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Iraq Plans to Send 10,000 Students to Colleges in U.S., Abroad [The Coming Muslim Flood?]
FoxNews ^ | July 25th 2009

Posted on 07/25/2009 12:47:51 PM PDT by Steelfish

Iraq Plans to Send 10,000 Students to Colleges in U.S., Abroad

July 25, 2009

WASHINGTON — Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki says his country plans to send up to 10,000 Iraqi students a year to colleges in the United States, Britain, Canada and Australia over the next five years as a part of a new scholarship program.

Al-Maliki says stability in Iraq has allowed the country to focus on education after years of war.

He says there's great ambition behind the new program "because our needs are great."

The Iraqi government is funding the scholarship program. It will allow students to earn bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees.

The country plans to start with about 500 students in U.S. and British schools this fall.

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KEYWORDS: foreignstudents; highereducation; iraq; scholarship; tm
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1 posted on 07/25/2009 12:47:52 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Please, please... if the degrees are to be in marshmallow subjects (such as the idiot Gates tries to teach at Harvard), send them somewhere else than the US.

There is no need to support the weeds currently infesting our universities. Let’s let most of the idiot course departments die quietly.

And - a sincere note of apology to the many, many talented and accomplished English majors, etc., out there. You know you’re good, and I know you’re contributing much to the country.

However, it appears that Harvard, Yale, Colorado University, etc. don’t know who you are, and choose to hire the losers.


2 posted on 07/25/2009 12:53:40 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Da Coyote

Then they will get degrees and open more liquor and deli stores....and never leave..


3 posted on 07/25/2009 12:55:48 PM PDT by JoanneSD
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To: Steelfish
Ahhhh "Muslim flood" hysteria.

I'd be more worried about the 10,000 Saudi students.

Vet them properly... and since the Iraqi Government is paying, they should be welcome. Education is a fine way of raising a new generation for Iraq.

The only downside I see is that they will be made more Anti-American by visiting liberal-dominated campuses.

I remember the case of a Kuwaiti student in California, who wrote a very pro-American essay... and was bashed viciously by his liberal prof.

4 posted on 07/25/2009 12:57:13 PM PDT by SolidWood (Sarah Palin: "Only dead fish go with the flow!")
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To: Steelfish

Now is the time that we need the crusades, and 52% of our fellow countryman elected Suleiman the (not so)Magnificent.


5 posted on 07/25/2009 12:57:21 PM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Steelfish

Hey great!!!! Besides the free education (which we pay) let’s throw in free healthcare, let them bring their entire families, put them at the head of the line for jobs, give them all union benefits and we can throw in welfare for those that can’t or won’t work, give them citizenship so they can vote for the DemocRATS. Great country here in Obama-land.


6 posted on 07/25/2009 12:57:28 PM PDT by kenmcg (THE)
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To: Da Coyote

Or maybe they’re coming here to study Engineering and Geology and Mathematics? No need to assume the worst. After all, where else would they go to get the knowledge to run their country, seein’s how we liberated them and all?


7 posted on 07/25/2009 12:58:32 PM PDT by saganite (What would Sully do?)
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To: saganite

Don’t try to use reason... some are too occupied with their hysteria.


8 posted on 07/25/2009 1:00:57 PM PDT by SolidWood (Sarah Palin: "Only dead fish go with the flow!")
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To: Steelfish

I have a better idea: Let’s send the Ward Churchills, Gates etc. types OVER THERE to teach (one way tickets of course)


9 posted on 07/25/2009 1:04:02 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Hey............How's that Hope and Change Thingy workin' for ya?)
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To: Steelfish
Cuban boat lift, get the trouble makers out and keep them out. More welfare clients on the way!!
10 posted on 07/25/2009 1:05:29 PM PDT by org.whodat (Vote: Chuck De Vore in 2012.)
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To: SolidWood

I know what you mean. Sometimes I just have to shake my head.


11 posted on 07/25/2009 1:06:25 PM PDT by saganite (What would Sully do?)
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To: saganite
yeah ok.......considering our schools are teaching more about how to correctly apply condoms instead of math, science etc. What a wonderful tribute to American Academia
12 posted on 07/25/2009 1:06:27 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Hey............How's that Hope and Change Thingy workin' for ya?)
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To: saganite

Agree totally. I just want to keep them out of academic “disciplines” which are nothing of the sort.


13 posted on 07/25/2009 1:06:50 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: SolidWood

Not hysteria.......just common sense.


14 posted on 07/25/2009 1:08:27 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Hey............How's that Hope and Change Thingy workin' for ya?)
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To: Steelfish
The Iraqi government is funding the scholarship program. It will allow students to earn bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees.

I think this is a good idea... take for instance Saudi Arabia... most of the college graduates are men... and they all majored in religious studies (guess which one?).

It is so bad that Saudi Arabia has to import specialists to do the work... doctors... engineers... and so on... (I got this from National Geographic several years ago... so I can't provide the link).

15 posted on 07/25/2009 1:14:45 PM PDT by John123 (Turn on your teleprompter Obama and read your lips... "No New Taxes!!")
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To: Outlaw Woman
yeah ok.......considering our schools are teaching more about how to correctly apply condoms instead of math, science etc. What a wonderful tribute to American Academia
You're confusing secondary with post-secondary education. Secondary American education is a basket-case. Post secondary, not so much, but no better than good universities in the rest of the world(outside of MIT and Harvard). Graduate programs are still #1 in the world.
16 posted on 07/25/2009 1:14:54 PM PDT by ketsu (It’s not a campaign. It’s a taxpayer-funded farewell tour.)
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To: Outlaw Woman

Common sense tells me that in order for Iraq to become a functioning non-hostile state, they need a well educated youth. We expect from them to become a western-oriented democracy, yet deny them the means to stand on their feet?

Doesn’t make sense to me. And regarding anti-Americanism... I don’t think that Iraqi students can be any worse than our American campus commies.


17 posted on 07/25/2009 1:15:05 PM PDT by SolidWood (Sarah Palin: "Only dead fish go with the flow!")
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To: Steelfish

I dont think this necessarily a bad thing. My concern would be that Al Qaeda interlopers would be part of the mix.


18 posted on 07/25/2009 1:16:56 PM PDT by DogBarkTree (Support The American Tea Party)
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To: kenmcg
Hey great!!!! Besides the free education (which we pay)

The Fine Article: "The Iraqi government is funding the scholarship program."

???

19 posted on 07/25/2009 1:19:54 PM PDT by Caesar Soze
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To: kenmcg
Hey great!!!! Besides the free education (which we pay) let’s throw in free healthcare, let them bring their entire families, put them at the head of the line for jobs, give them all union benefits and we can throw in welfare for those that can’t or won’t work, give them citizenship so they can vote for the DemocRATS. Great country here in Obama-land.
Here's a dirty little secret about America. Everybody here is an immigrant, it's just a matter of *when* your came. Moreover, the majority of entrepreneurship is done by recent, well-educated (legal) immigrants with strong work ethics. The minute America stops allowing motivated immigrants is the minute it collapses in on itself.
20 posted on 07/25/2009 1:22:39 PM PDT by ketsu (It’s not a campaign. It’s a taxpayer-funded farewell tour.)
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To: SolidWood
Common sense tells me that in order for Iraq to become a functioning non-hostile state, they need a well educated youth. We expect from them to become a western-oriented democracy, yet deny them the means to stand on their feet?

Doesn’t make sense to me. And regarding anti-Americanism... I don’t think that Iraqi students can be any worse than our American campus commies.

Ding ding ding. For the most part, motivated students don't have *time* to be political. They're too busy improving themselves.
21 posted on 07/25/2009 1:24:59 PM PDT by ketsu (It’s not a campaign. It’s a taxpayer-funded farewell tour.)
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To: ketsu

In the past the immigrants all shared a common Judeo-Christian heritage and we had a melting pot in which e pluribus unum was workable. No more. Today we have ghetto enclaves of minorities in Redmond, Freemont, San Jose, Arcadia and the list goes on. This is tailor-made for the Democratic Party that gets it support from racial and tribal groups.


22 posted on 07/25/2009 1:34:59 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Da Coyote

Academic specialties that promote an anti American outlook are already alive and well in Iraq. They have a history of Communism and their govt was closely tied to the Nazis. The Baathists can claim a direct lineage to them. If they want a religious education Madrassas are readily available. They won’t need to come here for an anti American education. They can get that easily enough at home. Concerns about using this program as an entry point for terrorists is legitimate. You’ll just have to rely on your Government to fully vet these students.


23 posted on 07/25/2009 1:36:19 PM PDT by saganite (What would Sully do?)
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To: ketsu

Oh that’s right. The secondary and post secondary.......that’s where they have actual sex demonstration classes and really teach good critical thinking in the form of hating the USA. thanks for the correction because I’m just so confused on the state of education today. I mean I should just look around and see the fine products that are coming out of those institutions.


24 posted on 07/25/2009 1:41:54 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Hey............How's that Hope and Change Thingy workin' for ya?)
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To: Steelfish
In the past the immigrants all shared a common Judeo-Christian heritage and we had a melting pot in which e pluribus unum was workable. No more. Today we have ghetto enclaves of minorities in Redmond, Freemont, San Jose, Arcadia and the list goes on. This is tailor-made for the Democratic Party that gets it support from racial and tribal groups.
Bull hocky. The same retread nativist hooey gets throw out with each wave of immigration and it's just as false each time around. People forget the KKK hated the italians and the irish(evil papists who didn't share our judeo-protestant ethics) and lynched them as well.

Before that it was the germans, etc...

25 posted on 07/25/2009 1:44:28 PM PDT by ketsu (It’s not a campaign. It’s a taxpayer-funded farewell tour.)
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To: SolidWood

I don’t think that Iraqi students can be any worse than our American campus commies.

So let’s put them in with them to cultivate even more hatred and back up what they’ve learned already. You said a mouth full right there......


26 posted on 07/25/2009 1:45:13 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Hey............How's that Hope and Change Thingy workin' for ya?)
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To: Steelfish

Such negativity. I think it’s a good idea. For Iraqis that is. They need people to get experience in a western Democracy... while they can.


27 posted on 07/25/2009 1:45:27 PM PDT by Seruzawa (Obamalama lied, the republic died.)
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To: Outlaw Woman
Oh that’s right. The secondary and post secondary.......that’s where they have actual sex demonstration classes and really teach good critical thinking in the form of hating the USA. thanks for the correction because I’m just so confused on the state of education today. I mean I should just look around and see the fine products that are coming out of those institutions.
Secondary education has always been a prison(the factory model of education) meant to keep kid's hormones from making them unproductive members of society. Back in the day, schools could subject the young prisoners... I mean students to stricter discipline(which they also got at home). Now that we're rich and dissolute nobody's willing to make that commitment anymore.
28 posted on 07/25/2009 1:47:36 PM PDT by ketsu (It’s not a campaign. It’s a taxpayer-funded farewell tour.)
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To: kenmcg
Hey great!!!! Besides the free education (which we pay)...

The article clearly states that the Iraqi government is funding this program.

Most of the Iraqis I know want degrees in engineering or medicine.

A lot of them have these degrees but got them during the Saddam era and they don't equate with the degrees they could get elsewhere.

They want to restore their country to its former days when Baghdad was known as the education center of the east, but they have a lot of other things that need to be fixed first.

29 posted on 07/25/2009 1:49:08 PM PDT by Allegra ( Socks)
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To: Steelfish

These kids lived through hell on earth and now they’re going to be punished by putting them into America’s socialist schools? Shameful


30 posted on 07/25/2009 1:50:28 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: Steelfish

Re: some of the comments on this thread. We overthrow their brutal dictator, point them in the right direction toward democracy, help them fight off threats to that democracy. Then when they show signs of standing on their own two feet and wanting to join the civilized family of nations, we b*tch about that too. Only on FR.


31 posted on 07/25/2009 1:52:37 PM PDT by balch3
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To: Outlaw Woman
I have a better idea: Let’s send the Ward Churchills, Gates etc. types OVER THERE to teach (one way tickets of course)

Ehh...no, thanks.

The coalition just got rid of most of the terrorists here.

We don't need a new breed of scum to follow.

32 posted on 07/25/2009 1:53:46 PM PDT by Allegra ( Socks)
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To: MHGinTN

We have a bad record when it comes to influencing foreign students favorably. Instead, they end up being brainwashed at our universities by left-wing faculty.

Many foreign students comes here, and are aghast at the low morals of American youth, and their general laziness. They go home with a poorer view of Americans than before.

Remember that Kwame Nkrumah went to college here.


33 posted on 07/25/2009 1:56:37 PM PDT by docbnj
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To: balch3
Re: some of the comments on this thread. We overthrow their brutal dictator, point them in the right direction toward democracy, help them fight off threats to that democracy. Then when they show signs of standing on their own two feet and wanting to join the civilized family of nations, we b*tch about that too. Only on FR.

I honestly believe there are people who think we are still at war against Iraq. It boggles the mind.

Iraq is an ally now.

34 posted on 07/25/2009 1:59:36 PM PDT by Allegra ( Socks)
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To: Steelfish
Millions of Americans can no longer afford to go to our own colleges and Universities....Yet our government supports 10,000 Iraqi students a year, to occupy *our* schools?
35 posted on 07/25/2009 2:01:35 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: dragnet2

Well, Virginia just closed a good portion of the Highway Rest Areas but were (are) able to shift some of the blame to the Fed because private enterprise can’t operate businesses or rest areas on Interstates.
But we can locate former (and future) enemies and students here on our dime.....
Something terribly wrong with this scenario...


36 posted on 07/25/2009 2:07:58 PM PDT by xrmusn
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To: xrmusn
But we can locate former (and future) enemies and students here on our dime.....

From the article, right up at the top of this page:

"The Iraqi government is funding the scholarship program."

Their former regime was our enemy. They are no longer in power.

As for the future, I can't predict it. But I suspect you can't either.

37 posted on 07/25/2009 2:15:33 PM PDT by Allegra ( Socks)
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To: Allegra

I’m all for this. Education and exposure to a western democracy is never a bad thing! Very good idea!!


38 posted on 07/25/2009 2:19:23 PM PDT by arkfreepdom
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To: xrmusn
Well, Virginia just closed a good portion of the Highway Rest Areas but were (are) able to shift some of the blame to the Fed because private enterprise can’t operate businesses or rest areas on Interstates. But we can locate former (and future) enemies and students here on our dime..... Something terribly wrong with this scenario...
Read the article. The Iraqi government is paying.
39 posted on 07/25/2009 2:20:40 PM PDT by ketsu (It’s not a campaign. It’s a taxpayer-funded farewell tour.)
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To: kenmcg
Hey great!!!! Besides the free education (which we pay) let’s throw in free healthcare, let them bring their entire families, put them at the head of the line for jobs, give them all union benefits and we can throw in welfare for those that can’t or won’t work, give them citizenship so they can vote for the DemocRATS. Great country here in Obama-land.

This is also in the article.

The Iraqi government is funding the scholarship program. It will allow students to earn bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees.

Reading is your friend.

40 posted on 07/25/2009 2:21:23 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: dragnet2
Millions of Americans can no longer afford to go to our own colleges and Universities....Yet our government supports 10,000 Iraqi students a year, to occupy *our* schools?
What part of "the Iraqi government is paying" didn't you understand? Also these scholarships are for *study abroad*, not just study in America.
41 posted on 07/25/2009 2:21:54 PM PDT by ketsu (It’s not a campaign. It’s a taxpayer-funded farewell tour.)
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To: Allegra
I pass by a local bar/restaurant most every afternoon and there has been some moron there several times a week with a bumper sticker that says:

Another veteran
against the Iraq war.

I am sometimes tempted to stop, ask who owns the truck and ask him if he thinks we're still at war, plus ask him who the other two veterans are........

42 posted on 07/25/2009 2:23:36 PM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: ketsu

Sure, like they paid us for ‘liberating’ them.

Isn’t that like getting assistance to pay your light bill while you upgrade your cable to include the movie package?


43 posted on 07/25/2009 2:24:37 PM PDT by xrmusn
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To: ketsu
Millions of Americans can no longer afford to go to our own colleges and Universities....Yet our government supports 10,000 Iraqi students a year, to occupy *our* schools?

What part of "the Iraqi government is paying" didn't you understand? Also these scholarships are for *study abroad*, not just study in America.

I don't care if the sultan of swing is paying.

Fact is millions of our own people can no longer afford to go to their own schools...

We need to educate our own people, make our schools affordable to them, not foreigners. Ya got a problem with that?

44 posted on 07/25/2009 2:28:41 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: ketsu
Notice how all the people making the dumbass comments are the ones who clearly have not read the article?

Methinks these are also the people who believe stuff because the media says it.

;-)

45 posted on 07/25/2009 2:31:15 PM PDT by Allegra ( Socks)
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To: ketsu

Here’s a dirty little secret about America. Everybody here is an immigrant, it’s just a matter of *when* your came.

Sorry Kudzu, you are wrong. The American Indians were here before this land was a nation.

I agree with you that the Iraqis should be motivated. I think you would agree with me that the 19 murderers on the four planes on 9/11 were motivated also. Don’t you agree?

Also, how many of those murderers were here on student passports?


46 posted on 07/25/2009 2:40:47 PM PDT by Know et al (Everything I know I read in the newspaper and that's the reason for my ignorance: Will Rogers)
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To: xrmusn
Sure, like they paid us for ‘liberating’ them.

Isn’t that like getting assistance to pay your light bill while you upgrade your cable to include the movie package?

I think keeping China, Europe and the Russkies out was sufficient payment.
47 posted on 07/25/2009 2:41:26 PM PDT by ketsu (It’s not a campaign. It’s a taxpayer-funded farewell tour.)
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To: Know et al
I think you would agree with me that the 19 murderers on the four planes on 9/11 were motivated also. Don’t you agree?

Not a single one of them was from Iraq.

48 posted on 07/25/2009 2:43:35 PM PDT by Allegra ( Socks)
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To: Know et al
Sorry Kudzu, you are wrong. The American Indians were here before this land was a nation.

I agree with you that the Iraqis should be motivated. I think you would agree with me that the 19 murderers on the four planes on 9/11 were motivated also. Don’t you agree?

Also, how many of those murderers were here on student passports?

1. Indians came from Siberia too. Again, just a matter of time. If you want to play silly semantic games about the foundation of a nation determining immigrant status go ahead.

2. I agree that you're mentally deficient. How many Iraqis flew on the planes? How many bombs did we drop on Mecca?

3. So? Given how porous our border is I think we sound be more worried about terrorists coming form down south, than worrying about (substantially vetted) students.

More cheese with your whine?

49 posted on 07/25/2009 2:47:43 PM PDT by ketsu (It’s not a campaign. It’s a taxpayer-funded farewell tour.)
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To: Allegra
Notice how all the people making the dumbass comments are the ones who clearly have not read the article?

Methinks these are also the people who believe stuff because the media says it.

;-)

LOL... pretty soon they'll have to progandize via the "simple english" wikipedia. WTF is wrong with these people?
50 posted on 07/25/2009 2:49:11 PM PDT by ketsu (It’s not a campaign. It’s a taxpayer-funded farewell tour.)
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