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WAR: Black Watch Fatalities

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JAK

posted on Nov, 6 2004 @ 11:43 AM
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www.reuters.co.uk...

    A group led by al Qaeda ally Abu Musab al-Zarqawi has claimed responsibility for a suicide car bombing which killed three British troops in Iraq.


It also seems that as time is passing the families of these soldiers feel able to be more forthcoming in giving their opinions.


www.guardian.co.uk...

    The younger brother of Private Paul Lowe, 19, a Black Watch soldier himself who only recently returned from Basra, said his "brother, comrade and friend" had died in a war over "oil and money" and demanded his regiment return home.


    Martin McArdle said he feared the situation would become another Vietnam and that the conflict was "George Bush's war". Of Mr Blair, he said: "I just hope he can live with himself."


The full Guardian report can be found here.

Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon has responded by saying that the families' anger was unjustified. I'm sure his sensitivity to the families' loss at this painful time is greatly comforting.

Jack




posted on Nov, 7 2004 @ 09:04 AM
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I know this is a few days old but I've been away and it's time to sahre my thought on this. I guess in my outher post about the black watch troops was right. In that putting our troops to help the Americans was right and that there was bound to be some fatalities. I saw the faces of the three that got killed on bbc news not one of them must have been over 23. To me they looked like 19 or just older its such a shame for this to happen and I send a prayer to them and their familys.



posted on Nov, 7 2004 @ 09:23 AM
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What is he supposed to say. "Sorry we dont recruit soldiers expecting they might get killed in a war? We were wrong, your absolutely right"

The man can empathise with them without having to roll over.



posted on Nov, 7 2004 @ 11:26 AM
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Britons hurt in suicide blast
November 8, 2004


TWO British soldiers have been seriously injured in a suicide car bomb attack in central Iraq.

The Ministry of Defence said the attack occurred near Camp Dogwood, the temporary base of the Black Watch regiment 48km southwest of Baghdad.

www.news.com.au...


JAK

posted on Nov, 8 2004 @ 01:11 PM
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BBC and Sky News are reporting that the MOD are investigating reports of "an incident" involving soldiers of the Black Watch at Camp Dogwood.

Nothing more is known as yet.


SkyNews
A spokesman said the incident happened within the battle group's area of operations but could not confirm whether there had been any casualties.


news.bbc.co.uk...

Jack


JAK

posted on Nov, 8 2004 @ 02:13 PM
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One Black Watch soldier has been killed and two more injured by what appears to have been a roadside bomb north of their base at Camp Dogwood

BBC News Link
Sky News Link

This is not the same incident as posted above by Sanctum, those soldiers were from the Royal Logistics Corps and the Royal Signals and are said to be stable after being flown from Iraq to Germany for treatment.

Jack


[edit on 8/11/04 by JAK]



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