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[ This message has been sent to you via the CASI-analysis mailing list ] I am reading Tom Young's accounts with a little incredulity. I am also in Baghdad, I spent six months here last year and have been here for a month this year. I was staying in Karada until the Mount Lebanon explosion, which almost blew my windows in, a colleague at the Swan Lake had her window and part of her ceiling land on her. There is a rarely a day, let alone a night with some gun fire or explosion. Both around the Sheraton and Palestine Hotel and most other parts of Baghad. I am also spending sometime in Adhamiya where people don't even look round at the sound of AK's close by. The hospitals are now closed to all inquisitive media, who would get a better idea of casualties and worsening conditions, but the doctors have had pay rises and have been told not to let the media film anything. Casualties do not help to a story of improvements. It may be possible to ignore all of this if you are shut away safely in the Al Hamra.. but to deny its happening!!! I am speechless. Julia Guest _______________________________________ Sent via the CASI-analysis mailing list To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-analysis All postings are archived on CASI's website at http://www.casi.org.uk