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Dear Friends on the CASI Discussion List, First, I want to thank all the folks who responeded to the request for a question requested by Rep. Mckiney's office. The plan was for Rep. McKinney to ask Albright a question about r "Iraq Water Treatment Vulnerabilities". All the suggestions and comments we excellent. I finally settled on a 2 part question resulting from a collaboration with Prof. Gordon and informed by comments from this group. It appears that the House Committee on Foreign Relations made a last minute switch in the topic surrounding Albright's appearance, so there was virtually no mention of Iraq. I am in the process of preparing a sumamry of the info and posting it to my web site for anyone interested. Work continues on the implications of "Iraq Water Treatment Vulnerabilities" and as this jells, I'll post the status of the work or ask one of the people/groups involved to do so. GWU gave Albright an honorary degree in May. This act legitimated her consistant and continuing record of genocide denials (e.g., her successful opposition to last week's U.S. House of Rep. resolution condemneding Turkey's genocide of Armenians; her critical failure to acknowledge genocide in the case of Rwanda when such acknowledgement might have save 100s of 1000s, her genocide denial in the case of East Timor or in the case of the Kurds killed by Turks as oppossed to Iraqi forces and her continuing denial of what Mr. Halliday calls the "slow genocide by sanctions" against Iraq). I am preparing a resolution for the Faculty Senate of George Washington University which seeks to condemn her genocide denial, acknowledges the error of GWU in honoring her, and revoking the honorary degree. As usual, I would appreciate any constructive input re this idea and wonder if any other U. in the US or UK or elsewhere has already taken this step with respect to Albright or persons who use genocide and other human rights violations as mere footballs to score points and thereby perpetuate horror and injustice. Finally, here's my response to Mr. Hain who manages to one-up (or one-down even Albright's State Dept.). Dear Mr. Hain: I though that our own U.S. State Dept. had siezed the low ground for implausible claims and empty propagranda. My hat is off to the UK for topping (or should I say bottoming) even the State Dept. of your former colony. Mr Hain, your claim that data on the high living of Iraqi officials are derived from UN documents, not available the general public is pathetic. Yeah, I guess we need to trust you, Mr. Hain and our own State Dept. on the vital point of who is to blaim. Probably releasing relevant UN data would compromize sources and methods and lead directly to the end of civilization. Question: why do you insult the intelligence of people in this manner? Do you really have such utter contempt for the reasoning power of people? Are you so intent on genocide denial (yes, slow genocide is genocide) that you will stoop to such tactics as the giveing evidence whose plausibility is kept from public view? Are you blind to the fact that the very US-UK alliance which helped smash German genocide 55 years ago continues to dispense it's own more focus-group-acceptable version of the final solution upon the people of Iraq? You and your colleagues have achieved at least half a Hitler unit of dead Iraqi kid under the age of 5. (The National Halocaust Mueseum in Washington puts the number of Jewish kids under 12 killed in the Hitler's death camp at 1.2 million. They can't say what % of the children were under 5). What will satisfy you, full parity with Hitler? Shame! Shame! Thomas J. Nagy, Ph.D. George Washington University, Washington, D.C. (my views, not those of my university which relies on gov. grants). cc: Your senior partners in the U.S. State Dept.; UK-US media, members of Congress who nominally represent me as a constituent. Milan Rai wrote: > If anyone wants to go to the FCO web site to see Hain's edited highlights in > the original, the address is http://www.fco.gov.uk/news/newstext.asp?4289 > > Cheers > > Mil > > Milan Rai > Joint Coordinator > Voices in the Wilderness UK > National Office > 16B Cherwell St, Oxford OX4 1BG > > Personal contact details > 158 Springfield Road, Brighton BN1 6DG > ph/fax 01273 508 331 pager 01523 746 462 > > -- > ----------------------------------------------------------------------- > 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://www.casi.org.uk -- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- This is a discussion list run by the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq For removal from list, email email@example.com Full details of CASI's various lists can be found on the CASI website: http://www.casi.org.uk