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Laura Sith Bush 'Mobbed' by Protestors in Jerusalem

[Mobbed? You have to wonder what the deal is with this because it's so idiotic. It seems like it could be a set-up - why would she go out in public in the most dangerous places in the world after grenades are being thrown on stage at Bushmoron?] "Mrs. Bush, who is on a tour intended partly to help defuse anti-American sentiment in the region, placed a note in the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest shrine. She wrote the note on the flight Sunday from Jordan to Israel, but wanted to keep the contents private, a spokeswoman said." [What an idiot!]
Protesters Mob Laura Bush in Jerusalem
By NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press Writer

JERUSALEM - Protesters besieged Laura Bush during her visit Sunday to two of Jerusalem's holiest sites, with Israeli police locking arms to restrain the crowd and Secret Service agents packed tightly around America's first lady.

Mrs. Bush, who is on a tour intended partly to help defuse anti-American sentiment in the region, placed a note in the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest shrine. She wrote the note on the flight Sunday from Jordan to Israel, but wanted to keep the contents private, a spokeswoman said.

Dozens of protesters stood nearby, shouting, "Free Pollard now." Jonathan Pollard, an American Jew who is serving life sentence in a U.S. prison for spying for Israel, was a civilian intelligence analyst for the U.S. Navy.

The first lady was mobbed by protesters and local reporters, and Secret Service agents and Israeli police had to physically hold back the crowd as she approached the wall.

She then went to the Dome of the Rock, a mosque on a hilltop compound known to Muslims as Haram as-Sharif and to Jews as Temple Mount. As she left the mosque, one heckler yelled, "How dare you come in here?" and "Why do you hassle our Muslims?"

Mrs. Bush removed her shoes as she entered the mosque and walked barefoot on the red carpet. She held a black scarf tightly around her head as she gazed up at the gilded dome and the colorful mosaics on the marble walls.

Some of the women studying inside the mosque were clearly annoyed at the intrusion and waved their fingers at the U.S. entourage. Despite the chaos at both sites, Mrs. Bush kept smiling and said little.

Anti-American sentiment is running high in the Mideast because of a variety of factors, including a now-retracted report in Newsweek that Pentagon investigators had found evidence interrogators at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, placed copies of the Quran, the Muslim holy book, in washrooms to unsettle suspects and flushed a Quran down a toilet.

"We in principle don't reject anyone's visit to the Al Aqsa Mosque (compound), but we see in the visit of Mrs. Bush an attempt to whitewash the face of the United States, after the crimes that the American interrogators had committed when they desecrated the Quran," the militant Islamic Hamas group said in a statement on its Web site.

Adnan Husseini, director of the Islamic Trust that administers the mosque compound, said Mrs. Bush tried to play down the heckling, saying it could have happened anywhere.

Husseini said he told her he hoped President Bush would exert pressure to achieve peace in the Holy Land.

The next stop on the first lady's agenda was in the West Bank town of Jericho for talks with eight prominent Palestinian women, including Cabinet ministers and legislators.

Back in Jerusalem, she planned to visit Yad Vashem, a memorial to 6 million Jews killed in the Nazi genocide.

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2005 = 1793 22.May.2005 09:15

historian

Mrs. Bush = Marie Antoinette

amazing 22.May.2005 13:52

TheTroll

Ya just can't make this shit up. While Zionist crusaders suggest that a spy should be let free because he is Jewish, Palestinians get upset that FemBush's visit to the dome of the rock brought along the Zionist troops that both Democraps and Republitrash finance, along with the rest of Zionism's bloodsoaked crusade, of corse.

media commentary and footage don't match 22.May.2005 15:14

trala

This strikes me as very strange--I watched the footage on CNN and Fox. All the while the commentators were describing the "incredible" shouting, pushing and chaos by "militant" protestors...the footage accompanying these words showed nothing of the sort. No chaos, none. A few people were waving the Stepford 1st Lady off, as if dismissing her. There did not appear to be more than 20 people around her at any time with half being her security and hosts. 1st reports described the Stepford demon as being disturbed by the protestors, yet, the footage shows that she is not at all affected and only changes her gait as her security takes her arm to do so.

Corporate press insists on telling us one thing while the video shows another, nothing new here...

Funny that... 22.May.2005 15:41

Observer

Not one news report I read mentioned anything about a visit to either the church of the Holy Selphture or to the Garden Tomb - just Muslim and Jewish sites. Born again? But in what religion?

how could the poor people be intimidating to her? 22.May.2005 16:29

Bush-watcher

when they were struggling to contain their laughter at her talking like she's got a few
SUGAR BABIES (show time candy) stuck in the roof of her mouth. It surely must be so out
rageously funny to those people to hear this silliness that they must have been shocked,
and that's what this is all about...that's what the look of shock on their faces is all
about. They have too much dacorium and respect to be as "American" as was she to have
gone there pitching "image" over "reality" as if it's "image" that truly counts...how
damned stupid can she or her Smirking Chimp husband be?

I tell you...this will not play well in the Arab world...Bush screwing up badly in the
PR realm, and then being so cravenly stupid as to send his wife in to try and make nice
on his behalf. It'll be seen there as if he's a wimpass clown that's afraid to step in
himself and try to reright the wrongs, and instead, sends in his wife to do the work...
kind of like, letting her do the HEAVY LIFTING for him! What a hoot this will be!

The White House PR Queen (Karen Hughes) and her staff have blown it again...didn't know
their ass from hole in the ground when it came to the culture there...typical bungling
and blundering stupid Tex-assan's with their "Bull in a China Shop"-mentality. They all
deserve to have their asses laughed at...but it'll do no good in waking up what's inside
as there is nothing there...empty skulls! Too bad for USa all and the world!

Lucy's Gang 22.May.2005 16:39

yep

At the top, the elite of all nationalities, are universal in their worship of Lucifer.

Their charade of being Jews, Christians, Moslems is only for propaganda purposes.

Re: amazing 23.May.2005 11:25

Oxymoron

>Ya just can't make this shit up.<

Welcome to the world of the real. Typical Mid-East from the beginning of time: everybody yelling at everybody else. Everybody arguing over the meaning of "the law and the prophets". Peace in Jerusalem? When has there ever been peace in Jerusalem?

sith? 24.May.2005 19:02

mouse

Isn't "Revenge of the Syph" what killed Al Capone?