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MoD probes Black Watch shooting

#4
i very much doubt it will be though. I just know that the enquiry will lay the blame on the shoulders of some young guys from fife and tayside.

Hindsight is a wonderful thing....

death by suicide bomb is not!! :evil:

agent smith
 
#5
From the look of the comment from MOD, it looks like the investigation is only to dot the i's and cross the t's. It's a procedural thing (similar to what's done following a police shooting - except for the suspension and withdrawal from duties)
 
#6
Given appropriate standing orders for the event of a speeding, potentially bomb laden vehicle hurtling towards your check point, surely this should be a wholly newsworthy matter given the larger scale events taking place out in Iraq?

Why does the press see the need to glorify the stupidity of some local who chooses to defy common sense and apply the breaks?
 
#9
Especially when there are signs telling drivers (in Arabic) that they will be shot at if they drive past said sign.
 
#10
BlueonBlue said:
Given appropriate standing orders for the event of a speeding, potentially bomb laden vehicle hurtling towards your check point, surely this should be a wholly newsworthy matter given the larger scale events taking place out in Iraq?

Why does the press see the need to glorify the stupidity of some local who chooses to defy common sense and apply the breaks?
I didn't read it that way, the papers i read stated openly it happened minutes after their mates got amputated and that he not only ignored a sign, warning shots (and a warrior or two) to drive straght at a roadblock.

Death by sheer stupidity. Good on the warrior's gunner.
 

Mr Happy

LE
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#11
Completely failed to see the news item but first thought is that if an investigation is opened, and then correctly closed, how much better is that than the US equivalent?

Standards gentlemen.
 

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