Apache vs civilians

#2
Hi all,

I read the BBC article on the unfortunate civilian injuries on Saturday

BBC News - Afghan children injured by UK Apache helicopter attack

The last two lines stand out to me, and I was wondering why these figures would be, firstly so high, and secondly, specifically pointed out by the press?

Cheers,
Nick
First point, not too sure but the spray of the Apaches' cannon surely can't be 100% accurate
Second point, just another scum bag journo trying to score a headline at the expense (yet again) of the hardworking British Serviceperson. Just my opinion
 

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#4
Imagine the PR uproar if it was our man Harry - the spare heir!!
 
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#8
They usually discharge them from the cells earlier than this. Must have been a late arrest.

Edit; wait, I didn't account for the time difference, it's pouring-out time in the West.
 
#9
Ickle Jim will be standing outside the station waving a handkerchief and a goonie, singing "Tie A Yellow Ribbon" with tears in his eyes.
 
#12
Anyone who knows anything about 30mm rounds knows that if it has hit a person, they aren't alive to be taken to hospital. I will stick my finger in the air here and make a bet that they were injured by debris churned up by the impact of the rounds.
I thought the Apache was very much hailed as an awesome piece of kit, good at backing the infantry up, specifically requested to libya, able to launch from ships and generally very well thought of...

Why such a negative view from the BBC? Bet the crew are properly miffed if your debris theory is spot on!

Nick
 

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#13
I thought the Apache was very much hailed as an awesome piece of kit, good at backing the infantry up, specifically requested to libya, able to launch from ships and generally very well thought of...

Why such a negative view from the BBC? Bet the crew are properly miffed if your debris theory is spot on!

Nick
Oddly enough there is a view held that it's an expensive new shiny toy that was designed for the Fulda gap and has been shoe horned into counter insurgency work because toys are important and budget is important but actual results well those can be spun by our ex News of the World chappie that we've hired for £2,000 a day!

We've killed two men and a goat - they were armed with a bag of fertilizer and 40 year old AK47 and the whole exercise only cost us about £15 million!!!!
 
#14
We've killed two men and a goat - they were armed with a bag of fertilizer and 40 year old AK47 and the whole exercise only cost us about £15 million!!!!
Sounds like a pretty dangerous goat to me... What were the blokes up to!?

Nick
 
#15
Hi all,

I read the BBC article on the unfortunate civilian injuries on Saturday

BBC News - Afghan children injured by UK Apache helicopter attack

The last two lines stand out to me, and I was wondering why these figures would be, firstly so high, and secondly, specifically pointed out by the press?

Cheers,
Nick
As others have stated its the BEEB that well known pc, mullti culti, anti British organ of the chattering classes, havn't you noticed that all their reports on famines, wars, civil strife etc always have a few shots of starving snotty nosed infants etc, to encourage all the handwringers to feel sorry for them, irrespective of the fact it is probably the heavily armed male adults of the same country who have terrorised the civilian population & stolen most of the food & aid for themselves, often taking the older children to become child soldiersand/or suicide bombers!!
Plus the Taliban & groups like the IRA use/used women & children as cover to snipe at our troops from, they know that the British troops are unlikely to want to endanger them!
 
#16
As others have stated its the BEEB that well known pc, mullti culti, anti British organ of the chattering classes, havn't you noticed that all their reports on famines, wars, civil strife etc always have a few shots of starving snotty nosed infants etc, to encourage all the handwringers to feel sorry for them, irrespective of the fact it is probably the heavily armed male adults of the same country who have terrorised the civilian population & stolen most of the food & aid for themselves, often taking the older children to become child soldiersand/or suicide bombers!!
Plus the Taliban & groups like the IRA use/used women & children as cover to snipe at our troops from, they know that the British troops are unlikely to want to endanger them!
British soldiers used children as cover in northern ireland also, i myself as a child was used as cover on a daily basis by soldiers walking though nationalist area's with mars bars and sweets aplenty
 
#17
British soldiers used children as cover in northern ireland also, i myself as a child was used as cover on a daily basis by soldiers walking though nationalist area's with mars bars and sweets aplenty
Yeah, but we only used to hand out the sweets if crouched down on the street corner for a minute or so while trying to stop you twats murdering each other...or by walking stride for stride alongside your mum/nan when she crossed the road, it's not like we hid behind a crowd and started cabbying off is it?..plus those mars bar didn't buy themselves you know, that whole £1 a day 'danger money' didn't last forever.

Anyway, did 'You, yourself as a child ' ever get asked to stroke the 'Pet Rabbit' until it was 'sick'?
 
#18
British soldiers used children as cover in northern ireland also, i myself as a child was used as cover on a daily basis by soldiers walking though nationalist area's with mars bars and sweets aplenty
Hey, if the sweets kept you out of the room while we were spit roasting your mother, it was money well spent.
Yours Sincerely,
Uncle Smudger, Uncle Dinger, Uncle Lofty, Uncle Chalky and Uncle Dave.
 
#19
Hey, if the sweets kept you out of the room while we were spit roasting your mother, it was money well spent.
Yours Sincerely,
Uncle Smudger, Uncle Dinger, Uncle Lofty, Uncle Chalky and Uncle Dave.
Uladh should have been more worried about the priests handing out sweets... 'Confession is it yer wanting? oil sho' yer someting to confess fer, now come here'.

....I bet he still shoved the sweets in his gob though....little snotty nosed bomb chucker.
 

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