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>would likely cause the blood vessels to spasm and reduce >blood flow. I have so far hesitated to think along these lines -- it goes against my grain and can be dangerous to the "cause" -- but considering the sutuation and the nature of the opposition, such considerations may be necessary. Yes, that is another question. Additionally, I heard on an early BBC broadcast that Keppy went out without his coat. I didn't understand the significance including that in the report. Was the weather inclement? Was that unusual for him? Did he intend to take a walk, or did he have some message requesting he meet someone nearby, or be picked up in car? I heard that that judge to investigate say the hearing would be pubic, but also that he would determine the scope, which was not specified. Will the cause of death be in question? Blair asked that reporting and such be circumspect. It would seem he does not want speculation? I guess -- if this becomes a mystery that capture the public imagination, then it also keeps the background of the incident in the public mind. Perhaps there is a cabbie in London who, if the subject comes up, says to his customer "Suicide? Listen, he KNEW something, and he was taken care of!". Pure -- scurrilous -- speculation I should think, but not beyond the sort of thing the neo-cons regularly do. Keep it all stirring. Monrovia. 65 dead this afternoon, and the protesters blame the US for not intervening. The WMD excuse is breaking down so now the line is we invaded Iraq for humanitarian purposes. So in Liberia the people were out demonstrating pleading for the US to come, and did nothing. Now Bush is saying we are moving a small number of troops in to protect the US embassy -- US interests. What is the sin of the Liberians then, that the US couldn't send even 1,000 troops? They are BWO -- black without oil! I've already heard a few comments aong this line. And then what happens to the supposed humanitarian motivation? Why are we really in Iraq? It's a nasty thought, but I'm not sure it isn't the true case. But again, it's something a lot of people want to hear about -- something which feeds into their thoughts and is fun to talk about. Feed the public imagination. Keep it stirring. Just ask interesting questions. Take a poll to see how many people think this is true. Toss the results, even -- just ask the questions and get people wondering. This approach stinks -- but it is effective, and if one needs to rabble-rouse, one might as well be effective. Discussion? Anyone want to yell at me? I would understand. But would it work? Can these things be injected into the public consciousness? Should they? ________________________________________________________________ The best thing to hit the internet in years - Juno SpeedBand! Surf the web up to FIVE TIMES FASTER! Only $14.95/ month - visit www.juno.com to sign up today! _______________________________________________ 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