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SATURDAY, APRIL 12: MARCH ON WASHINGTON STOP THE WAR ON IRAQ!
International A.N.S.W.E.R. ^

Posted on 04/09/2003 10:20:49 AM PDT by TomB

On Saturday, April 12, join the tens of thousands of people of conscience who will surround the White House. The whole world is watching to see if the people of the United States can intensify the power of the anti-war movement at the moment that the Bush Administration is intending to slaughter tens of thousands of Iraqi people and occupy their country. We urge every anti-war organizer and concerned person to bring your friends, neighbors and family members to this all-important mobilization on April 12.

The world is in a state of Shock and Revulsion as the murderous Bush Administration follows through on its promise to "Shock and Awe" the Iraqi people by dropping thousands of bombs and missiles on their capital, a city that is home to 4.5 million human beings. Baghdad has been bombed relentlessly, terrorizing the occupants of that city and of the entire country. U.S. "precision" bombs have slammed into poor residential neighborhoods in Baghdad and a busy shopping street. U.S. and British troops are leaving a "trail of death" in their wake as they invade and bomb Iraq and reporters describe charred corpses littering the roads to Baghdad as well as in its streets. U.S. and British forces have laid siege to Basra, bombing and destroying the electrical supply to the main water plant and blocking the Iraqi food distribution system into Basra. The people of Basra are now starving and without water; various U.N. agencies state that Basra is in humanitarian crises and on the verge of a major cholera outbreak and massive child mortality. This crisis is caused by the U.S. attack coupled with the effect of 12 years of U.S.-led U.N. economic sanctions. The United States government is telling the people of Basra that they may only have food and water if they rise up against the Iraqi government and accept the U.S. occupation.

The Iraqi people and the U.S. GIs who have been killed and wounded and are suffering are the casualties of George W. Bush's unprovoked war of aggression. We extend our heartfelt sympathies to the families of all those who have been killed and wounded as a consequence of this illegal imperialist war.

This horrific unprovoked attack on Iraq must be understood as one of the extreme terrorist acts of modern times. Cruise missiles launched from submarines and aircraft hundreds of miles away and 2,000 lb. bombs dropped from 30,000 ft. up are the latest example of the Bush administration's criminal resort to limitless violence and terrorism in order to achieve its objectives of conquest and occupation. The hypocrisy of the war against Iraq is extreme: the most powerful military in the world waging first strike war with the most advanced weapons against an impoverished country on the pretext that it someday may possess such weapons.

The world has entered a new phase. The Bush Administration is hell bent on world domination. The war on Iraq was meant to signal that the U.S. use of raw military power will be the means to create a new era of Empire. We understand that the war on Iraq is only one of the fronts on which the United States government is determined to build a world empire. The U.S. is also waging war in Colombia, training future death squads at the dreaded School of the Americas/WHISC, and waging economic war through the IMF, World Bank, and free trade treaties such as the Free Trade Area of the Americas agreement.

To the shock of the warmakers, their plans have ignited a world movement of opposition and solidarity. In addition to the well publicized demonstrations in Europe and the Middle East, nearly every country in Latin America has participated in massive street demonstrations and the continent has nearly unanimously rnjected Bush's "Coalition of the Willing." For months this movement has delayed and restrained the war plans for Iraq. Bush and Co. have lost all legitimacy and they are isolated. The people's movement has deprived them of the any threadbare claim to legality.

April 12 comes in the midst of the long-planned "Mobilization Against Military and Economic Intervention in Latin America and the Caribbean" organized by the Latin America Solidarity Coalition (LASC). This coalition, which includes some members of the A.N.S.W.E.R Steering Committee, has called for a series of actions from April 10- 15. In addition to converging in Washington on Saturday April 12 for the mass march on the White House to Stop the War on Iraq, A.N.S.W.E.R. encourages you to travel to DC in time for the public opening plenary of the LASC conference on Friday evening, April 11, and to stay for a demonstration on Sunday, April 13 focusing on Latin America Solidarity which will march to several corporate and financial institutions before arriving at the World Bank.

Today our hearts are filled with both anger at the war and sadness for the suffering people of Iraq who are enduring this unprovoked terrorist attack, and for the grieving families of the sons and daughters of America who Bush has sent to kill and be killed for his war of aggression and conquest. But sadness and grief should be coupled with a profound understanding that the sudden emergence of a new global movement offers the best and only hope that the U.S. government's plans for militarism, war and domination -- the doctrine of endless war -- can and will be overcome. In the days ahead we must intensify the struggle against this cruel war.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: doh
DOH!!!

Winner of this year's "Bad Timing" Award.

Posted purely for your schadenfreude.

1 posted on 04/09/2003 10:20:49 AM PDT by TomB
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To: TomB
A.N.S.W.E.R. didn't get the memo I guess.
2 posted on 04/09/2003 10:21:38 AM PDT by RogueIsland
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To: TomB
I'm so sick of these commies.
3 posted on 04/09/2003 10:21:52 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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4 posted on 04/09/2003 10:22:11 AM PDT by Support Free Republic (Your support keeps Free Republic going strong!)
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To: TomB
I would suggest they get the Iraqi Information Minister to be the main speaker....I hear he is looking for a gig.
5 posted on 04/09/2003 10:22:45 AM PDT by kimoajax
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To: TomB
The A.N.S.W.E.R. my friend, is blowing in the wind...
6 posted on 04/09/2003 10:22:49 AM PDT by Interesting Times (Eagles Up! Join the Rally for America...)
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To: Interesting Times
LOL - that's funny!
7 posted on 04/09/2003 10:23:37 AM PDT by HanneyBean
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To: TomB
Hello, it's over! You and your buddy Saddam lost!
8 posted on 04/09/2003 10:23:50 AM PDT by samuel_adams_us
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To: TomB
Tell the protestors to stay home, the message from the Iraqi people this morning was more powerful than the message from a bunch of uneducated/unemployed actors.
9 posted on 04/09/2003 10:24:01 AM PDT by LandofLincoln
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To: Interesting Times
"The A.N.S.W.E.R. my friend, is blowing in the wind..."

ANSWER is blowing wind is more like it.
10 posted on 04/09/2003 10:24:57 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: Steve_Seattle
Or, rather, breaking wind.
11 posted on 04/09/2003 10:25:48 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: TomB
They're having an a.n.s.w.e.r. protest over in Seattle Saturday also. Such moroons.
12 posted on 04/09/2003 10:26:34 AM PDT by bigfootbob
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To: TomB
ANSWER will have to find a live Baathist to give Iraq back to.
13 posted on 04/09/2003 10:27:04 AM PDT by Semper Paratus
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To: TomB
Does anyone suppose ANSWER will coordinate rallies to help folks in Congo or Zimbabwe? You know, where civil wars kill millions and the victors eat (yes, EAT...like spitted and roasted over open flame, chewed up, and swallowed) the vanquished?

Just wondering.
14 posted on 04/09/2003 10:29:00 AM PDT by Gefreiter
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To: TomB
April 12 comes in the midst of the long-planned "Mobilization Against Military and Economic Intervention in Latin America and the Caribbean" organized by the Latin America Solidarity Coalition (LASC).

Are these bozos all Trust Babies? All the goofy "conferences" and "marches" and "teach-ins" and "sit-ins" and meetings take time and money. Too bad this group of misfits can't channel their energy, time and money into something useful.

15 posted on 04/09/2003 10:30:01 AM PDT by Semi Civil Servant
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To: TomB
The war will not be fully won until the "pockets of resistance" have been dealt with. One pocket of resistance is here in America. Ramsey Clark needs to be pulled off his pedestal (figuratively speaking, of course) and his head dragged through the streets with arssorted former anti-war people pounding on it with their shoes.

Congressman Billybob

Latest column, now up on UPI, and FR, "The Berlin Solution to the Baghdad Problem."

Latest book(let), "to Restore Trust in America."

16 posted on 04/09/2003 10:33:30 AM PDT by Congressman Billybob ("Saddam has left the building. Heck, the building has left the building.")
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To: TomB
You know, these people (A.N.S.W.E.R.) are a collection of morons and idiots. They are beyond clueless.
17 posted on 04/09/2003 10:35:24 AM PDT by Howie66 (Lead, follow or git the hell out of the way!)
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To: TomB
A schtickal, a nickel
These scums are in a pickle
They're supposed to march on April 12
Alas, life is so fickle!

Leni

18 posted on 04/09/2003 10:35:27 AM PDT by MinuteGal (THIS JUST IN ! Astonishing fare reduction for FReeps Ahoy Cruise! Check it out, pronto!)
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To: anniegetyourgun
My momma always told me 'son, a well placed egg makes a point'. EGG TIME ON THESE NUTS!!!!
19 posted on 04/09/2003 10:36:03 AM PDT by gulfcoast6 (Thank you Lord, Right Wins!!!!)
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To: TomB
The war waged by Husseun against the Iraqi people has been stopped. What war is it that the demonstrators want stopped? Their own war against human rights, human dignity, freedom of expression, freedom of determination, freedom from terrorism? Please A.N.S.W.E.R the question.
20 posted on 04/09/2003 10:39:03 AM PDT by Pharlap
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To: TomB
The war waged by Husseun against the Iraqi people has been stopped. What war is it that the demonstrators want stopped? Their own war against human rights, human dignity, freedom of expression, freedom of determination, freedom from terrorism? Please A.N.S.W.E.R the question.
21 posted on 04/09/2003 10:39:49 AM PDT by Pharlap
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To: TomB
The war waged by Husseun against the Iraqi people has been stopped. What war is it that the demonstrators want stopped? Their own war against human rights, human dignity, freedom of expression, freedom of determination, freedom from terrorism? Please A.N.S.W.E.R the question.
22 posted on 04/09/2003 10:39:49 AM PDT by Pharlap
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To: TomB
The war waged by Husseun against the Iraqi people has been stopped. What war is it that the demonstrators want stopped? Their own war against human rights, human dignity, freedom of expression, freedom of determination, freedom from terrorism? Please A.N.S.W.E.R the question.
23 posted on 04/09/2003 10:39:49 AM PDT by Pharlap
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To: TomB
The war waged by Husseun against the Iraqi people has been stopped. What war is it that the demonstrators want stopped? Their own war against human rights, human dignity, freedom of expression, freedom of determination, freedom from terrorism? Please A.N.S.W.E.R the question.
24 posted on 04/09/2003 10:39:50 AM PDT by Pharlap
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To: TomB
1960's refugees and wannabes, crimson fellow travelers and their dupes. "Please, oh please, assuage my self-guilt. Give my wretched life some meaning."
25 posted on 04/09/2003 10:39:53 AM PDT by CincinnatusVA
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To: TomB
Please Freep your local CANSWER Cell with news of the fall of Baghdad.
26 posted on 04/09/2003 10:40:06 AM PDT by Petronski (I'm not always cranky.)
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To: TomB
"Never Mind"

Rosanne Rosannadanna
27 posted on 04/09/2003 10:40:13 AM PDT by XRdsRev
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To: TomB
ANSWER = CANSWER (pronounced CANCER!)
28 posted on 04/09/2003 10:41:10 AM PDT by HighRoadToChina (Never Again!)
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To: TomB

29 posted on 04/09/2003 10:41:17 AM PDT by finnman69 (!)
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To: anniegetyourgun
is this from the same idiot who was on Hannity the other day trying to stop the shipments in Wash.
what a maroon,,,,,
30 posted on 04/09/2003 10:42:04 AM PDT by vin-one (I wish i had something clever to put in this tag)
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To: TomB
Hold the applause. I've dealt with these Communists since the 60's and while we are jubilant today the attacks have already started.

Talking points include 1. The 1000 dead in the Congo last Thursday. Why are machetes not included in WMD? Are some people's color better than others.

Need to remind them that the UN peacekeepers are supposed to be keeping the "peace" there and that Belgium and France(!) left the area a disaster after their colonialism.

2. We won the war because there was no doubt but we are the big bullys who went after an Iraqi military that was equipped like Lichtenstein.

3. Where are the WMD?

4. We are establishing dissidents in the new Iraqi govt that are pawns of the US.

and some others that are less than noteworthy but equally annoying.

You cannot let up for a second because if you do, the cockroaches in the Communist (socialist, Marxist etc) left come out of the woodwork.

PS I found out today that the left likes being called Marxists. Apparently they do not believe it has the same connotation as the old USSR.
31 posted on 04/09/2003 10:43:39 AM PDT by OpusatFR (Freud was right! Martha Burk has golf ball envy.)
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To: vin-one
On Saturday, April 12, join the tens of thousands of people of conscience who will surround the White House

...never mind.

32 posted on 04/09/2003 10:43:46 AM PDT by Warren_Piece (America is an optimistic country because that's where all the optimists went.)
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To: XRdsRev
"Never Mind" -Rosanne Rosannadanna

I believe that would Emily Latella's line

33 posted on 04/09/2003 10:46:36 AM PDT by Last Visible Dog
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To: TomB
My email to ANSWER:
What are the protesters going to do now? Will they attempt to replace the statues of Saddam which the newly freed people of Iraq have destroyed? Will they round up the children who were freed from prison and put them back behind bars? Will they attempt to wipe the smiles of glee from the faces of people who have waited years to be free?
Guess the big anti-war rally in DC kind of lost its momentum with this morning's events in Baghdad, huh?
Face it. SOMETIMES WAR IS THE ANSWER!!

34 posted on 04/09/2003 10:48:39 AM PDT by RoseyT
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To: TomB
There is always 10% who don't get the word. Y'all can go back to sleep now ANSWER. We will wake you in tine for the next war.
35 posted on 04/09/2003 10:48:59 AM PDT by Movemout
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To: TomB
These guys will undoubtedly rally anyway and turn it into a anti-capitalist message. And they deserve a series freep.
36 posted on 04/09/2003 10:50:53 AM PDT by narby (Whack that Wacky I-wracki)
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To: Pharlap
Memo to antiwar protestors: this Saturday's "Stop-the-war rally" is being relocated from Washington, D.C. to Baghdad. Meet at any downed statue of Saddam Hussein (conveniently located throughout the city) to get a firearm from your nearest friendly U.S. Marine. This week's protest will take the form of a "shoot in". Protest fire is most effectively directed toward any remaining pockets of Baath Party/Masochistic moron squads, who stubbornly are resisting the peace movement currently being sponsored by the United States and supported by 99.9% of the Iraqi population.
37 posted on 04/09/2003 10:59:16 AM PDT by yeswecan
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To: TomB
We've won a battle but not the war with these die-hard anti-American Leftists. We need to use this "rally" to highlight their hypocrisy and true agenda--and we can do so by contrasting the spontaneous demonstrations of joy in Bagdad with ANSWER's centrally-planned demonstration of hate and lies.

Let's not rest on our laurels. We need to use this tactical victory to score a strategic victory--now is not the time to let up on the Leftists. I encourage all Freepers to use the Iraq situation to DENOUNCE these commies every chance we get--in the news, in legislatures, at PTA meetings, at work, at the dinner table, across the backyard fence.

The America-haters are RELENTLESS. We need to be just as determined.
38 posted on 04/09/2003 11:03:38 AM PDT by mondonico (Peace through Superior Firepower)
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To: anniegetyourgun

39 posted on 04/09/2003 11:06:49 AM PDT by ThomasMore
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To: HighRoadToChina
ANSWER = WANKERS
40 posted on 04/09/2003 11:08:29 AM PDT by Ramcat
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To: Congressman Billybob
What about Hillary Rodham Hussein and her fedayeen holed up at The Today Show, The New York Times and the presidential palace at Baghdad-in-Georgetown? ;-)
41 posted on 04/09/2003 11:08:40 AM PDT by an amused spectator
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To: TomB
My answer, an Iraqi-American counter-protest. Maybe a tussle can break out...
42 posted on 04/09/2003 12:03:02 PM PDT by Shermy
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