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Baghdad Bob Too Popular For Internet

Sat Apr 12, 2003 10:07 pm

It seems that a website that was devoted to the Iraqi Minister of Information has become to popular for the internet.

The website had posted quotes and spoofs of Baghdad Bob, placed throughout time.



The website http://www.welovetheiraqiinformationminister.com was forced to shut down because it had exceeded it's allotment of bandwidth. The groups contract with their host allowed for 2000 hits on the website per month. At the highpoint of the war the website was recording 4000 hits per second!


http://www.adn.com/front/story/2932294p-2967137c.html

http://www.cnn.com/2003/TECH/internet/04/12/offbeat.minister.site.ap/index.html

Hopefully these guys can find a host that will help them out. Just the single sample I posted here was awfully funny.

[Edited 2003-04-12 15:34:49]

[Edited 2003-04-12 15:35:24]
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RE: Baghdad Bob Too Popular For Internet

Sat Apr 12, 2003 10:33 pm

Yes, heard it on the news, I was laughing my ass off at the time  Laugh out loud
 
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RE: Baghdad Bob Too Popular For Internet

Sat Apr 12, 2003 11:30 pm

The British journalist at the centcom briefing yesterday (or the day before, not sure) was hilarious too, when asking about the cards being issued to the US troops:

'Could you tell me if the Iraqi Information Minister is included in the list of 55, since every deck of cards needs its Joker?'  Big thumbs up  Big thumbs up
 
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RE: Baghdad Bob Too Popular For Internet

Sat Apr 12, 2003 11:36 pm

I also saw a report about this webpage in the German news yesterday evening, now I will take a look.

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RE: Baghdad Bob Too Popular For Internet

Sat Apr 12, 2003 11:40 pm

I actually never really understood the humour surrounding the Iraqi information minister's comments.

Especially when I've heard such gems as "Read my Lips, there will be no new taxes". Or "I did not have sexual relations with that young lady". Or even "we have taken control of [insert Iraqi city here]" and then hearing reports for 3 days about how there is heavy fighting there.

Politicians all over the world are going to say what they deem appropriate to serve their purposes. If it is a psychological blow to the population to have the airport siezed, then they are going to deny it. If a politician wants a cheap source of oil, he's going to say something like "I think they have WMDs" or those poor Iraqis have suffered under Saddam long enough.....



 
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RE: Baghdad Bob Too Popular For Internet

Sun Apr 13, 2003 12:21 am

I actually never really understood the humour surrounding the Iraqi information minister's comments.

That's probably because you wanted to believe every single word this guy was saying, Airplay. You know, anyone who flips his finger at the evil U.S. is OK in your book, right Airplay? You're officially out there with Baghdad Bob's confirmer of Information, Roy, in your total lack of reality.

...or those poor Iraqis have suffered under Saddam long enough.....

Are you denying that these people suffered under Saddam, Airplay? Seen the news lately, of celebrations all over Iraq that he's gone? Seen the pictures of his statues and pictures being destroyed all over the country? Seen the images of whole brigades in the North laying down their arms and walking home, not willing to fight for him? Seen the pictures of his torture chambers, wtih fingerprints of those his henchmen killed?

What part of his regime makes you sad he's gone?
 
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RE: Baghdad Bob Too Popular For Internet

Sun Apr 13, 2003 12:34 am

That's probably because you wanted to believe every single word this guy was saying, Airplay. You know, anyone who flips his finger at the evil U.S. is OK in your book, right Airplay? You're officially out there with Baghdad Bob's confirmer of Information, Roy, in your total lack of reality.

Reread my post. I didn't say I believed him or that he was OK. I'm merely saying that his behaviour is typical of a politician.

Are you denying that these people suffered under Saddam, Airplay? Seen the news lately, of celebrations all over Iraq that he's gone? Seen the pictures of his statues and pictures being destroyed all over the country? Seen the images of whole brigades in the North laying down their arms and walking home, not willing to fight for him? Seen the pictures of his torture chambers, wtih fingerprints of those his henchmen killed?

Again, I didn't say they weren't suffering. Perhaps the reading comprehension course I suggested top YYZ717 is in order....

By the way...seen the pictures of a looter being beaten by other Iraqis? Seen the pictures of the people languishing in understaffed hospitals with no medicine? Seen any other part of town on CNN besides the Shiaa predominant Saddam city? Seen the Turks amassing on the border to quell the Kurds of a possible uprising? Seen the total anarchy that was induced by an invasion force that didn't have the brains to have policing forces on hand? Heard the anguished crys from Iraqis of "Is this what you call liberation America?" Seen the "walls of protection" the coalition forces are forming around the oil wells in northern Iraq while the population goes "unprotected"?

Seen the report of 65 suicide troops captured in a vehicle that is probablly just an idication of things to come?

Alpha1, for the most part you're a reasonalbe guy. Don't be blinded by what seems like a victory just yet. Victory is a long ways away and the region is incredibly unstable right now. We just have to hope that fighting doesn't spill over the borders and the coalition can convince the Sunni that they didn't just come to liberate the Shiia and convince the Kurds that now is not the appropriate time to conplicate things by trying to secure a new homeland...

 
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RE: Baghdad Bob Too Popular For Internet

Sun Apr 13, 2003 12:44 am

I'm merely saying that his behaviour is typical of a politician.

Wrong, Airplay. His behavior was typical of someone with a sniper's gun pointed at his head, or who's family was being held by that good guy Saddam Hussein and his merry thugs. Politicians do spin, of that there's not doubt, but most are realists, unlike you.

Again, I didn't say they weren't suffering.

You certainly alluded to that fact in the way which you framed your comment. You'd make an excellent politicain-you frame something perfectly so you can weasel out of it later. Well done.

Alpha1, for the most part you're a reasonalbe guy.

Well, sadly, I cannot say the same for you. You're whole world-view is so blurred by this loathing of the U.S. that your views can't be given serious consideration. Sad, but, in my view, true.
 
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RE: Baghdad Bob Too Popular For Internet

Sun Apr 13, 2003 12:53 am

More critical rhetoric but no valid arguments against the facts I posted. Do you deny what I say is true with respect to the situation in Iraq?

It has nothing to do with my feelings for the US and everything to do with what I see and hear on the media. (And I don't mean JUST CNN)

Airplay: Again, I didn't say they weren't suffering.

Alpha1: You certainly alluded to that fact in the way which you framed your comment. You'd make an excellent politicain-you frame something perfectly so you can weasel out of it later. Well done.


I possibly didn't write enough detail at first. We all knew people were suffering in Iraq. People are suffering all over the world. People are suffing in the Congo and even in Detroit. So why put the attention on Iraq? I believe that Bush had other motives rather than humanitarian and tried to use the existance of WMD to invade Iraq. In lieu of WMD evidence, he can recover by calling it a humanitarian gesture. Unfortunately I've seen far too many Iraqis suffer disease, disfigurment and death at the hands of the coaltion to call it an end to suffering....
 
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RE: Baghdad Bob Too Popular For Internet

Sun Apr 13, 2003 1:04 am

More critical rhetoric but no valid arguments against the facts I posted.

Since when are your opinions "facts", Airplay. You gave no fact, only opinions! Your opinion is that victory is a long way off. It may be, but that's only your opinion, not a fact.
 
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RE: Baghdad Bob Too Popular For Internet

Sun Apr 13, 2003 3:38 am

Since when are your opinions "facts", Airplay. You gave no fact, only opinions! Your opinion is that victory is a long way off. It may be, but that's only your opinion, not a fact.


Make up your mind Alpha1. In this thread you ask for proof that this conflict is long from over then in

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/non_aviation/read.main/375741/

you state: "This whole thing is LONG from being over."

Which is it?
 
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RE: Baghdad Bob Too Popular For Internet

Sun Apr 13, 2003 3:41 am

Airplay, that is MY OPINION. I'm giving my OPINION. Just as you were. My opinion that the military part is over, but winning the peace is what will take a long time. Is that better?
 
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RE: Baghdad Bob Too Popular For Internet

Sun Apr 13, 2003 3:50 am

Ahh....

Thanks for the clarification. I agree with your "opinion" then. This thing is long from over and I'm confident that our "opinion" will congeal into fact over the next couple of years.
 
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RE: Baghdad Bob Too Popular For Internet

Sun Apr 13, 2003 4:04 am

My opinion that the military part is over, but winning the peace is what will take a long time. Is that better?

Ya, whatever. It was also your opinion that the military part would not be quick. You were dead wrong there. Why should your opinion on winning the peace be any more credible?

You are so anti-American that any opinion you have is very unlikely to be accurate.

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RE: Baghdad Bob Too Popular For Internet

Sun Apr 13, 2003 4:13 am

I must say, that in this messy thing of war, I thing that the honorable minister Mohammed Saad Al Saef was one of the most amusing characters of the whole thing.

Sometimes, I got the idea that while he was saying things like:

"Those villains, those mercenaries, they will all commit suicide at the gates of Baghdad"

He was actually showing a sarcastic smile.

Kind of... "You idiots, will it be possible that somebody will ever believe this crap ?..."

I think the minister will have a place in History.
 
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RE: Baghdad Bob Too Popular For Internet

Sun Apr 13, 2003 4:20 am

Ya, whatever. It was also your opinion that the military part would not be quick. You were dead wrong there. Why should your opinion on winning the peace be any more credible?


The military part is over? Hmm....YYZ you better call CNN, FOX, BBC, Al Jazeera, CTV, CBC and all the newspapers real quick. Those idiots are reporting ongoing fighting, resistance and mounting Turkish military presence at the border. And they're making predictions of the upcoming battle in Kirkrit. How could there be a battle if the military part is over and all the coaltion soldiers have gone home....

(In case your so-called mind didn't catch it, I was being sarcastic....)




 
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RE: Baghdad Bob Too Popular For Internet

Sun Apr 13, 2003 4:24 am

Yes, you said above that the military part is over. Now you seem to be contradicting yourself.

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RE: Baghdad Bob Too Popular For Internet

Mon Apr 14, 2003 12:27 am

I repeat...I was being sarcastic.

Sar*cas"tic, Sarcastical Sar*cas"tic*al, a. Expressing, or expressed by, sarcasm; characterized by, or of the nature of, sarcasm; given to the use of sarcasm; bitterly satirical; scornfully severe; taunting.



 
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RE: Baghdad Bob Too Popular For Internet

Mon Apr 14, 2003 12:38 am



Why would anyone trust what this man says?

"Unless...you are a particular person in India or Portugal?"

What does that mean anyway?


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RE: Baghdad Bob Too Popular For Internet

Mon Apr 14, 2003 1:05 am

Yyz717,

You are so anti-American that any opinion you have is very unlikely to be accurate.

ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You are calling ALPHA 1, of all people, anti-American now????????????? You just wait till Alpha 1 sees this, he'll have you for dinner, with fries and a nice salad. And I'll be here enjoying every minute of it. Now let's see you back your ass out of this one.

Go get 'im, Alpha!
 
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RE: Baghdad Bob Too Popular For Internet

Mon Apr 14, 2003 1:09 am

I saw it, Scorpio. I didn't know if he meant it for me, or someone else, so I just ignored it.

I'd rather have seafood for dinner, btw.  Big thumbs up
 
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RE: Baghdad Bob Too Popular For Internet

Mon Apr 14, 2003 2:59 am

Personally, I could see him having a nice, long career as the broadcaster for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
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RE: Baghdad Bob Too Popular For Internet

Mon Apr 14, 2003 11:30 am

Hey guys, Having been away a few days, i have miised a few things. Is Baghdad bob still around, cause i am sure I saw him selling cars the other day.

 
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RE: Baghdad Bob Too Popular For Internet

Mon Apr 14, 2003 11:31 am

Funny, Glenn, I swore I saw him driving a local taxi.

Maybe he has a double.

Oops! That's SADDAM who has the twins. My bad.  Smile
 
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RE: Baghdad Bob Too Popular For Internet

Mon Apr 14, 2003 12:06 pm

No, no .. he's flipping burgers in Fyshwick.

I wonder how Alpha1 feels being labelled anti-American? That must be a new one for him .....

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RE: Baghdad Bob Too Popular For Internet

Mon Apr 14, 2003 12:09 pm

MSNBC just gave him Phil Donahue's old time slot.
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RE: Baghdad Bob Too Popular For Internet

Mon Apr 14, 2003 12:36 pm

Is he gonna do teh American Talk show circuit.

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RE: Baghdad Bob Too Popular For Internet

Mon Apr 14, 2003 12:37 pm

wonder how Alpha1 feels being labelled anti-American? That must be a new one for him .....

ADG, I know I'm right where I should be when the right-wing lunatics(B757300, NWA, Jcs17, etc) are calling me Anti-American or liberal, and the left-wing lunatics like Indianguy are calling me a right-wing nut.

It's because of that, I know I'm a centrist, and damn proud of it.  Big thumbs up
 
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RE: Baghdad Bob Too Popular For Internet

Mon Apr 14, 2003 1:13 pm

He was talking to Airplay, not Alpha 1. Geez!
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