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> ----- Original Message ----- > From: abdul karim salih <email@example.com> > To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> > Sent: Thursday, January 30, 2003 1:55 PM > Subject: [casi] No war no sloution > > > > > > For me it is clear, what many people on this list assume opposite to. This > > is campaign against sanctions on iraq list, not campaign against war in > > iraq. automatically any body on this list knows horror of sanctins in my > > country. this will continue to happen if there is no action- so all these > > nice people against wars actually support many deaths due to sanctions and > > due to Saddam. and they say we are against sanctions also. and then what > did > > you do. post messages to this list for 10 years? > > No body has done anything to help end iraq suffering for 10 years. so when > > america wants to end it- and i know it doesnt do it out of liking for us. > > then these people say no! we want more inspections and more sanctions and > > more killed iraqi and children. > > some american action is only way to end sanctions on iraq. > It seems to me that you are saying that the end justifies the means. A war probably WOULD end the sanctions, but that is not a justification for war, in my opinion. If the end justifies the means then one could make out a case for supporting Hitler at points in WW11 when it seemed the Nazis were likely to win the war, on the grounds that this would end the war quicker and save some of the 50 million lives that the war eventually took. This approach seems intuitively wrong, from a moral point of view. What about all the ill effects which will flow from the abandonment of international law and commission of the war crime of invading another country, as well as the innate and dangerous unpredictability of war itself? What about the horrible effects of a war on the Iraqi people? You have not even addressed these issues. Finally, blaming anti-war campaigners for both deaths under sanctions and deaths in Iraq under Saddam, as you do, is clearly just an attempt to demonise people who disagree with you which has no basis in fact. It's also insulting, as you must know. Regards, Tim > > > > > thankyou > > > > Abdulkarim Salih > > > > > > _________________________________________________________________ > > MSN Messenger - fast, easy and FREE! http://messenger.msn.co.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 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