Belgian Lt Col posts this to 24,000 readers in Belgium!!

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  1. I am a Brit living and working in Belgium. This article appeared in Flanders today this week. The paper has a circulation of 24000 readers.
    Maybe 24000 US soldiers would like to post the relevant required answer to the papers editor on behalf of this Lt Col regarding his statement? :D

    Here it is;

    Salute yanks! We are not all European pacivist cnuts! :x
  2. There's nothing such as friendly fire?

    I think I'm paraphrasing Tom Clancy in 'Red Storm Rising' and everybody who has ever worked with our colonial colleagues. FFS, their range procedures give me the gyp and I used to be a gunner!
  3. Now thats a quote!!
  4. Maybe you should ask the Danish Life Guards your lot Javelined, afterall its not like you never do Blue on Blue either.
  5. Ravers

    Ravers LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    24000 readers?

    More people have viewed a video of me having a shite on Youtube.
  6. Why'd you even post this, Cold_Ricker? Nobody's disputing that the British Army's had a few blue-on-blues. What they've never managed to do, however, is to top more of their comrades in a conflict than the fückin' opposition. You really have to have your drills squared away to achieve that.

  7. We top two and its a bloody tragic shame.

    Septic's top how many ive lost count at least our lot will admit the tragic mistake and will no dought send all the evidance over to the inquest in to the deaths not like the septics who do not.

    any how heres a reminder to our septic lords and masters of a few of our lads who lost their brave lives and some of our allies.

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