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Posted: 12/17/2003 9:19:31 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/17/2003 9:20:31 AM EDT by RikWriter]
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,105996,00.html

In Tikrit, Saddam loyalists tried to stage a demonstration in support of the former dictator Tuesday, but neither the city's U.S.-backed governor nor the U.S. military were prepared to stand by and watch.

"Any demonstration against the government or the coalition forces will be fired upon," the governor, Hussein al-Jaburi, said on a loudspeaker mounted on a U.S. military vehicle.

"They will not be allowed to go around kissing pictures of Saddam," said Lt. Col. Steven Russell of the Tikrit-based 4th Infantry Division. "We cannot hand out lollipops in this city. It does not work here."

Earlier Tuesday, Russell had a stern warning for the organizer of a pro-Saddam march: "If our ears and eyes see you organizing demonstrations or anti-coalition acts, you will be in jail for a very long time."

Link Posted: 12/17/2003 9:26:42 AM EDT
Bout time, wonder how long before some desk jockey politician or one star bucking for two stars changes that !!!!!
Link Posted: 12/17/2003 9:26:52 AM EDT
I cannot disagree with you, cousin Rikky, because I value the lives of our troops...wherever they may be. However, the following statements send a chill down my spine...for obvious reasons:
Originally Posted By RikWriter: "Any demonstration against the government or the coalition forces will be fired upon." "If our ears and eyes see you organizing demonstrations or anti-coalition acts, you will be in jail for a very long time."
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As long as those words are spoken in some faraway place, and never [b]here, in America,[/b] I can live with that.
Link Posted: 12/17/2003 9:41:18 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin: I cannot disagree with you, cousin Rikky, because I value the lives of our troops...wherever they may be. However, the following statements send a chill down my spine...for obvious reasons:
Originally Posted By RikWriter: "Any demonstration against the government or the coalition forces will be fired upon." "If our ears and eyes see you organizing demonstrations or anti-coalition acts, you will be in jail for a very long time."
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[red]As long as those words are spoken in some faraway place,[/red] and never [b]here, in America,[/b] I can live with that.
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We may be a few years from that happening here in the USA, not that I have any doubts it will happen, it is just many years down the road.
Link Posted: 12/17/2003 9:42:49 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/17/2003 9:46:48 AM EDT
As much as I value freedom of speech, Tikrit is one city that [b]needs[/b] to be bitch-slapped.
Link Posted: 12/17/2003 9:53:13 AM EDT
Oh yeah – this is great. After threatening to jail them or fire on them - they’ll [u]for sure[/u] forget all about the guy in no time.
Link Posted: 12/17/2003 9:54:31 AM EDT
Iraq is now free........ Is that campaign finance reform in Iraq? Biggame223 Out
Link Posted: 12/17/2003 10:08:17 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Biggame223: Iraq is now free...
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Kind of ironic, don't you think?
Link Posted: 12/17/2003 11:39:13 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:
Originally Posted By Biggame223: Iraq is now free...
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Kind of ironic, don't you think?
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No, I don't. We didn't allow the Nazis to demonstrate after we took Germany and we didn't allow pro-Empire demonstrations after Japan surrendered. There are CONSEQUENCES to losing a war. That's why losing sucks.
Link Posted: 12/17/2003 11:52:04 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin: I cannot disagree with you, cousin Rikky, because I value the lives of our troops...wherever they may be. However, the following statements send a chill down my spine...for obvious reasons:
Originally Posted By RikWriter: "Any demonstration against the government or the coalition forces will be fired upon." "If our ears and eyes see you organizing demonstrations or anti-coalition acts, you will be in jail for a very long time."
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As long as those words are spoken in some faraway place, and never [b]here, in America,[/b] I can live with that.
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i knew that was coming from someone, i'm suprised you beat liberty to the punch [rolleyes]
Link Posted: 12/17/2003 12:59:37 PM EDT
[img]http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid93/p38de1ded2f8236217d372d5c89468ee9/fa45dd55.jpg[/img] So does this mean we changed the Rules of Engagement [naughty]
Link Posted: 12/17/2003 1:06:35 PM EDT
Originally Posted By RikWriter: That's why losing sucks.
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And THAT's the bottom line. They are the defeated enemy, as opposed to most of the rest of Iraq, which is freshly liberated from these bastards. Notice how few times we've heard these threats raised against other demonstrators around Iraq?
Link Posted: 12/17/2003 1:45:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/17/2003 2:06:14 PM EDT by DPeacher]
Is this the same 4th ID that threatened LTC West with a Court Martial, and then sent him to NJP where he was fined $5000.00 and forced to retire, because he slapped and fired his M9 service pistol near an enemy combatant in order to get the enemy to tell where they had set up an ambush, in order to save American lives???????!!!!! I guess when you use force against one individual it is a crime, but if you threaten to use force against an entire city it is A-OK........ No double standard there!
Link Posted: 12/17/2003 1:49:44 PM EDT
I was already outraged by the lack of a search warrant to search Saddam's spider hole! Now this! [pissed]
Link Posted: 12/17/2003 2:02:36 PM EDT
Originally Posted By EricTheHun: I know just the spot where the [u]convicted[/u] and totally-bled-white-of-all-useful information POS can be executed! [b]In downtown Tikrit![/b] Eric The(CruelAndUnusual)Hun[>]:)]
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"I'm gonna call a coupla pipe-hitting' mothers who'll go to work on the homes here with a pair of pliers and a blowtorch."[chainsawkill][torch]
Link Posted: 12/17/2003 2:12:26 PM EDT
Originally Posted By EricTheHun: Eric The(CruelAndUnusual)Hun[>]:)]
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I know your are just being facetious...but, would feeding him to the hogs afterward be too much? The US could generate lots of money to help rebuild if .gov would put the ceremony of the decade on pay per view. -HS
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