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[ Converted text/html to text/plain ] In response to Diarmuid: Yes, the Bush Family and those who support it have brought destruction to Iraq in the first Gulf War both in human health terms and ecologically, with the bombing of electrical grids that ran water treatment plants.. Epidemics of cholera and typhoid were the result. There was also the use of weapons of mass destruction (napalm, cluster bombs, fuel air explosives/'daisy cutters", carpet bombing, the use of radioactive 'depleted uranium') and God knows what else. This will happen again with a new war. Once, the slaughter has ended, the Bush Family serving their own interests and the interests of large-scale business (weapons manufacturers, Bechtel, and Oil) will run Iraq as a staging ground for the further penetration and control over the Middle East. The US has always started wars for the sake of ultimately capturing control of economic regions: Vietnam and southeast Asia, Central America, then Colombia, Peru, and Bolivia; and now...the Middle East. Daniel. >From: "Diarmuid" >To: >Subject: [casi] What is to be done? >Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2002 22:22:56 +0100 > >Yasser asks what he is to do. My answer, for what little it is worth, is to >do what your conscience dictates. If you have come to the conclusion that >bombing your country with nuclear weapons, killing perhaps hundreds of >thousands of your fellow citizens, seizing your country's oil and imposing >restrictions on its economy so that it will remain indebted for the >forseeable future and relegating it to a truly Third World position is >better than the torment that the Iraqi people have to survive these days, >then that is your decision and, ultimately, you have to justify it to nobody >other than yourself. > >In the meantime, it is worth pondering on how unexpected most revolutions >have been in history. I, for one, would be dubious of any political party >who was to say 'We can't do anything for the next thirty years'. Your choice >isn't merely between the abstract of a puppet government and the evil of the >dictatorship. It is between the current terror of the dictatorship (which, >if it is to be believed that has Saddam at the centre, can only be expected >to last as long as he does) or a long lasting slavery with thousands more >dead within the next few months and ecological disaster that could result in >death and illness for the next few decades. I truly believe that that choice >should reside with the people who are going to have to pay the price, the >Iraqi people who live in Iraq. At the moment, it would appear that those who >are agonising over the sacrifices others are going to have to make are >forgetting this in their hope of bringing about an end to the dictator. > > >_______________________________________________ >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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Send and receive Hotmail on your mobile device: Click Here ===References:=== 1. http://g.msn.com/1HM1ENUS/c152??PI=44364 _______________________________________________ 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