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OfflineJohnnyRespect
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The Average Iraqi:
    #1479240 - 04/21/03 04:26 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Greets,
Saw something on dateline last night that might make Iraqi life a bit more contemplatable for us people living in, relative, freedom. The average Iraqi makes three dollars a month. Now, lets say that, before Saddam,er, "left" power, Mohammed Bazzi-Doozi, an average Iraqi, wanted to grow shrooms. After saving up EVERY SINGLE PENNY he earned for 5 months, he'd have the 15$ necessary for a spore print. Now, figure another year or so for the jars, some heaters, stuff like that, and he's set. Only problem is, since every Iraqi is closely monitored and their lives kept in check, he gets caught. The secret police kick his door in, take him and his family to prison, and thats the last we hear of them.

Remember that the next time you wonder if they are going to have "freedom" in Iraq, and remember it the next time you order some spores.

Pz

Johnny R


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Re: The Average Iraqi: [Re: JohnnyRespect]
    #1479315 - 04/21/03 04:54 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

ever think about how much more the 3 dollars means there? Think about the money you have- do you know how much it's worth to some people?


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Re: The Average Iraqi: [Re: JohnnyRespect]
    #1479386 - 04/21/03 05:16 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Grasping at straws there bud.



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Re: The Average Iraqi: [Re: Learyfan]
    #1479522 - 04/21/03 06:14 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)



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Re: The Average Iraqi: [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #1479548 - 04/21/03 06:18 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Right, we invaded Iraq because we care so much about the Iraqi people. I forgot.




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Re: The Average Iraqi: [Re: JohnnyRespect]
    #1479591 - 04/21/03 06:38 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

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since every Iraqi is closely monitored and their lives kept in check, he gets caught. The secret police kick his door in


So whats diffrent for them than for you?Are you Dutch British?Or can your door be kicked in by police for growing mushrooms?


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Re: The Average Iraqi: [Re: Paid]
    #1480129 - 04/21/03 09:25 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

and why are iraqis so poor.....hmmm...now im not saying this is the ONLY reason but MAYBE, huge debilitating economic sanctions??? from the US?


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Re: The Average Iraqi: [Re: JohnnyRespect]
    #1480284 - 04/21/03 10:27 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Back to the drawing board buddy. Whatever point you were trying to make you failed miserably. The average Mexican makes a salary that would drop the jaw of everyone with our standard of living too. Should we go invade Mexico?


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Re: The Average Iraqi: [Re: atomikfunksoldier]
    #1480307 - 04/21/03 10:34 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

"and why are iraqis so poor.....hmmm...now im not saying this is the ONLY reason but MAYBE, huge debilitating economic sanctions??? from the US?"

1. The sanctions were imposed by the United Nations.
2. The sanctions didn't seem to keep Hussein from building huge palaces and monuments for himself.

Saddam Hussein wrecked the Iraqi economy with his expensive, failed invasion of Iran. Then his failed invasion of Kuwait, followed by his non-compliance with the terms of his surrender agreement, brought UN economic sanctions upon his country, further damaging its economy. This still did not keep him from spending on huge palaces, monuments, and other excesses.

Iraq's economic woes are the result of the ineptitude and greed of Saddam Hussein. It has little, if anything, to do with the United States.


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Re: The Average Iraqi: [Re: OOOO]
    #1480359 - 04/21/03 10:52 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

If the sanctions didn't stop Saddam and his friends/family from living lavishly and doing whatever the hell they wanted, what was the point of them? To punish civilians?


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Re: The Average Iraqi: [Re: ]
    #1480365 - 04/21/03 10:54 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Unfortunately, it seems that was all they were good for.


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Re: The Average Iraqi: [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #1480385 - 04/21/03 11:00 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Quote:






HAHAHHAHAHahahahahahaha


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Re: The Average Iraqi: [Re: Cracka_X]
    #1480574 - 04/21/03 11:59 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

What's even funnier than that picture is that we put Saddam there.

So we put a leader in power who then kills thousands of people.
Then we go there and kill thousands of people to take him out of power.
Now we will put another leader there who will do the same,
and we won't make being a bad leader an issue as long as they sell us oil and are pushovers concerning whatever else we have planned for the region.

That's what's really funny.


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Re: The Average Iraqi: [Re: ]
    #1480577 - 04/22/03 12:01 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

I'm pretty sure we didn't directly put Saddam in power.


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"I would rather be exposed to the inconveniencies attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it." - Thomas Jefferson


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Re: The Average Iraqi: [Re: ]
    #1480818 - 04/22/03 01:20 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Fiend writes:

What's even funnier than that picture is that we put Saddam there.

Incorrect. He got there all on his own.

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Re: The Average Iraqi: [Re: z@z.com]
    #1480821 - 04/22/03 01:20 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

America causes the tides.


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Re: The Average Iraqi: [Re: Phred]
    #1481329 - 04/22/03 03:49 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

He was not directly put in power, but the Baath party was:

1960: U.S. works to covertly undermine the new government of Iraq by supporting anti- government Kurdish rebels and by attempting, unsuccessfully, to assassinate Iraq's leader, Abdul Karim Qassim, an army general who had restored relations with the Soviet Union and lifted the ban on Iraq's Communist Party.

1963: U.S. supports a coup by the Ba'ath party to overthrow the Qassim regime, including by giving the Ba'ath names of communists to murder. Soon after the U.S.-backed coup, Saddam Hussein becomes the head of the Ba'ath party. According to one account, "Armed with the names and whereabouts of individual communists, the national guards carried out summary executions. Communists held in detention...were dragged out of prison and shot without a hearing... By the end of the rule of the Ba'ath, its terror campaign had claimed the lives of an estimated 3,000 to 5,000 communists."


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Re: The Average Iraqi: [Re: zeronio]
    #1481646 - 04/22/03 08:20 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Ok, just to ask the liberals in here...

you keep playing both sides of the coin, you say it's wrong and horrible of US to go into Iraq to clean up house, but then you mention other dictatorships that we ARENT attacking, and THATS the reason you disapprove of this war. Would you approve of it if Gee Dub said every nation that was not a democracy now, would be within 4 years, be it through help from us or military might? of course you wouldn't. Don't argue a point that you don't belive, and don't ask "Why not this!?" if you'd be just as enraged about that...

Pz

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Re: The Average Iraqi: [Re: JohnnyRespect]
    #1481651 - 04/22/03 08:28 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Thats not playing two sides of a coin there buddy. Thats called logic. Its a wonderful thing. Study it.


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Re: The Average Iraqi: [Re: I_Fart_Blue]
    #1481661 - 04/22/03 08:38 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

If it was logic, it would have linear flow, a component of logic.  Now, if I'm protesting the war because I am questioning the motives of a party, and I use, as an example, other dictators that currently exist, and question why they aren't being attacked, it would be "logical" for us to assume that their real position is that we should be attacking more countries, as this would fulfil their requirement of being "objective" in our liberation, rather than attacking nations they feel have large amounts of oil.  Thats logic :smile:


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