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--- " Tom Nagy, Ph.D." <email@example.com> wrote: > It's the > general refusal to examine and > publicized sufficiently the underlying vs. proximae > causes of horrors that > bother me because the results here in D.C. such > taboo lets the U.S. Gov. off > the hook even if wehn enables continuing, > industrial strength, assesmbly line > efficient torture and death via bombs bombing of > individulals [see > iraqbodycount.org ] and the hugly greater and more > pain-death induction > efficient mode of bombing the infrastructure or > preventing its rebuiliding or > resupply. While this is all true - think of the endgame! Lets say AI releases a report with all this information in it. It would cause a minor scandal in the media but everybody would forget about it within a week, and it would make no difference. People are generally too ignorant to realise the effect of destroying water treatment facilities. The media reports as follows: They are Iraqi people - at worst they are simply ignored - occasionally they are portrayed as statistics - if they are lucky they are 'a story' but NEVER are they portrayed as real people, so very few people care. Meanwhile, the US military could over-react and prevent humanitarian agencies from getting access to people in Iraq. I'd rarther not take that risk for the sake of information that will largely be ignored (or be dismissed as "unpatriotic" - depending on where it is being reported) For now, I would rarther they kept quiet. Alun Harford __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Calendar - Free online calendar with sync to Outlook(TM). http://calendar.yahoo.com _______________________________________________ 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