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Old 03-02-2003, 04:34 PM
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Talking Human Shields.....well, I guess it looked good on paper

LMAO!!! What conviction!!

'Human shields' beat a retreat

By Hasan Suroor



LONDON MARCH 2. In a typical case of the best of intentions going awry, many of the British peace activists who travelled to Iraq to present themselves as "human shields'' against a military attack are reported to be on their way back home even before a single shot has been fired.

The reason is said to be differences with their Iraqi hosts over where they should be deployed. While the volunteers wanted to be with the civilians to help them in the event of a war, the Iraqis apparently insisted that they would serve as more effective symbols of resistance if they were to be stationed at strategic sites like power stations and oil refineries. For many, this was simply too scary and, preferring safety to valour, they decided to return home. Most of the `casualties' have been in the first batch of volunteers with nine out of the 11 pulling out, but they were reported to be determined to use other means to demonstrate their resistance to war. It was said to be a friendly parting with Iraqis appreciating their reluctance to risk their lives.

Sixty-eight-year-old Godfrey Meynell, a former sheriff from Derbyshire, broke out in cold sweat when he discovered that the power plant, he had been asked to guard, looked like a potential "prime target'' for enemy fire. "I'm ashamed to be leaving you at this time of need but I am going out of pure, cold fear,'' he reportedly told his hosts who, nevertheless, thanked him for coming to Baghdad.

However, the bulk of the multinational "peace force'' which includes many Britons is still in Iraq and intends to see through the action. According to a British journalist, who accompanied the first wave of volunteers, the `mission' has been marred by personality clashes, technical difficulties and, most crucially, the `naivety' of the `eccentric' group brought together by a maverick former U.S. marine, Ken O'Keefe, who fought with the U.S. forces during the 1991 Gulf war.

``During the journey, the heavily-tattooed O'Keefe....had alienated his companions who felt he had developed both a death wish and a messiah complex,'' Charlotte Edwardes of The Sunday Telegraph wrote today, blaming much of the tension during the journey on Mr. O'Keefe's "tantrums and mood swings''.
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Imagine that.

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I say anyone that wants to be a human shield should go and be there!

I'll even buy a plane ticket or two for them.

Cannot thank of a better way to get rid of the world's idiots!

Any Hollywood types want to go?
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Well can you believe that. The Iragi's want them to be "REAL" human shields.

Typical leftist crap. All talk and no action.

Always overloading their mouth.

LMFAO
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ROFLMFAO !!!!!!!!!!!!

I needed a good laugh......Frickin Idiots....
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I would say the saying, "stupid people die in stupid ways" fits pretty well here.
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Human shields or human targets
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Had their little show and since the end is near ...now it's time to go home very quickly!

Personally I wanted to see if they could in fact stop 2000# Bomb as viewed thru a Bomb Camera like on one of those old Walleye weapons,used in the gulf War by the Navy.
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I think that after finding out what the customary atire for visiting celebrities was they got cold feet
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I say don't let them back into the country.
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