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Thread #77734   Message #1393959
Posted By: Little Hawk
31-Jan-05 - 01:51 AM
Thread Name: BS: Good News in Iraq
Subject: RE: BS: Good News in Iraq
Yes, that's right. There was a big crowd of western journalists at the statue, a little crowd of prepped Iraqis, and a bunch of American soldiers...at the end of this huge, empty square. It was a very poorly attended event in terms of Iraqis. I've seen the wide angle shots from a distance, showing the whole square, with this little bunch of people down at the end around the statue, as it is being pulled down.

The American news only showed closeups of the few people at the statue, which did not reveal that the square was mostly empty.

You didn't find too many Germans joining as the Russians put the red flag atop the ruins of the Reichstag in '45 either. Nor did you find many French crowds cheering the Germans who marched in formation through the Arc de Triumph in 1940.

When a country has been invaded and conquered, it's people mostly tend to stay off the streets for a bit, avoid the conquering army, and play it safe.

I did see a lot of looters, though, who were allowed to pillage places like the National Museum of priceless antiquities while American forces stood by and did nothing. Most of those antiquities are probably now in the hands of rich collectors in the USA and Europe...for a prearranged price. How convenient.

Iraq is a nation that has been starved for a decade, bombed for a decade, then invaded illegally for no good reason whatsoever, and then looted. And guess who by? The USA and the UK.