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[ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] In a message dated 8/19/03 4:24:18 AM Central Daylight Time, Muhamed.Ali@Hackney.gov.uk writes: > I did understand the cultural connotation of "two fingers" in western > culture but I declined to be dragged down to such level of "honest > dialogue". I left it to others on the list, some of whom must have read > it and understood it Actually, what I meant when I said that I could count the number of CASI members who agreed with your position on two fingers, was that I could probably count the number of CASI members who agreed with your position on two fingers. The Western cultural "finger" has a meaning and yes it is rather rude (although it may also stand for 'one'). On the other hand (pun) "two fingers" means either "two"(quantity) or pour me a glass with a depth of liquid (usually alcoholic) "two fingers deep." Apparently you did NOT understand the cultural connotation of 'two fingers.' What I was specifically referring to, without going back to the archives, was probably your ongoing support for a violent overthrow of the Iraqi regime and your foolish crowing about the vindication of your position by a poorly thought out article you submitted for the lists' perusal. I was suggesting that most of the people on CASI did not support military aggression by the US/uk and that you and the other "gentleman" from Iraq who had called for military action may have been alone in your position to see many thousands of innocent Iraqi civilians murdered by the US/uk and then placed under Western occupation in order to remove SH who had been so well supported by the US/uk for so many years. Of course this occupation is taking the lives of innocents every day. Good for you, you got your political will enacted. If I have misrepresented your initial position, sorry. Don't worry about misrepresenting mine. Cultural differences and all. yours in continued idiocy, Roger Stroope Northern Arizona University Flagstaff USA ~Just 10% of our military budget spent yearly on the United States could give every high school graduate a college education for four years. ~The proposed $48 billion increase in military spending for next year (2004) is bigger than the total military budget of any other country on earth. _______________________________________________ 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