Video Clips 15
Person 1: No English – speak Arabic – From Kuwait
Person 2: I’m so amazed that there’s so many people here today, and I just want to say, that I want to stop the war against Iraq, and peace for all. Peace for everyone.
Person 1: Thank you
Person 2: How do we cope with this kind of situation? What happens if you know, ok, maybe President Bush isn’t a rogue, erm, leader of a rogue state, but what happens if the United States was lead by a rogue state. So I think we just have to start thinking about it, and you know, and we think we’re very good at the technical side of things, but we don’t seem to have got round to thinking about, how do we all survive together in a way that is satisfying to all of us.
My impression is that the British media’s probably very good, or certainly … television, that they do try and grapple with the real issues that are involved, but it tends to be from a certain standpoint, and there’s a difficulty that I think they have, is that they don’t really know the facts. They try very hard to tease out these sort of things, you know, ‘is there a link with Al-Qaeda’, you know, they will ask the questions.
And I think that, you know, it’s really interesting, the kind of response in countries like this, that a people clearly don’t know, and they are hanging off these words. You know, well, what is the answer? And they don’t actually have the information. And I think that on a bigger scale, that the press, is tied up with materialism and so on. It survives because it’s part of that system. So it’s very difficult for it to step outside that.
Person 2: I think the government controlling the media – little bit.
Person 3: Er, I would like peace on Earth and stuff, and I wish the Israelis and the Palestinians would just get along. And that’s about it really, and, just Peace…
Person 4: Just don’t want to go to war, there’s no need of it…
Person 3: No need…
Person 4: Absolutely no need. Just back out, listen to the United Nations.
Person 5: Admit that we’ve caused a lot of what’s going on at the moment, and just you know, not rush into it now.