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[ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] Interesting. On the IPO site (with a stated purpose of: =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*= Mission Statement The IPO is a network of young Iraqi men and women working to promote the establishment of democracy in Iraq. Goals 1. To promote the establishment of a proportional democracy 2. The participation of young Iraqi men and women in the political process 3. The increased understanding amongst young Iraqi men and women about democratic values and civil society =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*= We find the tactics of Saddam as: http://www.iprospect.org.uk/ioe.html =*=*=*=*=*=*=*= The following are direct quotes from Iraqi government <http://www.fas.harvard.edu/%7Eirdp/docs/doc06.html>documents, outlining the plan of action for the Marshes: "Mr. Leader President (May God Preserve him)." Steps include: "technical security operations against terrorist elements in the Marshes, such as poisoning, explosions, and burning of houses against friends and relatives of subversives in the Marsh areas as a lesson to others"; assassination of "hostile elements"; controlling traffic; burning and demolishing houses; use of planes; and "continuing the economic blockade more efficiently to limit provision of their daily living needs," by: withdrawing all food supply agencies, banning the sale of fish, "taking the most severe measures against those who supply food to deserters and unlawful and hostile elements,' prohibiting the traffic of goods, and using tribes. (<http://www.fas.harvard.edu/%7Eirdp/docs/doc06.html>Dated January 30, 1989) =*=*=*=*=*=*=*= Now go over that list again and see how many of those same tactics are used by the Israelis against the Palestinians -- or more recently by the US against Iraqis. _______________________________________________ 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