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Canada, for peace, against harmful inequality

Contributor: Barretm82

Date: 2003-04-21 19:24:47

..."- The Iraqis who blew themselves up in Iraq, they were resisting invasion."...

I think there is one point here you may not have noticed.

Saddam couldn't get many Iraqi's to become Suicide bombers so he imported them from Islamic Jihad and Syria. Take a moment and look up Iraqi suicide bombers and you will see this trend. There was an article in the Washington post about this but I don't have a link available.

I think one of the most telling quotes came from an Iraqi citizen who said," Where were all these suicide bombers when we struggled against Saddam?"

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Canada, for peace, against harmful inequality

Contributor: codc01

Date: 2003-04-22 06:53:12

Yes, they may be a terrorist organisation, but i don't consider their actions on Iraqi soil terrorist actions, they were clearly trying to 'help' the government defending their territory...

Regarding the validity of that government, thats another story...

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Canada, for peace, against harmful inequality

Contributor: fatmomma

Date: 2003-04-24 22:51:31

Not that it really matters but they came on their own; Saddam didn't import them. Seemingly the type of religion of most Iraqis does not condone suicide, for any cause.

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