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Crunchy Frog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:09 PM
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Centcom using FAUX Orwellian-speak in its releases now?
CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq A homicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near the city of Fallujah March 10.
Three members of an Iraqi family, one soldier from the Iraqi Army, and one U.S. Marine were killed by the blast.
Today, Iraqi Security Forces were working alongside U.S. Marines to ensure the safety of the citizens of Fallujah. Our thoughts are with the families and friends of the individuals who lost their lives, said Marine Lt. Col. Bryan F. Salas, Multi National Force-West spokesman.
The name of the deceased U.S. Marine will be released by the Department of Defense after next-of-kin notification.

http://www.centcom.mil/sites/uscentcom1/Lists/Casualty%...

Is Centcom going to be referring to all suicide bombs as "homicide bombs" now? Does that mean that non-suicide bombs that kill people are not considered homicidal? I think I'm going nuts.
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Peanutcat Donating Member (492 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:14 PM
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1. WTF is a
"A homicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device"?
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Greyhound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:16 PM
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2. Car-bomb.
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Peanutcat Donating Member (492 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-12-06 04:48 PM
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3. Well, duh!
I knew that; I was being sarcastic.
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