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I’m fuming.

I am so pissed right now. So freaking pissed. I am actually so freaking mad right now that I don’t know if I can write correctly.

I bet we’re not going to expect anybody to apologize for this.

This decapitation of an American in retaliation for the whole soldier abuse thing is ridiculous. Wow, a couple of women-beating, Saddam worshipping inbreds are forced to get naked and stuff. So they go AND DECAPITATE AN AMERICAN. On video. And then dump his body on a bridge.

You know what I’m going to say that I’ve been holding in? I don’t give a rats ass about those prisoners. Yes, it was stupid what the soldiers did. Really, it was. And I can’t believe people are that barbaric and stupid to do something like that. I belive what they did is not right but honestly, I don’t feel really bad for those prisoners.

It seems to me that all the people in the Arab world so quickly forget what Saddam did to his own people. Really brutal stuff. Then we have what the Arabs have been doing to the foreigners they have caught. Let’s all remember what they do to THEIR WOMEN over there. Honor killings. Daily beatings. Opression. Oh, but they all turn their heads to that one, don’t they?

I just love how the media just jumps on whatever bandwagon they can find at that very moment. My husband was like “Who is this guy? I don’t remember hearing about him.” Of course not, by then stealing Americans was no biggie, no, no, we are all into Naked Iraqi Hysteria!

Shame on you, media. Shame on you American Government. Shame on you, stupid Arab countries.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. One nice bomb could wipe out the whole backwards area.

9 Responses to “I’m fuming.”

  1. Melissa
    May 11th, 2004 20:25
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    I started to write a big long thing explaining how it’s really sad when people forget even our enemies are human. With wives and children and family and friends…just like us.

    But then I realized, you don’t care! It’s much simpler to say ‘Screw Iraq’ ‘Screw the Arab World’.

    The nice thing is I’m sure the feeling is mutual. When you say we could send ‘One nice bomb’ to ‘wipe out the whole backwards area’, I’m sure there is some 20 something arab burning with anger and rage at the things he is seeing and hearing about our country, our culture and the way we are treating his people.

    In fact, I think that’s was the starting point for the 9/11 attacks. It just gets more and more FUN!

  2. The Sarcastic Former Journalist
    May 11th, 2004 20:34
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    I do feel for the women, children, old people and the regular joes over there. I don’t feel for people who are decapitating people, people who did their thing for Saddaam. I’m sure some of those people in the prisons really haven’t done much wrong and I hope they get out okay.

    But, I didn’t go over there and start some stupid war. I didn’t go and thrust my American culture everywhere. In fact, I’m an American and would be more than happy to have the American culture go and take a hike sometime. I can’t help it if people can’t make capitalism work or learn how to live in a democratic society. I can’t even fucking stop my neighbor from blocking my driveway with his car.

    I felt sorry but that isn’t going to change what is happening. Obviously people can’t play nice. They can’t even play together. All of these people involved, Americans and Arabs included, need to take their toys, go home and have their mommies kick their asses for being bad.

    I don’t understand why all these people can’t just go and live their fucking lives in normalcy– in peace and harmony and whatever hippy shit I should be spewing.

    So, fuck it. My running around with sympathy isn’t going to change anything, especially since I know these people would have no problemo hurting or killing me if given the chance.

  3. Ly
    May 11th, 2004 21:26
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    Yes, Saddam did horrible stuff, but we’re supposed to be better than our enemy. We’re supposed to be abiding by the Geneva Convention, not forcing people under our protection to play naked twister while some 21-year-old former administrative assistant-turned-GI snaps photos of them, grinning. We were going over there to liberate the Iraqi people from Saddam’s torture centers, not set up our own (and in the same prison, too).

    The people who executed Nick Berg claim to be from Al Qaeda. Different war. Besides, Nick Berg was held by the US military in early April, because the US suspected him of being a spy. That’s right, for a couple of weeks, America had lumped him right in with the “women-beating, Saddam worshipping inbreds” whom you don’t feel anything for.

    We’re not turning our heads and ignoring honor killings and beatings and opression (though those things are more common in Afghanistan, under the Taliban. Again, different war). Atrocities like that are at least part of what we went over there to change. But we weren’t supposed to change it by doing it ourselves to the people we’re supposed to be saving.

    Unfortunately, your “once nice bomb could wipe out the whole backwards area” sentiment is one that many people share. Except they’re referring to us.

  4. David
    May 12th, 2004 02:14
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    Eradicate the whole of the population, then pave that country over and start pumping oil like nobodies business…..
    I firmly believe in that old adage, “Kill one you’re a murderer, kill a million you’re a hero, kill them all and your god….”

  5. Claire
    May 12th, 2004 02:20
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    Did it occur to you that they might not WANT capitalism or democracy? Just because it works for you (or not, as the case may be…)
    And as for what Saddam did to his own people? A tiny wee case of “pot paging kettle” going on there. The face that he was a right bastard does not excuse the US military from stooping to his level, compounded by the fact that said military’s commander in chief has killed more people than a) any other Texas governer and b) MORE PEOPLE THAN TED FUCKING BUNDY!!!
    Perhaps this is not the time to bring up America’s efforts to cleanse their fair nation of its indigenous population, similar in motive and method to Saddam’s policy towards Iraqi Kurds, amongst others.
    Saddam just had better weaponry

  6. The Sarcastic Former Journalist
    May 12th, 2004 09:19
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    you have your opinion and I have mine. I’d continue going on into this, but well, we are all allowed to think what we want. I’m not going to change your mind and obviously, you’re not going to change mine.

  7. Mythilt
    May 12th, 2004 13:01
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    Hey claire, name one person GWB killed. And if you name lawfully executed convicted criminals of Texas or the US, you lose, they were executed by the people (That democracy thing ya know, laws and such) of Texas. Ted Kennedy has by his own actions personally killed more people than GWB.

  8. CinS
    May 12th, 2004 13:57
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    Sounds like Claire needs to broaden her learning from the box of anti-American, liberal indoctrination she’s received. Academia and newsmagazines don’t exactly have the real picture. You sound just like every other ignorant, brainwashed, elitist student that thinks they have the pulse on the world. You don’t know what the American people are really like. You don’t know who the American people really are. This is a big country with lots of different kinds of people. We don’t all fit into the “America” box that you love to hate. Open your eyes.

  9. Julie
    May 12th, 2004 15:31
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    We don’t all fit into the same box, no. But I can see where Claire’s coming from, and I’m American. Our Commander in Chief is responsible for turning us into one of the most hated nations on the planet. Our government leaders are the ones who turned the other way while they knew the things that were going on in those prisons. And the friends of those leaders and that commander in chief are making money off this war. What are the rest of us getting? Dead family members and a really despicable reputation around the world. Thank you, Dubya.

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