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War Ponderings

Wednesday, April 9th, 2003 · 1 Comment

The U.S. has begun to brag about the Saddam regime being over as Iraqis cheer in the streets and Saddam statues are symbolically torn down by marines.

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Meanwhile, the U.S. military is being accused of deliberately attacking Arab journalists, including Tariq Ayoub, a cameraman for the controversial Arab television station Al-Jazeera. Did they? Al-Jazeera thinks so. And although I believe that our soldiers are doing their best to fight for…uh, to oust Saddam since he has weapons of mass destruction that are a direct threat to the American people? …oh wait, that was before the war started… now our troops are fighting to free the Iraqi people, which is certainly a noble cause… and it looks like we’ve freed them… but I still question our leaders and don’t have a lot of trust in them, especially since the U.S. wants to be the occupying power in the post-war rebuil$ing of Iraq… but I digress. All that goes to say that I think it’s entirely possible that the journalists were targeted by top U.S. brass (I’m not saying I’m totally convinced; I just think it’s possible). After all, Al-Jazeera is the Arab version of FOX. If we weren’t the super power and an invading (I mean “liberating”) nation rolled into our cities, I think the first thing they’d do is take out all the FOX reporters. Wouldn’t that make the world a better place?

In other developments, there was madness at the Port of Oakland Monday as the Oakland Police joined in the war on terror, doing target practice on not just the protesters as they turned and ran away from the rubber bullets and wooden “sting balls,” but also on the longshoremen who got caught in the crossfire. The reason for protesting? The shipping companies have military contracts and were sending supplies off to support the war.

Ahh… gotta love that freedom of speech and getting shot in the ass while you run away from the cops for expressing your beliefs.

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1 response so far ↓

  • 1 Dave Reed // Apr 9, 2003 at 9:35 pm

    Yay! I didn’t know that Al Jazeera’s English-language site was accessible again. Awesome. I still have to agree with who said that, with both the U.S. and Iraq (err, the former Iraq rulers) complaining about their coverage of things, Al Jazeera is clearly doing something right.

    That was rather cool to watch that statue of Saddam come tumbling down. I’d rather see the people themselves do it, rather than have that amount of assistance from the U.S. forces. I think it killed the important symbolism that could have been in place.

    Now, all we need is an animated-GIF of the statue coming down. :-)