Human shield action to Iraq was a group of people who travelled to Iraq to act as human shields with the purpose of preventing the U.S.-led coalition troops from bombing certain locations during the 2003 Invasion of Iraq.
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... The Human Shield Movement was criticised for what many saw as being an overt act of aiding Saddam Hussein’s regime ... Charges of the shields being "dupes" and "useful idiots" for Saddam were widespread in the U.S ... The human shields countered that while various governments around the globe carry out acts of aggression, the human shield action saw fit to defend against this one ...
... In December 2002, O'Keefe started the human shield action to Iraq group ... Intended to "make it politically impossible for them to bomb" Iraq by placing western civilians as "shields" at non-military locations, about 75 activists traveled over land from London to Bahgdad in two double-deck ... Critics of the human shields argued that their mission would only protect Saddam Hussein ...
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