posted on Sep, 18 2002 @ 06:24 PM
Kano, i think it was beyond Saddam's control. he had to let them back in to avoid a war with the US, which like you said he doesn't want...but
he's running out of time, options, and friends so maybe he's a little scared too.
TC, it has always been the policy of this country to economically isolate countries we are at odds with such as what has been done to Cuba and Iraq.
denying the people of that country economic growth and restricting trade in goods, information, technology, and medicine is what one means when one
talks of sanctions. but, with Iraq it's difficult because of the oil situation--thus, oil for food-this way he sees no economic growth from trade.
this tactic has a double edged effect on the population, they could blame the sanctions (UN/US), or the dictator, or both for the lousy situation
they are forced to live within.
OPEC is an underground international government administration. hahaha, they are given their rights by our governments, recognized by our
governments, they can only do what our governments allow, by law. OPEC isn't to blame for anything. when we war/murder for resources it's for our
lively-hood, our way of life not because of OPEC. so if the Bushies take the reports and advice from OPEC and decide to war/murder in the middle east
or Africa or anywhere else...it's not for OPEC it's for their jobs and industry and basically what can be seen as the overall good of a country
whose very survival is dependant upon a scarce natural resource.