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We shoot them down like the morons they are
Sydney Morning Herald ^ | 4-7-03 | Lindsay Murdoch

Posted on 04/08/2003 6:41:21 PM PDT by antaresequity

'We shoot them down like the morons they are': US general

By Lindsay Murdoch Herald Correspondent south of Baghdad
April 9 2003, 11:05 AM

Hundreds of Muslim fighters, many of them non-Iraqis, were putting up a stronger fight for Baghdad than Iraq's Republican Guard or the regular army, a top United States military officer said yesterday.

"They stand, they fight, sometimes they run when we engage them," Brigadier-General John Kelly said.

"But often they run into our machine guns and we shoot them down like the morons they are."

General Kelly, assistant commander of the about 20,000-strong 1st Marine Division, said US intelligence indicated that there might be anywhere between 500 and 5000 of the fighters, whom he described as terrorists.

"They appear willing to die. We are trying our best to help them out in that endeavour," he said.

General Kelly said a captured Syrian fighter who had his leg blown off had refused medical help. "They are arrogant. They are determined," he said.

The fighters were armed with AK47 rifles and hand-held rockets, he said.

"We are finding them more dangerous than the conventional Iraqi units."

General Kelly said pockets of the Republican Guard and Iraq's regular army were engaging thousands of US marines who had entered Baghdad from the north-east after seizing control of bridges across the Tigris River.

The resistance was unco-ordinated, he said.

"There's no shifting of forces ... there are no reinforcements ... there is no cohesion to the whole thing."

Any rational military command would have surrendered by now, he said.

"There can be no escape."

General Kelly said marines were about to seize buildings and land in Baghdad that were of strategic importance.

"Once we take ground we tend not to give it up."


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: 2manydarwinwinners; bahgdad; darwinaward; iraq; iraqifreedom; marines; martyrsiniraq; morons; syria; terrorist; viceisclosing
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The gene pool gets cleaner every day courtesy of the United States Marines and these fanatical idiots
1 posted on 04/08/2003 6:41:21 PM PDT by antaresequity
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To: antaresequity
bttt
2 posted on 04/08/2003 6:44:48 PM PDT by antaresequity
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To: antaresequity
"But often they run into our machine guns and we shoot them down like the morons they are."

This may be the greatest quote I have seen yet from this war. This is MY kind of General!

4 posted on 04/08/2003 6:45:19 PM PDT by RANGERAIRBORNE
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To: antaresequity
Amen.
5 posted on 04/08/2003 6:46:27 PM PDT by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: antaresequity

6 posted on 04/08/2003 6:46:41 PM PDT by annyokie (provacative yet educational reading alert)
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To: antaresequity
Burp
7 posted on 04/08/2003 6:46:43 PM PDT by BunnySlippers
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To: antaresequity
"But often they run into our machine guns and we shoot them down like the morons they are."

They're just anxious to get their virgins. I got no problem with helping 'em along.

8 posted on 04/08/2003 6:47:48 PM PDT by Terriergal (Si vis pacem, para bellum....)
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To: annyokie
Anny, I've noticed you have some nice graphics. :)
9 posted on 04/08/2003 6:48:12 PM PDT by BunnySlippers
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To: RANGERAIRBORNE
PMPLMAO (pissing my pants laughing my a** off). Absolutely hilarious, but so true. We're aren't exactly going up against the A-team here.
10 posted on 04/08/2003 6:49:45 PM PDT by Free Vulcan
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To: antaresequity
While witnessing the awesome power of the US military, I was thinking "Well so much for 2nd amendment being able to help us now, if gov't goes rogue..." but a couple of quotes here give me hope.

"We are finding them more dangerous than the conventional Iraqi units."

"But often they run into our machine guns and we shoot them down like the morons they are."

I guess smart people still may have a fighting chance. hehehe

11 posted on 04/08/2003 6:49:51 PM PDT by Critter (Going back to sleep til the next revolution.)
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To: RANGERAIRBORNE
Marines aren't known for their diplomatic language skills...God love 'em.
12 posted on 04/08/2003 6:50:11 PM PDT by wimpycat ('Nemo me impune lacessit')
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To: RANGERAIRBORNE
This may be the greatest quote I have seen yet from this war. This is MY kind of General!

You've read/watched Patton? I just watched the DVD last night for the first time. Reminds me a bit of my Dad's way of thinking...(although he was a musician not a soldier... and not quite as bombastic as Patton seems to have been.)

Excellent movie... too bad Scott didn't actually learn to appreciate the man he played. I identified WAY too much with Patton. lol

13 posted on 04/08/2003 6:50:15 PM PDT by Terriergal (Si vis pacem, para bellum....)
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To: Eaker; habs4ever; Ditter; shaggy eel; general_re; dorben; Son of Rooster; Gun142; Tennessee_Bob; ...
PING for best quote of the day...
14 posted on 04/08/2003 6:51:27 PM PDT by Terriergal (Si vis pacem, para bellum....)
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To: antaresequity
"They appear willing to die. We are trying our best to help them out in that endeavour," he said.

Yeah terrorists, come to Iraq to kill Americans if you can. The more the better. I hope they all come!

15 posted on 04/08/2003 6:51:56 PM PDT by demlosers
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To: antaresequity
United States Marines -- Riding the World of insanity.

16 posted on 04/08/2003 6:51:59 PM PDT by oyez (I'm an old fool, but..)
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To: Terriergal
Yeah this compares to Ripley shooting all the Aliens in Alien3, just kill them, they won't surrender, they WANT to die, so be it.
17 posted on 04/08/2003 6:52:03 PM PDT by Daniel Ramsey
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To: antaresequity
LOL... you do have to admit somebody armed with a small arms rifle has to be pretty stupid to start plinking away at an armored division! definate Darwin Canditate Material.
18 posted on 04/08/2003 6:52:34 PM PDT by arly
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To: BunnySlippers
The more the merrier.
19 posted on 04/08/2003 6:52:52 PM PDT by allamericanguy
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To: antaresequity
'We shoot them down like the morons they are':

Oh, darn, I thought this was about the Oakland protesters.

20 posted on 04/08/2003 6:52:59 PM PDT by Anamensis
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To: Critter
"Well so much for 2nd amendment being able to help us now, if gov't goes rogue..."

Many in the military would defect. Its not exactly a bastion of leftism.

21 posted on 04/08/2003 6:53:23 PM PDT by AdamSelene235 (Like all the jolly good fellows, I drink my whiskey clear....)
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To: Critter
Fortunately I imagine most of the military would be on our side in that situation, especially if it is Clinton the Sequel.
22 posted on 04/08/2003 6:53:45 PM PDT by Free Vulcan
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To: Terriergal
Can you imagine these maniacs with a nuke in their hands? Dubya is right, preemption is the only rational course of action.
23 posted on 04/08/2003 6:53:59 PM PDT by JusPasenThru (Eliminate the ninnies and the twits...)
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To: antaresequity
"They appear willing to die. We are trying our best to help them out in that endeavour."

All I can expect from any man is that he try his best. ;D

24 posted on 04/08/2003 6:54:52 PM PDT by hellinahandcart
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To: Terriergal
BRING ON THE MARTYRS!!
25 posted on 04/08/2003 6:55:00 PM PDT by Nagilum
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To: BunnySlippers
Thank you! I love to share them
26 posted on 04/08/2003 6:55:11 PM PDT by annyokie (provacative yet educational reading alert)
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To: antaresequity
"The gene pool gets cleaner every day..."

A human algacidal, bactericidal BUMP.

27 posted on 04/08/2003 6:55:11 PM PDT by F16Fighter (Democrats -- The Party of Stalin and Chiraq)
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To: antaresequity
Well, that's one way to get rid of the terrorists. Just send them all to Iraq and let our guys get rid of them once and for all.
28 posted on 04/08/2003 6:55:41 PM PDT by McGavin999
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To: RANGERAIRBORNE
I agree with you on that one. And since you took the best line, I'll post the second best line:

"Any rational military command would have surrendered by now" he said.

Proving the point as to why we are at war - these people are nuts.
29 posted on 04/08/2003 6:56:21 PM PDT by HighWheeler
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To: JusPasenThru

Freeper JusPasenThrough hit the golden spike:

Can you imagine these maniacs with a nuke in their hands? Dubya is right, preemption is the only rational course of action.

30 posted on 04/08/2003 6:57:08 PM PDT by antaresequity
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To: antaresequity
I have a feeling the author wrote this with the idea that I would be horrified by this General's attitude.

The author is as mistaken as the moron's volunteering as bullet catchers.

31 posted on 04/08/2003 6:59:20 PM PDT by dead
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To: Anamensis
Oh, darn, I thought this was about the Oakland protesters.

You mean the Raiders fans? ;-`

33 posted on 04/08/2003 7:01:16 PM PDT by unspun (One Way.)
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To: antaresequity
For some reason, I'm reminded of the words of Gunnery Sergeant Hartman, the Senior Drill Instructor in "Full Metal Jacket":

God has a ____-on for Marines, because we keep Heaven full of fresh souls. He plays His games...We play ours."

34 posted on 04/08/2003 7:01:20 PM PDT by Gurn
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To: antaresequity
We should encourage Egypt to let them fight. It solves a problem for them of radicals, and it gives us one less place to hunt.

If they really want to die, we really shouldn't stand in their way.

35 posted on 04/08/2003 7:01:33 PM PDT by dogbyte12
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To: Terriergal
"But often they run into our machine guns and we shoot them down like the morons they are."

I have had the same reaction but keep calling them dumbasses. How futile and how stupid can some of these people be?

Why not build a better life for them and their children? Why not actually work hard every day for a better existence?

Complete moral depravity. This is beyond religion, beyond culture. These people are the personification of evil.

Sorry to say, but let's get as many of these monsters as we can before we prematurely end hostilities.

They do themselves and their nation harm beyond any measure. The only consolation is that we are meeting them on ground of our own choosing rather than on our own soil.




36 posted on 04/08/2003 7:01:54 PM PDT by Milwaukee_Guy (Having France in NATO, is like taking an accordion deer hunting.......)
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To: dead
I have a feeling the author wrote this with the idea that I would be horrified by this General's attitude

Yep...no doubt...I trolled this off the DUmb site...

The liberal media will lose huge trying to spin these vermin as victims...

37 posted on 04/08/2003 7:02:00 PM PDT by antaresequity
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To: dd5339
USMC PING
38 posted on 04/08/2003 7:02:05 PM PDT by cavtrooper21 ("..he's not heavy, sir. He's my brother...")
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To: antaresequity
I can't believe we tricked these morons into coming into Iraq and taking on our armed soldiers.

They were having so much more luck killing secretaries and old ladies on busses.

39 posted on 04/08/2003 7:02:51 PM PDT by dead
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To: RANGERAIRBORNE
Some of them seem "smart" enough to get us to almost simultaneously fire upon buildings inhabited by the press -- and we were the dupes those times.

Our officers need to get maps and mark them for our troops.
40 posted on 04/08/2003 7:03:58 PM PDT by unspun (One Way.)
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To: oyez
I just betcha that you intended to add and extra "d" to the word next following "Marines" in your post. Although after two weeks of "shooting them down like the morons they are", the Marines probably feel like they really have been riding a world full of morons.
41 posted on 04/08/2003 7:04:05 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: antaresequity
Darwin award, Islamist edition bump.
42 posted on 04/08/2003 7:04:17 PM PDT by steveegg (The French have removed 1 leg from the UN; it is now LN (League of Nations).)
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To: BunnySlippers
AWESOME pic!
43 posted on 04/08/2003 7:05:33 PM PDT by Nagilum
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To: unspun
Some of them seem "smart" enough to get us to almost simultaneously fire upon buildings inhabited by the press -- and we were the dupes those times.

Our soldiers sometimes err on the side of keeping themselves and their comrades alive.

The muslims do the opposite.

44 posted on 04/08/2003 7:05:40 PM PDT by dead
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To: HighWheeler; RANGERAIRBORNE; dead; CHIEF negotiator
"They appear willing to die. We are trying our best to help them out in that endeavour."

Damn! That sounds like something Chesty would have said!!

CHIEF, you're up there watching all of this.
Don't it make you proud, old son??


45 posted on 04/08/2003 7:07:48 PM PDT by TexasCowboy (COB1)
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To: dead
I love what Major Bob Bevelacqua said the other day. Something to the effect of let these guys get wound up, don't stop them from coming into Iraq, let all the nuts assemble and come charging into us so we can get rid of all the future problems right now.
46 posted on 04/08/2003 7:07:50 PM PDT by SirAllen
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To: RANGERAIRBORNE
"But often they run into our machine guns and we shoot them down like the morons they are."

This may be the greatest quote I have seen yet from this war. This is MY kind of General!
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Just wait until the PC crowd gets hold of this quote. They will demand his immediate resignation for not showing sufficient respect for the "heroic Iraqis defending their country against American Imperialism".
47 posted on 04/08/2003 7:08:04 PM PDT by FairOpinion
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To: arly
Yes, Suicide Bombers are passe -- these are the Suicide Plinkers!

Those virgins must be awful cute to bring on this level of suicide.

48 posted on 04/08/2003 7:08:06 PM PDT by expatpat
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To: AdamSelene235
We'd have a 'Turkey moment' if it came to that methinks.
49 posted on 04/08/2003 7:09:54 PM PDT by thoughtomator (I predict hysteria at the UN)
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To: expatpat
That's what I figure. Must be banking heavily on those virgins to refuse medical care for a blown off leg.

Rumsfeld said during Afghanistan that "we hope to accommodate them". I always liked that from Rummy.

Prairie
50 posted on 04/08/2003 7:11:28 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (My dad, a WW2 vet, always said "America's best and most loyal ally is..Britain". He was right.)
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