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Shoe thrower 'beaten in custody'
www.bbc.com ^ | Tuesday, 16 December 2008 | AP

Posted on 12/16/2008 6:51:52 AM PST by blueminnesota

Muntadar al-Zaidi has suffered a broken hand, broken ribs and internal bleeding, as well as an eye injury, his older brother, Dargham, told the BBC.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: bush; iraq; shoe; shoes
I know this will sadden all of you.
1 posted on 12/16/2008 6:51:53 AM PST by blueminnesota
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To: blueminnesota

I think he should be thrown in prison for a long time, but I actually don’t think it shows that Iraq is moving in the right direction when he’s beaten in jail instead of questioned.


2 posted on 12/16/2008 6:54:14 AM PST by mrclean5
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To: blueminnesota
He probably did it to himself
3 posted on 12/16/2008 6:54:14 AM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: blueminnesota

Guess his reflexes were not so quick.


4 posted on 12/16/2008 6:54:17 AM PST by Mark was here (The earth is bipolar.)
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To: blueminnesota
Define custody. Also, who had custody Iraq or US. He was jumped on by other reporters and subdued in the room. Another reporter got hit in the eye with a microphone in the fight.
5 posted on 12/16/2008 6:54:42 AM PST by edcoil (Looking for a new tagline - do you have one I can use?)
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To: blueminnesota

I wonder if they beat him with his shoe.

Btw...this is a BBC report...take it with many grains of salt.


6 posted on 12/16/2008 6:54:47 AM PST by KingSnorky
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To: blueminnesota

here’s what happens next: bush will be expected to have the guy pardoned. if he does not, he will be come even more evil than he already is — thus proving the msm’s points all along.


7 posted on 12/16/2008 6:55:09 AM PST by devane617 (...And to the Republic For Which It Stood...)
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To: blueminnesota
Just before throwing the shoes he passed a note saying that it is glorious to die as a martyr. This guy was expecting to die for what he did.

Do you think he was disappointed to only be arrested and beaten?

8 posted on 12/16/2008 6:55:25 AM PST by Between the Lines (I am very cognizant of my fallibility, sinfulness, and other limitations.)
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To: mrclean5

If he threw a shoe at saddam he would be tortured and thrown off a roof


9 posted on 12/16/2008 6:55:33 AM PST by omega4179 ( Those who can't write, write the news)
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To: blueminnesota

Ahhhh :(


10 posted on 12/16/2008 6:55:41 AM PST by beaversmom
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To: blueminnesota

Oh well.


11 posted on 12/16/2008 6:56:18 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (I'll give Obama the same amount of respect the left gave Bush)
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To: blueminnesota

Any similarities between this shoe act and the “Richard_Reidshoe, the bomber” after 9/11 are NOT a coincidence


12 posted on 12/16/2008 6:56:19 AM PST by VlPu
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To: blueminnesota

Would he have thrown Bruno Maglis shoes?

Inquiring O.J. wants to know..


13 posted on 12/16/2008 6:56:59 AM PST by vietvet67
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To: KingSnorky
Btw...this is a BBC report...take it with many grains of salt.

A big grain at that.

14 posted on 12/16/2008 6:57:27 AM PST by Ron H. (It's OK for RINO's to finally go back home now that their former party is back in power again.)
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To: blueminnesota

I’m inclined to NOT buy the media and family’s claims of abuse until I get validation.


15 posted on 12/16/2008 6:57:32 AM PST by mgc1122
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To: Between the Lines

Here’s ‘turn around is fair play’ for you. He will probably get out and write a BS book.... maybe make some money out of it. Aint’ democracy great?


16 posted on 12/16/2008 6:58:32 AM PST by SMARTY ("Stay together, pay the soldiers and forget everything else" Lucius Septimus Severus)
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To: blueminnesota

Is that all he got? Please send him here afterwards...


17 posted on 12/16/2008 6:58:42 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: blueminnesota

He needed to watch that first step...it’s a killer ;-)


18 posted on 12/16/2008 6:58:46 AM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: blueminnesota

This isn’t funny..!! I’m even getting the feeling they could have put PANTIES ON HIS HEAD...!


19 posted on 12/16/2008 6:58:58 AM PST by gaijin
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To: blueminnesota

Naturally CBS will claim Bush gave the order.


20 posted on 12/16/2008 6:59:36 AM PST by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: blueminnesota

I’m confused by all these protesters. So are they saying they wanted Saddam in there this entire time?? So what, this wasn’t a perfect war. We’ve stated we’re going to leave in 2012.

Are these groups of people the ones that were the beneficiaries of the Saddam regime (i.e. the towns he took care of) while others were raped and tortured?

Someone explain.


21 posted on 12/16/2008 7:00:24 AM PST by CommieCutter (Blaming guns is like blaming the car for actions of the drunk driver.)
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To: blueminnesota

His brother said...

Consider the source, first and foremost.


22 posted on 12/16/2008 7:00:56 AM PST by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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To: blueminnesota

aw gee, this saddens me deeply! As several columnists have said today, if this had happened in Sadam’s Iraq, he would have been tortured and killed pretty quickly - probably along with family members! As an American, I was offended by this yo-yo! What really infuriates me is that because of the deaths of over 4,000 fine young men and women, he has the freedom to pull this stunt and he (and our media idiots) don’t even seem to realize it!


23 posted on 12/16/2008 7:00:57 AM PST by BamaDi (Jindal/Steele - my new choice!)
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To: blueminnesota

Awwww.


24 posted on 12/16/2008 7:01:16 AM PST by ottbmare
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To: blueminnesota; abb; weegee; Grampa Dave; Liz
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25 posted on 12/16/2008 7:01:40 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: blueminnesota

I dare say most of his injuries occured during the first 30 seconds. The Secret Service types are not going to be particularly gentle while subduing somebody, in that situation. Nor should they be.

I got no problem with this.


26 posted on 12/16/2008 7:01:44 AM PST by gridlock (QUESTION AUTHORITY)
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To: blueminnesota

He’s saying this, I trust, to express gratitude and amazement that his idiot brother is still alive? To express his shame and mortification at his idiot brother’s actions? To let the world know what a benevolent and kind country America is, when any other nation would have disappeared his idiot brother once an useful information was wrung out of his miserable carcass?


27 posted on 12/16/2008 7:01:51 AM PST by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: blueminnesota

I dont dig what he did desrespecting our POTUS but beating the man to a bloody pulp does not fit the crime.

I heard one MSM news outlet say when the USSS escorted him out of the press room he was bloody.

I dont believe that.


28 posted on 12/16/2008 7:02:13 AM PST by Global2010 (God Will see us through. Persevere.)
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To: blueminnesota

If only it were true.


29 posted on 12/16/2008 7:03:57 AM PST by Carley (Prayers for Sgt. Eddie Ryan)
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To: blueminnesota

Considering that he doesn’t have a shoe embedded deep in his intestines means he got off too easy.


30 posted on 12/16/2008 7:04:10 AM PST by SeafoodGumbo
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To: Mark was here

32 posted on 12/16/2008 7:04:57 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: blueminnesota

Sounds like a happy ending to me.


33 posted on 12/16/2008 7:05:22 AM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: blueminnesota

It don’t me.


34 posted on 12/16/2008 7:06:23 AM PST by sport
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To: blueminnesota

Thank God they didn’t put ladies underwear on his head.


35 posted on 12/16/2008 7:06:37 AM PST by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: mrclean5
>>>I think he should be thrown in prison for a long time,<<<

Agree. . .appropriate punishment for the crime.

>>> but I actually don’t think it shows that Iraq is moving in the right direction when he’s beaten in jail instead of questioned.<<<

First, most importantly, because he was not just hauled out, tortured and shot, and his family done the same, speaks volumes about how far they have moved in the right direction. Besides, this “report” is based upon his brother and reported by the BBC. . . .I am sure there is no misinformation, there.

36 posted on 12/16/2008 7:06:47 AM PST by Hulka
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To: Mark was here

I was very impressed with President Bush’s reflex action when the first shoe flew. He looked like a 20 year old with his reflex time.


37 posted on 12/16/2008 7:07:19 AM PST by Texas Songwriter
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To: blueminnesota

This idiot did a great job of showing the world what a wack job a small portion of Iraqis are. This moron will never understand freedom means actually being able to do & say things without getting a bullet in the head.


38 posted on 12/16/2008 7:07:22 AM PST by HD1200
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To: Texas Songwriter

He was smiling as he ducked. I loved his reaction. It was one of “The US Military and my decision to send them here gave these people the freedom to do just this” and that is real freedom.


39 posted on 12/16/2008 7:08:51 AM PST by HD1200
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To: blueminnesota

Darn. No. Don’t. Stop.


40 posted on 12/16/2008 7:09:22 AM PST by Reaganesque
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To: mrclean5
They are moving in the right direction because during Saddam time this man and all his extended family will be tortured and killed.
41 posted on 12/16/2008 7:09:39 AM PST by jveritas (God Bless President Bush and our brave troops)
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To: pointsal

I have a son in the USMC in Falluja right now.

I take serious offense at your stupid belief that 4,000 families agree as you do that their loved ones lives were wasted.

SHOVE IT.


42 posted on 12/16/2008 7:10:57 AM PST by HD1200
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To: pointsal

FOAD


43 posted on 12/16/2008 7:12:55 AM PST by A.A. Cunningham
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To: pointsal

Which fellow are you indicating? Because if you are indicating 4,000 families want to take a wack at President Bush you are a left wing nut. If you are referring to the journalist, I apologize for my earlier post.


44 posted on 12/16/2008 7:13:15 AM PST by HD1200
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Man, those Muslims sure are a peaceful bunch!


45 posted on 12/16/2008 7:14:29 AM PST by NeoConfederate
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To: mgc1122

“I’m inclined to NOT buy the media and family’s claims of abuse until I get validation.”

Exactly, please send his hand, ribs, and his internal organs to a lab for intensive study to determine the validity of these claims.


46 posted on 12/16/2008 7:14:40 AM PST by RFEngineer
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