March 25th, 2003

gweneye

HEE!!!

Thanks to lordandrei, this passage in a local article on a pro-war rally is really funny for anyone who knows CMU and their KGB group:

Members also waited patiently, though with a trace of annoyance, as about 10 counter- demonstrators calling themselves KGB picketed with signs that appeared to have no relevance, like "You have a secret admirer - - in bed."

At one point, the KGB group marched in a circle around the flagpole and other students.

"It is my firm belief that it is a great mistake to hold firm beliefs," said one KGB member who identified himself as John Balthazar, only to later tell someone that his name was Ed. He said he was a sophomore at the university and that his group wasn't objecting to the College Republicans' position but was "committed to hijacking protests and college tours."
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gweneye

news findings for the morning.

I love the difference in headlines you find between papers:

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The basic gist of all the articles is that the Arab League got together to draft and anti-war proposal asking the Coalition to please leave. They tried to get a ruling about not allowing anyone to aid the Coalition, but that was not put on due to Kuwait's objections as they have been bombed by a few Iraqi missiles.

Further, U.S. Plans to Create Military Command in Northern Iraq
Effort Aims to Avert Turkish Deployment In Kurdish Region
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A21910-2003Mar24.html

This article has the stunning line,

but said it meant the United States would "coordinate" humanitarian aid and "provide a democracy" that would ensure minority rights in Iraq's Kurdish region.

I know we don't realize this here in the lovely minority led USA, but democracies are fundamentally designed to follow the majority rights, not the minority. Brilliant. In any case, we're putting people in the north to protect the Kurds from the Turks.

Annan calls for urgent relief for Basra
http://www.cbc.ca/stories/2003/03/24/iraq_humanitaria030324

They're out of food and water. The UN is asking that we send in supplies and electricity.

Basra now 'military target'
http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/meast/03/25/sprj.irq.war.main/index.html

Our response is that in order to get the humanitarian aid into Basra, which is now surprisingly filled with Iraqi soldiers, we're going to "target the Iraqi military" with bombs.

I shake my head while watching us piss off the very people who surround the country our forces are in right now. How on earth can we "restore peace" for a country in this sort of political nightmare?
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gothgwen

yay!!!!!!

My purse returned to meeeeeee.

Ok, not yet, but I did only leave it at the restaurant; I'll get it back probably tomorrow when I'm next in Oakland. woot!!!
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