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>WE NEED YOU. WE LOVE YOU. DON'T GO AWAY. And the world's most enormous thanks to you all, for all you have done, and are." Hear hear absolutely. CASI is/has been the best list ever. I and Daniel Robicheau speak and teach about Iraq around the Southwest of Az, and I work with Karen Parker bringing these issues to the UN Commission on Human Rights, among other stuff and it would have been simply impossible to do without CASI. Not to speak of CASI's interventions ie Glen's brilliant spotting of false intelligence. If it must come to an end, we understand, but I echo Felicity's statement, we need you now more than ever. The US and UK governments are doing revisionist history about the sanctions. They have trampled all over Iraq's immediate and longterm history. As Felicity says, CASI is a repository of historical knowledge, only this list can refute whatever crap the "victors" want to dish up. Perhaps we need to rename this listserve to Campaign Against the Invasion of Iraq, CAII? Pronounced CA-EE... If it's a question of burnout, let us know, maybe some of us can help, Philippa Winkler ===== Original Message From farbuthnot <firstname.lastname@example.org> ===== >[ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] > > > >[casi] A last minute plea to CASI members--pls edorse and send CASI > > >------------------------------------------------------------------------ > >* From: nagy <nagy@DELETETHISgwu.edu> >* Subject: [casi] A last minute plea to CASI members--pls edorse and send >CASI >* Date: Mon, 26 May 2003 21:57:41 -0400 > > >------------------------------------------------------------------------ > >'Dear Alun et al., > > I am comming to the conclusion that the deal struck with the devil by AI >and >many of their ilk, is to attack the proximate cause of torture and other >attrocities, but underplay the underlying causes such as the lust for >looting >the world and full specral dominance by empires such as the U.S.' > >There appears to have been no mention of the absolute horror of those >reportedly shackled and hooded by the US at Baghdad airport in temperatures >of fifty degrees c - disappeared. Surely this is a human rights abuse of >monumental proportions. No lawyer, no access by Red Cross/Crescent. > >Further, not them or anyone has said a word about the mass grave the US >created in the last Gulf war - when they buried young Iraqi conscripts alive >in their trenches using bulldozers. A thundering silence from Amnesty and >Human Rights Watch on that one. Will they be allowed to get away with it? > >As for the appointment of Ann Clwyd as human rights co-ordinator, with her >INDICT set up allegedly funded by the CIA, an appointment one senior MP >described to me as a 'disaster'. I despair. Yesterday she said on the BBC >that she hadn't 'been back to Iraq since the war.' So she misleads. She has >not ever been to Iraq south/central. Only Kurdistan. > >Some years ago, she held and chaired a conference under the banner of War on >Want. She basically argued that sanctions should remain for ever, no matter >the human cost. I gained the distinct impression, as did many others, that >it was not alone Saddam she hated, but all Iraqis. I could of course, have >been mistaken. > >Lastly, wonderful CASI please don't wind down. Everyone on this list knows >the time, effort, energy, dedication, expended by you all so generously in >running this list amid busy, packed lives. But it is needed know more than >ever as the unique repository of knowledge and ideas it is. Now the initial >shock and awe of the horror of that which has happened, the unique historic, >legal, environmental and human implications is beginning to sink in (rather >than numb disbelief and paralisation) ideas and actions are forming again, a >regrouping, thinking and moving forward. You are needed now more than ever. >With the communications down, Iraq more isolated than ever, with the US/UK >clearly trying to hide the full horror (just why do those communications >buildings keep catching fire ...) WE NEED YOU. WE LOVE YOU. DON'T GO AWAY. >And the world's most enormous thanks to you all, for all you have done, and >are. > >warmest to all, f. > > > > > > > > > >_______________________________________________ >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