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WAR: American and Italian Civilians Reported Captured in Iraq

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posted on Apr, 10 2004 @ 09:40 AM
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I really dont get why the iraqi's attack Red Cross workers, or other civilians which are down to help them... Its just SO stupid....




posted on Apr, 10 2004 @ 10:12 AM
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Certainly is stupid but the Iraqis dont see them as helping them they see them as human shields and hostages.



posted on Apr, 10 2004 @ 10:22 AM
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Originally posted by drunk
Certainly is stupid but the Iraqis dont see them as helping them they see them as human shields and hostages.


The militia', imo see them as 'chips', in a game. Back off, and the
hostages will be released. Sort of blackmail.
S.



posted on Apr, 10 2004 @ 12:32 PM
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This is merely the latest in a series of disturbing events since the so-called "end of hostilities" was declared by President Bush. We rushed into the war against Iraq, rushed through it to declare it a success, and now we're rushing to turn it over to a new, likely unstable, regime.

While quick actions are called for in times of actual crisis, there is a time when careful planning and forward thinking are needed. This clearly has not been a strong suit of the current administration, in my opinion.

If the Clinton administration can be faulted for not enough action against Al-Qaeda and Bin Laden, then surely the Bush administration must be faulted for overcompensating in the wake of 9/11. They seem to have simply taken the approach that if Clinton's ways were wrong, then they need to do exactly the opposite to make up for it.



posted on Apr, 10 2004 @ 07:39 PM
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Now they are threatning to mutilate an American hostage
CNN


BAGHDAD (AP) - Militants on Saturday threatened to kill and mutilate Thomas Hamill, an American civilian captured during the ambush of a convoy west of Baghdad

[Edited on 10-4-2004 by Phoenix]



posted on Apr, 12 2004 @ 02:41 AM
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Just saw this...

U.S. Hostage could be spared.
www.news.com.au...
S.



posted on Apr, 12 2004 @ 02:47 AM
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China confirms 7 citizens kiddnapped in Iraq

www.abc.net.au...
S.



posted on Apr, 12 2004 @ 09:44 AM
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Originally posted by Phoenix
Now they are threatning to mutilate an American hostage
CNN


BAGHDAD (AP) - Militants on Saturday threatened to kill and mutilate Thomas Hamill, an American civilian captured during the ambush of a convoy west of Baghdad

[Edited on 10-4-2004 by Phoenix]


This Tommy Hamill case makes me ESPECIALLY sick!
This poor man spent his life toiling as a dairy farmer, self employed with no health insurance. Barely making ends meet in Macon, Mississippi with his wife Kellie...both doing every patriotic thing they could do. He was a volunteer firefighter, and she worked the 911 emergency lines. Until she got sick and needed open heart surgery.

Money was more than tight. The past few years of the post 9/11 economy sent the farm into bankruptcy and her surgery devastated the family with debt. I can relate.

There was no possible chance of gainful employment at home for Tommy, so he looked into the Halliburton contract to drive trucks in Iraq to save his family. And you know the rest of the story.

Add it up.

Economy + Healthcare system + Overwhelming Debt + Iraq War + Halliburton = Tommy Hamill hostage and probably dead and mutilated.

This guy is the poster child for how much it sucks to be a poor southerner with Bush in the White House.

www.cdispatch.com...



posted on Apr, 12 2004 @ 12:37 PM
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There was no possible chance of gainful employment at home for Tommy, so he looked into the Halliburton contract to drive trucks in Iraq to save his family. And you know the rest of the story.

Add it up.

Economy + Healthcare system + Overwhelming Debt + Iraq War + Halliburton = Tommy Hamill hostage and probably dead and mutilated.

This guy is the poster child for how much it sucks to be a poor southerner with Bush in the White House.

www.cdispatch.com...

Tommy made a choice to go to Iraq and work, Just a few hours down the road from where he lives is Atlanta with an unemployment rate of 3.9%, the state average is 3.8%, these are february numbers. There are hundreds of unfilled positions for truck drivers in the want ads and online. Tommy did however make a choice for a higher wage paid in the warzone.

Subsidized corporate dairy farming pushed small operators out of the market, policies well supported by both parties led to this, not 9/11 as RANT would have you believe. The article states declining prices and rising feed costs as the reason.

If the Clinton or Bush adminstration had reformed tax policy and law most people could afford their own health policy. The Dems want to control your vote with universal, The Republicans are lobbied by big insurance not to reform. No where does the article state they had no insurance, I'm sure out of pocket cost were high.

What really, really ticks me off is to see the far left politicize this situation before its even resolved or anything is known - they will grasp at any straw in their hatred for Bush - nothing is out of bounds for these @$$&*@#'s, nothing




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