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Japanese human shield now the the Madam of Baghdad
Mainichi Daily News ^ | 1/25/2005 | Ryann Connell

Posted on 01/25/2005 12:42:31 PM PST by ArcLight

A Japanese woman who went to Iraq as a human shield is now copping flak in the war-torn country for opening a Baghdad brothel for American servicemen, according to Shukan Shincho (1/27).

Iraqi communists are up in arms, claiming the human shield who entered their country because she was opposed to the U.S. starting a war there is now operating a sex service for GIs.

"A Japanese woman called Yukiko Muragishi came to Iraq with her friends to act as a human shield and stayed there when the war had finished. She stayed because, inside Baghdad's Green Zone being protected by the U.S. military, she is running a whorehouse for U.S. servicemen and Iraqi politicians and it has made her very rich. All you Islamic leaders in your palaces in the Green Zone, your prayers are worthless as long as American soldiers are playing around in brothels," Shukan Shincho quotes an article listed on the Iraqi Communist Party's website last month.

Other Arabic publications have picked up on the story and reported it widely through the Middle East.

Yukiko Muragishi, however, the woman accused of being the Madam of Baghdad, vehemently denies the accusations. The 33-year-old native of Shiga Prefecture says she thought only of humanitarian concerns after developing a love for Iraq while visiting the country as a dancer a decade ago.

(Excerpt) Read more at mdn.mainichi.co.jp ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: makelovenotwar
Ho ho ho...
1 posted on 01/25/2005 12:42:32 PM PST by ArcLight
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To: ArcLight

and what is her current career?


2 posted on 01/25/2005 12:44:59 PM PST by Mr. K (all your tagline are belong to us)
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To: ArcLight

My favorite quote in the article:

"The more I came in contact with American military members, the more I realized they were the victims of war, too. I wanted to do something to help them. The idea I came up with to do so was to provide them with therapeutic massages."


3 posted on 01/25/2005 12:45:16 PM PST by llevrok (Don't blame me, I voted for Pedro!)
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To: llevrok

I'm sure she'll love them "long time."


4 posted on 01/25/2005 12:47:19 PM PST by MeanWestTexan
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To: ArcLight

"The Red Zone is for unloading...."


5 posted on 01/25/2005 12:47:29 PM PST by socal_parrot (Gotta dance!)
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To: llevrok
Is that "American military members" or the "American military's members"?

Full Metal jacket flashback...

6 posted on 01/25/2005 12:49:59 PM PST by infidel29 (America is GREAT because she is GOOD, the moment she ceases to be GOOD, she ceases to be GREAT- B.F.)
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To: ArcLight

Considering the source of the article (I looked at the sidebar when I read the full-length version), you'd need more than just a grain of salt with this one.


7 posted on 01/25/2005 12:52:23 PM PST by no more apples (my give-a-damn's busted)
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To: ArcLight
thumbnail photo

KRT Photos

04-12-2003



WORLD NEWS SHIELD 4 SL

FOR USE WITH RELATED WORLD NEWS STORIES SLUGGED: USIRAQ-SHIELD
KRT PHOTOGRAPH BY ANDREW CUTRARO/ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH (April
14) Human shield Yukiko Muragishi of Japan passes a plate of
food to U.S. Marines from Lima Company, 3rd Battalion 7th Marines
after they arrive to inspect the Sabaan Nissan water treatment
project in northern Baghdad, Iraq, on Saturday, April 12, 2003.
Seven human shields have been at the plant in an effort to protect
it from destruction. (cic) 2003

8 posted on 01/25/2005 12:53:08 PM PST by bahblahbah
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To: ArcLight

9 posted on 01/25/2005 12:53:34 PM PST by bahblahbah
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To: ArcLight

Prostitution comes naturally to the left. They've already prostituted their souls, why should adding in the body make a difference?


10 posted on 01/25/2005 1:05:23 PM PST by thoughtomator (Favorite Dish: Spotted Owl Teriyaki)
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To: llevrok
The idea I came up with to do so was to provide them with therapeutic massages." Message has happy ending :-)
11 posted on 01/25/2005 1:07:03 PM PST by Moleman
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To: Moleman

She has a very relaxed dress code too. Sort of come as you are....


12 posted on 01/25/2005 1:10:05 PM PST by llevrok (Don't blame me, I voted for Pedro!)
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To: ArcLight
and stayed there when the war had finished.

Well, this should count as breaking news.
13 posted on 01/25/2005 1:10:57 PM PST by green pastures
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To: no more apples

"By Ryann Connell"

he is a total goofball......

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=%22By+Ryann+Connell%22&btnG=Google+Search


14 posted on 01/25/2005 1:12:40 PM PST by Vn_survivor_67-68
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To: Mr. K
and what is her current career?

Same as the old one - ho for the media. I guess they failed to mention that media personnel are some of her clients too.

HHHmmmm How did they find her?

15 posted on 01/25/2005 1:12:52 PM PST by Only1choice____Freedom ("Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers; pray for powers equal to your tasks,"-President Bush)
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To: ArcLight

Shukan "Tokyo Blows" Shincho brings a new meaning to the word "hummer" for the US Marines. I'm sure that UNICEF will fly in a million or so "supergalactic phropylactics".


16 posted on 01/25/2005 1:13:38 PM PST by MarineBrat ("God is dead"- Nietzsche,1886. "Nietzsche is dead"- God,1901)
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To: ArcLight

Alrighty then,

:)

Red6


17 posted on 01/25/2005 1:14:44 PM PST by Red6
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To: MarineBrat
a new meaning to the word "hummer" for the US Marines

I'd suggest talking some old Marines before making that claim.

18 posted on 01/25/2005 1:19:38 PM PST by eno_ (Freedom Lite, it's almost worth defending.)
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To: ArcLight
"Many were traumatized by what they'd had to do. To try and rid themselves of this feeling, they'd try and justify their actions. They often got so wound up with their justifications, you couldn't shut them up."
Maybe Muragishi could set up some therapeutic massages for PEST-sufferers.
19 posted on 01/25/2005 1:24:30 PM PST by Savage Beast (My parents, grandparents, and great grandparents were Democrats. My children are Republicans.)
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To: MeanWestTexan

Bwaaaahaaa! "long time"-my husband told me about that.

For 100 american dollars, GI, maybe all night...


20 posted on 01/25/2005 1:29:40 PM PST by Texan5 (You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line...)
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To: ArcLight
Ho ho ho...

Always the class clown?

Very punny.

21 posted on 01/25/2005 1:32:31 PM PST by Lurking in Kansas (what are you looking at?)
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To: ArcLight

Where you have soldiers or any other bunch of men in a foreign place without their own women you will have whore houses-I may not agree with it, but thousands of years of it seem to say it is inevitable.


22 posted on 01/25/2005 1:35:12 PM PST by Texan5 (You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line...)
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To: ArcLight

The "Human Shield" thingy was just a "front"? Wha ha ha ha Beam me up, Monica!


23 posted on 01/25/2005 1:42:30 PM PST by Waco
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To: ArcLight

"I ruve you rong, rong time."


24 posted on 01/25/2005 2:02:41 PM PST by TomB ("The terrorist wraps himself in the world's grievances to cloak his true motives." - S. Rushdie)
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To: ArcLight
But I want to state emphatically that there were never sexual services offered there.

She's a student of the Billy Jeff school of denial.

25 posted on 01/25/2005 2:10:42 PM PST by csvset
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To: ArcLight

Well, I see her run as a small business owner only lasted 5 months. Probably about average for a lib. If she had been a conservative, she'd likely not only still be in business now, but also looking at franchising the operation... ;-)


26 posted on 01/25/2005 2:15:15 PM PST by elli1
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To: Calpernia; Velveeta; Revel; lacylu

A "you gotta love real life" ping.


27 posted on 01/25/2005 4:42:59 PM PST by nw_arizona_granny (The enemy within, will be found in the "Communist Manifesto 1963", you are living it today.)
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To: Vn_survivor_67-68

I guess so!


28 posted on 01/25/2005 7:24:52 PM PST by no more apples (my give-a-damn's busted)
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To: MarineBrat

LOL

That reminds me of a story I heard abou the US sending condoms to Russia during the cold war- they sent the largest size and stamped them all 'small'


29 posted on 01/26/2005 3:50:13 PM PST by Mr. K (all your tagline are belong to us)
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