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  •  Guess what ? (none)
    There are a lot of fundamentalists fighting in Iraq already.  

    We are discreet sheep; we wait to see how the drove is going, and then go with the drove. -Mark Twain [Samuel Langhornne Clemens] (1835-1910)

    by Troutfishing on Thu Feb 10, 2005 at 09:03:07 AM PST

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    •  And, they are... (none)
      On both sides of the conflict. Here's one side :

      by Agence France Presse, Yahoo! News
      November 6th, 2004NEAR FALLUJAH, Iraq (AFP) - With US forces massing outside Fallujah, 35 marines swayed to Christian rock music and asked Jesus Christ to protect them in what could be the biggest battle since American troops invaded Iraq last year.

      Men with buzzcuts and clad in their camouflage waved their hands in the air, M-16 assault rifles laying beside them, and chanted heavy metal-flavoured lyrics in praise of Christ late Friday in a yellow-brick chapel.....

      "You are the sovereign. You're name is holy. You are the pure spotless lamb," a female voice cried out on the loudspeakers as the marines clapped their hands and closed their eyes, reflecting on what lay ahead for them.....

      Between the service's electric guitar religious tunes, marines stepped up on the chapel's small stage and recited a verse of scripture, meant to fortify them for war.

      One spoke of their Old Testament hero, a shepherd who would become Israel's king, battling the Philistines some 3,000 years ago.

      "Thus David prevailed over the Philistines," the marine said, reading from scripture, and the marines shouted back "Hoorah, King David," using their signature grunt of approval.

      The marines drew parallels from the verse with their present situation, where they perceive themselves as warriors fighting barbaric men opposed to all that is good in the world.

      "Victory belongs to the Lord," another young marine read.......

      The marines then lined up and their chaplain blessed them with holy oil to protect them.

      "God's people would be annointed with oil," the chaplain said, as he lightly dabbed oil on the marines' foreheads.

      The crowd then followed him outside their small auditorium for a baptism of about a half-dozen marines who had just found Christ.

      We are discreet sheep; we wait to see how the drove is going, and then go with the drove. -Mark Twain [Samuel Langhornne Clemens] (1835-1910)

      by Troutfishing on Thu Feb 10, 2005 at 09:09:03 AM PST

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