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Flubadubya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 07:49 AM
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Three U.S. Soldiers killed in Iraq yesterday, announced today: CNN.
Just announced on CNN that three U.S. soldiers were killed by explosive devices yesterday but was only announced today.

Wonder if the Bushies didn't want anything raining on their "Iraq Reconstruction" roll out yesterday. Can't think of any other reason.
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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 07:50 AM
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1. Expect more bad news today
The California Recall will overshadow most of it.
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:59 AM
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14. BRING EM ON !!!!!
This sucks. For the families, for the children who now have no parent, for anyone who cares about truth.
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phillybri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 07:50 AM
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2. The media doesn't even bother to report this anymore....
:grr:
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Flubadubya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 08:18 AM
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6. Well, up until now...
the media has always announced military deaths in Iraq on the day that they happned. This is the first time that the announcement has been delayed until the following day. That must mean that someone in the administration withheld the information from the media... for some reason or other.

I happen to think it was so that their Condoleeza-guided, White House instigated, Iraqi Reconstruction scam could be rolled out in a "pristine" environment. Wouldn't want any nasty news spoiling that little marketing strategy. :grr: is right!
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 08:05 AM
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3. I was wondering if things slowed down a bit!
Now I know.
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ConcernedCanuk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 08:09 AM
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4. Didn't them Iraqi's get the memo - "The war is over" ??
No apologies for my sarcasm

Shame on the pResident for claiming "victory" back in May

This war is a LONG ways from being over

It WILL NOT END while the USA has one Murikkan in Iraq

Just My Humble Canadian Opinion

Young Americans dying for no reason except the BFEE's greed for oil

(sigh)
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 08:21 AM
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7. Not to worry Condi is running the show now
:eyes:
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argonne Donating Member (243 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:00 AM
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10. I feel so good!
Do we reset the counter to ZERO casualities today?
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Jacobin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:40 PM
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19. Whew. and Not a Moment Too Soon
Dr. Rice will fix Iraq in no time. She's rilly rilly smart and der pResident likes her a lot. So now the Raqi peeple will know its ok and they won't bomb and shoot our soldiers iny more.

Ah'm rill rill happy now.

p.s. She'll probably ketch Saddam now, too, cause the other ones were too stupid to ketch him.

/sarc
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Teaser Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 08:09 AM
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5. As Dr. Fate used to say...
MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!
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catmandu57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 08:28 AM
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8. I was just getting ready to post on this
Besides three more dead, there were helicopter crashes and wounded. I don't know the cause of the crashes, but, I get the feeling that they wouldn't give the real reason anyway, either the equipment is wearing out, or those shoulder fired missiles are finding the mark.

So now, it's 323 dead. The news today will be all California, so, we won't be hearing about what's going on. The new spin now is look at all the positive things that's happening in Iraq, don't mind those dead bodies over there.
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Rose Siding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 08:52 AM
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9. CNN showed the hosp in Germany
Aaron Brown's show had a long piece on casualties and the extensive injuries being suffered- more now than before major conflict was declared ended. -greater in number and worse in nature. Some Docs and nurses were interviewed and some parents. Photos of awful injuries. -Very moving piece and the first one I've seen in a regular news slot.
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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:18 AM
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11. I saw that Aaron Brown piece - said over 6600 injured and sick
Edited on Tue Oct-07-03 09:18 AM by rmpalmer
have been through Germany on way to US. Nurse said some days they only get a one, two or three on a plane, other days it may be 40. A lot of the injuries are horrific, amputations and open and closed head injuries. And yes they did say it had gotten more horrific since the end of "major hostilities" was declared by flyboy.
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lebkuchen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:48 AM
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13. The German guards at Landstuhl told me two weeks ago....
Edited on Tue Oct-07-03 09:51 AM by lebkuchen
on average 3 helicopters a day (which can carry approx. 7 injured, which is not to say the helicopters are full when they come in), the ambulances and buses carrying in the lesser injured all day long.

Here's the most recent piece Stars and Stripes has published on this issue, written in July. I've been waiting for the writer to update, which is why I wish I'd seen Aaron Brown's coverage.

http://estripes.com/article.asp?section=104&article=165...

Considering all the wounded, you'd think Stripes would cover that story better, but the paper is put together in DC, and everyday the editors paste together a sugar-coated version of military life, ignoring the growing problems and concerns.

Go to estripes.com any day of the week, and you'll see lots of sunshine, lollipops and rainbows. Or try this for today's headlines:

http://estripes.com/section.asp?section=104

The stories are in complete contrast to the deployed troops' letters blasting the Army in particular and the Bush administration in general.

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silverchair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:47 AM
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12. so how many soldiers have
to die before america wakes up? i can't believe stupid-ass bush declared an end to major combat on may 1st. the major combat has only begun and seems to get worse.
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Spazito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 10:05 AM
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15. For the soldiers that have returned to the US on leave....
I can't help but wonder how awful it must be for them to see that very little of what is REALLY happening in Iraq is being covered in the media and no coverage of the return of the fallen. It has to be devastating for them.
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qanda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 10:16 AM
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16. My heart bleeds for the families
of these soldiers. May God comfort their hearts.
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UpInArms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:26 PM
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17. MSNBC Link
http://www.msnbc.com/news/870749.asp?cp1=1

BAGHDAD, Iraq, Oct. 7 Three U.S. soldiers and an Iraqi interpreter were killed and three other service members were wounded in a pair of roadside bombings in central Iraq, the U.S. military said Tuesday.

THEY WERE THE first reported deaths by hostile fire of American soldiers in Iraq since Friday.

In the first attack, one soldier attached to the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment was killed and another wounded in a bombing about 9:50 p.m. Monday just west of the Iraqi capital, the U.S. Central Command said in a statement.

About an hour later, another roadside bombing killed two soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division and their Iraqi translator, the military said. Two other soldiers were injured in the bombing, which took place in al-Haswah about 25 miles south of Baghdad.

...more...
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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:36 PM
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18. Seems that there's a lot of stuff going on in Baghdad
at the moment. Of course none of this is in the US Press but here's a report on one of the incident in Baghdad.

al Jazeerah

Protesters at Baghdad mosque in confrontation with US soldiers over arrest of Imam

Khaleej Times, (AP)

7 October 2003

BAGHDAD - US soldiers in about 20 Humvees with two helicopters hovering low overhead confronted about 600 demonstrators Tuesday at a Shiite Muslim mosque in southwest Baghdad, with protesters claiming the Americans had illegally detained their Imam.

Sheikh Mohammed Al Sudani said mosque preacher Moayed Al Karzraji was arrested Monday as he lead a12 -man delegation to negotiate with the Americans at 2 p.m. in the municipal council building. Al Sudani said the group was briefing detained and handcuffed by soldiers. Everyone in the group was released, he said, but the Imam who was taken to an unknown location.

<snip>

Al Sudani accused the Americans of putting hand grenades in the mosque on Monday as a pretext for arresting the Imam and sealing the building Tuesday.

Protesters were shouting America equals Saddam and Today we are raising banners tomorrow we will raise weapons.

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teryang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 06:16 PM
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20. Looks like we'll have 400 dead by New Year
Edited on Tue Oct-07-03 06:16 PM by teryang
What a happy occasion that will be. x(
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