I suppose he's already had plenty of practice at home.
"No ray of sunshine is ever lost, but the green which it awakes into existence needs time to sprout, and it is not always granted to the sower to see the harvest. All work that is worth anything is done in faith." - Albert Schweitzer
The shoe on the face.. more of a cultural thing I think... remember saddam's statue being given the same treatment after the 'fall of Baghdad' when they took the statue at that intersection down with with an ARV?
Was anyone else wondering about what happened to his secret service guards? Watch the video. They don't show up until about 5 seconds AFTER the second shoe is thrown. What happened to jumping in front of him and taking the shoe that was meant for him?
That was my first thought too. I expected him to be if not shot than at least overpowered by the SS before he could reload.
Originally Posted by JocktheMotie
Doesn't mean they're not allowed to be upset about the state of their country. Yes it was unprofessional, but I'd give him a pass. He's an Iraqi first, a reporter second, which is more than you can say for most of our journalists.
"The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them that they are being attacked and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country."
Reichsfuhrer Herman Goering at the Nuremburg trials.