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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 06:51 AM
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Left By US Soldier For Fallujah "Fuck Iraq and every Iraqi in it"!
This whole article is a must read....

http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1387460,00....

~snip~

Fallujans are suspicious of outsiders, so I found it surprising when Nihida Kadhim, a housewife, beckoned me into her home. She had just arrived back in the city to check out her house; the government had told the people three days earlier that they should start going home. She called me into her living room. On her mirror she pointed to a message that had been written in her lipstick. She couldn't read English. It said: "Fuck Iraq and every Iraqi in it!"

"They are insulting me, aren't they?" she asked.


Disgusting... :puke:
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RPM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 07:04 AM
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1. geez - I can see how this might make an Iraqi mad...
... enough to really spread some pain on the US. A new generation of terrorists awaits. :-(
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beam me up scottie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 07:08 AM
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2. gee, I wonder why they hate us so much?
I mean, they should be grateful we "liberated" them, shouldn't they?
Meanwhile, back at the coronation...
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bowens43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 07:14 AM
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3. yes, we liberated the hell out of them.......
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beam me up scottie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 07:29 AM
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4. Of course. Having a house can be very stressful. Now they
won't have to worry about that.
or having a job
or feeding their families
or having families
did I miss anything?
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Plaid Adder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 07:52 AM
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5. Thanks for that, Leftchick
She's right, the whole article is a must-read.

The saddest part about it is how the people he interviews are always cursing just about everyone involved--the mujaheddin, the Iraqi National Guard, the Americans, the local resistance. All these different factions fighting over Fallujah and not one of them is really fighting for the people whose lives have been destroyed by this battle.

The other sad thing is the outlook for the upcoming elections. Even if it were possible to run a fair and free election in Iraq two and a half weeks from now--and in what fantasyland that seems plausible, I have no idea--I can't think of an outcome that would make things better:

1) Allawi and his crowd win. Everyone in the country who hates Allawi and his crowd assumes--not without justification--that the election was rigged. Opposition steps up their military campaign.

2) Allawi and his crowd are ousted by whoever wins. New government is sympathetic to those who feel they've been getting screwed by Allawi and his goons. Let the retributive killings begin.

Jesus H. Christ. And when you think about how none of this had to happen, you just go nuts.

C ya,

The Plaid Adder
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:47 AM
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6. Have you seen this article as well Plaid Adder?
Another report that should be in the State Run Media but never will. The best solution I have seen for Iraq is a five step plan I read about a week ago. I will see if I can find it. Though any plan to get out will be rejected by the US. Their plan is to stay forever!


http://www.commondreams.org/views05/0107-34.htm


~snip~

I've been in liberated Baghdad and environs on and off for 12 months, including being inside Fallujah during the April siege and having warning shots fired over my head more than once by soldiers. I've traveled in the south, north, and extensively around central Iraq. What I saw in the first months of 2004, however, when it was easier for a foreign reporter to travel the country, offered a powerful -- even predictive -- taste of the horrors to come in the rest of the year (and undoubtedly in 2005 as well). It's worth returning to the now forgotten first half of last year and remembering just how terrible things were for Iraqis even relatively early in our occupation of their country.

Then, as now, for Iraqis, our invasion and occupation was a case of liberation from -- from human rights (think: the atrocities committed in Abu Ghraib which are still occurring daily there and elsewhere); liberation from functioning infrastructure (think: the malfunctioning electric system, the many-mile long gas lines, the raw sewage in the streets); liberation from an entire city to live in (think: Fallujah, most of which has by now been flattened by aerial bombardment and other means).

Iraqis were then already bitter, confused, and existing amid a desolation that came from myriads of Bush administration broken promises. Quite literally every liberated Iraqi I've gotten to know from my earliest days in the country has either had a family member or a friend killed by U.S. soldiers or from the effects of the war/occupation. These include such everyday facts of life as not having enough money for food or fuel due to massive unemployment and soaring energy prices, or any of the countless other horrors caused by the aforementioned. The broken promises, broken infrastructure, and broken cities of Iraq were plainly visible in those early months of 2004 -- and the sad thing is that the devastation I saw then has only grown worse since. The life Iraqis were living a year ago, horrendous as it was, was but a prelude to what was to come under the U.S. occupation. The warning signs were clear from a shattered infrastructure, to all the torturing, to a burgeoning, violent resistance.

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outrage Donating Member (74 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:14 AM
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7. F-the Iraqis? A case of misdirected anger....
The mirror should have read: Fuck the Prez and everybody who works for him, and fuck this stupid, unnecessary war...
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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:27 AM
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8. more 'love' spread by current american foreign policy
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