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Iraqis Call Shuttle Disaster God's Vengeance
Reuters ^ | 2.1.03

Posted on 02/01/2003 11:20:11 AM PST by mhking

Per Reuters:


Iraqis Call Shuttle Disaster God's Vengeance

Sat February 1, 2003 02:08 PM ET
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Immediate popular reaction in Baghdad on Saturday to the loss of the U.S. space shuttle Columbia and its seven-member crew -- including the first Israeli in space -- was that its was God's retribution on Americans. "We are happy that it broke up," government employee Abdul Jabbar al-Quraishi said.

"God wants to show that his might is greater than the Americans. They have encroached on our country. God is avenging us," he said.

Car mechanic Mohammed Jaber al-Tamini noted Israeli air force Colonel Ilan Ramon was among the dead when the shuttle broke up shortly before its return to earth.

"Israel launched an aggression on us when it raided our nuclear reactor without any reason (in 1981), now time has come and God has retaliated to their aggression," Tamini said.


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I'm tired of this.

It's time to take these parasitic predators out.

1 posted on 02/01/2003 11:20:11 AM PST by mhking
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To: mhking
Lock and load!
2 posted on 02/01/2003 11:21:36 AM PST by LiteKeeper
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To: mhking
It's time to take these parasitic predators out.

They sure picked a bad time to hurl insults. We're in a bad mood.

3 posted on 02/01/2003 11:22:30 AM PST by RightWhale
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To: mhking
These cats are about to find out what "smite" means.
4 posted on 02/01/2003 11:22:34 AM PST by Ol' Sox
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To: mhking
They are not trying very hard to get on our good side, are they?
5 posted on 02/01/2003 11:22:52 AM PST by Dog Gone
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To: mhking
I am really holding back saying what I really want to say..something I will have to apologize for at church tomorrow!
6 posted on 02/01/2003 11:23:04 AM PST by ewing
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To: mhking
I wonder how the Hollywood crowd and the Democrats will feel about this.
7 posted on 02/01/2003 11:23:28 AM PST by Howlin
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To: ewing
Go ahead.
8 posted on 02/01/2003 11:23:49 AM PST by Howlin
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To: mhking
I knew they would say something like this, make your time Saddam you have no chance to survive.
9 posted on 02/01/2003 11:23:53 AM PST by Brett66
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To: mhking
No more inspections. No more UN debate. The peaceniks and the RATS can go be human shields if they want, because we should just blast those bastards back into the Stone Age.
10 posted on 02/01/2003 11:24:09 AM PST by ABG(anybody but Gore)
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To: mhking
I knew these evil people would be saying this. So glad that our President quoted the scripture he did during his address to the nation.
14 posted on 02/01/2003 11:25:06 AM PST by ladyinred
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To: mhking
Did we expect them to say otherwise?
15 posted on 02/01/2003 11:25:16 AM PST by Cagey
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To: mhking
This is unbelievable. The gloating is sickening.
16 posted on 02/01/2003 11:25:20 AM PST by swheats
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To: LiteKeeper
Those sorry bastards are about to know about God's revenge.......they only got a small dose the last time they faced the "mother of all battles" in which they promptly turned into running cowards.
17 posted on 02/01/2003 11:25:20 AM PST by Moby Grape
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To: mhking
Lets send this to Susan Sarandon, Robert Redford, Barbra Steiesand and all the evil people at the ANSWER and DU!!!

Print this in BIG letters and put it on a placquard when the anti-american self-hating scum protest against us attacking "innocent" Iraq.
18 posted on 02/01/2003 11:25:32 AM PST by freedumb2003
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To: mhking
Nuke 'em right NOW!
19 posted on 02/01/2003 11:25:50 AM PST by 6ppc
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To: mhking
I was waiting for their depraved comments. They are so predictable.

And I suppose, Saddam, holding a hot iron to a child is God's will too?

20 posted on 02/01/2003 11:25:52 AM PST by Freeper Lady
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To: mhking
They danced in the streets after 9/11. Now Columbia is "God's vengeance."

None of us should be surprised by this.

Good thing I'm not the President though. I'd send the Iraqi's the latest weather forecast for Baghdad:

Mostly sunny, with mushroom clouds forming in the afternoon.
Temperaturs approaching 1 million degrees.
21 posted on 02/01/2003 11:25:57 AM PST by holymoly
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To: mhking
Just wondering how come it took so long for them to respond and where are the pictures of them dancing in the streets.

After all there was a pilot who helpd destroy there nuke plant in 81 on board.

There should be alsorts of rejoicing in the the fascislamists world.

22 posted on 02/01/2003 11:26:27 AM PST by dts32041
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To: mhking
These primitives should wait until we drop an EMT electromagnetic bomb over Baghdad and destroy everthing electronic that they own for the next 2,000 years.. probably wouldnt make a difference in their quality of life but will they still be talking big then?
23 posted on 02/01/2003 11:26:31 AM PST by ewing
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To: joyful1
HOGWASH (X 3)
24 posted on 02/01/2003 11:26:32 AM PST by EggsAckley
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To: joyful1
then I believe God is removing His protection from America because of our heavy heavy sins.

Strange what some people believe.

25 posted on 02/01/2003 11:26:40 AM PST by RJCogburn (They don't call him lucky for nothin')
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To: mhking
They picked a bad time to insult us...
26 posted on 02/01/2003 11:26:40 AM PST by Dog (Nuke Baghdad!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: joyful1
>>Even our enemies can speak truth. If this wasn't terrorism, then I believe God is removing His protection from America because of our heavy heavy sins. <<

BEGONE BACK TO DU YOU EVIL SCUMBAG! HOW DARE YOU SUGGEST WE "DESERVE" THIS TRAGEDY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
27 posted on 02/01/2003 11:26:43 AM PST by freedumb2003
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To: mhking
These liberal media skanks at CNN, the alphabet channels, Reuters, and AP will be scouring the middle-east in their ghoulish feast of anti-American sentiment.
28 posted on 02/01/2003 11:27:04 AM PST by evolved_rage (Kill a commie for mommie)
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To: mhking
>Iraqis Call Shuttle Disaster God's Vengeance

I was sure this thread
was a spoof. I clicked the link,
and saw it was real.

In a way, I wish
it was a spoof. It's painful
knowing that millions

(or is it billions?)
of Muslims actually
see the world this way.

29 posted on 02/01/2003 11:27:20 AM PST by theFIRMbss
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To: mhking
God's vengeance? I don't know. . .

All I know is that the Iraqi military and leadership will soon experience America's vengeance. For many, it will be their last earthly experience.
30 posted on 02/01/2003 11:27:41 AM PST by TheConservator (Cry Havoc, and let slip the dogs of war!)
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To: ABG(anybody but Gore)
ABG,

Back to the stone age. These vermine have never left it.

I was just commenting to my wife that I'd be interested to see how Iraq and/or muslims would respond to this tragedy. I guess I really knew all along.

Sempi Fi!
31 posted on 02/01/2003 11:27:52 AM PST by Sgt. Stryker
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To: joyful1
And soon we will be removing Iraq from its 'protection' of Sodom Insanes rule.
32 posted on 02/01/2003 11:28:13 AM PST by ewing
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To: joyful1
If this wasn't terrorism, then I believe God is removing His protection from America because of our heavy heavy sins.

What a dumb thing to say.

Then what was the excuse for the January 28, 1986 Challenger tragedy? Was God mad at us then too? What about the 98.2% of Space Shuttle missions that was a total success.

33 posted on 02/01/2003 11:28:22 AM PST by SamAdams76 ('Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens')
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To: joyful1
I am sorry, but I don't think they are speaking truth in any way shape or form. I can't believe they have the same "god" that I do.
34 posted on 02/01/2003 11:28:30 AM PST by ladyinred
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To: mhking
Thanks for the post
35 posted on 02/01/2003 11:28:32 AM PST by Fiddlstix (Tag Line Service Center: Get your Tag Lines Here! Wholesale! (Cheaper by the Dozen!) Inquire Within)
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To: joyful1
Good Grief.

It definitely appears that you have chosen the wrong handle.

:-(

36 posted on 02/01/2003 11:28:33 AM PST by Scott from the Left Coast (HHE)
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To: mhking
Smite time.

37 posted on 02/01/2003 11:28:40 AM PST by Constitutional Patriot (hillary is a marxist who wants to destroy our constitution.)
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To: joyful1
If this wasn't terrorism, then I believe God is removing His protection from America because of our heavy heavy sins.

Is that the same reason the Challenger and its crew went down? I think you're full of it.

38 posted on 02/01/2003 11:28:42 AM PST by TejasRose
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To: joyful1
And I would respectfully suggest that you are full of crap.
39 posted on 02/01/2003 11:28:44 AM PST by Chi-townChief
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To: eddie willers; hole_n_one
FYI.
40 posted on 02/01/2003 11:28:45 AM PST by Howlin
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To: mhking
In a couple of weeks, maybe a little longer, I will be happy to see Baghdad broken up. Preferably in a large fireball.
41 posted on 02/01/2003 11:28:55 AM PST by Double Tap
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To: mhking
Time to glassify . . .
42 posted on 02/01/2003 11:29:00 AM PST by GGpaX4DumpedTea
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To: mhking
What would you expect them so say?

Is their interpreting their vision of God's will much different from Falwell's 9/11 vision?

I'd say not much.
43 posted on 02/01/2003 11:29:07 AM PST by RJCogburn (They don't call him lucky for nothin')
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To: RightWhale
Yup
44 posted on 02/01/2003 11:29:10 AM PST by Jaded (Watchin bop@T-MOT.com)
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To: mhking
Could we nuke them just a little bit? Really.
45 posted on 02/01/2003 11:29:17 AM PST by LibKill (ColdWarrior. I stood the watch.)
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To: mhking
Iraqis Call Shuttle Disaster God's Vengeance

Predictably.

46 posted on 02/01/2003 11:29:19 AM PST by NewYorker
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To: joyful1
I can't speak for God, but it is troubling the connection of the first Israeli astronaut on board. The Israel/American connection seems to always bring tradegy for us. We do have enemies in high places.
47 posted on 02/01/2003 11:29:23 AM PST by swheats
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To: mhking
Is this mechanic one of the "innocent civilians" we are supposed to be concerned about ala Susan Sarandon? BARF...
48 posted on 02/01/2003 11:29:36 AM PST by glory
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To: mhking
Yep, I knew this would happen. Just waiting to see pictures of them celebrating out in the streets.

I also have to wonder if the Palistinians celebrate in the streets if this would escalate the tensions between them and Israel since one of the astronauts was an Israeli.
49 posted on 02/01/2003 11:29:44 AM PST by spokanite
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To: mhking
Not a brilliant display of intelligence to be dancing in the streets during such time.
50 posted on 02/01/2003 11:29:45 AM PST by fso301
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