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jeffooi
13-03-2003, 09:37 PM
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jeffooi
13-03-2003, 09:39 PM
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Frantic attempts to persuade wavering countries to support a U.S.-backed resolution authorising war with Iraq have intensified, with Britain making a last-ditch effort to save the measure. U.S. officials said they were within close range of getting nine votes but six undecided nations on the council did not confirm it. REUTERS

SOURCE:
http://asia.news.yahoo.com//030313/3/tmiw.html

empress_julz
13-03-2003, 09:59 PM
here are 2 other sites to add to those fears:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/2845867.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/2842463.stm

and there's a cool anti-war site here:

http://www.calltoconscience.net/

with the malay translation done by yours truly. (albeit very bad malay!)

pray for peace.

///EJ

joker2107
14-03-2003, 08:42 AM
we'd all be much safer if ppl like bush and blair and howard (and sharon) are eliminated from the face of this earth. any hit man for the job? i m sure god wud forgive him - its definitely a lesser of 2 evils. and in the process saving the world too.

xweird
14-03-2003, 06:28 PM
I;d say we asked US to disarm instead, since they are more likely to use weapons of mass destruction than any other country in the world... saddam=extremist? what about bush?

joker2107
14-03-2003, 07:25 PM
bush = blair = pessimist = does not believe tha tthere can be peace given half the chance.
maybe pessimist is too gentle an adjective - probably an anti-christ? a living satan? lucifer bush, lucifer blair, what beautiful names!

jeffooi
16-03-2003, 09:34 PM
I blogged this in <a href="http://jeffooi.blogspot.com/2003_03_16_jeffooi_archive.html#90790594">Screenshots</a>:



<font size="+1"><font color="red">Chance for a Chant</font></font>

<img src="http://www.usj.com.my/Upload/uploads/peace_japan_200x.jpg">
<font size="+1"><i>Give peace a chance</i>

<img src="http://www.usj.com.my/Upload/uploads/peace_hisham_200x.jpg">
<i>Give peace a chant</i></font>
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empress_julz
16-03-2003, 11:36 PM
i am very offended that malaysian protesters have no tact when demonstrating.

i've participated in some demonstrations in milan. i must say it was organised pretty well, and people were waving around a lot of peace banners.

NO ONE RESORTED TO FLAG BURNING.

NO ONE PLACED NAZI INSIGNIA ON THE AMERICAN FLAG.

WE WAVED AROUND PEACE BANNERS. SOME CARRIED CANDLES. OTHERS CARRIED PLACARDS PROTESTING THE WAR.

everybody is very against the US's position in this and there is a great fear in europe that a hyperpower like the US feels free to take things into their own hands.

but please, if you're going to protest, do it sensibly. flag burning and misconstruing history and placing political symbols in a politically incorrect manner is just vile.

malaysia is no angel. let's not be naive about that. we have a questionable human rights record, questionable laws regarding the press, questionable government, questionable things. how would you as a malaysian feel if somebody placed the nazi symbol on the malaysian flag or burnt it in public, over something that even you may even disagree about, or have nothing to do with whatsoever?

last night on the BBC they featured protesters around the world. japan, england, and italy were amongst the countries covered. everyone in those protests were chanting protests, holding candles and placards, waving peace flags.

then it came to malaysia, and i must say we have the most vile of all protesters. there were a bunch of malay boys with their songkok's, burning the US flag in front of the embassy. the BBC also got a good shot of the pusat islam malaysia building. what do you think that does to the reptutation of the country? here we are trying to push ourselves to be a tolerant muslim nation which is developed, and all it takes is a few monkeys to affirm the opposite.

if as malaysians we feel we have the right to preach tolerance, practice what we preach first. demonstrate against the actions of the country, not the country itself. please remember there are a lot of americans out there who are against the bush administration's actions as well and don't like it as much as you do. stereotyping the american people is just plain stupidity and disrespectfulness in action.

and stop shaming the rest of us.

jeffooi
17-03-2003, 07:32 AM
Americans are no different.
LA, Frisco, Portland... Here and Abroad

<img src="http://media.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/images/I31177-2003Mar15L">

Washington Post
Sunday, March 16, 2003; Page A11

Protesters in U.S. Cities Join Antiwar Voices Heard Round the World

LOS ANGELES, March 15 -- Driving rain did not drown out the cries of thousands of antiwar protesters today as they sloshed through puddle-filled downtown streets, beating on empty plastic containers, shaking tambourines and playing bagpipes as they voiced their opposition to a war in Iraq along with hundreds of thousands of others worldwide.

In San Francisco, police arrested more than 150 demonstrators who were part of a splinter group that broke off from an earlier antiwar march that drew tens of thousands, Reuters reported, citing local news media. Police moved in after the group stayed on the streets and attempted to block traffic after the main demonstration ended. One person was arrested in Portland, Ore., after protesters briefly blocked a bridge.

Today's crowd was decidedly against President Bush's plan to attack Iraq. Protesters carried signs that read, "Drop Bush, Not Bombs" and "Stop Mad Cowboy." Several vendors sold T-shirts with a swastika replacing the "s" in Bush.

FULL STORY:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A31206-2003Mar15.html

empress_julz
17-03-2003, 08:21 AM
bashing bush i don't mind. i'm all for it. the guy's a moron. his chief advisor is jack daniel's and his foreign affairs advisor johnnie walker.

of all the millions in america, that's the best there is?!!

anyone know where to get the t shirts from?

xweird
17-03-2003, 09:29 AM
250 years of independence has not taught US that WARS ARE NOT THE SOLUTION!!!

Thousands of innocents will suffer in order to catch/destroy a handful of mindless terrorists... So who's the terrorist in this case?

If the entire world's nations combined their military might with guerilla tactics, US may tumble and fall...

empress_julz
18-03-2003, 12:27 AM
the US will never fall. they're too big. the people who will suffer will be developing nations.

xweird
18-03-2003, 01:37 PM
...48 hours and counting, whatever compelled bush to such atrocious acts of terrorism??

US under bush acts as one worldwide arrogant bully who's selfish and stubborn, and most of all irrational!!

joker2107
18-03-2003, 06:04 PM
i could almost swear that sh and iraqis are laffing and longing 4 the first strike by us. when it happens, b4 the hour is up after the first strike, nasa hq will be in flames, white house will be in rubbles, capitol will be ash, the statue of liberty will be adorned with the iraqi flag. it won't need military might to decimate the bully. it takes guts, like detonating a ton of explosives strapped to ones own body. why waste time and take risks with biological terror germs which could eventually ocme back to haunt ones own motherland? they've already got sars in action, very timely new strain of pneumonia isn't it?

mr bush, us has never been in peace, and ur actions are creating greater peacelessness. and sad to say the world has already rightly predicted and adjudged that us will continue to live in fear and terror for generations to come. yeah, your woes will last longer than the isreali-palestinian conflict. if humanity survives, my kids, their kids, and their kids kids will be reading about bush - the cause of ww3. you r getting pretty famous - a hero in the making - , bush, albeit 4 the wrong reasons, but 4 now, u r very much unwanted, not by iraq, not by ur own subjects, not by any peace loving people the world over.

uchangeng
19-03-2003, 07:29 PM
Do you know that war also has it's economic value? So, whether you are anti-war of pro-war, it depends very much on which side of the economic fence you are in. Obviously, Bush and his allies believe they will gain greatly in materials and in deeds from the war spoils at the expence of millions who will have to live through hell, many will not survive.

This sound familiar ins't it? Many of our politikus behave very much the same way albeit in a different scales!
:mad:

empress_julz
19-03-2003, 09:06 PM
speaking of economics, it is odd that the coalition will be securing the oil fields First.

i would think disposing of saddam was the main agenda.