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Human Shields Plan Collapsing

Abdul al-Hashimi, head of Saddam Hussein's Peace and Solidarity Organisation, ordered the volunteers to disperse to nine sites in Baghdad or leave. Most of the activists thought that they would be "shielding" schools or hospitals, but the sites on Mr
al-Hashimi's list include power stations, oil refineries and water purification plants.

"We had been told we would go to humanitarian sites, specifically hospitals," said Ken O'Keefe, a former US marine who has emerged as the informal leader of the activists. "But we've now been told that we can't go to those places"

LOL. At the risk of sounding vulgar... no shit!

Darn those mean and nasty totalitarian dictators!

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So why would you need human shields for sites that probably aren't going to be bombed anyway?

Oh, I'm sure that's what the Iraqi's are figuring. It's just kind of sad that it took the 'shields' so long to figure it out.

And I'm a little disturbed that the 'human shields' did not feel that people working in oil refineries and water purifications plants were worthy of protection.

You know, I thought the same thing...