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2003-02-17 Iraq
Volunteer ’human shields’ flock to Iraq
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Posted by Bulldog 2003-02-17 06:20 pm|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [712 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 Can I nominate Robert Fisk?
Posted by Anonymous 2003-02-17 14:16:56||   2003-02-17 14:16:56|| Front Page Top

#2 Martin Sheen, Alec Baldwin, Mike Farrell, Rob Reiner, Barbra Streisand, Sean Penn. Now those would be good human shields.
Posted by Denny 2003-02-17 14:28:15|| [www.grouchyoldcripple.com]  2003-02-17 14:28:15|| Front Page Top

#3 It raises an interesting question. Who decides what needs to be shielded. Do they get to choose? If so they will most likely pick the obvious spots, like mosques, hospitals, that sort of thing; places where even their dull intellects know we will not attack without extreme provocation.

Will Saddam pick the locations? Well if he does then they have a pretty good chance of getting bombed. Maybe. I mean, on studying on it would you place these people at places you do not want bombed? It seems counter productive from his perspective.

It appears to me that that people are idiots.

Saddam will just have to come up with innocous places to park these people and hope they get bombed by accident.

Oh the problems of a Leader.
Posted by Michael 2003-02-17 14:34:13||   2003-02-17 14:34:13|| Front Page Top

#4 One might be tempted to delay the invasion of Iraq unitl as many of these Saddam supporters are in place. However, delaying also gives Saddam more days to torture, rape and murder.
Posted by mhw 2003-02-17 15:25:47||   2003-02-17 15:25:47|| Front Page Top

#5 Darwinism at work.
So we invade and these people, who survive, are standing around. How are they going to get home? Won't be able to fly. Don't think any of the liberated Iraqis are going to offer them a lift. They may actually be treated like collaboraters were in WWII. Which border do they walk to?
And while on the thought, any American found/captured on the battlefield faces the very real possibility of the charge of Treason. This action is not protected free speech.
Posted by Don  2003-02-17 16:21:17||   2003-02-17 16:21:17|| Front Page Top

#6 Gosh, me thinks in the post-Saddam world, a human shield might be synonymous with COLLABORATOR.

If I were them, I'd be a lot more worried about an angry mob of Iraqis than a JDAM.
Posted by Dreadnought 2003-02-17 16:37:56||   2003-02-17 16:37:56|| Front Page Top

#7 There was quite the stink raised when the Kuwaitis dealt with their domestic (read Paleostinian) collaborators last time around. The wringing of hands and the rending of garments was pathetic to behold.

I don't think I'd like to be a Sammy supporter in Iraq when Sammy is gone. I'd like being an imported supporter even less. If the bombs don't get them, the populace might. They had a good chance of being toast, unless they scoot at the last moment.
Posted by Fred  2003-02-17 17:46:19||   2003-02-17 17:46:19|| Front Page Top

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