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With all due respect to Sayyid Nasrallah he, understandably, has a one-agenda policy. It is well documented that he has never mentioned the suffering of Iraqis under Saddam Hussein when he talks of the former dictator - because he doesn't want to infuriate his Palestinian supporters since this would damage his agenda. He's saying what his crowd wants to hear. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Mark Parkinson" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: <email@example.com> Sent: Wednesday, September 03, 2003 10:02 PM Subject: Re: [casi] Bomb in Najaf has kills 82, including leading Shia - FT > On 29 Aug 2003 at 19:46, Yasser Alaskary wrote: > > > The fact that it was carried out next to the shrine of Imam Ali means > > it definitely was not a shi'ite group and not a religious sunni group. > > which leaves the primary suspects as saddam followers or wahabis. > > Nasrallah hints at another suspect or even collusion. > > http://188.8.131.52/gsnlib_a/GSN2003/2003_09/20030902/215947.html > > US, Israel stood to gain from Najaf bomb-Hizbollah > > 02.09.2003 1:32:00 Reuters World Report > > BEIRUT, Sept 1 (Reuters) - The leader of Lebanon's Hizbollah > guerrilla group told mourners massed in Beirut that the United States > and Israel had most to gain from the killing of a top Shi'ite cleric > in a car bombing last week in Iraq. > > "The Americans do not want a state in Iraq, they want a splintered > Iraq and the Israelis want to crush Iraq," Hizbollah leader Sheikh > Hassan Nasrallah told about 3,000 Shi'ites gathered in the city's > southern suburbs to mourn Mohammed Baqer al-Hakim. > > "For more than one reason it is in Israel's interests and part of its > plan to kill the leaders that present or even might present a danger > to Israel," Nasrallah said. > > The cleric stopped short of blaming Israel or its main ally the > United States directly for Hakim's killing on Friday in an attack in > Najaf, one of Shi'ite Islam's holiest cities, which killed more than > 80 people. > > Supporters who could not cram into the vast hall where Nasrallah > spoke watched him on television screens in the street outside, many > waving Hakim's picture or black flags. Iraqi mourners held banners > proclaiming their loyalty to Hizbollah. > > Nasrallah, whose Iranian-backed group helped drive Israel out of > southern Lebanon in 2000 after a 22-year occupation, said attacks > such as Hakim's killing or Israeli attacks on Palestinian militant > leaders would strengthen the Arabs. > > "In Palestine today, Israel has taken the decision to cross out the > leaders of Hamas and Islamic Jihad, the leaders of the uprising in > Palestine," Nasrallah said. > > "But this (Arab) nation, in its cultural, emotional and mental make- > up...when it is threatened with death is provoked and when it is > killed it awakens and resurges," he said. > > Nasrallah said such an awakening had started to take place in Iraq as > a result of the killing of Hakim, which was the deadliest attack > since the United States toppled Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein in April. > Washington and members of Iraq's U.S.-appointed governing council > have blamed Saddam loyalists for the attack. > > "Oh Americans and Zionists, no matter how much of our leaders' blood > you spill you cannot impose on us your tyranny or your projects," he > said. > > > > > Mark Parkinson > Bodmin > Cornwall > > > > _______________________________________________ > 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 > _______________________________________________ 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