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[ This message has been sent to you via the CASI-analysis mailing list ] I posted this at the beginning of October. I'd add to what Daniel has said by pointing out that electricity is also cut off. It is also a tactic used by the British. The US & UK keep very quiet about this. They also want to control the media when attacking somewhere. They were incandescent over the Al Jazeera correspondent being in Falluja when they were 'pacifying' it the last time. eg the hospital closed off, army snipers killing civilians etc ------- Forwarded message follows ------- It does seem to be policy to cut off water and electricity to the civilian population when attacking a country or a city. The British certainly did it against Basra. From the Independent: "CNN television was told by one man that his sister-in-law and her six daughters were killed when the vehicle they were travelling in was hit by an US air strike. Aid organisations said there was acute concern about continuing lack of water and electricity in Samarra and the difficulties faced by people attempting to seek medical treatment. More than 500 families had fled the city." Mark Parkinson Bodmin Cornwall Mark Parkinson Bodmin Cornwall _______________________________________ 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