not resist seeing the bombs falling, and it made me cry. And I could see it coming just as watching an old movie.. I could see the troubles coming, after the bombs, I could see the unrest, the plunder, and the lynching. And what made me cry was that I could not do anything about it except packing my stuff and taking the last flight out of Baghdad! I am an old member in the list but this is the first time I write here as I have some urgent thoughts that I would like to share with you. I would like to suggest that we redirect our attention and energy from trying to stop the sanction to trying to stop the rip-off of the Iraqi people. I think that most of you would agree that sanctions will not be an issue within few months from now. The coming issue would be how Iraq would be run, who would be running Iraq, how to prevent the rip-off of the Iraqi people. Therefore, I suggest establishing an international group that would monitor the developments in Iraq and the would work in achieving the following: 1. As the war was not the only way to solve the crisis and to get of the Baath regime, and as it was the US (and UK) that unilaterally started the war, the US (and UK) should be held accountable for the consequences of the war. And, hence the US (and UK) should: - be responsible of financing the war and not to be allowed to send the bill to any future Iraqi (puppet) government, - The US should be responsible for financing the rebuilding of Iraq to its pre-war condition, and - The US should compensate the Iraqi civilians for any negative physical, psychological, and financial consequences caused by the war. 2. The Iraqi people earn their right to choose a democratic and independent government. 3. Foreign powers (specifically US and UK) are not allowed to “rip-off” the wealth of Iraq. Dear friends, Iraqis inside Iraq are tiered, isolated, badly informed, and powerless. They could be fooled by chocolate and candy bars, and it is our duty to safeguard their rights until they can stand on there own feet. Iraq’s future is being planned in closed rums and I find hard not to bother. Therefore, I suggest to form a group aimed at achieving the objectives mentioned above, or including the objectives above in CASI. Looking forward to hear what you think! Kind regards, HKa Gå före i kön och få din sajt värderad på nolltid med Yahoo! Express _______________________________________________ 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