Keeping mum informed

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There's a linky to the recording in a current affairs thread on Rum Ration. Quite a hefty firefight, outgoing M16 and 50 cal rounds + incoming RPG.

sounds a bit like me and the wifey on Friday nights !
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.Ok ya lazy gits I'll go get the linky for ya.



http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=43e_1210054274

edited once to go get link for lazy barsterds
 
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Me thinks it is a shame that this luxury called cell phones is even allowed in theatre.

Next thing you know, the troops will have baby sitting facilities for their little ones. All within walking distance of the frontline and they will be able to take breaks between firefights so they can breast feed junior or read him a bedtime story.

Or maybe a dog for the soldiers to pet.

A 15,000-strong U.S. military base in Tikrit, Iraq, has brought in some novel help to fight PTSD in its solders. Boe is a 3-year-old female lab — a therapy dog, whose job is to let people pet her. The combat stress therapists say she's been an enormous help.

The program began in late December, but some soldiers are skeptical, saying that it's the military's way of dealing with a serious issue on the cheap.
http://www.npr.org/templates/player...ion=1&t=1&islist=false&id=90090656&m=90090624

Or Disneyland


A small but growing number of what might be called adventure capitalists are going to Baghdad. The American entrepreneurs are defying ongoing insurgent attacks, the country's dysfunctional government ministries and the skeptics.

http://www.npr.org/templates/player...ion=1&t=1&islist=false&id=90090656&m=90090624


Next thing on the works?

A general order requiring all military personnel to sleep with teddybears or any doll of their choosing.

Including the blowup kind.
 
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Devil_Dog said:
Or maybe a dog for the soldiers to pet.

A 15,000-strong U.S. military base in Tikrit, Iraq, has brought in some novel help to fight PTSD in its solders. Boe is a 3-year-old female lab — a therapy dog, whose job is to let people pet her. The combat stress therapists say she's been an enormous help.

The program began in late December, but some soldiers are skeptical, saying that it's the military's way of dealing with a serious issue on the cheap.
http://www.npr.org/templates/player...ion=1&t=1&islist=false&id=90090656&m=90090624
British soldiers especially have had a tradition of collecting "tour" dogs when abroad. In NI there were loads of dogs and cats petted by soldiers.

It is a known fact that dogs going in to hospitals help patients (hence the Pets As Therapy dogs).

Also, I beleive that the dog in question is a Padres personal dog, and he has wangled the dog a spot in the war zone, rather than a US Army programme.
 

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