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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-02-06 08:25 AM
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Saddam destroyed farms in retaliation, Bush destroyed farms in retaliation
Edited on Thu Mar-02-06 08:39 AM by bigtree
Thursday, March 02, 2006 http://deficientbrain.blogspot.com/2006/03/saddam-like-...

Saddam, like the USA, destroyed farms in Iraq to punish
So much in common - torture, murder, illegal war......and destroying farms:


Saddam destroys farms-

USAToday 3/1/2006: Former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein admitted Wednesday to ordering the destruction of orchards in the town of Dujail after an assassination attempt there on his convoy in 1982. Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein addresses the court at his trial in Baghdad Wednesday. Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein addresses the court at his trial in Baghdad Wednesday.

"I demolished the orchards," Saddam said to a hushed courtroom during his war crimes trial. "That was a Revolutionary Council decision ... and I signed that order."

http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2006-03-01-sadd...


USA destroys farms-

12 October 2003- US soldiers driving bulldozers, with jazz blaring from loudspeakers, have uprooted ancient groves of date palms as well as orange and lemon trees in central Iraq as part of a new policy of collective punishment of farmers who do not give information about guerrillas attacking US troops.

The stumps of palm trees, some 70 years old, protrude from the brown earth scoured by the bulldozers beside the road at Dhuluaya, a small town 50 miles north of Baghdad. Yesterday local women were busily bundling together the branches of the uprooted orange and lemon trees and carrying then back to their homes for firewood.

Nusayef Jassim, one of 32 farmers who saw their fruit trees destroyed, said: "They told us that the resistance fighters hide in our farms, but this is not true. They didn't capture anything. They didn't find any weapons."

Other farmers said that US troops had told them, over a loudspeaker in Arabic, that the fruit groves were being bulldozed to punish the farmers for not informing on the resistance which is very active in this Sunni Muslim district.

"They made a sort of joke against us by playing jazz music while they were cutting down the trees," said one man.

http://www.tribalmessenger.org/headlines/10-12-03-US-so...



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bullimiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-02-06 08:28 AM
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1. watch the saddam trial closely. there will be no charge that bush is not
also guilty of. a blueprint for future prosecution, there is no statute of limitations on war crimes and murder.
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TechBear_Seattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-02-06 08:31 AM
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2. We were motivated by Truth, Justice and the American Way.
And that makes all the difference possible.

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