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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/2490361.stm It is good to see that the BBC has now taken a more balanced approach to these zones (a few years ago BBC TV News called them 'UN no fly zones'. It is a shame that your article did not refer to the arbitrary extension of the southern no fly zone up to Baghdad (as a punishment measure). In future could you qualify references to these zones? Simply stating 'no fly zones' assigns unwarranted status to them. Perhaps 'so called no fly zones' or 'self styled no fly zones' or 'no fly zones (lacking UN approval)'? A quote: "They point out that Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein has hurt his people before - when he used chemical weapons to kill 5,000 Kurdish villagers in the 1980s. " It is a shame that you allow our government to get away with this sort of statement: they knowingly supported Saddam Hussein at the time and afterwards! The US/UK through sanctions are killing more than 5000 Iraqi civilians EVERY month. Mark Parkinson Bodmin Cornwall _______________________________________________ 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