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I'm entirely in favour of this action, and I'll take part in it. I pondered this paragraph, though: "The government has consistently prioritised disarmament issues over humanitarian issues. Call upon Tony Blair to support the 'de-linking' of the inspection crisis from the humanitarian crisis, as suggested by former UN Humanitarian Coordinators for Iraq Denis Halliday and Hans von Sponeck, and supported by Richard Butler" I don't think that the present policy towards Iraq does prioritise disarmament issues - even if we ignore the fact that the US/UK and their Turkish ally are making war on Iraq. The only weapons that the sanctions (allegedly) are aimed at are those of 'mass destruction' and the long range delivery systems that can be used to export these and other weapons. Weapons that have destroyed masses of Iraqis - machine guns, helicopters, tanks - are fine. Further the definition of 'mass destruction' is rather odd. The US/UK have used a nuclear weapon - depleted uranium - against Iraq, and have systematically blocked the Iraqis from taking part in decontamination exercises. There is, we know, not committment to humanitarianism. But it doesn't look like the US/UK have a committment to disarmament either, save only to a very twisted and truncated version. This leaves the military terror of the US/UK and their client states unthreatened, while the terror of the Iraqi regime against the mass of the Iraqi people is not curbed. The truth of this policy was demonstrated in 1991 by the infamous 'helicopter order'. The US/UK are quite happy for the Ba'athist regime to be armed against the people in Iraq: they are only unhappy at Iraqi weapons that threaten their own hegemony. A strange sort of disarmament. Remember that 661 also provided for Iraqi disarmament in the context of a Middle-East wide ban on weapons of mass destruction. Did Butler go to Dimona? Chris Williams -- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- This is a discussion list run by the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq For removal from list, email firstname.lastname@example.org Full details of CASI's various lists can be found on the CASI website: http://welcome.to/casi