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Thomas J. Nagy, Ph.D. Assoc. Prof. of Expert Systems George Washington Univ. Sch. of Business & Public Mgt. Washington, D.C. 20052. Dear Tom, Good to have your recent message, together with a number of positive suggestions (which, I expect, will be taken note of). I can't recall having said thet you erred about anything. But even if I was critical about certain aspects, it would not have been intended as disrespect for you & your very admirable work, in various realms. Personally, non-expert, yet I see some merit in the child who cannot appreciate the Emperor's, allegedly, new clothes. My own gut-feeling, together with limited knowledge, tells me that bombings of civilian infra-structure, in the Gulf War, was meticulously & deliberately planned (Jack Nicholson in 'Psycho' comes to mind). The evidence seems overwhelming. Many sources could be quoted from, but let me cite from Dilip Hiro's 'Desert Shield to Desert Storm': "Allied bombing of Iraq's water, fuel and electricity supplies and facilities had been more successful. This caused shortages in Baghdad and other cities. Many observers failed to see how the bombing of the economic infrastructure of Iraq could be presented as part of the 'surgical war' the allies claimed to be waging. This was one of the major points raised by the leaders of the anti-war protest." Then the terror forecast by Harlan Ullman. Seems he taught at the National War College (even had Colin Powell as one of his students). Does he really want to turn Baghdad into a Hiroshima? Is his military philosophy of "shock and awe" serious? There is talk of Baghdad being smashed with up to 800 cruise missiles in the first two days. "We want them to quit. We want them not to fight. "So you take the city down. You get rid of their power, water...". Maybe you could tell us all a bit more of such 'thinking', & the people who generate it. And if they've undergone sanity testing? Greetings, Bert G. _________________________________________________________________ Use MSN Messenger to send music and pics to your friends 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 firstname.lastname@example.org All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk