Skip to comments.2000, Why? Not One More. (A message from Cindy Sheehan) BARF Alert!
Posted on 10/26/2005 3:41:04 PM PDT by proud_yank
A message from Cindy Sheehan
Civil disobedience becomes a sacred duty when the State becomes lawless and corrupt. Mahatma Gandhi
Unfortunately the 2000th American death in Iraq is tragically coming up too soon. In addition to the wasted young lives in Iraq, 246 of our brave men and women have been killed in Afghanistan. Our troops and the war in Afghanistan get even less attention than Iraq, if possible.
I am in Washington, DC now and along with a coalition of peace groups and local activists, we will be holding vigils at the White House for the rest of the week from 12 noon to 8 PM.
Each day we will be passing out black wrist bands and we will have each person who picks one up write a KIA troops' name and number on it. Each wrist band will also stand for 50 innocent Iraqis killed. Everyday at 6 PM we will have a "die-in." We will ask everyone who is present at 6 PM to lie down and represent a dead soldier. At that point, the park police will give us 3 warnings before they arrest us. We are not encouraging people; to get arrested is a very personal decision. I am planning to not get up on the day after the 2000th soldier is killed. I may be arrested. Then when they let me out, I will go back and lie back down. We in America have let this criminal administration get away with murder for too long. Enough is enough. It's time to start practicing non-violent civil disobedience (C.D.) on a large scale.
On Tuesday the 25th we will be fasting for the length of the vigil in solidarity with the hardships that Americans and Iraqis are enduring on a daily basis. We are asking America to fast in solidarity with us.
On Wednesday the 26th at 10:30 AM, we will be going to Arlington Cemetery to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Then to the White House for our vigil.
On Thursday the 27th at 10:30 AM we will be delivering a wreath and signed sympathy cards to the Iraqi Embassy. We are asking people who come out to our vigil on the Lafayette Park side to bring sympathy cards. Then to the White House for our vigil.
On Friday the 28th at 10:30 AM we will be delivering flowers and get well wishes to Walter Reed Hospital and we are asking people to bring get well cards to our vigil. Then off to the White House for our vigil.
Tomorrow I will be calling on President Bush to answer my original question: "What Noble Cause?" There is absolutely no noble cause. Our children and the Iraqi people are dying and suffering for no cause except for power and money greedy criminals.
The numbers are staggering. More American soldiers have been KIA in the first 32 months of Iraq so far then in the first 4 years of Vietnam. This isn't another Vietnam people, this is worse.
We cannot allow the people who are running our country to keep on running it into the ground.
It is time to exercise our sacred duty as human beings.
Let's get peacefully radical.
Someone needs to walk over to Cindy Sheehan while she's lying there on the sidewalk, and put a sign on her: "Brain Dead: Do Not Revive."
We can only hope.........lay down and get it over with SINdy Can't believe this b*tch is still getting press......
they need to start being less symbolic, and more literal :-)
Her pictures get worse everytime we see them. She must not look at herself. Perhaps a violin spider will bite her in the face when they have their lay down and pretend to be a soldier, they have no respect for the soldiers they are degrading by their BS protest.
More silly street-theater from this fool. It's getting lame. It's getting tired.
OMG this woman is ugly!
I knew Mahatma Ghandi, and you are no Mahatma Ghandi.
P.S. Have you tied yourself to the WH fence yet?
Stuck in 1968....
Currently Americans sacrifice their lives at 1/20 the rate of our last three major wars. Such diminutive losses for the major conflict facing this generation should not continue, if dissenters achieve their objectives to soothe this nation into complacency and serenity.
Americans in Iraq predicate the primary purpose of the U.N. by enforcing historic relevance for Article 1, which enjoins the U.N. to maintain international peace and security through collective measures to remove threats and suppress aggression. The Coalition executed resolution 678 to expel Hussein from Kuwait. When Hussein refused to renounce international terrorism and account for his WMDs, the Coalition executed resolutions 687 and 1441 to remove his regime. Next David Kay discovered a gathering threat for terrorism and WMDs. The NY times reported Mahdi Obeid, head of Iraqs nuclear centrifuge program, said the nuclear weapons program could be restarted whenever Hussein desired.
Americans in Iraq serve vital national interests by prosecuting president Clintons Iraq Liberation Act of 1998 to remove Hussein and promote emergence of a democratic government in Iraq. Iraqis have now achieved an interim government, elected government, and constitutional referendum on schedule. Over 200,000 Iraqi volunteers serve in security and defense units.
Americans in Iraq serve on the central battlefield against al Qaida and terrorism according to Ayman al Zawahiri. His victory begins with Iraq to impose the Wahhabi/Salafi heresy through dictatorial tribal elites on all Muslim countries. Then the tragedy of 9/11 would be dwarfed by the catastrophes possible from supportive national environments.
Ratio found in World Magazine of 7/2/05, Fatality Flaw. Iraqi forces come from Central Command newsletter of 10/17/05.
10/26 - lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
10/27 - deliver wreath and signed sympathy cards to Iraqi Embassy
10/28 - deliver flowers and get well wishes to Walter Reed Hospital
The affrontery of these actions is beyond words. They hate our brave citizen soldiers, their heroism and sacrifices. They support tyrants and defend tyranny. They despise the liberation of Iraq and Afghanistan. They adore Stalin, Lenin, Castro, Ho Chi Minh and Che Guevara. God, these people make me absolutely sick.
Arlington is Hallowed Ground and not the place to be politicizing an agenda...! Somebody needs to put a halt to this..~!
Amen to that! This woman is sick beyond words...
An excellent book to read is 'The Iraq War' by John Keegan. He is a British military historian, and he covers each point very well, and goes through both the US and UK sides.
Another point I should add in addition to yours, regarding the 'war for oil' crowd and the claims that Bush is doing the bidding for 'Big Oil', the American Petroleum Institute (API) lobbied the Bush Administration to remove sanctions against Iraq when he got in office. He turned them down.
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