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Yasser Arafats Palestinian Authority honors suicide bomber who killed US troops

Iwentsouth

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Four American soldiers were killed by a suicide bomber driving a car bomb in Iraq yesterday - and the Iraqi Vice President has warned that that's "only the beginning." The attacker, dressed in civilian clothes, drove a taxi to a checkpoint near the city of Najaf, waved to the soldiers, and then detonated his bomb as they approached. The Iraqi government awarded the suicide murderer, a soldier in the Iraqi army, two posthumous medals for his act, as well as the equivalent of $35,000 for the terrorist's family.

The Palestinian Authority, world leader in producing such suicide murderers, showed its admiration for the attack by renaming the main square in a Jenin neighborhood in the northern Shomron in memory of the murderer.

Also yesterday near Basra, two Iraqis flagged down several U.S. soldiers and said they were members of the Saddam Fedayeen paramilitary group and had been ordered to conduct suicide bombings against U.S. and British troops. A CNN correspondent who saw the incident said that the Iraqis told the Americans they had taken off their uniforms and wanted to surrender because they did not want to die for Saddam Hussein.

In Kuwait today, between 10-15 American soldiers were injured when a truck ran them down near an American army base. U.S. Commander Tommy Franks called it an "attack, not an accident."
 

lowtech1

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Originally posted by: Iwentsouth
Four American soldiers were killed by a suicide bomber driving a car bomb in Iraq yesterday - and the Iraqi Vice President has warned that that's "only the beginning." The attacker, dressed in civilian clothes, drove a taxi to a checkpoint near the city of Najaf, waved to the soldiers, and then detonated his bomb as they approached. The Iraqi government awarded the suicide murderer, a soldier in the Iraqi army, two posthumous medals for his act, as well as the equivalent of $35,000 for the terrorist's family.

The Palestinian Authority, world leader in producing such suicide murderers, showed its admiration for the attack by renaming the main square in a Jenin neighborhood in the northern Shomron in memory of the murderer.

Also yesterday near Basra, two Iraqis flagged down several U.S. soldiers and said they were members of the Saddam Fedayeen paramilitary group and had been ordered to conduct suicide bombings against U.S. and British troops. A CNN correspondent who saw the incident said that the Iraqis told the Americans they had taken off their uniforms and wanted to surrender because they did not want to die for Saddam Hussein.

In Kuwait today, between 10-15 American soldiers were injured when a truck ran them down near an American army base. U.S. Commander Tommy Franks called it an "attack, not an accident."
It is sad that the US administration may have seen this is comming, but disregard it so they & their buddies can bennefit from this.
 

BaliBabyDoc

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It is sad that the US administration may have seen this is comming, but disregard it so they & their buddies can bennefit from this.
What do you mean? The US administration certainly trimmed vital details from risk assessment but what buddies are benefiting?
 

NightTrain

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Don't you get it? The administration is sacrificing our troops just so Halliburton can get rich.

/sarcasm off

 

lowtech1

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Originally posted by: BaliBabyDoc
It is sad that the US administration may have seen this is comming, but disregard it so they & their buddies can bennefit from this.
What do you mean? The US administration certainly trimmed vital details from risk assessment but what buddies are benefiting?
So far Halliburton/Cheney.

 

etech

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Originally posted by: lowtech
Originally posted by: Iwentsouth
Four American soldiers were killed by a suicide bomber driving a car bomb in Iraq yesterday - and the Iraqi Vice President has warned that that's "only the beginning." The attacker, dressed in civilian clothes, drove a taxi to a checkpoint near the city of Najaf, waved to the soldiers, and then detonated his bomb as they approached. The Iraqi government awarded the suicide murderer, a soldier in the Iraqi army, two posthumous medals for his act, as well as the equivalent of $35,000 for the terrorist's family.

The Palestinian Authority, world leader in producing such suicide murderers, showed its admiration for the attack by renaming the main square in a Jenin neighborhood in the northern Shomron in memory of the murderer.

Also yesterday near Basra, two Iraqis flagged down several U.S. soldiers and said they were members of the Saddam Fedayeen paramilitary group and had been ordered to conduct suicide bombings against U.S. and British troops. A CNN correspondent who saw the incident said that the Iraqis told the Americans they had taken off their uniforms and wanted to surrender because they did not want to die for Saddam Hussein.

In Kuwait today, between 10-15 American soldiers were injured when a truck ran them down near an American army base. U.S. Commander Tommy Franks called it an "attack, not an accident."
It is sad that the US administration may have seen this is comming, but disregard it so they & their buddies can bennefit from this.
So you believe that the administration started this entire war so that some companines could make some money. You believe that was the easiest and safest way for them to do that.

Get some professional help please.

 

Pastfinder

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Shame a cruise missile couldn't "miss" its target in Iraq and just happen to knock off Yasser...
 

rufruf44

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Why the heck the US still send millions of dollars of aid for those Palestinian Refugee camps then? Waste of money and they just return the favor by producing more suicide bombers to strike.
 

ThePresence

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Originally posted by: lowtech
Originally posted by: Iwentsouth
Four American soldiers were killed by a suicide bomber driving a car bomb in Iraq yesterday - and the Iraqi Vice President has warned that that's "only the beginning." The attacker, dressed in civilian clothes, drove a taxi to a checkpoint near the city of Najaf, waved to the soldiers, and then detonated his bomb as they approached. The Iraqi government awarded the suicide murderer, a soldier in the Iraqi army, two posthumous medals for his act, as well as the equivalent of $35,000 for the terrorist's family.

The Palestinian Authority, world leader in producing such suicide murderers, showed its admiration for the attack by renaming the main square in a Jenin neighborhood in the northern Shomron in memory of the murderer.

Also yesterday near Basra, two Iraqis flagged down several U.S. soldiers and said they were members of the Saddam Fedayeen paramilitary group and had been ordered to conduct suicide bombings against U.S. and British troops. A CNN correspondent who saw the incident said that the Iraqis told the Americans they had taken off their uniforms and wanted to surrender because they did not want to die for Saddam Hussein.

In Kuwait today, between 10-15 American soldiers were injured when a truck ran them down near an American army base. U.S. Commander Tommy Franks called it an "attack, not an accident."
It is sad that the US administration may have seen this is comming, but disregard it so they & their buddies can bennefit from this.
Grow up.
 

Fencer128

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Four American soldiers were killed by a suicide bomber driving a car bomb in Iraq yesterday - and the Iraqi Vice President has warned that that's "only the beginning." The attacker, dressed in civilian clothes, drove a taxi to a checkpoint near the city of Najaf, waved to the soldiers, and then detonated his bomb as they approached. The Iraqi government awarded the suicide murderer, a soldier in the Iraqi army, two posthumous medals for his act, as well as the equivalent of $35,000 for the terrorist's family.

The Palestinian Authority, world leader in producing such suicide murderers, showed its admiration for the attack by renaming the main square in a Jenin neighborhood in the northern Shomron in memory of the murderer.

Also yesterday near Basra, two Iraqis flagged down several U.S. soldiers and said they were members of the Saddam Fedayeen paramilitary group and had been ordered to conduct suicide bombings against U.S. and British troops. A CNN correspondent who saw the incident said that the Iraqis told the Americans they had taken off their uniforms and wanted to surrender because they did not want to die for Saddam Hussein.

In Kuwait today, between 10-15 American soldiers were injured when a truck ran them down near an American army base. U.S. Commander Tommy Franks called it an "attack, not an accident."
Interesting. I would have written the article as such:

Four American soldiers were killed by a suicide bomber driving a car bomb in Iraq yesterday - and the Iraqi Vice President has warned that that's "only the beginning." The attacker, dressed in civilian clothes, drove a taxi to a checkpoint near the city of Najaf, waved to the soldiers, and then detonated his bomb as they approached. The Iraqi government awarded the suicide bomber, a soldier in the Iraqi army, two posthumous medals for his act, as well as the equivalent of $35,000 for the soldier's family.

The Palestinian Authority, world leader in producing suicide murderers, showed its admiration for the attack by renaming the main square in a Jenin neighborhood in the northern Shomron in memory of the soldier.

Also yesterday near Basra, two Iraqis flagged down several U.S. soldiers and said they were members of the Saddam Fedayeen paramilitary group and had been ordered to conduct suicide bombings against U.S. and British troops. A CNN correspondent who saw the incident said that the Iraqis told the Americans they had taken off their uniforms and wanted to surrender because they did not want to die for Saddam Hussein.

I think that if it was the official Palestinian authority responsible for the renaming of the square in Jenin that says that IMHO they are pretty p*ssed with America right now (lack of action with respect to Israel/Palestine, invasion of arab country that in their eyes is similar to invasion of Palestine). I do not condone such "respect" for Saddam's soldiers - but clearly this is more an anti-US statement than a Pro-Saddam one.

Also, I'm confused as to how one soldier can murder another soldier when both sides are at war with each other? He may have been dressed in civilian clothing - but when you're fighting a losing battle (as the Iraqi's no doubt are) then you would expect them to use such tactics in order to have some effect on the enemy. If the Iraqi was driving into civilian centres and exploding that would IMHO be terrorism and murder - but these are military targets, this is a decisive war/invasion and nobody wants to lose. It seems that the term "terrorist" is being misused because the Iraqi used the same tactics as the well-known Palestinian suicide bombers (who are terrorists).

Cheers,

Andy
 

Tom

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"Also, I'm confused as to how one soldier can murder another soldier when both sides are at war with each other? He may have been dressed in civilian clothing - "

The rules of war, which is also how you distinguish murder from killing an emeny during war, are designed to minimize civilian casulaties. Combatants in civilian clothes make it impossible to tell civilians from combatants, leading to more civilian deaths.

In most societies suicide is taboo. The tactic of suicide bombing uses this fact to kill people. Saying it is legitimate would be the same as saying things that are taboo, are ok if it saves the society. But if the things that are taboo become legitimate there isn't any society to save.

 

Fencer128

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I see your point - with reference to the Geneva convention and all. I can see how it is "murder" as opposed to killing. I don't however see how it is a "terrorist" act in the usual sense of the word.

Cheers,

Andy
 

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