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[casi] sorry for the cross-posting

dear all,

sorry for the cross-posting of the HRW's report "'Climate of
fear". actually i didn't follow your discussion about HRW
until now.

i argee with all of you. for me, HRW and AI etc., are not
100 % trustworthy.  while emphasize the universal value of
human rights, they fail to demonstrate enough sensitivity to
and understanding of cultural differences.  such a problem
becomes acute when it comes to animal rights'welfare groups
such as WSPA, RSPCA, etc.  as a non-westerner, i especially
feel bad about this.  however, this does not prevent my
support for their cause in most situations.

in Iraq's case, as Gabriel says, "activists concerned with
the well-being of ordinary Iraqis should surely welcome this
report for the information it contains and use this
information to press for the US & UK governments to fulfil
their obligations under international humanitarianlaw."
nevertheless, i also find Tom's criticism convincing;
morally speaking, how "can you condemn an end product but
not what led to the end product?"

well, it seems that i end up saying nothing while i endorse
both sides. but i think i probably have said something by
endorsing a position that many people would find at least
some peace with.



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