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Old 09-20-2005, 10:40 AM
freeman freeman is offline
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Default Re: Iraqi Police Detain Two British Soldiers in Basra

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he British military sent a small force to rescue the soldiers, but it was beaten off by an angry mob which set fire to two Warrior armoured fighting vehicles. One soldier was seen tumbling from the vehicle in flames, another being pelted with rocks.
Why does that make me chuckle? :lol: Wonder how long this war would have lasted if the Iraqi people had been given a fighting chance and some real armaments...

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There is a wider fear that yesterday’s developments could herald an unravelling of the fragile peace that has prevailed to date in southern Iraq. In the past two months six British soldiers and two British security guards have been killed as Islamic fundamentalists, backed by Iran, have tightened their grip on the region. There was a strong suspicion that the police in Basra were acting in collusion with followers of the populist Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, who wants British and American troops out of Iraq and has been increasingly fomenting unrest in the south.
Whew, there's an unmistakably pungant odor emanating from that narrative...anybody got a can of bullshit repellant? :-D 8-)
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