JetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 11 Posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1761 times:
"A group of American anti-war demonstrators who came to Iraq with Japanese human shield volunteers made it across the border today with 14 hours of uncensored video, all shot without Iraqi government minders present. Kenneth Joseph, a young American pastor with the Assyrian Church of the East, told UPI the trip "had shocked me back to reality." Some of the Iraqis he interviewed on camera "told me they would commit suicide if American bombing didn't start. They were willing to see their homes demolished to gain their freedom from Saddam's bloody tyranny. They convinced me that Saddam was a monster the likes of which the world had not seen since Stalin and Hitler. He and his sons are sick sadists. Their tales of slow torture and killing made me ill, such as people put in a huge shredder for plastic products, feet first so they could hear their screams as bodies got chewed up from foot to head.""
Captaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1672 times:
Great article, thanks for sharing it. I said it in another thread and I'll say it again. I was skeptical as to the reasons for Bush to attack Iraq. I still think he has motives other than to liberate the people, as if it were a charity act. I also don't see Iraq as a direct threat to the United States. BUT, so far I am impressed with the way the war is going. I haven't heard of any civilian deaths, but I'm sure some have died. The Iraqi army is surrendering, which is great. What I am hopeful for is that the process after the attack is complete, is fair for the Iraqi people, allowing them to capitalize on their oil wealth and set up a proper government and good international relations.
"it's kind of like an Airbus, it's an engineering marvel, but there's no sense of passion" -- J. Clarkson re: Coxster
B747forlife From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 392 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1594 times:
Artsyman - Unlike in other countries, the US does not imprision people for the sole reason of having opinions. You would see that in the thousands of people protesting this war. Those who have been imprisioned have broken the law. So please, don't try and defame the US government just because you don't agree with it. We aren't run by Saddam or Kim Jong Il.
Artsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4748 posts, RR: 32
Reply 9, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1553 times:
I'm not sure why they would be thrown in jail upon their return? Did they break any laws?
You took the most extreme of my options as if it were the main thrust of what I said. I was thinking about what had happened the Walker Lindh etc. Besides being a human shield is actually interfering in the war effort, and disrupting US plans, as opposed to a peaceful protest
MxCtrlr From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2485 posts, RR: 33
Reply 12, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1500 times:
Isn't it amazing that none of the anti-US, anti-Bush Euro-trash that is tearing the US/Bush apart on Iraq, hasn't put one single response to this thread? Maybe Bush has more motives than just Iraqi Freedom, maybe not, but the bottom line is another tyrant will be out of power soon and that can be nothing but good for the Iraqi people.
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DAMN! This SUCKS! I just had to go to the next higher age bracket in my profile! :-(