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Danish army reprimands soldier using rifle to push Iraqi
Associated Press ^
Posted on 05/06/2004 1:48:44 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- A Danish soldier on duty in Iraq was reprimanded for using his rifle to push an Iraqi who made an obscene gesture, the army said Thursday.
A Danish military policeman saw how the sergeant used his rifle to push away the Iraqi man and filed a complaint with his superiors.
Denmark's army said it considered the case "a serious matter and will not accept that soldiers show any offending attitude toward other people," Army Operational Command said.
"The Danish soldiers in Iraq have been trained and ordered to treat the local population with respect," the command said, declining to release any more details. [snip]
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Politically correct war cannot be won.
The old Monty Python "gay brigade" routine is not far from becoming a reality.
posted on 05/06/2004 1:52:47 PM PDT
(..where lieth those little things with the sort of raffia work base that has an attachment?)
Thank you, rats....for making us lose this war.
posted on 05/06/2004 1:54:19 PM PDT
"The Danish soldiers in Iraq have been trained and ordered to treat the local population with respect."
I'd say the soldier had been respectful. He could have *shot* the Iraqi with his rifle instead.
posted on 05/06/2004 1:54:57 PM PDT
(May the wings of Liberty never lose a feather!)
This is geting downright silly.
posted on 05/06/2004 1:57:10 PM PDT
by p. henry
I was thinking more along the line of the Monty Python Spanish Inquisition Torture skit with -- THE COMFY CHAIR!
(the fluffy pillow would work too)
posted on 05/06/2004 2:04:32 PM PDT
("Diplomacy without arms is like music without instruments." -- Frederick the Great)
Go get fitted for your burkas now, girls...
"NOBODY expects the Spanish Inquisition!!"
Seriously, what's next? Soldiers being reprimanded and accused of "atrocities" for looking cross-eyed at Iraqis?
posted on 05/06/2004 2:07:50 PM PDT
The scene from Beverly Hills Cop where the cop slugs Eddie Murphy, then backs off and is like, "I am so sorry, you may file a grievance if you wish" springs to mind.
Nope it can't.
It's over already. We are just watching it peter out.
I called it over already after Fallujah.
posted on 05/06/2004 2:12:14 PM PDT
(Fallujah Delenda Est!!)
To: p. henry
You can SHOOT him with a rifle but you cannot PUSH him with a rifle.
Osama Bin Laden was right - We are nothing but a "paper tiger"
posted on 05/06/2004 2:13:42 PM PDT
(Fallujah Delenda Est!!)
"May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't."
-Gen. George S. Patton-
posted on 05/06/2004 3:59:24 PM PDT
(The democRATS are near the tipping point.)
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