Two Down, Two to Go

#2
He recalls cowering naked under a table with the base's pet goat Ben, who "pissed and sh!t everywhere" in panic. Miraculously, no one was hurt.
I know this is a serious business, but this just made me laugh. You can just picture one of the Captains or RSM running in afterwards to find him naked under a table with a goat and covered in p!ss. He's not going to be getting any stick about it. :)
 
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Brick said:
He recalls cowering naked under a table with the base's pet goat Ben, who "pissed and sh!t everywhere" in panic. Miraculously, no one was hurt.
I know this is a serious business, but this just made me laugh. You can just picture one of the Captains or RSM running in afterwards to find him naked under a table with a goat and covered in p!ss. He's not going to be getting any stick about it. :)
A goat?They don't have any horses in Iraq? :D
 
#4
Devil_Dog said:
Brick said:
He recalls cowering naked under a table with the base's pet goat Ben, who "pissed and sh!t everywhere" in panic. Miraculously, no one was hurt.
I know this is a serious business, but this just made me laugh. You can just picture one of the Captains or RSM running in afterwards to find him naked under a table with a goat and covered in p!ss. He's not going to be getting any stick about it. :)
A goat?They don't have any horses in Iraq? :D
I'll have you know that Ben the goat is not to be made light of. He is infact a proud member of HMF
 

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"Basra's a rough town -- but one that's critical to Iraq's future. Fortunately, the British-led force here is at the top of its game, with new equipment and tactics and a growing recognition that a functional Iraq won't look like Britain or the U.S, but is still worth fighting for."

Yes.

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Brick said:
He recalls cowering naked under a table with the base's pet goat Ben, who "pissed and sh!t everywhere" in panic. Miraculously, no one was hurt.
...no wonder the goat was panicked!
 

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#8
Dhi Qar is a 'barren desert province' is it? So we'll ignore the marshes, Iraq's fourth largest city (Nasiriyah) and the 2,000,000 or so inhabitants?
 
#9
As far as I know, the marshes haven't been a hotbed. Have there been many issues there as of late? (not a sarcastic rhetorical question, I'm curious)

edit: David Axe (author of this piece) just wrote another piece. He seems intent on staying embedded with the Squaddies this time around. His Iraq blog is here http://www.defensetech.org/archives/cat_axe_in_iraq.html

Also, he's got some good pics of British operations.

These are his current pics of British operations:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/david_axe/sets/72157594312730581/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/david_axe/sets/72157594312760069/

Here's some from his previous time:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/david_axe/172671495/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/david_axe/172671492/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/david_axe/170123841/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/david_axe/170123836/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/david_axe/170123835/

The rest is SPAM centric, so I won't bother you guys with them.
 
#10
Quick example: a group of combat engineers near Baghdad were all fired up about their new, bomb-grabbing Buffalo armored vehicle, which they used to sift through roadside junk piles for IEDs. These guys would dig up an explosive with the Buffalo's spindly claw. And then, they'd be so proud of what they found, they'd want to snap a quick picture of their prize. So they'd use the claw to bring the bomb right up to the Buffalo's cab. And then, the IED would go off. A bad thing, of course. And the kind of thing that happens when folks aren't properly trained in bomb-handling.
Hmmmmmmmmm
 
#12
...most Baswaris are loudly calling for British troops to leave, often with rockets, mortars and bricks. But Basra sits atop most of Iraq's oil and generates 97 percent of the country's revenue. It cannot be abandoned...
Of course not.
 

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