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Old 20 July 2010, 17:47
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I say send him back to the fight. Way too much tail and not enough teeth over here as it is. At least this dude is a killer. I would trade several hundred of the USAF dudes who dropped their rifles and ran from their posts (on video) when BAF was attacked a couple of months ago for 5-10 of these guys.
Hey look, free rifles.
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Old 20 July 2010, 17:57
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"Hey Gurka, bring me the head of a Taliban commander and you get to go home."
"Damn it... now everyone who wants to go home is going to be chopping heads off - look what you started!"...



Last trip, an Afghan soldier stepped on an IED and his legs were blown off... Unfortunately, the limbs were not recovered prior to exfil. For all their issue with muslims needing all of their body parts, the TB had no problem stringing them up and dangling them from the middle of town...
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Old 20 July 2010, 19:29
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For all their issue with muslims needing all of their body parts, the TB had no problem stringing them up and dangling them from the middle of town...
Bingo! Hypocracy is a way of life for the TB. They may be living in the stone-age but they are thinking in the modern day when it comes to playing against the west's insufferable attitude towards political correctness. It just staggers me that most idiots in the west dont realise that they are playing us for fools and we lap it up everytime!

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I personally think that the Commonwealth has actively encouraged a number of myths that have nothing to do with reality. This just another of them.
I'm inclined to agree with you here. Not taking anything away from the Ghurka Regiment at all as their tenacity and effectiveness in centuries of conflict is proven. However, I had Ghurkas from 2RGR embedded in my Battalion in the late 90's on two separate exchanges and prior to them arriving, we had heard all the horror stories about not provoking them etc etc. Once they arrived though, I found them to be extremely polite, respectful, restrained and in control even when drinking. In the jungle, they were as effective as their reputation suggested. Operationally in East Timor during the first deployment though, they were a little loose.
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Old 20 July 2010, 21:54
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The ex-Ghurkas I had work for me in Iraq were some of the best troops I ever had worked with. Good to go.

I wish I could have a couple dozen of them working for me now! Take them over any other TCNs any day!
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Old 20 July 2010, 23:35
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The US is not a signatory to Hague
We have actually signed many of the Hague Conventions, and even ratified some. The ICC is one we signed, but have not ratified.

http://www.hcch.net/index_en.php?act...details&sid=76

http://www.icrc.org/ihl.nsf/Pays?ReadForm&c=US
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Old 21 July 2010, 05:45
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Would NOT follow up on the atrocities that the TB inflict:

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[CENTER]Insurgents behead police in Afghanistan:

(AFP) 1 hour ago

KABUL Taliban-linked rebels beheaded six Afghan policemen after overrunning their checkpoint during clashes in northern Afghanistan, NATO said Wednesday.

The incident took place Tuesday in the province of Baghlan, a region where insurgents have gained strong footholds in recent years, NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said.

The military said police "successfully repelled" an insurgent attack on a school, clinic and the district governor's building in Dahanah-ye Ghori, killing several insurgents.

But added: "During the attack, insurgents overran a police checkpoint and killed the police officers by cutting off their heads."

ISAF condemned the "brutal" killings. Condemnation ain't doing the dead any good now is it?

Abdul Majeed, provincial governor confirmed that six Afghan policemen had been killed in their post but refused to give details.

Deaths among Afghan and foreign security forces have surged in recent months as NATO, US and Afghan troops roll out a counter-insurgency strategy designed to reverse the Taliban momentum and speed an end to a nearly nine-year war.
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Old 21 July 2010, 07:36
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There is a simple way to resolve the issue.

He is and has been recalled to England.


a. Here is company grade punishment. You have been fined 100 Euro's (or what ever is equivalent to $50).

b. You get two weeks R&R not counted as leave. Stay out of trouble.

c. At the end of leave.... You have received a lot of fan mail... it's in the bag. The two crates are 500 bobble-head dolls without the head... they're from a bunch Yanks.... Here is your promotion to PFC\LCpl, a little early. You are being returned to your unit in theater. Do not cut off any more heads of dead Tali's unless specifically directed to.
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Old 21 July 2010, 08:08
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Hadn't heard about the track stars. Did they all just say F it, that's what the security police are for? Damn, not there finest hour.
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Old 21 July 2010, 08:48
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There is a simple way to resolve the issue.

He is and has been recalled to England.


a. Here is company grade punishment. You have been fined 100 Euro's (or what ever is equivalent to $50).

b. You get two weeks R&R not counted as leave. Stay out of trouble.

c. At the end of leave.... You have received a lot of fan mail... it's in the bag. The two crates are 500 bobble-head dolls without the head... they're from a bunch Yanks.... Here is your promotion to PFC\LCpl, a little early. You are being returned to your unit in theater. Do not cut off any more heads of dead Tali's unless specifically directed to.
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Old 21 July 2010, 09:32
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Old 21 July 2010, 09:42
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Col. Walter E. Kurtz called-- he wants to know why you haven't read his report and why we aren't sending more men of action to the AO?
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Old 21 July 2010, 10:26
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We have actually signed many of the Hague Conventions, and even ratified some. The ICC is one we signed, but have not ratified.

http://www.hcch.net/index_en.php?act...details&sid=76

http://www.icrc.org/ihl.nsf/Pays?ReadForm&c=US
There are many Hague Conventions, but the conventions of 1899 and 1907 the US has not ratified. Being decent people we just happen to follow the Law of War.
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Old 22 July 2010, 11:54
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Any BN CDR's here on SOCNET? Figure an AAM would be good for this guy.
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Old 24 July 2010, 12:54
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I feel for the guy. Personally, he can chop the heads of as many Talib scumbags as he likes but, unfortunately, the shithole that was once Britain will make this poor fucker pay.
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Old 24 July 2010, 19:41
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Maybe we could bring him over to the US Army????

Hell he could work for me (or most any other Socnetter) any day.
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Old 24 July 2010, 20:47
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There are many Hague Conventions, but the conventions of 1899 and 1907 the US has not ratified. Being decent people we just happen to follow the Law of War.

According to the ICRC website they are both signed and ratified and both are listed in the State Departments Treaties in Force 2010.

http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/143863.pdf

Convention with respect to the laws and customs of war on land, with annex of regulations.
Signed at The Hague July 29, 1899.
Entered into force September 4, 1900; for the United States April 9, 1902.
32 Stat. 1803; TS 403; 1 Bevans 247.

Convention respecting the laws and customs of war on land, with annex of regulations.
Signed at The Hague October 18, 1907.
Entered into force January 26, 1910.
36 Stat. 2277; TS 539; 1 Bevans 631.

Convention relative to the opening of hostilities.
Signed at The Hague October 18, 1907.
Entered into force January 26, 1910.
36 Stat. 2259; TS 538; 1 Bevans 619.

Convention for the exemption of hospital ships,
in time of war, from the payment of all dues and taxes imposed for the benefit of the state.
Done at The Hague December 21, 1904.
Entered into force March 26, 1907.
35 Stat. 1854; TS 459; 1 Bevans 430.

Convention relative to the laying of automatic submarine contact mines.
Signed at The Hague October 18, 1907.
Entered into force January 26, 1910.
36 Stat. 2332; TS 541; 1 Bevans 669.

Declaration prohibiting the discharge of projectiles and explosives from balloons.
Signed at The Hague October 18, 1907.
Entered into force November 27, 1909.
36 Stat. 2439; TS 546; 1 Bevans 739.
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Old 26 July 2010, 11:28
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Maybe we could bring him over to the US Army????

Hell he could work for me (or most any other Socnetter) any day.
Hands off fella this guy is a pure legend and one of ours.
We just need to remind ourselves now and again how important their contribution and loyalty is to us in the UK.

Burma out
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Old 29 July 2010, 21:45
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I don't see what the problem is.

Didn't President Bush order that Bin Laden's head be brought back in a box? Knowing that didn't bother me then, and it doesn't bother me now.

It's a time honored method for confirming somebody's identity, in his case the highest ranking scumbag of Al Quaeda.

Give him a medal, send him on back.

I like the idea of headless Bobblehead dolls, too. Maybe they could have the doll holding his own head.
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Old 13 August 2010, 12:03
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Hadn't heard about the track stars. Did they all just say F it, that's what the security police are for? Damn, not there finest hour.
x2.

Damn is right...

Wonder what will happen to these bozos for bugging out?
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Old 13 August 2010, 12:42
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Considering that identification was to be done by DNA testing, does beheading really seem like the best way to take a sample?
And did the man already know they had DNA to test?

Or was he told to recover the body. (already dead...not murder).
He used expedient methods under fire. And did it within his own cultural sensabilities.

What about the offensive way that his cultural beliefs are now being treated?
Is he supposed to just carry that kukri for decoration?

Fuck that...more Ghurkas.

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