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[ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] hello all could someone please interpret mr cooper's article? i am unable to deduce any thesis that is presented. is he disinterring the "white man's burden" approach? is he proposing a call for "onward christian soldiers"? or is he proposing to advance civilization by deploying western "good laws and good armies" to bring about regime changes? and who is to determine when or which regime needs changing? is a case being made that eu is a superior arbiter than the un?. the article leaves me guessing. however the fractured fairy tales he weaves in interpreting and mireading history does not confuse me. the article is replete with statements lacking in scholarship and intellectual integrity. i am a bit surprised the article is published in the guardian without a challenge to such dishonest statements as.... _____The world we are accustomed to - where every state minds its own business and others have no right to interfere - began to disappear with air travel, the internet, global television. With weapons of mass destruction it is gone forever. Multipolar deterrence in the Middle East would not be stable (the subcontinent is already a worry on its own)_____ where every state etc....? when if ever was that ?where have i been to have missed that? just within the past 50 years, has mr cooper not heard of magsaysay in the philippines, castillo armas in guatemala, suharto in indonesia, reza pahlevi in iran, pinochet in chili, saddam hussein in iraq, the sauds in the arabian peninsula...to name just a few children of the cia? (as the popular socialist mossaddeq of iran was overthrown and the shah was brought back to power, the shah, in thanks, states to kermit roosevelt of the cia : "i owe my throne to god and to you"). _____. Imperial powers bequeathed the nation-state system to their colonies, but it has not worked well in either Africa or the Middle East. On September 11 2001, we understood that failed states, like WMD, could represent a mortal danger._____. bequests indeed. colonialism was very good at cultivating a selected group of subjects, totally acquiescent to colonialist interest, and on focusing emphasis on promoting local religious an ethnic conflicts...hardly a recipe for success after the colonialist was evicted e.g the sunni elites in the middle east; the kurdish-arab conflicts in iraq; the hindu-muslim mutual rejectionists of the subcontinent....is this not currently taking place in occupied iraq? oh which state was responsible for 9/11? and what wmd's? mr cooper has his head hidden ...someplace that i do not dare guess. _____On Europe's borders, a massive effort has been made to prevent Bosnia, Kosovo and Macedonia from becoming failed states i thought these are IN europe...but perhaps mr cooper will admit them...is kosove already a state? i did not know.....but then i do not know why i am commenting about mr cooper...i certainly did not about the similar folks @charter.net. tony _______________________________________________ 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