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9308 clicks; posted to Main » on 17 Feb 2003 at 8:10 PM (14 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2003-02-17 04:18:07 PM  
What happened to YellowTimes while they were down? This article almost makes sense.
2003-02-17 04:26:11 PM  
Don't listen to Yellow Times, they're nothing but a bunch of Saddam apologists and anti-Americans...

What? Oh, never mind.
2003-02-17 04:40:17 PM  

This reminds me of the joke that has been around for years.

Blam! Blam!

Police: "Stop, or I'll shoot!"

(in other words, we don't ship nearly 200,000 people plus shovels and rakes and implements of desctruction halfway around the world and then not use them)
2003-02-17 04:41:03 PM  
You know, it actually made sense up until the point where he mentioned that Turkey might try and invade Iraq, and Israel might do the same. Hahaha!
2003-02-17 05:01:05 PM  
There's not a damn thing Iraq can do to stop this war now. It's coming.
2003-02-17 05:05:24 PM  
It does make a lot of sense.

The ball is really in Saddam's court right now. If he keeps gloating and telling the press how the protests support his position, and thereafter starts to dodge the inspectors again, his ass will be grass. Taunting the President is not a smart move.

But he can actually save himself if he simply proves that everyone was wrong about him all along. The world wants to give him one last chance, and many people are trusting that he'll do his best and co-operate.

My guess is that he will return to defiance, and deceit. As soon as Blix asks him to destroy forbuideen weapons, he'll refuse, citing world opinion, and the bombs will start falling.

Now, please notice what Yellow Times has established with this article: Saddam's co-operation now determines whether there will be a war or not. Mark that down and remember it, because when Saddam does back to his lyin', killin', people-starvin', weapons-hidin', palace-buildin' ways, and war begins, you can bet that Yellow Times will forget what they said today, and blame President Bush, not Saddam.

But for today, they got it right. The world placed the ball entirely in Saddam's court, and it is his actions alone which will determine whether there is war.

(Well, unless he co-operates fully and President Bush orders the invasion anyway. In such a case, Yellow Times may feel free to blame Bush Imperialism. I don't think that will happen, but I guess we can't completely rule it out.)
2003-02-17 05:10:28 PM  
Wow...a decent article from YT.
2003-02-17 08:15:29 PM  
Today I saw a bunch of dumbasses on Nine Mile and Woodward in downtown Ferndale, MI, with their NO WAR signs. Some said "Honk if you love peace" and I didn't hear a single horn toot.

When will the liberals get it together and realize it ain't Dubya that's starting a war, it's Saddam with his WMD and his thumbing his nose at everyone?
2003-02-17 08:15:39 PM  
I predict an impeding 500 reply flamewar.
2003-02-17 08:17:14 PM  
How dare Yellow Times print such a sensible article? Next thing you know, Newsmax will start printing that Clinton wasn't responsible for everything wrong in the world.
2003-02-17 08:17:25 PM  
This is the kind of journalism they should do more often. And let me say that for the record that Martin Sheen continues to kick major ass in his old age, even if his kid gets more and higher quality ass. Too bad those girls can't act.
2003-02-17 08:17:32 PM  
Hmm. I wonder how many Iraqi dissidents were killed or maimed during the time I read that article. The time is "now" all right -- and it was "now" in 1991.

Reminds me of the feckless refinery squatters in "The Road Warrior" -- "This Humongous sounds like a reasonable man..."
2003-02-17 08:17:48 PM  
Speaking of flamewars, where's Harmonia? Has he been banned? I'm interested in what that Farker has to say about this....
2003-02-17 08:18:07 PM  
I'm an avid reader, but for some reason, I find that site impossible to comprehend. Maybe I'm allergic to the color yellow or the font they use. I can never get past the 2nd sentence.
2003-02-17 08:18:30 PM  
I with you - Eat More Possum..

This reads differently than other articles they made in the past...
2003-02-17 08:19:25 PM  
Alexandra: that was a fairly weak partisan flame that we've seen millions of times before. Do not pass Go, do not collect $200.
2003-02-17 08:19:38 PM  
WooHa! Bring on the FLAMES!
2003-02-17 08:20:08 PM  
More people around the world back Saddam more than Bush. So I say we elect Saddam for US president in 2004. Would he be Republican or Democrat?
2003-02-17 08:20:13 PM  
Yellow times? Yellow times??? What the hell kind of name is that for anything less than a
Chinese gossip rag? Yellow times is what you get when baby makes poo.

Maybe the headline is right. It's time for Irag to move..its bowels. Better to do it themselves than have it blasted out of them with daisy cutters.
2003-02-17 08:20:50 PM  
Ha, I love the part where the moron actually takes Hussein's decree seriously!
2003-02-17 08:20:55 PM  
Sheesh. YT = automatically posted, while I haven't seen a single mention of the cool "Sleepwalking through History" speech that a U.S. Senator delivered last week. Sad.
2003-02-17 08:21:21 PM  
Golic: what was the party Buchannan ran under? Independence?
2003-02-17 08:21:45 PM  

Before Bush there was no impending war, maybe you should talk to some liberals and gain enlightment.
2003-02-17 08:22:07 PM  
Hey, Alexandra, liked your website.
2003-02-17 08:22:43 PM  
Isn't there a risk that if the war truly starts that 'terrorists' around the world will start being more violent? Then again, there's also a risk that the next flight to the moon will implode and release two-by-fours upon us all. Oh, the agony.
2003-02-17 08:22:59 PM  
Damn hippies
2003-02-17 08:23:16 PM  
Meanwhile, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein issued a decree banning and outlawing any import or domestic development of weapons of mass destruction. "All ministries should implement this decree and take whatever measures are necessary to punish people who do not adhere to it," the decree read.

Yeah, Sadaam is such a trustworthy guy, I don't remember him ever lying about anything.....
2003-02-17 08:23:32 PM  
Yellow Times = Yellow Journalism? Just a thought.
2003-02-17 08:24:25 PM  
Have you nerds flaming YT even read this article? It's actually decent...
2003-02-17 08:25:15 PM  
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2003-02-17 08:25:29 PM  
"The outpouring of dissent against war forced U.S. President George Bush to issue a statement that he believed war was a last option and that the president stood for peace and democracy."

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha HA!
2003-02-17 08:25:57 PM  
And Iaminsane, I'll have you know I trademarked "Yellow Times = Yellow Journalism". I'll let it slide this time, but next time you owe me royalties or something
2003-02-17 08:26:10 PM  
Thanks Sudie.

BTW youse guys I wasn't flaming, I was just telling it from my POV. What if we don't nail Saddam and he decides to get cute and attack us or worse, supply Al-Qaeda with some crap? The same hippies (nods to StaticX) with their signs are going to be blaming Dubya for not having done something in the first place!

Aw what the hey. Let the flames begin. You guys want popcorn or marshmallows this time?
2003-02-17 08:26:21 PM  
This is a well though-out piece from the usually hysterical Yellow Times. Yes, Iraq must take steps, they've been bad, and the ball's in their court.

But what's with the South African delegation to disarm their nuclear capability? WHAT? So are they saying Iraq is admitting to nuclear weapons? Am I clueless, when did this happen?

And bottom line, yes, Saddam is an evil prick, yes the world would have been better off had he never existed, but he does, and the WAY we deal with him is all-important. Maybe never more important.

So, ALL OF THIS is based on the presumption that Saddam will use these WMD at some point. What are the odds of this? Not very high, considering the devastating retribution that would come from the strongest army in the world. Of course we'd kick his ass. But what about the very terrorists we're trying to go after in the first place. They'll hit back. Or are we going after terrorists? Is that Bush's goal, his true, underlying g

2003-02-17 08:27:22 PM  
Oh, that Saddam. He slays me.
2003-02-17 08:28:09 PM  
WTF? That could almost be called "level-headed" except for the little "Bush! War! Kill! Bush! War! Kill!" bit and the part someone already mention about invasions from Turkey and Israel.
2003-02-17 08:28:15 PM  
War is bad.
We need peace.
I need a piece.
Make love not war.
I don't want to fight.
Wanna go out back?

Ok so it was lame. You do better
2003-02-17 08:28:33 PM  
I think Saddam Hussein is full of shiat and of course he has WMD hidden away. But if he'd just pretend to go with the program, he could still kill and repress his own citizens. But if he keeps defying Papa Bush, he's going to get killed and his country will be destroyed. Even a psycho should be able to see the better course.
2003-02-17 08:29:03 PM  
I was reading one of the local Detroit papers and according to a graph MOST of our oil comes from here in the USA--over 30%. Less than 6% comes from Iraq and Kuwait combined. So how can this be about oil?
2003-02-17 08:30:36 PM  
This just in: we're the bad guys.

/me puts on his helmet.
2003-02-17 08:32:01 PM  
We need to spend $100 billion to make sure Sadam doesn't act like a dictator.

I've got plenty of dough, tax me baby!
2003-02-17 08:32:06 PM  
I hope Saddam detonates his arsenal of WMD's in and around Baghdad just as the US troops are at the gates. The result: massive civilian and soldier causalities, massive backlash against Bush Jr. followed by impeachment, the world realizes that America is no longer the good guy anymore, and America slowly loses its status as a superpower over the following years until it can no longer bully around the other countries. After that, the world can begin the road to peace.
2003-02-17 08:32:18 PM  
Youre tin foil hat is slipping. Here, let me get my staple gun.
2003-02-17 08:33:20 PM  
I'd like to know exactly how Saddam is going to attack the US.
2003-02-17 08:33:41 PM  
Psycho-Jay You hope for the death of thousands (millions) of people?

That's kinda twisted.
2003-02-17 08:34:25 PM  
I was reading one of the local Detroit papers and according to a graph MOST of our oil comes from here in the USA--over 30%. Less than 6% comes from Iraq and Kuwait combined. So how can this be about oil?

He who controls the middle-east, controls the oil. Of course we dont get it all from Iraq.

There are alternative fuel sources. The technology is there, we dont need to be so dependent on oil.
2003-02-17 08:35:11 PM  
Uhhh - my buddy is a marine who happens to fall under the guise of special forces - he is over there now and has benn there for three months - we are already taking out certain sites/people in the no fly zone so that the march to Fahgdad will be that much easier - make no mistake about it - We Will Liberate The Iraqi People and Institute A New Ruling Regime.

I just hope that when it happens all of the people who are against the military in Iraq at least support the soldiers who will be fighting it. The opinions of the anti-war folks are valid (I disagree with the "doves", but at least they can make an argument), however not supporting your military in a time of war or conflict is just plain wrong. These people are just doing their job, which by the way is no walk in the park - they would die for you - the least that can be done is to support them...The War/No War debate is pointless - there will be war.

/tosses 2 cents into the festering changepot that is
2003-02-17 08:35:46 PM  
Just so ya know, Alexandra, 30% would not qualify as most. We may use more oil from domestic sources than from any SINGLE foreign source, but that still means that 70% of our oil is foreign.
2003-02-17 08:35:50 PM  
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2003-02-17 08:36:04 PM  

Of course, that scenario can't happen, as Iraq has no WMD.
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