Cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 7804 posts, RR: 54 Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2704 times:
I'm sure there is plenty of money to be made flying Iraqis and others in and out of Iraq - before the US imposed sanctions, Iraqi Airways flew to Brazil, Japan and of course all over Europe and the ME. I hope it's possible to safely open Basra (and Baghdad) as soon as possible - another step for Iraq becoming a normal country again.
PS Jaspike, I think Basra would be more interesting than Nottingham! I'd go for a look around.
fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 12673 posts, RR: 13 Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2634 times:
As many of you may know, Basra is the major shipping harbor for oil and other goods for Iraq. As it is close to Kuwait and quite distant from Bagdad, it is being redeveloped quite early, to get trade going, especially the oil shipping. So it is natural that getting the airport going soon will have a beneifcial affect in that redevelopment and investment there, and to get Iraq back on it's own feet.
Slider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6624 posts, RR: 36 Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2413 times:
Jaspike, the world isn't you... open your mind!!!
Yeah Jaspike....why wouldn't you want to go to an overly hostile place, where guerilla terrorist tactics have been ongoing for months killing thousands of innocent civilians, (including another bombing at a hotel today), where political, religious extremist, and military forces are all embroiled in a maelstrom of chaos?