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Posted: THEY CAUGHT HIM! GOD WHAT A GREAT XMAS PRESENT FOR THE WORLD! beerchug peace

I kinda ran over his dog, well replace the word kinda with repeatedly, and the word dog with son.

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Posted:Have to admit, it was a nice way to wake up; watching the bulletin

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Posted:Great thing to read on CNN as soon you load up your browser. biggrin

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Posted:guess whos gonna get martyred now then...

id rather hed dies in that cave to be honest nad vanished without a trace.


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Posted:Saddam is going to have a hard time going down like a martyr now. If he had died in a shoot out during his atempted capture that would be one thing, but with all the crap that is going to come out at his war crimes trial, he'll be lucky if he isn't stoned to death.

The really dangerous thing now is that, to some degree, Saddam represented arab and middle eastern pride in that he dared to stand up against the United States. If he is too badly humiliated, then that same arab pride may be deeply injured, which is something I don't want to see the repercussions of.

For this reason it is better he died than have been captured.

People are going to have to be very careful to first separate him from middle eastern culture before taking him to task too heavily.

This is a huge chance at reconciliation in Iraq. How much you wanna bet Bush blows it?


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Posted:At least we know where he is, but what next?



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If he had died in a shoot out during his atempted capture that would be one thing, but with all the crap that is going to come out at his war crimes trial, he'll be lucky if he isn't stoned to death.





Saddam could dish the dirt on his former mates too, which would be interesting.



Most likely, repercussions are already in the pipeline (no pun intended redface ). IMHO, Bush has already blown it. ubbcrying







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Posted:everyone belives this? really?

Look at the pictures guys, look at the timing. right before primaries? ......

regardless, you all should look at the quote from Hans Blix on BBC....
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Former UN chief weapons inspector Hans Blix

He ought to know quite a lot and be able to tell the story and we all want to get to the bottom of the barrel.

I'm sure the US will talk to him about that.



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Posted:Ummmm........

Saddam has already shamed himself and the entire Arab culture by surrendering without a fight. No Arab will side with him now because that is the ultimate disgrace.

I personally think that the young people of today (okay - I'm old) don't realize what a person like this is capable of ...... the lesson of Hitler is too easily forgotten.
A dicator left alone will not stop until he is stopped by force.
The best thing to do is to leave his fate to his own people - those who have lost sons, brothers, and fathers to this monster.


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Posted:IS it me or am i not american.......
why did they catch saddam for christ [censored] sake. He had no wepons of mass distruction and all this liltle iraq war was for g.w. bush. Don't get me wrong but if saddam didn't want to give up his country he would be using gulf war tatics, i don't see any reports of mustard gas or any other boilogical wepons used in this war. I believe that Saddam has changed his ways. because if he didn't america would have been greatly damaged in a attack.


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Posted:What are people's opinions on what should be done with him now he's in custody?

I heard a Senator say he should be tried in an Iraqi court with the International court advising. Being in an Iraqi court would mean it'd be basically american, wouldn't it?

Do Americans think he should be tried by Americans in particular? Or should he be tried by the UN? or should he be tried by the Iraqi people? Or the current Iraqi administration, which last I saw was mostly american anyway?

Personally, I think he should be handed over to the UN immediately. It's the only way America has of reducing the world image of them as being.. somewhat unconcerned with international law.


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Posted:Quote:
IS it me or am i not american.......
why did they catch saddam for christ [censored] sake. He had no wepons of mass distruction and all this liltle iraq war was for g.w. bush. Don't get me wrong but if saddam didn't want to give up his country he would be using gulf war tatics, i don't see any reports of mustard gas or any other boilogical wepons used in this war. I believe that Saddam has changed his ways. because if he didn't america would have been greatly damaged in a attack.



Someone like Saddam does not "change his ways".
He was simply caught by surprise and did not have a chance to use his weapons. He never thought the U.S. would strike as it did - against world opinion and against what would normally be protocol.
In Desert Storm, Saddam destroyed much of his country's income ability, he used (previously) chemical weapons on his own people, incuding (and primarily) against women and children (considered expendible).
Do your research - this is a VERY BAD MAN !
My grandfather, who was German, made very sure that I would never forget what one man like Hitler could do to an entire world..........I for one am very glad that such a one as Saddam is stopped. If he had had a chance, chemical and nuclear weapons would have been used.
Anyone who has such a disregard for human life and such a lust for power will always be a danger to the entire world.
I think he should be given to the Iraqi people - the ones who lost family and loved ones to him.

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Someone like Saddam does not "change his ways".

He was simply caught by surprise and did not have a chance to use his weapons.





What do you mean?!!!!

He had no wepons of mass distruction in the country. THEY FOUND NOTHING. F*ck, the one man they sould be after is GW bush. his the terrorist, he is the dictator, he is the one that is evil, he is the one full of lies.




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Posted:i have to agree with fireboy,has the whole world gone mad...leave saddam to the people he has harmed and let them deal justice.In Britain 85% of people think he should be killed for his crimes.I don't deny his crimes against the Iraqi people,but what has he done to the rest of us personally,apart from the supposed threat to world security that never materialised...as usual,humanity has found a scapegoat and as usual,we are being manipulated.....

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Posted:Well hang on a second lets get a couple of thigns straight:

Saddam was by no means taken by surprise, the while planet had the build up to war spewing out of their TV screens, and as one forumee has already mentioned, he had no weapons! There was a good few weeks of allied armies marching around the desert for him to fire all manner of hideousness at them, and we can't use the argument that he didn't want to do it on home soil like some people have told me, because he used them on his own people a short while before this and lets not forget the idiotic claim of launching them all at us within 45 minutes... But similarly, this is no way to treat a head of state! And lets not forget aths what he is; parading him in demeaning physical examinations, which lets not forget, we in the west have a right to be private if we so want to, and spouting nonsense like: "we got him!", isn't going to win hearts and minds, not least the large quantity of Arabs who supported him in his plight who are the people we need to connect with. I mean, they're talking about death penalties and stuff, but to put things in perspective: Pol Pot was put under house arrest, Pinochet was gien tea with Margret Thatcher, the scientists responsible for the Nazi's most despicalbe weapons were promptly hired by the victoriuos allies, Bush Jr. was bought a basketball team, a state, and the most powerful seat on the planet beside the biggest red button on the planet after alledgedly being involved in a drunken hit and run murder, corporate fraud on a grand scale (supposedly), and going awol from his USAF base permenantly (or so I hear) and this man, who suffered hideous delusions of grandeur with far too many dangerous toys to play with, who never even succeeded in invading a foreign country and staying who never carried out genocidal campaigns on the scale of Pol Pot and Mao, is going top be made your 'scapegoat' for the Allied's victories...
Let me ask you this: Exactly how much do you think this solves/achieves? Not much really. ITs one of the only successes the allies have succeeded in achieving, its the one they'll trump most, but it wasn't their objective to begin with; when I wake up tomorrow, solider will still be getting shot and blown up, don't tell me you think he was masterminding the whole resistance from a hole in teh ground... When he tells them where he hid his weapons (or point the finger at Syria so we can have all this fun again), then they may have a reason to laud his capture, but frankly, pulling dirty old men out of holes with no more than two unenthusiastic guards is not a military success when helicopters, spy planes and dozens of highly trained military spods charging were imployed to surround and capture a shed. Fetch me Ozzy Bin Laden I say, that'll make me happy.


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Posted:uh he used the chemical weapons on his own people in the IRANIAN IRAQ WAR. Not the Iraq Kuwait war. Big distinction. Especially since the US were backing him then, and it was the cold war, and it all happened because the US's involvement.

Secondly theres no evidence he used them on his own people in a nesscairly genocidal way. He used them tactically on towns which were occupied by iranians and kurds (who had sided with the iranians) They WERE trying to overthrow his government and they WERE effectivly insurgents/soldiers. Obviously this isn't right and obviously he showed a blatant disregard for the geneva convention and for the innocent people involved (AKA collateral damage)

Now he did execute a lot of people and no one knows exactly how many or for what reasons, the surveys they did on the iraqi people now that they have access to the country suggest it IS a horrific amount. This is what he's guilty of and it's all fresh evidence we wouldn't have had if the country wasn't invaded.

Now Im not defending saddam, but honestly what do you think most leaders would do when say in america all of texas rises up in a violent revolution, threatening to take over the whole country, change it's government and constitution and turn it into afghanistan (islamist extremist religious state, where all those horrible tribal based crimes happen under the defacto governments watch)

Saddam starts to look more and more like an average dictator that occupy dozens of countrys around the world. All of them are bad, all of them need to be removed. Obviously we can't and shouldn't invade all those countrys and the only solution will truely come from the people who live there. Remember these are developing nations. They aren't content to learn from our mistakes because they are unique countrys and the solutions for our mistakes don't automaticly equal solutions for their problems. Also it's just natural for people to learn thing for themselves. It wasn't that long ago that America, and not much longer before that england was basicly doing the same [censored] that you guys are so horrified to see in the middleeast (well not to the full extreme that it happens there, but that's largely attributable to a huge plethora of factors one of which is modern weapons and explosives)

Oh yeah and saddam wasn't suprised by the american invasion. Do you think iraq doesn't watch the news, have inteligence reports from spies/agents or have atleast a thread of common sense? The aAmericans gave the time of year they were going to invade, They threatened saddam repeatedly, they filled the airwaves with pre-invasion iraq rheteroic the whole time. The only thing iraq didn't know was the day it was going to happen, they even know which direction they were comeing from because the forces had amassed on the boarders for quite a long time.

Theres a few reasons why chemical weapons/bio may not have been used.

They didn't really have any effective ones. The biological weapons have a shelf life, which had long since expired. They probably used all the limited quantitys of VX gas America gave them in the Iran war, so all they have is mustard gas and some other primitive largely ineffective crap. It doesn't kill soldiers instantly, it's hard to deliver and soldiers are drilled so well in putting on their protection that it's not likely going to be very effective. Honestly an artillery barage or other conventional methods would do more damage. Where they should be scared of chemical weapons is if they really do have it, and have succesfully hidden it, and have decided to use it on the iraqi police, or innocent people or the coalition soldiers which aren't really alert and onguard for a chemical weapons attack.

Clearly they either destroyed the stuff they have, burried it, or never had it in the first place.



BTW The US is violating a geneva convention the way they released videos of saddam and humiliated him. Just like they violated it with previous iraqi POW's and before that Alqaida POW's (which they locked up without shelter in the hot cuban sun for quite awhile, VERY seriously violating the geneva convention)

I think they should let saddams own cowardice and embarassing conditions speak for themselves. In otherwards be humble about it and be efficient and profesional about dealing with him, instead of trying to put a spin on it (like they already are)



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Posted:Agreed. No one can deny that catching Saddam was a good thing, particularly a supposedly bloodless capture that leads to at least the semblance of a fair trial. Though the contrast between the kangaroo court which Saddam will face (don't get me wrong - for all that the court will be rigged, I think Saddam should get the severest sentence that can be contrived) and the total lake of any trial for the Guantanamo Bay prisoners of war is very telling.

I have no idea to what degree the insurgency in Iraq is focused around Saddam Hussein, though I am fairly confident that he cannot have been responsible for much of it. No doubt it will continue (possibly even intensify in reaction?) but the resistance/Saddam loyalists/terrorists/whatever you call them have lost a figure head.

I object strongly, however, to the triumphalism (sursprisingly muted from both Bush and Blair) of the coalition. Capturing Saddam was an objective of this sorry invasion, and has been achieved - good. However, regime change had been achieved already, even if the new one isn't exactly going well so far. And the other objectives?
() The threat to 'western security' - proved groundless
() The WMDs - not found
() The increase in stability in the area - not looking good so far, but may change
() The terrorist links - be interested to see what Saddam has to say, though I plan on taking it with a pinch of salt. Can you picture how convenient it would be for the coalition to have Saddam admit to funding Al Qaida, building nukes, having regular meetings with Bin Laden and generally running amok? Bit too convenient for me... wouldn't be at all surprised if Saddam's 'confessions' determine where he has his trial - he may even get a UN trial (in Den Haag, with no death penalty) in exchange for a particularly juicy confession...

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Posted:Umm need I remind anyone that Iraq is a huge country! It is bigger than Texas and a tiny bit smaller than Alaska. Something like 57 million squared miles.... you do the metric conversion!

You can hid alot there.

Fireboy, let go of the hate my friend, it wont get you anywhere, belive me I know.

GWB, though not a brilliant man, isnt a dictator nor is he a terrorist.

The war in Iraq is and was leagle with or without any WMDs, due to violations of the sanctions that the UN imposed on Iraq after the first Gulf War.

Woodnymph, do you remember about 13 years ago, when Iraq invaded and took over a little country to the south known as Kuwait? (sp)

Yes he has or atleast had WMDs because he has used them. We know this for a fact. Finding them... that is the problem.


Astar, the Kurds are and were Iraqies, it would be like GB gassing certain NI towns because the IRA lived there! Think about it 500,000 people!

Yes a few hundred years ago, the US did some stupid things to the Native Americans. Some stupid and horrible things. Just as bad if not worse than what Saddam has done. However the distinct difference is that the persons who did or orderd those things done are and have been dead for well over a century or two!


The US military, in all its grandure, is not designed for secricy, now SF is another story. However SF isnt going to win a whole war. The military build up that the US does, is increadibly insaine. Not to mention the amount of news coverage... Joe Blow around the world can get CNN hehe. I dont think that you can find a country in the world that doesnt get CNN.

Actually though possibly embarrising, those vidieos are prooving to the world that we are not sitting there abusing him.


I do not believe that Saddam will say anything along the lines that he and OBL were buddies. I just dont see it happening.

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Fireboy, let go of the hate my friend, it wont get you anywhere, belive me I know.



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'If you're not p****d off, you're not paying attention'



Sorry, I dont follow.


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Posted:Laytin:

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Yes he has or atleast had WMDs because he has used them. We know this for a fact. Finding them... that is the problem.



Damn right we know this for a fact. Both Britain and America sold them to him!!

And I'm sure I don't need to remind you who put Saddam up there in the first place, we're just going round in circles...Again and again. Hell, it's been going on since Babylonia.

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'If you're not p****d off, you're not paying attention'



Sorry, I dont follow.



Well honestly. Aside of whether Bush even is the rightful holder of the presidency of the USA, there is no doubt he has terrified Iraq, so surely he should also be treated as a terrorist? Or should we all just 'let it go'?

Well, I hope Saddam does co-operate fully and divulge much information about his own reign of terror, he owes his former people as much and more ubbcrying


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Fireboy, let go of the hate my friend, it wont get you anywhere, belive me I know.



I might be wrong, I often am, but Laytin, aren't your views of Saddam Husein awfully similar to Fireboy's views of bush? If so that would make this statement hypocritical as well as condescending.


I agree with you, Saddam probably will not say that him and Osama were buddies. He probably won't say that him and the Easter bunny are buddies either. In fact there's an almost infinite supply of things that are obviously false that he probably will not say tongue


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Fireboy, let go of the hate my friend, it wont get you anywhere, belive me I know



hate is what drives people to war..... and hatred is also thing that stop war.


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Posted:"Think about it 500,000 people!"

Think about it that number is fiction and we have no idea who died in those gas attacks. A good chunk of them are militant soldiers and the civilian casulty is unknown. From what they know of the effects of the weapons he had, Think about it "500,000 people!" Is a unrealistic death toll. And the kurds are iraqis in a sense, but they certainly don't consider themselves iraqi's.

If you want to make silly examples lets look at israel. They are doing everything saddam has ever done only they don't use chemical weapons. Wanna see a death toll of how many people died? Good luck because the leading intelligence agencys in the world will NEVER give it because they are backing israel.

Now is israels actions kind of justified? Id say so. They use the wrong methods though, kind of like saddam "GASSING HIS OWN PEOPLE" (you mean the people inside his border that have violently been revolting agaisnt him, and the people before him? who joined an invadeing force from another country?)

BTW did it ever occur to you that theres something wrong with any logic thatargues the US should go to war because Iraq broke UN regulations, Agaisnt the UN's wishes? That's not a legal war. By definition (if you want to consider the UN an authority) it is illegal. Theres no if's and butts. People have a tendancy to mix up the word "legal and illegal" with "justified and unjustified" Theres certainly room for debate if it's justfied or not. But the room for debate to argue if it's legal or illegal is non-existant.

Also if I hear WMD one more time im going to scream. Theres no reason to think he has anything more then ww1 era chemical weapons. Which BTW they stopped using because they were far from weapons of mass destruction.



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Posted:Spanner you read too much Michael Moore (I can never get his name right). How many appeals were made on the account of Mr. Gore? I wont say that it was free of controversy, however, nothing solid could be proven. Heck give me a grant for 10 mil and I'll write a 200 page book of speculation and conjectures, that and I'll even throw in a bit of tongue and cheek humor.

Um, my question to you is, what is the meaning of the word "Terror"?

Terrorism is the use or threat of force against civilian targets to frighten the population. One of several definitions.

In no way did President Bush, or those that work for him, purposely target civilians in order to frighten them into doing anything. In fact the US military went out of their way to avoid the involvement of civilians. However, when you park an AA gun in front of a hospital or stack caches of weapons and explosives in a school... bad things happen.

WHR, I dont hate anybody. That is one emotion that I constantly strive to avoid. It doesnt lead to anything good, and no, hate does not stop a war.


Astar, once again I see you speculating beyond your means. You dont know what Saddam has or doesnt have.

I am going to make a few assumptions, so please bear with... Astar you live in Canada, I am going to assume that you see or hear some news from within the US. Have you ever heard of a car crash that killed 2 Americans and some immigrant from somewhere else? I strongly doubt it.

Now those people in Iraq, be it they Kurd or whatever the alternative is, are considered by the world Iraqi!!

Okay the genocide aside... do you watch soccer/football? Did you know that if Saddam's soccer team lost, that they would be executed? Do you hear of that happening in the US? (granted other countries riot and try to kill their loosing teams, but it cant really be called an execution rolleyes )

How about the actions of Saddam's sons, the amount of murder they committed on a daily basis, and the fact that Saddam refused to be alone with his children out of fear that they would kill him!

The man did more to those people and got away with it longer than Hitler could have ever dreamed! Why are you defending some one like that?


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Posted:yeah, hes a little rabbit, living in a hole! ubbrollsmile

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In fact the US military went out of their way to avoid the involvement of civilians.



This is an outright lie. The evidence is unanswerable.
- The FAE weapons used on that convoy in the first Gulf War.
- The deliberate targetting of that journalist in the hotel (see John Pilger's examination, and the recent BBC documentary)
- The civilians killed during the first 'cavalry charge' style entry into Baghdad - I have seen television footage of US troops in two armoured cars pouring fire into a civilian bus, on which sixteen people were killed. At one point a middle aged woman runs away from behind the bus and is shot in the back. You may well not have seen this footage Laytin, it has certainly never been shown on any British channel.
Evidence of further deliberate targetting of civilians is harder to verify, but exists in great quantity. No one is saying that this is even vaguely comparable to the brutal repression conducted by Saddam, but it happens. We live in a society where state propoganda is peceived to be a bad thing, and therefore is forced to be very subtle. The incidents above, particularly the last one, were never covered extensively by any of our news stations, to my knowledge - propoganda by omission.


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The man did more to those people and got away with it longer than Hitler could have ever dreamed! Why are you defending some one like that?



As someone who disagreed from the start with the invasion of Iraq, I find there are two points continually raised by pro-war debators. The most difficult of the two I will come back to another time. The one that I just find annoying is the idea that in decrying the war I am somehow defending Saddam. Really, honestly, I am delighted that he has been captured. In all honesty, I almost couldn't care less whether he gets a fair trial or not, and I'm surprised to hear myself saying that. I disagree with the death penalty, but in this case... well, I certainly wouldn't be protesting the decision if it comes to that. However, I still utterly disagree with the war, for reasons cited at length elsewhere.

P.S: Terrorism: the use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims. Another definition. If regime change is not a political aim, then I don't know what is.


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Posted:I was meerely pointing out that the more you look at the reality of saddams presidency the more it becomes obvious he is in no way exceptional, but just another drop in a bucket of assholes all over the world.

PS-Don't forget the bombing of iraqi water treatment plants in the first gulf war, also the bombing of all their hydroelectric dams, flooding huge amounts of agricultural land makeing feeding it's own population difficult. Combine this with the siege warfare of the UN sanctions, and you have thousands of civilian casulttys. Deliberate or not is open to arguement. I made my arguement already that saddams gassing of his own people wasn't deliberate. Atleast it wasn't the intent. The death of civilians was collateral damage (although admitedly the way saddam works it's also a bonus)


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Spanner you read too much Michael Moore (I can never get his name right).





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How many appeals were made on the account of Mr. Gore? I wont say that it was free of controversy, however, nothing solid could be proven. Heck give me a grant for 10 mil and I'll write a 200 page book of speculation and conjectures, that and I'll even throw in a bit of tongue and cheek humor.





Laytin, my saying "Aside of..." was an attempt to bring the thread back onto topic. To be honest, as you and I discussed this before, I wouldn't have bothered replying to you at all, had you not started being patronising. rolleyes:



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Um, my question to you is, what is the meaning of the word "Terror"?



Terrorism is the use or threat of force against civilian targets to frighten the population. One of several definitions.





My definition of a terrorist, derived from terrorism of course, is taken from the Oxford Dictionary.



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a person who uses violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims.





Where's yours from?



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you are nice woman.

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