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Dear Abi, Tim and list, I do not deny sanctions are killing and starving an entire population - that's why I have been campaigning against them for years. I have an added incentive to work against them since my family in Baghdad have been on the brink of starvation and I'm constantly sending as much money as I can to try and help them. The information we have coming from Iraq, from friends who were practicing doctors in Iraq during late 90s reporting that they were personally stopped from using large quantities of stock till the sell-by-date, to the fact that people report those with the regime are eating and living well all gives me, as an Iraqi, the sense that Saddam is not innocent in all this. His past record and his current interests would dictate that he have a hand. Sanctions are like giving Hitler gas chambers - those doing the giving are complicit in the crime, but he who uses them in that particular way is the main criminal. This may not have been clear from my interview and I thank you Abi for bringing it to my attention. Best wishes Sama IPO ----- Original Message ----- From: "tim buckley" <email@example.com> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Friday, March 28, 2003 6:11 PM Subject: Re: [casi] BBC radio 4 moral maze > Dear Sama, > > How can you be in good faith? You must know of the effects of sanctions on > your country and yet you > echo the US/UK govt's utterly discredited position on sanctions. (ie it's > all Saddam's fault). Deliberately misrepresenting the facts about the > sanctions does not make an unconvincing pro war argument any stronger. > > Regards, Tim > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: Mark Parkinson <email@example.com> > To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> > Sent: Friday, March 28, 2003 2:45 AM > Subject: Re: [casi] BBC radio 4 moral maze > > > > I think you did very well to pick this up Abi. > > > > I heard Sama Haddad say on that program: "sanctions did not kill > > people ..." > > > > I have previously complained to the list moderator about having > > people on this List and Sama in particular who are obviously > > 'sanctions denyers'. > > > > What is interesting is how much airtime she and other members of the > > IPO get here in the UK. They have no constituency in Iraq and are > > only a recent creation. The media thirst for pure anti Saddam Hussein > > and they provide it. > > > > On 27 Mar 2003 at 16:46, Abi Cox wrote: > > > > > My question to Sama is this: assuming that you are the same Sama Hadad > > > who appeared on BBC radio 4's 'moral maze' (broadcast yesterday), why > > > were you making claims about the sanctions that are demonstrably > > > untrue? You stated, for example, that the 'oil for food' programme > > > would be sufficient to meet the humanitarian needs of the Iraqi > > > population if Saddam Hussein did not mismanage it. > > > > > > 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 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 > _______________________________________________ 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