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101st terror attack misleading say FOX
Fox

Posted on 03/22/2003 4:33:03 PM PST by Gamecock

6 Screaming Eagle Injured

Arab tanslators accounted for.

One soldier missing

A case of Fragging?


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 101stairborne; 101stattack; camppennsylvania; muslimsoldier; warlist
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1 posted on 03/22/2003 4:33:03 PM PST by Gamecock
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To: Gamecock
A case of Fragging? My words not from FOX
2 posted on 03/22/2003 4:33:37 PM PST by Gamecock (If you have to be one, BE A BIG RED ONE!)
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To: Gamecock
It happened to Niedermeyer.
3 posted on 03/22/2003 4:35:53 PM PST by Petronski (I'm not always cranky.)
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To: Gamecock
No, they have eyewitnesses of two translators using small arms fire.

One soldier is missing, what that means I don't know. What I hope is that he followed them and they are now dead.

4 posted on 03/22/2003 4:36:30 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: Gamecock
A case of Fragging? My words not from FOX

Why would you suspect fragging?

America's Fifth Column ... watch Steve Emerson/PBS documentary JIHAD! In America
Requires RealPlayer: Here

Who is Steve Emerson?

5 posted on 03/22/2003 4:36:36 PM PST by JCG
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To: Gamecock
Fox is indicating that it may indeed been a case of fragging.
6 posted on 03/22/2003 4:37:16 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Even if the government took all your earnings, you wouldn’t be, in its eyes, a slave.)
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To: jwalsh07
One soldier is missing, what that means I don't know

I would expect terrorists to try to kidnap our soldiers

7 posted on 03/22/2003 4:37:26 PM PST by xm177e2 (Stalinists, Maoists, Ba'athists, Pacifists: Why are they always on the same side?)
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To: Gamecock
Stewart Ramsey from 101st...Initial reports were 2 Kuwaiti translators...Translators accounted for...Soldier missing...Patrols looking for soldier, whether he is mising or AWOL...
8 posted on 03/22/2003 4:37:30 PM PST by ez (Advise and Consent = Debate and VOTE!!)
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To: Gamecock
enter john muhammad or tim mcveigh. some people are just stone cold evil!!
9 posted on 03/22/2003 4:38:02 PM PST by faithincowboys (Hate The French)
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To: xm177e2
What is fragging?
10 posted on 03/22/2003 4:38:44 PM PST by paul544 (Wow, it does work.)
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To: xm177e2
Did he say grenades are missing?
11 posted on 03/22/2003 4:38:45 PM PST by ez (Advise and Consent = Debate and VOTE!!)
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To: xm177e2
First of all, I'd want to know if he is an American soldier who is missing. If he's a Kuwaiti, it changes everything.

I'm not believing that an American soldier did this, no way, no how.

12 posted on 03/22/2003 4:39:51 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: Gamecock
I'll wager a bet.

Black Muslim US soldier was responsible.

$10 donation to FR.

Any takers?
13 posted on 03/22/2003 4:40:01 PM PST by MonroeDNA (Leave the monkeys alone.)
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To: paul544
Attempting to, or causing physical harm to another soldier, usually a superior
14 posted on 03/22/2003 4:40:03 PM PST by Gamecock (If you have to be one, BE A BIG RED ONE!)
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To: paul544
fragging = subordinate soldiers killing superior(s)
15 posted on 03/22/2003 4:40:04 PM PST by neuron2
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To: Blood of Tyrants
what does "fragging" mean
16 posted on 03/22/2003 4:40:16 PM PST by mamalujo (this space left intentionally blank-ha)
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To: ez
Yes, and the AWOL was 'guarding' them.
17 posted on 03/22/2003 4:40:28 PM PST by StriperSniper (Frogs are for gigging)
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To: Gamecock
Further, the missing soldier was guarding munitions, some of which are missing. Speculation is that he was killed and his body hidden and grenades stolen.
18 posted on 03/22/2003 4:40:29 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Even if the government took all your earnings, you wouldn’t be, in its eyes, a slave.)
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To: jwalsh07
The missing soldier's name is Mohammad...
19 posted on 03/22/2003 4:40:37 PM PST by ambrose
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To: ez
We need to really ramp up our production of Arabic speakers in the US. Sothat we do NOT need to depend on muslim "allies" for this service in the future.
20 posted on 03/22/2003 4:40:43 PM PST by Kozak
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To: Gamecock
One soldier missing

Is missing soldier a muslim?

21 posted on 03/22/2003 4:40:50 PM PST by Anticommie
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To: ez
Dear God,
Please let us find this soldier and have him returned to his camp.
22 posted on 03/22/2003 4:40:54 PM PST by MarMema
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To: Gamecock
Nevermind. I found the story.

Saturday, March 22, 2003

KUWAIT CITY  — A camp of the 101st Airborne Division in Kuwait was attacked early Sunday with grenades and small arms fire, wounding 10 people, including six seriously, U.S. military officials said.

"From our reports it appears that a terrorist penetrated Camp Pennsylvania, one or more terrorists threw two hand grenades into a tent," said George Heath, spokesman at Fort Campbell, Ky., home base of the 101st.

He said 10 people were wounded, six seriously.

The injured were rushed to a field hospital but military officials had no word on their conditions, Lt. Cmdr. Charles Owens said from Camp As Sayliyah in Qatar. Their names and nationalities were not released.

The attack, which included small arms fire, happened at a rear base camp of the 101st, near the Iraqi border, U.S. military officials said.

The military did not identify the unit of the 101st that was in the camp but said it had been in Kuwait for about one week.

Most of the division has entered southern Iraq.

Iraq has fired at least seven missiles over its southern border toward U.S. troops and Kuwait City since the start of the U.S.-led campaign to oust Saddam Hussein.

Sunday's attack was the fourth against Americans in Kuwait since October. Kuwait was the main launching point for the tens of thousands of ground forces who have entered Iraq.

The 101st Airborne is a rapid deployment group trained to go anywhere in the world within 36 hours. The roughly 22,000 members of the 101st were deployed Feb. 6. The last time the entire division was deployed was during the 1991 Persian Gulf War, which began after Iraq invaded neighboring Kuwait.

Most recently, it hunted suspected Taliban and Al Qaeda fighters in the mountains of Afghanistan.

Three Kuwaitis were arrested last month on suspicion of planning terrorist attacks on U.S. forces in the tiny, oil-rich emirate.

The men were described as Muslim extremists who followed the principles of Al Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden. The arrests followed several attacks against Americans in Kuwait.

On Jan. 21, Islamic extremists were blamed for killing a San Diego computer contractor and injuring another American close to Camp Doha, where U.S. forces are based.

A Kuwaiti policeman faces trial on charges of shooting and seriously wounding two U.S. soldiers on Nov. 21 after allegedly stopping their car on a highway.

In October, Muslim fundamentalists killed one U.S. Marine and injured another on a Kuwaiti island. Other Marines killed the gunmen, who were religious extremists.

FOXNews.com

America's Fifth Column ... watch Steve Emerson/PBS documentary JIHAD! In America
Requires RealPlayer: Here

Who is Steve Emerson?

23 posted on 03/22/2003 4:41:00 PM PST by JCG
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To: paul544
What is fragging?

A term used in Vietnam for enlisted men dropping a grenade in their CO's hootch.

24 posted on 03/22/2003 4:41:03 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: ez
But then, just a moment later, Shep Smith (unless he really didn't understand Steve's report) said that the Kuwaiti TRANSLATORS were suspected of being the attackers!?

This is not clear at all. Meanwhile, Vic Ratner on ABC claiming that there was an explosion in the sky---perhaps a Patriot, but no air raid sirens, although the guys on the ground were told to put their masks on!

25 posted on 03/22/2003 4:41:07 PM PST by LS
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</poor attempt at humor >
26 posted on 03/22/2003 4:41:11 PM PST by ambrose
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To: paul544
What is fragging?

Typically refers to enlisted personnel sending officers into the afterlife, usually by means of grenades.

27 posted on 03/22/2003 4:41:23 PM PST by Nick Danger (Liberty Weekend March 22-23 www.freeper.org)
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To: MonroeDNA
$10
28 posted on 03/22/2003 4:41:23 PM PST by mdittmar
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To: ambrose
The missing soldier's name is Mohammad

No kidding? This could get interesting...

29 posted on 03/22/2003 4:41:41 PM PST by MarMema
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To: mamalujo
Vietnam term for soldierts killing an unliked officer by throwing a fragmentation grenade into the officer's tent during a bombardment.
30 posted on 03/22/2003 4:41:49 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Even if the government took all your earnings, you wouldn’t be, in its eyes, a slave.)
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To: ambrose
The missing soldier's name is Mohammad...

American or Kuwaiti?

31 posted on 03/22/2003 4:41:50 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: mdittmar
That's one...
32 posted on 03/22/2003 4:42:05 PM PST by MonroeDNA (Leave the monkeys alone.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
question answered
33 posted on 03/22/2003 4:42:35 PM PST by mamalujo (this space left intentionally blank-ha)
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To: ez
See my post #18.
34 posted on 03/22/2003 4:43:29 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Even if the government took all your earnings, you wouldn’t be, in its eyes, a slave.)
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To: LS
just a moment later, Shep Smith (unless he really didn't understand Steve's report) said that the Kuwaiti TRANSLATORS were suspected of being the attackers!?

And this was seconds after the same Shep Smith told us that the translators were accounted for and that a soldier was missing. I interpreted this to mean that the "top headlines" segment had been taped some minutes earlier.

35 posted on 03/22/2003 4:43:48 PM PST by Nick Danger (Liberty Weekend March 22-23 www.freeper.org)
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To: ambrose
Is that true?
36 posted on 03/22/2003 4:44:25 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Even if the government took all your earnings, you wouldn’t be, in its eyes, a slave.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
if this is true what will happen to the soldier?
37 posted on 03/22/2003 4:45:10 PM PST by mamalujo (this space left intentionally blank-ha)
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To: ambrose
are you yanking my chain?
38 posted on 03/22/2003 4:46:21 PM PST by faithincowboys (Hate The French)
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To: mamalujo
It could result in execution.
39 posted on 03/22/2003 4:46:30 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Even if the government took all your earnings, you wouldn’t be, in its eyes, a slave.)
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To: Gamecock; *war_list; W.O.T.; 11th_VA; Libertarianize the GOP; Free the USA; knak; MadIvan; ...
OFFICIAL BUMP(TOPIC)LIST
40 posted on 03/22/2003 4:46:51 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Where is Saddam?)
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To: mamalujo
Also said this soldier was supposed to be guarding "supplies?" and that he and some of the supplies are missing. ruh roh
41 posted on 03/22/2003 4:47:35 PM PST by IamHD
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To: JCG
Just a morbid bit of speculation....
42 posted on 03/22/2003 4:49:55 PM PST by Gamecock (If you have to be one, BE A BIG RED ONE!)
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To: Nick Danger
"Fragging" evolved from "fragmentation grenade'...

Usually resulted in the demise of dumbass officers determined to get their entire command killed so they could get their next bar....


43 posted on 03/22/2003 4:50:43 PM PST by clilly54
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To: JCG
The military did not identify the unit of the 101st that was in the camp but said it had been in Kuwait for about one week.

Damn. A friend of mine just got deployed last week with the 101st over there. :-(

If anything happens, I was promised to be notified by my friends daughter. Since I have not recieved a phone call, I can only hope my friend was not caught up in this.

44 posted on 03/22/2003 4:51:11 PM PST by RadioAstronomer
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To: Nick Danger
I wonder if the rumor that Hussein is paying $15K for a dead soldier, $30K for a living soldier is true?

If so, it adds another twist to the missing soldier story, although I don't know he they would get him out of camp.

longjack
45 posted on 03/22/2003 4:52:06 PM PST by longjack
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To: LS
guys on the ground were told to put their masks on!

On ABC radio they reported that for Camp NY, not PA.

All reports seem quite foggy.

46 posted on 03/22/2003 5:02:13 PM PST by StriperSniper (Frogs are for gigging)
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To: mdittmar
You owe Jimrob $10.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/872608/posts
47 posted on 03/22/2003 5:10:26 PM PST by MonroeDNA (Leave the monkeys alone.)
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To: jwalsh07
I'm not believing that an American soldier did this, no way, no how.

There are about a quarter of a million allied troops in the region--in any group that large, there will be crazy people.

48 posted on 03/22/2003 5:11:23 PM PST by xm177e2 (Stalinists, Maoists, Ba'athists, Pacifists: Why are they always on the same side?)
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To: StriperSniper
whoever threw the frags also let the enemy know exactly where the officers were tented..frags tossed in ..officers ran out of tent right into enemy small arms fire...
that is called an ambush...and it took inside info from someone...

I was in Vietnam and saw a fragging attempt...the ususal suspects were involved...as they were in the majority of these cases against superiors...it go so bad that by July of 1970 all troops coming into the base camp on standowns had to turn in their weapons and all combat equipment and had them locked up in the company conex to be returned only in the event of being overun or a returning to the field...

I opted at that time to take my standowns out at the battalion aid station on our firebase rather than dealing with what was going on in the base camp...

Somethings never change..but it looks like they could get worse ...
Muslim Chaplins in the US Army?....brilliant! imo
49 posted on 03/22/2003 5:13:10 PM PST by joesnuffy
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To: Nick Danger
Not to be confused with fagging.
50 posted on 03/22/2003 5:16:39 PM PST by Consort
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