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Dear List, These are gruelling days for the British government, it's supporters & much of the opposition. Up to their necks in bulls---, it looks like flimsy, or fabricated, "evidence" has been good enough as a reason to go to war. Nor are we expected to doubt the sincerity & integrity of our politicians. They know best, the rest of us are expected to nod in agreement, when our leaders tell us they "believe" such & such. If there is no evidence, don't worry, just give us time & we'll find it. In the meantime, shoot first & - as in the Wild West - ask questions afterwards. CASI, since it's beginnings, has been, primarily, about Iraq. Frequently, other countries have been discussed, on the site, e.g. France, Turkey, Russia, Israel/Palestine, Britain, USA, China etc. Is it in order to discuss countries, other than Iraq, on this List? I'm not criticising, simply asking. As an example, if I understand correctly, George Galloway is convinced that the issue of Palestine is absolutely crucial to the Middle East, which would include Iraq. If so, should not Palestine be discussed here, not just fleetingly, but thoroughly & in great detail, perhaps in relation to the 'Road Map'? Another issue, perhaps somewhat controversial. Recently, I've had some, fairly lengthy, exchanges with an Israeli citizen, living in (West?) Jerusalem. Knowing that CASI, & other political lists, are scrutinised by Intelligence services - one doesn't need a degree in Quantum Physics to figure that out - from various parts of the world, including the Middle East, Britain, USA etc., am I being paranoid by feeling somewhat uneasy? I do think there are propagandists, spooks & spinners, out there, on the other hand, I accept that some people who join in (my Israeli contact was via an Arabic article, I had forwarded, about alleged Israeli business-dealings in Iraq) may be perfectly inoffensive. Should we, or should we not be on our guard against any infiltration - or am I making a mountain out of the proverbial molehill? In conclusion, I quote from an active correspondent, on this List: "Don't let your mind become an occupied territory!" Greetings, Bert Gedin. _________________________________________________________________ Express yourself with cool emoticons - download MSN Messenger today! http://www.msn.co.uk/messenger _______________________________________________ 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