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Thread #58447   Message #931477
Posted By: MARINER
11-Apr-03 - 07:47 PM
Thread Name: BS: WAR:- Why the fuss when soldiers die
Subject: RE: BS: WAR:- Why the fuss when soldiers die
DougR, I'm not implying anything at all, just wondering why the "friendly fire" all comes from the one direction, and why? Are the U.S. troops trigger happy? lacking in discipline? relying too much on technology and too little on common sense? or is it a lack of experience? (You will note that the Brits man checkpoints too, but they have yet to kill any civilians at them, that can be put down ,in part to their experience in Northern Ireland and the fact that their checkpoints are ,apparently, constructed differently, ie, the approaching vehicles HAVE to stop before they get to the actual barrier, whereas the Americans just seem to blow the shit out of them as they approach. Maybe the poor old Iraqi civilians, mostly women and children, are confused as to who's checkpoints they are coming up to?