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In the desert wind, their voices call to us.

With all the danger they face, with the constant threat of murder, just for the “crime” of showing up, in defiance of terrorists who want to turn their home into a bloodbath, their land into a graveyard….the students of Iraq are reaching out to Virginia Tech.

Courage needs witnesses.

From the Oregon News

(AP) Students in Baghdad, where universities have been hard hit by violence, said Monday they were saddened by last week’s massacre at Virginia Tech and hung up a banner to express their solidarity with “our brothers in humanity and in pursuing knowledge.”

Surrounded by bombings, in daily fear of their lives. Threatened and targeted for wanting a better life, the young lions of Iraq extend a hand to the grieving families of America.

“We want to let the whole world know that we do not support terrorism anywhere,” said Yassir Nazar, head of the student union at Baghdad Technology University, who organized the hanging of the banner near the campus gate.

Why do I get the feeling that you won’t have to for much longer? And I don’t have to ask if there are more like you at home, I know there are.

It reads, “We, the students of Technology University, denounce the attack at Virginia Tech. We extend our condolences to the families of the victims who faced a situation as bad as Iraq’s universities do. The sanctity of campuses must be protected around the world.”

“We have lost many friends and professors,” said Nazar. “But in spite of our wounds, we want to show our solidarity with the students of Virginia Tech who are our brothers in humanity and in pursuing knowledge.”

Did you hear that? DID YOU???

THAT is the voice of freedom. THAT, is the youth of Iraq waiting in the wings,ready and willing to make a better future. Where death is a companion on the road in every waking moment..they reach out to their fellow students a world away…ignoring their own peril to, even in a small way, ease the suffering of people they may never know.

Courage needs witnesses.

In Baghdad and other Iraqi cities, scores of students have been killed and their campuses targeted by Iraqi insurgents who often regard universities as bastions of Western thought and political activities they oppose.

More than 200 university professors have been killed in the past few years, and thousands have fled the country to teach at universities abroad, said Basil al-Khateeb, spokesman for the Iraqi ministry of higher education.

On Feb. 25, a female suicide bomber triggered a ball bearing-packed charge, killing at least 41 people at a mostly Shiite college whose main gate was left littered with blood-soaked student notebooks and papers amid the bodies.

And yet they return.

On Jan. 16, two car bombs exploded as students from Mustansiriyah University lined up for rides home, killing at least 70 people and wounding at least 133.

Baghdad Technology University, which is an annex of Mustansiriyah University, can seem more like a war zone than a college campus, despite its sports fields, modern buildings and a small garden with wooden benches.

Concrete barriers block nearby streets to keep out suicide car bombers. Students from Iraq’s complex mix of Sunnis, Shiites, Kurds and Christians walk peacefully across the campus, but the sound of ambulance and police sirens, military convoys driving past and U.S. helicopters flying overhead is nearly constant.

And yet they return.

“We denounce the shooting in Virginia Tech because it targeted students of knowledge,” said Hassan Abdul-Karim, a junior engineering major who said he has lost two friends to deadly insurgent attacks in his neighborhood of Baghdad. “Al-Qaida in Iraq does the same thing here in an effort to make ignorance prevail so its ideology can win.”

They get it. They know what is at stake. They know who the enemy is

Reid, Pelosi , if you had one ounce of integrity, one shred of humility, you would get down on your knees and BEG HIS FORGIVENESS for your craven cowardice and treachery.

THERE is the true Iraq, in that ONE man, that tower of courage, lies all the truth you will ever know or will ever need., “Madam Speaker”…in his eyes you will see everything you are not and never will be..so go ahead.

Ask him.Go on.

He does not think the war is lost

He does not know the meaning ot the word surrender.

He is the shining future of Iraq, he and thousands more like him..the same hardy souls you would walk away from, would abandon to the atrocities of Iran-backed terrorism.

Zahra Hussein, a fourth-year engineering student, said she was shocked by the Virginia Tech killings in a country that is so much more peaceful and secure than Iraq. “For us, such attacks have become normal, even when they target students,” she said.

Mohammed Akram, a third-year chemical engineering student, said Iraq has seen many examples of recluses who have become suicide attackers. “But we are determined to complete our studies and do all we can for our country,” he said, as several friends standing around him on the campus nodded their heads in agreement.

Virginia Tech hears you.

Their families hear you.

We hear you.

Iraq hears you.

One day, I pray to God, the world will hear you.

Courage needs witnesses.

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Over the last two days, the level of sickening hypocrisy and arrant stupidity of the media has reached depths of nausea that even I did not believe were possible

Chief of these, is a cry to ban all handguns.

This, if done, will leave all the guns in the hands of those who don’t give a rats ass for the laws being clamored for.

We do not have the right to keep and bear arms in Australia

And a criminal brandishes a shotgun in our faces and robs us in broad daylight.

We do not have the right to keep and bear arms in Australia

And we are carjacked at gunpoint.

We do not have the right to keep and bear arms in Australia.

And as a bank employee, we are threatened with a gun as the bank is robbed.Or shot as we cower on the floor.

We do not have the right to keep and bear arms in Australia.

And a woman is shot to death by a maniac, in a real estate agents office.

We do not have the right to keep and bear arms in Australia.

In the future, a lunatic who got his guns from an illegal dealer on the streets stalks through an office, slaughtering anyone he sees. I may be next, as he stands there laughing, and my last wish is that I had had a gun to shoot him instead.

But yes, all bad guns are “bad” and we have lots of gun laws to keep us safe. The government will pass lots more, and ensure we are never allowed to have a gun.

If you have the nerve to defend yourself, expect to wind up in jail when the criminal sues you.

We keep telling ourselves how safe we are, thanks to all of those gun laws…until an armed home invasion gang smashes down the front door.

Don’t let them do this to you.

Please.

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[A short introductory note by your benevolent arse of an Emperor: As you may have noted, there’s a new byline on this post. It belongs to our very own Voice of the Pacific, LC & IB Brendan, who has been kind enough to offer his unique Australian point of view on this site from time to time, and we were more than eager to take him up on it. So, without further ado, please offer a big welcome to the Thunder from Down Under, Brendan:]

In a stunningly revealing interview, the female sailor some have dubbed Ms Headscarf, has detailed how she was brutally tortured by the Iranians.

“THE female British sailor captured and held by Iran has told how her captors stripped her to her panties, lied to her and threatened she might never see her baby again.”

Oh MY GOD, tell me they didn’t do THAT???

What was next, making you watch Iranian TV? That she was LIED to?? How terrible… You’re right,. that’s really cruel and unusual punishment, we must call the UN and tell them that it was all their fault.

Iranians lied, Turney cried….

Dear Lord, not the panties, please, it brings back memories of Abu Ghraib…oh wait, they didn’t put them on your head…yeah, that was MUCH less traumatic.

Silly me.

Compare this simpering,vacuous, sickly little weakling with what REAL warriors have suffered in the past, vets suffering physical trauma, beatings,isolation, sleep deprivation, starvation, truth drugs, brainwashing,freezing, cigarette burns….hundreds died in the hands of the enemy..yet they never bowed, never broke, even the ones confronted by Hanoi Jane Fonda refused to give an inch..yet all it took for this little wallflower to break, was to be told she “might never see her baby again”.

Compare her “stress” and “fear” to the shining courage and valour of Pte Johnson Beharry, newest recipient of the UK’s highest award for bravery, the Victoria Cross.

You can damned well bank on the fact that faced with the same dilemma, Pte Beharry would have spat defiance in their faces.

Awww…did poor widdle Turney have her widdle feewings hurt???? Poow wittle wady….

Gentle LC’and G.L.O.R’s, please disregard that high pitched whine you are hearing….it’s just Winston Churchill reaching 3000 rpm.

Meanwhile, the youngest among the 15 Britons held captive by Iran has told another newspaper that he was “blindfolded, threatened, and left in solitary confinement for days by the Iranians, who dubbed him “Mr Bean”.

GAH

Not the “Bean” procedure…anything but that, please, I beg you, have mercy…

I can think of thousands of Korean War and Vietnam veterans who would take one look at this little wuss, and burst into tears at the pathetic state of a once great military force. Where are the jut-jawed, implacable, indomitable Tommies that kicked the Afrika Korps across the African desert?? Is THIS the pride of the British Navy..are these…people the inheritors of the harriers of the Graf Spee, the courageous heroes who defied the U Boat menace on the Murmansk run??

“At one stage … (the interrogator) asked me, ‘How do you feel about dying for your country’,” she told the tabloid.

I can tell you what any soldier or sailor with any GUTS would have said, you mewling little COWARD.

“As long as it’s with my hands around your scrawny little throat”

And at the end…this…this alone says it all

“He told me, ‘If you even survive this, what will you tell your family’.”

I’ll tell you what you can tell your family…what you will be telling everyone, for the rest of your miserable life.. that when called upon to stand straight and tall for your country, when duty demanded that you never give the enemy an inch….you buckled like a wet noodle and handed Iran a propaganda victory of catastrophic proportions, disgracing yourself and your uniform beyond any hope of redemption.

If you had an ounce of integrity in that yellow bellied, Fwench spirited body of yours, if you had one tiny shred of dignity left, you’d resign, hand in your uniform and spend the rest of your life atoning for your disgusting cowardice in the face of the enemy.

In the old days there was one, and only one, punishment for your craven deeds.

What will you tell your family? You can tell them this.

That when duty and country called, you did not hesitate.

You turned and ran like hell.

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