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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 09:04 AM
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Bush is not creating new terrorists in Iraq. So quit saying that
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/washpost...

<snip>Guerrillas coming out of Fallujah have complained bitterly that Kurdish militiamen known as pesh merga are deployed against them. The Kurds are members of the 36th Battalion of the Iraqi Civil Defense Corps, built from several exile-based militias that supported the U.S.-led campaign against Saddam Hussein (news - web sites). Commanders of another, overwhelmingly Arab Iraqi army battalion refused to fight alongside the Marines.

"Worse than pigs, thieves and tramps," read lines in a poem circulating on fliers in Kirkuk, a city in northern Iraq where Kurds are accused of pushing Arab families off land claimed by both groups. The fliers condemned the leaders of Iraq's two Kurdish parties. It is not known who produced the fliers, which were also seen in Baghdad.

The Kurdish leaders were condemned in chanting that followed Friday prayers at a major Sunni mosque in Baghdad.

"When the fighting is over in Fallujah, I will sell everything I have, even my home," said a resistance fighter who gave his name as Abu Taif Mashhadani. He wept as he recalled his 8-year-old daughter, who he said was killed by a U.S. sniper in Fallujah a week ago. "I will send my brothers north to kill the Kurds, and I will go to America and target the civilians. Only the civilians. Eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth. And the one who started it will be the one to be blamed."

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markomalley Donating Member (412 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 09:10 AM
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1. This is historically correct!
The elder Bush is the one responsible for Al Qaida focusing on us. Had he left matters alone, we would have never been in the cross hairs.

And, when you think about it, why should we have cared one way or the other? Kuwait -- a free country????? Give me a break. Protecting Saudi? Yeah, right.

Even the blood for oil argument made no sense. If they wanted money, they would sell oil. All of the b@stards over there are inbred dictators -- what would it matter if we bought oil from one dictator or another?

All this invasion did was to increase the amount of hatred of us -- but it was there in the first place anyway.
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jean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 09:29 AM
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3. Welcome mark!
:hi:
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FreakinDJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 10:13 AM
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5. but it does fill the PNAC doctrine
of perpetual war

The war in Iraq will fill the ranks of Terrorist fodder and therefore fore fill the PNAC doctrine.
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gottaB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 09:20 AM
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2. Very disheartening and completely predictable--
What do you make of the last section, about children as combatants??

"No less sobering, commanders said, were new reports of children playing roles in guerrilla attacks. In Baghdad Tuesday, a girl about 6 or 7 years old dropped an explosive from a highway overpass onto a convoy. A commander was killed in a similar incident outside Fallujah, when a convoy was ambushed after slowing for a girl leading cattle across a highway."

While I don't have a strong reason to doubt that children are being used by militants, it's worth noting that the little cowgirl was never interviewed or accounted for in the reports of the gunfight that ensued. I suspect she was killed.

I am deeply suspicious and dismayed that after ignoring the deaths of children so resolutely and contrary to their professional obligation to report accurately and fairly, major media outlets like the Post are now coming up with a story like this. It seems like a justification for killing children, like a spoonfed concoction. As I said, I don't doubt the basic premise that children are being exploited--but this just doesn't seem like good journalism to me.

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keithyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 09:49 AM
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4. No question, whatsoever we have sown, that shall we also reap.
Christians should know this better than anyone.
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