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11.18.2004

Free thinkers at freerepublic.com calling for death of cameraman

Some of the patriotic red state Americans who are members of the conservative website, Free Republic, are wishing death on the U. S. camerman who captured the marine shooting the wounded and unarmed Iraqi insurgent. The video of the shooting has recieved worldwide attention and provoked criticism and condemnation of the act from some quarters.

In a recent thread about the incident, freepers, as free republic members are commonly known had the following to say about the cameraman, Kevin Sikes:

No need for anything overt. Unfortunate things happen in combat zones, and if the reporter fails to hear someone yell "Sniper!!", well, c'est la guerre.

9 posted on 11/16/2004 1:11:50 PM PST by Charles Martel
more along the lines that Mr. Sites life is in danger being around the Marines. I would certainly hope so.

19 posted on 11/16/2004 1:53:38 PM PST by sport
I hope the Marines advance and leave Sites behind...alone in Fallujah with his terrorist buddies.

32 posted on 11/16/2004 2:10:32 PM PST by BushisTheMan
I wrote Mr. S.......suggested he best hope he never needs one of our heroes to watch his back.

24 posted on 11/16/2004 2:01:10 PM PST by OldFriend


And it goes on and on. Sedition, traitor, treasonous bastard, aided and abetted the enemy; all words used against a cameraman who is braver than most of the blowhards trashing him. A cameraman doing his job and capturing the moment when a marine shoots an unarmed and wounded man. A journalist with a piece of footage that may or may not show a violation of the Geneva Convention taking place.

I wonder what the enlightened vengeful freepers would do with our press? Lock them up for reporting anything negative about the military, the president or his administration regardless of whether or not it was true?

I worry about the future of our country because the people who post these violent diatribes blindly support President Bush and his cronies. There is nothing this administration can do that would ever cause these zombies to question it. Their blind faith causes them to question the patriotism of anyone whe dares point out the flaws, mistakes or criminal behavior of the politicians and military they worship.

They have gone beyond questioning patriotism now to demanding retribution in the form of death or prison. I wonder how long it will take before one of them acts upon this sense of duty and "takes out" a traitor for practicing a constitutional right that goes against their strict moral values interpretation of what is right and wrong in and for America.

I wonder how many of their compatriots will defend that action.


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