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Posted: 5/7/2003 7:29:55 AM EDT
Here's an excerpt from an article in today's NRO [url]www.nationalreview.com[/url]: "Iraqi paramilitary forces reportedly would telephone to houses along the routes from which they were expecting the Americans to approach. If anyone answered the phone, they fired the mortars." Apparently these shitbirds were zeroing in on homes along American routes and leveling the occupied ones to generate grist for the propaganda mills. [furious] Here's the whole story: [url]http://www.nationalreview.com/comment/comment-lacey050603.asp[/url] The more I read about these assholes the more I want to stop reading.
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 9:43:44 AM EDT
Yeah, there is a WHOLE lotta misinformation coming out of Iraq from our media. That NRO piece points out how most of the wounded in the hospital seem to be men ages 18-40. One female doctor said so, her superior dismissed her from the tour and said no, it's 50% men, 50% women and children. Other articles show that the media in Baghdad only report on Iraqi anger and protest demonstrations. They never report the day-to-day gratitude and warmth many Iraqis have towards the troops [url]http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/002/629xnqei.asp[/url] Oh, and the icing on the cake: After the stunning victory with light casualties and cheering crowds, critics of the war started shrieking about the looting of Iraq's National Museum, and outrage that the military wasn't ordered to guard it, and that the entire archeological history of Iraq was now lost. Then the truth started coming in, that the looting and extent of the losses was exaggerated. And now the latest revelation: most of the most priceless treasures were removed BEFORE the fall of Baghdad, hidden away by museum curators who anticipated the looting. [url]http://www.nytimes.com/2003/05/06/international/worldspecial/06MUSE.html[/url]
A top British Museum official said yesterday that his Iraqi counterparts told him they had largely emptied display cases at the National Museum in Baghdad months before the start of the Iraq war, storing many of the museum's most precious artifacts in secure "repositories." The official, John E. Curtis, curator of the Near East Collection at the British Museum, who recently visited Iraq, said Baghdad museum officials had taken the action on the orders of Iraqi government authorities. When looting started, most of the treasures apparently remaining in display halls were those too large or bulky to have been moved for protection, Mr. Curtis said.
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