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Iraqis Greet Marines With Smiles, Dancing  
User currently offlineN312RC From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 2682 posts, RR: 16
Posted (11 years 7 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1056 times:

I just saw some video on MSNBC of Iraqi's being liberated in the small southern town of Safwan, Iraq. They we're smiling and dancing. Now, usually people dont smile and dance unless theyre happy. More of this video showed a marine cutting down what seemed to be a canvas painting of saddam off a building, with a liberated Iraqi taking his sandal off and beating on Saddam's face. This is simply fantastic for the Iraqis. What an uplifting video.





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User currently offlineBmi330 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1450 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (11 years 7 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1049 times:

Is that not proof enough already this is the right action to be taken.

User currently offlineMt99 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 6609 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (11 years 7 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1043 times:
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User currently offlineSebolino From France, joined May 2001, 3681 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (11 years 7 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1039 times:

I've seen it too, and that looks good, really.
However, I'm prudent with TV images during war time, especially on CNN, considering that we see only what the military want us to see.


User currently offlineFlight152 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 3401 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (11 years 7 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1025 times:

Yeah, and to see some people say were not doing the right thing.  Yeah sure

This is proof enough.


User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7784 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (11 years 7 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1020 times:

Seblino... the Pentagon is not censoring anything that the press is putting on the air. Quite a departure from the first war.

I have heard conflicting reports about the Iraqi reaction to advancing US and British forces. All generally positive, but not to the point of showering them with flowers and dancing in the streets. Though the footage of the Marine and Iraqi man taking down Saddam's portrait was interesting to see.



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User currently offlineJean Leloup From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2116 posts, RR: 19
Reply 6, posted (11 years 7 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 999 times:

Great pictures, but keep in mind that this is to be expected in certain areas because a lot of Iraqi areas are known to be low in support for Saddam. For instnace the kurds, of course, in the north, and evidently some areas near kuwait in the south. Keep in mind, then, that you can't draw too much of a generalizatio nfrom any one set of pictures. I'm most interested to see what happens when Baghdad gets 'liberated'.


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User currently offlineHeavymetal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (11 years 7 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 998 times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/03/21/international/worldspecial/21CND-TOWN.html

It is heartwarming to see those who were living in fear 'liberated'. At the same time, you'll notice that most of the partyers are Shiite Muslims, archenemies of Iraqi Sunnis.

So we basically just inserted ourselves into a religious blood fued. And took sides. Ouch.


User currently offlineKeesje From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 7 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 959 times:


it is like looking at a big movie screen through a very narrow cilinder.

sometimes it shuts of un announced

at the end someone asks you how you liked the movie

we are only getting a very narrow, filtered view here

in any war, truth is the first victim




User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21484 posts, RR: 53
Reply 9, posted (11 years 7 months 6 days ago) and read 940 times:

DesertJets: the Pentagon is not censoring anything that the press is putting on the air. Quite a departure from the first war.

According to journalists from different reputable media, censorship and media control is at least as tight as in the last war.


User currently offlineDecman From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 107 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (11 years 7 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 908 times:

As other's have said, that could be expected in certain area's of the country. Also, the footage showed only like 6 people. The important response will be in Baghdad, I do hope to see a peaceful and happy response from the Iraqi people, but we'll all soon find out.

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