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Kimura
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posted 28 October 2003 05:06 PM      Profile for Kimura     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Walid Jumblatt, Druze leader and head of Lebanon's Progressive Socialist Party, issued a statement Monday expressing regret that U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz wasn't killed in the recent rocket attack on a Baghdad hotel.

''We hope that next time the rockets will be more accurate and effective in getting rid of this virus, and his like, who wreak corruption in the Arab land of Iraq and in Palestine,'' Jumblatt said.

Another report on New.com Australia has Jumblatt calling Wolfowitz a "microbe," but the gist is the same. If there are translation issues, I don't think they involve the thrust of the statement.

I don't know diddly about Lebanese politics, but it seems Jumblatt enjoys considerable popular support. I'm no fan of Wolfowitz either, but... *worried grimace*


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posted 28 October 2003 05:13 PM      Profile for Blind_Patriot     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
Originally posted by Kimura:
Walid Jumblatt, Druze leader and head of Lebanon's Progressive Socialist Party, issued a statement Monday expressing regret that U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz wasn't killed in the recent rocket attack on a Baghdad hotel.

''We hope that next time the rockets will be more accurate and effective in getting rid of this virus, and his like, who wreak corruption in the Arab land of Iraq and in Palestine,'' Jumblatt said.

Another report on New.com Australia has Jumblatt calling Wolfowitz a "microbe," but the gist is the same. If there are translation issues, I don't think they involve the thrust of the statement.

I don't know diddly about Lebanese politics, but it seems Jumblatt enjoys considerable popular support. I'm no fan of Wolfowitz either, but... *worried grimace*


Wolfowitz is the architect of Middle East politics and colonialism. It is too bad that the rockets didn't get him, but if they did, I sure would hope that Saddam is at the dinner table with him.

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al-Qa'bong
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posted 28 October 2003 05:40 PM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
US slams Jumblatt for Iraq comments
MP had poked fun at attack on Wolfowitz’s hotel

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The US Embassy issued a statement hours after Jumblatt’s statements in which it condemned the remarks made by Jumblatt on the Oct. 26 attack on the Al-Rashid Hotel in Baghdad, where Wolfowitz was staying.
“These remarks were outrageous and completely unacceptable,” the embassy statement said.
“Such statements not only praise acts of terrorism, but serve to incite future attacks on US government officials,” it added.

Boo hoo.

So they can dish it out but they can't take it? The US Embassy should call it a "decapitation strike" if it will make them feel any better.

Wolfie is one of the principals behind the attack on Iraq. He's a natural target.


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posted 28 October 2003 06:13 PM      Profile for Blind_Patriot     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
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Originally posted by al-Qa'bong:
US slams Jumblatt for Iraq comments
MP had poked fun at attack on Wolfowitz’s hotel

Boo hoo.

So they can dish it out but they can't take it? The US Embassy should call it a "decapitation strike" if it will make them feel any better.

Wolfie is one of the principals behind the attack on Iraq. He's a natural target.


Terrorism What duh? That is not terrorism. The U.S. claimed victory in their terms and they have not clearly won. They are all legitimate targets, since it was the U.S. that (I'll use the term loosely) Invaded Iraq as a foreign occupying force.

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Kimura
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posted 28 October 2003 06:54 PM      Profile for Kimura     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
sure, sure. not many fans of Mr. Project for the New American Century here. But like beluga said in an earlier thread: "I shudder at the type of violent revenge the neocons might unleash should one of their own be cut down."

if the Bush admin thinks that the Arab world's resistance is popular and significant, i believe they'll drop the frigging hammer. they'll forget about any pretense of concessions to international opinion and it'll be bald-faced might makes right. curfews, security stations, quasi-military political appointments, search & destroy missions just like good ol' Viet Nam, etc.

if those rockets took out Wolfowitz, i honestly think they would've gone uncategorically batshit.

so i just don't feel this Jumblatt character is helping the situation.


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al-Qa'bong
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posted 28 October 2003 06:57 PM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
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"I shudder at the type of violent revenge the neocons might unleash should one of their own be cut down."

Bah. These folks are all in favour of capital punishment.

Rubbing out Wolfie would act as a deterrent.


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posted 29 October 2003 02:09 PM      Profile for CMOT Dibbler     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
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so i just don't feel this Jumblatt character is helping the situation.


This Jumblatt character? He was one of the most powerful warlords in Lebanon. How he can call himself progressive or socialist, I'm not exactly sure.

I thought he was living in Syria.


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posted 29 October 2003 02:27 PM      Profile for No Yards   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
And he's talking about one of the most powerful war lords in the USA . . .

THe Bushites wanted war?? They even call it a war!!

Wolfowitz is a legitimate target in a war . . . what is it with neo-cons that make them think they can fight a war where only one side is allowed to do any killing??

The Bushites are showing themselves to be bigger fools each and every day!!

Whether Wolfowitz is a victim of a "targeted assination", or a victim of "collateral damage", is of no concern . . . it was him and his types that made these "legitimate" forms of murder, so it wold be pure justice if he were to be taken out in the same manner!!


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posted 29 October 2003 03:05 PM      Profile for Blind_Patriot     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
Originally posted by Kimura:
Walid Jumblatt, Druze leader and head of Lebanon's Progressive Socialist Party, issued a statement Monday expressing regret that U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz wasn't killed in the recent rocket attack on a Baghdad hotel.

''We hope that next time the rockets will be more accurate and effective in getting rid of this virus, and his like, who wreak corruption in the Arab land of Iraq and in Palestine,'' Jumblatt said.

Another report on New.com Australia has Jumblatt calling Wolfowitz a "microbe," but the gist is the same. If there are translation issues, I don't think they involve the thrust of the statement.

I don't know diddly about Lebanese politics, but it seems Jumblatt enjoys considerable popular support. I'm no fan of Wolfowitz either, but... *worried grimace*


His father was a political giant in the 70's and then was assasinated.

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