August 14, 2003


Trust funds are taking a beating:

Two US peace activists who went to Iraq as "human shields" face fines of up to $US10,000 ($A15,245) for violating a ban on travel to Saddam Hussein's Iraq.

Posted by Tim Blair at August 14, 2003 01:13 AM

They probably believe in higher taxes anyway.

Posted by: Gabor at August 14, 2003 at 01:16 AM

HAH hah!

Posted by: E.A. at August 14, 2003 at 01:37 AM

One of my friends just had her bank account drained by the IRS for failure to pay back taxes. It didn't matter to the IRS that it was her husband's business and that he is now dead of cancer (death-another opportunity to tax!)

My point is I hope that our govenment pursues these traitors with the same zeal they go after widows.

Posted by: Eric Mastrocola at August 14, 2003 at 01:49 AM

I also hope these people are prosecuted and not let off the hook. If they can't, or won't, pay the fine put them in jail.

The 'human shields' could have placed lives in danger. If they were willing to stand in harm's way in Iraq for their beliefs, they should be willing to go to jail for their beliefs. They should be glad they aren't shot. These people are traitors.

Posted by: Chris Josephson at August 14, 2003 at 02:23 AM

Check out Serenity. for an hilarious fisking, as well as proof at the end as to not only how stupid these people are, but a bunch of lying turds as well.

(Scroll to August 11)

Posted by: Edmund Burke at August 14, 2003 at 02:51 AM

I read where one of the guys was quoted as saying (three weeks after having undergone 80 hours of interrogation when he returned to the US, mind) that he "thought it had all blown over," as though "it" were comparable to, say, neglecting to chip in for the beer, or borrowing your buddy's Phish CD and accidentally cracking the case.

Posted by: ilyka at August 14, 2003 at 03:20 AM

I think Edmund meant this link.

Posted by: scott h. at August 14, 2003 at 04:12 AM

Let's hit 'em where it hurts - comsficate all their Rage Against The Machine CDs and Che Guevara T-shirts. Without them, their powers will diminish...heh, heh, heh...

Posted by: Richard at August 14, 2003 at 04:54 AM

... and their frequent flier points.

Posted by: pooh at August 14, 2003 at 11:50 AM

Did anyone else notice that the SMH made the very un-SMH statement that it was "a futile effort to prevent the US-led war"? I'm surprised a judicious sub-editor didn't take that out - the sentence still would work without it.

Tim, do you have a mole in the SMH's ranks?

Posted by: Andrew D. at August 14, 2003 at 12:46 PM

Some people think my name is silly. But that's no reason to pick on me because I'm a human shield of steel.

Posted by: Faith Fippinger at August 14, 2003 at 04:35 PM

It was nothing to do with stopping the bombing.

"The reason I want to stay is to feel within me what it is like to be under siege," an Australian woman who was not part of the first deployment yesterday told the television cameras. "I really want to see what it feels like to feel fear."

Next time, go climb a mountain or take a bungee jump. Self-absorbed nitwit.

Posted by: ilibcc at August 14, 2003 at 05:02 PM

Sorry, the link above is .

Posted by: ilibcc at August 14, 2003 at 05:07 PM

Who's the nitwit now. Click on the full point in the above post. Apologies.

Posted by: ilibcc at August 14, 2003 at 05:09 PM