US Soldier killed by sniper-BBC
The cycle of attacks on US soldiers continues.
I predicted this was going to happen, oh well it will be a good lesson to the Americans, once about 500 or so are killed people are going to start questioning the administration hopefully.
Why can't people learn from our mistakes, Britain is the master of fucking these things up, we have been everywhere and if it can be screwed up no doubt we've tried it, if only people didn't have to try out everything themselves.
The soldier who tortured POWs then snapped it will very probably not have a nice time in military prison, hopefully this will not happen much more, it damages the entire organisation's reputation. What Denoir said about the BBC, i would say it is a fairly extensive news network, and usually is unbiased, but when it comes to these situations they like almost every other major news agency will try to protect their goverment's interests. After the initial announcement of this and what action the MOD was taking there was not much more mention of, in no way did they twist facts to protect anyone, i do not watch the news on TV much, it's a bit too reliant on pictures so i listen to the radio. I doubt though the BBC would have published pictures of tortured Iraqi POWs mainly because Britian was a major player in this war, it has been trying to convince the world that this war was justified (and failing miserably) so it isn't going to then start declaring about how they badly treated some poor sods in Iraq.
Sad, but that's the risk any occupying force takes...quite frankly, I'm surprisd there hasn't been more incidents like this...Originally Posted by (Col. Kurtz @ June 17 2003,18:52)
I think as time goes on attacks on US forces are going to increase. Many people in Iraq are already unhappy with the occupation, and the longer coalition forces are there, and as long as long as the country doesn't have free elections, tension and anger in Iraq is going to increase. I would not be surprised if in time we see rebellions and widespread violence on a daily basis. The coalition need to make major moves to make the majority of Iraqis happy or they are going to have a lot of trouble.Originally Posted by (Major Fubar @ June 18 2003,14:12)
I heard from a leftist Russian website (irakwar.ru-some of the responses to articles may be found offensive, you have been warned) that the real organised rebellion takes place on the 6th of July......Originally Posted by (Col. Kurtz @ June 18 2003,06:56)
If I would be an Iraqi I would better think twice before letting anyone handcuff me!
Have they never heared of using teargas in such situations or other non lethal tools?
I guess the demonstration was an act of war, and in this case they are not allowed to use teargas
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