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Marla Ruzicka Killed While Combating Terrorism Through Good Deeds

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posted on Apr, 18 2005 @ 12:16 AM
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Info on Marla Ruzicka:
en.wikipedia.org...
www.civicworldwide.org...

"Marla Ruzicka is out there saying, 'Wait, everybody. Here is what is really happening. You'd better know about this.' We have whistle blowers in industry. Maybe sometimes we need whistle blowers in foreign policy." - Senator Patrick Leahy, D-VT




At the young age of only 28, this woman accomplished more than 99.9% of people her age. A young activist that decided to not work against the government, but to work FOR the government to accomplish the desires of activism. She should be an inspiration for all activist and all people. It is sad that her life was taken from the world by a selfish act of illusional ideas which ironically was the very thing she had indirectly combated through her heroic work. She is a hero, in my opinion.




posted on Apr, 21 2005 @ 01:07 PM
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Hero? Thats a name I reserve for soldiers, Fireman or Police Officers in the line of duty, but I was saddened to hear about her death. At only 28 years of age, she had her whole life ahead of her and instead of shopping at the mall and driving around in a SUV, she chose to go to the most dangerous place in the world to make a difference.

I hope the Jihad MFer's in Iraq get whats coming to them, they don't care who gets in their way or how many they kill. Their no better than wild dogs and they need to be put down like dogs.

Maximu§



posted on Apr, 21 2005 @ 01:28 PM
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How convenient for the US.

Ruzicka had just uncovered a secret list of Iraqi civilian casualties being kept by US forces.

Of course it could just be a coincidence, but...



posted on Apr, 21 2005 @ 01:32 PM
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Then every person in any political position is a hero, too. After all, they're working with the government, not against it, and are making change for what they feel is right.

It's a shame she had to die at such a young age, though. Sadly, I'm sure the car bomb will somehow be seen as the US's fault instead of the people who actually planted the bomb in the minds of many here.



posted on Apr, 21 2005 @ 01:41 PM
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Originally posted by junglejake
I'm sure the car bomb will somehow be seen as the US's fault instead of the people who actually planted the bomb in the minds of many here.


That is so true. I cannot understand the logic of people who believe that. I was watching a report on the Madrid bombing and some of those people said that they forgive the people who planted the bomb but don't forgive the people who've oppressed the terrorist into those drastic actions. I was awestruck and thinking, "What the F?".



posted on Apr, 21 2005 @ 01:43 PM
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Ms Ruzicka, from California, was killed in Baghdad after her car was caught in the blast of a suicide bomber who attacked a convoy of security contractors on the road to the city's airport. She was in Iraq heading, Civic, the organisation she set up to record and document civilians killed or injured by the US military, and to seek compensation. She carried out a similar project in Afghanistan.


Doesn't sound like she was the target here....

Maybe trapsing about in warzones with active suicide bombers isn't the best policy for a long life expectancy...



posted on Apr, 21 2005 @ 01:49 PM
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Originally posted by LA_Maximus
Hero? Thats a name I reserve for soldiers, Fireman or Police Officers in the line of duty


Then, I'd suggest you read more diverse material.



posted on Apr, 21 2005 @ 01:57 PM
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I'm suprised by the lack of sympathy for Marla here. That is sad.



posted on Apr, 21 2005 @ 02:02 PM
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Originally posted by Bout Time
Then, I'd suggest you read more diverse material.





As Michael Savage says:

Diveresity is Perversity and I agree with him. Please don't use that Filthy word around me again. I feel soiled just saying it.


Maximu§



posted on Apr, 21 2005 @ 02:12 PM
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I'm suprised by the lack of sympathy for Marla here. That is sad.


My knee-jerk reaction was more due to constantly being amazed by people who seem intent on putting their lives in danger to help others of other nations, when there are plenty of needy in their own back yard.

While her humanitarian activities are worthy of note, she seems to be accomplishing it by encouraging others to sue her native country. Indeed, there is sympathy for her, but it's tempered with the aforementioned issue.



posted on Apr, 21 2005 @ 02:27 PM
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Originally posted by xmotex
How convenient for the US.

Ruzicka had just uncovered a secret list of Iraqi civilian casualties being kept by US forces.

Of course it could just be a coincidence, but...


She was on the road to the airport when this happened, right? From what I"ve read, that road is called the "Road of Death". A security company handles escorting services to or from the airport. A one way trip to or from it on that six mile stretch of road costs $35,000. Its quite a deadly area to be in. Which is all part of the reality of how dangerous Iraq is now. Don't believe anything you read about the lessening nature of the rebellion because as far as I can tell, the violence just keep growing.

[edit on 21-4-2005 by Frith]



posted on Apr, 21 2005 @ 02:41 PM
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Originally posted by Enigmatic_Messiah
I'm suprised by the lack of sympathy for Marla here. That is sad.


EM, I agree with you man


I do not like the organization she represents, I do not like some..ok most of the other activist she associated with.

But she was/is a great women, who in my knowledge did oppose the war but did not oppose the troops......unlike most "anti-US occupation" nuts out there she actually made a difference. She never once hated on the men on the ground.

She helped out many innocent people who were sadly enough bystanders and innocent casualties of this war (as there are in all wars).

For that she is a hero


Helping out those who need it on such a large scale is awesome.

She may not be a hero to some, but she is to others, the innconent people of Iraq, not the insurgets or the terrorist but the kids and people who just happen to be in the wrong palce at the wrong time.

Good to go Marla Ruzicka!



posted on Apr, 21 2005 @ 03:51 PM
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Like I said, it's very possible, even probable, that it's a complete coincidence and she just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

On the other hand, it seems awfully convenient.
It wouldn't be too difficult to slip an insurgent group some disinfo: say oh an important American will be traveling down this road at this time in this car. Go get 'em, strike a blow for Allah! And so dome dope terrorist thinks he's blowing up Condi Rice or something.

We've all seen in here how the hard Right hates anyone that criticizes US policy.
I don't think they'd be too hesitant to blow up a woman they considered a "traitor."

Like I said, just speculation. But it wouldn't shock me, either.



posted on Apr, 21 2005 @ 06:41 PM
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Originally posted by xmotex
On the other hand, it seems awfully convenient.


Tell me what is the benefit of killing a 28 yr old humanitarian? This is ridiculous, give me reasons instead of speculation.



posted on Apr, 21 2005 @ 06:46 PM
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Exactly what I linked above, she had discovered that contrary to prior claims, the US military has been keeping a list of civilians killed by US troops, a fact that could expose the US to a lot of political criticism, not to mention expensive lawsuits years down the road.



posted on Apr, 21 2005 @ 06:51 PM
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Wow....I should've read that before I posted. I am such a dumby, sorry.

Being critical of those types of people is damning, indeed. Sorry bout that.
Good job...It would make sense because of her extensive contacts in the media that admired her & her work. She could've brought a lot of attention to it.

[edit on 21-4-2005 by Enigmatic_Messiah]



posted on Apr, 21 2005 @ 06:56 PM
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Wow....I should've read that before I posted. I am such a dumby, sorry.
NP, I have jumped the gun more than once myself


Easy to miss something in a busy thread.



posted on Apr, 22 2005 @ 02:23 PM
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Originally posted by LA_Maximus

Originally posted by Bout Time
Then, I'd suggest you read more diverse material.





As Michael Savage says:

Diveresity is Perversity and I agree with him. Please don't use that Filthy word around me again. I feel soiled just saying it.


Maximu§


Quoting Michael Weiner ( a.k.a. Michael Savage ) ?

K!


On thread, Xmo linked to a more viable reason than the accidental death story. Couple that with the Italian hostage attempted murder & the arrival of Negroponte on the scene ( he of Sout American Death Squad fame) , and you have a few things to ponder.



posted on Apr, 22 2005 @ 03:54 PM
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Originally posted by LA_Maximus

Originally posted by Bout Time
Then, I'd suggest you read more diverse material.



As Michael Savage says:

Diveresity is Perversity and I agree with him. Please don't use that Filthy word around me again. I feel soiled just saying it.
Maximu§


Diversity Rules! Give us Diversity! No Diversity, no Peace! Diversiteeeeeeeeeeh!



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