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Christmas brought to iraq by force

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posted on Dec, 25 2006 @ 03:45 AM
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"It's important that life in liberated Iraq get back to normal as soon as possible," said Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz at a press conference Monday. "That's why we're making sure that Iraqis have the best Christmas ever—something they certainly wouldn't have had under Saddam Hussein's regime."

To that end, 25,000 troops from the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment and 82nd Airborne Division have been deployed. Their missions include the distribution of cookies and eggnog at major Iraqi city centers, the conscription of bell-ringers from among the Iraqi citizenry, and the enforcement of a new policy in which every man, woman, and child in Baghdad pays at least one visit to 'Twas The Night... On Ice.

To that end, 25,000 troops from the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment and 82nd Airborne Division have been deployed. Their missions include the distribution of cookies and eggnog at major Iraqi city centers, the conscription of bell-ringers from among the Iraqi citizenry, and the enforcement of a new policy in which every man, woman, and child in Baghdad pays at least one visit to 'Twas The Night... On Ice.

www.theonion.com...

im not saying its a bad idea to bring christmas to iraq... what i am saying is that its a bad idea to force western ideology to an eastern culture. it would be the same as muslims forcing their ideology on westerners.

do you think its a good or bad idea and why?




posted on Dec, 25 2006 @ 04:21 AM
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Truely sad indeed.


Do you not understand that this is a joke? How could you have possibly missed that????


Also, check the date. WOW.



posted on Dec, 25 2006 @ 04:24 AM
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its a joke now is it?????

i usually SKIP the dates.... but sorry for the outdated information.



posted on Dec, 25 2006 @ 04:25 AM
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Yes, it is a joke. This quote from your article clearly gives it away, as well as the pictures.

"Immediately following the press conference, high-altitude bombers began to string Christmas lights throughout the greater-Baghdad area, and Wild Weasel electronic-warfare fighter jets initiated 24-hour air patrols to broadcast Bing Crosby's "White Christmas" over the nation. Armored columns struck out from all major allied firebases to erect a Christmas tree in the town square of every city, while foot soldiers placed fully lit, heavily guarded nativity scenes in front of every Iraqi mosque."



posted on Dec, 25 2006 @ 04:27 AM
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By the way, I'm not sure if you are new to the onion news or whatever, but the whole website is a giant string of fake new articles. Just a heads up.



posted on Dec, 25 2006 @ 04:43 AM
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Just take a look at the source, conspiracymaster.

"The Onion", is a parody newspaper.



posted on Dec, 25 2006 @ 05:03 AM
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okay okay i was fooled.

MY BAD everyone. thats the last time i read the onion!

[edit on 25-12-2006 by conspiracymaster]



posted on Dec, 25 2006 @ 05:26 AM
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Originally posted by conspiracymaster
thats the last time i read the onion!


Oh no, go ahead and read it, It is a great source of entertainment.

I get a good chuckle out of some of their articles. But you have to read between the lines to "get it".




posted on Dec, 25 2006 @ 05:33 AM
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alright dood ill keep that in mind. those onion people are tricky.

Mod Edit: Big Quote – Please Review This Link.

[edit on 25/12/2006 by Mirthful Me]



posted on Dec, 25 2006 @ 11:11 AM
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LOL, god i love the Onion.

But you know there is truth in every joke.



posted on Dec, 25 2006 @ 01:14 PM
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Well it maybe a joke but . . . yes Christmas is been celebrated in Iraq as we speak . . .

Every US base in Iraq has Christmas as usual and the green zone has their Christmas celebration also.

So is actually some truth to the whole thing.

I believe that having so many US troops in Iraq right now, it makes the only place in the area beside Israel the second most celebrated holiday in the area that is no of Islam nature in a mostly Islamic nation.



posted on Dec, 25 2006 @ 03:14 PM
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That's frikkin hilarious.



posted on Dec, 25 2006 @ 08:55 PM
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lmfao.....That pic was hilarious

But you know, it wouldn't be such a bad idea....Iraq could use some Christmas spirit...



posted on Dec, 25 2006 @ 09:05 PM
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Originally posted by laiguana
But you know, it wouldn't be such a bad idea....Iraq could use some Christmas spirit...


That's the equivalent of saying that after the 9/11 attacks, New York could have used a month of observing Ramadan.



posted on Dec, 25 2006 @ 09:34 PM
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Well 9/11 was a terrorist attack (no good cause there), the Iraq war has a good purpose of bringing democracy to a former dictatorship. Merry Christmas to Iraq!



posted on Dec, 25 2006 @ 10:03 PM
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Originally posted by laiguana
...the Iraq war has a good purpose...


Well, that is truly a matter of perspective. But somehow I think most Iraqis would tell us where to stick our Christmas cheer, especially the dead ones.



posted on Dec, 27 2006 @ 12:45 AM
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Lol, I don't know what's funnier, the article or that it's so absurdly plausible.

Tell Santa what you want or go to hell - weed out the insurgents by who won't go to the show.

A free showing of Twas the Night on ice....Lol - isn't that a form of torture?



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