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Company's Anti-War Email To Soldier Causes Stir
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Posted on 01/23/2007 10:40:23 AM PST by Sub-Driver

Company's Anti-War Email To Soldier Causes Stir (AP) WEST ALLIS, Wis. An e-mail exchange interpreted by backers of the military as an affront to U.S. troops in Iraq has brought a deluge of criticism to a local company after circulating across the Internet.

As of Monday night, the Web site for Bargain Suppliers, which sells various types of mats, had only a message saying it was experiencing "technical difficulties" and advising customers to contact the firm via telephone or e-mail.

The incident started when someone identifying himself as Sgt. Jason Hess of the Army's 1st Cavalry Division sent the firm an e-mail asking if it ships to military addresses.

Someone sent a response saying 'no,' but adding, "even if we did, we would NEVER ship to Iraq. If you were sensible, you and your troops would pull out of Iraq."

Some friends of Hess apparently learned of the exchange, which last week began making its way via the Internet to various forums and blogs and to talk radio.

Sajid Nasir, company vice president, said Wednesday that the employee responsible for the e-mail was being "held accountable."

But he said the flood of e-mails and voice messages about the exchange included nasty language and threats left at the West Allis home that co-owner Faisal Kehtani shares with his parents.

"It's really getting out of control," said Nasir, describing the messages as "angry and vulgar."

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To: Sub-Driver
Freepers notified the media yesterday! Way to go!
21 posted on 01/23/2007 2:22:04 PM PST by Angelas
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To: SJackson

Thanks. There have been numerous threads on this. Looks like the insider rat has been fired. :)


22 posted on 01/23/2007 4:24:09 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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