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by peeker643 » Wed Apr 20, 2011 4:34 pm
by Cerebral_DownTime » Wed Apr 20, 2011 4:44 pm
by peeker643 » Wed Apr 20, 2011 4:51 pm
Cerebral_DownTime wrote:Sad to hear. Restrepo was a fanatsic film.
After Hetherington's death, Jalal al Gallal, a spokesman for the rebels, issued a statement saying, "This is no longer the Gadhafi regime taking on Libya's people. This is Gadhafi taking on the world. He has spared no one, not women, not children, not journalists. This is now everybody's war."The fighting in Misrata -- a northwestern city with an estimated population of 300,000 -- symbolizes the pro- and anti-Gadhafi conflict, and the bloodshed and destruction are worse there than in other Libyan cities.Many observers believe the besieged city is becoming like Sarajevo, the Bosnian city placed under attack by Serbian forces during the Balkan wars in the 1990s.In fact, the office of U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Wednesday that some of the Libyan government's attacks on Misrata could constitute international crimes.A statement from the office said she condemned "the reported repeated use of cluster munitions and heavy weaponry by Libyan government forces in their attempt to regain control of the besieged city of Misrata, and said that such attacks on densely populated urban areas, resulting in substantial civilian casualties, could amount to international crimes."
by e0y2e3 » Wed Apr 20, 2011 5:52 pm
by peeker643 » Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:39 pm
e0y2e3 wrote:Meant to come in and post this for you over lunch. I swear I did. I'm losing my mind.
by bucknutz94 » Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:07 pm
by peeker643 » Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:13 pm
bucknutz94 wrote:'Infidel' is his? I look at that just about every time I go to the library. Damn, this sucks. Loved Restrepo.
by e0y2e3 » Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:30 pm
by olecowboy » Thu Apr 21, 2011 12:58 pm
by e0y2e3 » Thu Apr 21, 2011 1:29 pm
by FUDU » Thu Apr 21, 2011 6:50 pm
peeker643 wrote:e0y2e3 wrote:Meant to come in and post this for you over lunch. I swear I did. I'm losing my mind.Little bits of news like this ('little' to me, not to his) depresses me more than the idiocy I'm exposed to daily either personally or at work.Now, I guess 'Restrepo' is what it is partly because of dudes like this living the life and being side-by-fucking-side in Humvees that are getting IED'd and kids who are getting shot up. But fuck if it doesn't affect me for some reason. Makes it all more real. As if the body bags of American soldiers arriving daily don't. I dunno. Just hated seeing that. Looked through a copy of his book, 'Infidel' in the library before grabbing my kids and heading home. I'm not a soldier and I'm not a photog, but fuck if those pics in that book aren't unbelievable.
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