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"A man is his own easiest dupe, for what he wishes to be true he generally believes to be true."
                Demosthenes

Anchor for this item  posted April 16, 2003 at 3:40 PM MDT

"The world is a dangerous place to live;
not because there are people who are evil
but because there are people who do nothing about it."
          Albert Einstein

Some folks actually do their bit: International Solidarity
April 10, 2003: Tom Hurndall; shot in the head by Israeli sniper
April 5, 2003: Brian Avery; shot in the face by Israeli Forces
March 16, 2003: Rachel Corrie; run over and crushed by Israeli bulldozer

What you do do to get an Israeli sniper to shoot you in the head? try to rescue a kid or two.
"Not again" [electronicintifada.net] - Eyewitness Joe Smith writes about the shooting of Tom Hurndall " ... There was one boy, however, that Tab noticed was too frightened to move. Instinctually, he quickly removed him from the area, as he observed shots land around the small and fragile innocent. After successfully evacuating him, he was about to leave when he noticed two small girls down in front of the roadblock, right in the line of fire.
He was going to help them escape when the Israeli soldier in the tower took his aim, and fired a large calibre sniper bullet directly into Tab's head. He was in full view of the tower, and like Laura was wearing the high visibility gear. Our embassies had been informed of our presence in the area, and they had informed the Israeli military."

Authorities knew ahead of time that the Baghdad museum was in danger from looting ... and American troops knew it was being looted ... and they did nothing. When it comes to a dissident who goes unarmed to evacuate children, wouldn't they actually issue the orders to shoot?


 

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