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Flagg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 08:18 AM
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Four US soldiers killed in Iraq attacks: military
Four US soldiers killed in Iraq attacks: military




BAGHDAD (AFP) - Four US soldiers have been killed in separate attacks in southern and western Iraq (news - web sites), the military said.




"Three soldiers traveling in a 1st Armored Division convoy were killed during a small arms ambush" near the southern city of Diwaniyah around 7:00 pm (1500 GMT), the military said in a statement.


Another army statement said "a soldier assigned to the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force was killed yesterday as a result of enemy action in the Al Anbar Province," west of the Iraqi capital.


http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/afp/2004...



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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 08:33 AM
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1. What's the count for today?
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Frederic Bastiat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 08:47 AM
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2. 10? 11? n/t
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MaineDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 08:52 AM
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3. 694 American dead
And I'm not sure if these four are included in that total.

How very sad...

http://lunaville.org/warcasualties/Summary.aspx
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Frederic Bastiat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 08:55 AM
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4. This tally doesn't account for the 5 dead Marines
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dArKeR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 10:43 AM
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13. sing hymns during a Christian service at their oupost
Edited on Sun Apr-18-04 10:45 AM by dArKeR
U.S. Marines from the 1st Battalion 5th Marine Regiment sing hymns during a Christian service at their oupost at a soft drink factory in Fallujah on Sunday.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/02/24/iraq/main5418...

It doesn't seem to me that singing and killing go together no matter what race, religion, or country.

I can't believe Bush has lead the world to this path. It's the year 2004 and look at what the America Media has allowed to happen to the world! (FOX, CNN, O. North, Limbaugh, Fineman, Woodward, Russert, Hastert, Lott, Delay...)
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keithyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 08:58 AM
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5. Is this in addittion to the 8 reported earlier?
The news is coming in so fast, I can't keep up.
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Amerpie Donating Member (380 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 09:16 AM
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6. That's the point
More often than not, the soldiers killed in Iraq are not the headline story. This week at Ft. Bragg, a visit from Tiger Woods got more press attention than the number of killed soldiers and Marines.

It reminds me of a favorite quote: "In a democracy, propaganda plays the same role that violence plays in an authoritarian state - to further the interest of the elite."

Noam Chomsky
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 09:36 AM
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7. I use to be a Tiger fan.
NO MORE -
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silverchair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 10:02 AM
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8. literally...
the deaths are occurring at an almost daily rate. how many soldiers and civilians have to die before shrub is tossed out on his ear? i am getting so sick of hearing about deaths. i am ashamed that a large portion of americans still support this disaster of a war.
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Iraq_Vet_For_Peace Donating Member (23 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 10:07 AM
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9. tide turning
this , in dubyas words, is "troubling" i was in diwaniyah and that was thought of to be the "example" city, good realations with the locals, etc. if places like diwaniyah are turing, all is truly lost
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teryang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 10:22 AM
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10. Love your handle
Good to hear from you.
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 10:30 AM
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11. Welcome, hope you are home, and glad if you are. nt
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lebkuchen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 10:36 AM
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12. 1AD is one of the divisions that's been extended indefinitely
It should have been home already. That $1,000/mo extra hazardous duty pay doesn't mean squat to the military spouses who haven't seen their husbands/wives in over a year.

What next, Chimpy? Extra extra hazardous duty pay?
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