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[ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] Peggy, Anai, Chris, et al, I have included the message originally sent out by Chris over a week ago on this topic. I want to congratulate Chris on his composition, and encourage us all to pursue this course, if in fact you perceive it to be a valid one. I am waiting another day or two to begin writing myself, as I am eager to hear from some of the other members on this "discussion" list as to their perspective. I understand that many of you have contacts with the UN and may have insight that the rest of us lack. I will try and get my UN contact to give his opinion on this topic on Monday. In a message dated 03/10/02 23:29:44 GMT Daylight Time, Tcapj writes:> Oxford, > England>> 3rd October,2002 01993 775080>> Dear Ambassador,>> The world is now dependent on the UN Security Council to ensure that the> US/UK determination to go to war with Iraq is not approved. In both> countries, the people are very strongly opposed to war in the absence of UN> approval.>> In the opinion of most of us, there is insufficient evidence to justify the> sort of Security Council resolution which US/UK are demanding at this time.> It has become an issue of the future of the UN. as an independent> democratic body or as a tool of US. I cannot urge you strongly enough to> resist the bribery and blackmail which US/UK will try to use to force your> vote.>> Enough innocent Iraqi people have been killed in the past eleven years. An> invasion in Iraq will almost certainly aggravate the insecurity and> instability which already is a major problem in the Middle East. Israel> cannot be trusted not to use such a war as an excuse to further abuse the> Palestinian people.>> Yours faithfully,>> Christopher Leadbeater>> firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, > firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com,> firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Roger Stroope "Ideas are more powerful than weapons" Austin College "Individuals have international duties which transcend the national obligations of obedience…Therefore [individual citizens] have the duty to violate domestic laws to prevent crimes against peace and humanity from occurring" -- Nuremberg War Crime Tribunal, 1950 _______________________________________________ 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