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Rotate the nouns! Are your suggesting it was appropriate for "Good' German professors and others to keep quit about A. Hitler's crimes even before speaking out did NOT get the speaker a one-way ticket to a death camp? Or do we have a deeper problem here? Are some victims, even children sacred, while other as disposable for "higher truth" and "interests" Confront the State Dept. and Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Democratic Peace candidates like Kucinich. Post copies of their replies if any*** to this and similar lists. Have written Kucinich 4 times in response to his request for comment (was it a ruse to get my address on his mailing list?) If Amnesty and HRW and the Holocaust Museum don't condemn the continuing liquidation of Iraqi kids, they disgrace not only any individual brave investigators on their staffs, but make a mockery of Human Rights , reducing it to good stuff as long as it does not upset big donors otherwise, just plain expendable expendable-- as in lets roll another Halabja tape and ignore horrors larger in scale and fare more contemporary than Halabja. Oh yeah and lets not forget the good old "International Association of Genocide Scholars" and their clones with their wonderful talk about preventing future large scale atrocities. Has anyone heard a peep from any of these groups apart feel good notices to act nice and respect International Law (buried inside a long recitation of the crimes of the former Iraqi government)? Am I benign too harsh? Don't think so when the Int. Assoc. of Genocide Scholars printed a diatribe long of accusation, short on footnotes alleging that ALL of the crimes were the fault of the S. H. regime. Or am I just imagining all of this? Ditto for the lovely Harvard and Yale projects that beat the drums about Iraq's very real abuses of the past as long as the secret taboo against condemning current U.S. atrocities are scrupulously maintained. Gotta get the buck even if the bucks make one's work worse than useless, utterly misleading. It's well and good to be prudent, but there come sa time when prudent degenerates into complicity. Tom p.s. Alun, you seem to be getting your wish for silence -- it's thunderous on this side of the Pond. Alun Harford wrote: > --- " Tom Nagy, Ph.D." <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 email@example.com All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk