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ID: 1951
Uid: 9
Author: 0
Category: 40
Title: MAKE SUICIDE BOMBING A CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY
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Body: Join The Simon Wiesenthal Center's Worldwide Campaign To Make Suicide Bombings WHAT IT REALLY IS -- A Crime Against Humanity. <p>Read More <A HREF="http://www.wiesenthal.com"> and Sign the Petition </A><P><!--endFragment--><P>
ID: 1952
Uid: 9
Author: 0
Category: 40
Title: IRAQIS VOTE WITH THEIR FEET
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Body: Unable to speak out freely, they vote with their feet. The number of Afghanis and Iraqis seeking political asylum in Europe has dropped 20%. The present may leave much to be desired. But now they have HOPE. If we trust them enough to empower them with the vote, and do not listen to their callous elite, they will change the Middle East. <P> Today's NYT descirbes that the obligatory carping aside, businessmen are delighted with the new business environment,"no import taxes or bribes, and no fear of government officials suspicious of his foreign dealings." <i> The Christian Science Monitor </I> describes the flood of Iraqi professors returning home. The decade long Iraqi brain drain <A href="http://www.csmonitor.com/2003/1209/p01s03-legn.html"> is over. </A><P>Nothing will stop the criticism which is the by product of free speech than a new target in the form of an ELECTED government. <P><!--endFragment--><P>
ID: 1953
Uid: 9
Author: 0
Category: 40
Title: IRANIAN VOTERS FORCE MODERATION ON THEIR MULLAHS
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Body: Even the minimal power they possess in Iran apparently sufficed for Iran to chose the path of reluctant accommodation instead of the path of confrontation. Note the <a href="http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2003/667/re11.htm"> following: </A><P><blockquote>Meanwhile, Iran is pursuing an effective presence in a number of multilateral venues on popular issues such as the environment and the dialogue of civilisations. <P>"In short, Iran is trying to appear as a new country that combines its Islamic style with modern state practices and values," said one observer."So far it has succeeded and time will tell whether or not it will take further steps in this direction." <P>According to Vice President Abtahi, Iran will have no alternative but to keep walking this path, not only because confrontation would be unwise but because"this is the way the Iranian people want to walk and there is no going back". </blockquote><P><!--endFragment--><P>
ID: 1954
Uid: 9
Author: 0
Category: 40
Title: IBRAHIM ASKS FOR MORE PRESSURE ON EGYPT
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Body: In the meantime, lets listen to the advice of liberals like the prominent Egyptian sociologist Saadeddin Ibrahim who has been calling on the US to make its aid to Arab countries, particularly Egypt, conditional on the national adoption of democratization measures. At the minimum, the US which sends 2 billion dollars a year to Egypt should deduct from that sum the money government appointed editors spend on the printing of anti-American and anti-Semitic diatribes. <P><!--endFragment--><P>
ID: 1955
Uid: 9
Author: 0
Category: 40
Title: TELL IRAQIS THEY DO NOT WISH TO BE AL QAEDA'S BATTLEFRONT
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Body: Finally, we must not forget that the best students of these ideologues are alienated Muslim students living in Europe. They are the ones making their way to Iraq, ready and willing to blow up themselves, coalition members and Iraqi"strangers." After all, their families or friends are unlikely to be amongst the victims. The American commander may be right, their may be only 300 of them, but they are the ones most difficult to deter. So, please, do not ignore them. Advertising the relationship between the"foreignness" of the terrorists will unite the Iraqis against them and make their capture easier. This may disappoint their intelligentsia, but I am sure that the last thing the Iraqi people want, is to become the central battle ground in the war of civilizations. <p>Its time to speak truth to the Iraqi people. <P><!--endFragment--><P>
ID: 1956
Uid: 9
Author: 0
Category: 40
Title: "CALLOUS IDEOLOGUES"
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Body: <p>For decades Arab intellectuals pilloried American foreign policy for putting its need for oil ahead of its democratic ideals in the Middle East. But when America takes up their challenge, their response is best summarized by this <a href="http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2003/667/_press2.htm"> cartoon. </A> It it Asharq Al-Awsat depicts a bald Middle East as having no use for the" comb of democracy" being offered by the United States. <P>America is learning what post Oslo Israelis have learned. Arab intellectuals are too attached to their anti-American and anti Semitic hatreds to take"yes" for an answer. They care nothing for their people whom they readily make into the hostages of terrorists and tyrants for the sake of holding on to their"Dream Palace."
ID: 1957
Uid: 9
Author: 0
Category: 40
Title: INDIA AND TURKEY PROVE THAT DEMOCRACY WORKS
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Body: "Hindu Nationalist Party Makes Unexpected Gains in India Vote" is a headline in today's NYT. What was the reason for the"unexpected" victory? The answer according to the editor of The Indian Express is that this was India's first"quality of life election." For apparently, to get reelected the Indian Nationalist Party"seriously avoided Hindutva (Hinduness) as an issue". In a democracy, the leaders depend on the people and the people are pragmatic and push to the center. Moreover, it should be noted that this pragmatism was reflected in the Party's foreign relations. For just as it was Nixon who went to China, it was Nationalist Vajpayee who not only went to China but also sought to improve his relations with Pakistan while attempting to solve the terrorist issue in Kashmir by building a fence (sounds familiar?) along the line of control. <p>The behavior of Erdogan's Islamic party parallels that of Vajpayee. Erdogan, too, wants to be reelected. So, his rejection of terrorism is fierce and his push to become an EU member unrelenting. Indeed, the recent terrorist attacks may be the help he needed to achieve his goal. At least that seems to be the message of Josca Ficsher's solidarity visit. <p>"Illiberal democracy" is not the problem. The bureaucracy's distrust of the people is. The US should trust the Iraqi people but stay in Iraq to insure that it will not replicate the Palestinian (and Nazi Germany's) experience of one election, one time. The Iraqi wish for peace and prosperity will do the rest. Sorry, if I begin to sound like a broken record but leaders must be made dependent on the people because they are less ideologically motivated than their elites. <P><!--endFragment--><P>
ID: 1958
Uid: 9
Author: 0
Category: 40
Title: BAKER GETS HELP - CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS
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Body: It took a while but the Bush administration seems to be learning China's method of securing allies - using foreign business partners as lobbyists. Anytime the American administration hints at taking any steps to play hard ball with China, American businessmen descend on Washington pleading China's case. <p>The Bush administration sent Powell begging to Europe and got nada. This time, it gave Baker some serious ammunition. Don't be fooled by the good cup bad cop game, the argument reported bellow in Canada - is taking place all over Europe. French and German businessmen are on the phone telling their governments,"I told you so." Unfortunately, in the Middle East, countries like Egypt still get a pass (despite leading the anti-American band wagon in the Arab world) but, then, can their contractors be serious candidates for primary contracts? <p><b>'I told you so,' Klein tells Ottawa Lack of support for Iraq war costing Canada now, premier says</b>That was the title of <i> Edmonton Journal</I><a href="http://www.canada.com/edmonton/edmontonjournal/story.asp?id=99747066-FF18-43B9-B166-1002786F9F84"> story - </A><P><blockquote>Prime Minister Jean Chretien, whom Martin replaces this Friday, downplayed the impact on businesses, saying not many Canadians want to go to Iraq today because it is too dangerous. Firms from all countries are able to become subcontractors. Klein said he warned of the economic risks, earlier this year, if Canada did not support the Americans. The position of the U.S., he said, should figure into Ottawa's decisions about international affairs."I can say it right now, I told you so, that was one of the risks," Klein said."From a political perspective, I can understand the U.S. being miffed ... . I'm speaking for Canadian companies -- I would say to the U.S., 'I can understand your hard feelings.'" Washington appeared Wednesday to soften its position as President George W. Bush phoned the leaders of France, Germany and Russia and promised to"keep lines of communication open" to discuss which countries would be allowed to bid, a White House official said. </Blockquote><P><!--endFragment--><P>
ID: 1959
Uid: 9
Author: 0
Category: 40
Title: IRAQIS, LIKE GERMANS, ARE TIRED OF WAR
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Body: The last thing most Iraqis want is to continue to fight for Saddam. Indeed they resent those urging them to do so. The most pertinent part <a href="http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2003/668/op2.htm"> in this report from Bagdad is </A><P><blockquote>"We did not bring the Americans and the British here," a member of the Iraqi Governing Council told me."It is not us who did so. We did not want them. Saddam brought them here. Many Arab and other countries tried to prevent the war but they all failed to stop the United States. Saddam's forces, which he used to oppress the Iraqis, failed to prevent the occupation... We find it odd that some people, for their own reasons, want the Iraqis to live in a state of constant war for Saddam -- to go to war against Iran, then against Kuwait, then against the United States. Everyone who has accounts to settle with the United States wants the Iraqis to settle these accounts. Where were all these people when Saddam and his henchmen were burying the Iraqis alive? Who is to avenge the Iraqi people, who is to avenge the crimes the ousted regime committed against millions of innocent people? We do not want Iraqi society to be militarised again. We will not allow the henchmen of Saddam, who are regrouping, to tyrannise Iraqis once more." <P>"Those who carry out the sabotage operations are not Iraqis. They are foreigners who come from outside Iraq," a taxi driver told me. It is a common assumption among Baghdad residents that the attacks are mounted by Iranians and by Arabs from beyond Iraq."They come from across the borders to sabotage Iraq. It is not in the culture of Iraqis to blow themselves up. It is not in our culture to kill our compatriots. The man who did such things was Saddam Hussein, and the people who do this now are his accomplices and supporters." </blockquote><P>15,000 marched agaist the sabateurs. More need to do so and often. <P><!--endFragment--><P>
ID: 1960
Uid: 9
Author: 0
Category: 40
Title: STILL, THIS TOO IS PUBLISHED IN THE ARAB WORLD
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Body: <p>Just when we begin to despair, ARAB NEWS publishes <a href="http://www.arabnews.com/?page=7&section=0&article=36661&d=18&m=12&y=2003"> this article. </A> Here are some snipets: <P><blockquote>The jubilation in Baghdad put the Arab media to shame. America, for this brief moment at least if not for longer, is a liberator and not an occupier. I can’t help being smug, since what I saw gave me back some confidence in the possibility of justice in this world. I had almost lost hope. It took George Bush to give me that back. I don’t agree with him on many things, and while many Americans share my stand, I’ll give the man his due. He will go down in Arab history as the liberator of Baghdad, even if the whole mission in Iraq comes to nothing more than this.</blockquote>