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[ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] The UN compensation commission (UNCC) spokesman Joe Sills said that it expected to take $600m from Iraq this year. This is over twice the amount requested in the UN's new appeal for $259m to meet a shortfall in humanitarian funding this year. This fiasco is reminiscent of the 8th of April: US troops were taking control of Baghdad, Kofi Annan had a fresh mandate for control of the Oil-for-Food fund, the UN was launching a flash appeal for humanitarian aid... and $870m was paid from Oil-for-Food to the UNCC and thence to Kuwait, Britain, France, America etc. The Iraqi people would be perfectly able to look after themselves if they were not forced to continue paying Saddam's reparations and debts, for which they are not responsible. For more info see Jubilee Iraq (www.jubileeiraq.org <http://www.jubileeiraq.org/> ) Justin _______________________________________________ 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