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Posted: 1/5/2006 7:09:03 AM EDT
ray of light (1000+ posts) Thu Jan-05-06 11:03 AM
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Women Warriors MUST READ this.


Hello Women Warriors:

I met with Gael Murphy yesterday of Code Pink and she said they hope to get 100,000 signatures on their Call for Peace by March 8.

HAH, I said. With the internet, we can get there in three days.

Can we?

I am sending you the info because you have lists, and you have places where you post information, and you have friends.

BTW, they are planning some truly historic events in NYC and DC March 5-9. This could be a very large effort. I like that it is international too. Iraqi women will be coming in for it.

What do you say? Will you help?

Here is the Call:

Women's Call for Peace: An Urgent Appeal
We, the women of the United States, Iraq and women worldwide, have had enough of the senseless war in Iraq and the cruel attacks on civilians around the world. We've buried too many of our loved ones. We've seen too many lives crippled forever by physical and mental wounds. We've watched in horror as our precious resources are poured into war while our families' basic needs of food, shelter, education and healthcare go unmet. We've had enough of living in constant fear of violence and seeing the growing cancer of hatred and intolerance seep into our homes and communities.
This is not the world we want for ourselves or our children. With fire in our bellies and love in our hearts, we women are rising up - across borders - to unite and demand an end to the bloodshed and the destruction.
We have seen how the foreign occupation of Iraq has fueled an armed movement against it, perpetuating an endless cycle of violence. We are convinced that it is time to shift from a military model to a conflict-resolution model that includes the following elements:
- The withdrawal of all foreign troops and foreign fighters from Iraq;
- Negotiations to reincorporate disenfranchised Iraqis into all aspects of Iraqi society;
- The full representation of women in the peacemaking process and a commitment to women's full equality in the post-war Iraq;
- A commitment to discard plans for any foreign bases in Iraq;
- Iraqi control of its oil and other resources;
- The nullification of privatization and deregulation laws imposed under occupation, allowing Iraqis to shape the trajectory of the post-war economy;
- A massive reconstruction effort that prioritizes Iraqi contractors, and draws upon financial resources of the countries responsible for the invasion and occupation of Iraq;
- Consideration of a temporary international peacekeeping force that is truly multilateral and is not composed of any troops from countries that participated in the occupation.
To move this peace process forward, we are creating a massive movement of women - crossing generations, races, ethnicities, religions, borders and political persuasions. Together, we will pressure our governments, the United Nations, the Arab League, Nobel Peace Prize winners, religious leaders and others in the international community to step forward to help negotiate a political settlement. And in this era of divisive fundamentalisms, we call upon world leaders to join us in spreading the fundamental values of love for the human family and for our precious planet.

And here is where you sign:

http://www.democracyinaction.org/dia/organizations/code...

Link Posted: 1/5/2006 7:11:13 AM EDT
Wow, that's a lot of concentrated ignorance on so many levels.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 7:18:04 AM EDT
So they do realise that without the war, none of the shit they want in regards to iraq or Iraqi women would even be possible to think about let alone maybe just maybe actually happen.....


Fuckingfucktards
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 7:19:17 AM EDT

Originally Posted By macman37:
Wow, that's a lot of concentrated ignorance on so many levels.




Like if they plead with the terrorists enough they will go away and leave them alone. The US leaving before the Iraqi's are ready would like pulling out of VN . . . lambs to the slaughter.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 7:22:06 AM EDT
The lack of historical context with the critics of the Iraq War is pretty amazing. If you could compare the human and financial cost of Iraq versus almost every other major foreign conflict, Iraq would come out looking like one of our cheapest wars with fewest casualties. Not like that'd matter to Code Pink types, but their rhetoric about how unbearable this war is is laughably hysterical.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 7:25:33 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/5/2006 7:25:50 AM EDT by DarkHalf]
Okay...who the hell left the kitchen door open again?
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 7:25:46 AM EDT
How can a large group of people be so clueless.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 7:29:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TheTracker:
How can a large group of people be so clueless.



Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 7:31:23 AM EDT

- The withdrawal of all foreign troops and foreign fighters from Iraq;


Are these people really that naive and/or stupid?



- The full representation of women in the peacemaking process and a commitment to women's full equality in the post-war Iraq;


What morons. They would not even have a hope of this without the foreign troops they are whining about. Same thing in Afghanistan. Sheesh.

It is amazing that so many who whine about women's rights are against Bush and the war, yet don't want to recognize the fact that without the war and Bush, women in the two countries in question would not even be realizing this possibility.

What morons!
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 8:29:05 AM EDT

Originally Posted By JIMBEAM:
- The withdrawal of all foreign troops and foreign fighters from Iraq;



Al Queda first



- Negotiations to reincorporate disenfranchised Iraqis into all aspects of Iraqi society;



only disenfranchised voters in Iraq are the ones who decided not to vote



- The full representation of women in the peacemaking process and a commitment to women's full equality in the post-war Iraq;



Done. Lots of pics of Iraqi wimmin voting last three elections



- A commitment to discard plans for any foreign bases in Iraq;



Bush is kicking out all the foreign Al Queda bases. So DONE



- Iraqi control of its oil and other resources;



Done. read the Iraqi constitution



- The nullification of privatization and deregulation laws imposed under occupation, allowing Iraqis to shape the trajectory of the post-war economy;


Done. read the Iraqi constitution



- A massive reconstruction effort that prioritizes Iraqi contractors, and draws upon financial resources of the countries responsible for the invasion and occupation of Iraq;



Yes on massive. Priority to Haliburton though.


- Consideration of a temporary international peacekeeping force that is truly multilateral and is not composed of any troops from countries that participated in the occupation.



They had their chance and BTW, this conflicts with "A commitment to discard plans for any foreign bases in Iraq;". Sorry, France and Germany ain't gonna play in rebuilding of Iraq.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 8:32:38 AM EDT
Where were they when Saddam Hussein was oppressing/raping/torturing/murdering innocent Iraqis?

Sheesh.

It really annoys me that people like this are wasting my precious oxygen.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 8:32:45 AM EDT
Peace isn't free, you have to War for peace. Why don't some understand that.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 8:41:32 AM EDT
useful idiots
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 10:59:21 AM EDT
- Consideration of a temporary international peacekeeping force that is truly multilateral and is not composed of any troops from countries that participated in the occupation.

So countries that haven't preivously occupied Iraq can now be used to occupy Iraq. That's funny.

Link Posted: 1/5/2006 11:01:56 AM EDT

Originally Posted By JIMBEAM:
- Consideration of a temporary international peacekeeping force that is truly multilateral and is not composed of any troops from countries that participated in the occupation.

So countries that haven't preivously occupied Iraq can now be used to occupy Iraq. That's funny.




Sometimes it's like they pick long impressive sounding words out of the ether and just write them down or say them...

My favorite, although it doesn't appear in this "Idiot Manifesto" is the word "Jingo" in its many forms- Jingoism, jingoistic, etc.

That's when you know you have them on the hook, wriggling like a fish.
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