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When I left the house on Saturday I saw a colour photo of Baghad in flames on the front page of the Globe - an inferno. A huge caption said: 'Assault staggers Iraqis'. Later we walked past the House of Parliament. On a wall around it, people had written anti-war messages. One message said vive l'Irak! I walked back and read it again. And felt hopelessly sad - sad for Iraq, sad for humanity. If Iraq can't live, we won't either - not as human beings anyway. But Iraq must live again, will live again. U.S. marines took down the Iraqi flag in Umm Qasar yesterday and hoisted the Star and Stripes. The British explained that this wasn't done. So they took it down again. Is that the kind of sensitivity they hope to win hearts and minds with? At the home games of the Montreal Canadiens fans booed when the U.S anthem was played. The Conservative leader said the booing was regrettable but he understood. But I have heard no word about the brutality of this 'shock and awe' attack, either from politicians or from the media. If government leaders really felt as concerned as they make out, they'd have closed down their embassies in the invaders' countries. Diplomatic sanctions - total isolation. That's what these megalomaniacs deserve, and more... Vive l'Irak! Elga _______________________________________________ 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