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ATTACKERS (Taliban) ARE KILLED IN BOOBY-TRAP BID BLUNDER
Daily Mirror ^ | 1/10/07 | staff

Posted on 01/10/2007 6:06:45 AM PST by pissant

BUNGLING Taliban fanatics have blown themselves to pieces trying to set a booby-trap near a British base in the Afghan desert.

Little was left of the threeman terror cell after the huge blast near Camp Price. Marines from J Company, 4 2 Commando, are among 250 British troops at the base.

Commanding officer Major Ewen Murchison, from Bearsden, Glasgow, said: "It was what we would describe as an own-goal."

The Taliban were trying to lay a massive anti-tank mine, which dated back to the Russian occupation 20 years ago.

The blast could be heard over a mile away back at Camp Price. The accident has delighted the marines and their Afghan National Army allies, who could also have been victims.

Sergeant Syeed Din, from the Afghan unit attached to the Gereshk base, was among the first on the scene last week.

He said: "We collected their clothes, a turban and a Kalashnikov. Their heads were not present or their legs.

"Pieces were blown over a far distance. The mine had the power to kill for 100 yards. It was very powerful.

"It would have killed anyone in a vehicle going over it."


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: deadjihadis; workaccident
I'd like to see the video.
1 posted on 01/10/2007 6:06:46 AM PST by pissant
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To: pissant

Premature jihadulation


2 posted on 01/10/2007 6:08:20 AM PST by indcons (Kirk Herbstreit - loser extraordinaire and buffoon)
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To: pissant

I like the style the article is written. That's how wars used to be reported.


3 posted on 01/10/2007 6:08:42 AM PST by SolidWood (Sadr lives. Kill him.)
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To: pissant
"It was what we would describe as an own-goal."

Priceless.

4 posted on 01/10/2007 6:09:08 AM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: pissant

Terrorists are having a bad week. Heheheh


5 posted on 01/10/2007 6:09:21 AM PST by manic4organic
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To: SolidWood; indcons

"The accident has delighted the marines and their Afghan National Army allies"


6 posted on 01/10/2007 6:09:39 AM PST by pissant
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To: pissant
"It was what we would describe as an own-goal."

Ya gotta love the Brits.

7 posted on 01/10/2007 6:10:02 AM PST by cinives (On some planets what I do is considered normal.)
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To: pissant
He said: "We collected their clothes, a turban and a Kalashnikov. Their heads were not present or their legs.

I'm not sure why, but I got a warm, fuzzy feeling when I read that.
8 posted on 01/10/2007 6:10:03 AM PST by Pox (If it's a Coward you are searching for, you need look no further than the Democrats.)
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To: Pox; All

The turban quote is priceless.


9 posted on 01/10/2007 6:10:43 AM PST by pissant
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To: pissant

10 posted on 01/10/2007 6:11:03 AM PST by batter ("Never let the enemy pick the battle site." - Gen. George S. Patton)
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To: soccer8

bttt


11 posted on 01/10/2007 6:12:22 AM PST by ConservativeMan55
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To: indcons

LOL


12 posted on 01/10/2007 6:12:38 AM PST by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: pissant

This sort of thing is the origin of the phrase "hoist on your own petard".


13 posted on 01/10/2007 6:12:54 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Larry Lucido
"It was what we would describe as an own-goal."

Brilliant. Too funny,

14 posted on 01/10/2007 6:13:16 AM PST by Beowulf
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To: indcons

Now that's funny.


15 posted on 01/10/2007 6:14:01 AM PST by SwankyC
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To: soccer8

May the good Lord take a likin to ya, and blow ya up REAL GOOD!

Missed that skit.

Oh, and 216 more virgins--think Helen Thomas cloned 215 more times would be acceptable?


16 posted on 01/10/2007 6:14:06 AM PST by OCCASparky (Steely-Eyed Killer of the Deep)
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To: pissant
WHAT HAP...[BOOM!!]
17 posted on 01/10/2007 6:14:19 AM PST by RichInOC (SHAITAN: HOW ARE YOU GENTLEMEN!! ALL YOUR SOUL ARE BELONG TO US. HA HA HA HA....)
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To: pissant

Do the Taliban qualify for Worker's comp?


18 posted on 01/10/2007 6:15:09 AM PST by Kenton (All vices in moderation. I don't want to overdo any but I don't want to skip any either.)
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To: Beowulf

I can hear that announcer, "goaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaal."


19 posted on 01/10/2007 6:15:28 AM PST by gate2wire
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To: OCCASparky

20 posted on 01/10/2007 6:15:59 AM PST by indcons (Kirk Herbstreit - loser extraordinaire and buffoon)
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To: pissant

The Religion of Piece(s).


21 posted on 01/10/2007 6:17:06 AM PST by Junior (Losing faith in humanity one person at a time.)
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To: indcons
---hilarious--I wonder if this may represent a lack of skilled personnel, also--

--although explosives handling and placement isn't quite like brain surgery, a certain level of expertise is required--

22 posted on 01/10/2007 6:17:22 AM PST by rellimpank (-don't believe anything the MSM states about firearms or explosives--NRA Benefactor)
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To: pissant
the marines were delighted but nazi pelosi hairy reid and swimmer kennedy are deeply saddeened and remorseful
23 posted on 01/10/2007 6:17:52 AM PST by mt tom
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To: pissant
I love a happy ending. Especially with a comedy.
24 posted on 01/10/2007 6:18:32 AM PST by No Truce With Kings (The opinions expressed are mine! Mine! MINE! All Mine!)
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To: pissant

somebody set us up, the bo...


25 posted on 01/10/2007 6:24:05 AM PST by TC Rider (The United States Constitution 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: Pox
He said: "We collected their clothes, a turban and a Kalashnikov. Their heads were not present or their legs.

I'm not sure why, but I got a warm, fuzzy feeling when I read that.

Dittos to that reply.

26 posted on 01/10/2007 6:29:28 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (The terrorists have many allies in the United States, especially in the democrat party.)
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To: indcons
To: pissant

"Premature jihadulation"

2 posted on 01/10/2007 6:08:20 AM PST by indcons (Kirk Herbstreit - loser extraordinaire and buffoon)

I like it. Phrase of the day.

27 posted on 01/10/2007 6:30:44 AM PST by american_ranger
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To: pissant
"He said: "We collected their clothes, a turban and a Kalashnikov. Their heads were not present or their legs." This could be a best seller on Pay-per-view.

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

28 posted on 01/10/2007 6:35:17 AM PST by AdvisorB
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To: Mr.Smorch

Talibannanasplit


29 posted on 01/10/2007 6:51:53 AM PST by Rummenigge (there's people willing to blow out the light because it casts a shadow)
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To: pissant

First big smile of the day..


30 posted on 01/10/2007 6:59:08 AM PST by pandoraou812 ( zero tolerance and dilligaf?)
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To: Rummenigge

Rummenigge,

We need to give a sliver of Helmand province to the German Army and let them go at it. Why should the Canadians and the Brits have all the fun?


31 posted on 01/10/2007 7:00:52 AM PST by AdvisorB
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To: Larry Lucido

The gift of understatement.


32 posted on 01/10/2007 7:03:14 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: pissant

"He said: "We collected their clothes, a turban and a Kalashnikov. Their heads were not present or their legs"

Nice way to start the day!


33 posted on 01/10/2007 7:11:18 AM PST by newcthem (George Bush's legacy.....a war with an enemy that can't be named and the "Religion of Peace")
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To: SolidWood

To paraphrase McGyver, "I love it when a plan blows apart."


34 posted on 01/10/2007 7:21:45 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: indcons

I'm sorry! ROTFLOL!!! Quote of the day!


35 posted on 01/10/2007 7:39:50 AM PST by nfldgirl ("I love a good rant every now-n-then!")
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To: Rummenigge

ROTFLOL! I can't stop laughing out loud through reading this entire thread! This is too good! Isn't it great to have a sense of humor!


36 posted on 01/10/2007 7:42:14 AM PST by nfldgirl ("I love a good rant every now-n-then!")
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To: pissant

TaliBAM!!!!

Whoopsie daisy.


37 posted on 01/10/2007 7:56:11 AM PST by stbdside
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To: pissant

"Abdul, hold ma' fermented goat milk and watch this!"


38 posted on 01/10/2007 7:59:58 AM PST by OB1kNOb (The American military does not lose wars. The American politician, however, does.)
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To: OCCASparky
Oh, and 216 more virgins--think Helen Thomas cloned 215 more times would be acceptable?

They've introduced the 'Janet' model.


39 posted on 01/10/2007 8:01:44 AM PST by uglybiker (A bunch of radical Unitarians left a flaming question mark on my lawn!)
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To: Vigilanteman
To paraphrase McGyver, "I love it when a plan blows apart."

Did McGyver say that? I thought it was Col. John "Hannibal" Smith.


40 posted on 01/10/2007 8:12:39 AM PST by Charles Martel (Liberals are the crab grass in the lawn of life.)
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To: pissant

Their last words:

"Now attach the white wire to the post. No wait, the bl...."


41 posted on 01/10/2007 8:26:25 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Charles Martel

It was Smith who used to say, "I love it when a plan comes together!"


42 posted on 01/10/2007 8:36:00 AM PST by Redleg Duke (Heaven is home...I am just TDY here!)
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To: Redleg Duke

Yes, I know... Vigilanteman was paraphasing the original.


43 posted on 01/10/2007 9:08:15 AM PST by Charles Martel (Liberals are the crab grass in the lawn of life.)
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To: Charles Martel

Well, yeah. But he was paraphrasing the wrong guy.


44 posted on 01/10/2007 9:22:26 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: pissant

First thought that entered my mind was from a previous article/thread that revealed new terminology..."total morselization."

from here...
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1549245/posts


45 posted on 01/10/2007 9:35:20 AM PST by woollyone (a man self-deceived is twice deceived)
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