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>I must admit that I continue to be puzzled. The >sanctions, seemingly in defiance of the original mandate, >have been lifted but control of the economics of >the situation have effectively been turned over to the >country which illegally attacked and now occupies. In other words, perhaps, where formerly the US controlled the economy of Iraq indirectly through the UN, it now controls it directly? >Does this make sense to anyone? Could anyone >explain to me what the security council was thinking. It cuts out the middlemen -- no UN, no Saddam: lower the overhead. Corporate consolidation. I'm thinking the SC was thinking get out from between the predator and it's prey. ________________________________________________________________ The best thing to hit the internet in years - Juno SpeedBand! Surf the web up to FIVE TIMES FASTER! Only $14.95/ month - visit www.juno.com to sign up today! _______________________________________________ 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