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Iraqis begin to celebrate their liberation
Fox News ^

Posted on 03/21/2003 2:01:05 PM PST by Tomalak

Edited on 04/22/2004 12:35:49 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

SAWFAN, Iraq ó U.S. Marines hauled down giant street portraits of Saddam Hussein in a screeching pop of metal and bolts Friday, telling nervous residents of this southern Iraqi town that "Saddam is done."

Milling crowds of men and boys watched as the Marines attached ropes on the front of their Jeeps to one portrait and then backed up, peeling the Iraqi leader's black-and-white metal image off a frame. Some locals briefly joined Maj. David "Bull" Gurfein in a new cheer.


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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: liberation; warlist




1 posted on 03/21/2003 2:01:05 PM PST by Tomalak
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To: Tomalak
bttt
2 posted on 03/21/2003 2:01:52 PM PST by NEWwoman
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To: Tomalak
"No Saddam Hussein!" one young man in headscarf told Gurfein. "Bush!"

This young man should have a position in the new Iraqi government.

3 posted on 03/21/2003 2:04:33 PM PST by jae471
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To: Tomalak
I'm STILL smiling over seeing that on TV!
4 posted on 03/21/2003 2:05:19 PM PST by Teetop (democrats....... socialist.........whats the difference?)
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To: Tomalak
"Americans very good,"
5 posted on 03/21/2003 2:05:23 PM PST by samtheman
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To: Tomalak
"Americans very good,"
6 posted on 03/21/2003 2:05:32 PM PST by samtheman
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To: *war_list
http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/bump-list
7 posted on 03/21/2003 2:06:32 PM PST by Libertarianize the GOP (Ideas have consequences)
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To: Tomalak
This makes me cry.
Geez why can't the left and the peaceniks get it.
What if that was your mother?

Oh my God, bless these people and bless their liberators.
8 posted on 03/21/2003 2:07:04 PM PST by netmilsmom (Bush/Rice 2004- pray & fast for our troops this lent-Lansing 3/22-1:00-Support the troops.)
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To: samtheman
"Americans very good,"

You can say that again!

9 posted on 03/21/2003 2:07:41 PM PST by Blennos (hoste, opto ut seis felicior.)
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To: samtheman
"Americans very good"

Now you understand why the "Peace Movement" and the Dems are against this war. This is the picture they don't want the world to see.

10 posted on 03/21/2003 2:08:50 PM PST by InterceptPoint
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To: InterceptPoint
You just hit the nail square on the head, my friend.
11 posted on 03/21/2003 2:10:11 PM PST by Tomalak
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To: MadIvan
They must also learn to chant, "British! British!". The Americans, British and Aussies have carried the load.

The French have not exactly covered themselves with "glorie", but the Turkish government shot themselves in the proverbial foot.

12 posted on 03/21/2003 2:10:23 PM PST by xJones
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To: xJones
Yeah. Can you imagine the contempt these people must feel for people like Jacques Chirac, who wanted to prevent all of this?
13 posted on 03/21/2003 2:11:42 PM PST by Tomalak
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To: netmilsmom

Geez why can't the left and the peaceniks get it.

They can't get it because they hate America in general and President Bush in particular. One of the jerks in the crowd here in Seattle was carrying a Chinese flag last night. He lives in America and takes advantage of everything that means being an American, yet he carries the flag of a communist nation that would shoot him rather than allow him to express his opinion publicly. People like this are not worth spitting on.

14 posted on 03/21/2003 2:12:22 PM PST by zingzang
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To: InterceptPoint
The Democrats hate America and hate all people who like America.
15 posted on 03/21/2003 2:12:58 PM PST by samtheman
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To: Tomalak
"An old woman shrouded in black -- one of the very few women outside -- knelt toward the feet of Americans, embracing an American woman. A younger man with her pulled her away, giving her a warning sign by sliding his finger across his throat"

Excuse my density but what was the motion across the throat about? Was he trying to tell her that the soldiers were dangerous and that they might kill her?
16 posted on 03/21/2003 2:13:45 PM PST by kimchi lover (When will the left learn that Bush is NOT the enemy?)
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To: Tomalak
a people now beginning to taste freedom.
Let every protestor read this and read it again.
17 posted on 03/21/2003 2:14:15 PM PST by MarMema
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To: Tomalak
"We stopped in Kuwait that time," he said. "We were all ready to come up there then, and we never did."

But for Colon Powell, he would have.

18 posted on 03/21/2003 2:15:51 PM PST by Redbob
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To: Tomalak
I want to see video of this
19 posted on 03/21/2003 2:16:13 PM PST by William McKinley
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To: netmilsmom
Because communists and fascists in America aren't about freedom as they claim, but unfettered power and lording over people their evil. The whole world communist movement in America and around the world have been exposed for what they really are. They are more than happy to do whatever it takes to whomever won't "see their 'light'" in any and all attempts to be a part of their new utopia. I say McCarthy was more than right; he was timely and we all missed it - getting it done that is.
20 posted on 03/21/2003 2:17:15 PM PST by ApesForEvolution (Yes, let us allow the economies of gerdung, frunk, mexiztlan, chirushcom and canadastan to wither...)
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To: gkhong
"Excuse my density but what was the motion across the throat about? Was he trying to tell her that the soldiers were dangerous and that they might kill her?"

I believe, as referenced in the above article, that the last time they got excited we left them hanging and they paid the price.
21 posted on 03/21/2003 2:19:07 PM PST by ApesForEvolution (Yes, let us allow the economies of gerdung, frunk, mexiztlan, chirushcom and canadastan to wither...)
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To: Tomalak
This image accompanied this report in some releases:



22 posted on 03/21/2003 2:19:07 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: gkhong
The impression I got was he was a Saddam supporter warning her she would die for her "treason". I think reality will hit home to him pretty soon, but right now he probably thinks Saddam will use his genius to retake control of his city.
23 posted on 03/21/2003 2:20:15 PM PST by Tomalak
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To: gkhong
Excuse my density but what was the motion across the throat about? Was he trying to tell her that the soldiers were dangerous and that they might kill her?

He was probably warning her that if she were seen making physical contact that she would have her throat slit by other Iraqis. Their customs are very different than ours. If you want to read more in a very well researched and entertaining novel, read The Haj by Leon Uris. Excellent historical novel---mostly about Israel and Palestine---but it gave me some insight into what it's like to be a Muslim woman.

24 posted on 03/21/2003 2:23:04 PM PST by arasina
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To: Tomalak
Iraqi citizens in the town of Safwan, on the border with Kuwait, celebrate the start of the US-led war which aims to disarm President Saddam Hussein, March 21, 2003. U.S. troops took the key new port of Umm Qasr in southern Iraq, and the White House said that the Iraqi war could still be 'lengthy and dangerous'.       BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE  REUTERS/Kuwait TV

Fri Mar 21,12:52 PM ET

Iraqi citizens in the town of Safwan, on the border with Kuwait, celebrate the start of the US-led war which aims to disarm President Saddam Hussein (news - web sites), March 21, 2003. U.S. troops took the key new port of Umm Qasr in southern Iraq (news - web sites), and the White House said that the Iraqi war could still be 'lengthy and dangerous'. BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE REUTERS/Kuwait TV

25 posted on 03/21/2003 2:25:16 PM PST by Incorrigible
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To: arasina
I thought that might also be the reason but I wasn't sure. It is so odd how you rarely see a woman in these societies. Sounds to me like a little freedom would do those gals an awful lot of good!
26 posted on 03/21/2003 2:26:06 PM PST by kimchi lover (When will the left learn that Bush is NOT the enemy?)
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To: Incorrigible
As they boldly chant: "USA, USA, USA, USA!!!"
27 posted on 03/21/2003 2:27:37 PM PST by RetiredArmy
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To: Tomalak; Howlin; Squantos; Travis McGee
Another man said his wife was shot in the leg by the Americans.

A few men and boys ventured out, putting makeshift white flags on their pickup trucks or waving white T-shirts out truck windows.

"Americans very good," Ali Khemy said. "Iraq wants to be free."

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I would have gladly taken a shot in BOTH legs to be free of Bill Clinton!

28 posted on 03/21/2003 2:30:25 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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To: arasina
Thanks. I'll have to check it out.
29 posted on 03/21/2003 2:31:37 PM PST by Tomalak
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To: zingzang
Do you think the guy with the Chinese flag ever heard of Tiananman Square?
30 posted on 03/21/2003 2:57:31 PM PST by netmilsmom (Bush/Rice 2004- pray & fast for our troops this lent-Lansing 3/22-1:00-Support the troops.)
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To: netmilsmom

Do you think the guy with the Chinese flag ever heard of Tiananman Square?

I doubt it. These idiots pick and choose their history and reality as it suits them. I saw footage of another a**hole in Portland about two weeks ago waving a flag with the image of Che Guevara. No doubt this genius has no idea of his background and actions either.

31 posted on 03/21/2003 3:56:51 PM PST by zingzang
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To: Tomalak
The whole world is against the liberation of Iraq, except of course, for the people who are being liberated.

I wonder what Pacifica has to say about this...they didn't mention it while I was listening.
32 posted on 03/21/2003 4:40:07 PM PST by Guillermo (Sic 'Em)
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To: Tomalak
Liberate Iraq BUMP!
33 posted on 03/21/2003 5:41:17 PM PST by Bradís Gramma ( PRAY for our President and the troops)
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To: Tomalak
I am looking forward to a mob of Sheeites sacking the French embassy in Baghdad...
34 posted on 03/21/2003 6:02:35 PM PST by ambrose
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