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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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To: joyful1
So pathetic, you had to repeat yourself?
51 posted on 02/01/2003 11:29:47 AM PST by Chad Fairbanks (We've got Armadillos in our trousers. It's really quite frightening.)
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To: mhking
A good question: Did Saddam Hussein have a hand in sabotaging the Space Shuttle?
52 posted on 02/01/2003 11:30:16 AM PST by punster
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To: joyful1
You think murderous thugs who kill innocent children are speaking for GOD!!!!! Did God build the shuttle? Did he leave a bolt off, or something? Did God REWARD the murderous thug Muslims with this, and thumb His nose at the Christian Bush?...it is silly, and even dangerouse to assert that God had anything to do with this...the "enemies" are about to know that God's protection is NOT on the Muslim lying scum who celebrate everytimg an American dies.
53 posted on 02/01/2003 11:30:28 AM PST by Moby Grape
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To: EggsAckley
HOGWASH (X 3)

ditto

54 posted on 02/01/2003 11:30:35 AM PST by knak
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To: Howlin
Roll the cameras! Get the cheering Iraqis and whoever else cares to gloat on television ASAP. Put their comments on 'bold' and make headlines. Let's stop beating around the bush here.

Americans simply don't cheer when innocent civilians meet with tragedy, even if they are from a country that opposes us. Says a lot, I think.

55 posted on 02/01/2003 11:30:40 AM PST by Steel Wolf
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To: Howlin
Roll the cameras! Get the cheering Iraqis and whoever else cares to gloat on television ASAP. Put their comments on 'bold' and make headlines. Let's stop beating around the bush here.

Americans simply don't cheer when innocent civilians meet with tragedy, even if they are from a country that opposes us. Says a lot, I think.

56 posted on 02/01/2003 11:30:40 AM PST by Steel Wolf
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To: Howlin
Well we knew it was coming.
57 posted on 02/01/2003 11:30:40 AM PST by eddie willers
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To: mhking
Hear hear!

Now let me go back to my meditation...

Ohmmmm....Islam is a peaceful and loving religion ... Ohhhhhmmmmmmmm

58 posted on 02/01/2003 11:30:46 AM PST by Terriergal ("DU is the biggest source of HATESPEECH on the internet today")
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To: Sgt. Stryker
oops

Semper Fi
59 posted on 02/01/2003 11:30:46 AM PST by Sgt. Stryker
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To: swheats
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.

What makes you think the enemy is in the high places?
60 posted on 02/01/2003 11:31:00 AM PST by Arkinsaw
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To: mhking
When our mighty eagle spreads her wings, the Iraqis will know what it is like to feel the true wrath of God!
61 posted on 02/01/2003 11:31:01 AM PST by Enemy Of The State (There are 10 kinds of people in this world, those who understand binary and those who dont.)
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To: mhking
they better pray Uncle Bush doesn't hear that
62 posted on 02/01/2003 11:31:03 AM PST by The Wizard (Demonrats are enemies of America)
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To: RightWhale
They sure picked a bad time to hurl insults. We're in a bad mood.

Yes, but this was totally predictable, right? It is exactly the sort of insulting rhetoric to be expected from Saddam Hussein.

Iraq's statements are so outrageous, so over the top - even Germany and France should be able to see how deplorable the Iraqi regime is.

We are greiving, and we are in a bad mood, but we are not going to lose our heads over this. Our missions in space and on Earth will continue.

63 posted on 02/01/2003 11:31:17 AM PST by HAL9000
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To: mhking
On our local talk radio with Richard Bey a caller mentioned KEVLAR, Which apparently was developed due to space testing.

Do certian divisions of our military wear kevlar armor?

64 posted on 02/01/2003 11:31:17 AM PST by alisasny
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To: mhking
it was only a matter of time ... I expect to see cretins of the worst sort dancing in the streets on TV before nightfall ... like 9/11 good people will stand with the U.S. and mourn and the others will not ... tragedy is the supreme litmus test that divides between friends and enemies and it plumbs the line between them ever-so-clearly ...

prayers for the crew and families ...
65 posted on 02/01/2003 11:31:55 AM PST by Bobby777
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To: joyful1
Shake your rattles and throw your bones someplace else please.
66 posted on 02/01/2003 11:32:00 AM PST by Michael_S
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To: joyful1
seek help
67 posted on 02/01/2003 11:32:31 AM PST by The Wizard (Demonrats are enemies of America)
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To: mhking
These punks are lower than dogs.

Think about it, if a plane crashed in Iraq, even here on FR we wouldn't be celebrating such a tragedy.
68 posted on 02/01/2003 11:32:36 AM PST by EaglesUpForever (pull the US military out of Germany completely)
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To: joyful1
I believe God is removing His protection from America because of our heavy heavy sins.

Your "god" is evil.

69 posted on 02/01/2003 11:32:37 AM PST by M. Thatcher
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To: mhking
Anybody else think these ^&*%^& b*st*rds are just asking for vengeance to be visited upon them??
70 posted on 02/01/2003 11:32:39 AM PST by sweetliberty (Having the right to do a thing is not at all the same thing as being right in doing it)
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To: Steel Wolf
Exactly!
71 posted on 02/01/2003 11:32:40 AM PST by Howlin
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To: mhking
We are talking about a group of vulgar barbaric people's here. The day that Iraq gets pounded....will not come too soon.
72 posted on 02/01/2003 11:32:46 AM PST by FreeCanuckistan
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To: ladyinred
You people are all repreating the Reuters line. The Iragis are not evil people - they are oppressed people. After we liberate them, we will have a great ally in the Iraqi people, much like the easnern European nations that are now our friends.

As for the Reuter's quotes, what are you people - stupid? Don't you know that those quotes are from agents of the givernment, and that any Iraqi who tell a reporter otherwise is a dead man?

73 posted on 02/01/2003 11:32:52 AM PST by BCrago66
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To: Howlin
You wonder how the Democrats will react to this? Try going to DU. Warning, take a dose of Maalox first.

The venom spewed by the "compassionate party" is frightening. They are also accusing Bush of blowing up the Columbia, and quoting the Bible.

For those few people at DU who are expressing honest sorrow, and not politicizing this, I commend them. But the general sentiment over there is puerile and hateful.
74 posted on 02/01/2003 11:33:04 AM PST by Fizzie
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To: HAL9000
Not a good time to poke us with a stick.
75 posted on 02/01/2003 11:33:17 AM PST by Howlin
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To: mhking
I know this is a kneejerk reaction from me, but why is Iraq not a sheet of glass right now? Anybody?

Letting emotion get the better of me right now....just venting.

76 posted on 02/01/2003 11:33:29 AM PST by TomServo
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To: mhking
Their "god" is the devil.
77 posted on 02/01/2003 11:33:54 AM PST by Stefan Stackhouse
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To: Arkinsaw
Just a choice of words. Could be low places, any place that could possibly do harm at any given time or place.

Unfortunately, when I first heard of this mission last week and those aboard, there was that sinking feeling this one wouldn't end well.
78 posted on 02/01/2003 11:33:57 AM PST by swheats
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To: swheats
Why don't you say what you really think, instead of speaking in code?
79 posted on 02/01/2003 11:34:11 AM PST by BCrago66
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To: Fizzie
I'll take your word for it.

Honestly, after hearing that about DU, how could anybody on this site not see how IMPERATIVE it is for US to keep control of the House, the Senate, and the White House.

80 posted on 02/01/2003 11:34:19 AM PST by Howlin
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To: mhking
A statement like that could only come from pure evil.
81 posted on 02/01/2003 11:34:22 AM PST by RedWhiteBlue
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To: freedumb2003
It's possible to read joyful's comment two ways. Reconsider the context.
82 posted on 02/01/2003 11:34:28 AM PST by dasboot (Up periscope! Range? Bearing? Fire one!)
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To: mhking
Iraqis Call Shuttle Disaster God's Vengeance

So are the Democrats. They must both worship the same God of death.

83 posted on 02/01/2003 11:34:34 AM PST by concerned about politics (Stop supporting terrorism!!! ....... Drill ANWAR!)
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To: mhking
They are filthy...and we will take them out...
84 posted on 02/01/2003 11:34:45 AM PST by GRRRRR (God Bless America)
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To: Enemy Of The State
Exactly, these Iraqis are going to be seeing Hell on Earth in a couple of months time if they are lucky, and it aint gonna be 72 virigins awaiting them..more like burial in a pigskin tomb.
85 posted on 02/01/2003 11:34:52 AM PST by ewing
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To: joyful1
You have a point...******ABORTION******
86 posted on 02/01/2003 11:35:03 AM PST by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: mhking; fortheDeclaration; winstonchurchill; ShadowAce; P-Marlowe; Revelation 911; ...
They Iraqis should read Jesus.



"The tower of Siloam that fell....were they worse sinners?"

"The rain falls on the just and the unjust alike."
87 posted on 02/01/2003 11:35:28 AM PST by xzins (Babylon - You have been weighed in the balance and found wanting!)
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To: HAL9000
we are not going to lose our heads over this

No, we're not. We are cold and focused.

88 posted on 02/01/2003 11:35:56 AM PST by RightWhale
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To: joyful1
TRUTH?!!! But of course! We have much more of a sin burden than the Iraqis (end dripping sarcasm). The Arab world doesn't have to deal with tragedies like this because if left to their own devices, they couldn't manage anything more catastrophic than a camel collision. We had an Israeli in that shuttle because they are part of the modern, civilised world, and they can contribute something constructive to the game. The real tragedy is that the "arab street" doesn't - and won't - ask itself why no one wants to take them along for the ride.
89 posted on 02/01/2003 11:36:14 AM PST by niteowl77
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To: ladyinred
BINGO - I found that very inspiring. He's a good hearted man.
90 posted on 02/01/2003 11:36:37 AM PST by Terriergal ("DU is the biggest source of HATESPEECH on the internet today")
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To: EggsAckley
Aw... what'd I miss? :-)
91 posted on 02/01/2003 11:37:08 AM PST by Terriergal ("DU is the biggest source of HATESPEECH on the internet today")
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To: A CA Guy
You believe God would try to make his point about people murdering babies by MURDERING astronauts?

Not my God.

92 posted on 02/01/2003 11:37:40 AM PST by Howlin
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To: Dog
They picked a bad time to insult us...

WeeksDays , not monthsweeks.
Hey, things change.

93 posted on 02/01/2003 11:37:45 AM PST by concerned about politics (Stop supporting terrorism!!! ....... Drill ANWAR!)
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To: Howlin
The idiots are running amok today.
94 posted on 02/01/2003 11:37:56 AM PST by hole_n_one
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To: A CA Guy
does anyone know of a website that has a free arabic translator
95 posted on 02/01/2003 11:38:00 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: mhking
This is the most obvious propaganda, ever. I can almost hear Rumsfeld in the background saying: "You're not going to let them get away with talking like that...ARE YOU?"
96 posted on 02/01/2003 11:38:06 AM PST by jd777
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To: fso301
I imagine the "Saddam in exile" scenario was just removed from the options list.
97 posted on 02/01/2003 11:38:08 AM PST by ez ("If this is not evil, then evil has no meaning." - GWB)
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To: joyful1
I am tired of the lies and propaganda. Saddam Hussein murders anyone who might be a threat to his power, much like Stalin. Now his pathetic propaganda mouthpieces gloat over the tragedy of innocent life being wasted in an (apparent) accident.

Saddam, we are coming for you. You will rue the day you were born. Perhaps we will turn you over to your own people,...that should strike terror in your evil mind.
98 posted on 02/01/2003 11:38:12 AM PST by OldCorps
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To: A CA Guy
Oh, no. Not another one.
99 posted on 02/01/2003 11:38:18 AM PST by DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet (Eleven. Exactly. One louder.)
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To: mhking
I don't think the moon-god has any power, except over idiots of course.
100 posted on 02/01/2003 11:38:25 AM PST by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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