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[ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] Dear Friends, The lifting of sanctions in Iraq has raised for me some questions. Colin Rowat, anyone? 1) Is it fair to the people of Iraq that, with Saddam Hussein's regime toppled, 5% of its oil sales will continue to go to the UN Compensation Commission? 2) Does anyone know what Iraq's $400 billion debt includes? Money legitimately owed Russia from before the first Gulf War? Money for reparations for damages done by Iraq during the first Gulf War-also under the toppled Saddam Hussein? 3) Who has the authority, or claims they have the authority, to manage or forgive Iraq's $400 billion debt? a) With Saddam Hussein gone, why isn't Iraq's slate wiped clean of debt to give the Iraqi people a fresh start? 4) As CASI announced in its most recent press release, with sanctions on Iraq lifted, CASI's mission will soon be over. Because, as a writer, I intend to continue tracking what's going on in Iraq, I will miss the up-to-the-minute newspaper articles and other resources the discussion list brings to our attention, as well as the members opinion on them. Would anyone else besides me like to see CASI converted to something like an "Iraq Monitor" to stay on top of whether or not Iraq is getting a fair shake? Any interest? Best, Suzy _______________________________________________ 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