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Oceania Aussie troops in Iraq

Discussion in 'Oceania Discussion Boards' started by CCD, Mar 26, 2004.

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Aussie troops in Iraq

Poll closed Apr 25, 2004.
Home by Christmas (or some other arbitrary date) 9 vote(s) 50.0%
Stay and finish the job 9 vote(s) 50.0%
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  1. Aragorn2003 Jedi Master

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    Feb 13, 2003
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    There is only one ware here: A class war between opressed workers and imperialistic tyrants.

    AUATRALIAN AND IRAQI WORKERS UNITE!
  2. Ender Sai Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Feb 18, 2001
    star 10
    :eek: Comrade Aragorn is back...

    [face_mischief]

    E_S
  3. Protege-of-Thrawn Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Mar 14, 2001
    star 6
    OMG ender u said comrade u must be a commie.

    wat do they teach u in internationalism relationships these days.
  4. Ender Sai Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Feb 18, 2001
    star 10
    omg lol next u will say aragorn is teh sock!!11!1!one!!~

    [face_plain]

    E_S
  5. Protege-of-Thrawn Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Mar 14, 2001
    star 6
    [face_plain] There is no need for such behaviour.

    I'd expect more maturity from the likes of you. [face_plain] [face_plain]

    ~PoT
  6. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    Feb 18, 2001
    star 10
  7. Protege-of-Thrawn Manager Emeritus

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    Mar 14, 2001
    star 6
  8. HawkNC Former RSA: Oceania

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    Oct 23, 2001
    star 6
    This thread has actually become more intelligent.
  9. Ender Sai Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Feb 18, 2001
    star 10
    omg lol teh bitter ex-mod quik sum1 teel him this isnt Comms lol

    ;)

    E_S
  10. CCD Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Oct 1, 2002
    star 4
    omg lol next u will say aragorn is teh sock!!11!1!one!!~

    lol!

    Andrew Sullivan has an [link=http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,9321569%5E2703,00.html]excellent article[/link] in today's Australian. Go read it!
  11. Uruk-hai Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Oct 26, 2000
    star 5
    Australia would not be involved in an ongoing occupation of Iraq but would stay until the country was stabilised

    John Howard to radio 2GB this morning.

    That's an each way bet if ever I heard one. Why doesn't he just say we'll be there until GW says we can go home?
  12. MarvinTheMartian Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Mar 31, 2002
    star 5
    Australia already withfrew most of our troops there after most hostilities ended. The US asked for more of ours, but Howard said no.

    You were saying?
  13. Uruk-hai Jedi Youngling

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    Oct 26, 2000
    star 5
    I'm saying he has no plan to get us out of there.
  14. MarvinTheMartian Jedi Knight

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    Mar 31, 2002
    star 5
    Until someone develops a reliable method of propesising future events, no, I don't think he will be able to set a date.
  15. Uruk-hai Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Oct 26, 2000
    star 5
    What I've made plain is you could see a small variation in the existing force through the inclusion of an additional niche capability if I can put it that way, but we do not have a capacity to send large numbers and we don't intend to send large numbers of regular soldiers

    John Howard on radio 2GB, 27th April 2004.

    He is sending more troops.
  16. CCD Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Oct 1, 2002
    star 4
    That settles it then, he's the spawn of Satan.
  17. Uruk-hai Jedi Youngling

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    Oct 26, 2000
    star 5
  18. stinrab Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Jul 9, 1998
    star 5
    Yeah, he's considering sending 30 troops. Colour me impressed.
  19. MarvinTheMartian Jedi Knight

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    Mar 31, 2002
    star 5
    And aren't they like cops or somehting?
  20. stinrab Manager Emeritus

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    Jul 9, 1998
    star 5
    Correction: Evil cops
  21. Ender Sai Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Feb 18, 2001
    star 10
    Does anyone have any idea about what the ADF is actually doing in Iraq, or are you content to let ignorance mask your decisions? We don't have any frontline counter-insurgent units, we have people involved in reconstruction. Like teaching Iraqis how to operate an airport. Ooooh, look at us, pawns of George W Bush and Satan!!! [face_plain]

    If he's sending more people, chances are they're making a difference, and I'm guessing it'll most likely be to supplement the existing roles as they rotate their deployments. Whilst it probably breaks your little bleeding hearts to hear it, no ADF troops will be shooting Iraqi women and children or flying Old Glory above the nearest mosque.

    E_S
  22. MarvinTheMartian Jedi Knight

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    Mar 31, 2002
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  23. Uruk-hai Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Oct 26, 2000
    star 5
    Sure, the SAS were there to hand out flowers weren't they? The footage I've seen of Australian troops patrolling in armoured vehicles must be from some other war in some other place that looks just like Iraq.

  24. Ender Sai Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Feb 18, 2001
    star 10
    That's true that the Regiment (SASR) was used during the war to hit the harder targets deep within Iraqi territory, but that has everything to do with the 22SAS and SASR's complete skill as the premier fighting force in the world. If the SASR is doing anything in Iraq, they're wasted now, and since their CO and several troops were recently interviewed by [link=http://sixtyminutes.ninemsn.com.au/sixtyminutes/stories/2004_04_25/story_1089.asp]60 minutes[/link] I'd doubt that you really saw SASR.

    For starters, did they have the standard Australian rifle, the F88 Steyr?

    [image=http://www.defence.gov.au/army/7fdbty/images/equipment/f88.jpg]

    Or the Colt M4 Commando?

    [image=http://people.ucsc.edu/~ryanroth/m4.jpg]

    Whilst it's popular to throw around ideas and even the term "SAS", as PoT did when talking about defence, you have to understand fully what their role is. They're elite soldiers, so using them for basic security in Iraq is ridiculous, and if any of the UK's 22SAS remains, it'll be one Troop (probably Motor) because they have substantially more men at Hereford than our 80 blokes in the Regiment. I don't even know if the US 1SFOD-Delta is in Iraq either, but I'd imagine if any elite force, it'd be them.

    E_S
  25. Jansons_Funny_Twin Jedi Knight

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    Jul 31, 2002
    star 6
    Mmmm, M4...*drool*

    *swoon*




    b4k4^2
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