Iraq ambassador to UN accuses US troops of murder

Discussion in 'Politics & Current Events' started by Jon Pall, Jul 2, 2005.

  1. Jon Pall

    Jon Pall Moderator
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    Mar 29, 2003
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  2. bigredfutbol

    bigredfutbol Moderator
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    Sep 5, 2000
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    I wonder if he had contacted US military officials directly prior to this. I'd like to know more.
     
  3. DJPoopypants

    DJPoopypants New Member

    This sounds really bad - I hope there is more to it than this one side.

    Killing a relative of the friendly UN ambassador = really bad mistake on the PR side.

    I'm guessing Al-Jazeera will be all over this for days like a runaway bride.

    And we cannot give the impression that our soldiers are no different than Saddam Hussain's goons that would go into a house, kill one innocent person and beat another.
     
  4. Revolt

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    Wow, an Iraqi representative without puppet strings.
     
  5. nsa

    nsa Member+

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    Feb 22, 1999
    Notboston, MA
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    Envoy: GIs killed unarmed cousin

    Looking at Google News there are only a few US papers carrying this story today. All the editors must be off at weekend-long barbeques. Of the 175 links, only 4 or 5 are US papers. Yet it has made the major papers in more than 100 countries.

    Where's an embedded reporter when you need one?
     
  6. Jon Pall

    Jon Pall Moderator
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    Mar 29, 2003
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    Yeah, I was wondering about the lack of US media coverage. I first saw it in a brazilian online paper, then I set about trying to find it in American press. Pretty baffling since this story could have serious repercussions.
     
  7. Hard Karl

    Hard Karl New Member

    Sep 3, 2002
    WB05 Compound
    hmmm, ooops(?)
     
  8. Garcia

    Garcia Member

    Dec 14, 1999
    Castro Castro
    Piffff...

    We have the bigsoccerBot!

    In truth, this just sucks.
    I was listening to NPR as usual today and as they started the headlines, I just waited for the latest bad news. In reality, people die everyday and my own mother was taken to the ER twice this past week, first on Wednesday. Wednesday was my birthday.

    When things hit home, they hurt more. I can feel for this guy on that level, but how may have died (Iraqi) already? Usually we have turning point and leaving our personal baggage at the door, what will be the turning point?
     
  9. Sheri

    Sheri New Member

    May 8, 2005
    Winnipeg, Canada
    You're kidding, right?
    Like you weren't seriously wondering...
     

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