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NEWS: American Woman Killed In Iraqi Car Bomb

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posted on Apr, 18 2005 @ 04:12 AM
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A car bomb explosion in Iraq on Saturday claimed the life of American activist Marla Ruzicka, founder of the Campaign for Innocent Victims in Conflict. Ruzicka had been in Iraq on and off since the beginning of the 2003 conflict and was scheduled to leave the country at the end of this week. Democratic senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont said on Sunday that Ruzicka had come to them to bring forward a suggestion of setting aside a special fund within the Foreign Aid Bill the help people who had suffered collateral damage or been bombed by the US by mistake.
 



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Ruzicka, of Lakeport, Calif., founded the Campaign for Innocent Victims in Conflict, or CIVIC, to help families of civilians killed and injured in Iraq. Her parents were notified of her death on Saturday, just hours after the blast in Baghdad. U.S. Embassy officials publicly released Ruzicka's name Sunday.

"We've been very worried about her, but we know better than to tell our children not to do anything. We were supportive and just reminded her to be careful," said her mother, Nancy Ruzicka.


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Leahy commented that she often called them to say they were moving to slowly and called her a "One person department". Ruzicka has helped to get millions of dollars from the US government to distribute in Iraq.

Her parents had been worried about her and she had just rung them the night before to tell them she loved them and that she was ok. Ruzicka's mother said her daughter cared about the people and gave them all her help and love.



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posted on Apr, 19 2005 @ 12:32 AM
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If there is a nirvana/heaven, she is certainly there for assisting the non-insurgent bomb victims. Such tragic irony that she fell victim to a bomb herself. My condolences to her family, but it seems the daily casualties reported from Iraq are taking their toll on the US psyche, to the desensitized level of unspoken apathy.



posted on Apr, 19 2005 @ 12:50 AM
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It just shows how narrow minded the insurgents can be in Iraq. Do they really think that by targeting non military personnel, they will achieve their goal?

While ever we have non military over there, things like this will continue to happen. Sad fact of life over there, but very true.

Maybe now is the time to pull everything out of Iraq and let them get on with it, whilst keeping a watchful eye from a distance.



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