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You don't know Saddam . . . Iraqi refugee says world hasn't seen Saddam's cruelty
San Jose Mercury News ^ | 28 March 2003 | Matthai Chakko Kuruvila

Posted on 03/28/2003 10:39:19 AM PST by CounterCounterCulture

Edited on 04/13/2004 3:30:50 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

The Al-Mamori family has been tied to the television ever since the war in Iraq began, flipping between BBC, CNN and Al-Jazeera.

Even with access to 35 Arabic language TV channels, not to mention American cable news shows, the most vivid images Jawad Al-Mamori sees of Iraq are not on the screen. They are in his mind.


(Excerpt) Read more at bayarea.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: baghdad; hussein; iraq; iraqirefugees; refugees; saddam

1 posted on 03/28/2003 10:39:19 AM PST by CounterCounterCulture
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To: CounterCounterCulture
The lamestream media doesn't have the cajones or the political bent to put on such images.
2 posted on 03/28/2003 10:40:09 AM PST by mgc1122
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To: CounterCounterCulture
Keeping for future reference.
3 posted on 03/28/2003 10:42:01 AM PST by HittMann
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To: CounterCounterCulture
Think Iraq TV will be calling him for an interview?
4 posted on 03/28/2003 10:44:55 AM PST by b4its2late (Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake. - Bonaparte)
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To: CounterCounterCulture
Somebody needs to get a hold of this guy and tell him to stop watching those propaganda news stations. Did you catch that list? Wow, the three worst to watch. A little Fox News would do this fella some good.
5 posted on 03/28/2003 10:45:00 AM PST by In God I trust
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To: CounterCounterCulture
Anti War Protests are not about the Irak people, or American people. It's an irrelevant feel-good thing for america hating malcontents. Its all about "me me me".
6 posted on 03/28/2003 10:45:49 AM PST by rageaholic
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To: b4its2late
Hell, not even CNN or the BBC will call him.
7 posted on 03/28/2003 10:46:52 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: mgc1122
The media worldwide knows how evil Saddam is, but they'd rather seduce the public into thinking Bush is worse. That's how evil they are, and yes, I mean evil. They choose to slant everything as America's fault to score political points in their march towards global communism.
8 posted on 03/28/2003 10:47:42 AM PST by over3Owithabrain
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To: CounterCounterCulture
A cashier at a Campbell gas station...With three remote controls and two satellite dishes, Al-Mamori watches the 52-inch TV for at least eight hours a day

I know I'm getting a little sidetracked from the main point of this story, but ain't America a great place to live?

9 posted on 03/28/2003 10:51:42 AM PST by ibbryn
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To: over3Owithabrain
There's definitely a movement going on in this world to undermine and then destroy the United States. Fortunately, it isn't the majority in this country, but it's still scary to think of the number of people who will blindly follow those itching for our desctruction.
10 posted on 03/28/2003 10:53:23 AM PST by beaversmom (After the Axis of Evil on to the Axis of Weasels)
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To: CounterCounterCulture
When Iraq has been liberated, all these stories will come out. When you are outraged by the left, take some comfort from the fact that very soon the leftwingers who sided with Saddam are going to be proved very wrong, very publicly. The back-pedaling will be frantic, and the ordinary people who were misled by their lies are going to feel very foolish.
11 posted on 03/28/2003 10:53:49 AM PST by Kenton
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To: CounterCounterCulture
BTTT
12 posted on 03/28/2003 10:54:24 AM PST by EdReform (Support Free Republic - www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/581234/posts?page=914#914)
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To: ibbryn
Yes, I did notice that. :-)
13 posted on 03/28/2003 10:54:31 AM PST by CounterCounterCulture
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To: CounterCounterCulture
Even if taken personally to the sites of these monuments to abuse and degradation, there are many who will not believe. There are those who still maintain that the Holocaust in Nazi Germany was a fabrication, and that few if any Jews died, except by Allied bombing.

Iraq has had its own Holocaust. And it will have its impact with the Muslim world. But only after Saddam is gone, will the full horror of those years of Iraq's torment be revealed. Stay tuned.
14 posted on 03/28/2003 10:55:08 AM PST by alloysteel
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To: Kenton
When you are outraged by the left, take some comfort from the fact that very soon the leftwingers who sided with Saddam are going to be proved very wrong, very publicly.

Hopefully, they will be relegated to the same pile as those "journalists" who defended Stalin even while perfectly aware of his crimes.

15 posted on 03/28/2003 10:55:53 AM PST by RogueIsland
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To: ibbryn
A cashier at a Campbell gas station

Yet he speaks more wisdom and truth than 99% of the "intelligentsia". This guy knows way more than the editorial board of the NY Slimes, and way more than all the talking heads of ABCNBCCBSCNN etc. Speaks volumes.
16 posted on 03/28/2003 10:56:16 AM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: CounterCounterCulture
Bump!
17 posted on 03/28/2003 10:56:46 AM PST by k2blader (If one good thing can be said about the UN, it is that it taught me how to spell “irrelevant.”)
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To: beaversmom
Yes, they'll spew rhetoric about the "haves and the have-nots" but under their utopia, only their kings will be the "haves"
18 posted on 03/28/2003 10:57:40 AM PST by CounterCounterCulture
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To: CounterCounterCulture
``They don't understand what Saddam is doing to his people,'' said Al-Mamori, who also disagrees with American and European war protesters. ``Only Iraqi people know what's going on inside Iraq. You cannot take him out without war.''

From someone who knows first hand BUMP.

19 posted on 03/28/2003 10:57:58 AM PST by Liberal Classic (Quemadmoeum gladis nemeinum occidit, occidentis telum est.)
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To: rageaholic
Anti War Protests are not about the Irak people, or American people. It's an irrelevant feel-good thing for america hating malcontents. Its all about "me me me".

You got that right! These folks think that the "intellectual left" that came out of the 60's-70's with revolutionary ideas on Peace and Free Love improved society. That is how history idealizes them(selves). What young folks don't realize is that the professors that espouse extreme leftist ideas were draft dodgers, and their girlfriends, who ended up becoming highly educated because they were cowards and couln't face that fact. As a result the drug use and "Free" love, we are paying dearly for as a society. But these young people just feel that they are better and more enlightened than others and deserve their opinions to be excepted by the mainstream. These Gen X'ers want to be remembered in history like the baby boomers have been.

20 posted on 03/28/2003 10:59:25 AM PST by WellsFargo94
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To: ibbryn
I was wondering the same thing..maybe they get supplementary income from other organizations.
21 posted on 03/28/2003 11:04:25 AM PST by etabeta
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To: Kenton
When Iraq has been liberated, all these stories will come out.

No they won't. The media will do the same as they are doing now.

22 posted on 03/28/2003 11:04:33 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (®)
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To: CounterCounterCulture
When Saddam is in power,'' Al-Mamori says, ``even here I don't feel peace.''

I wonder why these are the voices that have been ignored by the likes of all the high minded.I wonder what the Pope would say to this man, "it's ok, you don't need freedom, just pray and God will deliver you eventually." P.S. keep your young sons away from our priests for their own protection. Even Iraqis living in the US fear Saddam with good reason if they still have family in Iraq which most do.

23 posted on 03/28/2003 11:09:33 AM PST by Mister Baredog ((They wanted to kill 50,000 of us on 9/11, we will never forget!))
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To: ibbryn
Good point ibbryn. I can imagine that Iraq only has one person that could possibly have 2 sattelite dishes and a 52 inch screen tv, that's only until we get done kicking his a$$ though.
24 posted on 03/28/2003 11:19:33 AM PST by the_One_Neo
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To: etabeta
More likely, he and his wife both work, different shifts so someone's home to look after the kids, and they saved up for one big luxury which now provides their only source of both information and entertainment. That room they're in sure doesn't look too grand.
25 posted on 03/28/2003 11:22:53 AM PST by GovernmentShrinker
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To: the_One_Neo
http://images.radcity.net/5149/359372.mp3

Somebody posted this link last week..another Iraqi's view on the war.
26 posted on 03/28/2003 11:23:59 AM PST by shattered
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To: CounterCounterCulture
Notice who controls the remote? heh, heh, heh...
27 posted on 03/28/2003 11:30:44 AM PST by Hatteras (The Thundering Herd Of Turtles ROCK!)
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To: Hatteras
He needs to watch FOX News. At least they "understand" what has and is happening to the Iraqi people. At least they understand the importance of not allowing a pshyco like Saddam to have chemical and biological weapons to share with terrorists willing and glad to murder Americans.

I hope his daughters dreams of her Grandmother being in her home some day.. happens soon. Just "imagining" the horrors that Iraqi people are being forced to face because of this madman, makes me sick to my stomach.

May God protect this mans family here and in Iraq.

28 posted on 03/28/2003 2:19:06 PM PST by Vets_Husband_and_Wife
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