mad anthony

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Tuesday, August 17, 2004

You wanna die? We can help you out with that.

The Najif standoff continues, producing fun quotes from Iraqi terrorists.

From this article we get this quote:

I will lie on the ground in front of the tanks, or I will kill the Americans to defend Sadr and Najaf," said Fadil Hamed, 30

Really? I hope you go with the first one... I'm sure we would be more than willing to help you out.

Then there is this line from Reuters:
But more and more Iraqis are signing up to the Mehdi Army hoping to become martyrs in a country where young men facing high unemployment have few options

I've been out of work, and I've worked some crappy jobs to make money, but I usually try to steer clear of the ones whose job requirements involve dying. And I love the way Reuters presents this as a rational choice - allow Iraq to become a democracy or die so you can take some other people out with you.

And I think it's absurd that people think we shouldn't attack the Mosque because it's a holy place - if it's so holy, maybe you shouldn't take your AK-47 in and shoot at your country's government.

And I'm sure the 9/11 hijackers took into account the chapel at the foot of the WTC when they attacked it..


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