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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Dec 27th, 2004, 04:25 AM Thread Starter
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U.S. Families of Dead Raise 600,000 Dollars for Fallujah Refugees

Agence France Presse
Friday 24 December 2004
Los Angeles - Families of US troops killed in the offensive on the Iraqi city of Fallujah are to travel to Jordan next week with 600,000 dollars worth of humanitarian aid for refugees of the attack.
The November assault on Fallujah left 71 US military dead, according to the families, and the Iraqi government said more than 2,000 Iraqis were killed.
"This delegation is a way for me to express my sympathy and support for the Iraqi people," said Rosa Suarez of Escondido in California.
"The Iraq war took away my son's life, and it has taken away the lives of so many innocent Iraqis. It is time to stop the killing and to help the children of Iraq," she added in a statement released by the families.
The families said with peace groups, physicians' organisations and relatives of the September 11, 2001 attacks victims, they raised 100,000 dollars in an internet appeal. Humanitarian groups such as Middle East Children's Alliance and Operation USA contributed 500,000 dollars worth of medical supplies.
The families are to fly to Amman on December 26 and hand over the supplies to humanitarian and medical workers there.


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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Dec 27th, 2004, 05:22 PM
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isn't it funny how you post something positive and no one on this board has an opinion on it?

Anyway, Good for them. They are turning their grief into good. Kudos...
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That's very nice .
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isn't it funny how you post something positive and no one on this board has an opinion on it?
Do we have to make a song and dance about every gesture of goodwill that happens in the world? It appears to me that the person who started this thread is trying to make a point (ie "God Bless America") and maybe a lot of us cant be arsed to reply. A lot of us make donations to good causes all the time, but we dont go trumpeting it around and expecting to get patted on the back for it.

What these people have done is a nice gesture, but it is just one of thousands that people make every day in every corner of the globe.

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isn't it funny how you post something positive and no one on this board has an opinion on it?

Anyway, Good for them. They are turning their grief into good. Kudos...

It's ignored here just like it was ignored by the US media--(came from foreign source) . It really puts the Bush administration to shame I mean , we only hear about the deaths of American soldiers, but they don't give a rat's ass about the thousands of dead Iraqis


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Do we have to make a song and dance about every gesture of goodwill that happens in the world? It appears to me that the person who started this thread is trying to make a point (ie "God Bless America") and maybe a lot of us cant be arsed to reply. A lot of us make donations to good causes all the time, but we dont go trumpeting it around and expecting to get patted on the back for it.

What these people have done is a nice gesture, but it is just one of thousands that people make every day in every corner of the globe.
yeah the person who started this thread is a god bless america type...

people make a song and dance about everything on this board. Isn't that the point of a message board?

Besides how is saying something is nice making a song and dance anyway and what does this have to do with whether or not you make donations?
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