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Hi, In response to Kevin, the Iraqi General in Denmark under house arrest was General Nizar Al Khazraji. Reports were that he was whisked out of Denmark by the CIA atthe beginning of the war (or just before) and that the Danish authorities were extremely miffed. He showed up in the south (reports at the time) and then there were reports that he was in Kurdistan - where one would hardly have thought even the CIA produced flowers and bribes would have insured him much of a welcome. Then i've seen nothing about him. If you put his name on google you'll find the letters to the Danish Minister of Justice re the Anfal, Halabja and his alleged part in both. He was, if I remember rightly, Saddam Hussein's Chief of (military) Staff at the time. Re the search for WMD. I am wondering where pressure can be applied for accountability - which is more and more lacking at every level. Now the 1.400 Oz, US and UK 'experts' have gone in and the pressure is on, will they plant them? After all, they are accountable to no independent body. Blix whilst getti ng a bit braver (hardly difficult given his woeful wetness previously) has not yelled his head off about his team being told that they can barely pass the perimiter fence at Tuwaitha, or go virtually any where else that has nuclear/radiation implications and might have been looted. Annan has apparently died or been disappeared to Guantanamo. As far as the illegally held prisoners are concerned at the airport, the Red Cross too appears to have keeled over in a 'what can we do' hand wringing wimp-fest. And call me paranoid, but I had a chilling thought this morning, given the out of control nature of the US expecially in Iraq, their fear of the Iraqis, lack of any understanding of culture, language etc. The new mass grave where 'recent bodies' from April are buried, near Baaghdad: when there were reports of an riot by those held at Baghdad airport, US soldiers when questioned, repeatedly were quoted as saying: 'We dealt with it.' Since they are behaving so like the previous regime (but without providing the hospitals, education, water, infrastructure which was in place prior to the embargo) should this date coincidence be questioned. If so, by whom? And why still is no proper forensic guarding of these sights taking place? Again Quis custodiat ipsos custodes? Who guards the guards? Best, felicity a. PS and no, yet again, I am not denying mass graves - just saying they all need investigating - including those by US and UK during the Gulf war. And distingushing who did what, Today;s reports say bodies were blindfolded with their hands tied behind their backs. Afghanistan and Guantamo picures too spring to mind. _______________________________________________ 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