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As Amnesty have suggested, the British are being highly selective in this dossier which is just an attempt to demonise SH to help justify the genocide of sanctions and the future war, occupation and installation of a puppet regime in Iraq. I'm not sure that one wants to follow this distraction but we all know how the US/UK wishes to give the impression that all is fine in Iraqi Kurdistan away from the influence of SH (just like they did when SH was fighting our proxy war with Iran). eg 1) Turkey invading Iraq to kill Kurds 2) sanctions also damaging the Kurds 3) preventing either of the main Kurdish parties coming to an autonomy agreement with the Iraqi government 4) The British first legalised 'honour killings' in Iraq in 1918 5) The 1998 law was repealed two years later 6) The number of honour killings in the Kurdish controlled area increased significantly since the no fly zones were started 7) Compared to many other countries in the region, women were better off in Iraq Of course, the way things are stacked, to try and say any of the above you get branded as an apologist for SH! On 4 Dec 2002 at 13:54, Bert Gedin wrote: > Per Klevnas, > > Bert Gedin has sent you an article from The Record.com > > Message from Bert Gedin: > > Dear Per & List, > Here's an example. For more, try a good search engine, then type e.g. > "Iraqi Honour Killings" or "Saddam Hussein & Honour Killings". - Good > luck! Greetings, Bertil G. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk