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0rion Donating Member (475 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:05 PM
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New Flashpoints Spring Up as Battles Rage in Iraq
Apr 7, 5:42 PM (ET)

By Akram Saleh

FALLUJA, Iraq (Reuters) - U.S.-led forces battled Sunni Muslim guerrillas and a spreading Shi'ite uprising on Wednesday, as Iraqi anger was inflamed by the U.S. bombing of a mosque compound that witnesses said killed 25 people.

New Flashpoints Spring Up as Battles Rage in Iraq
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asjr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:14 PM
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1. We sure earned a lot of hearts with that.
People seem to forget that we were not asked to "liberate" the Iraqis.
We invaded illegally and these people are fighting back.
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whatelseisnew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:22 PM
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2. does anyone have a map with all the hotspots? this is getting crazy
?
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markses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:30 PM
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3. Can you just link to the damn Reuters article
Rather than surreptitiously sending people to your own blog? I mean, really. A little etiquette goes a long way, pal.

Besides, it is damn near impossible to read your blog on (I'd expect) many monitors and screens, since the right side far outshoots the screen area, and the left side doesn't fit if you scroll all the way right. In other words, I end up having to scroll right and left at the end of each line, which is intolerably annoying. Might want to fix your margins. A little usability advice for ya.
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0rion Donating Member (475 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:33 PM
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4. We pay for Reuters and AP feeds.
nt
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markses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:35 PM
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6. So what?
Link it to the damn Reuters page or link it to your blog with identification. What if I don't want to go to your blog? What if I want to read the article on an actually readable site (which your blog ain't). This is an online ethics issue.
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0rion Donating Member (475 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:37 PM
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7. You have the freedom to read elsewhere. nt
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markses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:12 PM
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15. I thought I would be reading elsewhere
Instead I ended up on your blog. I left quickly, but it remains a question of online ethics.
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lumpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:43 PM
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11. The article posted by
Orion is a Reuters article. Your fingers cramped or something, markses?
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markses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:11 PM
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14. But the link goes to his own blog
Not to Reuters, where it should. Trolling for hits is bad form.
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0rion Donating Member (475 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:13 PM
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16. Yahoo, Myway, MSN...ect all post full Reuters and AP articles because....
they pay for the service. We do the same.
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lumpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:15 PM
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17. Whining is not manly
especially when one can do a little bit of searching with one finger at least if a crampy hand is the problem.
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benburch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:16 PM
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18. BS!
Not bad form. He pays for the feed, and it is just as acceptable to point you at his paid feed as to point you at, say, a newspaper that pays for the same article.

This is a really silly thing to care about.

-Ben Burch
White Rose Society Webmaster
http://www.WhiteRoseSociety.org <--- TROLLING FOR HITS!
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VTMechEngr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:10 PM
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21. umm, It fits my screen just fine...
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PfcHammer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:35 PM
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5. here, try this
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 07:31 PM by KleverKittie

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daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:41 PM
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Debka is not normally considered very objective around here
Especially with their numerous references to Al-Queda being involved in the fighting. I am sure Bush would appreciate the idea, though. It makes the war seem less stupid, from his point of view.
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PfcHammer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:04 PM
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12. yeah I know, but the map appeared GEOGRAPHICALLY
correct based on what has
been printed. OP wanted
hotspots not narrative
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daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:31 PM
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19. Fair enough
Just wanted to point out that the presence of Al-Queda in the Iraqi resistance is highly contentious, just in case there were people around who swallow that one hook, line, and sinker.
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oasis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:41 PM
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10. Thanks.
:hi:
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mike1963 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:11 PM
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13. How very odd - seems not to be a big problem in Tikrit (Saddam's home
town) - one would tend to think the 'left-overs', 'dead-enders' and 'saddam loyalists' would also be be "in the area North, South and the West somewhat...'

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PfcHammer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:39 PM
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20. again


Wednesday, April 7

1. U.S. Marines fired a rocket and dropped a 500-pound, laser-guided bomb on a mosque compound. Witnesses said as many as 40 people were killed. The coalition was in control of about 25% of the city.

2. U.S. forces continued to hunt down members of radical Shiite cleric Moktada al Sadr's al-Mahdi Army in Baghdad's Sadr City neighborhood. The U.S. military's deputy head of operations vowed to "destroy" the militia.

3. Marines continued fighting Sunni insurgents along a one-mile front in Ramadi. Syrian mercenaries were believed to be involved in the battle.

4. Ukrainian forces were forced to evacuate Kut after clashes with al Sadr's al-Mahdi Army. At least 12 Iraqis were reported killed and 20 wounded.

5. Militiamen loyal to al Sadr clashed with Polish troops in Karbala, and an aide to the cleric reportedly was killed.

6. Residents of the northern town of Hawijah, near Kirkuk, clashed with U.S. troops. Eight Iraqis were killed, and 10 Iraqis and four Americans were wounded.

7. A U.S. OH-58 Kiowa helicopter made an emergency landing in Baqouba after it was hit by small arms fire. No one was hurt.
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Cocoa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:38 PM
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8. is there a Shiite triangle?
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mouse7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:40 PM
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9. Yep... it's a wee bit bigger now.
It extends from North Pole to South Pole to the Moon
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