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[ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] In a message dated 07/19/2003 3:52:59 PM Central Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes: > For many years Dr Kelly stood up to Saddam Hussein, but it was events in > his own country that proved too hard to bear. > Coming from the other side of the Atlantic, I am a bit fuzzy on Dr. Kelly. I understand that he was a weapons inspector under UNSCOM and was currently affiliated with the British gov. I also understand that he may have been the source for the "sexed" up dossier claims (BBC). HOWEVER, I am sure this is a highly nuanced situation as evidenced by his suicide (assumption?) and would love for someone to explain or point to what the situation looks like on the other side of the Atlantic. AS to the tragedy of his death, like all deaths it brings sadness to our "soul" and my heartfelt sympathy for his family and to any of you who may have been touched more directly by his death. Hope someone will take the time to fill me in on exactly what this death means over there. Thanks Roger Stroope Northern Arizona University Flagstaff USA During the war crimes trials at Nuremberg, psychologist Gustave Gilbert visited Nazi Reichsmarshall Hermann Goering in his prison cell. "We got around to the subject of war again and I said that, contrary to his attitude, I did not think that the common people are very thankful for leaders who bring them war and destruction," Gilbert wrote in his journal, Nuremberg Diary. "Why, of course, the people don't want war," Goering shrugged. "Why would some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best that he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece? ... That is understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy or a fascist dictatorship or a parliament or a communist dictatorship ... That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country." _______________________________________________ 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