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#1 of 6 Old 10-14-2003, 10:31 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Didn;t see this in the mainstream media:

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US soldiers driving bulldozers, with jazz blaring from loudspeakers, have uprooted ancient groves of date palms as well as orange and lemon trees in central Iraq as part of a new policy of collective punishment of farmers who do not give information about guerrillas attacking US troops.

The stumps of palm trees, some 70 years old, protrude from the brown earth scoured by the bulldozers beside the road at Dhuluaya, a small town 50 miles north of Baghdad. Local women were yesterday busily bundling together the branches of the uprooted orange and lemon trees and carrying then back to their homes for firewood.
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Didn;t see this in the mainstream media:

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/...p?story=452375
Sounds like Palestinian olive groves. It seems that Arab lives and property are worthless in this New World Order.
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Exactly...I have been thinking about the olive groves that were destroyed. Thanks for posting that.

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collective punishment of farmers who do not give information about guerrillas attacking US troops.
collective punishment!
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Destroying a family's food source is evil. I wonder if they were tryed and convicted by the holier than thou US government, just because they were Arabs. This is just wrong.
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