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Five US soldiers killed in shooting at American base in Baghdad,
BBC ^ | May 11th 20091

Posted on 05/11/2009 7:24:51 AM PDT by Cardhu

LATEST:Five US soldiers killed in shooting at American base in Baghdad, US military says.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: campliberty; fallen; fragging; iraq; iraqwar; johnrussell; obamaliedpeopledied; obamasfault; obamawardead; shooting; suicide; traitor; treason

1 posted on 05/11/2009 7:24:51 AM PDT by Cardhu
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To: Cardhu

Wanna bet the killer was a muslime?


2 posted on 05/11/2009 7:31:10 AM PDT by MrLee (Sha'alu Shalom Yerushalyim!! God bless Eretz Israel.)
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To: Cardhu
I had just left Camp Liberty twenty minutes before that happened.

RIP, troops and prayers up for their loved ones.

3 posted on 05/11/2009 7:36:30 AM PDT by Allegra ( Never argue with an idiot. They bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.)
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To: MrLee

Wouldn’t be the first time. Recall Sgt. Akbar...


4 posted on 05/11/2009 7:37:46 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (If Liberals are so upset over torture, why did they mock John McCains stiff arms during the campaign)
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To: Cardhu; MrLee
U.S. service member kills 4 fellow troops in Iraq NBC: ‘Stressed out’ soldier kills self after attack at Baghdad’s Camp Liberty
5 posted on 05/11/2009 7:37:54 AM PDT by ravingnutter
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To: Cardhu

From CNN Breaking News Email: — U.S. soldier in Baghdad kills four fellow troops before killing himself, senior defense official tells CNN.


6 posted on 05/11/2009 7:38:18 AM PDT by PhiKapMom ( BOOMER SOONER! Mary Fallin for OK Governor in 2010! Proud Member of Party of NO socialism!)
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To: Cardhu

Sudden Jihad Syndrome?


7 posted on 05/11/2009 7:39:16 AM PDT by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: MrLee

Wrong - stressed out troop.

At least thats what other sources are saying right now.


8 posted on 05/11/2009 7:39:38 AM PDT by PeteB570 (NRA - Life member and Black Rifle owner)
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To: Cardhu
Direct BBC link:

US troops 'killed by colleague

9 posted on 05/11/2009 7:40:03 AM PDT by ravingnutter
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To: PeteB570

Sgt. Akbar claimed he was “stressed” when he threw a grenade into an officers’ tent.


10 posted on 05/11/2009 7:40:52 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (If Liberals are so upset over torture, why did they mock John McCains stiff arms during the campaign)
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To: Cardhu

Seems the death toll among US troops and Iraqi civilians are steadily rising after The Messiah’s decision to “cut and run” from Iraq. Who didn’t see this increasing violence coming? One incompetent, Marxist President and the millions of American voting idiots who placed him into office! And didn’t the violence in Iraq reach record low levels when GW Bush left office in January 2009? My, how one inexperienced President can so royally screw things up in so short a time!


11 posted on 05/11/2009 7:41:12 AM PDT by waterguard06
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To: Allegra
I had just left Camp Liberty twenty minutes before that happened.

What a shock it must have been for you to hear this.

12 posted on 05/11/2009 7:41:42 AM PDT by Cardhu (Be happy, today you will be the youngest you will ever be.)
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To: PeteB570

Ok, but odds were in my favor I think.....


13 posted on 05/11/2009 7:42:34 AM PDT by MrLee (Sha'alu Shalom Yerushalyim!! God bless Eretz Israel.)
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To: a fool in paradise
US soldier sentenced to death (The Australian 11/21/2006)

A GENERAL has affirmed the death sentence for a US Army sergeant convicted of murdering two fellow soldiers in a grenade attack in Kuwait at the outset of the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, the army said today.

Sergeant Hasan Akbar, 35, is the first US soldier to face the death penalty for killing another soldier since the end of the Vietnam War.


14 posted on 05/11/2009 7:42:57 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (If Liberals are so upset over torture, why did they mock John McCains stiff arms during the campaign)
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To: MrLee

We are still missing a LOT of details on this case.

Articles even say he killed 4 or 5 people (with others wounded). Since he killed himself, he may be among the 5 he killed. 4 didn’t deserve to die for his action.


15 posted on 05/11/2009 7:44:04 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (If Liberals are so upset over torture, why did they mock John McCains stiff arms during the campaign)
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To: Allegra

Dear God,I was just thinking of you.Prayers for all.Karen comes back in August.((((Hugs))))


16 posted on 05/11/2009 7:46:10 AM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: MrLee

True - but you still might be proved right since all the information on “Who” did it is not out yet.


17 posted on 05/11/2009 7:46:36 AM PDT by PeteB570 (NRA - Life member and Black Rifle owner)
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To: Cardhu
What a shock it must have been for you to hear this.

Very sobering and so sad.

Camp Liberty is where the big PX is, as well as the food court and a bunch of local shops. We go over there for that from time to time and there's usually a lot of laughing and cutting up with the troops who are relaxing in that food court/shopping area.

18 posted on 05/11/2009 7:46:48 AM PDT by Allegra ( Never argue with an idiot. They bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.)
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To: PeteB570

The soldier’s name is missing—again.


19 posted on 05/11/2009 8:11:03 AM PDT by Havisham
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To: Cardhu

Radio news just said the shooter was in custody, 5 dead.


20 posted on 05/11/2009 8:12:20 AM PDT by RabidBartender
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To: a fool in paradise

Iraqi military reports said he was a soldier also working as an imam at a mosque on the base.


21 posted on 05/11/2009 8:20:21 AM PDT by jslade
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To: Havisham
Iraqi military reports said he was a soldier also working as an imam at a mosque on the base.

mosselime!

22 posted on 05/11/2009 8:21:22 AM PDT by jslade
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To: jslade

do you have a link?


23 posted on 05/11/2009 8:21:51 AM PDT by boxerblues
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To: boxerblues

Yes, updated articles says he is in custody (not dead from suicide):

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8044229.stm

But it appears from the BBC article, that it may be a reference to a different muslim attacker:

Earlier this month, a man in an Iraqi army uniform shot dead two US soldiers and injured three others at a base near Mosul.

Iraqi military reports said he was a soldier also working as an imam at a mosque on the base.


24 posted on 05/11/2009 8:24:48 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (If Liberals are so upset over torture, why did they mock John McCains stiff arms during the campaign)
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To: a fool in paradise
Thanks..I believe they are referring to the earlier incident
25 posted on 05/11/2009 8:26:20 AM PDT by boxerblues
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To: Havisham

And it will be missing for a while.

The military really likes to notify the families before they hear the names on CNN.


26 posted on 05/11/2009 8:30:54 AM PDT by PeteB570 (NRA - Life member and Black Rifle owner)
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To: Cardhu; Allegra
Now up on the BBC site as: US troops 'killed by colleague' with "A US soldier has shot dead five of his colleagues at a base in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, the Pentagon says." as the subhead
27 posted on 05/11/2009 8:39:05 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (May God save America from its government; this is no time for Obamateurs. Emmanuel = Haldeman?)
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To: Allegra

Your guardian angel earned his/her pay this morning.


28 posted on 05/11/2009 9:52:44 AM PDT by Gator113 (Weak-coward-racist-white hating-lying-traitor= Surrender Monkey in Chief-B. Hussein Obama...)
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To: Cardhu

RIP.


29 posted on 05/11/2009 9:56:19 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Allegra

Any word on the branch of service? Next door neighbors have a son whose a Marine Major currently deployed.

Thanks


30 posted on 05/11/2009 10:10:25 AM PDT by Hatteras
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To: Hatteras
Any word on the branch of service? Next door neighbors have a son whose a Marine Major currently deployed.

I wish I could tell you, but I don't know. Nobody's saying anything yet; I'm sure they're notifying next of kin.

And for anyone who has loved ones at Liberty: The military sometimes disables the recreational internet connections and VOIP phone service in events like these in order to prevent someone from accidentally leaking information.

So, if you have loved ones in this area, don't despair if you aren't hearing from them. It is very likely due to a temporary comms restriction.

31 posted on 05/11/2009 10:42:36 AM PDT by Allegra ( Never argue with an idiot. They bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.)
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To: Allegra
I used to live right across the road at Camp Parker. I really despised that PX. It was always crowded.

BTW- Are you coming back anytime soon?

32 posted on 05/11/2009 11:18:32 AM PDT by Sarajevo (You jealous because the voices only talk to me.)
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It would be nice if Freepers would offer condolences for those lost instead of speculation.


33 posted on 05/11/2009 11:19:55 AM PDT by Sarajevo (You jealous because the voices only talk to me.)
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To: Sarajevo
I used to live right across the road at Camp Parker.

Wow. I lived at Parker from January '04 to June '04...before it was called Parker. But I was there when Dan Parker was on his way over there from RSO and ran afoul of an IED.

When were you there?

BTW- Are you coming back anytime soon?

I don't have any immediate plans to. I'm heading to England in August and will probably come home around Christmas.

One of these days, I'll come home for good.

One of these days.

34 posted on 05/11/2009 11:37:32 AM PDT by Allegra ( Never argue with an idiot. They bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.)
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To: Cardhu

How sad. Prayers to the families and friends for their loss.


35 posted on 05/11/2009 1:21:50 PM PDT by mojitojoe ( Idiots elected a Marxist ideologue with narcissistic personality disorder & America is dying.)
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To: Sarajevo
It would be nice if Freepers would offer condolences for those lost instead of speculation.

First, let me offer my condolences to the families of those soldiers. Don't be hating on the Freepers just because they react with anger instead of tears. The condolences are implied. We try to figure things out using our deductive reasoning, rather than filling pages with emotional expressions. The real issue is that we all know people or are related to people in some way who may be in the area, and worry for their safety in the FUTURE. Condolences are in the past.

36 posted on 05/11/2009 3:57:55 PM PDT by webheart
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To: Allegra
When were you there?

August '06- April '07 while I was working at the JMMT. I also did medical coverage at the Camp Parker Clinic. I took a position at Iskan (D17) in April '07 an demobed in March '08.

One of these days, I'll come home for good.

As much as I love the retired life here in Texas, the economy may force me into another contract. I've already started sending out resume's. Who know's, we may bump in to one another:) (I promise not to hide out at Al Iskandariya this time)

37 posted on 05/11/2009 4:57:24 PM PDT by Sarajevo (You jealous because the voices only talk to me.)
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To: webheart

At one time, not too long ago, Freepers offered their condolences freely at the beginning of such a thread. Times are changing.


38 posted on 05/11/2009 4:58:57 PM PDT by Sarajevo (You jealous because the voices only talk to me.)
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To: Allegra

I’m coming down there toward the end of June. I’d be happy to buy you some Popeye’s Chicken?


39 posted on 05/11/2009 5:10:13 PM PDT by PeteePie (Antique firearms - still deadly after all these years)
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To: PeteePie
I’m coming down there toward the end of June. I’d be happy to buy you some Popeye’s Chicken?

Or a caffe mocha from Cinnabon? :)

Give me a "heads up" when you're headed this way. I've met a few FReepers over here and it's always a pleasure.

40 posted on 05/11/2009 10:39:54 PM PDT by Allegra ( Never argue with an idiot. They bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.)
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To: Allegra

That I’ll do FRiend. Looking forward to it.


41 posted on 05/12/2009 7:36:30 PM PDT by PeteePie (Antique firearms - still deadly after all these years)
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