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May I share this interesting piece, with the list, the contact was made following 'The Guardian'/Geraldine Brooks contoversy. B.G. >From: Alan Bickley <firstname.lastname@example.org> >To: Bert Gedin <email@example.com> >Subject: Re: Adding to Iraqi Misery! >Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2002 11:12:07 -0400 > >Ms. Brooks' essay appeared in the Los Angeles Times on 6 January. Two of >her >pieces were transmitted by Commondreams.org last autumn, and when I rebuked >that >website's editor for cluttering up bandwidth with her bloody-minded >war-mongering, he asserted that I could not have seen her material on >Commondreams. Brooks evidently has been currying favor with fence-sitters >by >writing lachrymose accounts of the oppression of women in the Arab world. >The >plight of women in the Arab world certainly deserves he attention of all >right-thinking people, but surely the appropriate strategy is not bombing. > >Alan Bickley >Westmoorings, Trinidad > >Bert Gedin wrote: > > > Typed & delivered last night (whilst burning the midnight oil!): to 'The > > Guardian', letters page. B.G. > > > > Dear Sir, > > During the Gulf War, the Iraqi people were decieved by their Western > > friends; having first been encouraged to arise against the Iraqi regime, > > whereupon the West turned it's back, causing untold destruction to those >who > > had folowed the clarion call. Since then, throughout some eleven years, > > Iraqis have suffered constant low-level bombings and sanctions. Many > > thousands have perished, not least the most vulnerable. > > The infrastructure of Iraq is largely destroyed. A Middle East 'expert', > > ex-correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, now advocates further >warfare > > against Iraq, she believes this would be (sic) helpful to the people. >Think > > again, Geraldine! To 'The Guardian': Your standards are slipping! > > > > Sincerely, > > Bert Gedin, > > Birmingham, U.K. > > > > _________________________________________________________________ > > Send and receive Hotmail on your mobile device: http://mobile.msn.com > > > > -- > > ----------------------------------------------------------------------- > > This is a discussion list run by the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq > > For removal from list, email firstname.lastname@example.org > > CASI's website - www.casi.org.uk - includes an archive of all postings. _________________________________________________________________ Get your FREE download of MSN Explorer at http://explorer.msn.com/intl.asp.
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