British Troops in Iraq: The Canaries in the Coalmine?

#2
What a complete load of bollacks .Thing is because this guy knows a little
bit of the facts , people will think the entire thing is correct . Look at the
big picture , the whole of Iraq ,and what may be happening ,before
making your mind up of whether that link is complete crap . I know the
facts . Its crap.
 

Goatman

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#3
Not sure who has the verifiable facts on the drawdown in Maysan.

The guy who wrote the piece (one Chris Floyd) can be contacted at chris@chris-floyd.com or cfloyd72@gmail.com , if you want to tell him he's talking sh1te.


I have forwarded the link to some grown ups in DCC(Army) , because I think this merits a positive official response from UK end. Whether they can be arrsed, is another issue.

Le Chevre
 
#4
The Queen's Royal Hussars, 1,200-strong

Glad to see that there is no manning problem in the QRH
 

Goatman

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#6
This piece also appeared in The Baltimore Chronicle, 1 Sept 2006.


The Baltimore Chronicle was founded as The City Dweller, an independent monthly newspaper, by Larry Krause in April 1973 and incorporated as Schenley Press, Inc. in 1976, when the paper adopted its present name. Over the years, it expanded to serve 23 different communities in Baltimore City. The paper fostered local writers and provided internships for high school and college students. In the early 1980s, the paper added national and international reporting and commentary, seeking to supplement the news then locally available. In 1989, Krause and others established the nonprofit Baltimore News Network, Inc., which began publishing The Sentinel, a small newspaper that highlighted peace and social justice news and views and which, due to its nonprofit status, was able to obtain reprint permissions that were otherwise unavailable to the Chronicle. The Chronicle returned to its primarily local beat, carrying the Sentinel as an insert. In 1995, the Chronicle established its website, http://baltimorechronicle.com. At first, this site mirrored the print reportage in the Chronicle and Sentinel; gradually the site began posting daily, becoming a far more extensive and timely source of news and views. In 2003, the Baltimore Chronicle was acquired by Baltimore News Network, Inc. and the print edition ceased. Others active during the long tenure of the newspaper include Alice Cherbonnier, its managing editor and wife of Larry Krause, and her brother, Marc Cherbonnier, the webmaster.
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The Editor, Alice Cherbonnier is described in another online journal:

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Bland in form, feisty in content, the Baltimore Chronicle has been Mobtown's stealth alternative newspaper since 1973. It looks like something your mother or even your grandmother would read (and maybe she does). It's got ads for family-friendly neighborhood businesses, all sorts of tidy, civic-minded content, and no in-your-face graphics to signal that it's anything other than a conventional community newspaper. Yet, by the flint-hearted standards of the Clinton/Bush era, the Chronicle is a pretty radical rag--which is to say that it's forthrightly liberal in the old, populist sense of the word. Month after month, the Chronicle and its independent paper-within-a-paper, the Sentinel, provide detailed, cogent left-of-milquetoast deconstructions of public affairs and conventional media wisdom. Critiquing The Sun is the particular specialty of editor Alice Cherbonnier, who co-writes editorials and signs her name to cranky news analyses. Over 28 years, her capacity for indignation has never slackened. She's been known to call Sun editors to confront them about various facts and foibles and even demand corrections. Whatever the virtues of the Chronicle's gray format, there's nothing bland about Charbonnier.
Le Chevre
 
#7
I've never read so much crap in all my life! That is not the situation on the ground at all - the Hussars have been re roled, but they have not retreated at all. So British forces are pretty much confined to base are they? Complete shite!

God bless America eh?!!
 
#8
Cutsy you've hit it on the head. It's a rerole and it's been planned for months.

I know how he's got his sums wrong but I'm not saying.
 
#9
GDav said:
Cutsy you've hit it on the head. It's a rerole and it's been planned for months.

I know how he's got his sums wrong but I'm not saying.
"He that would keep a secret must keep it secret that he hath a secret to keep" Humphrey Appleby(Yes Minister).
Me: I know nothing - but it sounds like a load of bollocks.
 
#10
PassingBells said:
GDav said:
Cutsy you've hit it on the head. It's a rerole and it's been planned for months.

I know how he's got his sums wrong but I'm not saying.
"He that would keep a secret must keep it secret that he hath a secret to keep" Humphrey Appleby(Yes Minister).
Me: I know nothing - but it sounds like a load of balls.
There are certain things we get told, in the course of our daily business, which from time to time keep us more in the know than others. Of course we are less in the know than many, many others.

If we start divulging information on here then we become indiscreet and could possibly compromise OPSEC.

So sure, quote Humprey Appleby at me. What I know isn't a secret but in my opinion it shouldn't be common knowledge at this time because my mates lives could depend on me keeping my mouth shut.

Fair enuff?
 
#11
GDav said:
PassingBells said:
GDav said:
Cutsy you've hit it on the head. It's a rerole and it's been planned for months.

I know how he's got his sums wrong but I'm not saying.
"He that would keep a secret must keep it secret that he hath a secret to keep" Humphrey Appleby(Yes Minister).
Me: I know nothing - but it sounds like a load of balls.
There are certain things we get told, in the course of our daily business, which from time to time keep us more in the know than others. Of course we are less in the know than many, many others.

If we start divulging information on here then we become indiscreet and could possibly compromise OPSEC.

So sure, quote Humprey Appleby at me. What I know isn't a secret but in my opinion it shouldn't be common knowledge at this time because my mates lives could depend on me keeping my mouth shut.

Fair enuff?
I'm not suggesting you breach OpSec, try re-reading the quote.
 

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