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Dear Colleagues, I can't stay out of the chlorine discussion any longer. Please refer to "Iraq Water Treatment Vulnerabilities" from the DIA (found easily on the DOD site by simply putting in the title in the search field of google.com REPORTS INDICATE THE CHLORINE SUPPLY IS CRITICALLY LOW. ITS IMPORTATION HAS BEEN EMBARGOED, AND BOTH MAIN PRODUCTION PLANTS EITHER HAD BEEN SHUT DOWN FOR A TIME OR HAVE BEEN PRODUCING MINIMAL OUTPUTS BECAUSE OF THE LACK OF IMPORTED CHEMICALS AND THE INABILITY TO REPLACE PARTS. PREVIOUSLY WHEN SUPPLIES WERE LOW, THE IRAQI SHAVE STOPPED CHLORINATING THE DRINKING WATER, BUT ONLY FOR SHORT PERIODS. Sadly, it's pretty had to argue that the UN has not let itself be debased as a figleaf for the US (90%) and the UK (10%) to kill staggering numbers of Iraqis by preventing the production of safe water. Sure the Sanctions Committee of the UN would eventually permit in chlorine only to put holds on other items indispensible for making the whole system work. Sadly the killing putting the priority on looting the oil rather than restoring electricity and rehabilating the water system continues in "liberated" Iraq. The Australian engineers from Care, Inc in Baghdad told me in Oct, 2002 of the cruel games that the sanctions committee of the UN was playing -- e.g., despite the fact that water equipement was paid in hard dollars, the Iraqis and the NGO were not permitted to inspect the shipments for completness and usability BEFORE 100% payment to the vendors! The result was predictable disaster. Tom Breathing the free air of Canada! p.s. Why does this list (or it's members do more to support George Galloway, M.P.? Is he still banned by the "Labor" Party? I made my modest contribution to his legal fund and hope other list members do so as well unless this is strictly an academic enterprise. Tom Thomas J. Nagy, Ph.D. Assoc. Prof. of Expert Systems George Washington Univeristy Sch. of Business & Public Mgt. Washington, D.C. 20052 home.gwu.edu/~nagy _______________________________________________ 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