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>If one reads the =B3roadmap=B2, it is readily apparent >that it builds on a false premise to reach an >unbelievable conclusion. The premise is that the problem >in Israel/Palestine is Palestinian resistance to the >36-year-long occupation, not the occupation itself. The If we wish to judge what the US will do in Iraq, we can look at the implementation of the "roadmap". Consider the following story about the number of settlements increasing rather than decreasing. With the parallel paths of Sharon and Bush, US troops being trained by the Israelis, policies of assasination with little regard for "collateral damage", and the other connections, I can't feel too badly about letting a bit of Palestine sneak into an Iraq-centered list, since one does indeed seem to inform the other -- as hinted at by the heading of the original posting. The lesson the Arabs are no doubt taking, as are many others, is don't expect justice from the US and when it speaks, don't believe it, but rather try to figure out what is behind the lie. =*=*=*=*=*=*=*= WEEKDAY PRESS PICKS FROM THE ELECTRONIC INTIFADA AND ELECTRONIC IRAQ http://electronicIntifada.net http://electronicIraq.net _______________________________ 14 July 2003 [...] Islamic Republic News Agency (Iran) 10 July 2003 http://palestinechronicle.com/article.php?story=20030710173516592 "The movement pointed out in a report published Thursday that the number of new Jewish-only settlement outposts has actually increased and not decreased since the Aqaba Summit .." OCCUPIED JERUSALEM - The Israeli peace group, Peace Now, has accused Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon of lying and misleading world public opinion regarding the removal of colonial outposts in the West Bank. The movement pointed out in a report published Thursday that the number of new Jewish-only settlement outposts has actually increased and not decreased since the Aqaba Summit conference on June 4. Peace Now spokesman Yariv Oubenheimer said the Israeli army removed just eight small outposts last month. He added that in return for the dismantled outposts, Jewish settlers have erected ten outposts in the same period, mostly likely with the Israeli army knowledge and tacit approval. He pointed out that only one small populated outpost was removed. The Israeli regime has been giving the misleading impression that it is removing and dismantling settlements when in fact the opposite is true. The apartheid regime has built as many as 200 Jewish settlements and towns throughout the West Bank and Gaza Strip, effectively killing the prospect of creating a viable Palestinian state in the occupied territories. The settlements, linked by an extensive net of Jewish-only roads bypassing and often encircling Palestinian population centers, have nearly ghettoized Palestinian towns, cutting them off from each other. ________________________________________________________________ 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 email@example.com All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk