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As usual the palastinains back the wrong side...

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posted on Mar, 20 2003 @ 12:58 PM
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Palestinians hail Saddam, burn U.S. flags in Gaza protest

By Haaretz Service and Reuters
Hundreds of schoolchildren in the Gaza Strip Thursday hailed Saddam Hussein and protested against the American assault on Iraq, as strong condemnation of the U.S. action was heard as across the Muslim Middle East.

In the northern Gaza town of Beit Hanoun early Thursday, about 700
Palestinians, most of them schoolchildren, waved Iraqi flags and posters of Saddam Hussein and burned two U.S. flags after the attack in Iraq.

Among the slogans they shouted were "Death to America, death to Bush," and "We will sacrifice our soul and our blood for Saddam."



Word of the U.S. attack came as the Egyptian faithful were responding to the first of five daily Muslim prayers. Some worshippers gathering at mosques in the capital an hour or so before the sun rose said they had been up watching the news on television.

"God, you are almighty, you are capable of turning this [war] against" the
Americans, said Bashir el-Afesh as he finished his prayers in Cairo.

Kamal Abou Ayta, an Egyptian political activist who has organized anti-war
protests in Cairo, called the attack "illegitimate."

"I believe that American soldiers whenever they step on Iraqi soil, they will
be defeated," Abou Ayta said in an interview. "I am sure of that."

Egyptian newspapers planned extra editions Thursday. In the Lebanese capital, papers pushed back deadlines to include war news and appeared on newsstands.
Early morning anti-war protests where reported at Cairo University and
Al-Azhar University - at the latter, a venerable Islamic institution in Cairo,
students chanted: "Patience, patience, oh Bush, tomorrow the Muslims will dig your grave."

Shortly after the attack, the U.S. Embassy in Doha, Qatar, where the U.S. war command center is located, urged Americans to avoid crowds and demonstrations as part of "prudent steps to ensure their personal safety in the coming days."

In Iran, the nation's top diplomat called America's military attack on Iraq "unjustifiable and illegitimate," and elsewhere Arabs angry at what they saw as an assault on fellow Arabs predicted the United States would ultimately be defeated.

After fighting an eight-year war against Iraq, Iran is no friend of Saddam.
But Iran fears that if the United States topples Saddam and replaces him with an administration of its choosing, Washington's influence in the region will grow. Iran and the United States have been estranged since Iran's 1979 Islamic revolution.

"American military operations on Iraq are unjustifiable and illegitimate,"
Iran's official Islamic Republic News Agency quoted Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi as saying.

"The Islamic Republic of Iran will not enter into action to the benefit of either side," Kharrazi said, adding he was concerned about the authority of the United Nations being undermined after the United States attacked despite opposition from other members of the U.N. Security Council.

"America's continued disregard of collective wisdom will completely destroy the valuable achievements made over half a century by nations and governments in trying to institutionalize cooperation for peace and security," Kharrazi said.

Mohammed Sadeq, a former Iranian Culture Ministry adviser allied with the
country's reformist camp, accused the United States of attacking to take
"control of Iraq's energy resources and to fan sectarian and ethnic conflicts in the region."

Iran closed its borders with Iraq shortly after the U.S.-led attack began, Deputy Interior Minister Ahmad Hosseini was quoted as telling IRNA. Hosseini added that so far no refugees had been sighted near the border and reiterated an earlier announcement that Iran would aid any Iraqis fleeing the war on the Iraqi side of the border rather than letting them cross into Iran.

Iraqi exiles were notable exceptions to the pan-Muslim condemnation. Exile Faisal Fikri called the attack "the moment I have been waiting for all my life: to see the despot gone." Fikri had switched from channel to channel through the night to watch for news of the attack on television in his small apartment in the Egyptian capital.

Fikri left Iraq in 1970 shortly after President Saddam Hussein's Baath Party came to power. At the time, Fikri had been accused of plotting with other opposition figures against the new regime.




posted on Mar, 20 2003 @ 01:04 PM
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"I believe that American soldiers whenever they step on Iraqi soil, they will be defeated," Abou Ayta said in an interview. "I am sure of that."

Likely, Abou believes in the tooth fairy, and Santa Claus as well.

Believing in fairy tales does not make them real, hehe...



posted on Mar, 20 2003 @ 01:10 PM
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Gazrock, what are you saying, that there is no Santa Clause
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hehe
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Be Cool
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posted on Mar, 20 2003 @ 01:54 PM
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Originally posted by Netchicken

Among the slogans they shouted were "Death to America, death to Bush," and "We will sacrifice our soul and our blood for Saddam."


Interesting. It would regulate the situation in that area. Bha, if they want to go in Irak and fighting and dieing for Saddam, let them do it.


My God, what did I write ?



posted on Mar, 20 2003 @ 03:24 PM
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Originally posted by Netchicken
Among the slogans they shouted were "Death to America, death to Bush," and "We will sacrifice our soul and our blood for Saddam."


For every fallen Iraqi father, two vengeful sons will rise in his place to become terrorists. You kill those, more will sprout up.

Is this war really going to make the world a safer place for all to live?

You have to get to the ROOT of terrorism in order to defeat it, and that is in the minds and propaganda of Palestinian and Middle Eastern news. Shaving off the tumor wil only make it grow again.

This invasion of Iraq will not bring us peace, no matter what Bush wants us to believe.



posted on Mar, 20 2003 @ 05:23 PM
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SniperWolf, do you mean that we have to kill them all ?



posted on Mar, 20 2003 @ 05:29 PM
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Originally posted by ultra_phoenix
SniperWolf, do you mean that we have to kill them all ?


i smell your sarcasm, yet if this illegal war is meant to have any positive repercussions, there will be no other choice than defusing the US/Israel/Muslim conflict.



posted on Mar, 20 2003 @ 07:19 PM
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In fact, for any who remember the scale of Arafat-led demonstrations in '92, the Palestinian response this time is almost non-existent.
I suspect that whoever is waiting for Arafat to slip quietly from power is playing his cards ('twill be a "he") pretty close to his chest. This is no time to be upsetting Israelis or jeopardising the promise of foreign aid.



posted on Mar, 21 2003 @ 02:41 AM
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Their blinded by the hatred that they have for westerners . And they really believe that this as something to do with them being Muslims .It's just very sad .



posted on Mar, 21 2003 @ 10:54 AM
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How sad. You're saying we should never take steps to control a homicidal lunatic with billions of dollars, and weapons at his disposal because other people will take his place.

Tell that to the citizens of Iraq who can't afford a sack of potatoes while Saddam lives in glorious palaces with half the money he stole and builds an arsenal with the other half.

The money they were allowed to take from oil sales was supposed to go to the citizens. But should we leave Saddam to brutalize them just because other angry people might take over his fight?



posted on Mar, 21 2003 @ 11:47 AM
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I was talking about how they (muslims ) believe that we're (U.S.) is attacking Iraq because of their muslim religion . I just wish that they would understand that the U.S. , U.K. , & Spain are trying to liberate the country of Iraq.



posted on Mar, 21 2003 @ 11:55 AM
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comes naturally to most Middle Eastern countries...so they don't see the Iraqi people as being "in need" of liberation. (Before some anti-american beats me to it, sure, the same could be said about the US as a jest...
) You also have to understand that most of their news is EXTREMELY filtered, so they only see that spin on it.
Only after, will they realize the truth, when Iraq emerges as a more free nation, and where it's people have a voice...will they realize that this isn't a war on muslims....



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