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Dear Philippa Winkler & All, Philippa, is it really feasible to debate ALL evils, every time one deals with a single misdeed? Doesn't that spell out cerebral overload? Like blinkered horses, as not to be distracted, we, too, need to be focused. This website, as I understand, is about Iraq, since the Gulf War, with various implications. It would be preposterous, for us, to be dealing with all global problems, since the beginnings of history, however strong the links. No-one, I hope, is saying it's easy to persuade those mongering in warfare that their deeds result in untold suffering, and death, for thousands, frequently innocent of any alleged crimes. But what is the alternative? To, fired by revenge, create similar havoc as your foes, thus adding to the misery? To see Halabjah as a 'red herring', i.e. some demonic dream, bearing no relationship with reality, if you really meant it, would be cynicism beyond belief - someone has been responsible for the unbelievably callously inflicted crimes against humanity. But maybe you have never seen pictures, nor films, from Halabjah, as some of us have. You propose suggestions, how we should deal with the many ills of the world, such as such as disregarding sanctions. That could be one way - but however we choose to respond to the, very serious, challenges, hopefully, it will be well thought out, guided by our sense of justice and truth. It appears that you have been involved, since 1966, perhaps before, in chipping away at violations of human rights, including the inhumane, and notorious, sanctions against Iraq. Without such, seemingly thankless, endeavours, this planet would, surely, be an even more sorrowful place to inhabit. - Greetings, Bert Gedin. _________________________________________________________________ Join the world’s largest e-mail service with MSN Hotmail. http://www.hotmail.com -- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- This is a discussion list run by the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq For removal from list, email email@example.com CASI's website - www.casi.org.uk - includes an archive of all postings.