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Dear Fay and All, Fay, I respect your feelings and understand what you are trying to say. All the same, I agree with Dermot absolutely. Yes, these are human beings in extremis. To send these images of horror to MPs and Mr. Blair, Mr. Bush and so on should have the the effect of creating horror about what they are doing in Iraq. And the public should not be spared either. If the word compassion meant any at all, these would not be happening now. I think we can rest assured that the people of Iraq want this genocide to be stopped. And yes, people in the "civilized" West should turn away in horror. And so above all should politicians. I have seen films of the corpses from Belzen and Dachau and I was horrified. And this is the is the same: human being locked in and exterminated from above. I apologize for these words, but I feel very upset. Elga Sutter -----------Original Message------------ From: "F.Dowker" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Re: [casi] Images from Iraq.. Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2003 13:12:35 +0100 (BST) Dear All, I think care needs to be taken with images of death and injury. They may be dehumanising and counterproductive. These are images of people in extremis, in hell on earth. We need to make the connection between the people of Iraq and ourselves in every way. And we want people to engage with us, not turn away in horror. I have been inconsistent with this myself: I have a picture of a little girl killed in 1999 by a US bomb in Basra on my website. It is a haunting image -- she is recognisably a dear little human child, perfect in her grave of dust -- but I'm going to take it off because I can't bear it any longer, because I don't have permission from her bereaved parents and because I don't want to shock anyone any more or make them angry. There are images available, from the Iraq Peace Team for example, which have been taken so as to give human faces to the suffering of Iraqi people. They aim not to shock but to elicit compassion. best wishes, Fay ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ + Fay Dowker Physics Department + + Queen Mary, University of London + + E-mail: email@example.com Mile End Road, + + Phone: +44-(0)20-7882-5047 London E1 4NS. + + Fax: +44-(0)20-8981-9465 + + Homepage:  http://monopole.ph.qmw.ac.uk/~dowker/home.html + ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ _______________________________________________ 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