Baghdad airport closed ... by British firm.

#1
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/4228934.stm

the international airport in the capital, Baghdad, was closed on Friday.

The British company providing security suspended operations because of a dispute over payment with Iraq's Ministry of Transport.

A statement by the company, London-based Global Strategies Group, said the ministry "is not currently paying the company for the services it has rendered".

No payment had been received for the last seven months, the statement said.

The company said its staff would continue to secure the airport, but that normal airport operations would be suspended until further notice.

The Ministry of Transport owns the sprawling airport complex 18km (12 miles) from central Baghdad.

Iraqi officials say the firm is demanding too much money for security, and, if necessary, Iraqi soldiers will replace the private security guards.
I don't understand why Iraqi soldiers were not used untll this day.
 
#2
I don't understand why Iraqi soldiers were not used untll this day.
Maybe its because some are slightly ermm 'unreliable' at best.

The best of the bunch appear to be in the south of the country.
 
#3
KGB_resident said:
I don't understand why Iraqi soldiers were not used untll this day.
You don't understand because you are a cretin.
 
#5
Most Iraqi workers, soldiers and contractors work well....... but only under close supervision. At the moment that supervision is from foreign contractors or coalition forces. It'll be a while before you can have Iraqi supervisors that they themselves don't need supervising. Until then, they will have to pay the security contractors who supervise the local security services.
 
#6
armourer said:
KGB_resident said:
I don't understand why Iraqi soldiers were not used untll this day.
You don't understand because you are a cretin.
Dear Armourer!

In Russian expression 'I don't understand' has two meanings (I suppose that in English situation is similar):

1) Really I don't understand.

2) Really I understand it pretty well and in fact don't believe explanations.

So my phrase really means:

I don't believe that Iraqi soldiers could be used to secure the airport.

When you hear in the parliament 'I don't understand' then it means 'you are liar, I don't believe you'.

Btw your phrase can be converted in parliamentary form too:

'I don't understand why this task is so hard for you. It is so easy one'.
 
#7
I like your style Sergey!

http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1566844,00.html

Iraqi troops were ordered to reopen Baghdad airport yesterday after a British security company halted commercial flights in a pay dispute, cutting one of the country's few outside links.

(except other reports say the Iraqi's ran into an american roadblock and withdrew)

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/mai...9.xml&sSheet=/portal/2005/09/09/ixportal.html

Iraqi Govet bringing contractors under control, licensing individual weapons, and putting them under Iraqi law.
 
#8
Bombard said:
(except other reports say the Iraqi's ran into an american roadblock and withdrew)

If my experience is anything to go by.....

The Iraqis probably went up to the American checkpoint. The first yank stopped them, checked their credentials and waved them through. The second Yank (who is the Commander) is smoking a fag (the American type of FAG) round the back of the Bradley and doesn't see this wave through. He then orders the Bradley Gunner to open fire. Said Gunner then brasses up anything in his arc of fire (360 degrees) with his .50Cal......... Job Done.

No wonder the Iraqis turned around... I would. I'd rather trust an Iraqi Insurgent than some of those American checkpoints.




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#10
RedMistUK said:
armourer said:
KGB_resident said:
I don't understand why Iraqi soldiers were not used untll this day.
You don't understand because you are a cretin.
Nice way to treat other ARRSE Members Armourer, I think the 'cretin' should have referred to yourself!
Absolutely disagree. Our friend Armourer is a nice guy. Does he really think that your obeyed servant is a cretin. I doubt. In this context, his 'you are a cretin' means 'I don't like you pretend to be a fool'.
 
#11
KGB_resident said:
RedMistUK said:
armourer said:
KGB_resident said:
I don't understand why Iraqi soldiers were not used untll this day.
You don't understand because you are a cretin.
Nice way to treat other ARRSE Members Armourer, I think the 'cretin' should have referred to yourself!
Absolutely disagree. Our friend Armourer is a nice guy. Does he really think that your obeyed servant is a cretin. I doubt. In this context, his 'you are a cretin' means 'I don't like you pretend to be a fool'.
Hmm, whatever that means I'll agree 100%...
 

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