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--- farbuthnot <email@example.com> wrote: > > [ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] > > Re: [casi] Forum on Iraq and my Deep Apolgy > Iraqis are sort of non people of whom few care, says > Alun. So why did > virtually every city on earth erupt with > demonstrations on an ongoing basis > prior to this war? Because Iraqi;s were non people, > because the world's > public can't find it on a maP? Don't think so. Two > and a half million people > in Hyde Park, five million in Rome - Malaysia, > Washington, Sydney, > Islamabad, thorughout Jordan, Cairo, Inonesia, all > Europe, Africa, South and > Central America all responded in vast numbers. And to what end? You can never get enough people to support a cause that politicians are SO keen for. What difference did it make? The difference it made is that now the police try to break up peaceful protests because it's 'terrorism'. The fact is that the majority of people in this country read - and believe - The Sun. As soon as Britain sent troops to so-called 'war', the Sun rallied round and so did the majority of the people. They don't have the time or the inclination to do their own research > > Alun is worried about any protest re water being > read as 'unpatriotic'. > What? So Iraqi's are poisoned and ignored (in > absolute contravention of the > Geneva Convention) in order that Brits and Americans > can be seen as > patriotic? Patriots standing on the graves of more > Iraqi kids? Patriotism? > Thanks, but no thanks. While I agree with you totally, the American media throw around "Patriotism" as if it means 'always doing what Bush says'. Bush says 'stand on the graves of more Iraqi kids', it's 'unpatriotic' not to, apparently! > > 'All it takes for evil to flourish is for good men > to do nothing.' I'm not saying 'always do nothing'. I am saying 'choose your battles wisely'. For CASI, it's a different matter. We have only one battle we wish to fight. AI etc. want to come out of this still able to do their job. __________________________________ 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