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Insurgents 'right to take on US'
BBC ^ | 3 May 2007, 03:50 GMT

Posted on 05/02/2007 9:26:44 PM PDT by james500

Insurgents in Iraq are right to try to force US troops out of the country, a former British army commander has said.

Gen Sir Michael Rose also told the BBC's Newsnight programme that the US and the UK must "admit defeat" and stop fighting "a hopeless war" in Iraq.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: antiamerican; antiamericanism; antidemocracy; jerk; proterrorist; stuckonstupid; treason
"Sir Michael has written a book drawing similarities between the tactics of insurgents and George Washington's men in America's War of Independence."

AHA! He's got a book he needs to pimp.

1 posted on 05/02/2007 9:26:46 PM PDT by james500
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To: james500
similarities between the tactics of insurgents and George Washington's men in America's War of Independence

Any relation to "sir" Michael Moore?

2 posted on 05/02/2007 9:30:38 PM PDT by batter ("Always take the offensive...Never Dig in." - Gen Patton)
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To: james500

Don’t they all?


3 posted on 05/02/2007 9:30:46 PM PDT by endthematrix (a globalized and integrated world - which is coming, one way or the other. - Hillary)
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To: james500

Finally! A general that Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Cindy Sheehan, Michael Moore, Barack Hussein Obama, John Kerry, Silky Pony and the MSM can get behind!!


4 posted on 05/02/2007 9:31:45 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Nancy Pelosi: The Babbling Bolshevik Babushka from the City by the Bay.)
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To: james500
"The catastrophes that were predicted after Vietnam never happened.

"The same thing will occur after we leave Iraq."

I want to hear more specifics. What predicted catastrophies never happened?

What predicted catastrophies did happen?

Iraq-Vietnam

?-Cambodia

5 posted on 05/02/2007 9:34:54 PM PDT by secretagent
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To: secretagent
"The catastrophes that were predicted after Vietnam never happened.

You mean other than the 5 million dead people...

L

6 posted on 05/02/2007 9:36:10 PM PDT by Lurker (Comparing 'moderate' islam to 'extremist' islam is like comparing small pox to plague.)
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To: james500
a former British army commander has said.

Just how former is he?

7 posted on 05/02/2007 9:36:23 PM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken (Seldom right but never in doubt)
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To: james500

Who is this twit and what unit had the misfortune of having him as a commander?


8 posted on 05/02/2007 9:39:40 PM PDT by Volunteer (Just so you know, I am ashamed the Dixie Chicks make records in Nashville.)
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To: james500
Lord Haw-Haw had a son.
9 posted on 05/02/2007 9:41:30 PM PDT by jmcenanly (Cowards take hostages. We do not.)
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To: james500

The “insurgents” fight against Iraqi citizens. They are akin to the KKK in the Reconstruction South after the US “Civil War” except these “insurgents” come from other countries to wage jihad in Iraq.

This man is an idiot and a traitor. Hope the Brits hang him like they hung Lord Haw Haw, the British Nazi propagandist and antisemite.


10 posted on 05/02/2007 9:41:31 PM PDT by weegee (Libs want us to learn to live with terrorism, but if a gun is used they want to rewrite the Const.)
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To: james500

The “insurgents” fight against Iraqi citizens. They are akin to the KKK in the Reconstruction South after the US “Civil War” except these “insurgents” come from other countries to wage jihad in Iraq.

This man is an idiot and a traitor. Hope the Brits hang him like they hung Lord Haw Haw, the British Nazi propagandist and antisemite.


11 posted on 05/02/2007 9:43:15 PM PDT by weegee (Libs want us to learn to live with terrorism, but if a gun is used they want to rewrite the Const.)
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To: Wally_Kalbacken

Probably retired sometime the end of the 90’s. He’s been calling for Blair’s impeachment for several years now.


12 posted on 05/02/2007 9:44:00 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: james500

Too many who have been recently dubbed “Sir” are limp-wristed.


13 posted on 05/02/2007 9:45:41 PM PDT by familyop (Essayons (has-been))
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To: weegee

Well, y’know......what goes around comes around.....


14 posted on 05/02/2007 9:46:02 PM PDT by Just Lori (There is nothing "democratic" about Democrats.)
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To: james500

The British never have figured out why we wanted independence have they? There is absolutely no similarity between the insurgents and the American Revolution.


15 posted on 05/02/2007 9:47:07 PM PDT by madison10
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To: Lurker
You mean other than the 5 million dead people...

In Vietnam, 100,000 summary executions and 250,000 boat people.

2 million Cambodians.

http://www.swiftvets.com/article.php?story=20040828115354258

16 posted on 05/02/2007 10:00:46 PM PDT by secretagent
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To: Volunteer

Can someone stick a bayonette in his craw?


17 posted on 05/02/2007 10:03:06 PM PDT by pissant
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To: james500
"The catastrophes that were predicted after Vietnam never happened."

WTF???????

Is this ass brain damaged?

Wonder if he thinks the Irish had the same right?

18 posted on 05/02/2007 10:06:06 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Dig deeper, more ammo.)
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To: james500

Did ‘General Sir Michael Rose’ dedicate his book to Muqtada al-Sadr?


19 posted on 05/02/2007 10:08:33 PM PDT by mkjessup (Jan 20, 2009 - "We Don't Know. Where Rudy Went. Just Glad He's Not. The President. Burma Shave.")
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To: james500
AHA! He's got a book he needs to pimp.

Bingo! Apparently he doesn't know that the market is already saturated with leftist looney rantings.

20 posted on 05/02/2007 10:10:12 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: Lurker

You beat me to it.
:O)
P


21 posted on 05/02/2007 10:10:12 PM PDT by papasmurf (Patience is, not only, a virtue...it's also a weapon. Be patient FRed!)
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To: Lurker
You mean other than the 5 million dead people...

The left's ability to deny reality is without bounds. They can easily ignore the millions dead in Cambodia and elsewhere for one reason - they have no souls! As time has passed since 9/11 it is become more obvious that the left is out to purposefully destroy this Republic. The left is pure evil.

22 posted on 05/02/2007 10:15:16 PM PDT by sand88 (q)
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To: james500

If we leave now we will end back in Iraq in 5 years. What is the point of leaving now?


23 posted on 05/02/2007 10:31:10 PM PDT by Porterville (God is love and Dog is evol)
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To: james500

“Sir Michael” is a monstrous moron. Far from any “similarities” between the Continental Army under Washington and the mass-murdering psychopaths of the jihad, all that is significant are the enormous DIFFERENCES of morality, tactics, and standards. This is as asinine as the bozos who tried to call terrorist Yassir Arafart the “George Washington” of Palestine. “Sir” Michael is just another charlatan of the left, whatever his military background happens to be.


24 posted on 05/02/2007 10:33:16 PM PDT by Enchante (Reid and Pelosi Defeatocrats: Surrender Now - Peace for Our Time!!)
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To: james500
British army commander Gen Sir Michael Rose is an embarrassment to his country.
25 posted on 05/02/2007 10:33:21 PM PDT by garylmoore (Faith is the assurance of things unseen.)
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To: james500

Too bad he wasn’t a British general at the time of the American Revolution. They would have retreated after Lexington and Concord.


26 posted on 05/02/2007 11:44:41 PM PDT by Roy Tucker ("You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality"--Ayn Rand)
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To: james500

Shameful. Simply shameful.

What a blithering moron.

As far as I know, George Washington and his men did not advocate the slow beheading of live, innocent people just to intimidate Tories and other loyalists.

They did not blow up wagons with kegs of black powder at a marketplace killing all bystanders regardless of age, sex or political affiliation.

Morally bankrupt, cowardly Dickweed.


27 posted on 05/03/2007 3:54:07 AM PDT by rlmorel (Liberals: If the Truth would help them, they would use it.)
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To: james500

“His lack of European land warfare command and control experience, within a large, multi-national, high-level formation military and political framework was somewhat exposed in his Balkan posting. The contrast in the effectiveness of his appointment is generally accepted as being no better demonstrated with the performance of his successor within and without his headquarters in Bosnia, Lt Gen Rupert Smith”


28 posted on 05/03/2007 5:29:30 AM PDT by Garvin (Democrats dance on the caskets of dead soldiers!)
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To: Lurker
... And communist rule spreading over hundreds of million of people over the next 5 years, in Africa and central America as well as Asia, until Reagan stepped in to stop it.
29 posted on 05/03/2007 6:02:11 AM PDT by JasonC
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To: Garvin

I think you should know during his tour in the Balkans Gen.Rose stated his admiration for the KLA and hinted that the Yugoslavs were no better than the Germans in WW2.More recently he has expressed some sympathy for the Checnyens in their “struggle” against the Russians.
I just think people like him are naive;they immediately stick up for the underdog,regardless of whether the said underdog is right or wrong.


30 posted on 05/03/2007 7:19:15 AM PDT by jabbermog
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