Volunteer 'Human Shields' to Head for Iraq, By Andrew Cawthorne 

LONDON (Reuters) - A first wave of mainly Western volunteers will leave London this weekend on a convoy bound for Iraq to act as 'human shields' at key sites and populous areas in case of a U.S.-led war on Baghdad. 

'The potential for white Western body parts flying around with the Iraqi ones should make them think again about this imperialist oil war,' said organizer Ken Nichols, a former U.S. marine in the 1991 Gulf War. His 'We the People' organization will be sending off a first group of 50 human shields from the London mayor's City Hall building Saturday, part of a series of departures organizers say will involve hundreds, possibly thousands, of volunteers. 

Nichols' planned human shield convoys are one of several such efforts around the world to mobilize activists in Iraq as a deterrent against military strikes on Baghdad. In Bucharest, more than 100 Romanian diehard communists said Tuesday they would travel by bus to Iraq to act as human shields in case of a U.S. attack...

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Would you be a `human shield` if America goes to war with Iraq, as these people are doing? See story.
Volunteer `Human Shields` to Head for Iraq, By Andrew Cawthorne

LONDON (Reuters) - A first wave of mainly Western volunteers will leave London this weekend on a convoy bound for Iraq to act as `human shields` at key sites and populous areas in case of a U.S.-led war on Baghdad.

`The potential for white Western body parts flying around with the Iraqi ones should make them think again about this imperialist oil war,` said organizer Ken Nichols, a former U.S. marine in the 1991 Gulf War. His `We the People` organization will be sending off a first group of 50 human shields from the London mayor`s City Hall building Saturday, part of a series of departures organizers say will involve hundreds, possibly thousands, of volunteers.

Nichols` planned human shield convoys are one of several such efforts around the world to mobilize activists in Iraq as a deterrent against military strikes on Baghdad. In Bucharest, more than 100 Romanian diehard communists said Tuesday they would travel by bus to Iraq to act as human shields in case of a U.S. attack...

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19 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Friday 1/24/03 - 9:33:40 PM EST (GMT-5)
that would be sooo scary.. I would never ever be able to do it.... but the thought is sooo nice.. it's very commendable
19 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Friday 1/24/03 - 9:34:28 PM EST (GMT-5)
no, if they choose to die for their beliefs, oh well...
19 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Friday 1/24/03 - 9:36:25 PM EST (GMT-5)
that is a really stupid idea. they'll just have planes fly over and bomb right behind them. and well walk through the, they don't have enough people doing this. and BTW, if they were in my way, good-bye, see you in hell.
19 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Friday 1/24/03 - 9:41:51 PM EST (GMT-5)
Idiot martyrs (sp?)... I don't like anyone who will resort to something that... low... to get their point across. I'm not in support of it either, but people like this make all the anti-war people look like idiots...
19 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Sunday 1/26/03 - 11:34:07 PM EST (GMT-5)
It is not something I would do. If they plan on protecting civilians, I say more power to them. The citizens of Iraq are living in a dictatorship, they are not responsible for the actions of their government. I fear, however, that if there is a war, they may become hostages. Arrested, locked into internment camps, and used against their will as a human shield for military targets. I don't think it is a wise move.
19 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Sunday 1/26/03 - 11:36:00 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think we will be seeing Darwin in action.
19 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Sunday 1/26/03 - 11:40:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
Anyone dumb enough to get in front of a missile deserves to get blown up.
19 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 2/21/03 - 8:06:38 PM EST (GMT-5)
At least they were fighting over their beliefs in peace which it makes me agree somehow...
19 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 2/21/03 - 9:14:46 PM EST (GMT-5)
FIGHTING over beliefs in PEACE? Isn't that kind of an oxymoron?
19 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Sunday 3/2/03 - 2:47:11 PM EST (GMT-5)
Well the human shields from London left Iraq today... Article
19 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Thursday 3/6/03 - 1:36:18 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah, I knew it wouldn't work.
19 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Thursday 3/6/03 - 1:44:35 AM EST (GMT-5)
wow my mum would kill me before i got on the bus!
19 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Tuesday 3/11/03 - 4:07:47 PM EST (GMT-5)
Hell no! I don't trust the Americans to not kill me and the other "human shields".
19 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Tuesday 3/11/03 - 4:09:07 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'm not sure if I could bring myself to do that, although I do support Voices of The Wilderness indirectly through other organizations and understand why they're doing it.
19 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Friday 3/21/03 - 6:45:58 AM EST (GMT-5)
NO!!! i think those people that do that are so RETARDED dieing for some one elses beliefs i support the war. to be able to bring some evil in power like that
19 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Wednesday 3/26/03 - 12:36:53 PM EST (GMT-5)
thats kinda crazy
19 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Saturday 3/29/03 - 11:44:36 PM EST (GMT-5)
19 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Wednesday 4/2/03 - 5:23:35 PM EST (GMT-5)
this question need a "HELL NO!!" option
19 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 4/3/03 - 9:21:47 AM EST (GMT-5)
If you notice the man on the right has, his hands tied together. I don't think they really have a choice. But no I wouldn't
19 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 4/3/03 - 9:44:13 AM EST (GMT-5)
I think that's a bit stupid.
18 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 8/11/03 - 9:46:57 AM EST (GMT-5)
What a bunch of idiots,I hope they all get blown to pieces.
18 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 8/11/03 - 10:27:06 AM EST (GMT-5)
You have to be a comlpete f**king retard to do that. They should all die.
18 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 8/11/03 - 10:47:05 AM EST (GMT-5)
Seems noble but at the same time very foolish. If I believed in something as strongly as they do, I'd resort to extreme civil dissobedience instead of "martyrdom"... I wouldn't do it. but then that's also why I'm neutral.
18 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 8/11/03 - 10:56:01 AM EST (GMT-5)
They are traitors and can be considered allied with the enemy, and as such we should have no problem with killing them during the war.
18 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 8/11/03 - 11:35:36 AM EST (GMT-5)
According to international conventions, the US should not BE going to war with Iraq. Iraq has not attacked us, nor is/was there any imminate threat that they were going to do so (dispite Bush's assertations). Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11 (again, despite Bush's insinuations that they did). In war, many, many innocents are killed. I would not go to protect instalations, but I support going to protect villages and people.

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