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Need help finding certain pictures of the Beirut demonstrations and Arafat's funeral (vanity)
March 16, 2005 | self

Posted on 03/16/2005 1:34:04 PM PST by proud American in Canada

This morning I was a caller on Lowell Green's radio show (CFRA, Ottawa, Canada). He is a right-wing host and a strong supporter of the United States.

The question on the table this morning was "Are Canadians more apathetic about their government than Americans. If so, why?"

So, as always when the issue of the differences between the two countries and our relationship comes up, I had to call. :)

I said, "Canadians have never had to fight for anything. They didn't have to fight for their independence from England; they don't have to work for their national defense because that's provided by the U.S."

(I should have also added that Canada didn't have to fight the bloodiest battle in its history to preserve itself as a united country. And yes, I know that the South didn't see it that way. But I think everyone can agree that the Civil War was a crucial milestone in the way we defined ourselves as a nation. But I digress...).

Then I said, "Canadians should think about what they want their country to stand for. There were American flags at the Beirut anti-Syrian demonstration, but if you check the video footage, there was the Canadian flag flying at the funeral of Yasser Arafat."

Now, I KNOW I saw those images. I saw a picture of the American flag in Lebanon on FR, but so far I can't find the thread.

And I know that I saw the Canadian flag on the CNN footage and am almost positive that someone posted a picture of the Maple Leaf being flown in that mob scene that was Arafat's funeral.

I want to send Lowell a confirmation of this but so far, I haven't happened upon the right thread.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: americanflag; arafatfuneral; beirutdemonstration; canadianflag; freedom; lebaneseprotest; oldglory; riot; syrians
Does anyone have these pictures? I'll forward him this thread the minute I have the two.

Thank you so much! I would really appreciate it.

1 posted on 03/16/2005 1:34:11 PM PST by proud American in Canada
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To: proud American in Canada

I don't have it, but I remember it as well. I am pretty sure we even discussed it at length on the live thread.


2 posted on 03/16/2005 1:35:58 PM PST by retrokitten (I heart Tony Snow)
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To: backhoe; Howlin

I'm trying to find pics of the U.S. flag at the Beirut rally and of the Canadian flag at Arafat's funeral, to send them to a talk radio host up here.

And if anyone has the threads where those pictures are, you guys would. :)


3 posted on 03/16/2005 1:36:15 PM PST by proud American in Canada
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To: retrokitten

"I am pretty sure we even discussed it at length on the live thread"

I remember that! I was watching CNN and was literally stunned to see the Canadian flag at that riot.

My first reaction was to run to the computer and get on the live thread. ;)

The problem is I don't think the Arafat funeral thread had the words "live thread" in it. I think someone reported that the crowd was rushing the fence, or something like that.

I tried "mob", "crowd", etc., but so far I haven't found it.


4 posted on 03/16/2005 1:38:15 PM PST by proud American in Canada
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an "I posted in chat and am still searching and making dinner at the same time" bump. :)


5 posted on 03/16/2005 1:46:01 PM PST by proud American in Canada
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To: proud American in Canada
I'm still looking for an actual picture, but here is an article over at foxnews.com that mentions it...The green flags of the Islamic militant group Hamas (search) mingled with Palestinian nationalist flags and even a couple of French flags, seemingly in tribute to the country that had harbored Arafat in his last days. Later, a Canadian flag inexplicably waved over the crowd.rest of the story
6 posted on 03/16/2005 1:46:37 PM PST by retrokitten (I heart Tony Snow)
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To: TheBigB; Fierce Allegiance; Calpernia; MeekOneGOP; mhking

I know you guys have a lot of contacts.

Do you know where to find pics of the U.S. flag at the Beirut demonstration and of the Canadian flag at Arafat's funeral?

Google image search gives me nothing and I'm having no luck guessing the words of the title of the thread.

Thanks in advance!


7 posted on 03/16/2005 1:47:52 PM PST by proud American in Canada
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To: retrokitten

"I'm still looking for an actual picture"

Bless you, retrokitten!

Inexplicably, indeed. And yeah, I remember freepers talking about that. Maybe I'll have to scroll waaayyy back in my "comments" b/c I know I mentioned it.

I'll go try that.


8 posted on 03/16/2005 1:51:09 PM PST by proud American in Canada
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I know that you guys, as well, know a lot of people here.

Might I impose on you to ask for help in finding pictures of the U.S. flag at the Lebanese rally and of the Canadian flag at Arafat's funeral?

Thank you so much... :)


9 posted on 03/16/2005 1:55:16 PM PST by proud American in Canada
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To: proud American in Canada

Nope. Sorry. FReeper Allouette (spelling is wrong, I just know it) may be able to help.


10 posted on 03/16/2005 1:57:12 PM PST by Fierce Allegiance (“Every time a system is made foolproof - a new class of fool emerges.”)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Hmmm. I wrote your name out on the earlier ping but it didn't show up.

You know a lot of people. Can you help me find pics of the U.S. flag at the Lebanese demonstration and of the Canadian flag at Arafat's funeral?

I'm certain I saw them on FR. I'd really appreciate it--I want to send proof to a talk show host.


11 posted on 03/16/2005 1:57:39 PM PST by proud American in Canada
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To: Fierce Allegiance; Alouette

"FReeper Allouette (spelling is wrong, I just know it) may be able to help."

Thank you so much, Fierce Allegiance!

Next time there's something special, I'm bookmarking it.

It drives me crazy when I try to find something in the interior of a thread and I can't remember the exact words of the title.

And I wasn't sure of the spelling either but I'll keep trying to post to Alouette until I get it right. :)


12 posted on 03/16/2005 2:01:10 PM PST by proud American in Canada
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To: Fierce Allegiance; Alouette

"FReeper Allouette (spelling is wrong, I just know it) may be able to help."

Thank you so much, Fierce Allegiance!

Next time there's something special, I'm bookmarking it.

It drives me crazy when I try to find something in the interior of a thread and I can't remember the exact words of the title.

And I wasn't sure of the spelling either but I'll keep trying to post to Alouette until I get it right. :)


13 posted on 03/16/2005 2:01:36 PM PST by proud American in Canada
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sorry for the double post--it wasn't showing up.


14 posted on 03/16/2005 2:02:15 PM PST by proud American in Canada
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To: proud American in Canada
I am awesome!


15 posted on 03/16/2005 2:03:03 PM PST by retrokitten (I heart Tony Snow)
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To: retrokitten

*huge cyber pat on the back*

Yes, yes you are awesome, retrokitten!!!!!

I think was the toughest picture to find. And this is the one I really wanted proof of.

Thanks! If I can ever help you, let me know!


16 posted on 03/16/2005 2:08:11 PM PST by proud American in Canada
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To: proud American in Canada
Not exactly a flag, but certainly an "Old Glory" bandana. Still looking...

Image hosted by Photobucket.com

17 posted on 03/16/2005 2:08:27 PM PST by infidel29 ("It is only the warlike power of a civilized people that can give peace to the world."- T. Roosevelt)
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To: retrokitten

I am beyond impressed. Seriously. Great work!


18 posted on 03/16/2005 2:10:28 PM PST by texasflower ("America's vital interests and our deepest beliefs are now one." President George W. Bush 01/20/05)
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To: proud American in Canada

I love a good puzzle. ;-)


19 posted on 03/16/2005 2:11:41 PM PST by retrokitten (I heart Tony Snow)
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To: texasflower
Stop, your making me blush. LOL!


20 posted on 03/16/2005 2:13:55 PM PST by retrokitten (I heart Tony Snow)
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To: retrokitten

*your=you're


21 posted on 03/16/2005 2:14:13 PM PST by retrokitten (I heart Tony Snow)
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To: proud American in Canada
Will the one help?


22 posted on 03/16/2005 2:14:45 PM PST by texasflower ("America's vital interests and our deepest beliefs are now one." President George W. Bush 01/20/05)
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To: retrokitten

That is a great picture. I had never seen it before.


23 posted on 03/16/2005 2:18:32 PM PST by texasflower ("America's vital interests and our deepest beliefs are now one." President George W. Bush 01/20/05)
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To: infidel29

Thank you!

I'm sure Lowell would enjoy the Lebanese Babes for Freedom threads, LOL!


24 posted on 03/16/2005 2:18:53 PM PST by proud American in Canada
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To: retrokitten

"I love a good puzzle."

I don't know how old you are, but are you, by any chance, a fan of Nancy Drew, Encyclopedia Brown and of course, Sherlock Holmes? ;)


25 posted on 03/16/2005 2:19:45 PM PST by proud American in Canada
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To: proud American in Canada

I was never a Nancy Drew fan, but Encyclopedia Brown sounds really familiar. I think I'm just obsessive. "Must....find...picture...." LOL!


26 posted on 03/16/2005 2:28:03 PM PST by retrokitten (I heart Tony Snow)
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To: texasflower
I figured they would have some of the Lebanon pictures over at Yahoo. Wrong! The ones they do have that mention America are all very anti-American. Oh, but they have that picture of the prisoner at Abu Garib (sp?) with the hood over his head still up.
27 posted on 03/16/2005 2:34:16 PM PST by retrokitten (I heart Tony Snow)
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To: proud American in Canada
Bumping along!

bump!


28 posted on 03/16/2005 2:35:56 PM PST by MeekOneGOP (There is only one GOOD 'RAT: one that has been voted OUT of POWER !! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: retrokitten

"Encyclopedia Brown sounds really familiar. I think I'm just obsessive. "Must....find...picture...." LOL!"


LOL, now you've got me going, I may have to start surfing for that 9 year-old detective! :)

He was one of my favorites, even though I was a girl. :)


29 posted on 03/16/2005 2:37:24 PM PST by proud American in Canada
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To: MeekOneGOP

Thank you so much for the bump, MeekOneGOP! :)

Take care...


30 posted on 03/16/2005 2:38:02 PM PST by proud American in Canada
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To: texasflower

Thank you!!!!

And that's not even the picture I'd seen! So there were at leat

God bless the U.S.A.

The Lebanese know they can count on us if they need us, at least while GWB is president.


31 posted on 03/16/2005 2:39:46 PM PST by proud American in Canada
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To: proud American in Canada; retrokitten
Good job finding the pic, RK! :^D


32 posted on 03/16/2005 2:40:05 PM PST by MeekOneGOP (There is only one GOOD 'RAT: one that has been voted OUT of POWER !! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: texasflower

at leat = at least a couple

*blushes*

I was in such a hurry to post I didn't preview. :)


33 posted on 03/16/2005 2:40:37 PM PST by proud American in Canada
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To: MeekOneGOP

I've got a lot of free time. LOL


34 posted on 03/16/2005 2:40:50 PM PST by retrokitten (I heart Tony Snow)
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To: retrokitten
:^D

35 posted on 03/16/2005 2:41:46 PM PST by MeekOneGOP (There is only one GOOD 'RAT: one that has been voted OUT of POWER !! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: MeekOneGOP; retrokitten

For some reason that pic of Mel Gibson always makes me want to let out a good old Howard Dean

YEEEAAAAAARRRRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHHHH! LOL!


36 posted on 03/16/2005 2:42:01 PM PST by proud American in Canada
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To: proud American in Canada
I've been going over the pics at... http://www.lebanese-forces.org/. They've got tons, but it's tough to weed through the Red, white and cedar to find any red, white and blue, I'm going crosseyed:)
37 posted on 03/16/2005 2:43:22 PM PST by infidel29 ("It is only the warlike power of a civilized people that can give peace to the world."- T. Roosevelt)
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To: proud American in Canada
Thank you! :^D

You take care.


38 posted on 03/16/2005 2:43:43 PM PST by MeekOneGOP (There is only one GOOD 'RAT: one that has been voted OUT of POWER !! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: retrokitten

"they have that picture of the prisoner at Abu Garib (sp?) with the hood over his head still up."

Oh, well thank goodness for that. We must NEVER FORGET the horrible AMERICAN ATROCITIES committed there. /sarcasm.


39 posted on 03/16/2005 2:44:16 PM PST by proud American in Canada
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To: proud American in Canada

LOL! Me too.


40 posted on 03/16/2005 2:45:06 PM PST by retrokitten (I heart Tony Snow)
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To: proud American in Canada
I found this one, but it's from a Lebanese freedom rally in Los Angeles.

Image hosted by Photobucket.com

41 posted on 03/16/2005 2:47:04 PM PST by infidel29 ("It is only the warlike power of a civilized people that can give peace to the world."- T. Roosevelt)
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To: infidel29; All

Thanks infidel.

And you should be darn proud to be an Infidel and part of the Great Satan. You know, the Great Satan that was first on the scene at the biggest Muslim country in the world after a horrible natural disaster. ;)

Gotta log off for the night (or at least for now) but I appreciate all the help. :)


42 posted on 03/16/2005 2:49:14 PM PST by proud American in Canada
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To: proud American in Canada
haha! :^D

That reminds me .....

Lately on Rush's show, he has been interjecting sound bite bits into his sound bites. When he plays a sound bite of something stupid the Loonie Libs are sayin', in the background you can hear an occasional Dean Scream "YEEEAAAAAARRRRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHHHH!" and an occasional fat ted kennedy "Hello!? ..... Hello!?"

He is crackin' me up when he does that. Hilarious!


Just a little humor, folks.

On his show, Rush is always saying “Hi! Hire you?”
(“Hi! How are you?” A little Southern humor, haha!) .....


43 posted on 03/16/2005 2:53:06 PM PST by MeekOneGOP (There is only one GOOD 'RAT: one that has been voted OUT of POWER !! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: proud American in Canada

'Twas nothing, glad to be of assistance.


44 posted on 03/16/2005 2:54:52 PM PST by infidel29 ("It is only the warlike power of a civilized people that can give peace to the world."- T. Roosevelt)
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To: proud American in Canada; Diogenesis

Sorry I can't help you.

You might try Diogenesis


45 posted on 03/16/2005 3:29:21 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Have you said Thank You to a service man or woman today?)
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To: proud American in Canada

Now I have a question anyone that knows the answer. What in the world is going on in this picture? It looks like someone played a trick on them and taught them a gesture they didn't understand. Whatever was going it, it's a great picture.


46 posted on 03/16/2005 4:25:58 PM PST by texasflower ("America's vital interests and our deepest beliefs are now one." President George W. Bush 01/20/05)
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To: texasflower; All

Thank you so much, texasflower. I think now I have enough ammo ;) for what I said to be able to forward this to the talk show host.

But may I say, what a beautiful thing to see the Red White & Blue on the streets of Beirut. I think they know where they can look to for support.

I gotta say... when I was home a couple of weeks ago... How I loved seeing Old Glory everywhere. On almost every other person's house.

Yeah, a lot of people let the flag go into tatters, which totally sucks. But they've got their heart in the right place.

So anyway, thanks everyone, and if anyone sees a good picture, please continue to post it.

You can always count on Freepers... :)


47 posted on 03/16/2005 4:40:24 PM PST by proud American in Canada
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

"Sorry I can't help you. You might try Diogenesis."

Thank you, Tonk. I appreciate this.

And I love your tagline.

We can never thank our brave service men and women enough.

Right after 9/11, I wanted to rush out and volunteer for duty.

However, I was, at the time, a 40 + year old, out of shape housewife.


And I'm not getting any better. ;)

But I do have cousins and family friends who served in Vietnam and got spit on when they returned....

I just want to thank you.

But, I guess, I digress....


48 posted on 03/16/2005 4:47:21 PM PST by proud American in Canada
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To: proud American in Canada

You are very welcome and I must say you seem to be one of the most polite people I have "met" in a long time.

It's been a pleasure talking to you.

Tammy


49 posted on 03/16/2005 5:42:43 PM PST by texasflower ("America's vital interests and our deepest beliefs are now one." President George W. Bush 01/20/05)
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