6080Re: NYTimes and stuff
- Aug 11, 2004holderlin wrote;
Quotes to cook bacon by:
"The Americans over there have all these terms for people who aren't
Americans," the Reuters photographer said. "The Iraqi people are
called LPs, or 'Local Personnel.' They get killed all the time, but
it's like, 'Some LPs got killed,' so it isn't like real people died.
Iraqi kids run along the convoys, hoping a soldier will throw them
some food or water, and sometimes they get crushed by the trucks.
Nothing stops, those are the orders, so some LPs get killed and the
convoy keeps rolling. The labels make it easier for them to die. The
people are depersonalized. No one cares."
"Everyone is an 'insurgent' over there," the photographer told
me. "That's another label with no meaning. Everyone is against the
Americans. There is a $250,000 bounty on the head of every Westerner
over there, mine too, while I was there. The Americans working the
oil industry over there are the dumbest, most racist jackasses I've
ever seen in my life. That's the American face on this thing, and
the Iraqi people see it."
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