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Jeff in Cincinnati Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:54 AM
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Pentagon forced to withdraw leaflet
Coalition forces drop a leaflet saying that if the locals don't cooperate and help identify Taliban and Al-Queda supporters, they'll have their humanitarian aid cut off. That makes it sound like Docters Without Borders and other groups are working with the Coalition -- and consequently makes them targets.

Nice job, morons.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/print/0,3858,4917439-103681,0...
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:08 PM
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1. No, this goes beyond moronic
It's moranic.



:headbang:
rocknation
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Jeff in Cincinnati Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:11 PM
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2. Method to the madness?
Maybe they'd like to get international NGO's out of the country so there won't be any "prying eyes" watching what's going on. Putting a bullseye on their back is a sure way to get them to pull out.
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Vladimir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:19 PM
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6. Intentional
was the word you sought methinks... ;)
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:11 PM
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3. Hey way to the hearts and minds
asshole! "the more ahead we get the behinder we are'...donald rumsfeld.
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Voltaire99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:09 PM
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4. Mass punishment of civilians. Sound familiar?
Shame on this leadership and these warmakers. Shame.
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krkaufman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:55 PM
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8. Yes, I wonder how "unintentional" this error was.
I wouldn't put it past any US participants to intentional murk-up the division between military and NGOs, with the goal of increasing terrorist attacks on civilians/NGOs. I just don't trust this administration's competence or motivations anymore.
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Kbick Donating Member (49 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:18 PM
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5. WMD excuse
Edited on Thu May-06-04 01:19 PM by Kbick
Taliban and Al-Queda supporters

This is the new "WMD" excuse....

Taliban and Al-Queda are as scarce as WMD in Iraq.

These are Iraqi's fighting us!
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krkaufman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:52 PM
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7. Article is about Afghanistan, not Iraq n/t
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