The journalist who threw his shoes at George Bush has been taken into custody.
He is being held by the occupation forces in Baghdad.
He should have been freed without harm.
You can hear al-Zaidi scream as he is taken into custody! (see U-tube video below)
This is a call for anti-war activists, unionists, and journalists to defend al-Zaidi! To demand his immediate release.
He should not be punished for what he has done, he deserves a medal!
It is easy to duck flying shoes…
What did the Baghdad journo, Monthather al-Zaidi, say as he threw his shoes at George Bush?
We know that when the US military used the surge to stop the resistance, this did not work.
However the occupation forces then used targeted killings to suppress the resistance [SeeIraqi people hit by targeted killing].
There are several reports. Iraqi Beacon says that it was “Take this kiss goodbye from Iraqis” and then Iraqi satellite channel correspondent threw his shoes at George Bush and yelled “out dog!” or if he were a like minded Australian journo it might have been “Give the bastard the boot!”
BAGHDAD: An official source of the Iraqi prime minister said that he called Bush a “dog” during the recent signing of the Convention security pact between the US and the Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.
The source explained in an interview with “Uzmatik” Sunday night, “the CBS correspondent channel space Zaidi expected to question President Bush, and when Bush turned to him, he shouted as he threw his shoes “you dog, this kiss goodbye from the Iraqis.”
The diplomat, who spoke on condition of anonymity, that “the security elements in the ceremony hall detained al-Zaidi, and took him to an unknown destination,” indicating that “by al-Zaidi said after the conclusion of the agreement between Maliki and Bush.” Source say that Montather al-Zaidi is a member of the Communist Party of Iraq.
Told several journalists witnessed, “Uzmatik” that “my correspondent flew over one of Bush’s, while the second shoe over the side without him.”
Iraqi Beacon reports (I hope this translation is correct) :
One witness said that “President Bush smiled cynically at what has happened, and asked the audience to calm and follow-up conference, past tensions with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, who tried to repel the second shoe so as not to affect Bush.”
The satellite channel CBS was founded in September 2005, which is owned by Iraqi businessman Hussein Alkhclok Aoun, an independent channel of city and broadcast media in Cairo, administered by a number of personalities, including Arshad Yassin, a former Iraqi ambassador, lawyer and thinker Abdel-Hussein Shaaban , it has a network of correspondents in Iraq.
It is easy to duck flying shoes…but what if they were missiles?
15 December 2008
With thanks to Iraqi Beacon