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Dear Bert, Thank you very much for your generous words. I most concerned that the people of the US (or rather the media) will be able increasing to turn to CASI less to understand the enormity of the US/UK role in the ongoing epidemic, but, to the contrary, as a vehicle to justify the continued "inattention" to the urgent need for chlorine NOW in S. Iraq and the rest of Iraq within a month merely to stave off or contain epidemics. Alas, virtually all the faculty I've talked to in Washington (granted a small, unrepresentative sample) profess to be supremely indifferent and I now I feel that even CASI's listserv is taking on their coloration. I'm suppose that my first five years of as a refugee/dp plays into this, but perhaps in a constructive way which gives it a bit of meaning and gives me a bit of empathy for kids and parents without control over their lives or deaths. Thank you again for your kind words and good will. tom Bert Gedin wrote: > Dear Tom & List, > > Your Wednesday posting was disturbing. Not without a hint of sarcasm, you > suggest "Let's stay respectable at any cost." And look after our "sacred > cows" well. Alarmingly, you declare your readiness to quit (although, > happily, you sent in another contribution today, Thursday). > > Not meaning this disrespectfully, Tom, but isn't this indicative of a "Stop > the world, I want to get off!"- > attitude? > > All of us are sometimes under great pressure, even at risk of cracking up, > under the strain. We might need mini-holidays, away from computer-work. Why > feel constantly inundated by unending e-mails? They can become your master, > instead of vice versa. > > You don't need anyone else to tell you that your exchanges have been valued, > partly because of well-expressed views, but also due to your undeniable, > much acclaimed, expertise. > > Good luck with your non-violence activities. Others, on this List, would > share such views. All of us, hopefully, would welcome peace & stability in > Iraq, plus the world at large, it is preferable to cluster- > bombs & Western WMDs. Even great teachers of non-violence, such as Gandhi, > Dalai Llama, & MLK, > acknowledged that they had to communicate with fellow beings, of this world, > with diverse outlooks. > > Tom, even though some of us, at times, irritate you, please excercise your > patience & tolerance. > And do continue to favour us, occasionally, with your well-targeted > insights, for CASI. Thank you. > > Greetings, > > Bert G., B'ham UK. > > _________________________________________________________________ > Hotmail messages direct to your mobile phone http://www.msn.co.uk/msnmobile > > _______________________________________________ > 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 _______________________________________________ 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