Terry Boyd / S&S
Soldiers say that while they wear uniforms, the enemy doesn't and could be anyone. A 1st Cavalry soldier makes Iraqi Civil Defense Corps members disarm and lie down until he can verify who they are after the ICDC personnel showed up just after a mortar attack on U.S. soldiers. There are too many incidences when Iraqis in ICDC or police uniforms have fired on them, soldiers say.
posted on 05/03/2004 2:31:17 PM PDT
Better safe than sorry.
posted on 05/03/2004 2:34:37 PM PDT
The enemy is not willing to stand up and fight it out! Imperial powers have been saying the same thing for two hundred years when the colonials engage in guerrilla hit and run tactics.
U.S. soldiers rarely encounter an enemy willing to stand and shoot it out..
They rather stand back with a remote control and blow up a convoy at a discreet distance or maybe coerce somebody to do a suicide run. Chicken sh*ts.
posted on 05/03/2004 2:42:28 PM PDT
(Fortune favors the bold.)
Send the guys in the 12th Regiment mortar platoon of the 1st Cav your prayers and wishes.....http://www.hhc112mortars.com/E-Mail.htm
posted on 05/03/2004 2:49:18 PM PDT
(..where lieth those little things with the sort of raffia work base that has an attachment?)
"The same enemy tends to be more aggressive in urban warfare, more vulnerable in rural areas".
No women and children to hide behind in the rural areas.
posted on 05/03/2004 2:51:02 PM PDT
posted on 05/03/2004 2:59:02 PM PDT
by Dark Wing
there is a third option; they are dead.
posted on 05/03/2004 3:21:17 PM PDT
Theyre driven by money, Bibb said. Were driven by beliefs.
Who are the mercs?
posted on 05/03/2004 4:46:12 PM PDT
(If consistency is the hobgoblin of small minds, John F. Kerry’s mind must be freaking enormous. T.B.)
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