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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29802 posts, RR: 58
Posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1057 times:

US Marines are planning to release the pidgeons that they will be using as chemical weapons detectors in Bagdad when the war ends. The pigeons are being used in a simular fashion to the Canaries that coal miners used to take down with them into the shafts.

Kind of like the peace doves.

I personally think it is a nice touch. We can only hope that a large number of them will be released.

http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/meast/03/14/sprj.irq.kuwait.pigeons.ap/index.html


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User currently offlineTWAL1011 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 206 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1043 times:

Others said chickens were simply not meant to live in the desert.

That gave me a chuckle...  Smile

The whole thing kinda reminds me of the parakeets in Close Encounters of the Third Kind.


User currently offlineScotty From UK - Scotland, joined Dec 1999, 1875 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1013 times:

Ah. Thats Nice. Lets hope the pigeons appreciate the symbolism and are really delighted and honoured to live amongst the smoking, polluted, radioligically and chemically uninhabitable debris of a city that once held 5 million people and one despot who, along with Western imperialist leaders will be responsible for making it so.

This aint Hollywood.

Scotty


User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 984 times:

Scotty, your delusions of "imperialism" make you sound more and more like another certain member on here.  Smile

This isn't about imperialism. It's about how best to remove a cancer on the globe. Let's hope ALL those pidgeons get released. If they don't, then some nations in the world will have egg all over their face for their insistence that Saddam has been cooperating in disarmament.


User currently offlineDelta-flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2676 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 980 times:

......Western imperialist leaders will be responsible for making it so

Are you suggesting the US will nuke Iraq?

The pidgeons are a nice touch ..... glad to see the Marines have planned out the whole spectacle.

Pete


User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 974 times:

Awww, how cute. I wonder if the dead US soldiers, the dead British and Spanish soldiers and the dead Iraqis will appreciate it. I wonder if the surviving citizens will appreciate the US leaving the country in turmoil a la Afghanistan too.

Since when did the world need MORE pidgeons anyway?


User currently offlineHeavymetal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 974 times:

Are you suggesting the US will nuke Iraq?

The President and SecDef have mentioned it. Several times.


User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8724 posts, RR: 43
Reply 7, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 954 times:

Will be most interesting to see how they fly through all the smoke... or where they get food, or water, or a rest. I doubt their lives in freedom will last very long. After all, it's very easy to talk about peace when everybody else is dead.


Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 951 times:

Wonder if Iraq's pidgeons will get the same coverage as the rabbits in Australia?  Big grin

Hope they survive though.

Staffan


User currently offlineDtw/ord fan! From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 288 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 936 times:

Ya know what, what gives the United States the right to impose a "democracy" in the middle east when for thousands of years they have gone about governing themselves the way they see best, which is not a democracy. Seriosiously, what gives Bush the right? Yes Saddam needs to be burned, preferably while he is still alive, but to impose our governing system on Iraq is wrong, and immoral.

User currently offlineAirplay From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 910 times:

There seems to be more concern about the pidgeons than the Iraqi people....

User currently offlineHamfist From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 614 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 891 times:

Are you suggesting the US will nuke Iraq?

Heavymetal
The President and SecDef have mentioned it. Several times.

Bullshit...they've only said(and continue to say) they haven't taken any options off the table. Interpret that however you want, but that's not saying they WILL do it!

On another note...these threads just wouldn't the same without the gratuitous 777236er "We love the Saddam regime" sort of sentiment  Insane


User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 888 times:

these threads just wouldn't the same without the gratuitous 777236er "We love the Saddam regime" sort of sentiment

Aww, you really love me  Smile

Where did I say I loved the Saddam regime?


User currently offlineJaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 872 times:

Well, thats great ! Love that Hallmark sentiment by our marines.
Not only are they hunky and hot - they're also filled with maudlin sentimental goop.
Those pigeons will serve to provide food for a bombed out, battered civilian population before the UN comes in to do the actual peace keeping and restoration of medical services, food supply, etc.
Hope these pigeons are plump and juicy, and that they cook easily on fires caused in homes by bombs. And lets hope that Saddam doesn't get to eat a single one of those yummy birds !


User currently offlineScotty From UK - Scotland, joined Dec 1999, 1875 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 844 times:

Are you suggesting the US will nuke Iraq?

Maybe, maybe not. But maybe someone ELSE, who might just be within Scud missile range, definitely will.

Scotty


User currently offlineCX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4454 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 843 times:

All this talk of destroying Iraq. The last time I checked the U.S. military didn't "destroy" Kuwait when it pushed out the Iraqi Army. The U.S. military is taking every precaution to not hit civilian targets and try to leave as much of the infrastructure in place as possible. I personally can not wait for this war to be over and all of these protesters and people worried about the Iraqi people proven wrong. If you are worried about the Iraqi people, the lets remove their LEADER.


"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." D. Eisenhower
User currently offlineOvelix From Greece, joined Aug 1999, 639 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 814 times:

Pigeons dying in the desert...What a nice touch...

I can already see a TV reporter showing a dead pigeon on the sand. Of course, if the story makes it through the Pentagon censorship channels.

Kostas


User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 17, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 802 times:

It would make it throught the US "censorship channels" far easier than the stories about disappearing Iraqis make it through Iraqi censorship...

Of course it won't really matter in the long run, but it's indeed a nice gesture.

But then the pro-Iraqi crowd wouldn't understand (but they won't have to, as they're certain their beloved Iraqi army will crush the invading imperialist forces with the sticks that are all they have left now that the peaceloving Iraqi government has complied fully with UN demands...).



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User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 6013 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 801 times:

You have to admit that it's a nice touch from the US Army to let all journalists know, that any TV signals from within Iraq during the war, will lead to a swift bombing of its position.

User currently offlineMD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8508 posts, RR: 12
Reply 19, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 787 times:

If these are New York City pigeons, well those birds are tough! I have no doubt they'd manage to survive in Baghdad.

But those poor Iraqis...if chickens don't live well in the desert, does that mean there's no chicken fingers in Baghdad?


User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 772 times:

Martha Stewart said that if a war is cancelled, flowers are the appropriate gift.
We should send a nice big 'Pick Me Up' bouquet.


User currently offlineKrushny From Spain, joined Dec 2000, 776 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 764 times:

I do not see how this is news. Animals have been used before in purposes like this. The URSS nuclear subs had rats near the reactors, a kind of crude radioactivity detectors. If you saw them dying, better look fast for help!!

User currently offlineHeavymetal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 737 times:

Interpret that however you want, but that's not saying they WILL do it!

That was the deal in 91. You use chemicals, we go nuclear.

I don't think you fully understand how ugly this quick, neat effort to dispose of Saddam can get. You're not alone. He's going to use chemical weapons. And the way I hear it, hundreds of American troops are either going to be felled by those weapons or the 110 degree heat of their chemical protection suits.



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