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LauraK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 04:15 AM
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ONE KILLED, TWO INJURED IN VEHICLE ACCIDENT (Baghdad Airport)
BAGHDAD, Iraq ? One soldier was killed and two were injured in a military vehicle rollover accident July 20 near Baghdad International Airport.

One soldier died at the scene.

The two injured soldiers were taken to the 47th Forward Support Battalion for treatment.

(not much) More here
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theHandpuppet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 05:47 AM
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1. Dammit!
Can someone explain to me WHY there have been so many rollovers in these vehicles used by our military?!! Jeezil Pete, I guess it's a good thing Iraq is flat as a pancake or God knows what would happen (sarcasm alert). The sheer number of these deadly rollovers is friggin' ridiculous!
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Zech Marquis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 07:37 AM
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6. liars of course
if the truth came out about the real losses, the * know they're toast, so Rummy is doing his best to water down the real numbers on us. Tha's why you hear about so many humvees and tanks "suddenly flipping on its side"...
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Enraged_Ape Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 10:25 AM
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15. This looks really bad for the manufacturer of Humvees
I mean, their vehicles have the widest wheelbase of just about anything smaller than a fucking cement mixer, and they STILL manage to rollover in a GODDAMN DESERT on what seems like a daily basis.

If I were the manufacturer of these sepulchres-on-wheels, I would be screaming for the military to tell the truth about these deaths.
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booksenkatz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 05:52 AM
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2. Oh...
thank God it was just an accident! It won't count in the total death toll.

</sarcasm off>

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alcuno Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 06:42 AM
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3. As soldiers are being killed, our president is using the war as part of
his fundraising speech. This is all so sad.

Here's the list.
http://www.pigstye.net/iraq/
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dragonquest8 Donating Member (941 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 08:58 AM
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9. It is sick
Chimp cabal is cancer and need to be removed ASAP
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4dsc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 06:52 AM
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4. TWO dead now...
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Kellanved Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 07:04 AM
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5. Three
The story you posted is different from the accident in this thread.
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 08:16 AM
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7.  Looks like 4 already today
Edited on Sun Jul-20-03 08:19 AM by saigon68
At this rate, it will be almost a thousand in no time.

Disgusting. what a waste.

<sarcasm>Don't say anything though, it just encourages this </sarcasm>

Oh, I forgot the immortal words of our AWOL, Drunken CHIMP,

"BRING IT ON"
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 09:07 AM
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10. Two dead near Mosul, one more dead near the Baghdad airport
It is very hard to keep track of the KIAs, and nearly impossible to find out the number of wounded.
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teryang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 08:55 AM
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8. West of Mosul
Edited on Sun Jul-20-03 09:00 AM by teryang
That's a long way from Bagdad.

On edit:

I know everyone has noticed this but now the practice of keeping two sets of books on how many troops have been killed in this war is just assumed and the real number isn't even given in this article.
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fshrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 09:14 AM
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11. Isn't there a lot of vehicle accident? I thought they had Humvees
those reputedly invincible, unrolloverable things...
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Kamika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 10:00 AM
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12. lol i agree
soon our humvees have killed more soldiers then the iraquis
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htuttle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 10:04 AM
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13. It's the land mines
No matter how stable they are, they are unlikely to remain upright if a land mine explodes underneath them.
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Enraged_Ape Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 10:20 AM
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14. And I thought New Mexico highways were bad
At least we have an excuse with all of our DWIs.

Seriously, are we REALLY supposed to believe that our soldiers in Iraq are such crappy drivers that they just can't keep from smashing up their Humvees?

I feel terrible for the families of the victims who have to listen to this garbage. It only adds insult to tragedy to know they're being so cavalierly lied to.
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