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South Korean Beheaded In Iraq

This morning there was word of a deadline extension and negotiations. All for naught...

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CAIRO, Egypt (AP) - An Iraqi militant group has beheaded its South Korean hostage (Kim Sun-il), Al-Jazeera television reported Tuesday. The South Korean foreign ministry issued a statement confirming the report.

Kim's body was found by the U.S. military between Baghdad and Fallujah, west of the capital, at 5:20 p.m. Iraq time, said South Korean Foreign Ministry spokesman Shin Bong-kil.

The South Korean embassy in Bagdad confirmed that the body was Kim by studying a picture of the remains it received by e-mail, Shin said.

"It breaks our heart that we have to announce this unfortunate news," he said.

Al-Jazeera said it had received a videotape showing that Kim Sun-il had been executed.

Kim, 33, worked for a South Korean company supplying the U.S. military in Iraq and was abducted last week, according to the South Korean government.

Kim was shown in the videotape kneeling, blindfolded and wearing an orange jumpsuit similar to those issued to prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

The tape showed five hooded men standing behind Kim, one reading a statement and gesturing with his right hand. Another captor had a big knife slipped in his belt.

The video as broadcast did not show Kim being executed.

Sounds like a carbon copy of the Nick Berg murder.

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Update: Based on the Nick Berg beheading, if video of Kim Sun-il's murder exists it will likely show up at either Northeast Intellegence Network, Consumption Junction (NSFW), or Ogrish (NSFW). Whether you go look for it is up to you...

Update 2:: Video of Kim Sun-il's murder is available at Consumption Junction (NSFW), and Ogrish (NSFW). Both have porn ads in addition to the graphic video. For a direct download of the the video from Consumption Junction (without the porn) click here.


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Comments (103)

I doubt this will put a den... (Below threshold)

I doubt this will put a dent in continuing Abu Ghraib hazing news coverage. Horrifying.

Al-Qaida and the other Iraq... (Below threshold)
Stockmeister:

Al-Qaida and the other Iraqi militants are just shooting themselves in the foot. A good friend of mine strongly opposed the war in Iraq but commented after the Berg murder that if this happened again he'd be all for carpet bombing the whole area. You're not going to scare us out of an area by murdering our unarmed civilians, you're just going to piss us off even more.

I still think we should revive JFK's old idea and send the Mafia after the Al-Qaida executioners.

He was killed by Monotheism... (Below threshold)

He was killed by Monotheism and Jihad. That is the group led by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the man who brought you such beheadings as Nick Berg.

So, there is a reason for the similarities.

Fuckin Sandniggers. We nee... (Below threshold)
Reallyphuckinpissed:

Fuckin Sandniggers. We need to stop worrying about why we put panties and sandbags on a bunch of Murdering, Greedy, Sandnigger heads. We went to War for whatever reason, who cares why, we're there. We can't fight a War and worry about being careful. Women and children ? Yeah, lets do our best to get them out of they way, but fuck, Political Correctness ? The left is gonna say what it's gonna say no matter what, so lets do it. Flatten that motherfucker, flatten it now.

Sand Niggers, where did thi... (Below threshold)

Sand Niggers, where did this genious come from. Best case yet I have seen for sterilization of idiots before they can bear children.

I agree, Anderson, especial... (Below threshold)

I agree, Anderson, especially since it's such a transparent attempt to depict one side of the aisle in a bad light. Notice the e-mail address -- it's a dead giveaway.

What a rocket scientist.</p... (Below threshold)

What a rocket scientist.

And of course, everyone's SiteMeter got pinned to the firewall along with this (...I noticed, now that I've calmed down a little bit), even though I was still getting hits from the Johnson atrocity last week.

Too bad we couldn't resurec... (Below threshold)
Scott F:

Too bad we couldn't resurect Gen. George Patton....he had the right outlook on war. Kick there ass while their weak, before they come back later and cause a problem.

The ironic thing is that Pa... (Below threshold)
Stockmeister:

The ironic thing is that Patton would be perfect for the job because of the enemy. Patton fought Nazis. Islam is the last bastion of Nazi ideology. Arabs were perfectly ok with Judaism until 1942 when Hitler sent his agents into Iraq and Syria spreading the Nazi gospel. Arabs have been anti-semetic ever since.

One has every right to be a... (Below threshold)
angryaswell:

One has every right to be angry and irate when confronted with a great and barbaric evil such as this. Perhaps if a video of your child's head being sawed off was to surface you would be a little less passive and a little more irate?

so are the wing-bats from M... (Below threshold)
Mike:

so are the wing-bats from MoveOn.org going over the still photos of these people to see if this was also a CIA operation like the Nick Berg beheading?

It's about time those on the way left started to realize that these savages have not been provoked by Abu Ghraib, they want to kill every westerner and it doesn't matter if you're democrat or republican. They need to be stopped and Kerry and the UN aren't going to do it.

mga putangina nnyo bat di a... (Below threshold)

mga putangina nnyo bat di ayo magpa download ng aktwal na pinupugatan ng ulo sige na naman o!!!!!!

fuck them foreign mother fu... (Below threshold)
lena:

fuck them foreign mother fuckers!!! kill all them sob"s. they r all scum and need to die , they had no mercy on 9-11 and i say we have no mercy now!! i dont want my kids to end up being beheaded because they are from america, so there is only one way to end it now, KILL THEM ALL BEFORE THEY KILL US!!!!

I just wish we could leave ... (Below threshold)

I just wish we could leave politics and racism out of this. These are psycopaths and sadist. It does not matter what race they are, or what religion they claim. And I think it is pretty fucked up when we use the horrible deaths of people to make political statements either way. Like I said on my blog, I am all for getting some payback, in the most dramatic way possible, send in the SEALS, Delta Force, whomever, and lets start assasinating them, bullets to the back of the head, ham sandwitch left in their mouths, but I dont think nuking entire races, calling people niggers of any stripe or any of the rest of the hateful bullshit I am seeing is helpful, nor does it honor the memory of the victims, some of whom I understand were pretty decent people.

hmmmmmmm-----<br /... (Below threshold)
Paul:

hmmmmmmm

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...but I dont think nuking entire races, calling people niggers of any stripe or any of the rest of the hateful bullshit I am seeing is helpful
Posted by David Anderson at June 22, 2004 10:15 PM

...where did this genious come from. Best case yet I have seen for sterilization of idiots before they can bear children.
Posted by David Scott Anderson at June 22, 2004 02:25 PM
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Mirror mirror on the wall who's the most duplicitous of them all?

Relax David, trying to make a point.. I'm done.

this is fucked up why are t... (Below threshold)

this is fucked up why are these stupied bitches beheading people fuckin sluts i say we nuke the fuckin shit out these sand nigger mother fuckers

Boy, when the hell is this ... (Below threshold)
Carlos:

Boy, when the hell is this baberism going to end.
I was just getting over the extreme anger and sadness i felt with Paul Johnson, And now they go and do this. You see these idiots think that killing innocent civilians is helping their cause... No way shape or form is it helping, it is making worse for the good people who do exist in these countries who do want a better life than what they presently have, I think with the more barberic and grusome acts the more a possible internal revolt could happen. Everyone talks about bombing the hell out of them, i do agree, but let it happen from the inside, In time you will see that eventually someone is going to snap and say"Think of the financial" loss if we drive the westerners out of town. If America and other countries start pulling out financially, do you think France and Germany are going to invest? They would be to scared to face the same fate that many American innocent civialians have faced... That is just my thought for the day

I understand the outrage. W... (Below threshold)
Debra:

I understand the outrage. We should all be outraged. What I don't understand is the vile language some used here to describe their outrage.
I was of the impression that most who fregquent this blog are educated people who can get their points across with a certain amount of decorum. I totally agree that racial slurs are unecessary.
Simply put, GLASS-EM!! (ever see sand when it gets extremely hot?)
Or, another alternative would be to remove as many innocent civilians as possible (hard to determine who is actually innocent right??) and nuke the entire country and create the biggest lake of oil the world has ever seen.
I don't have the answers. None of us do.
My heart aches for the families of these men who sat bravely in the minutes before their death knowing what was about to happen. They died in the name of freedom for people everywhere. Let's not tarnish their deaths.
Get the liberal media out of Iraq and let the miltary do their job and take care of these matters without the eye of scrutiny from the left. The general public should be on a "need to know basis" when it comes to how we deal with terrorists. Doesn't matter HOW it gets done as long as it GETS done.

I agree Debra. There have ... (Below threshold)
eclipsegurl:

I agree Debra. There have been interrogation tactics used by our guys for decades that would probably turn some stomachs, but it served the purpose, which was to get information.

The liberal media shouldn't broadcast every aspect of the war. War isn't Sesame Street and we shouldn't expect it to be clean and pressed. War is hell and that is what our soldiers are experiencing now, hell. They don't know if the man, woman or child that approaches them is a friend or foe.

Yes, the reporters need to come out. It is becoming a repeat of Vietnam with a daily total of body counts and ambushes. Let our guys do the job that they have been trained for.

No, nuking an entire culture for something a few are guilty of isn't the answer. That would make us no better than Hitler. We have rules to follow even though they keep changing the playing field on us. We can't veer away from the objective which is to fight terrorism. They did attack us on US soil and if we don't try to stop them, they may succeed again but in a more horrific manner.

Our hearts, prayers and tears go out to the growing number of innocent victims in this war. We can't begin to immagine what their families are having to deal with. We can only keep our faith in God, our country and our men and women who are fighting on foreign soil for FREEDOM.

These people are pathetic. ... (Below threshold)
Shawna:

These people are pathetic. i guess their minds r screwed because they wrap their mothers' loin cloths over their heads and faces. Imagine these "protectors of their faith" compensate their insecurities by carrying big guns and wearing asian women's underwear on their heads.
I think they must really get a natural high with faces covered and inhaling the their mothers crotches.

they r really comic relief. "OHHH i m wearing a coloured turban and carrying a big bad gun." i hope they die a slow agonizing death

Ok, has anyone heard that A... (Below threshold)
Carlos:

Ok, has anyone heard that Al-jazeera is airing a "rap"video, made by these scum bags to entice young(er) children to join there barberism movement? I don't know about you, but i would rather my 2 year old watch the Janet Jackson boob incident......

It was awful what happened ... (Below threshold)
sylvia:

It was awful what happened and I haven't been able to shake the idea of what it must have been like for those men to sit and wait to be killed. I hate what they did. But hate begets hate. To see some of the racism on this posting makes me sad because that is exactly what the terrorists want us to feel. In their view, our hate will only fuel their actions.

I don't have answers either but I think we need to be careful that we don't stay in a place of hate because it does nothing for us, nor the victims.

I SAY, NUKE THE WHOLE MIDDL... (Below threshold)
srgrounds:

I SAY, NUKE THE WHOLE MIDDLE EAST, AND I MEAN THE WHOLE THING, GET RID OF EM ALL ONCE AND FOR ALL!!!

Let's all stop kidding ours... (Below threshold)
eric:

Let's all stop kidding ourselves..HateBegets Hate????Hmmm.... Now wait a minute, did Al-Quada not attack us first??? Who are these people
that are attacking in the name of a "GOD"????? Yes we(Americans)have made mistakes in the Abu Graib prison scandal, But does that give a right for these filthy animals to do what they did? Since Nick Berg's violent tragedy, i have heard many people talking about what is good for the goose is good for the gander???? SO basically we Beheaded all these prisoners and no one noticed.... So now al-queda
is exacting revenge? Wow we have become such a nation of "Pansies".. We actually care about everyone else's personal safety before ours... Including a bunch of hood wearing scum bags that will kill you in a heart beat if given the chance. I wish we could stand outside looking in, to see what a cowardice country we have become. The terrorist are loving it that we care more about a couple of humiliating pictures, than what these blood thirsty animals would do to us if they ever(godforbid)invaded the US or used a dirty bomb on us. Did they care when they MURDERED Nick Berg, or when they MURDERED Paul Johnson 2 days before father's day or when they MURDERED Kim Sun Il 24 hours after his heart felt pleas... When people talk on these boards, they do it out of frustration and tyhe need to do something, No one has the answers, And that is why we post on places like these, to try to make sense of a world(RELIGION)gone mad....

Eric,It's not the ... (Below threshold)
Karyn:

Eric,

It's not the religion that's gone wild - it's fanatical maniacs that have gone wild.

I am heart-broken at the death of Kim Sun-il. For some reason, his murder has touched me more deeply that the others. It's not that I am not sympathetic about the other men who have been executed. I am. I think it is the images of this poor young innocent man pleading for his life that got to me. I can't get those images out of my head.

I feel so sorry for his family and wish where was a way for me to contact them so I can express my consolences.

Let's hope and pray that for an end to this madness soon.

Fuck them. If I was in char... (Below threshold)
Nerf:

Fuck them. If I was in charge, I would nuke them all. Each on of them rag heads is a potential enemy. Why not eliminate the threat completely.

nuke that whole piece of sh... (Below threshold)
jonny:

nuke that whole piece of shit country!! KILL ALL THEM SANDNIGGERS! MAKE THAT WHOLE AREA EXCTINT! THEN YOU WOULDNT HAVE TO FIND OSAMA BIN LADEN ANYMORE!!

Eric, you are right, it doe... (Below threshold)
sylvia:

Eric, you are right, it does not in any way justify what the terrorists did to Nick Berg, Paul Johnson or Kim Sun-il or the innocent victims of Sept. 11. Of course not!!! They, the terrorists, are lunatics and I feel the same frustration of having no control over such senseless acts of violence.

I am not defending the terrorists because they are undefendable. They are murderers. As I said, I hate what they did.

However, my point is against those who out of anger want to "Nuke the Middle East" because that is like throwing the baby out of the bath water. Jeffrey Dahmer killed but we do not say, "Nuke all Americans" because we know that only a small percentage of Americans are murderers. We need to seperate the terrorists from the innocent civiilians in the Middle East.

Secondly, it is just meaningless to hate and strike out without addressing or at least attempting to discover the root causes of this hate.

To defeat the enemy you must first understand the enemy - why do they want to attack America? I am NOT saying it is America's fault at all, or that the terrorists are right in doing the heinious things they did. Please do not take this to mean that I support the terrorists because absolutely do not.

However, perhaps America is wrongly misunderstood and feared by other countries. Perhaps they mistake America's love of freedom as a threat toward their culture, their way of life. It seems to me that they are angry and they want to make us angry too - they want us to feel the lack of power they feel that is slowly being westernized by a culture they don't understand.

And the terrorists, with their messed up extremist views on religion did so by murdering innocent victims beginning with Sept. 11. Tragic yes and completely wrong!!

To hate all Middle Easterners is play into this hatred is to lower ourselves, and give up what makes America great - it's willingness to be self critical, to have freedom of speech, to protect the rights of individuals, to protect the innocent. The terrorists will then look to their civilians and say, "Look, the Americans hate all of us, they hate all of the Middle East." To hate them and seek to destroy them is exactly what they want - they want to justify their actions even though there is no defence for their barbaric actions. The aim of war, you see, is to create the illusion that we are not one people, that we are not all humans - it is to denegrate the enemy into someone subhuman so that we might destroy them and in doing so, ourselves.

What is next, should we start taking innnocent Muslims hostages and beheading them in the name of revenge? And then, as you say, they can bring out bigger bombs and we bring out bigger bombs until one of us decides to jump the gun and nuke the world? I say no and it is my hope that the Americans use their military to maintain peace, not instigate more war.

I am afraid, I am angry. War is ugly, and it is brutal, but I would like to see it end peacefully.
Don't you?

I agree Nerf. Those Arab so... (Below threshold)
Matt0r:

I agree Nerf. Those Arab sons of bitches should all be cut, tortured and murdered. For every innocent victim of the west they kill we should kill two of theirs. Who says two wrongs dont make a right.

We should all be ashamed of... (Below threshold)
Peter Frias:

We should all be ashamed of the way we have let the liberal media push us real Americans around. We have let them dictate that war should only be done on the individual soldier of the opposing side. The truth is that the idealogies pass from father to son, mother to daughter. Are we not all products of our environments...of the beliefs of those around us? If women and children have to die in order for this evil to be stopped then so be it.
The difference between us and "them" is that we are Americans. We are the stench in the nostrils of Allah. Well, Mohammad, Your way of life is humanly reprehensible. You teach violence and cowardly tactics to impart that violence. You feed off the notion that your enemies are afraid of you. We are not. We are proud to Americans and that makes us right. We are right in the things we believe and the things we are going to do to your pathetic way of life. Your foundations of zealous fanaticism will be torn down and replaced with American civility. You have only managed to arouse this nations anger and in so doing have sealed your childrens fate.

The score is 3-0, three hea... (Below threshold)
skeeter:

The score is 3-0, three heads to none. Its time to fight violence with violence. Its the only way to get this enemies attention.

kim... (Below threshold)
boss hoss:

kim

your war mongering leader i... (Below threshold)
boss hoss:

your war mongering leader is to blame for the bloodshed in iraq, 9/11 had nothing to do with iraq,bush wanted revenge for threats made on his fathers life and his family from saddame,and then there"s the oil oh and what a lot of oil there is eh? take your mind out of the political arena for a minute and think of how much money is made in war. guess who owns the largest constuction company deployed to iraq "halliburton" now i wonder if donald rumsfield has any thing to do with it, bet money your gonna win!billons of dollars to be made and your president is right in the middle of it!although you as a tax payer has to foot the bill for the war. sweet huh!so i got to ask you where are the "weapons of mass destuction"? yea that"s what i thought "i don't know"! your country is becoming more hated by other country"s don"t let that happen! vote bush out, you don"t want to be a country that when your in a coffee shop with a friend and terrorist blow it up because your country blew the shit out of their"s and stole all there oil for profits.live free be free and don"t let your president make you a hate filled person always looking for revenge!

I think the main problem li... (Below threshold)
swede:

I think the main problem lies in the religion islam.
get rid of it !

not to try to justify such ... (Below threshold)

not to try to justify such an cruel act, but the insane desperation these Iraqi people must feel towards the american invation, must be truly overwhelming. they dont have many ways to get attention from the rest of the world, but this killing somehow looks like an last-way act..

First of all, I condemn the... (Below threshold)
Norwegian:

First of all, I condemn the act made by these hostage-takers. What they did is outrageous, but it had to come due too Spains reaction after the bombing in Madrid some months ago.(They pulled out their forces.)
Although it scares me more as an European to read some of the comments that are posted here. It seams like some Americans has the impression that the rest of the world is their backyard, and what happens to it doesn't matter as much as long as the front lawn looks good.
I dont know if you are aware of it, but this part of the world finds it humourous, in a very sad way of coarse, to watch your president speek in public. The way he defends the people in the administration is nothing more than strange, due too the facts that's been presented.
Start thinking of the world as one, not a place that Americans are supposed to form for their own wellbeing.

First of all, I condemn the... (Below threshold)
Norwegian:

First of all, I condemn the act made by these hostage-takers. What they did is outrageous, but it had to come due too Spains reaction after the bombing in Madrid some months ago.(They pulled out their forces.)
Although it scares me more as an European to read some of the comments that are posted here. It seams like some Americans has the impression that the rest of the world is their backyard, and what happens to it doesn't matter as much as long as the front lawn looks good.
I dont know if you are aware of it, but this part of the world finds it humourous, in a very sad way of coarse, to watch your president speek in public. The way he defends the people in the administration is nothing more than strange, due too the facts that's been presented.
Start thinking of the world as one, not a place that Americans are supposed to form for their own wellbeing.

You Yanks have stirred up a... (Below threshold)
Andy:

You Yanks have stirred up a hornets nest with your pig headed arrogance about where you can use your military, your blatent disregard for international dispute resolution organisations like the (pretty ineffective) UN, and your self created reasons for killing thousands of innocent people...show me just one weapon of mass distruction (NOT "distraction")from Iraq. Do you realise that more Iraqi children under the age of 8 died between 9/11 and the commencement of holstilitys in Afganistan as a consequence of your sanctions than people died in 9/11? Now an American life is worth more than some other nationals'? You deserve everything you are getting, your officially sanctioned torture at Al Garieb, your unconstitutional and Geneva Convention violating illegal detention of 100s of people at Gitmo, and your heavy handedness in Afganistan and Iraq cast dispertions on your so called moral indignation. Look to your history of foreign policy for the reasons why you are so unpopular..... difficult I suppose for a so-called advanced population where only 5% of the members have passports.........Oh, and no- I am not a moslem/iraqi/palestinian or any other nationality that has been bullied by you idiots...and until recently I was a big supporter of all things US...look to yourselves and stop being so arrogant, you are only turning yourselves into (God forbid!) a bigger target and making yourselves more unpopular....

Boss-Hoss....before you as ... (Below threshold)
Debra:

Boss-Hoss....before you as a canadian can rightfully spout off your political drivel at least do us the courtesy of getting the facts straight!
Donald Rumsfeld is not and never was associated with Haliburton. Not to mention..I have yet to speak to anyone that truly gives a rats ass what anyone from Canada thinks anyway.
You go ahead and stay up in Canada...No need for you here. Americans do just fine without your kind.
Instead of throwing your uninformed hat into our political arena maybe what you should do is focus a little more attention of actually winning a Stanley cup for once. Must be a pretty embarrassing thing to know that hockey originated in Canada yet Canada can't seem to beat the US!!!
Stay out of the business of the US...Stick with your own kind and hide like the cowards you are. Turn the other cheek and see what it gets you...Oh..wait..that would be a big fat NOTHING...which is exactly what we think Canadiens contribute to society...NOTHING!
How about that?? EH???


Dear Americans!I d... (Below threshold)
Austrian:

Dear Americans!

I don't want to apologize what extremists do to civilians and there is no doubt that these people are criminals, but there is one thing that most of the poeple do not want to see.
Hardly anyone in the world supported the aim to "free" Iraq. And because of what? The answer is simple. You can't make friends if you beat them. If a nation like the U.S. wants to avoid further terrorist attacks then they should learn how to make friends. Exploiting other nations to keep their prices of petrol on a very low level can't be a solution. But this is just one example of how your nation acts overbearing to other nations.
Of course America has a very important place in international politics and I do not have a problem that the U.S. likes to play the world's sheriff. But come on, every game has to be played after rules, otherwise the other players will beat you if you are not honest.
Learn to watch a little bit over your oceans and try to understand people in the world. Maybe you should travel a little more...
You can't change a society if you kill the most radical elements, by the way bomb lots of civilians and torture hundreds of civilians. I think that the U.S. has to be very afraid in the future because when they have to free the prisoners of Guantanamo because there was no possibility to furnish proof that they are guilty then I am really sure, NOW they are radical and will swear to pay it back. The tortures will leave enough hate against the U.S. to organize much more horrible terrorist acts....

Make friends not war!

"Faithfully", Woo
Austria, Vienna

Great post Debra... (Below threshold)
eric:

Great post Debra

Andy...Andy...Andy....<br /... (Below threshold)
Debra:

Andy...Andy...Andy....
Poor Andy seems so angry..
Let's take three jet aircraft filled with innocent people from his country and slam one itno a field and the other two into two of the tallest structures in one of his largest cities and see if he sits in judgement then. Bet not....

Let's all ask Andy where he gets his statistics from...Factual? No...they just looked good in his lttle paragraph.
Sheesh people...let's step into reality here. Bottom line is that Amercians don't really give a crap what the liberals in the rest of the world think. Especially France and Germany...hey...wait a second...didn;t those guys play a major role in Sadaam getting his pudgy little digets on the technology he used to kill his own people by the thousands?????

I am a 27 year old Korean.<... (Below threshold)
angry Korean:

I am a 27 year old Korean.

the whole contry ins moaning....

I am leaving for Iraq soon

I am going to nail those sons of bitches!

Thanks Eric...I am s... (Below threshold)
Debra:

Thanks Eric...
I am so tired of all these other countries sitting in judgement. I could just scream.
The United States with all it's fault...admitedly so...stands for freedom.
I have travelled the world in my 48 years of life. Been from one side of the oceans to the other and can find nowhere I would rather be that right here.
Right here where I am free to speak my opinion withour fear and free to be a member of the politcal party I choose that supports our President 100% in his efforts to elimnate radical extremists like those who we are fighting against.
I am an American and I am proud of what my conrty stand for. I am a patriot and I have served my time in the military in support of our great nation. Were I still in I would not hesitate..Not for one minute..to be a part of this effort.

Debra... The United States ... (Below threshold)
Austrian:

Debra... The United States stands for freedom?

I just have to laugh out loud!

There exists no other country in the world where more people sit in jail then in the U.S.

Woo

Dear Angry Korean:My... (Below threshold)
Debra:

Dear Angry Korean:
My heart aches for the brave hero from Korea that was so brutally murdered. Kim Sun Il is a hero in my eyes as are Paul and Nick for losing their lives for freedoms cause. They were all there for a reason and that reason was to support their countries by doing their part.
Nail one for me sweetheart!!
Good luck..Be safe...
Godspeed.

Austrian....laugh al... (Below threshold)
Debra:

Austrian....
laugh all you want...Break the law and that's what happens.
Don't they go to jail in Austria??? Spare me the bullshit Austria. You can do better than that I should think.
IS that all you have?>
A little help here Eric? Interject something

It's funny, how we have man... (Below threshold)
Eric:

It's funny, how we have many and i mean many people from different countries on here? But think about it, most of you are countries that we(USA)have helped in the course of your countries history,
It's funny that we not only grieve for Americans, but non Americans as well? I am so disgusted that some on this board would say in one breath that they don't condemned what these filthy camal riders have done, but in another breath they start spuing at all the "IRAQI" children that have been killed? Think about that you oxymorons, that is one less future terrorist that will attack my country or your for that matter. Do you think Austria would deal with terrorist? Tell me Woo how would you deal with terrorist if they attacked Austria? Again i cannot say America has not made many mistakes,
but that has not stopped the world time and again to ask for our help, being monutarily or otherwise..Before you start talking about WMD's or innocent iraqi children(homelandsecurityus.com)there you will see quite a chilling video of "future" jihadi children,btw that is the name of the video...Also if America does not take care of this infestation of terrorist, NO ON ELSE WILL

did you like that Debra?lol... (Below threshold)
Eric:

did you like that Debra?lol

Btw, i serve in the U.S. Ar... (Below threshold)
Eric:

Btw, i serve in the U.S. Army and have been to iraq 1 and iraq 2, just came home 3 1/2 months ago, for those of you that think all military want to fight, as an infantry officer i will tell you that no one want to go to another country to fight or fight in a war, but if the security of our(USA)citizens depended on it, than i would as i have time and agian, and so have my fellow brothers and sisters in the armed forces... AUstrian, laugh if you will, but if Al-quada came in your back yard,you would do what come best>>> CALL THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA after all did you not do that when hitler came knocking on your back door....

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Austrian:

Ok, criminals should get in jail. But did you ever asked how crimes arise?
If there is no possibility to earn enough money for you and your family then people tend to think about not legal ways to get it. By the way, if your education is low, then you won't have a lot of choices.
For example in Vienna, a lot of people from Nigeria and other parts of Africa come here because their families got shot in their homecountries. So, Asylum-seeker do not have the right to work in a legal form here. What happens? They sell drugs in the public transportatoin system. Guess what the police does. They treat them and many of them go to jail or get sent back to their country where they will get much more trouble. So in my country there are also problems which should be solved in another way. If Nigerians would have the permission to work in any legal form, then there won't go anybody to jail.
The other thing is, yes, I am happy with that that the Allied Forces helped many European countries during the second world war. But in this case Hitler and his army started the war, not America. And fighting against terrorists (or however you call them) can't be won with a war.
They are criminals, so they should be treated as it is the common way criminals are treated and do not punish the whole society for that.

Woo

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Jane:

History is history, I am not responsible for things happened. And nothing justifies such acts now. Maybe the others want to murder your children because they think you are terrorists, a never ending story. why do you think Austria do not have that problems with terrorists such as the USA, because Austria is not like your country. Maybe you what to fight with everything and everyone. At the end America remains, but what will you do, if noboby is left to fight with?

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Debra:

Atta boy Eric!
No one can understand the military like the military.
Let Canada and Austria sit in false judgment. No matter to me...
Bottom line is they ALL CALL THE US when they get in trouble. No matter what has happened and no matter how they have stood by and judged, the US will be there when they call. The US will defend those who can';t defend themselves just like we are defending the men women and children in Iraq who can't. Those that don't want to live in the climate they were forced into by the regime far out number those who do.

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Andy:

Debra

Your attetude is typical of your whole country. Statistics from the Economist- go argue with them......Oh, and if it was Americans that hijacked planes and crashed them into buildings in my country...9/11 was a horrible and deplorable act... does that justify me to invade America and destroy your citys, kill your children and flatten your economy? You are a bully, like many of your countrymen, witness Al garieb and Gitmo bay. Your self serving foreign policy has done more to create misery than any aid you have provided could fix. If you are so concerned with atrocitys and human rights, where were you Americans stopping Rwanda, Bosnia, Burundi etc- oh, there's no oil there!And this from an entire nation that thought that the fundamental rules of share valuations didnt apply to the Nasdaq...revenue multiples as a valuation tool in companys that had no prospect of ever creating income- amazing how gullible you are.....

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Austrian:

My grandfather fighted as a resistance fighter against the communists in hungary when they got occupied in the 50's. For that he had to go to a working camp in Syberia for 6 years. He had to eat cats and dogs, working at minus 40 Celsius degrees. Now he hates nothing more then the communists and his political statements are sometimes radical. For that I can understand his hate against the punishers.
But folks, politics has to be made without all the feelings you have, otherwise you will make a big mistake.

Woo

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debra:

me thinks I have struck a nerve in poor Andy...
MY ATTITUDE as an American and a patriot is one that you could never sway so I doubt that our continuance of this banter back and forth is necessary. You are entitled to your opinion. Have fun with it.
Every country has done things wrong from time to time and we are no exception and neither are you.
We all share guilt over one thing or another at one time or another...

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Austrian:

That's true, but wrong american political decisions have an effect on the whole world. So, also my country is part of the world and for that I think that a supranational democratic decision will bring the best solution for a worldwide economic prosperity. Let's include the United Nations in further decisions.

But I have also a dream, that there is just one moslemic leader out there in the western world who condemns all the terroristic acts that happen. But for that they are too much of a coward having the courage to do that. They are too proud for that and fear to get shot or bombed away. Or maybe they agree deep in their mind with the terrorists. I don't know but I don't hope so.

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Eric:

Un??? Huh that is just a slap in the face....
Do i really want that idiot Koffi Anan representing the USA, when he himself is involved in the "OLI FOR FOOD" scandal... You do not hear much about that do you. Did you know his wife owns a significant stake in Siemens cell division....Lookey what we have here, All the big wig cell companies have gotten the go ahead from such lucrative countries as iran, yemen and did i fail to mention IRAQ... SO yes America should get the money it has put in, but at the same time, Do not mention the UN, when it was them who have time and time and time and time again caused us to go through the proper channels, but at the same time want us togo into other countries, If Mr. Anan does not care about the plight and the misery his own country is going through, what the should we care what the UN wants.... I for one think that if the terrorist blow up anything, it should have been the UN building...
And as for Andy(Fed chairman Allan Greenspan In the house everyone) You have provenmy point again... You want the USA to enter Rawanda and so forth, Been there done that....Remember what happened in Mogodishu.. I did not hear of any military men dying(I am sorry , you never mentioned what country you were from) from what ever country you are from.... I bet you are an arm chair general, seeing how you disagree with our policies and so forth. Why not just tell us what you country has contributed to this world of ours

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Eric:

Oh Debra would you marry me...lol

...i talked about a suprana... (Below threshold)
Austrian:

...i talked about a supranational democratic system. The U.S. want to establish a democratic system in Iraq but they haven't the faintest idea how a democracy should look like...

Live the democracy first!

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andy:

(Thanks for correcting my typo earlier Debra....now all you have to do is learn how to spell 'colour' and 'honour' and 'finalise'....)

...and to you Eric, did I touch a nerve with the Nasdaq remark? Still smarting from some daytrading?

I didnt say that I wanted you to get involved in Rwanda etc...probably better that you didnt given what happened in Mog.... Africa may be a bit rough for you.I was making the point that your foreign military adventures are hardly for humanitarian reasons but coincide with your economic interests, not that there is anything wrong with that, you lads are the biggest boys in the yard, just quit the holier-than-thou attItude about how nice you are. Killing civilians and destroying entire countries isnt nice.'Collateral Damage' is after all a US originated term to justify poor marksmanship. My country of origin is of no consequence here, it wasnt ME that was saying I lived in the greatest most just place on the planet, it was you.And no- my country has no troops in Iraq- one of the few decisions that I do agree with from here.

In terms of 'Freedom'- ask the detainees at Gitmo how much freedom they are getting....detention without legal representation- let alone trial, torture allegations, detention for an indetermineable term... you lads go for it, just dont be surprised when it seems that the whole world is p1ssed at you and wants to blow you up.

PS I am hardly an armchair general, I have spent 3 years in the military and 10 years in the police and disagreeing with your policys would be my constitutional right were I in the US, so stop acting like I shouldnt be allowed to- I am not the one on this site advocating nuking entire civilisations coz I had bitten off more that I could chew over the last few years.

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Debra:

I see that Andy's nerve is still a bit struck...not once but twice ..no thrice now from Eric and me. Great job Eric!
Your proposal is duly noted Eric!
This is all to comical...
We don't need to know waht counttry he's from huh? My retort, again, is who gives a crap where he's from? He's not american so he doesn't count in the big playing field. Not a coalition member huh? Again, who cares what he thinks then? uh..NOT ME...
C'mon over for a visit...I'll show you democracy.

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Eric:

You know andy, you are so right about your opinion, And i do respect that...So kudos to you...
As for Africa being to rough for me, let me tell you something, i had friends who died and were injured in Mog. the problem there lies is the same thing we are facing in Iraq, All the tree hugging panty waists out there who consistantly screaming what about the iraqi children, we have been trying to help everyone, as for the detainees , they are getting if not better treatment than they would have if they were still under dictatorship, i have video and links that show what kind of barbarian saddam was, though the abc's of the world don't show that side, i can tell you of a an iraqi woman who was happy that the states were there, or the one of a child who smiled and saluted us or the countless other "Humanitarian" deeds we have done, but no instead we have to keep hearing about those stupid pictures, so what if people were interrogated in a way that humiliated them, as i said that was wrong, but they can always say their heads are still on their bodies, Who cares if the whole world is pissed off, ultimately they will still come ask the US for help one way or another. As for daytrading, never did that, but you have you opinions and i have mine, so the back and forth volley should end now

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Eric:

You know andy, you are so right about your opinion, And i do respect that...So kudos to you...
As for Africa being to rough for me, let me tell you something, i had friends who died and were injured in Mog. the problem there lies is the same thing we are facing in Iraq, All the tree hugging panty waists out there who consistantly screaming what about the iraqi children, we have been trying to help everyone, as for the detainees , they are getting if not better treatment than they would have if they were still under dictatorship, i have video and links that show what kind of barbarian saddam was, though the abc's of the world don't show that side, i can tell you of a an iraqi woman who was happy that the states were there, or the one of a child who smiled and saluted us or the countless other "Humanitarian" deeds we have done, but no instead we have to keep hearing about those stupid pictures, so what if people were interrogated in a way that humiliated them, as i said that was wrong, but they can always say their heads are still on their bodies, Who cares if the whole world is pissed off, ultimately they will still come ask the US for help one way or another. As for daytrading, never did that, but you have you opinions and i have mine, so the back and forth volley should end now

You know andy, you are so r... (Below threshold)
Eric:

You know andy, you are so right about your opinion, And i do respect that...So kudos to you...
As for Africa being to rough for me, let me tell you something, i had friends who died and were injured in Mog. the problem there lies is the same thing we are facing in Iraq, All the tree hugging panty waists out there who consistantly screaming what about the iraqi children, we have been trying to help everyone, as for the detainees , they are getting if not better treatment than they would have if they were still under dictatorship, i have video and links that show what kind of barbarian saddam was, though the abc's of the world don't show that side, i can tell you of a an iraqi woman who was happy that the states were there, or the one of a child who smiled and saluted us or the countless other "Humanitarian" deeds we have done, but no instead we have to keep hearing about those stupid pictures, so what if people were interrogated in a way that humiliated them, as i said that was wrong, but they can always say their heads are still on their bodies, Who cares if the whole world is pissed off, ultimately they will still come ask the US for help one way or another. As for daytrading, never did that, but you have you opinions and i have mine, so the back and forth volley should end now

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debra:

Ditto..I'm gone. Thru with this one. See you on another Eric!!
USA!! USA!!! USA!!!!

The Bastard, iraqis terrori... (Below threshold)
bastardsterrorist:

The Bastard, iraqis terrorist
we should vdo tpe their dick chopped off

Hi, Im a european (from Den... (Below threshold)
danishguy:

Hi, Im a european (from Denmark), and I just want to say that Im very sorry for all the negative complaining all the time about the US. I know so many people around here agree with me, we just don´t have much of a saying in the media ... Sometimes I wonder why we have gotten this soft ... We have everything, freedom, wealth, a fantastic society (compared to much of the world anyway), and these things didn´t come for free ... They came from the struggle and sacrifice of thousands (millions?) of lives of people who believed that our values and our way of life was worth defending, killing and dying for.

Lets not fool ourselves too much .. These fanatics/terrorist believe that we - all of us europeans or americans - are simply wrong, because we do not recognize the fact that the law of "allah" is above any human law or any human right. And they believe that this gives them the right to kill us, or do whatever else they want to us, because we are simply infidels ... I mean, how much more insane does it get?

I hope we will stop arguing so much, and get the job done, that needs to be done. Sure, America isnt perfect. Europe isnt perfect. - But where would you want your children to grow up? Here, or in say Iraq, Afghanistan, Saudi-Arabia or some place like that?

What is it all about, realy? - Aren´t we simply saying that every man or woman, has the right to think or believe and do whatever they want, at least as long as they do not harm or opress somebody else? Isn´t this realy what freedom is all about? And isn´t this what have made the US great, and at the same time Europe great? At the cost of who knows how many lives of brave, young Americans who paid the ultimate price for the freedom we now enjoy and simply take for granted?

Its too bad if someone gets tortured ofcourse, but what is war realy about? Being nice? Killing people isn´t that nice when I think about it, and how are we supposed to cooperate (and be nice) to crazy idiots who think their "god" commands them to saw the heads of totally innocent people? What would you do if you ran into this type of person in your own home? - Fight him in every possible way i pressume, - I know I would, and I wouldn´t worry to much about being nice ...

Don´t we have to stand up to these people, and simply say : We believe you are wrong. Our way of life is better for everyone in the long run, and we will not just sit and watch as you crazy fucks ruin and supress one country after another. You have no right to impose your "devine laws" on anyone, just as Hitler and the nazis had no rights to impose their insane ideology on anyone.

Lots of people back then just said : "let it be. Lets tallk to them. Lets be friends. Lets just get along." ... Im glad the Americans had the guts to say "No we wont" - "we fight this evil, nomatter what be the cost" - Otherwise, Im so sure that the happy life we live in europe today, would never even have existed.

I hope you will keep on fighting for those ideals, and I hope that there will never be this division between America and Europe that they talk about over here in the media all the time.
We are the same, we come from the same, and I hope that we will continue to fight for the same ideals and dreams. Together. One world with freedom, liberty and justice for all.

God bless America, and every soldier or innocent civilian who gave his life for this cause.
Some things are worth fighting for, even if this means we can´t be as nice and polite as we all want to. War sucks. Its horrible. I can´t even imagine. I never realy had to fight for anything.

But I recognize evil when i see it, and what happened on 9/11, or recently with these beheadings, is pure evil. And evil has to be fought, no matter what the cost. Sure, its not realy about "Iraq" or "Afghanistan" or any other country. The problem of these "religious" maniacs is not confined to any particular area. They are everywhere, and they have to be confronted everywhere. The population in these countries need to get up and say : "This is not us. We fight this evil to" ... - Or else, they are part of the problem. - But so few of them do. Why? Maybe they are scared, maybe they don´t know better, maybe they actually think its ok? How can we know?

Im sure many Germans actually recented Hitler and the nazis, - but they did nothing, and it grew into maybe the greatest evil the world has ever seen.
Im sure many of Iraqis feel the same way, and I hope they will act on this problem before its too late. We cannot see or guess what is in the heart of the average Iraqi man or woman can we? They have to stand up and fight this, or some day face the consequences. Its their country, sure, but if they don´t deal with the problem, some day somebody else will have to. I hope it never gets that far, I realy do, but if it ever does, I am with America all the way.

At least, thats my oppinion, I hope Im not alone.

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BoDiddly:

I confess to not have read all the previously posted remarks, but I'm going to take a few minutes to address some recurring arguments . . . forgive me if points I make have already been mentioned.

First--there's obviously quite a few folks who are pitifully ignorant, as evidenced by their preschool level grammar and spelling, and I have no problem categorically ignoring posts by such people.

By the system of ethics and moral conduct prevalent in the middle east, the United States would be perfectly justified to exact revenge upon every man, woman, and child in that area in response to September 11, 2001. We choose to take a much more compassionate approach, however, and I am appalled that we're held in such high contempt when our strikes on military targets result in a few civilian casualties, especially considering that our adversaries strike civilian targets almost exclusively.

To the posters (and lurkers) who ascribe to the "the world is not your backyard" philosophy regarding America--As the "big kid" on the block, we are forced to walk a fine line. It is our duty to make sure the neighborhood bully minds his own business, but in doing so, we run the risk of being classified as the "new bully" by friends of the "old bully". So often, though, the "little guys" are quick to tell us how they really didn't need us, after we've bailed them out. I think most everyone in this forum knows where France fits into this analogy.

Terrorism is a worldwide problem. The United States is the only nation in the world with enough resources to effectively combat this problem. Yes, we ARE the greatest nation on planet earth, evidenced by the multitudes of immigrants who cross our borders in search of a better way of life. The naysayers will continue their banter undaunted, from within our nation and outside her borders, without even a nod to the countless AMERICAN soldiers through history who purchased with their blood the freedoms that allow their delusional rants to go unpunished. From the defeat of the Axis forces in the Great War, through the eradication of the Nazi and Japanese threats in World War II, through numerous military actions over the last half century, America has ensured that much of the world lives in freedom. When directed towards the United States, "self-serving" and "arrogant" are two descriptors that demonstrate either unadulterated ignorance or baneful stupidity.

HELLO I am south korean.I’d... (Below threshold)
JESUSWORKER:

HELLO I am south korean.I’d like to see the Kin Sun il beheading video.
but the korean goverment has strictly forbidden to watch the video…
Can anyone send to my e-mail ([email protected])

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eclipsegurl:

I've been reading all of the posts that have been entered here over the past couple of days. I wanted to list a few facts regarding some of the comments.

First of all, the US did send troops to Bosnia in December 1995 for a "peace-keeping" mission ordered by President Bill Clinton. Our troops were sent over into a civil war that had been going on for decades. They weren't given a specific mission only to "monitor" the areas between Moslems, Croatian and Serbian forces. Our soldiers only knew that they would be gone for at least a year. We were preceived as supporting the Croats or Moslems because our planes had bombed Serbian fighters.

So, you could say that we are a well traveled culture.

Secondly, as for the UN and foreign diplomats currently living in the United States and how they should have a hand in things. Here are a few facts.

In February, 2001 the city of New York was faced with "deadbeat" diplomats that refused to pay their property taxes. Some of the countries that owed us money at the time were Rowanda ($500,000); China ($464,000); Uganda ($11 Million); Libya ($33 Million) and Turkey ($54 Million). These countries practically have refused to pay these past due taxes. If US citizens refuse to pay property taxes, our homes and property are put on the auction block to the highest bidder. But not foreign diplomats.

And when it comes to diplomatic immunity, this will really burn your biscuits. The son of a Saudi Arabian diplomat was suspected of raping a 16-year-old girl in Alexandria, Va. Our State Department presented evidence to the Saudi embassy who never denied that anything happened. But because of diplomatic immunity he was never prosecuted.

And for the comments that the Iraqi people didn't want to be liberated from the years of Sadam's tyranny, have you fogotten the many news clips of the jubulant Iraqi people beating pictures of Sadam with their shoes. They were finally able to hear their choice of music, they looted his palaces of the riches it held within it's walls. He had lived life so lavishly while his people went without life's basic necessities. So go ask those people if they didn't want us there. Liberation is not an over night transition but over time their society will benefit from running water, markets full of food, an economy that supports their evolving lifestyles and eventually children will be able to play in parks instead of being too affraid to walk out side where random car bombings and stray bullets are an everyday occurance. We only want others to have better opportunities. And that's a bad thing?

No one should have to live in fear of terrorists or terrorist acts. I don't think that anyone here would want to experience or have a family member experience what the innocent victoms have gone through in the past month. They paid the ultimate price and they were only trying to do their jobs and make things better. So, don't criticize us for stepping up to the challenge. We only answered the call.

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anonymous:

Hey, danishguy, may I have your e-mail address? I spent a lot of time writing you an e-mail and it came back returned! Don't worry, I'm not crazy or mean. But I just wanted to write a nice note to you (not obscene) and I don't feel comfortable saying anything on this site, frankly!
I'm a 9/11 survivor and I wanted to comment on you blog, if that's ok with you.

Thank you.

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lostin the world:

least s.korea could have got that guy back and then sent the troops. they should not have said that they will send the troops and not heed for them

Seems I made a mistake. Its... (Below threshold)
Danishguy:

Seems I made a mistake. Its [email protected]

Some teachings from the "Re... (Below threshold)
Kev:

Some teachings from the "Religion of Peace". Make your own opinion.

Qur'an 8:12 "Your Lord inspired the angels with the message: 'I will
terrorize the unbelievers. Therefore smite them on their necks and
every joint and incapacitate them. Strike off their heads and cut off
each of their fingers and toes."


Tabari VIII:179 "Abdallah bin Sa'd fled to Uthman, his brother, who
after hiding him, finally surrendered him to the Prophet. Uthman asked
for clemency. Muhammad did not respond, remaining silent for a long
time. Muhammad explained, 'By Allah, I kept silent so that one of you
might go up to him and cut off his head!' "


Ishaq:369 "Thereupon Mas'ud leapt upon Sunayna, one of the Jewish
merchants with whom his family had social and commercial relations and
killed him. The Muslim's brother complained, saying, 'Why did you kill
him? You have much fat in your belly from his charity.' Mas'ud
answered, 'By Allah, had Muhammad ordered me to murder you, my
brother, I would have cut off your head.' Wherein the brother said,
'Any religion that can bring you to this is indeed wonderful!' And he
accepted Islam."


Ishaq:304/Tabari VII:62 "I cut off Abu Jahl's head and brought it to
the Messenger. 'O Allah's Prophet, this is the head of the enemy of
Allah.' Muhammad said, 'Praise be to Allah.' "


Tabari VII:97/Ishaq:368 "We carried Ka'b's head and brought it to
Muhammad during the night. We saluted him as he stood praying and told
him that we had slain Allah's enemy. When he came out to us we cast
Ashraf's head before his feet. The Prophet praised Allah that the poet
had been assassinated and complimented us on the good work we had done
in Allah's Cause. Our attack upon Allah's enemy cast terror among the
Jews, and there was no Jew in Medina who did not fear for his life.' "


Ishaq:464 "The Jews were made to come down, and Allah's Messenger
imprisoned them. Then the Prophet went out into the marketplace of
Medina, and he had trenches dug in it. He sent for the Jewish men and
had them beheaded in those trenches. They were brought out to him in
batches. They numbered 800 to 900 boys and men."


Tabari VIII:38 "The Messenger of Allah commanded that all of the
Jewish men and boys who had reached puberty should be beheaded. Then
the Prophet divided the wealth, wives, and children of the Banu
Qurayza Jews among the Muslims."


Tabari VIII:40 "The Messenger commanded that furrows should be dug in
the ground for the Qurayza. Then he sat down. Ali and Zubayr began
cutting off their heads in his presence."


Tabari VIII:122/Ishaq:515 "The Prophet gave orders concerning Kinanah
to Zubayr, saying, 'Torture him until you root out and extract what he
has. So Zubayr kindled a fire on Kinanah's chest, twirling it with his
firestick until Kinanah was near death. Then the Messenger gave him to
Maslamah, who beheaded him."

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Peter Frias:

Seems like beheading people is going to be the norm for these extremists. I can only imagine what the families of the victims have gone through because of the actions of these sickos. This type of barbarism should not be allowed to continue under the guise of religious freedom. I am accepting of anyone from any religion who can be reasoned with and who can be civilized. When a religion teaches violence and murder as doing God's work, it needs to be reevaluated in the minds of all those who consider themselves educated and accepting individuals. The left has expressed their acceptance of these sick minds. Speaking out against their religion will earn you the label of "closed minded bigot". Well dear friends, I am a bigot then. I can't accept the way of life taught in the middle east. The lifesyle that teaches these horrible things in the name of Allah. We must stand together against this evil hatred of our country. We are not by any means perfect, we are not without fault being Americans. But are we guilty of being Americans? Are we guilty simply because we have been born? Lets deal with these peolpe once and for all and let the rest of the world say what they will.

Such a crazy, sick, evil, n... (Below threshold)
Teresa:

Such a crazy, sick, evil, no good for nothing world out there! I feel so deeply sadden for these families of the ones being tortured by such cold, brutal murder! Makes me want to vomit everytime I think of it, especially when i eat.
These terrorists and murderers need to be burned in hell where they belong. There is not a single word of justice for them to be alive! I pray for those families of the lost and can only imagine what they are going through!

With teachings such as thos... (Below threshold)
trying_to_understand:

With teachings such as those, no wonder they are so full of hate for the world. It seems to me that they believe that they are the “chosen” ones and everyone else must die. I think if I walked into a church and heard the minister instruct the congregation to go out and kill all the non-believers, I would turn around and run in the other direction as fast as I could. But they see these teachings as a good thing. There are many religions and many different views as to which one is the true religion. I guess we grow up believing and following the religion that we are introduced to as small children. Where I’m from, we went to Sunday school every Sunday morning, followed by preaching and on special Sundays we got to enjoy the good home cooking from some of the finest cooks in the county with a lunch following the sermon in the fellowship hall. And in the summer we’d go to Bible school and learn about God’s teachings, from Moses and the Ten Commandments, to Daniel and the lion’s den. I’m sure that others were brought up with different beliefs and I respect that. But for a religion to teach hate, murder and violence against others is not a religion that I want any part of. I’m thankful to live in a country that allows us to worship the religion of our choice whether it is Catholic, Presbyterian, Baptist, Buddhist or sadly enough even Islam. At least we have a choice and that is just one of the great things about living in America.

Acts 9:1-31, is the account of the conversion of the Apostle Paul. He was on his way from Jerusalem to Damascus to persecute the believers there. Christ appears to him in a blinding light and Paul becomes a Christian. The story of Paul deals with torture, jail and even beheadings in the name of religion. So things haven’t changed much in 2000 years it seems.

HELLO I am south korean.I&#... (Below threshold)
hello:

HELLO I am south korean.I’d like to see the Kin Sun il beheading video.
but the korean goverment has strictly forbidden to watch the video…
Can anyone send to my e-mail
([email protected])

Nuke is not an answer peopl... (Below threshold)
RationalDeath:

Nuke is not an answer people!!!

Wake up!!! You nuke a city, kill 200,000 + Arabs and guess what happens. They all turn into suicide bombers.

What we need to do is give the military free hand. I completely agree with several of the posts. Why the fuck do we tie our troops' hand by limiting the rules of engagement and make our troops be cautious lest their action be captured by the leftist media?
Let them do their job. Also, bring in the Koreans Soldiers. In Vietnam, 70,000 of them served with brutal efficiency. Vietcongs were scared shitless because they would brutally raze a town if one of their men were killed.
Let Koreans take care of Fallujah and they will take their revenge and keep the town quiet.

Slyvia, I understand your... (Below threshold)
Boyd:

Slyvia, I understand your logic and your fear but if you had lived in a Muslim country, your view will change. It sounds very noble to say that we must distinguish between these fanatics and innocent Muslims but in many of the Muslim countries this distinction simply do not exist. Also, you talked about finding the root causes. Well, I totally agree but they can't go on blaming western world forever for all their miseries. They have to take some responsibilities as well. In fact, I have to say that their current goverments and monarchies are ruining their economies and lives. Well, I think I said too much

There were times when wh... (Below threshold)
andy:

There were times when what Europeans said and thought had my ears all perked up because I really respected their opinions and views. Nowadays, when they speak thier mind, I'm more inclined to pay attention to my 4 year-old giving his passionated discouse on his favorite toys. Our values and philosophies are as far distanced as our continent is. Europeans are more likely to sip their mocha latte in coffeehouse infatuated with the vanity of their latest fasion and consumed with their well-being, totally mindless and carefree from the sufferings of the rest of the world. What really bothers me the most is that all they do is criticize America while they don't even lift their fingers to help the poors of the world. I'm more convinced than ever that in spite of our arrogance and shortsightness, this is still the greatest nation. Whenever I come back from traveling Europe, I'm reminded of how free we are and how great this nation is. What really surprised me about Europeans was that how they don't think through the issues rationally anymore. It really surprised me because I always thought of European as thinking people before I started traveling Europe. I'm not really afraid of Islamic terrorists as I'm of European cultural elements slowly making inroad to our culture. Once this great country become europeanized, we too will cease to be great and become a passing word like Europe. Europe is irrelevant. We should look some where else for our allies.

Andy, the USA is European, ... (Below threshold)
Paul:

Andy, the USA is European, it's culture, language laws, all come from Europe, the majority of Americans are of European descent, they came from every corner of Europe. Americans are the ultimate Europeans, they are a complete mix of Europeans. America is like Old Europe, colonial Europe - like Britain, France, Spain, Portugal and the Netherlands 100 years ago, trying to spread it's influence to other parts of the world. You say you should look somewhere else for your allies - where? The middle east? it's a small world, you don't really have a lot of options. The problem for Americans is that they are just too stupid and arrogant. Remember Vietnam? The US dropped more bombs there than they did in the entire WWII and killed millions of civilians, but seem to have forgotten how or why they were kicked out of that country. My advise to all Americans, is get an education, learn about the rest of the world, get some values other than a desire to make lots of money. STOP BEING SO ARROGANT, STOP THINKING YOU ARE THE GREATEST NATION, AMERICANS ARE JUST LIKE EVERYBOBY ELSE - GREEDY AND STUPID. But the USA has so much military might, and no common sense that they are getting dangerous.

By the way Andy, Americans ... (Below threshold)
Paul:

By the way Andy, Americans are not any more free than Europeans, what century are you living in? Neither America nor European countries do anything to help poor nations - they actually manipulate trade to suit their own citizens while ensuring that producers in poor countries stay poor. Andy tour problem is you seem to know very little about how the world works...but then again you are an American.

By the way Andy, Americans ... (Below threshold)
Paul:

By the way Andy, Americans are not any more free than Europeans, what century are you living in? Neither America nor European countries do anything to help poor nations - they actually manipulate trade to suit their own citizens while ensuring that producers in poor countries stay poor. Andy tour problem is you seem to know very little about how the world works...but then again you are an American.

This war between Eastern an... (Below threshold)

This war between Eastern and Western civilisations will end when the natural energy resources finishes. US will stop playing with Eastern people because there will be nothing left to steal from them. Some of the idiots here are telling to nuke whole Middle East but do they know that there is always a price to be paid when you take something from someone without paying anything but the pain...

Hey Paul,Stay in hid... (Below threshold)
Stallion:

Hey Paul,
Stay in hiding in your useless country and eat my ass. All you do is complain about America......you want to know why..........Our way of life is better then yours and you can't stand it. Jealousy, my stupid unamerican foe, jealousy... You're all a bunch of Whores
In all seriousness Pauly Walnuts, you should spend more time trying to get a Visa to America, like all your immigrant friends, then we will see what you think. Stick to your Socialist bullshit view and you'll get nowhere. Also try getting laid once and awhile, it might loosen you up a bit!!!!!!

Norwegian,You make m... (Below threshold)
Stallion:

Norwegian,
You make me laugh. It is easy for you to sit back and type that verbal diarreah spuing from your mouth. It is all Ca Ca Poo Poo. When any political issue arises, who do you look to first, America. Your pansy ass Norwegian country is a drop in the bucket. Do you even have a military. I can't even pick your country out on a map and I am college educated. All you are good for is fish and cheese. Eat shit you Viking cock sucker. All you stuck up Europeans like to criticize Americans. Stop pointing fingers and worry about your own useless selves. you should hang out with Paul, the two of you could spoon.
Paul + Norwegian = two self centered sidelined players screaming from the BENCH. Get in the game and then I'll listen.

I have read with much inter... (Below threshold)
Boozer:

I have read with much interest the comments above. I am writing from London - we also have troops in Iraq.
I feel for those who have lost their lives in the course of removing Saddam Hussain, and agree with the principle of democaracy. I am concerned with the tone of many of the comments listed above. American foreign policy (Bushism) sucks and until the average American can see that it will continue to drive a wedge between east and west. Issues around Israel / Palestine continue to fuel the arguements on both sides.

I am starting to be more concerned with the radical right wing loonies posting on this site than radical extremists in Iraq - perhaps you are opposite sides of the same coin.

I have read with much inter... (Below threshold)
Boozer:

I have read with much interest the comments above. I am writing from London - we also have troops in Iraq.
I feel for those who have lost their lives in the course of removing Saddam Hussain, and agree with the principle of democaracy. I am concerned with the tone of many of the comments listed above. American foreign policy (Bushism) sucks and until the average American can see that it will continue to drive a wedge between east and west. Issues around Israel / Palestine continue to fuel the arguements on both sides.

I am starting to be more concerned with the radical right wing loonies posting on this site than radical extremists in Iraq - perhaps you are opposite sides of the same coin.

Alright Stallion, just to l... (Below threshold)
Paul:

Alright Stallion, just to let you know, I've spent time working in the US, so I know, close up, how stupid people like you are. Ten years ago I spent 3 months working on the "Jersey Shore". I met a lot of nice people, but I also met some complete twats like yourself. - About getting laid, maybe you're right. But sorry, I don't want to "eat your ass", I don't think I'd find you attractive. Anyway, now it's legal there for you American men to marry each other, I'm sure you could find a nice American man to eat your ass. Dickhead

Paul,I like the resp... (Below threshold)
Stallion:

Paul,
I like the response. I mainily posted what I did because I didn't like your view on America and Americans. It was quite a witty comeback and for that I give you credit. I will not bow down and kiss your ass though. Mainly I was trying to loosen everyone on this site up a bit, and it was more interesting to target someone who wrote negatively about America. Anyway, you are alright with me, even though you called me a dickhead, you're still an unamerican douche bag, but you are ok with me. I hope you enjoy the humor. Scratch the underneath!

com on... (Below threshold)
dis:

com on

This whole madness...total ... (Below threshold)
High Flyer:

This whole madness...total madness...was wondering if these lunatical fuckers know what they are doing?? Ending people's lives without any rights, god is the only thing occupying the fucking brains..heads dropping down for no reason...com'on man! these guys are innocent!! By doing all these they thought they are able to install a programme in us called 'FEAR.exe'...we must do something..reboot them...all u guys agree with me?? who's on my side?

simply inhumane.... (Below threshold)
bulbul:

simply inhumane.

so sad .. :( .. i'm gunna j... (Below threshold)
fallen:

so sad .. :( .. i'm gunna join the army and revenge him!! i'll become president of korea and send troops to kill all those farking sand nig.gers !!!!

I CANT BELIEVE WHAT I AM RE... (Below threshold)
mike:

I CANT BELIEVE WHAT I AM READING HERE. I SERVED IN THE UNITED STATES ARMY DURING BOTH WARS.THE FIRST GEORGE BUSH WAR, AND NOW THE JUNIOR BUSHES WAR.LET ME TELL YOU WHY WE HAVE NO BUSINESS THERE. WE ARE WESTERNERS,AND ARE LOOKED AT AS INFIDELS NO MATTER HOW WRONG OR RIGHT THAT IDEA MIGHT BE.THESE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN FIGHTING INVADERS FROM ABROAD AND FROM WITHIN,SINCE BEFORE THE GOOD OLD USA WAS EVEN THOUGHT OFF. THERE ARE SO MANY RELIGOUS FACTIONS IN IRAQ AND THE WHOLE MIDDLE EAST TO BEGIN WITH, HOW WOULD WE EVER MAKE A DIFFERENCE? I AM NOT A BUSH FAN, NOR AM I A KERRY FAN, BUT WE NEED A PRESIDENT THAT IS GOING TO GET US THE HELL OUT OF IRAQ AND THE MIDDLE EAST. YOUR WORRIED ABOUT BEHEADINGS AND MURDERS? GIVE ME A BREAK,THIS IS MIDDLE EASTERN JUSTICE, ITS GONE ON FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS, AND WILL CONTINUE TO GO ON LONG AFTER YOU AND I ARE DEAD.I SAW FIRST HAND HOW AMERICANS ARE TREATED IN IRAQ. WERE TREATED AS INVADERS,AND THE SAME PEOPLE WE HELP DURING THE DAY, ARE THE SAME PEOPLE SHOOTING AT US AT NIGHT. SOUND FAMILIAR TO ANYONE YET? YUP, WE ENTERED VIETNAM THE SAME WAY.SADDAM WAS NOT A THREAT TO THIS COUNTRY, AND WANTED NO WAR WITH US. BUSH SHOULD HAVE KEPT HIS SIGHTS ON THE REAL ORIGINAL THREAT, GEE, WASNT THAT OSAMA? I SERVED AS A MILITARY POLICE INVESTIGATOR IN IRAQ AND JUST GOT BACK HOME THIS PAST AUGUST. I DIDNT WANT TO BE THERE, JUST AS MOST OF MY FELLOW SOLDIERS DINT EITHER. WE WILL CONTINUE TO BE TARGETS HERE IN IRAQ AND AT HOME IN AMERICA, UNTIL WE LEAVE THE MIDDLE EAST TO HEAL ITSELF. WE CANT BE THE POLICE OF THE WHOLE WORLD, SOME PLACES LIKE KOREA, DO NEED OUR PRESENTS TO MAINTAIN WORLD WIDE PEACE. AFTER ALL WE ARE THE MOST POWERFUL COUNTRY IN THE WORLD, AND SOMEONE HAS GOT TO KEEP THE PEACE. BUT WE NEED TO PICK OUR WARS LOTS MORE CAREFULLY IN THE FUTURE, LEST WE CUT OFF OUR NOSE TO SPITE OUR FACE. I LOVE AMERICA JUST LIKE THE NEXT GUY, BUT THE WORLD HAS BECOME A MUCH SMALLER ONE, AND WE NEED TO TAKE CARE OF OUR OWN STARVING UNEMPLOYED PEOPLE, AND WHAT ABOUT OUR OWN CHILDREN FIRST. I DONT BELIEVE WE SHOULD, AS A COUNTRY, RUN FROM A BATTLE, BUT FOR GODS SAKE, OUR INTELEGENCE SHOULD AT LEAST BE RIGHT BEFORE WE SET FOOT IN ANOTHER COUNTRY, AND GET INVOLVED WITH A SITUATION THAT WE CANT EVER CHANGE. NOW YOU CAN TEAR ME APART AND TELL ME I AM UNAMERICAN,AND MY POLITICS SUCK, OR THAT I JUST DONT KNOW WHAT THE HELL I AM SAYING. BUT I WAS THERE FOR OVER A YEAR THIS TIME, AND OVER A YEAR DURING THE FIRST GULF WAR. DONT PREACH TO THE CHOIR, IF YOU HAVE NOT BEEN THERE AND LIVED WITH THESE PEOPLE,ATE WITH THESE PEOPLE DONT PRETEND TO KNOW A SINGLE THING. THE PEOPLE OF IRAQ, OR THE MIDDLE EAST DONT HATE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, THEY HATE WHAT OUR POLITICIANS ARE IMPOSING ON THEM. SO THEY REACT IN WHAT YOU ARE NOW SEEING, BEHEADINGS, MURDERS,KIDNAPPINGS, ETC... THE SAME WAY THEY REACT OLD SCHOOL STYLE, RIGHT OUT OF THE BIBLE, OR IN THIS CASE THE KORAN, SOME THING EVERY AMERICAN SHOULD READ! THANKS FOR THE SPACE....MIKE A. SGT FIRST CLASS, UNITED STATES ARMY, MILITARY POLICE.

I CANT BELIEVE WHAT I AM RE... (Below threshold)
mike:

I CANT BELIEVE WHAT I AM READING HERE. I SERVED IN THE UNITED STATES ARMY DURING BOTH WARS.THE FIRST GEORGE BUSH WAR, AND NOW THE JUNIOR BUSHES WAR.LET ME TELL YOU WHY WE HAVE NO BUSINESS THERE. WE ARE WESTERNERS,AND ARE LOOKED AT AS INFIDELS NO MATTER HOW WRONG OR RIGHT THAT IDEA MIGHT BE.THESE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN FIGHTING INVADERS FROM ABROAD AND FROM WITHIN,SINCE BEFORE THE GOOD OLD USA WAS EVEN THOUGHT OFF. THERE ARE SO MANY RELIGOUS FACTIONS IN IRAQ AND THE WHOLE MIDDLE EAST TO BEGIN WITH, HOW WOULD WE EVER MAKE A DIFFERENCE? I AM NOT A BUSH FAN, NOR AM I A KERRY FAN, BUT WE NEED A PRESIDENT THAT IS GOING TO GET US THE HELL OUT OF IRAQ AND THE MIDDLE EAST. YOUR WORRIED ABOUT BEHEADINGS AND MURDERS? GIVE ME A BREAK,THIS IS MIDDLE EASTERN JUSTICE, ITS GONE ON FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS, AND WILL CONTINUE TO GO ON LONG AFTER YOU AND I ARE DEAD.I SAW FIRST HAND HOW AMERICANS ARE TREATED IN IRAQ. WERE TREATED AS INVADERS,AND THE SAME PEOPLE WE HELP DURING THE DAY, ARE THE SAME PEOPLE SHOOTING AT US AT NIGHT. SOUND FAMILIAR TO ANYONE YET? YUP, WE ENTERED VIETNAM THE SAME WAY.SADDAM WAS NOT A THREAT TO THIS COUNTRY, AND WANTED NO WAR WITH US. BUSH SHOULD HAVE KEPT HIS SIGHTS ON THE REAL ORIGINAL THREAT, GEE, WASNT THAT OSAMA? I SERVED AS A MILITARY POLICE INVESTIGATOR IN IRAQ AND JUST GOT BACK HOME THIS PAST AUGUST. I DIDNT WANT TO BE THERE, JUST AS MOST OF MY FELLOW SOLDIERS DINT EITHER. WE WILL CONTINUE TO BE TARGETS HERE IN IRAQ AND AT HOME IN AMERICA, UNTIL WE LEAVE THE MIDDLE EAST TO HEAL ITSELF. WE CANT BE THE POLICE OF THE WHOLE WORLD, SOME PLACES LIKE KOREA, DO NEED OUR PRESENTS TO MAINTAIN WORLD WIDE PEACE. AFTER ALL WE ARE THE MOST POWERFUL COUNTRY IN THE WORLD, AND SOMEONE HAS GOT TO KEEP THE PEACE. BUT WE NEED TO PICK OUR WARS LOTS MORE CAREFULLY IN THE FUTURE, LEST WE CUT OFF OUR NOSE TO SPITE OUR FACE. I LOVE AMERICA JUST LIKE THE NEXT GUY, BUT THE WORLD HAS BECOME A MUCH SMALLER ONE, AND WE NEED TO TAKE CARE OF OUR OWN STARVING UNEMPLOYED PEOPLE, AND WHAT ABOUT OUR OWN CHILDREN FIRST. I DONT BELIEVE WE SHOULD, AS A COUNTRY, RUN FROM A BATTLE, BUT FOR GODS SAKE, OUR INTELEGENCE SHOULD AT LEAST BE RIGHT BEFORE WE SET FOOT IN ANOTHER COUNTRY, AND GET INVOLVED WITH A SITUATION THAT WE CANT EVER CHANGE. NOW YOU CAN TEAR ME APART AND TELL ME I AM UNAMERICAN,AND MY POLITICS SUCK, OR THAT I JUST DONT KNOW WHAT THE HELL I AM SAYING. BUT I WAS THERE FOR OVER A YEAR THIS TIME, AND OVER A YEAR DURING THE FIRST GULF WAR. DONT PREACH TO THE CHOIR, IF YOU HAVE NOT BEEN THERE AND LIVED WITH THESE PEOPLE,ATE WITH THESE PEOPLE DONT PRETEND TO KNOW A SINGLE THING. THE PEOPLE OF IRAQ, OR THE MIDDLE EAST DONT HATE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, THEY HATE WHAT OUR POLITICIANS ARE IMPOSING ON THEM. SO THEY REACT IN WHAT YOU ARE NOW SEEING, BEHEADINGS, MURDERS,KIDNAPPINGS, ETC... THE SAME WAY THEY REACT OLD SCHOOL STYLE, RIGHT OUT OF THE BIBLE, OR IN THIS CASE THE KORAN, SOME THING EVERY AMERICAN SHOULD READ! THANKS FOR THE SPACE....MIKE A. SGT FIRST CLASS, UNITED STATES ARMY, MILITARY POLICE.

I CANT BELIEVE WHAT I AM RE... (Below threshold)
mike:

I CANT BELIEVE WHAT I AM READING HERE. I SERVED IN THE UNITED STATES ARMY DURING BOTH WARS.THE FIRST GEORGE BUSH WAR, AND NOW THE JUNIOR BUSHES WAR.LET ME TELL YOU WHY WE HAVE NO BUSINESS THERE. WE ARE WESTERNERS,AND ARE LOOKED AT AS INFIDELS NO MATTER HOW WRONG OR RIGHT THAT IDEA MIGHT BE.THESE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN FIGHTING INVADERS FROM ABROAD AND FROM WITHIN,SINCE BEFORE THE GOOD OLD USA WAS EVEN THOUGHT OFF. THERE ARE SO MANY RELIGOUS FACTIONS IN IRAQ AND THE WHOLE MIDDLE EAST TO BEGIN WITH, HOW WOULD WE EVER MAKE A DIFFERENCE? I AM NOT A BUSH FAN, NOR AM I A KERRY FAN, BUT WE NEED A PRESIDENT THAT IS GOING TO GET US THE HELL OUT OF IRAQ AND THE MIDDLE EAST. YOUR WORRIED ABOUT BEHEADINGS AND MURDERS? GIVE ME A BREAK,THIS IS MIDDLE EASTERN JUSTICE, ITS GONE ON FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS, AND WILL CONTINUE TO GO ON LONG AFTER YOU AND I ARE DEAD.I SAW FIRST HAND HOW AMERICANS ARE TREATED IN IRAQ. WERE TREATED AS INVADERS,AND THE SAME PEOPLE WE HELP DURING THE DAY, ARE THE SAME PEOPLE SHOOTING AT US AT NIGHT. SOUND FAMILIAR TO ANYONE YET? YUP, WE ENTERED VIETNAM THE SAME WAY.SADDAM WAS NOT A THREAT TO THIS COUNTRY, AND WANTED NO WAR WITH US. BUSH SHOULD HAVE KEPT HIS SIGHTS ON THE REAL ORIGINAL THREAT, GEE, WASNT THAT OSAMA? I SERVED AS A MILITARY POLICE INVESTIGATOR IN IRAQ AND JUST GOT BACK HOME THIS PAST AUGUST. I DIDNT WANT TO BE THERE, JUST AS MOST OF MY FELLOW SOLDIERS DINT EITHER. WE WILL CONTINUE TO BE TARGETS HERE IN IRAQ AND AT HOME IN AMERICA, UNTIL WE LEAVE THE MIDDLE EAST TO HEAL ITSELF. WE CANT BE THE POLICE OF THE WHOLE WORLD, SOME PLACES LIKE KOREA, DO NEED OUR PRESENTS TO MAINTAIN WORLD WIDE PEACE. AFTER ALL WE ARE THE MOST POWERFUL COUNTRY IN THE WORLD, AND SOMEONE HAS GOT TO KEEP THE PEACE. BUT WE NEED TO PICK OUR WARS LOTS MORE CAREFULLY IN THE FUTURE, LEST WE CUT OFF OUR NOSE TO SPITE OUR FACE. I LOVE AMERICA JUST LIKE THE NEXT GUY, BUT THE WORLD HAS BECOME A MUCH SMALLER ONE, AND WE NEED TO TAKE CARE OF OUR OWN STARVING UNEMPLOYED PEOPLE, AND WHAT ABOUT OUR OWN CHILDREN FIRST. I DONT BELIEVE WE SHOULD, AS A COUNTRY, RUN FROM A BATTLE, BUT FOR GODS SAKE, OUR INTELEGENCE SHOULD AT LEAST BE RIGHT BEFORE WE SET FOOT IN ANOTHER COUNTRY, AND GET INVOLVED WITH A SITUATION THAT WE CANT EVER CHANGE. NOW YOU CAN TEAR ME APART AND TELL ME I AM UNAMERICAN,AND MY POLITICS SUCK, OR THAT I JUST DONT KNOW WHAT THE HELL I AM SAYING. BUT I WAS THERE FOR OVER A YEAR THIS TIME, AND OVER A YEAR DURING THE FIRST GULF WAR. DONT PREACH TO THE CHOIR, IF YOU HAVE NOT BEEN THERE AND LIVED WITH THESE PEOPLE,ATE WITH THESE PEOPLE DONT PRETEND TO KNOW A SINGLE THING. THE PEOPLE OF IRAQ, OR THE MIDDLE EAST DONT HATE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, THEY HATE WHAT OUR POLITICIANS ARE IMPOSING ON THEM. SO THEY REACT IN WHAT YOU ARE NOW SEEING, BEHEADINGS, MURDERS,KIDNAPPINGS, ETC... THE SAME WAY THEY REACT OLD SCHOOL STYLE, RIGHT OUT OF THE BIBLE, OR IN THIS CASE THE KORAN, SOME THING EVERY AMERICAN SHOULD READ! THANKS FOR THE SPACE....MIKE A. SGT FIRST CLASS, UNITED STATES ARMY, MILITARY POLICE.

i think that it's all a loa... (Below threshold)
michelle:

i think that it's all a load of rubbish and i want it to stop i know i't not as to be done as said but i hate having to explain this shit to my knids

i think that it's all a loa... (Below threshold)
michelle:

i think that it's all a load of rubbish with the beheading crap and all and us over here in new zealand have to watch it and cringe all the time, and i want it to stop i know i't not as easy to be done as said but i hate having to explain this shit to my kids

When is enough, enough? How... (Below threshold)
Sarge:

When is enough, enough? How many more years is this going to drag on? How many more beheadings are we going to see and hear about? How many more billions of dollars are going to be spent?

It's time to get tough, people. That entire region of the world has not learned to adapt in modern-day civilization. Why is everybody walking on eggshells? Sure, there are some decent people in Iraq and that part of the world in general, but it's mostly desert. Get them before they get us. Fly over the populated areas and drop flyers saying "Hey. Whoever doesn't want to die, get out now.", and send the bombers in there and blow the shit out of the entire area.

We don't want to nuke it, of course not. Because of the 'precious' oil reserves, right?! Dammit, If Ford or GMC would find a way to make cars that run on water or something, we wouldn't have to take this shit.

These door-to-door searches and "precision strikes" only cause more death for our soldiers. Say whatever you want about me, the enemy is out there. And they would love to kill you. Get them before they get us. Fuck 'em.

Yippee Ki-Yay, mother fucker.
Sarge

"Get the liberal media out ... (Below threshold)
Mike:

"Get the liberal media out of Iraq and let the miltary do their job and take care of these matters without the eye of scrutiny from the left. The general public should be on a "need to know basis""

Hahahaha.. You mean rely on the brain washing right wing media that would say nothing negative about the war? I wonder who is messed up more. the terrorists or you. the nazi's relied on the kind of media you want in Iraq during the battle of Stalingrad. people need to know the facts. welcome to the real world lady!




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