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American activist dies in Iraq blast (code pink alert!)
MSNBC ^ | 4/17/2005 | AP

Posted on 04/18/2005 6:45:00 AM PDT by minus_273

SAN FRANCISCO - A woman who led an effort to help those ravaged by violence in Iraq fell victim to the war herself when a car bomb killed her and two other people, officials said Sunday.

Marla Ruzicka, founder of Campaign for Innocent Victims in Conflict, died Saturday in the blast, which also killed an Iraqi and another foreigner, officials said. She had been in Iraq conducting door-to-door surveys trying to determine the number of civilian casualties in the country.

Ruzicka, 28, of Lakeport, founded CIVIC in 2003 and was instrumental in securing millions of dollars in aid money from the federal government for distribution in Iraq.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: codepink; hateamericafilth; hatingamerica; hippie; iraq; ruzicka
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this is a 2 page article and it doesnt mention that she is code pink who was in bagdad with saddam before the war until the last 2 paragraphs. It instead makes this anti war b#$%# looks like a hero.
1 posted on 04/18/2005 6:45:02 AM PDT by minus_273
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To: minus_273

wow. If anyone's looking for a good example of what irony is...


2 posted on 04/18/2005 6:46:10 AM PDT by mike182d ("Let fly the white flag of war." - Zapp Brannigan)
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To: minus_273

You mess with the bull and you get the horn.


3 posted on 04/18/2005 6:46:33 AM PDT by Piquaboy (22 year veteran of the Army, Air Force and Navy, Pray for all our military .)
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To: minus_273
"We’ve been very worried about her but we know better than to tell our children not to do anything," said her mother, Nancy Ruzicka.

Hmmmmm . . . .

4 posted on 04/18/2005 6:49:09 AM PDT by naturalized (Some folks look at me and see a certain swagger, which in Texas is called walking.)
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To: minus_273
I am sure that if she had survived she would have blamed US forces for the attack.
5 posted on 04/18/2005 6:49:56 AM PDT by Sthitch
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To: minus_273

Don't let the hood ornament hit you on the way out.


6 posted on 04/18/2005 6:51:39 AM PDT by Mrs. Shawnlaw (Rock beats scissors. Don't run with rocks.)
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To: minus_273

Was she fulfilling her role as a "human shield"?


7 posted on 04/18/2005 6:52:24 AM PDT by Mister Baredog ((Minuteman at heart, couch potato in reality))
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To: minus_273
Again and again they say that she was helping innocent Iraqi victims of war.

Yet she was nothing but a slimy pollster doing the work of the insurgents.

To quote the Ramones:

I'm glad to see you
Go go go go goodybye
I'm glad to see you
Go go go go goodybye . . .

8 posted on 04/18/2005 6:52:42 AM PDT by wideawake (God bless our brave soldiers and their Commander in Chief)
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To: minus_273
Looks like Libs are getting another dose of reality.

Securing $$ millions? Libs must have deep pockets to waste all that money...Oh, the humanity!

9 posted on 04/18/2005 6:52:56 AM PDT by add925 (The Left = Xenophobes in Denial)
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To: minus_273

its not nice to speak ill of the dead, calling them traitors for giving aid and comfort to the enemy and undermining our national security.....

......so I wont.


10 posted on 04/18/2005 6:53:10 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society "( Robert Heinlien).)
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To: minus_273

I guess if Marla Ruzicka's side had prevailed, Saddam Hussein would still be in power and none of this car bombing unpleasantness by ''insurgents'' would be happening.


11 posted on 04/18/2005 6:53:54 AM PDT by Menehune56
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To: Mister Baredog

Seems she was a very determined girl. link with Pic.

http://www.commondreams.org/headlines03/1230-08.htm


12 posted on 04/18/2005 6:54:44 AM PDT by Orange1998
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To: minus_273
Darn
13 posted on 04/18/2005 6:56:45 AM PDT by Reaganesque
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To: minus_273
was instrumental in securing millions of dollars in aid money from the federal government for distribution in Iraq.

I wonder if anybody investigates who gets grant money and I wonder who the money went to in Iraq.

14 posted on 04/18/2005 6:58:35 AM PDT by rabidralph (Ahhh, the internet.)
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To: Piquaboy

This story was covered by hundreds of posts yesterday. Yes she was a "bleeding heart liberal", but it seems that her bleeding heart was in the right place.

Let's don't be like the schmucks at DU. She may have been confused, but it appears she did what she did out of love and she paid the ultimate price.

God bless her and her family.


15 posted on 04/18/2005 6:58:47 AM PDT by Soliton (Alone with everyone else.)
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To: Soliton

I was stating a fact! No matter who you are you don't go into a battle zone without the chance of being hurt.


17 posted on 04/18/2005 7:08:04 AM PDT by Piquaboy (22 year veteran of the Army, Air Force and Navy, Pray for all our military .)
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To: minus_273
GUARANTEE !! The neocommunist,anti-Americans will suggest that this was the work of the CIA.

My bet, of course, is that she was so concerned about the decrease in US casualties that she misread the insurgents' orders of the day and forgat to avoid a place where she knew a blast would take place.

18 posted on 04/18/2005 7:09:17 AM PDT by Tacis ( SEAL THE FRIGGEN BORDER!!!)
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To: Little Bill

The girl died doing something she believed in Even if you disagree, your comment is dispicable.


19 posted on 04/18/2005 7:10:25 AM PDT by Soliton (Alone with everyone else.)
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To: Little Bill
That is mean don't think after all she just died. Her actions right or wrong did help many needy people. I have respect for her since she was trying to help people in need unlike many who do nothing. She took the risk and paid the ultimate price. God bless her.
20 posted on 04/18/2005 7:10:42 AM PDT by Orange1998
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To: minus_273

Things like this just go to prove that God has a really ironic sense of humor, sometimes... and it's OK to laugh, that's why he did it.


21 posted on 04/18/2005 7:10:56 AM PDT by Kenton ("Life is tough, and it's really tough when you're stupid" - Damon Runyon)
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To: Soliton
she did what she did out of love

What she did was undermine our war effort and help put our troops in evengreater danger.

Her exit from the scene is a blessing for those of us who have loved ones in Iraq who are doing the real humanitarian work - soldiering.

There are plenty of people in Iraq who are not conducting polls for Code Pink, or getting themselves profiled in Vanity f***ing Fair, or interrupting Secretary Rumsfeld in front of the cameras to grandstand, or getting the vile Senator Leahy, when he visited Baghdad, to hire them as his aide in Washington.

They are actually feeding the sick, nursing the wounded, teaching the ignorant. And you'll never see them in a featured Yahoo story.

22 posted on 04/18/2005 7:11:46 AM PDT by wideawake (God bless our brave soldiers and their Commander in Chief)
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To: Mister Baredog

This is a case of "friendly fire"


23 posted on 04/18/2005 7:12:49 AM PDT by farmguy
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To: Soliton; Little Bill
The girl died doing something she believed in

Reinhardt Heydrich died doing something he believed in, too.

Should we honor his memory?

24 posted on 04/18/2005 7:14:10 AM PDT by wideawake (God bless our brave soldiers and their Commander in Chief)
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To: Little Bill

Ahh, the obligatory "leftists are ugly" comment. Such originality.


25 posted on 04/18/2005 7:15:10 AM PDT by dmz
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To: Little Bill

I am a male heterosexual conservative who wouldn't do Anne Coulter with 7 condoms and many bags on both of our heads (I prefer ladies from the TV food network).

The whole subject of looks is below the level of acceptable political discussion. Post your picture, or stop talking about looks.


26 posted on 04/18/2005 7:15:56 AM PDT by Soliton (Alone with everyone else.)
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To: Orange1998

""I decided not to take a position on the war but to try to do the right humanitarian thing,'"

Yeah. Right.

She didn't take a position on the war when she founded the " Campaign for Innocent Victims in Conflict."

Yeah. NO position at all.


27 posted on 04/18/2005 7:17:01 AM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: wideawake

Risk something for your beliefs and I will take you seriously.


28 posted on 04/18/2005 7:17:54 AM PDT by Soliton (Alone with everyone else.)
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To: minus_273

"She had been in Iraq conducting door-to-door surveys trying to determine the number of civilian casualties in the country."

n+1


29 posted on 04/18/2005 7:18:27 AM PDT by L98Fiero
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To: Soliton

Let see if the moderator has heart and remove his post. If they don't I will be disappointed.


30 posted on 04/18/2005 7:19:13 AM PDT by Orange1998
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To: Soliton
Risk something for your beliefs and I will take you seriously.

LOL!

In other words, my post was over your head.

31 posted on 04/18/2005 7:20:49 AM PDT by wideawake (God bless our brave soldiers and their Commander in Chief)
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To: minus_273; All
I know I shouldn't but:


32 posted on 04/18/2005 7:21:43 AM PDT by KevinDavis (Let the meek inherit the Earth, the rest of us will explore the stars!)
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To: Orange1998

Orange 1998,

I like to think that conservatives are different. I like to believe that we value truth, honor, and sacrifice.

It is dissapointing that people who call themselves conservative don't investigate facts and can't understand honor, and don't appreciate sacrifice.

They remind me of Democrats.


33 posted on 04/18/2005 7:24:12 AM PDT by Soliton (Alone with everyone else.)
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To: Orange1998

She did help? Who? How did she help....I have serious doubts that she helped anyone but herself and her puppet masters. Reminds me of that group of creepy 9/11 Widows. Who did they help, if not only themselves...got any answers Orange?


35 posted on 04/18/2005 7:25:28 AM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero.)
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To: wideawake

WHAT? Reinhard has no similarity to the girl.


36 posted on 04/18/2005 7:25:59 AM PDT by Orange1998
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To: Bigh4u2

Your position suggests that there are no innocent victims in war. Think about it. If she was sincere, she deserves our respect. If she was a propagandist, forget her. Google her statements and decide.


37 posted on 04/18/2005 7:26:32 AM PDT by Soliton (Alone with everyone else.)
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To: Soliton
" I am a male heterosexual conservative who wouldn't do Anne Coulter with 7 condoms and many bags on both of our heads (I prefer ladies from the TV food network). "

What the hey?

38 posted on 04/18/2005 7:26:37 AM PDT by subterfuge
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To: subterfuge

This was in response to "liberals are ugly"


39 posted on 04/18/2005 7:29:18 AM PDT by Soliton (Alone with everyone else.)
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To: Orange1998
WHAT? Reinhard has no similarity to the girl.

They both had immoral beliefs, they both died in the service of those beliefs.

Heydrich's beliefs were much more evil than hers, of course.

She was interested in propping up Saddam Hussein's regime and providing propaganda support to the insurgents.

He was a guy who actually did Hitler's dirty work, so there is a difference of degree.

40 posted on 04/18/2005 7:29:30 AM PDT by wideawake (God bless our brave soldiers and their Commander in Chief)
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To: Soliton
"Google her statements and decide."

Where do you think I got the quote from? Thin air?

Tell me. Why would she need to 'poll' people in Iraq on the number of 'innocent' victims?

What's the purpose?

If not to embarrass the U.S. government?
41 posted on 04/18/2005 7:29:47 AM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: Little Bill

American Tax Dollars were given to her group so that she can help the people. President Bush has always said he is not against the people of Iraq only the regime.


42 posted on 04/18/2005 7:31:37 AM PDT by Orange1998
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To: minus_273

Rachel Corrie Syndrome


43 posted on 04/18/2005 7:32:00 AM PDT by Polyxene (For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel - Martin Luther)
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To: wideawake
"He was a guy who actually did Hitler's dirty work, so there is a difference of degree."

You are heading down a slippery slope.

44 posted on 04/18/2005 7:35:13 AM PDT by Orange1998
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To: Orange1998
What slippery slope is that?

This woman aided and abetted America's enemies - she wanted Saddam Hussein kept in power!

What is so difficult for her boosters here to understand?

45 posted on 04/18/2005 7:41:14 AM PDT by wideawake (God bless our brave soldiers and their Commander in Chief)
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To: Orange1998
Ruzicka, then 25, had already forged a reputation in leftist circles. She once had disrupted a speech on AIDS by Secretary of State Colin L. Powell. Another time, she was hauled off by police after she ripped off a sarong -- which inside had a protest statement -- during a speech by then-Texas Gov. George W. Bush.

A Friend?

46 posted on 04/18/2005 7:45:38 AM PDT by Little Bill (A 37%'r, a Red Spot on a Blue State)
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To: minus_273
She had been in Iraq conducting door-to-door surveys trying to determine the number of civilian casualties in the country.

So what does THAT mean? Is this really "helping" the people? I suspect it's more like:

"Hello. I'm here to see if any innocent people in this house were murdered by our insane President who bombed Iraqi civilians just to get more oil for Halliburton."

"We have a child who was badly injured in a fight between Americans and some people in our neighborhood, and he needs medi-"

"Hey, this is GREAT! Issam, get in here, get some pictures of this kid. Now, where did this happen? When and where did the Americans attack the freedom fighters?"

47 posted on 04/18/2005 7:45:41 AM PDT by guitfiddlist (When the 'Rats break out switchblades, it's no time to invoke Robert's Rules.)
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"(I prefer ladies from the TV food network). ". There is no woman there personally for me....the wife watches it and I offen comment on their personna's....One I cant stand is Rachael Ray....she looks ok but I cant stand her voice and her manner in general.....and there is one who has a huge head on a pencil neck and tiny body...strange....
48 posted on 04/18/2005 7:53:16 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society "( Robert Heinlien).)
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To: minus_273
"....door-to-door surveys trying to determine the number of civilian casualties in the country."

Where was she when Saddam was in power???!!!!

These liberal goof-balls that only try to find fault with the U.S. and are silent when the real atrocities are happening.

Makes me think she and people like her are political versus truly trying to help the Iraqi people. She is using the Iraqi people to further her hate America agenda. If only groups like hers had protested Saddam before the war, there might have not been any war at all.
49 posted on 04/18/2005 7:53:23 AM PDT by dhs12345
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To: guitfiddlist

From her own mouth.

"Our goal was never to get every name, but to draw attention to the dire need there."


50 posted on 04/18/2005 7:55:08 AM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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