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Dear Yasser and all, No one in the world has a worse human rights record than the United States itself. U.S. wars and CIA coups have left behind a trail of unmatched death and destruction from Korea to Angola, from Indonesia to Nicaragua, from Vietnam to Iran. Nor can it be forgotten that U.S. capitalism was erected upon a foundation of genocide against Native peoples and enslavement of millions of African people. And in Iraq itself, the greatest cause of death and suffering is the U.S./UN sanctions blockade that remains in place 11 years after the Gulf War. As former U.S. Atty. Gen. Ramsey Clark said on the fifth anniversary of the war in 1996, "There is no greater violation of human rights anywhere in the world in the last decade of this millennium than the sanctions against Iraq." And right now Palestine is being strangled, blown to pieces and murdered by Zionism, with the aid of the USA. The blockade of Iraq has taken the lives of more than 1.5 million Iraqis, half of them children under the age of five years. As is universally acknowledged, the sanctions blockade only remains in place due to the insistence of Washington. If the given reasons for the ongoing U.S. aggression against Iraq are false, what is really behind the policy? World-dominion and control over Iraqi oil. One expects a demonstration against this atrocities, but what do I read: "some 1,200 people marched through central London demanding the overthrow of....... Iraqi President Saddam Hussein." Is this a new CIA-tactic to convince the British population that they should join forces with the USA and invade Iraq? Greetings to those who oppose to any new war or any foreign intervention in Iraq. I didn't intend to react to this, but reading Ghazwan's reply, I felt I had to support him, and with him the Iraqi people who resist American/UK imperialism for more than 11 years now. Dirk Adriaensens. responsable International Peace Mission 12-27 april 2002. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Yasser Alaskary" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: <email@example.com> Cc: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Sunday, April 07, 2002 5:07 PM Subject: [casi] March yesterday > http://www.thisislondon.com/dynamic/news/top_story.html?in_review_id=451517& in_review_text_id=401742 > > > Marchers demand Saddam is ousted > > Some 1,200 people marched through central London demanding the overthrow of > Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. > > But the protesters, drawn from mainly Iraqi communities across Britain, > stressed that any military action against the dictator must not harm the > people of Iraq. > > The demonstration, organised by the Iraqi Human Rights Division, called for > sanctions against Iraq to be lifted and members of Saddam's regime to be > charged with committing crimes against humanity and arrested if they leave > the country. > > > > _________________________________________________________________ > Join the world's largest e-mail service with MSN Hotmail. > http://www.hotmail.com > > > _______________________________________________ > Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. > To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss > To contact the list manager, email email@example.com > All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk > > _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email firstname.lastname@example.org All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk