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A teenage girl waved at our troops... she was hanged within the hour
News of the World ^ | March 30, 2003 | Ian Kirby,

Posted on 03/29/2003 5:55:53 PM PST by MadIvan

GULF WAR II: Brit support grows for conflict + Officer reveals brutality


LT COL TIM COLLINS: Reveals his battle to lift Iraq's shadow of tyranny


TO THE RESCUE: US marine carries tot to safety after Iraqis fire on civilians


TO LOVING CARE: Forces doc cradles tot

A SMILING teenage girl who waved at patrolling British soldiers and accepted a big-hearted squaddie's gift of chocolate was HANGED by agents of Saddam.

The butchers of the dictator's corrupt Ba'ath party had spied on the Muslim youngster from an alleyway in Az Zubayr near Basra.

Battle-hardened troops of the 1st Batallion, The Royal Irish Regiment choked back tears when they later saw her limp beaten body swaying from a lamp-post in the ramshackle south Iraq town held by Allies.

And yesterday their grim-faced commander, Lt Colonel Tim Collins chewed on a cigar and confirmed:

"A teenage girl who waved at my troops was hanged within the hour.

"These daily outrages have made us more determined than ever to crush Saddam's evil regime. There's still much fear among the people we're meeting.

"Our mission is to assuage it, to fill the power vacuum left by the decapitation of the Ba'ath Party.

You have to understand that nobody under the age of 45 has ever known life without it. They have no concept or inkling of freedom—and that's a heavy weight on our shoulders.

" We came into this area hard and at no little risk. We've had great success in cutting off the Ba'ath Party here.

" Its chief who was Lord God On High in these parts is currently considering his options in a Prisoner of War cage.

" I'd reserved judgment on him—and then I found the knuckleduster in his drawer.

" One of the few good things I can say about the party is that they keep meticulous records.

" We established all the names of local members. We knew they were threatening people co-operating with us, so we paid some of them a visit overnight.

" It's not straightforward but it works. One man found a shot through his kitchen floor helped him remember where his weapon was hidden."

Belfast-born Lt Col Collins (pictured above) wears trendy Ray-Ban sunglasses and a kukri—the blade he is entitled to carry as a Gurkha commander. His troops are distributing food and medical supplies and restoring water and power while Ba'ath thugs terrorise the population.

The soldiers have seen the mass graves Saddam's henchmen dug for their countrymen murdered for co-operating with US troops during the last Gulf War in 1991.

This time round, in an unspeakable act of barbarism, children had their throats slit.

And yesterday families fleeing Basra were fired on by Iraqi troops. Compassionate US marines picked up children and took them to safety.

Royal Irish Regiment soldiers foiled a plot by the Ba'ath monsters to assassinate one of their comrades as ‘reprisal' for their liberation of the town.

Lt Col Collins, who gave a rousing speech to his men at the start of the war, stormed: "There will be no murders on my watch. We came into this area with excellent intelligence and have since made first-class local contacts. At the risk of their lives local people offered information to my patrols and it was spot-on. It saved the life of one of my men."

Lt Col Collins based himself in the Ba'ath party HQ as a psychological move.

On the front door, one of his men has defiantly scrawled: "Welcome to Free Iraq."


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; United Kingdom; War on Terror
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For those who might not remember who Lt. Col. Collins is:

Rimbaud meets Rambo on the eve of battle

Note to Saddam and his henchmen: all you are doing is making us more determined to destroy you.

Slaughter the Ba'athists like the pigs they are.

Regards, Ivna


1 posted on 03/29/2003 5:55:53 PM PST by MadIvan
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To: proust; swheats; starfish; maui_hawaii; JenB; SJackson; TigerLikesRooster; AZLadyhawke; ...
Bump!
2 posted on 03/29/2003 5:56:08 PM PST by MadIvan
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To: MadIvan
bastards

I was semi-anto war before it started, of course i supported the soldiers when they went to war.

But this hardens resolve not weakens it
3 posted on 03/29/2003 5:58:23 PM PST by may18
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To: MadIvan
Hey, I gotta LOVE that Belfast-born boy. You don't grow up in Belfast and NOT know how to deal with terrorist thugs.

BTW, the photographs of the troops with the children should be shown on the news media across the globe.

4 posted on 03/29/2003 6:00:05 PM PST by Happygal
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To: MadIvan
and then I found the knuckleduster in his drawer.

Ivan what is a knuckleduster?

5 posted on 03/29/2003 6:00:43 PM PST by Dog
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To: MadIvan
Slaughter the Ba'athists like the pigs they are.

After their deaths, they need to be buried in pig skin.

6 posted on 03/29/2003 6:00:48 PM PST by Young Rhino (France delenda est)
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To: MadIvan
A SMILING teenage girl who waved at patrolling British soldiers and accepted a big-hearted squaddie's gift of chocolate was HANGED by agents of Saddam.

I am sickened.

Those agents of evil must be hunted down and exterminated.

7 posted on 03/29/2003 6:01:14 PM PST by LibKill (MOAB, the greatest advance in Foreign Relations since the cat-o'-nine-tails!)
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To: MadIvan
I'd be very hesitant to go near any of those children and their parents for now. You might mark them for the shadow warriors. The locals will have long lists of people to arrest for war crimes when this is all said and done. May the offending parties rot in hell.
8 posted on 03/29/2003 6:01:33 PM PST by DoughtyOne
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To: MadIvan
Makes me sick!

She was hung in the name of Susan Sarandon, George Clooney, Mike Farell, David Ducovney, Ed Asner, Tim Robbins, Matt Dameon, ANSWER.

9 posted on 03/29/2003 6:01:43 PM PST by Kay Soze (France - "The country where the worms live above ground")
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To: MadIvan
These bastards and their ilk need to go down hard.

God rest the soul of that little girl, and give us the courage and commitment to bring swift and terrible retribution to her tormentors.

10 posted on 03/29/2003 6:01:48 PM PST by Jeff Head
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To: MadIvan; Incorrigible; dead; aculeus; general_re
" We established all the names of local members. We knew they were threatening people co-operating with us, so we paid some of them a visit overnight.

Looks like Lt. Col. Collins learned quite a bit growing up in Belfast ;-)

11 posted on 03/29/2003 6:02:31 PM PST by Happygal
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To: Dog
Brass knuckles, maybe with spikes, I think
12 posted on 03/29/2003 6:02:40 PM PST by xm177e2 (Stalinists, Maoists, Ba'athists, Pacifists: Why are they always on the same side?)
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To: Dog
Knuckleduster (English) = Brass Knuckles (American).

A tool for thugs.

13 posted on 03/29/2003 6:03:17 PM PST by LibKill (MOAB, the greatest advance in Foreign Relations since the cat-o'-nine-tails!)
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To: Dog
Ivan what is a knuckleduster?

Brass knuckles.

Regards, Ivan

14 posted on 03/29/2003 6:03:28 PM PST by MadIvan
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To: xm177e2; LibKill
Thanks...
15 posted on 03/29/2003 6:03:50 PM PST by Dog
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To: Dog; MadIvan
A knuckledusters is a ring, that spans four or five fingers. Used by street fighters. A dangerous enough weapon.

At least, that's what a 'knuckle duster' is over here.

16 posted on 03/29/2003 6:04:03 PM PST by Happygal
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To: MadIvan
bump
17 posted on 03/29/2003 6:04:13 PM PST by Dubya (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
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To: All
bump
18 posted on 03/29/2003 6:04:19 PM PST by Terp
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To: MadIvan
Those bastards who did that should be hunted down and shot! But these pictures speak words and should be shown all over the world! God Bless the British soldiers!
19 posted on 03/29/2003 6:04:29 PM PST by areafiftyone (God Bless George Bush and Tony Blair!)
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To: MadIvan
knuckleduster ?
20 posted on 03/29/2003 6:04:40 PM PST by jaz.357 (2 wrongs don't make a right,,,,but 3 lefts do!)
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To: MadIvan
I hate to put this in simplistic terms, but what else is there anymore?

This is a war of Good versus Evil.

21 posted on 03/29/2003 6:04:49 PM PST by Wormwood
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To: MadIvan
Oh Ivan, what a story....I've copied it and forwarded to my address book.

22 posted on 03/29/2003 6:05:49 PM PST by Bradís Gramma
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To: MadIvan
Ivan, I needed this article tonight more than ever. My husband said I was letting the news media get me down. My resolve is hardened again.

God Bless the coalition troops. Guide them and let them make wise decisions.
23 posted on 03/29/2003 6:07:06 PM PST by republicangel
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To: MadIvan
I think we should put this guy in charge of Iraq when we destroy Saddam.

The article makes an interesting point about the meticulous recordkeeping by the Baathists. In one of his rare good moments, Hans Blix mentioned that he was suspicious about the lack of good records documenting destruction of WMDs in a country that otherwise keeps excellent records.

24 posted on 03/29/2003 6:07:08 PM PST by kesg
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To: MadIvan
God Bless the Tommies! On to Victory!
25 posted on 03/29/2003 6:07:20 PM PST by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: Happygal; MadIvan
I agree, they should broadcast the images of the gallant troops helping the Iraqi kids. Nothing better to counter the propaganda coming out of Baghdad, not to mention al Jazeera.
26 posted on 03/29/2003 6:07:34 PM PST by Notforprophet (All rights reversed)
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To: Happygal; harpseal; Squantos
LOL! I had the same thought!
27 posted on 03/29/2003 6:08:10 PM PST by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: homeschool mama; SpookBrat; rintense
Here, please
28 posted on 03/29/2003 6:09:07 PM PST by Bradís Gramma
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To: MadIvan
its so hard to believe that humans are capable of these horrible acts of horror. It makes me so sick to my stomach to hear of these things happening to little children. I wish I was of an age to go over there and help get rid of the SOBS .I'd be there in a heart beat. But I know our troops will do the job and do it right. God bless them
29 posted on 03/29/2003 6:09:08 PM PST by Walnut
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To: kesg
I think we should put this guy in charge of Iraq when we destroy Saddam.

Damn right. Or at least Southern Iraq.

Payback is going to be a bitch.

30 posted on 03/29/2003 6:09:45 PM PST by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: Notforprophet; MadIvan
Give me TIM COLLINS over TIM ROBBINS any day of the week!
31 posted on 03/29/2003 6:09:55 PM PST by Happygal
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To: MadIvan
Couldn't tell from this article where this regiment of British troops are stationed. Do you know? Thanks ahead of time.
33 posted on 03/29/2003 6:11:37 PM PST by Proud2BAmerican
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To: Angelus Errare
War Crimes ping. I'm still shocked that anybody could be against this war. Guess either A) They never hear this stuff, or B) They just don't care cause they hate America and don't give a rip about the Iraqis.
34 posted on 03/29/2003 6:11:39 PM PST by Green Knight (Eomer is a Unilateralist!)
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To: MadIvan
The French, coward, b@stard pigs have this girl's blood on their hands as well. Chirac is a sick puke.

Weapons inspectors could have cruised Iraq for 5000 years and never have touched this evil, satanic regime. The irony is that Carter gets the Nobel Prize while Bush is called the Great Satan by the peacniks.

A_R

35 posted on 03/29/2003 6:12:02 PM PST by arkady_renko
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To: MadIvan
nobody from the Ba'ath Party should reach the prisoners camp alive.
36 posted on 03/29/2003 6:12:27 PM PST by green team 1999
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To: Proud2BAmerican
Outside Basra.

Regards, Ivan

37 posted on 03/29/2003 6:12:28 PM PST by MadIvan
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To: Happygal
WTF dont our media SHOW this

all i see on tv is some "expert" going on and on about how we are losing etc
and 3/4 of the time on bagdhad market
38 posted on 03/29/2003 6:12:45 PM PST by may18
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To: MadIvan
Somebody forward this to Martin Sheen...
39 posted on 03/29/2003 6:12:50 PM PST by SolutionsOnly
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To: Kay Soze
Makes me sick! She was hung in the name of Susan Sarandon, George Clooney, Mike Farell, David Ducovney, Ed Asner, Tim Robbins, Matt Dameon, ANSWER.

I agree 100%!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

40 posted on 03/29/2003 6:13:05 PM PST by geedee
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To: MadIvan
God has a special place for 'men' like these.
41 posted on 03/29/2003 6:14:30 PM PST by InvisibleChurch
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To: Kay Soze
Makes me sick! She was hung in the name of Susan Sarandon, George Clooney, Mike Farell, David Ducovney, Ed Asner, Tim Robbins, Matt Dameon, ANSWER.

I am so glad you said that. I am at the point of hating these bleeding heart liberals and especially REUTERS who has FAILED to report even one story fairly in my opinion.

42 posted on 03/29/2003 6:15:39 PM PST by LouisianaJoanof Arc
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To: MadIvan
From this article, it looks like we are setting up shop in the heart of Basra. Is that correct?
43 posted on 03/29/2003 6:16:34 PM PST by Don'tMessWithTexas
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To: MadIvan

44 posted on 03/29/2003 6:17:14 PM PST by arkady_renko
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To: MadIvan
I hope there is a bump list that is archiving all these stories of the atrocities of Saddam's regime. It will provide a lot of of information that will be needed when this over when the democrats start trying to spin the war to their political advantage.

May God's protection be on the innocents. It certainly was last night with missile strike on the mall. It must have been a real disappontment Saddam's thugs that there were no injuries.
45 posted on 03/29/2003 6:17:27 PM PST by sweetliberty ("To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it.")
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To: Don'tMessWithTexas
We just struck at the heart of Basra. The point is to drive out the remainder of Saddam's people, bit by bit.

Regards, Ivan

46 posted on 03/29/2003 6:17:44 PM PST by MadIvan
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To: Dog
Brass knuckles.
47 posted on 03/29/2003 6:18:28 PM PST by Darksheare (Nox aeternus en pax.)
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To: MadIvan; knighthawk; dennisw; SJackson
The blood of this young girl is on the hands of the Lefties that encourage Saddam and his thugs.
48 posted on 03/29/2003 6:20:03 PM PST by TopQuark
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To: Green Knight
Both. They haven't heard, and they wouldn't care even if they did.
49 posted on 03/29/2003 6:20:15 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: MadIvan
CUDOS!!! USA hats off to the Brits!!!!!
50 posted on 03/29/2003 6:20:29 PM PST by The_Dogs_Of_War
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