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    There are so many opinions being displayed on this forum, which might also be explained if we knew where each of us gets its information about the War. What are your sources? I am not only referring to the type of media (TV, Internet, Radio, Newspaper, Magazines), but the actual names of these (and which country the media in question is from).
    So, where do you get information about the War (defined as a source which you access at least once in 24 hours, and on a regular basis)?

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    I use:

    http://news.google.com
    http://www.CNN.com
    http://news.BBC.co.uk
    http://www.Foxnews.com
    http://english.pravda.ru
    http://www.Whatreallyhappened.com
    http://www.Rense.com
    http://www.guerrillanews.com
    http://www.informationclearinghouse.info
    http://www.aeronautics.ru/news/news002/news076.htm - russian to english translation from iraqwar.ru russian intelligence reports

    And a variety of other spanish and german media. The downside is that I spend a lot of hours a day just scouring through those sites.

    [This message was edited by DreamMaster on March 24, 2003 at 09:30 PM.]

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    Some people on this forum seem to make it up as they go along. Personally, I feel that there should be no further threads about the war - I am a little tired of reading ill-thought out opinion masquerading as fact from a procession of people who have no grasp of either history or politics.

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    Another reason I am asking this is because I am under the impression, that most people are just repeating what they hear in the media, and don't do their own thinking. Today, I was surprised to see on TV, a show where people in the US and Germany where asked to show Iraq on a map of the world. If it weren't so sad, it would have been funny. Nobody, except for a 10 year old knew where Iraq and Kuwait were. Some were pointing on countries in Europe, the others in Africa. Ask yourself this: do you know where Iraq is? Begin with that. Stop being judgmental about something you don't even know where it is.

    There's been so much talk about the Geneva Convention lately. Have any of you actually read the Third Geneva Convention? Have you heard about its existence prior to the recent events; or have you just heard about it on TV, and it sounds good, so lets use the new word? Many are starting to sound like parrots, and that is frightening.

    Nothing in this world is black and white. There are many shades of gray in between. Do your own research. Look for the facts. Don't let someone chew all the information for you. You are the one that should think for yourself.

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    Affiliate,

    That's exactly the point I am trying to make in most of my posts. I think most people don't know nothing about Iraq. Like you said, most people can't even locate it on the map let alone talk about it's geopolitical features and it's culture and history so they are lead by what they've seen on tv.

    As has been throughout history this war is based on blind hatred and ignorance produced by the current leaders and injected to people through the media. It happened in the past and it's happening again now.

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    www.reuters.com

    Definitely the best source out there.

    If you're familiar with war times then avoid any news source in any way linked to either side of the conflict. You know which, from Al Jazeera to the Pentagon Positive Press Office aka CNN.

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    here's some news donald rumsfeld ain't gonna talk about:

    http://www.iraqbodycount.net/bodycount.htm

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    As a journalist and member of the mainstream media, I have to say that I am at turns proud and saddened by what I see, journalistically. First, I'm proud to see journalists on the actual front lines of a war. Then I'm saddened to see most all the reports consisting of reheated pablum spoon-fed from the administration. Given its track record, I suspect the administration would put the big freeze on any organization that didn't toe the "company line."

    I'm afraid my profession is sliding downhill ...

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    122 civilian deaths in Iraq since the start of the War. Heck thats 1/20th the death rate caused by the sanctions and this is a shooting war in populated areas. No wonder Saddams troops are wearing civilian clothes and always carry white flags. I just hope Iraqs people aren't so brainwashed by Saddam's BS that they don't kill off the Republican Guard goon squad guys in the southern and northern cities so the foods-water and medicines can flow safely to those areas.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by phillyBurbs.com:
    As a journalist and member of the mainstream media, I have to say that I am at turns proud and saddened by what I see, journalistically. First, I'm proud to see journalists on the actual front lines of a war. Then I'm saddened to see most all the reports consisting of reheated pablum spoon-fed from the administration. Given its track record, I suspect the administration would put the big freeze on any organization that didn't toe the "company line."

    I'm afraid my profession is sliding downhill ...<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Amen !!!

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