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#1 Old 11-19-2003, 01:58 PM
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Interesting story...



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Iraqi Civilians Bear the Brunt of the Battle Between Insurgents, U.S. Troops



More than anyone else, it is Iraqi civilians who are dying in the battle between the insurgents and U.S. forces. And they are being killed by both sides.



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http://abcnews.go.com/sections/Night..._031118-1.html



I was extremely disappointed by this...



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U.S. military officials ? who do not keep track of civilian casualties because they say it's impossible to keep an accurate count


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#2 Old 11-19-2003, 02:06 PM
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I saw that news report on TV. It just makes me sick. You would hope that every human life is sacred. And especially when the military is there for the purpose of "liberating" and increasing "democracy" and quality of life. And they don't even bother to keep a count.



My mood is going from bad to worse today. I have to go read something positive.
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I suspect that we won't get any kind of real estimate on the number of civilian casualties unless we eventually get it from an international agancy, and then there won't be much coverage. After all, the lives of people from other countries are not as valuable as U.S. lives.
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#4 Old 11-19-2003, 03:04 PM
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most of the freedom fighters in iraq are just to slick for the invading forces to weed out. so, out of frustration, they start murdering innocent civilians. there are only an estimated 5000 freedom fighters defending iraq. there are about 120,000 invading troops there. these freedom fighters are for the most part, NOT supporters of sadaam but rather just defenders of their homeland. thats like an army invading your town, what would you do, defend it or run, hide & eventually die?
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FalafelsRule, I think you're making an awful lot of assumptions there.
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#6 Old 11-20-2003, 06:44 AM
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I think I understand your Point of view, FalafelsRule. Think of how many americans would rise up in arms if another countries forces invaded and tried to take your right to bear arms away?

I think I should make myself a little clearer, as the above can be misunderstood rather easily.

Some americans would rather fight to the death then give up the right to bear arms. (I’m sure there is a better word then american to use, but I just can’t think of it right now) Just as some Iraqis would fight to the death then give control of their country over to another.

BTW, FalafelsRule, you should word your posts better. It sounds like you are saying the above(your post) as fact.
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