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Dear Bert, > P.S. My reply to Elga will follow, separately, later on. Is that a threat or a promise? :) Either way, I'll accept everything you are going to say. The last word shall be yours. You've already made some very good points in this post on what I called red herrings. I should probably have said something like unrelated issues. Anyway, I respect your position and accept your view. And I apologize for the ferocity of my response. But my words, many and indigestible as they were, came from the heart. Here is how I saw it: You, inadvertently of course, were attacking another while he was down - down with emotional pain, with anger, with sorrow... helplessness, and a host of other feelings. Try to image how you would have felt if the German army had invaded and raped your country in 1944 or thereabouts. (I you can't ask anyone from the countries that were.) And if the victims are your kin, as is the case here, you want to remedy the injustice. What's more the injustice inflicted on the Iraqis is an injustice inflicted on all of humanity. This has nothing to do with UN resolutions, legality or any justification. I spoke up for Hassan because he could never have said what I said - the attacked never can. I would have done the same for you or for anyone else. And this, Bert, is all I am going to say on the subject - further messages notwithstanding. Yours as ever, Elga P.S. I said what I said and it's over. But I never bear grudges. Do you? _______________________________________________ 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