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2003-10-13 Iraq
Army Backlash Against Recalcitrant Sunnis?
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Posted by growler 2003-10-13 6:14:01 PM|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6496 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 Damn Yankees... don't you guys know anything about citrus cultivation? What we got here is the dreaded Citrus Canker.... and the only way to save the groves is to.... uh... um fire 'em up. Don't get me started on the Med Flies.

This message brought to you by the Florida Dept. of Agriculture

Serving Gainesville since 1908
Posted by Shipman 2003-10-13 6:30:09 PM||   2003-10-13 6:30:09 PM|| Front Page Top

#2 Jazz? C'mon, that's simply unbelievable. Metal, rap, yeah -- I can see the soldiers picking that. Or maybe some sugary pop music ("Oops I Did It Again"?) as a real insult. Or get REALLY mean and play something religious -- "No Hiding Place" would be my choice.

But jazz?

Why use insults that go over the target's heads?
Posted by Robert Crawford  2003-10-13 6:42:24 PM|| []  2003-10-13 6:42:24 PM|| Front Page Top

#3  newspaper Iraq Today attempted to take a photograph of the bulldozers at work a soldier grabbed his camera and tried to smash it

Thank you Upright America Soldier

These were the Dozers from Area 61 the so called D-11 (aka BINGO) stealth catepillar. They were first used to pull the Aurora to the flight line.
Posted by Shipman 2003-10-13 6:45:56 PM||   2003-10-13 6:45:56 PM|| Front Page Top

#4 A-ha! I knew Florida Dept. of Agriculture was behind this! This was nothing but a war for Dole and Sunkist.

No Blood for Fruit!
Posted by Tokyo Taro 2003-10-13 6:47:11 PM||   2003-10-13 6:47:11 PM|| Front Page Top

#5 Miss Otis regrets
She's unable to pick fruit today,

Ah, Miss Ella!
Posted by Fred  2003-10-13 7:02:23 PM||   2003-10-13 7:02:23 PM|| Front Page Top

#6 LOL! What a scream...
FDA CeeBees goin' off the reservation in stealth 'pillers. Blood for Fruit marches. Iwate Iwaqi Juan Valdez's pulling camels. I'm going back to bed with images of Miles Davis in a big yellow gimme cap. Too much...

This whole thread, from the headline down, is a coffee alert!
Posted by .com 2003-10-13 7:08:19 PM||   2003-10-13 7:08:19 PM|| Front Page Top

#7 Jazz would not be my first choice - a little AC/DC, perhaps "Thunderstruck" or "Hells Bells" would be appropriate, especially when going after Moqtada Sadr. Get our Aussie friends to join in
Posted by Frank G  2003-10-13 7:20:03 PM||   2003-10-13 7:20:03 PM|| Front Page Top

#8 Like Robert DuVal In Apocalypse Now, I prefer the classics - a little "Ride of the Valkyries" when I'm winning hearts and minds.....
Posted by Mercutio 2003-10-13 7:43:45 PM||   2003-10-13 7:43:45 PM|| Front Page Top

#9 I like the one-hit-wonders, and for this thread I'd offer:
Jonathan King - Everyone's Gone To The Moon
Crazy World of Arthur Brown - Fire!
Desmond Dekker & The Aces - The Israelites
Posted by .com 2003-10-13 7:55:12 PM||   2003-10-13 7:55:12 PM|| Front Page Top

#10 Shouldn't we have at least fondled someone and burned a building or two? We have lost our ability to pillage. Let's get the hell out of Iraq we're losing our edge. Before long we'll be handing out school supplies and toys.
Posted by Super Hose  2003-10-13 8:05:40 PM||   2003-10-13 8:05:40 PM|| Front Page Top

#11 Actually, I sent an email to the editor of Iraq Times asking for confirmation, because I didn't believe it either.

He promptly wrote back and said his reporter did indeed cover this event and it appeared in their Oct 6th edition.

I've asked a few more questions that he hasn't answered yet (I sent my email at 5pm US time..which is late at night in Iraq) to get an idea if the tone of the story is correct.

I don't doubt that the core event happened, but why and how, as presented by this story, is a bit dubious in my mind.

We'll see if the editor answers my questions.
Posted by RussSchultz 2003-10-13 11:01:27 PM||   2003-10-13 11:01:27 PM|| Front Page Top

#12 And provides evidence - which should be easy as a leveled date orchard will be obvious even weeks later. So far, the convenience of not offering evidence is a bit disingenuous, IMHO.
Posted by .com 2003-10-13 11:33:53 PM||   2003-10-13 11:33:53 PM|| Front Page Top

18:46 Anonymous
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23:33 .com
23:25 .com
23:22 Not Mike Moore
23:07 Not Mike Moore
23:04 Not Mike Moore
23:03 Jennie Taliaferro
23:03 Bomb-a-rama
23:01 RussSchultz
22:58 Jennie Taliaferro
22:58 Not Mike Moore
22:54 Not Mike Moore
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22:37 Anonymous
22:13 .com
22:07 Frank G
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