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Dear All, No, there are many of us who are not going away, concentrating on positive moves forward, feel the despair Nermin expressed on behalf of an unimaginable many and are shamed to be part of tis sickenig decade and a half, culminating in what now appears to have been based on lie, after lie, after lie. Dirk's and his affiliates plans are heartening and excellent and hopefully preventative medicine should the lunatics in charge of the asylum head for Damascus, Tehran or heaven knows where in their mad, threatened rampage across the globe. Though in the chaos of Baghdad and Iraq the fury, frustration, anger and dismissal is absolutely understandable. But if we do go away, a crime of historic proportions, which WILL be compared in hisotry with the Barbarians and the Crusades (of this, I am certain) will be endorsed by compliant silence. We become complicit. But I have a further question. If the whole was, as many believed all along based on a lie (and even the most compliant newspapers are now totally miffed - as the security services - at being seemingly misled or used) what is the legal position? Iraq's Ministries are destroyed, no more, invalid. The country is destroyed, the history, the past, present and hope for the future. The occupation becomes even more illegal. Surely there is a case (in which Court, where etc?) for the US and UK being forced to leave, pay vast compensation and let Iraq award itself the contracts and rebuild as it has done before? On a different note, the US are putting out that the museum artifacts found allegedly in the flooded basement of the Central Bank, boxed and sealed, are those looted from the Museum. In my opinion, this is rubbish. It has long been no secret, that the items in the National Museum were but a fraction of what Iraq had and that, like those in the finally opened Museum in 2000, they were/had been hidden by the government in a safe place, in case of bombing or looting. This, I am pretty sure I am right, is a red herring to save the US from their woeful failure to protect sites (and the UK) about which they had been warned, grid maps provided to them and so on. Will the lies ever end? Lets keep on keeping on. Best, felicity a. _______________________________________________ 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