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Why I'm going to Iraq to be a Human Shield

I learnt the most important lesson of my life recently. And a couple of days ago I stumbled across the chance to follow through on that lesson. I happened across an article by a truly inspirational person, former U.S. marine Kenneth Nichols O'Keefe.

 http://www.indymedia.org/front.php3?article_id=226181
I learnt the most important lesson of my life recently. And a couple of days ago I stumbled across the chance to follow through on that lesson. I happened across an article by a truly inspirational person, former U.S. marine Kenneth Nichols O'Keefe. I was three paragraphs into this article when I realised I was going to Iraq:

 http://www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?SectionID=1&ItemID=2806

I am joining the Iraq Human Shield campaign because I believe in a very simple concept: "You must be the change you wish to see in the world." But here in lies the twist. The change I wish to see is not simply that of countless Iraq lives spared, but that of possibly inspiring just a small group of people I know; my family, friends, and community (Napier, New Zealand), illustrating to them an unbelievably important and simple lesson I learnt recently: If you want to be happy just centre your life around making others happy.
--
Christiaan Briggs

If you'd like to join the Human Shield campaign, donate sorely needed funds for vehicles and expenses, or you'd just like to know more please visit:  http://www.uksociety.org/

Christiaan is a 26 year old Napier, New Zealand expat currently living in London. For a little background see:  http://www.votegreen.org.nz/people/christiaanbriggs/

If you'd like to read an extended version of this article see:  http://www.indymedia.org.nz/front.php3?article_id=2652&group=webcast

You can contact Christiaan on this page, and donate to his own personal emergency fund:  http://homepage.mac.com/christiaanbriggs/humanshield/donate.html

homepage: homepage: http://www.uksociety.org/
address: address: Repost from IMC main

Kenneth Nichols O'Keefe interview 01.Jan.2003 14:05

radio man

Kenneth Nichols O'Keefe was interviewed on Flashpoints Dec. 30th. If you really want to understand this person, hear his story in his own voice.

You can get the high quality mp3 of his interview here:

 http://www.radio4all.net/proginfo.php?id=6115 (it's the second program file)

For a lower quality RealAudio stream for dial-up modems:

 http://www.flashpoints.net/cgi-bin/ra.pl?date=20021230&start=33:35

No big loss 01.Jan.2003 19:59

BA

If you get bombed out, Christiaan, it's no big loss. One less radical left wing whacko. Yawn.

BA, you actually wonder why you get censored? 02.Jan.2003 03:37

GRINGO STARS gringo_stars@attbi.com

this FUCK OFF goes out to Bush Admirer.

Cause: you flat-out abuse people on IMC.
Effect: your posts get censored.

Now go cry me a river, BA.
BA, you actually wonder why you get censored?
BA, you actually wonder why you get censored?

Gringo speaks 02.Jan.2003 09:31

Keith Hassan

Ah yes, Nazimedia's top race baiter and Jew hater speaks. If a few lefties want to commit suicide by going to Iraq, I have an easier suggestion. Just go jump off a bridge. Other leftists will follow like the lemmings they are.

Gringo 02.Jan.2003 10:59

BA

It's not abuse, Gringo, to tell a crazy person that they're acting in an irrational way.

Recall these two Baylor Christian coeds where were imprisoned by the Taliban. They were rescued at the height of the conflict and it was all over the news.

I scratched my head and asked, "Gee, I wonder what kind of misguided missionary crazy person talked those girls into going to Afghanistan in the first place?"

This is history repeating itself, only this time it's Christian and it's Iraq instead of Afghanistan.

When Christian finds himself locked up and being tortured by some radical Muslim fundamentalists, it will be the US Government that he expects to come to his rescue.

Get Real, BA 02.Jan.2003 14:22

GRINGO STARS gringo_stars@attbi.com

BA, you are expressing happiness that he will be dea. You are expressing indifference that someone who gives a damn is doing something they feel is important. You are expressing justification that those who do not agree with you should be dead.

There is a difference between what you actually said and what you claim you said (that you told a crazy person that he is acting in an irrational way).


And Keith Hassan; do you think that if you repeat it enough times you will honestly believe that I am actually a Jew-hater? Or are you parroting the dishonest tactic of calling all critics of Israel "Jew-hater!" yet again?

Right fucking on 02.Jan.2003 17:51

dj tubesteak

I wish I had the balls that these people do.

Keith Hassan-MY favorite moron has a name! I guess I've been out of the loop. For Keith to accuse those who refuse to go along with the U.S. government as lemmings is a particularly amusing irony.