US troops shoot dead Iraqi general

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The deputy commander of the Iraqi army in western Al-Anbar province was shot dead by US troops at a checkpoint Tuesday night, a police officer said.

"The US forces opened fire at 8:00 pm on Brigadier General Ismail Swayed al-Obeid, who had left his base in Baghdadi to head home," police Captain Amin al-Hitti said.

No immediate reaction was available from the US military.
For f*cks sake.
 
#2
Maybe their calendars had stopped?

Flippancy aside - Oh fcuk. I'm sure his troops , and the veterans that served under him in the old days will be chuffed to buggery.

Better get those Mortar radars powered up.
 

chimera

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#5
Nothing being reported on Al Jazeera - and they are not normally slow to pick up this kind of report.
 
#7
Corporal said:
Who cares if they shot him, he's a DEAD Iraqi general. :wink:
its that kind of remark that makes the US military the most respected in the world :roll:
 
#9
my pleasure although I must admit that I was slightly disappointed that you didnt bite! :wink:
 
#10
We have four marksmanship princiles..... it would apper they still teach only one:
READY... FIRE... AIM...



watch and shoot, watch and shoot.... nuff said
 
#11
if it all goes well, i may be visiting the American Cadet Alliance summer camp , if so i will be teaching the Kids British MO in Combats situation. they may find it useful.
 
#12
I think the general was from the new Iraqi Army, Corporal I dont think there are two Iraqi armys, one fighting us and one we are training. Common sense needed :?
 
#13
So this is another FF/Blue on Blue oopsie, then?..

what was his crime? Driving after curfew? Too fast? too slow?.. didn't have the right flag or markings? couldn't ' habla espanol ' or rap ebonics? of did he just look suspicious being in a uniform, perhaps, different from the starship trooper outfits the checkpoint fellows sport..

can't find anything on the ' wire'services about this yet...Given the recent unpleasantness with Italy, you'd think this would get mucho play on the anti-Bush networks.. unless... ooh.. its being supressed by ' unnamed official sources '...
 
#14
Sorry to disappoint you all about this story. It isn't true.

I am currently on tour in a location where I have eyes on to this. The story did the rounds a few days ago and set off alarms bells. The formation concerned did an investigation and found the story was false.

However, like poo on the proverbial blanket...
 
#15
Ok, is there a dead General or not?
 
#17
PartTimePongo said:
Ok, is there a dead General or not?
it would seem no one is sure.....but you can be sure it's only a matter of time before the cousins do bag a friendly general of some sort.
 
#20
pompadour said:
We have four marksmanship princiles..... it would apper they still teach only one:
READY... FIRE... AIM...



watch and shoot, watch and shoot.... nuff said
still doesn't change the above does it eh corp??!! good drills...
 

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