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Snuckles
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posted 29 May 2003 09:44 PM      Profile for Snuckles   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
"You understand, Captain, that this mission does not exist nor will it ever exist." Colonel G. Lucas (played by Harrison Ford) to Captain Benjamin L. Willard (played by Martin Sheen) in Apocalypse Now.

Read it here.


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bobwarren
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posted 29 May 2003 10:43 PM      Profile for bobwarren     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I also heard, that Jessica Lynch has developed a strange case of amnesia as a result of being traumatized.
How convenient.

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PitPat
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posted 29 May 2003 11:53 PM      Profile for PitPat     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Yeah. She only suffered through a car accident. Oh, plus assorted comrades getting machine gunned down.

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Some Iraqi hospital staffers said this month that the U.S. commandos who came to get Lynch refused a key and instead broke down doors and went in with guns drawn, and that they carried away the prisoner in the dead of night with helicopter and armored vehicle backup - even though there was no Iraqi military presence and the hospital staff didn't resist.


I don't get what is the huge deal about this. Obviously they are going to go in force to get her. The original story on this affair quoted a waiter as having told the special forces the Iraqis had gone. Well that's pretty credible. A waiter would know for sure. Not to mention the US had no good reason to trust Iraqi civilians with suicide bombings and ambushes disguised as surrenders going on.

I think the real truth to the story is that the Iraqi doctors and staff treated her well, and tried to ambulance her out, but were fired on by American forces. I'll bet that Jessica Lynch remembers that bit, and that's not something the Americans want to admit. Can you imagine the euphoria of being rescued only to get shot at and driven away by your own people?

At least the truth will come out of this. And at least the documentary will be out before the tv movie.


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al-Qa'bong
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posted 30 May 2003 01:58 AM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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"It was like a Hollywood film. They cried 'go, go, go', with guns and blanks without bullets, blanks and the sound of explosions. They made a show for the American attack on the hospital - action movies like Sylvester Stallone or Jackie Chan."

BBC


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PitPat
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posted 30 May 2003 10:13 PM      Profile for PitPat     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Blanks. Uh huh. Warmongering cold blooded American killers would stroll on into enemy territory with blanks in their weapons. How very credible. More likely is that they were throwing flashbang grenades to intimidate whoever was still hanging around.
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al-Qa'bong
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posted 30 May 2003 11:20 PM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Enemy Territory?

It was a hospital, sheep. Y'know, doctors, catheters etc..


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Lard Tunderin' Jeezus
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posted 30 May 2003 11:42 PM      Profile for Lard Tunderin' Jeezus   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
....I think he meant enema territory.
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PitPat
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posted 31 May 2003 06:13 PM      Profile for PitPat     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Enemy Territory?
It was a hospital, sheep. Y'know, doctors, catheters etc..

tanks, rifles, chemical warfare suits. Standard hospital equipment.

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NASIRIYA, Iraq (CNN) -- U.S. Marines on Tuesday seized a hospital in Nasiriya and captured nearly 170 Iraqi soldiers who had been staging military operations from the facility, U.S. authorities said.

No civilians were in the facility, which U.S. Central Command said was "clearly marked as a hospital by a flag with a Red Crescent." Marines confiscated more than 200 weapons, more than 3,000 chemical suits with masks and Iraqi military uniforms in the hospital, and found a T-55 tank in the hospital compound, Central Command said.


source

Even the doctors readily admit the military had a presence at the hospital, and had left the day before.


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al-Qa'bong
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posted 19 June 2003 02:07 AM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Just saw the piece on "The National" about how the Lynch story was fabricated.

PFC Lynch is still suffering from amnesia, being held incommunicado in a military hospital, and is unable to talk to reporters.

Anyone wanna take bets on how long it will be before the hero dies from a mysterious desert illness?


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posted 19 June 2003 12:02 PM      Profile for Black Dog   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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I don't get what is the huge deal about this. Obviously they are going to go in force to get her. The original story on this affair quoted a waiter as having told the special forces the Iraqis had gone. Well that's pretty credible. A waiter would know for sure. Not to mention the US had no good reason to trust Iraqi civilians with suicide bombings and ambushes disguised as surrenders going on.

So your saying they didn't know the Iraqis had gone? Then I guess arming themselves with blanks was a pretty dumb call. Unless of course they actually knew there were no troops in the hospital. Which they did. Gawd, why are you so quick to apologize for the lies you and the rest of the world are being fed on an almost daily basis?


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posted 19 June 2003 12:15 PM      Profile for WingNut   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
As usual sheep misses the story. So let's make it easy for him. GI gets lost and winds up injured, from overturned vehicle, in Iraqi hospital where evil Iraqis tend to wounds and care for brave, lost GI. GI just happens to be young, blonde and female. A poster girl of all that is good and wholesome in the USA as they are in the process of stealing oil. So a rescue is staged for the media. A made for TV rescue and a made for TV heroine. Perfect.

Meanwhile, a young black female marine is being held prisoner somewhere and could be in real danger and her name is ... what is it?

No story there. She just doesn't have the face America could rally around.


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