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    >Sry but yesterday i watched something about vietnam and the
    >images you saw there cant compete against those we see now.

    Then look at Al Jazeera instead of western TV stations if you want to see such.

    >too bad that Saddam is too stupid to use his mass destruction weapons

    He knows public opinion will be totally against him when he uses mass destruct weapons, probably only when he has nothing more to lose he will use them I'm afraid. They inspectors couldn't find them, but I think he has them. Perhaps they were kept in a safe place, like in Libia or some other country. I don't know, it is all speculation.

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    i calerly stated that i didnt wanted to see such thing .. lathough i know they happen.. but maybe they should be shown as well on CNN.
    public opinion is something very powerfull.....if you would see such images every day on tv ....well ill stick to my opinion.
    its all one big fat joke now.

    last week i heard on radio... 1 farmer has shot a helicopter out the air ..reports iraqi ppl....
    next minute you hear general or Lt whoever, said they were facing serious antiaircraft $$$$ etc... funny aint it :d:d

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    >last week i heard on radio... 1 farmer has shot a helicopter out
    >the air ..reports iraqi ppl.... next minute you hear general or Lt
    >whoever, said they were facing serious antiaircraft $$$$ etc..

    At the Dutch television I heard that the helicopter pilot had made a forced landing. The helicopter looked quite undamaged and, unless I have missed something, the pilots were not found.

    And yes, public opinion is quite powerfull. The difficult thing however is that public opinion is heavily based on the reports the public sees on TV, hears on radio and reads in papers. Those reports are often controlled and often in some way biassed.

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    im gonna assume this is all a joke or some weird dream and go on.

    edit:: i'm gonna post this on the 'Spirits and ouija boards' thread
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    Invading Iraq seems pointless unless we stop everyone else who poses a potential threat.

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    >>Did any of you americans ever wondered why there arent reporters (or at least not that many) who go along with the soldiers to capture everything that happens?

    there are, there called "imbedded"

    i dont care what news you watch "oh german news tells the "truth" and everyone else is just lying" ...NO news channel is getting it right, we never find out what really happend until years later, like i said in an earlier post, if you actually believe everything you see on cnn (or whatever your media outlet is) youre an idiot, plain and simple
    guns dont kill people, abortion clinics kill people.

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    I can imagine the horrors of war without having to see an Iraqi child with his brains blown out on the ground. Unfortunately, before this war began, the majority of war supporters had a simplistic line of thinking: (1) America is great, good, and powerful; (2) America is right and knows best; (3) Saddam Hussein is an evil "one of them" who has committed genocide against his own people; (3) Saddam is trying to get weapons he can use against American interests; (4) the president said he had to go so let's get out the flag and support our fighting men and women who are defending God and country! Too many people follow this line because they are ignorant: They don't bother thinking about history, cultural differences, the possibility that America is not perfect, etc. All they know is the biased propaganda they've known since they were born and which the news media, which are owned by corporate conglomerates, continue to show.

    Every time someone, knowledgably or ignorantly, chooses to speak his or her opinion against this war, that person is drowned out by a flood of "patriots" dressed in their red, white, and blue parroting the Bush propaganda they've heard without ever considering that maybe President Bush is not right. It's not that I don't value diversity of opinion, but what these "patriots" are doing is disgusting: Why can't people just use their brains for a change? I've heard too much about the pro-war demonstations already. When are the media going to realize there is a minority in this country (10-25% I'd estimate) that values more intellectual depth in foreign policy than blind patriotism. Americans are marching like lemmings behind Bush, Cheney, and the rest of the administration over a cliff.

    So much for dreams of democracy and civil liberties for Iraqis if they become indignant after their "liberation" and democratically elect a government even more anti-American than Saddam Hussein's! So much for liberty in Iraq if a fundamentalist Islamic revolution were to happen afterwards as happened in Iran. So much for national security if Islamic terrorists and anti-Americans in general become more imbittered, and our allies in Europe couldn't care less after Bush's betrayal.

    So much for peace if pre-emption means taking on one "rogue state" after another in an effort to accomodate a global atmosphere supportive of unrestrained corporate growth.

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    there are, there called "imbedded"

    i dont care what news you watch "oh german news tells the "truth" and everyone else is just lying" ...NO news channel is getting it right, we never find out what really happend until years later, like i said in an earlier post, if you actually believe everything you see on cnn (or whatever your media outlet is) youre an idiot, plain and simple
    1) i thought it was called embedded but that doesnt matter..
    2) im not german + i dont watch the news anylonger bout Iraq .
    im a egoistic person, and i really just dont give a $$$$anylonger.
    although mayb newt week im going to be protesting in front of
    the american ambessy in belgium ... just to check out the
    watercannon and pepperspray that cops use.
    3) i dont rely on one source
    4) this is the final point ... gonna jet

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    >>1) i thought it was called embedded but that doesnt matter..

    LMAO, youre right, i cant believe i made an ass of myself like that

    it wasnt an attack on you, so i hope you didnt take it that way, all im saying to the people of the board who only watch one media outlet (cnn/msnbc/foxnews all count as 1) and dont look at this whole war objectively are hurting themselves...and the rest of us...by being misinformed and biased, im not for the war, but im not against it by any means... a lot of people on this board have one mind set and stick to it and then tell others to have an open mind about things( )....simply, look at the big picture, its ok to watch cnn, but dont come screamin to the board saying stuff like its the word of God or something(i know, thats a whole new thread) if you've been watching the news...just keep watching and listen for all the backtracking the media is doing..

    ex) missile hits civilian target...20 min later missile might have hit civilian target,....missile went astray.....wasnt a missile, was iraqi anti aircraft fire....??????? i mean COME ON! i'd rather hear a news story a week late and it be acurate than having news reports that are wrong every 30 seconds

    >>gonna jet
    i wish i could but debating is so much more fun, i love reading someones post and it making my blood boil

    whew....i think thats it
    guns dont kill people, abortion clinics kill people.

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    The sooner that Saddam is exhiled, or fataly injured, the sooner we can stop worrying about it all and go onto the next 'big chapter' of our lives.

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    >The sooner that Saddam is exhiled, or fataly injured, the sooner we can stop worrying about it all and go onto the next 'big chapter' of our lives.
    No, it's not as simple as it sounds. America had created enough enemies for itself till now and this move (war) is just a littile more "fuel to fire" to the cause of global islamic fundamentalism, which is only going to grow more.

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    >>islamic fundamentalism
    [sarcasm]and what a better way to put out the good word on your religion by blowing stuff up[/sarcasm]
    guns dont kill people, abortion clinics kill people.

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    >>>islamic fundamentalism
    >[sarcasm]and what a better way to put out the good word on your religion by blowing stuff up[/sarcasm]

    "Fundamentalism" is the word understood by this world for anything related to the Muslims and their strife, and it was only in this context did I refer it with this term. Otherwise, in a language not understood to others it is called "Jehad".

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    > "Fundamentalism" is the word understood by this world for anything related to the Muslims and their strife,

    Wrong. The term fundamentalism is just rigid adherence to the principles of whatever theology someone holds. Usually it also means the total dismissal of anyone's beliefs who do not match their own. There are Christian fundamentalists, too, but they tend not to explode so often. They're usually just annoying.

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    Yes, also the conflict between protestants and catholics in Northern Ireland has a bit to do with Christian fundamentalism. Also in other parts of Europe there are Christian fundamentalists who disagree with eachother, usually they don't use very much violence to fight eachother, but there sure is aggression between several Christian groups. The only thing is that their violence is usually a little less extreme than Muslim fundamentalists use and therefore it is less in the news.

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