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25 posted 02-10-2003 11:06 AM       View Profile for Cpat Hair   Email Cpat Hair   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cpat Hair

Noah...
To my understanding the Chief Weapons Inspector is in Iraq this week and due to report to the UN on Friday. Initial meeting with Iraqi negotiators were "a start" according to official comments. I do nto think a FINAL decision will be made this Wed as to whether we are going to war or not.

Also the decision would be made at the UN..and the US has already stated it would prefer to have UN backing but is ready and willing to go without it and lead a coalition force of suporting nations into an armed conflict with Iraq.

It isinteresting to note... Turkey a NATO member is being denied full NATO support in helping it prepare against any eventual conflict with Iraq. The French have led the initiative to keep NATO from supplying AWACS planes and Patriot missiles to Turkey. The NATO charter calls for mutual aid in the defense of member countries... but is being deinied Turkey. Seems we are not the only ones with double standards... the French and Germans along with Belgium see it as fine to defend their countries should a threat be present but are willing to fight aid to other member countries just because the threat in question is one they have issues with.

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26 posted 02-10-2003 08:12 PM       View Profile for Larry C   Email Larry C   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Larry C's Home Page   View IP for Larry C

The pity is the need to even have this conversation. But as one who was eligible for the draft for Viet Nam in 1968 and is not ignorant of the cost of war and loss...

Peace at any price isn't peace at all. And war will always be hell.

If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again.

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27 posted 02-11-2003 03:21 AM       View Profile for garysgirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit garysgirl's Home Page   View IP for garysgirl

Larry, Capt. Ron, Noah and everyone else here.......I wasn't going to say anything, until I saw that Larry had mentioned the Vietnam War.
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As I said in the poem a wrote a few days back, if some attitudes about this whole situation don't get adjusted, a part of our U.S. history is going to be repeated. I can tell this by the little remarks and innuendos made by some people, who are against our country fighting for our peace and freedom. This is the exact attitude that lots of people had before, during, and after the Vietnam War. But, the war still happened. Because so many people were against it, the men and women who fought for us were treated terrible. I hope and pray that all the ones who are crying "no war" will still give our troops the support they deserve.
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I don't believe there is anyone here on this website, or anywhere in the world, for that matter, who is more peace-loving than I am....but we have got to be realistic, here. And, as was said earlier "peace at any price, is not peace at all".

Love to you all from
Ethel

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28 posted 02-12-2003 02:41 PM       View Profile for Mistletoe Angel   Email Mistletoe Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Mistletoe Angel's Home Page   View IP for Mistletoe Angel

OK Everyone!!! Today over 5,300 poets were officially voiced between January 30 and today including myself, the deadline where the poems will be sent to Bush for Poetry Against The War Day!!!

Let's hope we get some added relief!

Love,
Noah Eaton


"Underneath your clothes there's an endless story..."

Shakira


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29 posted 02-12-2003 03:37 PM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

I submitted a poem--"A Poem For Peace"--- along with many other pipsters. May our voices be heard.

Peace, Love, & Harmony
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http://www.poetsforpeace.net

is still accepting poetry submissions.

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31 posted 03-13-2003 10:49 PM       View Profile for epoet   Email epoet   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for epoet

As a fellow poet,American, and Gulf War Vet, I cannot believe the words I'm reading here.  Do any of you have any idea of what those people are suffering?  How many of his people does he need to kill, gas and starve to death before it offends you?  You think that this administration only is pursuing this because of oil?  Wake up and smell the coffe folks.  I personally have seen some of the atrocities this man is capable of.  I will gladly stand up and fight for this country which gives all of you the right to freedom of speech.  I would gladly fight for your rights as well, but please don't be so naive as to believe that you know more than what our President and all the intelligence agencies in this country do.  It's not about oil either, it's about giving humans back their basic right to live the way that they want and deserve.  If you have never been in the military, please don't make assumptions about the fine men and women who are.  They put their lives on the line everyday for you and everyone else in this country.  They do it out of love, honor and respect for what is right:  FREEDOM.  

For those of you who don't know me, please read my poem on the netpoets site.  I personally lost friends in the Gulf War and there is nothing worse than having to be the one to tell their family that they died for this country and then seeing someone burn a flag or protest against the "administration" or military.  This country was founded on the basic fact that "all men(and women in my opinion) were created equal".  Let's try to unite as one and support our president and military in this trying time.

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32 posted 03-13-2003 11:06 PM       View Profile for Greeneyes   Email Greeneyes   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Greeneyes

Noah~


I hate the fact we may go to WAR, I think most people feel that way....but I also feel we can no longer ignore the "problem" and I dont think we are the "problem"  its kinda like the trash, it piles up  and needs to be taken out, sadly there will be many to lose in this....Heart HUGSSSs


Lauren~

Here I am
Running after dreams ~
I made it through another lonely night
Thinking of you
I know I should be strong
I just canít say ~goodbye~(LR)

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33 posted 03-13-2003 11:57 PM       View Profile for Mistletoe Angel   Email Mistletoe Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Mistletoe Angel's Home Page   View IP for Mistletoe Angel

Exactly! You just said it right there. ALL men are created EQUAL, and so does that give us the right to go there and kill thousands of innocent Iraqi civilians when many people here on these shores DON't want war!

I agree that we don't know everything about what is going on behind the scenes, but I can tell you one thing. I have not heard ONE compelling argument about why we should go in there.

As for giving others the right to live how they want to live, time and time again they will be tragedies, and how I wish it wasn't so, but I'm going to have to disagree with you there also. The fact is, the victims of this are going to live worse than ever. Iraqi civilians, the soldiers of America and other countries (I know plenty who never wanted to join in the first place), and the peacekeepers.

I sympathize with those who have lost friends in previous wars, and unless we begin to cooperate the way we SHOULD, we're only going to lose thousands more, and again, and again, and so on, and never will we learn from our history. That ain't freedom, ain't liberty, so if you ever hope to achieve an iota of progress, NOW is the timeto make amends! So I leave you with something on free speech that I recognize with:

"Without free speech no search for truth is possible.. no discovery of truth is useful.. Better thousandfold abuse of free speech than denial of free speech. The abuse dies in a day, but the denial slays the life of the people, and entombs the hope of the race."  
Charles Bradlaugh


Sincerely,
Noah Eaton

"Underneath your clothes there's an endless story..."

Shakira

 
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