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Bayonet Brits kill 35 rebels (Brits Go Hand To Hand 5 to 1)
The Sun ^ | 5-19-04

Posted on 05/19/2004 6:53:59 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache

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DAAAAAAAAAAAMN!
1 posted on 05/19/2004 6:54:00 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache
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To: My Favorite Headache

One thing is becoming clear about the insurgents there:

There may be alot of them, and they may be crazy, but they sure as hell can't shoot and they apparently can't fight worth a damn, either.


2 posted on 05/19/2004 6:56:57 PM PDT by flashbunny (Taxes are not levied for the benefit of the taxed.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Outstanding.


3 posted on 05/19/2004 6:57:28 PM PDT by Riley (Need an experienced computer tech in the DC Metro area? I'm looking. Freepmail for details.)
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I condemn Britain and its operation, as it was unacceptable and wrong.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1138575/posts

4 posted on 05/19/2004 6:57:52 PM PDT by yonif ("So perish all Thine enemies, O the Lord" - Judges 5:31)
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To: My Favorite Headache

All the terrorists know how to do is set off bombs. They don't have a clue how to fight.


5 posted on 05/19/2004 6:57:59 PM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: My Favorite Headache

F**KING A!!!


6 posted on 05/19/2004 6:59:22 PM PDT by dandi ("No nation ever taxed it's way into prosperity." - R.L.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Maybe I'm dreaming, but maybe a few Brits will actually have a sense of pride in their troops from this!


7 posted on 05/19/2004 7:00:07 PM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: yonif

And these Brits embarrassed the goons and thugs, humiliating them by killing so many when so fiercely outnumbered! How dare they intimidate the thugs and murderers! Next we'll hear they made the captives wear women's undies on their heads ... oh the horror!


8 posted on 05/19/2004 7:01:21 PM PDT by MHGinTN (If you can read this, you've had life support from someone. Promote life support for others.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Magnificent! Utterly keeping in the traditions of the Highlanders.

Would that American troops could be allowed to do such things.

Scotland, I raise my glass on high to thee!


9 posted on 05/19/2004 7:01:22 PM PDT by Old Sarge
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To: My Favorite Headache

WOW!


10 posted on 05/19/2004 7:04:37 PM PDT by nuffsenuff
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11 posted on 05/19/2004 7:05:14 PM PDT by ChuckShick (He's clerking for me...)
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To: My Favorite Headache
Who said don't bring a knife to a gunfight???

These terrorists fight like girls.

12 posted on 05/19/2004 7:06:55 PM PDT by Toddsterpatriot (Cry......and let slip the dogs of whine.)
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To: Old Sarge
I coulda sworn this had been posted earlier, but I can't find it now, so maybe I'm imagining things.

Here's to the Ladies from Hell!

13 posted on 05/19/2004 7:07:27 PM PDT by sociotard (I am the one true Sociotard)
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To: yonif
Your point is well taken. You posted me something on another thread about a separate military operation in which you drew the same analogy.

Israel should be able to defend itself without giving up half its territory, just as the U.S. defends itself. Honestly, when the War on Terror winds down, we (the U.S.) need to become less involved in that part of the world on either side, IMHO.

14 posted on 05/19/2004 7:07:33 PM PDT by Lexinom
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To: My Favorite Headache
An Army spokesman said: “This was an intense engagement.”

Typical British understatement. On the short end of 5-1 odds, and coming out of there with 3 wounded while killing 35 and capturing 9 is definitely "intense".

15 posted on 05/19/2004 7:12:45 PM PDT by steveegg (More people have died in Ted Kennedy's car than in Abu Ghraib since we took it over (thanks Peach))
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God Bless these brave Brits! Thank you, England!


16 posted on 05/19/2004 7:14:28 PM PDT by Chong (God Bless and Protect our Troops.)
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Oh, I can hear the skirl of the bagpipes as the outnumbered Highlanders led by David Niven charge across the sand with fixed bayonets to repel and destroy the Musselmen hordes.

Leni

17 posted on 05/19/2004 7:15:04 PM PDT by MinuteGal (Three-Day Countdown Till "Full Sails Ahead" for FReeps Ahoy Cruise! HOO-YAH!)
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To: yonif

God bless the Brits, and Hallelujah for bayonets!


18 posted on 05/19/2004 7:17:05 PM PDT by Kackikat
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To: My Favorite Headache

This was TOO GOOD! It's good to see that the Scots can really fight as well as strut their stuff.And they sure can strut their stuff! Better than the Irish can. I saw the Highlanders in Chicago many years ago and I just loved seeing them strut their stuff and play those bagpipes!


19 posted on 05/19/2004 7:19:49 PM PDT by Lady In Blue
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A Dios rogando, y con el mazo dando.


20 posted on 05/19/2004 7:20:24 PM PDT by JusPasenThru (Aw screw the Democrats.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Cold Sheffield steel.


21 posted on 05/19/2004 7:22:03 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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Baghdad Times reports British troop morale up about 150%


22 posted on 05/19/2004 7:22:59 PM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The answers are out there; Wisdom is found by asking the right questions)
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Amazing. God Bless them!


23 posted on 05/19/2004 7:23:11 PM PDT by areafiftyone (Democrats = the hamster is dead but the wheel is still spinning)
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To: yonif; Yehuda; LindaSOG; SJackson

Am Yisrael Chaim!

I wish I knew how to say LOCK AND LOAD in Hebrew!

It is LONG past time for THEIR bayonet charge!


24 posted on 05/19/2004 7:23:27 PM PDT by RaceBannon (VOTE DEMOCRAT AND LEARN ARABIC FREE!!)
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To: MinuteGal

I can see it now, many of the hollywood crowd suddenly supporting this war as they're going for starring roles in the many war flicks that are sure to come.

Surely hollywood wouldn't be hypocrits...would they?


25 posted on 05/19/2004 7:23:37 PM PDT by swheats
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To: ChuckShick

ROFLMAO one of the best Monty Python movies!


26 posted on 05/19/2004 7:24:17 PM PDT by areafiftyone (Democrats = the hamster is dead but the wheel is still spinning)
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27 posted on 05/19/2004 7:25:29 PM PDT by Redcoat LI
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Alllllllllllllright !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


28 posted on 05/19/2004 7:25:35 PM PDT by dennisw (Mohammed wrote: "Cut off their heads, and cut off the tips of their fingers." (Sura 8:12))
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Just Damn!!! 5 to 1 odds huh?


29 posted on 05/19/2004 7:25:44 PM PDT by Trueblackman (Terrorism and Liberalism never sleep and neither do I)
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To: Old Sarge

May God Bless the Queen and also TONY!


30 posted on 05/19/2004 7:26:28 PM PDT by oldtimer (t)
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To: flashbunny
...they sure as hell can't shoot and they apparently can't fight worth a damn, either.

But must say they are good at dying. I guess if we had lives as miserable as they have we wouldn't place much value on them either.

31 posted on 05/19/2004 7:26:50 PM PDT by luvbach1 (In the know on the border)
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To: My Favorite Headache

I was just checking and not one freakin mention on the BBC Newssite. How pathetic is that?


32 posted on 05/19/2004 7:27:29 PM PDT by areafiftyone (Democrats = the hamster is dead but the wheel is still spinning)
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To: MHGinTN

Say what you will about empire, the British military honed its military strategy and tactics during the first half of the twentieth century. None are better. They know the populations, their cultures and their hot buttons.

What a delightful story.


33 posted on 05/19/2004 7:27:44 PM PDT by billhilly (If you're lurking here from DU, I trust this post will make you sick)
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To: Lexinom
"Israel should be able to defend itself without giving up half its territory, just as the U.S. defends itself. Honestly, when the War on Terror winds down, we (the U.S.) need to become less involved in that part of the world on either side, IMHO."

Question: Do you support the Bush Administration's ME policy?

34 posted on 05/19/2004 7:28:08 PM PDT by justanotherday
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To: areafiftyone

My hope is Drudge picks it up off of our sidebar and explodes it.


35 posted on 05/19/2004 7:28:21 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (Rush 30th Anniversary Tour Tickets On Sale Now!)
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There we were.
Surrounded on all sides.
Outnumbered 5 to 1...


36 posted on 05/19/2004 7:28:52 PM PDT by Nick Danger (24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case. Coincidence?)
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To: Eurotwit

(((((((PING))))))


37 posted on 05/19/2004 7:29:46 PM PDT by areafiftyone (Democrats = the hamster is dead but the wheel is still spinning)
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To: billhilly
British military honed its military strategy and tactics during the first half of the twentieth century.

True, not to mention the foundation laid during most of the 19th century.

38 posted on 05/19/2004 7:30:50 PM PDT by luvbach1 (In the know on the border)
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To: areafiftyone
ROFLMAO one of the best Monty Python movies!

There's more than one?

39 posted on 05/19/2004 7:31:51 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (Free the GRPL3)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Bayonets? It's been a long time since I've heard of them being thus employed. I would venture a guess that the Arabs had only guns w/o bayonets. Further, I do not note any mention of "prisoners" taken. Cold steel has a way of inducing panic in the enemy, which I think could easily be the case here.


40 posted on 05/19/2004 7:31:56 PM PDT by Joee
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To: My Favorite Headache

A big Semper Fi to the Brits!


41 posted on 05/19/2004 7:32:24 PM PDT by opbuzz
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To: My Favorite Headache; metesky
I'm wondering if maybe that Scottish skirt thing, sans the undies, with nice, tanned, hairy calfs and socks with a little balls on them didn't, for a moment, stun the enemy with sexual longings, until it was too late and the Scottie's were upon them.
42 posted on 05/19/2004 7:33:34 PM PDT by Leisler (The Democrats. The nation's oldest organized crime family.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Nothing on the Drudge website.


43 posted on 05/19/2004 7:34:23 PM PDT by areafiftyone (Democrats = the hamster is dead but the wheel is still spinning)
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To: My Favorite Headache

I'd pay a hundred bucks to see a video of that engagement.


44 posted on 05/19/2004 7:34:26 PM PDT by germanicus
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Wow!


45 posted on 05/19/2004 7:36:21 PM PDT by Tennessean4Bush (An optimist believes we live in the best of all possible worlds, a pessimist fears this is true.)
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To: Joee

Hand to hand combat is a way one has to fight in urban settings. Staying put and returning fire gets you into Black Hawk Down situations where you can take fire from all sides. It was charge for sure but probably most of teh killed were shot up close. It takes professional training to fight hand to hand while any joker can aim and shoot from fixed positions.


46 posted on 05/19/2004 7:37:36 PM PDT by Destro (Know your enemy! Help fight Islamic terrorism by visiting www.johnathangaltfilms.com)
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To: flashbunny
There may be alot of them, and they may be crazy, but they sure as hell can't shoot and they apparently can't fight worth a damn, either.
 
Actually, I read recently (and yes, I'm fumbling around for the source in a stack of books) that this type of result wouldn't be surprising from U.S. forces, so at this date in time, why not England too?
 
I believe our fatality infliction rate in WWI was 18-1, WWII something like 35-1, Korea 38-1, Vietnam 40-1 and GWI 185-1. 
 
Keep on bringin' it sandys.  The odds are getting worse day by day.
 
Hats off to the Mighty Brits today!

Owl_Eagle

”Guns Before Butter.”

47 posted on 05/19/2004 7:38:53 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (FReep 'em all, let God sort 'em out.)
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To: sociotard

Nope, U R right - been posted at least 4X

But you know what - I still like to read it.....good news so as to speak.


48 posted on 05/19/2004 7:39:53 PM PDT by ASOC (In the end, the real National policy is set by the grunt on point)
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To: My Favorite Headache

DOUBLE DAMNNNNNNNNNNN!!! I hope it was captured on film....DANG!! That's what you call men with real, ah, uh... you know! :)


49 posted on 05/19/2004 7:40:12 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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There we were. Surrounded on all sides. Outnumbered 5 to 1...

I've heard it before Higgins!

50 posted on 05/19/2004 7:40:18 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (Free the GRPL3)
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