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The Unicef advert, which  shows the Smurf's village being bombed
The Unicef advert, which shows the Smurfs' village being bombed

The people of Belgium have been left reeling by the first adult-only episode of the Smurfs, in which the blue-skinned cartoon characters' village is annihilated by warplanes.

The short but chilling film is the work of Unicef, the United Nations Children's Fund, and is to be broadcast on national television next week as a campaign advertisement.

— via [livejournal.com profile] indigopowder

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The Unicef advert, which  shows the Smurf's village being bombed
The Unicef advert, which shows the Smurfs' village being bombed

The people of Belgium have been left reeling by the first adult-only episode of the Smurfs, in which the blue-skinned cartoon characters' village is annihilated by warplanes.

The short but chilling film is the work of Unicef, the United Nations Children's Fund, and is to be broadcast on national television next week as a campaign advertisement.

— via [livejournal.com profile] indigopowder

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  ♪Death Waltz 第2楽章

  ♪Death Waltz アレンジ版

  

- 2005-07-11 追記

  ATUSHI OJISAMA and IJIGEN WALTZ

  
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  ♪Death Waltz 第2楽章

  ♪Death Waltz アレンジ版

  

- 2005-07-11 追記

  ATUSHI OJISAMA and IJIGEN WALTZ

  
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25,000 dead Iraqi civilians, because Iraq played no part in the murder of 3000 US civilians. 1700 US casualties. 15000 - 38000 US wounded. Maybe 250,000 wounded Iraqi civilians (guessing based on US death/wound ratio)? That would be 1% of the population, so probably just about everybody in Iraq knows or is related to an injured civilian.

Gradually, US citizens start wondering if maybe this isn't the feel-good war of the decade.
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25,000 dead Iraqi civilians, because Iraq played no part in the murder of 3000 US civilians. 1700 US casualties. 15000 - 38000 US wounded. Maybe 250,000 wounded Iraqi civilians (guessing based on US death/wound ratio)? That would be 1% of the population, so probably just about everybody in Iraq knows or is related to an injured civilian.

Gradually, US citizens start wondering if maybe this isn't the feel-good war of the decade.
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No securitySoldiers versus politicians:
The top American military commander in the Persian Gulf disputed a contention by Vice President Dick Cheney that the Iraqi insurgency was in its “last throes” and told Congress on Thursday that its strength was basically undiminished from six months ago...“The fact is that the insurgency has not weakened,” Levin said. “Our men and women in uniform are serving with great honor. They deserve an objective assessment of the situation in Iraq. They deserve a clear layout of the next steps there. They’re not getting either from the administration.”
— via [livejournal.com profile] antiwar
The aide said that guys like me were "in what we call the reality-based community," which he defined as people who "believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality." ... "That's not the way the world really works anymore," he continued. "We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality—judiciously, as you will—we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that's how things will sort out. We're history's actors . . . and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do."

"Karl Rove didn't get George W. Bush this far just by luck. Rove has a brilliant and so far unbeatable strategy when it comes to political warfare: He doesn't defend his candidate's weaknesses, he attacks his opponent's strengths. Unapologetically.

Consider the 2004 campaign, when Rove was faced with a Vietnam problem. A war hero was running against his boss, who had opted to stay well out of harm's way. Rather than defend, Rove attacked -- and put John Kerry on the defensive.

Today, Democrats are uniting against the war and the public is increasingly worried and critical about Bush's leadership. So what's Rove doing? Rather than defend against their criticisms, Rove has decided to go for the jugular.

The most compelling anti-war arguments are that the war in Iraq was a diversion from the war on terror and that American troops are dying daily for no good reason. So Rove's response is to liken war critics to al Qaeda sympathizers intent on subverting the American military."

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No securitySoldiers versus politicians:
The top American military commander in the Persian Gulf disputed a contention by Vice President Dick Cheney that the Iraqi insurgency was in its “last throes” and told Congress on Thursday that its strength was basically undiminished from six months ago...“The fact is that the insurgency has not weakened,” Levin said. “Our men and women in uniform are serving with great honor. They deserve an objective assessment of the situation in Iraq. They deserve a clear layout of the next steps there. They’re not getting either from the administration.”
— via [livejournal.com profile] antiwar
The aide said that guys like me were "in what we call the reality-based community," which he defined as people who "believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality." ... "That's not the way the world really works anymore," he continued. "We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality—judiciously, as you will—we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that's how things will sort out. We're history's actors . . . and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do."

"Karl Rove didn't get George W. Bush this far just by luck. Rove has a brilliant and so far unbeatable strategy when it comes to political warfare: He doesn't defend his candidate's weaknesses, he attacks his opponent's strengths. Unapologetically.

Consider the 2004 campaign, when Rove was faced with a Vietnam problem. A war hero was running against his boss, who had opted to stay well out of harm's way. Rather than defend, Rove attacked -- and put John Kerry on the defensive.

Today, Democrats are uniting against the war and the public is increasingly worried and critical about Bush's leadership. So what's Rove doing? Rather than defend against their criticisms, Rove has decided to go for the jugular.

The most compelling anti-war arguments are that the war in Iraq was a diversion from the war on terror and that American troops are dying daily for no good reason. So Rove's response is to liken war critics to al Qaeda sympathizers intent on subverting the American military."

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