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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.< Whenever anyone starts his sentence by “with all due respect”, it indicates he has no respect, and the rest is evident. What Sayyid Nasrallah is accused of also applies to all other Shi’a leaders, especially the Iraqi ones. SCIRI or the Da’wa Party have had only one article on their agenda: overthrowing the regime of Saddam and establishing an Islamic State.. They were prepared to let the Americans kill thousands of Iraqis to achieve that objective.. The late Sayyid Baqir Al-Hakim “never mentioned the suffering” of Shi’a under Al-Saud rule, or the oppression of Shi’a in Bahrain or in Turkey. He too did not want to infuriate his “Bedouin” and American supporters since this would damage his agenda... I don’t remember any condemnation of the murder of over 1.5 million Iraqis through sanctions.. It suited the agenda of SCIRI to cooperate with the US (for the past 12 years as Abdul-Aziz Al-Hakim admitted), and that seems to be accepted. It is accepted to cooperate with the occupier, simply because SCIRI wants so. The late Sayyid Baqir Al-Hakim was quoted as saying “I know that God had forbidden cooperating with the occupier, but I will allow that”.. But it is not accepted to condemn the occupation and call for resistance... I have the greatest admiration and respect for Sayyid Nasrallah, because the man never left his place and ran away, and because he led a party that fought an occupation and forced it into a shameful withdrawal..He is an exemplary leader.. Whoever criticizes Sayyid Nasrallah should have acted better... >He's saying what his crowd wants to hear< It is quite understandable, and it reflects democratic thought. It means that Hizbollah opposes the US/UK occupation, and Sayyid Nasrallah is reflecting their views. The fact that the man listens to his crowd means he is not a dictator; more reason to respect him.. Or should we have a leader who tells us what to do?? Another Saddam, for example?? __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! SiteBuilder - Free, easy-to-use web site design software http://sitebuilder.yahoo.com _______________________________________________ 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