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GOTTA SEE THIS-OP.ENDURING FREEDOM 4/6/02 - Bethlehem, Nablus, Gaza, Ramallah
AP, Reuters, Yahoo, other sources | 4/6/02 | The valiant armies of the democracies fighting for enduring freedom

Posted on 04/05/2002 4:33:42 PM PST by Diogenesis

GOTTA SEE THIS -- OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM 4/6/02

== Update : REPORT FROM THEATRE 2 - Near Israel

Operation Defensive Shield, Bethlehem, Nablus, Gaza, Ramallah
And Update from Around the World

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In Holon, Israel, funerals of heroes in the War for Enduring Freedom continue.


At the Church of the Nativity, IDF secure the area as the Palestinian terrorists have besieged and trapped ~200 people


Near the Church of the Nativity, weapons went hot last night.


Near the Church of the Nativity, as weapons and explosives are found in Palestinian arms,
the innocent homes are marked with a green cross indicating the IDF has cleared it.


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In Bethlehem, Israel, IDF have made the area safe by cleaning out terrorists in four days.


Nearby IDF guard the peace as children wave and others give small gifts of appreciation for the peace.


In Israel, near Bethlehem, IDF heroes against terrorism take time to pray.

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In Nablus, a rocket fired by an IDF helicopter is aimed directly at terrorists, 4/5/02.

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In Ramallah, Palestinians stock up on food and supplies, and attempt to obtain some food from the Red Crescent
after IDF lifted the curfew for the second time in seven days after the violence against Israel decreased.


In Ramallah, the IDF checks the press who claim to be "International media members".


In Ramallah, on the trail for possible peace with Gen Zinni:
A convoy of armored press vehicles arrives, the IDF warned NO PRESS.
Do they ever listen?


In Ramallah, the convoy of U.S. envoy Anthony Zinni passes.


In Ramallah, Gen Zinni entertains terrorist Chief Arafat who refused to stop the violence.
Was any mention made of Arafat giving the orders to kill Americans or European Jews?

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In West Bank Jenin, IDF stand guard for peace.


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In Hebron, Palestinians observe the wreckage of a car containing a terrorist.
An IDF chopper targeted the perp Ziyad Shuweiki of Islamic Jihad militant group.

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In Gaza, an American-made car is burnt in protest by Palestinians.


In Gaza, Hamas terrorists, showing indifference to life, liberty and freedom, carry a sign reading "Israel was born to die".

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Near Beirut, Hezbollah terrorists carry sign.


In Chebaa Farms, south Lebanon, IDF forces attack Hezbollah positions in retaliation for continuing rocket and mortar shelling


In Millau, proterrorist radical Frenchman and farmer Jose Bove, normally serving Arafat,
walks out of a courthouse for ransacking a McDonald's restaurant
in one of his outbursts against the United States.

==== ELSEWHERE AROUND THE WORLD ========


In Egypt, clashes continue between Egyptian riot-police and proterrorist demonstrators.

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In Syria, proterrorists choose sides.


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In Tehran, Iran, proterrorist women burn flags.

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In Amman, Jordan, proterrorists burn a US flag and declare their support for ... Taliban Usama.


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From equatorial French Guiana, an EU Ariane 44L goes to place the JCSAT-8 and ASTRA 3A satellites
into telecommunication orbits.


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In Yenshui, Tainan County, 217 miles south of Taipei, the Lantern Festival, ended the 15-day celebration of the Chinese Lunar New Year with the usual eye injuries and burns as spectators stand under exploding rockets.


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The Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) team remains busy at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan,
destroying bombs, rockets, and mines


In Pakistan, proterrorist women of the Pakistan Islamic fundamentalist party Jamat-e-Islami, and the Mutahidda Majlis-e-Amal (United Action Committee) hit the streets.


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In Rome, although the Church supports the Palestinian terrorists (who have taken Christians hostages)
and ignores widespread European arson and violence against Jews, other Italians show support of Israel

====================


At the Kwajalein Missile Range, the United States leads the free world
with the development of a prototype exoatmospheric kill vehicle.

====================


END OF TRANSMISSION 4/6/02 .......... K


TOPICS: Breaking News; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bethlehem; gaza; nablus; opdefensiveshield; ramallah
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THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE -- but not in the media, it seems.
1 posted on 04/05/2002 4:33:43 PM PST by Diogenesis
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To: 11B3; <1/1,000,000th%; 2Jedismom; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; afraidfortherepublic...
Be safe, Freepers.

Say a prayer, or spend an hour, helping the forces of freedom fight against terrorism.

2 posted on 04/05/2002 4:34:49 PM PST by Diogenesis
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To: Diogenesis
WOW!!! Great pics...
3 posted on 04/05/2002 4:38:48 PM PST by Giddyupgo
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To: Diogenesis
In Gaza, an American-made car is burnt in protest by Palestinians

Chrysler LeBaron. No great loss.

4 posted on 04/05/2002 4:43:45 PM PST by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: Diogenesis
And a thumbs-up wink and a thank you to you, too.
5 posted on 04/05/2002 4:48:26 PM PST by lds23
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To: Diogenesis
Interesting to see a swastika on, what looks like a cartoon of Bush. Coming from the people that want to see all Jews die.
7 posted on 04/05/2002 4:56:33 PM PST by kidd
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To: Diogenesis
b
8 posted on 04/05/2002 4:56:53 PM PST by Raymond Hendrix
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To: ChareltonHest
BUMP
9 posted on 04/05/2002 4:58:09 PM PST by rbmillerjr
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To: Raymond Hendrix
Hey, come on everyone, islam is the religion of peace. All those poor people are just trying to keep warm by burning that stuff. If we would only give some more money they could afford a fireplace.
10 posted on 04/05/2002 5:04:35 PM PST by aimlow
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To: Diogenesis
Thank you for putting together this collection of pictures!

In Millau, proterrorist radical Frenchman and farmer Jose Bove, normally serving Arafat, walks out of a courthouse for ransacking a McDonald's restaurant in one of his outbursts against the United States.

If this guy is a farmer then I am Shaquille O'Neal. LOL!

11 posted on 04/05/2002 5:08:31 PM PST by tictoc
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To: Diogenesis
Diogenesis, Thank you once again for these pics. They tell the story we won't see from the media.

As they say a picture is worth a thousand words! You've said a lot...

12 posted on 04/05/2002 5:11:49 PM PST by eisch
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To: Diogenesis
Away in Christs manger

with my ak 47

I shoot at the jews

to get my 72 virgins in heaven

Im here with christian captives

they are our friends

cause the Pope has a deal with us

when this all ends

I burn an American flag

I want to kill them

but the Euros and Powell

are my friends

The stars in the sky look down where he lay

the little bellringer

we got shot here today

I like my surroundings

but don't like this cross

if we don't get it blown to hell

it should be a mosque....

13 posted on 04/05/2002 5:13:18 PM PST by Governor StrangeReno
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To: Diogenesis
These losers are lucky I'm not in charge of anything.

Good post, good pictures, but bad news.

How do you get these pictures?

14 posted on 04/05/2002 5:16:04 PM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Diogenesis
Thanx, as always - CAN'T MISS THOSE !!!
15 posted on 04/05/2002 5:18:14 PM PST by Ku Commando
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To: Diogenesis
In Rome, although the Church supports the Palestinian terrorists (who have taken
Christians hostages) and ignores widespread European arson and violence against Jews,
other Italians show support of Israel


There are reasons for Italy looking like one of the sanest countries in Europe
(and the world, for that matter).

Conservative Jewish commentator Dennis Prager outlined his opinion on why so many
"European" countries are siding with the Palestinians.
I'll sum up the premise in my words: "They have been infiltrated".
Belgim is now 10% Muslim.
The U.K. is now 7% Muslim.
(IIRC) France is now 4% Muslim.
As Prager put it, probably the one religion actually followed "religiously" in Western Europe
IS ISLAM.

Conversely, Prager noted that Italy has a much lower percentage of Muslims
(sorry, can't remember the number).

The "infiltrated" countries have politicians that:
1. don't want to antagonize large numbers of potential voters and
2. don't want to have to stop huge riots/firebombings of synagogues, etc.

Thus, most of Europe is impotent in standing for what they actually know is right.
And they join the calls for Israel to commit suicide at the hands of Arafat, Hamas,
Hezbollah, and all the assassins on their payrolls.

I'm just praying that the USA won't be a "Muslim" country in a few years.
Once the Muslims start to get over about 3 or 4 percent of the population...
it IS a Muslim country.
16 posted on 04/05/2002 5:25:44 PM PST by VOA
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To: Diogenesis
Thank you!
17 posted on 04/05/2002 5:28:25 PM PST by elfman2
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To: Diogenesis; ChareltonHest; RedBloodedAmerican
In Gaza, an American-made car is burnt in protest by Palestinians

Why don't they burn a Palestinian made car? Oh, that's right. They can't make cars. They can only make bombs to blow up cars that other people make.

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Jamais reculez un pouce á tyrannie!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! Never give an inch to tyranny!)

LoanPalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

18 posted on 04/05/2002 5:28:52 PM PST by LonePalm
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To: Diogenesis
ended the 15-day celebration of the Chinese Lunar New Year with the usual eye injuries and burns as spectators stand under exploding rockets.

LOL!!!

Thanks for the thread! As always it is a great perspective that can be seen nowhere else.

P.S. - I saw the Afghans playing cricket, have you seen any pictures of Americans or other westerners playing Buzkashi?

19 posted on 04/05/2002 5:34:51 PM PST by StriperSniper
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To: Diogenesis
At the Church of the Nativity, IDF secure the area as the Palestinian terrorists have
besieged and trapped ~200 people


Muslim/Palestinian terrorists -- what's up with these losers?

They hate "The West", they hate Christianity, they regard anyone of Christian or European
lineage as the mongrel off-spring of The Crusaders, so where do they go when they are in trouble?

Into a Christian church, demanding sanctuary.
What a hypocritical bunch of cowards.

I toast the IDF.
And if they have to blast the Church to extract those maggots, they should be absolved
and given medals.

The building of the Church is just a building, it can always be rebuilt.
It's not every day that murderers of women and children can be brought to justice.

At the same time, I can see the start of a good Saturday Night Live show:
Palestinian Terrorist (waving M-16 in priest's face):
"Gee, I've walked by your church a thousand times, even lynched an accquaintance
that maybe collaborated with the Israelis right out here in Manger Square...but I've
never made the time to come in and visit your beautiful old church.
Is this a bad time for me and my (approx. 200) friends to visit?"
20 posted on 04/05/2002 5:35:03 PM PST by VOA
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To: Diogenesis
Not that while Zinni's mouth is smiling, kinda sorta, his eyes are not. I think he's pretty disgusted with the little toad, and would just love to rip off his head and Pi$$ down his neck, USMC style. But being a good trooper, and having orders, he's trying hard to grin and bear it. I would love to be a fly on the wall when he makes his report to the President and SecState.

Since the old terrorist is wearing something resembling a military uniform, and calling himself "General" these days, I think Zinni sould have taken his uniform and stars out of retirement, just for this occasion. See how much lip General Arafat dares to give USMC General Zinni. Not much I'd expect, especially if that uniform (BDUs of course) included a pistol belt and holster, with a 1911A1 or an H&K USP stuffed into the holster, with the flap unfastened of course. Zinni still has the obligatory Jarhead haircut I see.

21 posted on 04/05/2002 5:35:08 PM PST by El Gato
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To: Diogenesis
Thanks Diogenesis. Your posts are all greatly appreciated!
22 posted on 04/05/2002 5:47:04 PM PST by tomahawk
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To: VOA
I'll sum up the premise in my words: "They have been infiltrated".
Belgim is now 10% Muslim.
The U.K. is now 7% Muslim.
(IIRC) France is now 4% Muslim.
As Prager put it, probably the one religion actually followed "religiously" in Western Europe IS ISLAM.

Europe needs a latter-day Ferdinand and Isabella, and I'm not talking about a need to sponsor exploration.

23 posted on 04/05/2002 5:50:04 PM PST by FreedomPoster
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To: Diogenesis
Thanks for the pictures. They are great as always.

Let me give you a little background on the one IDF soldier taking an aim with his M-4[M-16] near what looks like a white TV truck. The sight acts like a headsup display where a red dot is projected onto the large glass disc. It was invented by a dentist that made the prototype in some spare space at his clinic. While the drilling, cutting and grinding was going on for the sight, I always wondered what his patient's must have thought when they heard the noise. It's called a C-More sight.

24 posted on 04/05/2002 5:57:42 PM PST by Shooter 2.5
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To: Diogenesis
As an American I take great offense at your attempt to equate what we are doing in Afghanistan under the name "Operation Enduring Freedom" with the Israeli re-occupation of Palestinian land. It is an affront to our brave soldiers, sailors and airmen who are truly fighting in Operation Enduring Freedom. Just yesterday my government voted in the U.N. Security Council to condemn this re-occupation by the Israelis. Yet today you try to link the two very dissimilar military operations as if they were sanctioned by President Bush under the name Operation Enduring Freedom.
25 posted on 04/05/2002 5:58:11 PM PST by hangin' chad
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To: Diogenesis
Prayers said. Thanks for the photos.
26 posted on 04/05/2002 5:59:11 PM PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: Diogenesis
Thanks for more great photos....I'll use about half dozen on my webpage, http://eternallyerect.com
27 posted on 04/05/2002 6:00:01 PM PST by vista500
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28 posted on 04/05/2002 6:03:31 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: Diogenesis
In Gaza, an American-made car is burnt in protest by Palestinians

Why don't they burn their American made Adidas?   Oh yeah, they do.

29 posted on 04/05/2002 6:04:04 PM PST by Lady Jag
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To: Diogenesis
Someone help me post, I've got some great picks from Afghanistan. I've also got a really cool video clip of one of OSB"s training facilities going away in a BIG ball of fire and smoke.
30 posted on 04/05/2002 6:06:23 PM PST by blastdad51
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To: Diogenesis
WOW. Extremely informative BUMP
31 posted on 04/05/2002 6:11:55 PM PST by hedgetrimmer
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To: El Gato; Diogenesis
I noticed the exact same thing about Zinni's eyes. They look very angry/determined. I think there was some forethought in the decision to make a General the Mid-East envoy vs a diplomat.
32 posted on 04/05/2002 6:17:19 PM PST by terilyn
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To: Diogenesis
What a fantastic montage!Thanks!

I'd have the IDF cover me anyday, They look like very tight, mean MF'rs.

33 posted on 04/05/2002 6:18:22 PM PST by leadhead
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To: Diogenesis
What a wonderful thread. Great story of the day told in pictures. The camera doesn't lie. Thank you, what a lot of work!
34 posted on 04/05/2002 6:19:49 PM PST by terilyn
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To: hangin' chad
Read real history, dork
35 posted on 04/05/2002 6:23:43 PM PST by leadhead
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To: Diogenesis
A small can of green spray paint is probably the hottest item around. IDF could do a gun buy-back program offering paint for guns. All cynicism aside, thank you for bringing the pix to us. You are right, the media only spends time complaining about how IDF treats themselves! They have become clowns over there.
36 posted on 04/05/2002 6:27:48 PM PST by whadizit
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To: Diogenesis
Is that Ashleigh Bamfield among the alleged media?
37 posted on 04/05/2002 6:32:36 PM PST by TheConservator
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To: Diogenesis
thanks for your posts always appreciated
38 posted on 04/05/2002 6:50:24 PM PST by malamute
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To: TheConservator
LOL! Michael Savage calls her Ashley Minefield. A caller to his show tonight called her Ashley Talibanfield. She's just a loser trying to be so dramatic thinking she's a star. A falling star! She thinks she is the show and not the action going on.
39 posted on 04/05/2002 6:53:19 PM PST by whadizit
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To: Diogenesis
Great pictures today Diogenesis. Somehow those mobs don't appear quite as intimidating anymore. It all seems to be by rote.

Don't you just love the look on Zinni's face, he'd rather be anywhere else on earth.

40 posted on 04/05/2002 6:57:21 PM PST by McGavin999
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To: Diogenesis
There chosing their sides, were sizing up the enemy by viewing their media releaces. Then were

Choosing Our Weapons, Lets Roll

41 posted on 04/05/2002 7:07:36 PM PST by jdontom
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To: leadhead
Read real history, dork

dork?...I guess you're still in high school or never got over it. The "real history" I read are e-mails from my nephew who is serving in Operation Enduring Freedom. He's not too happy about the Israelis making his job harder. But then I guess you don't give a rat's ass about real Americans serving their country, do you.

42 posted on 04/05/2002 7:51:44 PM PST by hangin' chad
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To: Diogenesis
Thanks for the ping! BTTT
43 posted on 04/05/2002 8:19:00 PM PST by SW6906
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To: hangin' chad
As an American I take great offense at your attempt to equate what we are doing in Afghanistan under the name "Operation Enduring Freedom" with the Israeli re-occupation of Palestinian land.

As an American, I don't give a rat's butt if you can't tell the difference between terrorists and soldiers- at least the overwhelming majority of us can tell the difference. But I'm sure some soldiers are pretty tired of hearing an American so enthiusiasticly support a pack of suicide-bombing terrorists as you have done on this forum.

It is an affront to our brave soldiers, sailors and airmen who are truly fighting in Operation Enduring Freedom.

'Fraid not. All I hear from them regarding Israel's activities is "About time, take out those sonsaxxxxxxches."

Just yesterday my government voted in the U.N. Security Council to condemn this re-occupation by the Israelis.

Now THERE is an insult to US troops. How dare you bring up the UN and 'soldiers, sailors and airmen' in the same post?

Yet today you try to link the two very dissimilar military operations as if they were sanctioned by President Bush under the name Operation Enduring Freedom.

Killing terrorists is close enough... the goal of bin Laden was to unify the muslim world by starting a religious war. Stirring up crap in Israel through everybodies' pet terrorist Arafat was an essential element in bin Laden's plans. No matter what Istrael would do, Arafat was to continue elevating the level of violence in order to finally provoke a fight which can be exploited to curry more violence in other countries and more terrorism against the US. Now that we see Syria trying to involve itself, and know that Hussein and Iran are involved, it's no surprise that al-Qeada is there too. All of these groups depend on one another.

As the US has pointed out in no uncertain terms, those who support terrorists are terrorists and there is no doubt that the PA does support terrorists. When their 'police officers' make bombs in their homes that leaves little doubt. When their leaders call for mass murder and murding of civilians as a policy, that leaves little doubt. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to point out that there is no justification for suicide bombing and blowing up pizza joints and children's parties specifically selected because the civilians are not Arafat supporters. There is no ethical justification for mobs lynching fellow palestinians.

44 posted on 04/05/2002 8:26:41 PM PST by piasa
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To: Diogenesis
You can't expect much from the lamestream press.
45 posted on 04/05/2002 8:39:50 PM PST by sheik yerbouty
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To: Diogenesis
Great pictures!
46 posted on 04/05/2002 8:48:00 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Diogenesis
Mainstream media is so in love with itself, it doesnt have time to show these pictures ...

Thanks !!!

I nominate Gaza as the Halloween Capital of the World where they wear their hooded costumes evryday and parade around like they are bad dudes...

And re: Zinni, he would love to have the honour of ripping araFatty's heart out of his chest and handing it to him...but he is an officer and a gentlemen warrior after all

SEMPER FI
Norm
47 posted on 04/05/2002 8:48:45 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: hangin' chad
As an American I take great offense at your attempt to equate what we are doing in Afghanistan under the name "Operation Enduring Freedom" with the Israeli re-occupation of Palestinian land.

Let me see if I get this correct. We were suicide bombed on Sept 11 of last year, our response was to hunt within and outside of our borders for those behind the bombings of our innocent civilians.

Isreal has been suicide bombed constantly for a while and especially since December last year, and with the exception of one ship outside of it's borders, Isreal's response was to hunt down those behind the suicide bombings of their innocent civilians within her own borders.

What is the difference here? According to your thinking it is okay to suicide bomb Isreali civilians, but not American civilians.

Goodie for your nephew, I doubt my brother who has just gotten back from the fight will whine like you and your nephew.

Suicide bombings are wrong, no matter who does it, when, where or why.

Occupation is a word used in order to try and justify the unjustifiable, or confuse the situation for those not paying full attention to what is going on in this world around us.

49 posted on 04/06/2002 12:19:53 AM PST by mjaneangels@aolcom
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To: Diogenesis
A huge 'thank you', Dio.
50 posted on 04/06/2002 12:53:16 AM PST by WaterDragon
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