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Posted on Monday, December 23, 2002 - 7:14 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Spin the magical mystery wheel of foreign policy fun. who's your enemy baby? yemen? saudi arabia? north korea?

Here's Rumsfeld on N.Korea: "We are capable of fighting two major regional foreign conflicts. We are capable of winning decisively in one and swiftly defeating in the ... other. Let there be no doubt about it."

Posted on Monday, December 23, 2002 - 12:43 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

c'mon people. get yer damn war on already.

Posted on Monday, December 23, 2002 - 11:24 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

hey, remember the old days? how bout this one? good times, good times.

"The most concentrated single bloodletting was organized by the US command in the final forty-eight hours of the invasion, as Iraqi soldiers fled Kuwait along the roads to Basra Washington ordered that tens of thousands of fleeing Iraqi soldiers be targeted for wave after wave of bombing, strafing, and shelling. These were people who were putting up no resistance, many with no weaponsleaving in cars, trucks, carts, and on foot. Many civilians from Iraq, Kuwait, and immigrant workers from other countries were killed at the same time as they tried to flee.
"The US armed forces bombed one end of the main highway from Kuwait city to Basra, sealing it off. They bombed the other end of the highway and sealed it off. They positioned mechanized artillery units on the hills overlooking it. And then, from the air and from the land they simply massacred every living thing on the road. Fighter bombers, helicopter gunships, and armored battalions poured merciless firepower on traffic jams backed up for as much as twenty miles. When the traffic became grid locked, the B-52s were sent in for carpet bombing." Our forces did not wait for the fleeing people to surrender, they did not surround them and force them to surrender, they just exterminated them. Americans never heard about the "Highway of Death," they just paid for it, a slaughter that, in Barnes' words "ranks among the great atrocities of modern warfare."

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