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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-13-04 06:01 AM
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U.S. Soldier Killed in Bombing of Convoy in Iraq
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=578&nci...

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A bomb attack on a U.S. convoy killed a U.S. soldier on Tuesday and wounded another soldier and a civilian contractor, the U.S. army said.

An army spokesman said the convoy, traveling from Baquba to Najaf, was hit just after midnight by a roadside bomb planted south of Baghdad.

....that is all right now. :(






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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-13-04 06:05 AM
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1. This was an 80 vehicle troop convoy that was attacked
Edited on Tue Apr-13-04 06:05 AM by NNN0LHI
http://www.boston.com/dailynews/104/world/U_S_soldier_k...

U.S. soldier killed as U.S. troops head toward Najaf

NAJAF, Iraq (AP) Gunmen attacked a large convoy of U.S. troops heading toward Najaf with gunfire and roadside bombs, killing one soldier and wounding two others and an American civilian contractor, officers in the convoy said Tuesday.

The 80-vehicle convoy was struck late Monday, when a volley of fire erupted north of the city. A roadside bomb hit a truck. The convoy accelerated through the ambush and continued on its way toward Najaf, 100 miles south of Baghdad.

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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-13-04 06:21 AM
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4. How many soldiers will be outside Najaf?
This is sooooo fucked up. They really want a holy war don't they?!
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RoyGBiv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-13-04 06:42 AM
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5. Ohdearlord
They're sending a "large convoy" of troops to Najaf!?!?!? This is what I get for actually doing things I'm supposed to be doing and getting sleep. I totally missed this.

Just when I think it's correct to say this is gonna be bad, it gets even worse.

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NewYorkerfromMass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-13-04 08:45 AM
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6. so with the Apache crash that's 3 today
not so bad as 10 or 12 per day like last week. :(
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markses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-13-04 06:06 AM
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2. Two Marines killed overnight as well
according to the Today show...

Plus the Apache shootdown....
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-13-04 08:46 AM
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7. five?
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-13-04 08:46 AM
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8. "Bring Em On" screeched the AWOL CHIMPANZEE
More deaths, destruction, Gold Star Mothers
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NewYorkerfromMass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-13-04 08:51 AM
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10. Thanks to John Kerry I know what a Gold Star Mother is.
:(
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-13-04 03:53 PM
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17. Everyone should know a Gold Star Mother
Edited on Tue Apr-13-04 03:57 PM by saigon68
And at the present rate, The CHIMPANZEE and his handlers are creating NEW ONES every DAY
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-13-04 06:08 AM
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3. Another contractor involved, as well.
Makes you wonder how many contractors are working in Iraq, doesn't it?

Very sad.
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Ripley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-13-04 08:48 AM
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9. I think I read 10,000 are contractors.
Too many.
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snooper2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-13-04 09:03 AM
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11. 24,000
Is the number I keep hearing...
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daa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-13-04 12:46 PM
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13. I heard they make
between 100 and 200 grand a year. I guess some GI making 12 grand doesn't really care too much about the mercenaries.
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Ripley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-13-04 03:27 PM
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14. NPR just had a KBR truck driver on...
He said he was making $80,000/year tax free. But he came home when his truck was hit recently. Lucky to be alive the way he described it. He did it for the money, as are a lot of Americans who saw this as quick easy cash back when the fighting was not widespread.
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-13-04 09:05 AM
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12. 20,000 and increasing
With cost plus contracts --- and a lot of Angry Gold Star mothers questioning why their daughters and sons are dying---- look for more foreign civilians to do the REMF tasks.
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-13-04 03:33 PM
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15. I am guessing these increases will continue...
until chimpass* is re-selected and they can comfortably install a draft. At least that is their plan which I hope NEVER happens...
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catmandu57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-13-04 03:40 PM
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16. Man I've lost touch
I just looked at Lunaville they say681 dead, but I believe that number to be so much higher. If they carry out these attacks the casualties will soar, and there's gonna be such a backlash.
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