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Dear Colleagues, I don't know about GMO, but what I feel is tragically missing on CASI or a huge chance to safe "their" lives and "ours" is the near silence of the outbreak of cholera which has every potential of going out of control with the inevitable ratcheting up of violence after the resulting dy off of Iraqi kids due to US/Brit incompetence, callousness, revenge(?). CASI featured wonderful materials forecasting the health impact of war, BEFORE the most recent full scale slaughter commenced against . But am I wrong? Now that WHO hit the prediction with stunning accuracy of when S. Iraq was being depleted entirely of chlorine, right on schedule (allowing for incubation) and the reporting of the vital tip of the iceberg: the the official 68 confirmed cases of cholera, CASI and the rest of even the progressive movement seems to be pretty silent. I hope I'm wrong, and people can immediately supply urls in response to this email. I urgently request collaboration with anyone else following up on surveillance . Given the recent estimate that chlorine get zeroed out in C. and N. Iraq in a couple of weeks, the number of reported cases, etc. what is is upper, lower bound and most like extent of mortality, incidence, prevalence and duration? Also I was able to track the chlorine from Georgia (US) to Turkey [43 metric tons, I think] paid for as part of the $5670M response to the RFP from USAID to Bechtel. But does anyone know how much if any has reached the water treatment sites. The built in pretexts would be funny except that cholera, etc. death is especially horrific. We are to believe that "unrest" makes it too tough to transport a few truck a few tens of miles, e.g., from the toy country just south of Basra? That suggestion is the biggest insult to the US/UK in history... The other cooked up deniability gimmick is "looting" which is absurd since as an ex-criminologist and person of IQ of at least room temperature (centigrade), I know that people don't loot stuff which is 1) unusable w/o training, equipment, etc. 2) unsellable 3) damned dangerous without equipment, training -- see frequent stories of under trained, equipped workers including in the UK. CASI Lists Manager wrote: > Dear All, > > I have been receiving numerous complaints in the past few days from > list-subscribers about the GMO thread. This thread is, I am afraid, > definately off-topic unless clear steps are taken to introduce GMOs to > Iraq, which to the best of my knowledge has not really happened yet. So > please continue the discussion privately. > > best, > Nicholas > > -- > Nicholas Martin > CASI Lists Manager - firstname.lastname@example.org > > _______________________________________________ > 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 _______________________________________________ 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