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Dear Elga, You may not be the only one who questions Dr. B. Khalaf's credentials, if any. His opinions will appear unsavoury to most of us, I believe. "a pro-war opinion given by (a) health professional might be assumed to carry more weight"? Perhaps, if genuine. Sometimes one does find exceptions to the rule, though. Without doing James Bond stuff, there would be some professional body in London, to confirm whether, or not such a person is registered, as a neurologist. If not, he should be taken no more seriously than those who pretend that their information, having been plagiarised & used in official documents, is unimpeachable. Greetings, Bert Gedin, Birmingham, UK. >From: H Sutter <email@example.com> >To: firstname.lastname@example.org >Subject: Re: [casi] ... And why I will not >Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2003 18:54:11 -0400 (AST) > > >Dear Hazim, Yasser, and List, > >Thank you to those who shared 'Dr B Khalaf's' opinion. >Sama and Yasser posted it just recently and someone else >posted it a few weeks back. > >I agree, Hazim, it would be unethical for a medical doctor >to "so strongly support the killing of possibly hundred of >thousands of innocent Iraqis just to change a regime". It >would also be out of character. > >Besides, 'Dr. Khalaf' seems to cherish the illusion that this >would be a "war against Saddam Hussein" - leaving everyone >else untouched (?). Yet he has supposedly experienced the >carnage of war: Iran-Irak and the Gulf massacre where >hundreds of thousands of conscripts and civilians were killed. >(By sheer coincidence, IPO also talk about the "war on Saddam". >So of course does the media.) > >There are other things too, e.g. style and tenor: From >someone with 'Dr. Khalaf's' professional background and >maturity one would expect a little more finesse in >getting a point across. > >Actually, to me there seems so much out of character in >this piece that I can't really believe in 'Dr. Khalaf's' >credentials. Still, I can see why a pro-war opinion given >by health professional might be assumed to carry more weight. > > > Locum consultant neurologist, London > >Yes... But just as an idea, this piece could have been >concocted by anyone, couldn't it? :) Sorry if I sound >paranoid. That's what all this propaganda is doing to me. > >Regards, >Elga Sutter > > >------------Original Message------------ >From: "hazim awbi" <email@example.com> >Subject: Re: [casi] ... And why I will not >Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2003 14:24:41 +0000 > > > > This guy has no knowledge of politics and he is totally out of touch. > > Besides, he is anethical regarding his profession. How would a doctor >of > > all people so strongly support the killing of possibly hundred of >thousands > > of innocent Iraqis just to change a regime? > >HA > > >>From: "Yasser Alaskary" <firstname.lastname@example.org> > >>To: <email@example.com> > >>Subject: [casi] ... And why I will not > >>Date: Sun, 9 Mar 2003 23:40:37 -0000 > >> > >> http://www.guardian.co.uk/letters/story/0,3604,895397,00.html > >> > >>... And why I will not > >> > >>Dr B Khalaf > >>Friday February 14, 2003 > >>The Guardian > >[....] > > > > > >_______________________________________________ >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 _________________________________________________________________ It's fast, it's easy and it's free. Get MSN Messenger today! 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