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M!tch VIP Member

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#1 13 years ago

dont get me wrong, im not knocking America or the US Army, i just think this article shows what does happen in Iraq

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,7374-1517327,00.html

the last paragraph says it all, if the British army are being fired at in daylight what chance does anyone have at night? i was going to post this in the thread about the Italian hostage but unfortunately it got closed


Thinking about it.



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#2 13 years ago

TBH I suspect the problem is more than just an inability to recognise a Union Jack - surely thats insulting ones intelligence? I reckon it's a shoot now, ask questions later ideology installed at a fundamental level. Whilst this does make for an very effective offensive army, it causes all manner of problems during peace keeping operations.




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#3 13 years ago
British troops have been given warning against approaching American convoys because of the risk of being shot at. They are ordered to slow down to a snail’s pace as they pull alongside a convoy. They are told to display the Union Jack and shout that they are British.

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#4 13 years ago
A British officer in Basra said: “The Americans can be pretty pumped-up. Sometimes they fire in broad daylight when we are travelling at two miles per hour, shouting that we are British out of the window and waving the Union Jack. If they shoot, our drill is to slam on the brakes and race in the opposite direction.”

Oh dear :vikki:




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#5 13 years ago
Big {Daddy}TBH I suspect the problem is more than just an inability to recognise a Union Jack - surely thats insulting ones intelligence? I reckon it's a shoot now, ask questions later ideology installed at a fundamental level. Whilst this does make for an very effective offensive army, it causes all manner of problems during peace keeping operations.

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#6 13 years ago
...British troops have been given warning against approaching American convoys because of the risk of being shot at. They are ordered to slow down to a snail’s pace as they pull alongside a convoy. They are told to display the Union Jack and shout that they are British...

Oh my god. Can't they use their eyes?




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#7 13 years ago
HGen_SnakeOh my god. Can't they use their eyes?

You must fax them this brilliant idea at once young one :rolleyes:

it's a crazy war over there, friendly fire is going to happen. Ahh, another thread to sit back to and read how the kiddies would do things :lol:




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#8 13 years ago

I'm sure if the position was reversed, and the British kept killing American troops in similar ways and at the same sort of pace as they are, then Britain would be a glass pit by now. Wasn't there a statistic somewhere that suggested the British lost more troops to American attacks than Iraqi attacks during the Iraq War 'Proper'? That's an obscene amount of friendly fire whatever the circumstances. It's nice that you can dismiss the deaths of our troops so casually, MonkeY. 'Meh, it's hot over there!' Ironically, you'd be -- and frequently are -- the first to start shouting and swearing if someone dismissed the deaths of American troops in such a manner. You're always complaining about people being 'anti-American'; so do something about it; show one of your very few allies some damn respect.




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#9 13 years ago

meh, I'd react the same way. it's a crazy situation over there, soldiers not knowing if THIS second is their last or not. This is only being brought into the light because of the Italian accident that just happened. You know, gotta show we are doing something about it. FF has been going on in every war and will happen in future wars. I hope they can work something out but FF doesn't surprise me, does it surprise you? I have much respect for the British (except the haters)

Good luck to both sides on this.




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#10 13 years ago

Yes. Both US and Brits sauffered more casulties to "friendly fire" than to Iraqi fire.

IIRC the majority of casulties came when several APC's laggered up were hit with LGB's.

I seem to remember the Brits have had a few fracticide incidents recently in Iraq. On was where a Challenger shot another Challenger.