these people wanted liberation??

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    Iraqi marchers break through US roadblocks in bid to relieve rebel bastion
    Thu Apr 8, 6:39 AM ET



    BAGHDAD (AFP) - Thousands of Iraqi sympathisers, both Sunni and Shiite Muslim, forced their way through US military roadblocks in a bid to bring aid from the capital to the besieged Sunni rebel bastion of Fallujah.
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    If they want to fight for the terrorists, great, let them in - then kill 'em all!
     
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    Keep in mind that this is a small portion of the population, probably in a heavy terrorist support area. I know several people who have been to Iraq since the invasion and one who has relatives over there. All of them say that most of the Iraqis want freedom and are glad the American soldiers are there.
     
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    There are 35 million people there,yet the media makes it sound as if 34,999,000 of them are fighting our troops. It isn't a large number compared to the population.
     
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    Gee its a story from an arab newspaper. No bias there huh. The marchers just stormed through the US troops with stones and slogans. If it was that easy why didn't the ones in the city use the same tactics to get out of the city. The US would have retreated in panic with all those slogans.
     
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    Enter into Fallujah right now and the chances are you will die, simple as that. I say bring more aid workers of Iraqi descent.
     
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    No, those are the people who want to torture, rape, pillage and kill the rest of the iraqis. was are trying to protect the iraqis from these people.
     
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    I think what people need to understand is Iraq is the size of California and the total size and population of these places of trouble is less than the size of San Diego.

    The rest of Iraq is up and running.

    Plus, in a free society, criminals can act out, while under dictators they are crushed... the problem is, under dictators, the entire society is crushed.

    The people we are fighting in Fallujah are the same people from Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Syria that would harm us on our cities. This is the terrorist war. This is the central front in the War on Terror.

    If things continue, we may just open up a new front. If our enemy wishes to raise the bar, we may just up the ante as well. We're talking the United States military... against a mob of people.
     
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    But this, among other stuff, makes me wonder just how feasible the June deadline for turning over the country is. If "regular" Iraqis are helping a handful of terrorists now, what will they do when we are gone? Will the US-trained Iraqi police have the guts to punish their own people if they pull this crap again?
     

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