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Survivor 5: Iraq

100,000 offer to be human shields

BAGHDAD/WASHINGTON, 5 January 2003 — Iraq is preparing to take in thousands of people from across the world who have offered to be used as “human shields” against a US-led war, an official newspaper reported yesterday.

Al-Qadissiyah quoted former Jordanian MP Mansur Murad, who has been campaigning for volunteers, as saying some 100,000 people had already come forward. However, the daily gave no dates for the arrival of the volunteers.

There's a phrase for when people like this die in the course of their actions. It's called natural selection. And if those people are American, they are called traitors.

I say, they knew what they were getting into. Let them die. (loosely paraphrased)

Meanwhile, the Iraqi News Agency reported from Paris that a group of French “peace volunteers” would arrive in Baghdad shortly at the initiative of the Franco-Iraqi friendship association run by Gilles Munier.

Now there's a shocker.

Perhaps I should send each one of them a Useful Idiot T-shirt(tm). Especially this one.

(Arab News link via NNP)

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Seems like an pretty extreme idea for a gap year to me...

All I did was gig on the Sunset Strip

Unless these "human shields" have the density of tank armor, their ability to shield anything is gonna be disappointing. They're making the fatal assumption that we care if they are suicidal.

I don't get it.

The US is supposed to be this oil greedy capitalist state that doesn't give a fig for the lives of even it's own citizens, since it sells SUVs and guns to children under 12. In Afghanistan, we were supposed to have obliterated metric assloads of civilians and goats with people-seeking missiles and bombs dipped in depleted uranium. In Iraq, we gleefully crater playgrounds and baby milk factories just to keep up approval ratings and satisfy the zionist agenda for war and strife and all these goings on.

Given that, why does the human shield contengent think that we'll just not blow them all to hell, just because they are there? If the US is just so gosh darned bad tempered, the last place anyone would want to be should be a target area.

Such inconsistency. I wonder if they have life insurance.

Because they're so full of self-importance, Jason, that's why. Logical inconsistancy doesn't matter as long as you truly believe...it's that whole "When you wish upon a star" Disney concept.

You make an excellent point. If they're blocking our access to The Oil, why wouldn't we blast 'em just like anyone else?

I would have to disagree with you. America was established by dissenting voices and traitors. I would tend to believe that going along with this crap would make YOU a sheep.

Oh, surprise. Someone who disagrees with me and leaves a comment anonymously.

Sheep? Hardly. I'm not "going along" with anything. I form my own opinions and act accordingly, thank you. And I always voice my opinions without being anonymous about them.

Yer right Rita. I posted it myself, then realized why they think it will work.

It's because they are special!

We do have a population problem.........

Yep, America the land of the dissenting traitors...why folks like Benedict Arnold and the Rosenburgs, who did so much for our great nation, are still remembered & celebrated as national heroes.

Hey, wait a minute! That's just not true!

Baaaa!

Big ol filter on the gene pool.

I heard an interview with someone who was over there being a human sheild on NPR a few weeks ago. She said they weren't human shields, they were just going there to bring attention to things that shouldn't be bombed. How do they draw attention?

By clustering around outside/in/on whatever building they're focused on at the moment. Hmmm sounds like human shields to me!

I do believe that there are some things which are worth dying for, but Saddam is NOT one of them.

Saddam! Pick me! Pick me!!!

I wanna be the latest contestant for Iraqi Pot Shot Idol

Iam going to Iraq to try and stop an unjust war, to protest that what our respective governments are planning is nothing short of genocide on a people who have been subject to the most inhumane conditions since the fall of the Nazis. 5000 innocent children die each month as a direct result of sanctions that deny access to even the most basic of medical supplies needed to fight the cancer and leukaemia our armed forces left behind. The worlds only superpower has been taken over by fundamentalists whose fanaticism promises human carnage on a scale that makes amateur all previous conflict.

Stop the war!

Oh, a troll. How cute.

Why is it that I think that if he wasn't lying, he'd already be there, since war has been predicted for the last month now?

Basically to me i think all of you are just plain evil. Many of you have sat here and said things like they deserve it, hope they have life insurance, that they're american trators, or that these people are contradicting themselves. But what it all boils down to is they're doing what they believe in and i'm sure they're going into it knowing the risks they're takeing. They aren't betraying anyone the U.S. is betraying us because so many american's don't want this war to happen but they'll go into war anyway. They don't contradict themselves by saying the US has a temper than standing in front of them any logical person knows that the US isn't going to shoot up a bunch of civilians so they can be just as bad as the terrorists that flew into the world trade center. Bad publicitie bad for Goverment overall that would be stupid and if they do turn up to be stupid and do kill all those people who do you think would back the US when we're kiling our own women, men, and children. So next time you people deside to critisize these human sheild activists think about it they're the ones trying to stop this bullshit war and not let it get to the point of nuclear warfare or missles comeing into the US blowing up entire cities.

Basically to me i think all of you are just plain evil. Many of you have sat here and said things like they deserve it, hope they have life insurance, that they're american trators, or that these people are contradicting themselves. But what it all boils down to is they're doing what they believe in and i'm sure they're going into it knowing the risks they're takeing. They aren't betraying anyone the U.S. is betraying us because so many american's don't want this war to happen but they'll go into war anyway. They don't contradict themselves by saying the US has a temper than standing in front of them any logical person knows that the US isn't going to shoot up a bunch of civilians so they can be just as bad as the terrorists that flew into the world trade center. Bad publicitie bad for Goverment overall that would be stupid and if they do turn up to be stupid and do kill all those people who do you think would back the US when we're kiling our own women, men, and children. So next time you people deside to critisize these human sheild activists think about it they're the ones trying to stop this bullshit war and not let it get to the point of nuclear warfare or missles comeing into the US blowing up entire cities.

Plain evil, say, in the manner that we help a murderous tyrant by forcing our soldiers to suffer the nightmare of slaughtering fellow citizens stupid enough to "stand guard" at military installations? Plain evil in the manner that they completely disregard the opinion of the American people expressed in the November elections: that they support the Republican Party and its desire to support Iraq now more than ever? Plain evil in attempting to, if sucessful, give Saddam the advantage of time to develop whatever weapons he wishes, because he has evaded the UN weapons inspectors (those not on his payroll or those of his allies) to inevitably try to destroy either Israel or Kuwait?

We're not THAT evil just yet, friend.

coughs Ahem. LIBERATE Iraq, sorry. :) And what do you think Saddm plans to do with all these useful idiots, anyways???

Jennifer, a couple points:

1. If American citizens want to go to Iraq to express their views, fine. That's "freedom of speech." Once the shooting starts and American servicemen are putting their lives at risk, things change. At that point, their continued presence is no longer "freedom of speech," but "aid and comfort to the enemy." Now, that's not a legal distinction, but a common sense one.

2. My sympathy for them is rather limited at this point. If they're aware of the risk and choose to stay, that's known as assumption of risk. It's one thing to grieve for accident victims - don't expect to shed tears, however, for people who die from knowingly staying in a danger zone.

Regards,
Tony

I am going to Iraq:

Because I would like to prevent, or, at least to attract attention on innocents being killed and the distruction of infrastructures necessary for living, by mass bombing of their country.

Because I want to make people think what kind of madness it is to bomb a country and its people.

Because the victims of the bombings are ‘dehumanised’ and hardly get any attention in the media, while victims of terrorism in the rich countries get wide coverage.

Because war, and especially modern USA’s war, with massive bombings, is the worst form of terror.

Because the people of Iraq have already suffered under Saddam Hussein’s rule, and had to suffer even more because of the bombings of the Gulf war and the sanctions which have a genocidal impact on the population.

Because weapons of mass destruction should be abolished not only in Iraq but all over the world, including USA and Israel.

Because the huge amount of money spent for this war could be used to improve the living conditions for millions of people in need.

Because USA use or try to use UN as a cover for their own military, economic and political goals, such as to control over the oil reserves and keeping a military presence in the Middle East.

Because USA want to decide how the world should be, bypassing the opinion of the rest of the world.

My choice is to be with them who do not have a choice.

gabriel

Did anyone see the interview with "human sheild Benjamin Joffe Walte?

He believes Sadam is not as crazy as the world makes him out to be and that the Iraqi people should decide who the dictator of their country should be. What an uneducated pussy.

By the way Gabriel, did you ever watch a pre-modern bombing where citizens are targeted? The USA spends billlions of dollars to protect civialians. Including Iraqis.

I am sure you will change your opinion of this war when a dirty bomb strikes your family.

Hopefully, our human sheids will have to stay in Iraq after the war. They are not welcome here.

To all human sheilds,

What were you doing when the Butcher of Bosnea aka Bill Clinton was blowing the crap out of Serbea, Bosnea, and Croaseqa, killing no less than 10,000 innosent men, woman and children? Did it ever even cross your mind to protest in the street over that dispicable act of terror? I think not. In fact I can only asume that you were in full suport of that act because it had NOTHING to do with the USA's security, and national intrest. And it was a DEMACRAT president doing it.
And a question needs to be asked. If this was a war to take all that oil why didn't we just take it back in 93? We were there. We had the meens then to take it and hold it. Why did we just pick up and leave after we had kicked Sadam Insaine's ass six ways from sunday? Just a question...
And for you bloody morons that are REALY going over there to be human shields, I hope you can write back and tell the rest of us what a VX warhead looks like because that is what you are going to garding. God Speed! Don't try to get back into the USA if you survive! You will NOT be welcome.

here wear this target on your shirt please

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Peace is the gift of unity not from a unity of one but unity of all, nor a unity from the minority but a unity of the majority.

War cannot win if vengeance and violence still remain, war cannot work to build the world to a world of peace from a world of worse.

If war will not happen the peace of the world will reign, the glory on that day will be the joy of the almighty and the beneficiary of the victory will be the entire humanity.

Happy to those who are chosen to received wisdom because they will know the knowledge of their labor to be the food on their table.

Youth is the beauty to our country and the bright journey for our destiny.

Whosoever worth to give is worthy to receive of blessings and whosoever worth to ask of anything is worthy to receive of something.

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“WORDS FOR THOUGHT”

By: Wendell J. H. Lope

Smile is a symbol of a pleasant surrounding like sunshine in the morning and a stars dance with the evening.

Peace is the gift of unity not from a unity of one but unity of all, nor a unity from the minority but a unity of the majority.

War cannot win if vengeance and violence still remain, war cannot work to build the world to a world of peace from a world of worse.

If war will not happen the peace of the world will reign, the glory on that day will be the joy of the almighty and the beneficiary of the victory will be the entire humanity.

Happy to those who are chosen to received wisdom because they will know the knowledge of their labor to be the food on their table.

Youth is the beauty to our country and the bright journey for our destiny.

Whosoever worth to give is worthy to receive of blessings and whosoever worth to ask of anything is worthy to receive of something.

Love is not the expression of emotion but the expression of action.

Humble to learn, humble to love, and humble to be able to away in trouble.

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“WORDS FOR THOUGHT”

By: Wendell J. H. Lope

Smile is a symbol of a pleasant surrounding like sunshine in the morning and a stars dance with the evening.

Peace is the gift of unity not from a unity of one but unity of all, nor a unity from the minority but a unity of the majority.

War cannot win if vengeance and violence still remain, war cannot work to build the world to a world of peace from a world of worse.

If war will not happen the peace of the world will reign, the glory on that day will be the joy of the almighty and the beneficiary of the victory will be the entire humanity.

Happy to those who are chosen to received wisdom because they will know the knowledge of their labor to be the food on their table.

Youth is the beauty to our country and the bright journey for our destiny.

Whosoever worth to give is worthy to receive of blessings and whosoever worth to ask of anything is worthy to receive of something.

Love is not the expression of emotion but the expression of action.

Humble to learn, humble to love, and humble to be able to away in trouble.

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“WORDS FOR THOUGHT”

By: Wendell J. H. Lope

Smile is a symbol of a pleasant surrounding like sunshine in the morning and a stars dance with the evening.

Peace is the gift of unity not from a unity of one but unity of all, nor a unity from the minority but a unity of the majority.

War cannot win if vengeance and violence still remain, war cannot work to build the world to a world of peace from a world of worse.

If war will not happen the peace of the world will reign, the glory on that day will be the joy of the almighty and the beneficiary of the victory will be the entire humanity.

Happy to those who are chosen to received wisdom because they will know the knowledge of their labor to be the food on their table.

Youth is the beauty to our country and the bright journey for our destiny.

Whosoever worth to give is worthy to receive of blessings and whosoever worth to ask of anything is worthy to receive of something.

Love is not the expression of emotion but the expression of action.

Humble to learn, humble to love, and humble to be able to away in trouble.

NOTE:
For whatever support you have please contact me at; cellpone no. (63)9203453207 or email add. Wendell_lope@yahoo.com
thank you.

“WORDS FOR THOUGHT”

By: Wendell J. H. Lope

Smile is a symbol of a pleasant surrounding like sunshine in the morning and a stars dance with the evening.

Peace is the gift of unity not from a unity of one but unity of all, nor a unity from the minority but a unity of the majority.

War cannot win if vengeance and violence still remain, war cannot work to build the world to a world of peace from a world of worse.

If war will not happen the peace of the world will reign, the glory on that day will be the joy of the almighty and the beneficiary of the victory will be the entire humanity.

Happy to those who are chosen to received wisdom because they will know the knowledge of their labor to be the food on their table.

Youth is the beauty to our country and the bright journey for our destiny.

Whosoever worth to give is worthy to receive of blessings and whosoever worth to ask of anything is worthy to receive of something.

Love is not the expression of emotion but the expression of action.

Humble to learn, humble to love, and humble to be able to away in trouble.

NOTE:
For whatever support you have please contact me at; cellpone no. (63)9203453207 or email add. Wendell_lope@yahoo.com
thank you.

“WORDS FOR THOUGHT”

By: Wendell J. H. Lope

Smile is a symbol of a pleasant surrounding like sunshine in the morning and a stars dance with the evening.

Peace is the gift of unity not from a unity of one but unity of all, nor a unity from the minority but a unity of the majority.

War cannot win if vengeance and violence still remain, war cannot work to build the world to a world of peace from a world of worse.

If war will not happen the peace of the world will reign, the glory on that day will be the joy of the almighty and the beneficiary of the victory will be the entire humanity.

Happy to those who are chosen to received wisdom because they will know the knowledge of their labor to be the food on their table.

Youth is the beauty to our country and the bright journey for our destiny.

Whosoever worth to give is worthy to receive of blessings and whosoever worth to ask of anything is worthy to receive of something.

Love is not the expression of emotion but the expression of action.

Humble to learn, humble to love, and humble to be able to away in trouble.

NOTE:
For whatever support you have please contact me at; cellpone no. (63)9203453207 or email add. Wendell_lope@yahoo.com
thank you.

I need to get to Iraq as soon as possible.Can anyone help me with information (no oppinions please) on the best route and with financial support.I will trade by gathering interviews,photos,whatever I am physically capable of.Plz contact me asap.To all the confused who will call me a traitor,I am doing this for you,for all the soldiers and their families for the entire world and for the world of long ago;for all of the people who have already suffered/or are soon to suffer because of misdirected and misinterperated rage.The American public needs an honest media if we are ever going to achieve the freedoms and choices we are mislead into beleiving that we have..
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I need to get to Iraq as soon as possible.Can anyone help me with
information (no oppinions please) on the best route and with financial support..I will trade by gathering interviews,photos,whatever I am physically capable of.Plz contact me asap.To all the confused who will call me a traitor,I am doing this for you,for all the soldiers and their families for the entire world and for the world of long ago;for all of the people who have already suffered/or are soon to suffer because of misdirected misinterperated rage.The dissolusioned American public needs an honest media if we are ever going to achieve the freedoms and choices we are brainwashed into beleiving that we have..

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