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Monday, July 09, 2007

LEAVING BAGHDAD


We are stuck between Iraq and a hard place.
The picture portrays the evacuation of the US Embassy in Saigon. A very brave staff seargent is punching away the wannabee passengers on that last chopper out. The loyal embassy staff who were left behind were killed.
I remember seeing this on television at the time. Flag this as a life altering experience for me.
http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,22046006-421,00.html

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

This post has no context. It's just a picture from the Vietnam era. There's no refugees in Iraq, so the comparison is idiotic.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous, can you not equate the thousands of people in Iraq, who are not fighting but want to live in peace, with the refugees of Vietnam? The same fate awaits many in Iraq if the West pulls out now.

I think that is what Ononotagain meant by being "stuck between Iraq and a hard place".

Pentimento

ononotagain said...

YOU WANT CONTEXT?
The desperate people pictured here are not just "refugees" They are also the loyal staff of the embassy who have been deserted by their employer, USA.
Everyone left behind were KILLED for collaborating.
You CANNOT defend the indefensible.
Iraq will be NO DIFFERENT!

zipperdedoodah said...

The first commenter, stupidly raised their scrawny neck above the horizon to laimly announce, that there are, and I quote, "... no refugees in Iraq.....".

Well for starters, who would want to find refuge in that fucking hellhole they call Iraq, in the first place. I mean, that is a fucking no brainer. There are however, approximately two million internally misplaced Iraqis who don't have the means to escape the homeless nightmare they find themselves in and that statement of yours only served to trivialise the utter mess, that is Iraq, that the United States of America instigated by their disgusting, illegal and avoidable war in Iraq in their unquenchable quest to subdue the entire world.

The world has nearly 10 million refugees, a figure which has been helped along by the war in Iraq since 2002, which has seen a reversal of the declining refugee figures.

1.2 million Iraqis have sought refuge in neighbouring Jordan and Syria. A further 300,000 Iraqis have fled to other countries.

So, with 2 million internally misplaced, 1.5 million refugees in neighbouring countries, the United States in their infinite wisdom, could only find it in their heart to accept 202 Iraqi refugees in 2006.

America's heart has died.

Reference:
http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,21930742-1702,00.html
http://news.bostonherald.com/editorial/view.bg?articleid=1010785&srvc=home

Anonymous said...

onon

I saw that picture u posted and gawd thats very sad
All those people were left behind
and died -----------susan

Anonymous said...

OK - Why are we still in Iraq ????

Saddam is Dead...............

Their was no WMD's that could reach the USA in 45 minutes
mmmmmm - NO YELLOW CAKE

ALL THAT IS LEFT IS ---OIL

SO NOW PRESIDENT BUSH HAS HIS PRIVATE ARMY''''''''

PROTECTING THE OIL IN IRAQ

HE DOESNT GIVE A CHIT --- HOW MANY

TROOPERS HAVE TO DIE FOR
HIS OIL ( AND THE WHOLE BUSH FAMILY ARE IN THE OIL BUSINESS) HOW MANY MEN HAVE TO BE INJURED ..

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH --GET THE TROOPERS OUT OF THERE---SOONER MORE THAN LATER

ONLY 18 MONTHS LEFT BUSH - YOUR GOING DOWN IN HISTORY BOOKS AS THE WORST PRESIDENT EVER IN USA

Eff25 said...

"..But Labor defence spokesman Joel Fitzgibbon said the Government was a "rabble" over Iraq.

"Over the past four days, four Howard government ministers have put forward four different reasons for our ongoing involvement in the Iraq war," Mr Fitzgibbon said.

"Weapons of mass destruction, regime change, petrol prices, Iraq security, democracy, global security - the list continues to grow," he said."

Go in foolishly, creating readily predictable negative consequences; disingenuously call problems only predictable by hindsight; rationalize further presence and therebt potential exacerbation of the mess you started because you might hypothetically cause an even worse outcome by leaving. Brilliant.

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