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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Let Us Remember The Heroes

Do you recognize this man? Most will say he looks vaguely familiar, and he should...in my opinion, this is the greatest hero of the war in Iraq. This man had the courage and the fortitude to stand up and say what he believed in, in spite of the swift and brutal retaliation that he knew he would receive for doing so. This is the famous Shoe Throwing Reporter, Muntadhar al-Zeidi. He had the nerve to throw both of his shoes at Former President Bush in a show of disgust for the lies and propaganda spread by the Bush administration. He endured nine months of torture in an Iraqi prison for his act of defiance, and was released last September.

After his release, al-Zeidi said that he believes US forces "...will spare no efforts to track me as an insurgent revolutionary in a bid to kill me..." He has since gone into hiding with his family.

Please post a comment below...especially if you disagree with me!

16 comments:

  1. A man throws a shoe, causing no harm other than the embarrassment of a political leader. For this, he is arrested, held in prison for 3/4 of a year, tortured, and upon his release hides in fear that he'll be killed.

    The people who did this to him largely proclaim themselves to be Christians, meaning they follow the teachings of Jesus Christ. A popular bumper sticker is "What would Jesus Do?"

    Jesus spoke of loving one's enemy as one's brother. Jesus spoke of turning the other cheek when your enemy strikes you.

    One gets the distinct impression from the Bible that Jesus' response to the man throwing a shoe would most likely to be to go wash the man's feet.

    The people who did this proudly claim to be Americans. America, the country that was created with a loud proclamation that all men are created equal and are endowed with certain unalienable rights. America, the country that was founded with acts of disrespect towards a King. America, the country that was founded with a love of free political speech and a dislike for strong governments and standing armies. America, the country that once said that it should not go abroad in search of monsters to slay. America, the country that once believed that people should not be deprived of liberty or property without a trial of a jury of their peers.

    If Patrick Henry was in the same situation as Mr. Al-Zeidi, I wonder what he might have said to Bush? Something about 'give me liberty', perhaps?

    The problem is, at times this nation appears that it is no longer either Christian or American.

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  2. America is definitely no longer a "Christian Nation." It used to be...but no longer. It has strayed away from liberty. Freedoms are being stripped away in the name of what...security? Fairness? Tolerance? These are facades that are hiding the agendas of the anti-christs (not saying "the Antichrist," but certainly would not exclude him) to rid America and the world of the truth and unite under one religion. They preach tolerance, yet persecute those that truly stand for Christ and stand for liberty.

    See the articles I've posted on my blog, Baptist Christian Education. One article is "Religious Liberty vs. Tolerance" and the other is "Covenant vs. Compact" (part 2 of this one will be posted on Dec. 21 and speaks specifically about being a "Christian nation").

    http://baptisteducation.wordpress.com

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  3. When I first heard about what this guy did I laughed at the odd scene. What great courage to make his point in a mostly harmless way. Bush should have pleaded for him not to be punished for expressing himself. The laws of the Middle East can be quite harsh. I must have missed how his captors were Christians. Is the Iraqi justice system run by Christians?

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  4. Throwing a shoe, or showing the sole of your shoe in Iraq will get one's head knocked off by Iraqis, this isn't an American thing. The US involvement this cultural taboo is next to nothing.

    Let's say he did this to a religious leader or Sadr, what would be his fate. Let's say he wouldn't be running and hiding anywhere because he would already be dead.

    Last time I heard, the Iraqi Christains are fleeing Iraq and are being killed at an alarming rate. In other words, some of the early statements are from someone that has little knowledge of Iraq.

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  5. I never read that President Bush had anything to say. I would think he might have thought it funny. I do not think of him as being arrogant as the president we have now. One may not have liked his policies, but he was an humble man. Just my opinion

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  6. I wonder how far the "brave shoe thrower" would have gotten if he had thrown a shoe at Saddam Hussien? Yea, not so brave anymore. Bush, being most humble, should have used that to show and justify the liberation of Iraq - a reporter threw a shoe! Something that couldn't of happened before the liberation. al-Zeidi had nothing to fear from the US troops and should have thanked Bush profusely after throwing the shoes. If I had been in Bush's place - I would have flung mine back. So much for your "hero" as I can tell most others posting here disagree with you - but it was all too easy!

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  7. That shoe-throwing reporter should come to America where [horse] shoe throwing is a fun sport engaged by many Christian Americans in many back yards on many pleasant evenings such as July 4th and Veterans Day and Memorial Day etc. He will learn whay a joy it is to be an American.

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  8. And what should happen to a person who throws a shoe at the Messiah Obama? All you America hating cowards can go pack sand. Despite your whining posts about the decay of liberties and Christian values, the fact remains the shoe thrower lived to tell the tale in his "expression of free speech"... Also, this act constitutes assault, and last I checked there are laws that deal with this, esp. assault on a US president (any president).

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  9. HaHa, America was never a christian nation. In fact the founding fathers of this nation hated christianity and pretty much religion in general in favor of philosophy and science. Why? The reason they started the country is they realized how corrupt man is and that any powerful organisation (religion not excluded) is corrupt. Plus christianity is just a great astrological theology that comes from the egyptian god HORUS translation God's Sun as in the sun that provides life to planet earth. Who was hence born december 25th (sound familiar christians) which is weird because in the northern hemisphere the sun gets to its lowest point in the sky the 22nd 23rd and 24th (3 days another symbol wait for it) only to be risen on the 25th by 1 degree, therefor the sun is born on December 25th. Which is when many many other religions have their messiah born like krishna (just one example) who's story was long before your man JC's. Okay the three day thing the sun at the lowest point in the sky or the suns death for 3 days kind of like jesus dying for 3 days. Yeah it doesn't happen over easter, but easter can be celebrated with spring harvests because of the suns birth. There are so many things i could talk about in the bible that go along with watching stars in the sky, but my point is this. Religion wont solve anything but can enslave people and pit them together. Dont get me wrong I think the teachings of the bible for humanity are great but they shouldnt be taught so you get to heaven they should just be taught because its the right thing to do. I dont believe in religion and I dont know about a god and probably will never. I lost my point, oh yeah i just know this guy really didnt deserve to be in jail for 3/4 a year and shouldnt fear his life, but he shouldnt assault a world leader either. Although throwing a shoe a bush is funny because he's use to tomatoes.

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  10. AN EMPIRE AND [EU] PERPETUAL PEACE STRATEGY [PART ONE]

    [EUROPE THE WESTERN EMPIRE HALF]

    Now, the question is if the [EU] European Union is now the Eastern half of the Empire, with Brussels the New Constantinople and does its existence guarantees the national sovereignty, of each individual state within the European Union, A Perpetual Peace created through a universal monarchy, spanning the globe which is hopelessly naïve; such a monarchy couldn’t possibly remain as a nice, friendly, constitutional one but would inevitably need to become despotism, as Lord Acton wrote, All power, corrupts; and absolute power corrupts absolutely, this model has been tried before, the logic goes;

    A. Democracy by State = Democracy by Population

    B. Brussels = Washington, [D.C.] District of Columbia

    C. The House of Representatives= the European Parliament

    D. The Senate = the Council of Ministers.

    E. [NATO] the North Atlantic Treaty Organization = [MIC] the Military Industrial Complex of the American-Israeli Empire.

    [EUROPE & THE UNITED STATES A TWO PART EMPIRE]

    [The Western American-Israeli]

    With its capital Washington, the District of Columbia, [ROME], is a nation-state - that's [1] one nation, [1] one state, [1] One Republic; from which no State within that Republic is allowed to Secede, vote to leave the American-Israeli Empire by any means, you are an American or a foreigner, period. Such as the Republic of California the France of the North American Continent can no longer return to the status of being an independent Republic forced to remain in the Union.

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  11. AN EMPIRE AND [EU] PERPETUAL PEACE STRATEGY [PART TWO]

    [The European Union]

    With its capital Brussels, [Constantinople] would be different in that the European Western half of the Empire states would maintain their national sovereignty, culture, demography, history, languages, tradition, values, and the freedom to withdraw from the [EU], making it a more Confederation of Nations, much like California the France of The American Continent, open shops concerning Unions, your not forced to either join nor participate in the Union, it is the individuals choice and the same applies to the [EU], but if a nation upon the European Continent elects to be a member there are standards which must be met.

    [COMMISSIONERS VS SENATORS]

    [Commissioners]

    In the European Union half of the Empire Two [2] Representative given the title Commissioners are appointed per each [Sovereign] nation, to act as their proxies, gives attendance flexibility and other advantages, If national governments change, so do the Commissioners with no charades about representing a European Republic, but the interests of their nation within the [EU]. The citizens of each Republic are not therefore put into a deontological agenda of rendering unto this loose federation of republics their loyalty, but remain loyal to their own Republic within the [European Union Sphere of Influence]. Commissioners represent their individual Governments within in the [EU], European Commissioners act in their countries self interests first, and Brussels [EU] capitals second, that's what they are there for.

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  12. AN EMPIRE AND [EU] PERPETUAL PEACE STRATEGY [PART THREE]

    [Senators]:

    In the American-Israeli half of the Empire Two [2] are elected by the citizens of each individual state the representatives are given the title Senator, to act as their representatives from the central government to the states government from the central government, with no attendance flexibility and other advantages, if the make up of the state government changes the Senators remain the same, and remain the representatives of the central government to that state, representing, the interests of central government Washington, D. C., with their loyalty too the central government first, and acting in the interest of the central government first and the state that elected them second.

    [NATO MOMENTURM THRU COMPROMISE]

    [NATO] North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, a former head of a minority government, of a small country, within the European Union, and despite having been in the office of Secretary General [NATO] for only five months, has already developed an action plan defining his position, to bring new momentum to the mission of [NATO], as a mediator with the responsibility to develop compromises, within democratically governed nations opposed to waging war when opposed by a majority of their populations, using a new strategy based upon enhancing cooperation. In a [10] ten year period the [NATO] alliance members has almost doubled strengthening and intensifying [NATO] thru a continued expansion via an open door policy made clear by the decision in Bucharest in [2008], every European country having the right to become a member of [NATO], with the all European Nations viewed as future members based upon fulfilling the necessary criteria for membership, including the Russia Federation, the Republics of Georgia and Ukraine, thru the open door policy which Secretary General totally supports.

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  13. AN EMPIRE AND [EU] PERPETUAL PEACE STRATEGY [END PART]

    [NATO NEW STRATEGIC CONCEPT]

    The new mission of [NATO] is the establishing of Western-style democracies around the globe, with organization members having joint interests everywhere, new threats have arisen and missions have developed that no one could have imagined within the past decade, fighting against the new forms of state based and non-state based terrorism, preventing the acquisition of [WMD’s] weapons of mass destruction with missiles or other deliver systems, cyber warfare, the threat posed by pirates, faced with all the challenges of the [21st] Century The Secretary General felt [NATO] must find a response to these challenges, and therefore [NATO], Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, requested a comprehensive new strategic concept for [NATO], replacing a decade old strategy. One in which response will be based upon individual offensive decisions intentionally targeting suspected enemies of the Empire even when they do not pose a direct threat, that is, are not involved in belligerent actions, as long as warlike conditions exist in any areas of [NATO] operations. The mission of [NATO] will be invested in the establishing of Western-style democracies in these regions and states, with a transitional exit strategy based upon gaining the trust of the people, a gradual transfer of power, turning over control, district by district, province by province and can only be completed when these countries have proven their capable of governing their country, guaranteeing not only their security, but that of the Empire, and will require that troops of occupation remain within a country or region, for undetermined amounts of time to ensure their stability. And to that purpose, on [Jan. 28th] European governments representatives will meet in the [U.K.] United Kingdom, London, too show their solidarity based upon terms of sharing the burden, and interest of [NATO’s] and the Empire.

    HERCULE SAVINIEN

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  14. THE GREAT WHEEL OF FORTUNE WILL HAVE ITS SWAY

    [THE MASK OF DIVINE AUTHORITY]

    Within any system lie the seeds of its own decline, and at the point of victory, decline has begun, that is the instability of life, and the wheel of fortune turns to change the established order, the laws of fortune and nature can not be changed, as with all previous empires the imperial rise to dominance, is followed by decay from within, with both their rise and fall marked by violence, this is the fate of all empire’s. The American-Israeli Empire can no longer hide behind carefully worded and written to be spoon fed sermon from the mount speeches, [the most significant],exalting the ideas the myth about the American dream, a dream of being a just and righteous Empire, of its having been given a unique and historic mission upon the earth, having been anointed by a divine power of Empire, and if there is to be no mistake that evil does exist in the world, then it should also be understood that evil often masks itself as that of anointed by divine authority.

    [THE MUSLIM PROBLEM]

    The Empire has gone about dispensing the American Dream, the concept of might makes right, but draped in more expectable to the public sweet phrases the Empire is the standard bearer, the crusaders of a modern era, the champions fighting just wars, of morally justifiable violence, confronting the Muslim Problem The worlds greatest evil of this era, representing the imperfections of man, beyond the limits of reason standing in the way of the divinely anointed historic mission of the American-Israeli Empire, using misrepresentative arguments to justify, its undermining of international law with a cavalier breaching of all conventions and established norms , setting up a new system of international laws, for certain states and class of individuals [Terrorist], the Empire is the law and the law is the Empire.

    [BETS ARE NOW CLOSED]

    But the Wheel of Fate, fortune, and nature have turned, the cleverly crafted, nuanced speeches are falling on deafened ears, of those nations and peoples who are no longer willing to stand silently by as the cost in lives, treasure, and hope of peace are crushed on a daily basis day, after day, week after week, month after month, year after year, decade after decade now flowing into the [21st] Century, in an endless orgy of Empire violence, oppression, and the exploitation across the globe upon the Community of Nations by the true evil that exist The American-Israeli Empire. Within the [18] eighteen month time frame which was not really set in stone, but just a figure of speech, but the bet was waged and all bets are now closed, the bet was on [18] Black to Win, the roulette wheel of destiny is spinning and the ball of fortune is now in play, and fate will have its sway.

    HERCULE TRIATHLON SAVINIEN

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  15. NATO ABSOLUTELY UNITED IN UNCIVILIZED BEHAVIOR

    [Designed for Special Category]

    Now, we are told by the Secretary General of [NATO] the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Anders Fogh Rasmussen of Denmark, that countries now involved in the American-Israeli War of Economic Stimulus, of Resources and Markets, Blood for Oil on the Islamic Crescent, are absolutely united, and that means by placing [IFF] Islamic Freedom Fights, into the [SPECIAL CATEGORY of TERRORIST] as defined by the Empire not qualified or afforded the protections of the Third Geneva Conventions, relative to the treatment of prisoners of war, defining the humanitarian protections of prisoners of war.

    [EMPIRE SPECIAL CATEGORY PROTECTION]

    Under Article [51.3] Fifty-One-Point Three, of the Commentary both lawful and unlawful combatants may be interned in wartime, interrogated prosecuted for war crimes. Both are entitled to humane treatment in the hands of their captures, but according to the American-Israeli Empire this does not extent to the newly created special category of prisoners know as [IFF/TERRORIST], which would mean that [NATO] is now on board for the caging up of special category prisoners, up to either natural death of old age, or death due to unlimited use of torture, treatment that animals in a zoo would never be subjected to, and animals that are to be euthanized are subjected, denying the protections, under Article [3] Three, called the Convention in miniature, stating that all prisoners, shall in [ALL] circumstances be treated humanely, including prohibition of outrages upon personal dignity, in particular humiliating and degrading treatment. And any legal proceeding against such prisoners must also be pronounced by a regularly constituted court, affording [ALL/NOT JUST WHAT THE EMPIRE THINKS IS PROTECTION UNDER SPECIAL CATEGORY TREATMENT] judicial guarantees which are recognized as indispensable by civilized peoples.


    [A MODERN CIVILIZED SOCIETY?]

    And how is this washing of their hands and turning a blind eye accomplished, well the allegations of detainee torture are about a problem in Afghanistan that is beyond our control, is the response of those who have been placed in the highest levels of both those appointed to [NATO] and those governments absolutely, against the [SPECIAL CATEGORY TERRORIST PRISONERS], after all we just turned captured [Terrorist] over to local forces, who were trained and supervised by Empire [CIA] Central Intelligence Agency agents, and mercenary operatives. The idea being well we didn’t torture or break international law or the Geneva conventions they did, not us we are conforming to transfer systems agreed upon by diplomats, It’s out of our control, its not our problem, [I WAS ONLY FOLLOWING ORDERS], its not our issue its theirs, its not our job to monitor detainees treatment upon transfer. Never mind that under the Geneva Conventions sets out a legal responsibility for forces handing over detainees, and that no human being should be transferred into the custody of those who will not abide by the Geneva Conventions, so much for being a civilized modern society.

    HERCULE TRIATHLON SAVINIEN

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  16. This man knew what he would face. The real hero is President Bush, who now, one year out of office, looks like the Messiah himself next to this Marxist black devil ACORN got elected.

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