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Flagg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-03-04 09:20 AM
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U.S. Soldier Killed, Two Hurt in Iraq Attack
U.S. Soldier Killed, Two Hurt in Iraq Attack

39 minutes ago Add Top Stories - Reuters to My Yahoo!



BAGHDAD (Reuters) - One U.S. soldier was killed and two were wounded Monday when they came under small arms fire south of Baghdad, the U.S. military said in a statement.



The statement said the soldiers, from the 1st Armored Division, were fired on while providing security at a weapons cache found in a raid the previous night.


The latest fatality brings to 553 the number of U.S. troops killed in combat since the invasion of Iraq (news - web sites) in March last year.


http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20040...




39 minutes ago Add Top Stories - Reuters to My Yahoo!



BAGHDAD (Reuters) - One U.S. soldier was killed and two were wounded Monday when they came under small arms fire south of Baghdad, the U.S. military said in a statement.



The statement said the soldiers, from the 1st Armored Division, were fired on while providing security at a weapons cache found in a raid the previous night.


The latest fatality brings to 553 the number of U.S. troops killed in combat since the invasion of Iraq (news - web sites) in March last year.






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catmandu57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-03-04 09:26 AM
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1. First of the day
I wish each and every morning the first thing that gw mcchimp* had to look at were the faces and names of the Americans who either died or were wounded for that fucking idiot*.
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Crunchy Frog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-03-04 01:43 PM
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16. I wish he had to look
at the actual physical remains, as well as the physical remains of as many Iraqi civilians as possible whose deaths he has been responsible for.

Maybe he could also be forced to tour some Iraqi hospitals following a night of bombing, and see the injured up close.

I doubt it would make him feel guilty since he has no conscience, but at least he might experience some visceral revulsion.
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WLKjr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-03-04 09:39 AM
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2. So how many has it been in just three days (May) ?
I have heard and read almost 10 so far. April didn't start off like this did it? When is it going to stop.............
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pippin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-03-04 10:04 AM
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4. 14 in May
Total: 755

God knows how many now injured will die from their injuries and not get counted among the fatalities.


http://lunaville.org/warcasualties/Summary.aspx

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catmandu57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-03-04 10:11 AM
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5. 11 yesterday
with many wounded, some seriously, we won't hear about the ones who don't make it.
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lebkuchen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-03-04 10:03 AM
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3. The 1AD was supposed to have returned home last month
Edited on Mon May-03-04 10:04 AM by lebkuchen
The division was extended beyond the 365 days stated on their orders. The "gotcha!" is as follows: "or until the mission has been accomplished." The mission will never be accomplished.

Below is the 1AD public affairs spokesperson's response last week when eight 1AD were killed on Thursday.

I think it does a disservice to the soldiers and more importantly their families to infer that this would not have happened had the deployment not been extended, Gercken said. Their sacrifice and the work they were accomplishing is too important to be covered up by speculation on what might have happened.

Memo to Maj. Gercken: Had these soldiers been returned home as promised, they would, in fact, be alive today.

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markses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-03-04 10:19 AM
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6. First 4 days of April v. first 3 days of May
Edited on Mon May-03-04 10:30 AM by markses
APRIL

1-Apr: 1
1 - I MEF, killed in hostile action, al-Anbar Province (near Fallujah)

2-Apr: 1
1 - 1AD, killed in IED attack, Baghdad

3-Apr: 1
1 - I MEF killed in hostile action, al-Anbar Province

4-Apr: 11
1 - I MEF killed in hostile action, al-Anbar Province;
8 - 1AD killed in ambush, al-Sadr city section of Baghdad;
1 - Task Force Olympia, killed in IED attack, Mosul;
1 - 1ID killed in IED attack, Kirkuk

MAY

1-May: 4
1 - Task Force Olympia, killed in IED attack, Qarrayah;
1 - Task Force Olympia, killed in IED attack, Balad;
2 - unit unnamed, killed in IED attack, Amarah

2-May: 9
2 - unit unnamed, killed in IED attack, northwest Baghdad;
1 - unit unnamed, killed in bomb attack near Kirkuk;
6 - 5 Navy Seabees and 1 US Army soldier attached to I MEF, killed in mortar attack, Camp Ramadi

3-May: 1
1 - 1AD, killed by small-arms fire, south of Baghdad
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-03-04 11:09 AM
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7. "BRING EM ON" screeched the COWARDLY CHIMPANZEE
Another death to feed the Blood lust of Amerika's No 2 Puppet Boy War Criminal.

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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-03-04 11:16 AM
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8. Karl Rove sez oink oink
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NickB79 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-03-04 11:17 AM
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9. These "readjusted" casualty numbers are really starting to piss me off
553 dead since "end of major combat"? The real number is over 750, you dumb fuck editors!! Twice the number of those killed during "major combat"!! Assholes!

Excuse the profanity please, I just had to vent.
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markses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-03-04 11:30 AM
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10. It clearly says "killed in combat"
Now, the decision to run the "killed in combat" number over the total number of those killed is pretty clearly political, but it is - at the very least - clearly marked here.
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-03-04 11:45 AM
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11. THEY ALL DIED IN THE SERVICE TO THEIR COUNTRY
THE NEOCONS ARE PISSING ON THEIR GRAVES BY PLAYING WITH THE NUMBERS


Rove and his THUGS are deliberately keeping the numbers down to sedate the SHEEP...

If I were still in the service, I would be very very angry. I hope everyone here makes sure to write to whoever they know in the service and point out ROVE'S LIES He is the Scummiest BASTARD on the face of the earth.
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ninkasi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-03-04 12:37 PM
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12. I agree
I am a 60 year old woman, never in the service, but the way the neocons are hushing up the real numbers, and the shameful way they try to hide those who gave their lives, makes my blood boil.

They are all scummy bastards; the sheep better wake up pretty soon, or we are doomed. It might already be too late, even if they do start paying attention to the real situation in Iraq.
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-03-04 12:50 PM
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14. Thank you for recognizing their sacrifice.
If they were killed in a truck accident there, hauling supplies, why should that death mean any less than someone shot through the head, between the eyes, by a sniper???

These ROVIAN CRIMINALS somehow have convince the News Media of this Principle.
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markses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-03-04 12:47 PM
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13. True
And yet none of that invalidates my point in the post you respond to. :-)
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-03-04 01:01 PM
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15. I was agreeing with you
Edited on Mon May-03-04 01:02 PM by saigon68
Its a numbers game . :-) :-)

The lower the number the lower the SDF= SHEEP DISCOMFORT FACTOR

SPEAKING OF NUMBERS I HAVE ONE KIA TODAY SO FAR
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markses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-03-04 02:02 PM
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17. I have the 1 KIA marked
See my post#6
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-03-04 05:56 PM
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18. Now 2 today per LUNAVILLE
756

Disgusting
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