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Wag the Dog
    #1429678 - 04/04/03 08:11 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

U.S. 'wags the dog' with lies, Iraq says
Last Updated Fri, 04 Apr 2003 19:50:35

http://www.cbc.ca/stories/2003/04/04/sahhaf040403

BAGHDAD - Iraq's information minister says Iraqi troops have isolated five American and British units near Baghdad and stopped them from advancing on the capital.

Mohammed Saeed Al-Sahhaf told a news conference in Baghdad Friday that reports of recent coalition advances on the capital are an American invention.

"What they have done yesterday and this morning is exactly what happened in that film Wag the Dog," he said.

It is a reference to a 1998 movie in which a public relations expert works with the White House to make Americans believe the country is fighting and winning a war.

Al-Sahhaf said the capture of the Baghdad airport by U.S. troops is just a "show of muscle."

The information minister said Iraqi Republican Guard troops engaged coalition paratroopers north of the city early Friday morning.

He said the Iraqi forces destroyed 11 tanks and eight armoured personnel carriers.

Al-Sahhaf also made a cryptic statement, saying Iraqi forces will perform an "unconventional act" on coalition troops Friday night.

Asked whether that meant using chemical or biological weapons, he said, "What I meant are commando and martyrdom operations in a very new, creative way."

Written by CBC News Online staff


In my opinion, this war is more like the movie Starship Troopers.  And yes, I did like that movie.  I own it on DVD  :grin: 


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Re: Funny yet Disturbing [Re: pattern]
    #1429685 - 04/04/03 08:13 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

you mean like a war of extermination?


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Re: Funny yet Disturbing [Re: infidelGOD]
    #1429696 - 04/04/03 08:16 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

I mean like a war on the mysterious enemy that has no morals, and that is outmatched technologically, yet its tough to defeat.  Bugs=Iraqis.  Watch the movie, and you'll notice an uncanny amount of similarities.  :cool:


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Re: Wag the Dog [Re: pattern]
    #1429703 - 04/04/03 08:19 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

Star ship troopers is the shit

how is this was like that? we're fighting humans, not insects. as nice as it would be dehumanize the enemy, we don't have the luxery of doing that in this situation.

who's the ones without morals? the us is the one who attacked, and is killing civilans.

in my opinon this is more like the old star wars movies. The empire is taking over another random planet in its conquest of the galaxy.


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Re: Wag the Dog [Re: RadioActiveSlug]
    #1429716 - 04/04/03 08:22 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

Its not literal, its metaphorical.

Denise Richards is in it, its worth watching.


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Re: Wag the Dog [Re: pattern]
    #1429727 - 04/04/03 08:25 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

Yeah but if Americans are the Imperials, then who are the rebels? I dont see Saddam as either Han Solo or Luke Skywalker. Maybe he is Chewie.


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Re: Wag the Dog [Re: pattern]
    #1429729 - 04/04/03 08:25 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

Oh cool :smile: well I think there are even more similarities.

remember in the movie Earth was a fascist, authoritarian state
and the bugs were relatively free.


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Re: Wag the Dog [Re: infidelGOD]
    #1429740 - 04/04/03 08:28 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

Actually a better comparison (as for Star Wars) would be Episode 2.
No not because of our clone army :wink: but because we are transitioning from a Republic to an Empire.


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Re: Wag the Dog [Re: infidelGOD]
    #1429745 - 04/04/03 08:30 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

Maybe Saddam is Jabba the Hutt: an interesting sideshow, but not the real problem.


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Re: Wag the Dog [Re: pattern]
    #1430128 - 04/04/03 11:06 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

I don't believe that. (what the Iraqi information minister said)

No one can stop the states. No one. Especially some third world army that's already been partially disarmed...

How many missles have been fired? 6000 or something?

Come on. Those guys are toast. Who's next?



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